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High School Students Being Recruited By Silicon Valley Firms
2014-07-09 09:55:14

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Basketball Association (NBA) has come under heat in recent years for scouting players at the high school level and as a result the league has imposed age rules on drafting players. Now Silicon Valley tech giants are the ones that are eyeing a very different type of high school talent. On Tuesday Bloomberg reported that Facebook is just one of several tech companies rolling out the red carpet in an effort to recruit summer...

2013-12-16 23:22:15

Nanotronics Imaging Scales Production with 7M backing from Founders Fund. Peter Thiel joins Nanotronics Imaging Board of Directors. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 Nanotronics Imaging, a leading developer of optical inspection tools for the semiconductor industry, announces it has completed a $7M Series B financing round from Founders Fund, a San Francisco-based technology investment firm that has backed companies including Palantir, SpaceX, Facebook, ZocDoc and The Climate...

2013-11-21 23:31:55

Deal management platform CapLinked announces investments from FF Angel, 500 Startups, and Subtraction Capital. The company’s next-generation software speeds up complex business transactions such as mergers and asset sales. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 CapLinked (https://caplinked.com), the cloud-based platform that makes business transactions simple and secure, announced today that it had closed investments from Subtraction Capital, FF Angel, 500 Startups, and other...

Sheryl Sandberg Joins Facebook Board Of Directors
2012-06-27 10:46:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Social networking giant Facebook has appointed Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg to its Board of Directors, making her the first woman to serve as a director of the company, stifling recent criticism that the company did not have a woman on its board, according to the New York Times. Chief Executive Officer and company founder, Mark Zuckerberg, in a statement marking the addition of Sandberg, said: “Sheryl has been my partner in running...

Microsoft Confirms $1.2 Billion Yammer Acquisition
2012-06-26 08:56:44

Microsoft confirmed recent rumors on Monday when it officially announced it would acquire San Francisco-based enterprise social-networking startup Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash. The software giant said Yammer would join its Office Division, led by Kurt DelBene. The division also includes SharePoint and Skype. "The acquisition of Yammer underscores our commitment to deliver technology that businesses need and people love," said Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer. "Yammer adds a...

Facebook Increases IPO, Again
2012-05-16 12:18:40

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Facebook increased the size of their IPO this morning by nearly 25%. Their initial public offering is already expected to set records, most notably the largest IPO of any internet company, even larger than Google´s. This news comes in the wake of yesterday's announcement that they were losing not only advertisers, but the trust of their users as well. The eight-year-old company will also be adding about 84 million shares to its IPO, putting the total...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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