Report: Yahoo needs Microsoft more than it wants to admit

While CEO Marissa Mayer has been critical of Yahoo’s deal with Microsoft, it seems like the partnership may be more beneficial to the company than originally revealed. Bloomberg reported today that revenue from Microsoft’s search partnership with the Sunnyvale-based company made up 31 percent of Yahoo’s quarterly revenue, according to a new letter the company… Read More

Dan Rosen

Startup leaders not happy with securities administrator’s support of regulations that could ‘cripple’ startups

Seattle angel investor Dan Rosen has worked hard in recent months to shed light on the potentially damaging effects that proposed regulations in the JOBS Act could have on startups, pointing out how the new rules would have the unintended consequence of making it harder for companies to raise money and potentially “cripple” angel investing in the… Read More


SEC says Apple’s tax practices are not a problem

While Apple is still locked in a tussle over whether or not its e-book contracts violate the Sherman Antitrust Act, another government agency’s investigation has found the company to be in the clear on another front. In a letter addressed to Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer, spotted by AllThingsD, Kathleen Collins, the Accounting Branch Chief of… Read More


Hey, startups: Pretty soon you’ll be able to talk about your fundraising efforts

The world changes for startups on September 23. How? On that date, thanks to the JOBS Act, it will become legal for startups to “generally solicit” and “generally advertise” their securities offerings. Startups haven’t been able to actively promote their private fundraising efforts, well, since before we were all born. This is big deal. What do these… Read More


Shares of Zillow fall after SEC revenue inquiry

It is shaping up to be another rough day on Wall Street for Zillow, the Seattle online real estate company. Shares of Zillow dropped more than four percent — and were off as much as seven percent earlier today — after the Securities and Exchange Commission inquired about how the company reported revenue. Bloomberg reports that… Read More