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2011-03-09 07:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Offermatic (www.offermatic.com), the free online service that automatically saves people money on everyday purchases, has secured $4.5 million in a Series A investment led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. A group of leading Silicon Valley investors including SV Angel Investor Ron Conway, former AdMob CEO Omar Hamoui, and early executives from Facebook and Mint.com, participated in the round of funding. Hamoui, a seasoned...

2010-10-26 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UCSF has launched an innovative fundraising campaign that leverages social media to raise awareness of and dollars for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. The UCSF Challenge for the Children, a collaboration with the online fundraising platform Causes.com, kicks off today (Oct. 26, 2010) as part of the groundbreaking festivities for the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, site of the future children's hospital as well as women's and cancer...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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