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23andMe joins MyHeritage to trace your family tree using DNA

23andMe, the biotech company company that sells personal DNA kits consumers can use at home, has joined forces with the Israel-based ancestry research company MyHeritage to enable people to discover their heritage based on genetics testing and documented family history. The two companies will combine Read More →

Lending Club chooses NYSE for IPO

Lending Club, the world's biggest website for matching borrowers who need small loans with investors, will make its public market debut on the New York Stock Exchange -- the same exchange where many of the banks the startup is vying to disrupt also Read More →

Thync raises $13 million to alter your state of mind

A new Internet-connected wearable that claims to shift your state of mind — make you perky during the 3 p.m. daily droop or serene during a bout of anxiety — announced Wednesday it has raised $13 million from investors, a Read More →

Calithera Biosciences is 1st Bay Area IPO to follow Alibaba

The first Bay Area IPO to follow Alibaba's record-breaking Wall Street debut began trading with mixed success Thursday morning. Calithera Biosciences, a South San Francisco clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, priced its 8 million shares below the target range of $13 to Read More →

Reddit community braces for change after site raises $50 million

Social news site Reddit has raised $50 million from celebrities such as rapper Snoop Dogg and actor and musician Jared Leto, raising concerns among the loyal Reddit community that changes may be ahead for the popular website. Also joining in Read More →

Oracle, Cisco step up cloud battle

As the cloud wars heat up, legacy companies Oracle and Cisco are challenging startups that have been steadily luring companies away from clunky old software and onto cloud programs. The announcement this week of new cloud platforms and investments from these Read More →
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