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2011-07-01 06:00:00

NEW YORK, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the public markets warm up to venture-backed companies, corporate acquirers are pulling back. In the second quarter of 2011, 109 venture-backed companies achieved liquidity, netting $11.2 billion, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. That represents a 13% decrease in exits and 26% increase in capital raised from the second quarter of 2010. "Deal-making is in a limbo - unstable global markets and sky rocketing IPO valuations are giving both...

2011-06-30 12:15:00

NEW YORK, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following two months of steady pace, the Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator dropped to 44, down from 46.6 in May and April. U.S. news coverage in June was mostly negative, with the focus on U.S. government debt concerns and the new regulation of the financial industry. "Although debt and regulation concerns were looming, the underlying news about the state of the U.S. economy remained supportive during the month, suggesting the recovery...

2011-06-27 11:48:00

NEW YORK, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Venture capitalists, corporate executives and entrepreneurs will convene at the Dow Jones FASTech conference (http://fastech.dowjones.com) to forecast where technology is headed, analyze the challenges technology companies face, and review the most investment-worthy start-ups as deemed by VentureWire editors and an advisory board of leading venture capitalists. The conference will take place Nov. 8-9 at the Sofitel in Redwood City, Calif. The...

2011-06-15 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Private equity fund-raising is recovering after a long period of decline, but competition for limited partners' capital remains intense. At the Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Limited Partners Summit (http://lpsummit.dowjones.com/), over 50 LPs will gather to explain their views on the state of fund-raising, reveal their investment strategies and offer essential advice on what private equity firms can do to win their backing. The conference will be...

2011-06-10 00:00:30

Seacoast Media Group launches a local deals site on June 6th with a sell out deal day one. Portsmouth, NH (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 The first group-buy deal from Limelight Deals launched on Tuesday, June 7, at midnight, while most Seacoast, NH and Maine area residents were sleeping. Those who signed up got their deal alert at 7 a.m. and by 7 p.m., all 500 coupons for Moe's Italian Sandwiches, which could be bought for just a buck, were sold out. And that made Moe's owner Cheryl Pagano very...

2011-05-31 12:15:00

NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The depiction of the economy in U.S. newspapers continued to be more negative than positive in May, lengthening a long-term trend held since November 2007. In May, the Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator hit 46.6, unchanged since April and more than 3 points away from the positive side of the 100-point scale. "The story from the ESI is the same: press perceptions of the economy remain steady at an unspectacular level," said Dow Jones Newswires...

2011-05-02 12:15:00

NEW YORK, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator in April landed slightly higher than the February figure, wiping out the large decline seen in March. The ESI hit 46.6 last month, up from 43.2 in March and just above the 46.5 tracked in February. "The rebound suggests the March number was a blip, probably caused by the after-effects of Japan's earthquake and Tsunami," said Dow Jones Newswires "Money Talks" columnist Alen Mattich. The ESI is determined by...

2011-04-21 06:00:00

NEW YORK, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Investors put $6.4 billion into 661 deals for U.S.-based venture companies during the first quarter of 2011, a 35% increase in investment and 5% increase in deals from the same period last year, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. The median amount raised for a round of financing during the first quarter was $5 million, up from the $4.4 million median a year earlier but on par with the 2009 median. "Large deals for capital-intense industries --...

2011-04-17 00:00:36

SouthCoast Media Group has launched its first iPad app, showcasing the high-caliber, award-winning photography of The Standard-Times. New Bedford, Ma (Vocus/PRWEB) April 16, 2011 SouthCoast Media Group has launched its first iPad app, showcasing the high-caliber, award-winning photography of The Standard-Times. SouthCoastToday.com/PIX features a daily gallery of a dozen to two dozen photos, showing a panorama of life on SouthCoast. Users of the iPad app can save photos to their device for...

2011-04-07 00:00:28

The race is on to save planet earth! That's why Southern Oregon Media Group have decided to bring you eGreen, an email newsletter highlighting local and national environmental happenings and ideas to help you transform your life and your environment. Medford, OR (Vocus/PRWEB) April 06, 2011 The race is on to save planet earth! That's why Southern Oregon Media Group have decided to bring you eGreen, an email newsletter highlighting local and national environmental happenings and ideas to...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.