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Towards a VC code of conduct

The venture business is a complex one – and the relationships between VCs and entrepreneurs are sometimes fraught with tension.

Lemon backs up your entire wallet on your smartphone

In the past, losing your wallet was a nightmare. The fear that someone would go on a spending spree with your money often caused frantic calls to banks and credit card companies to cancel the cards in your lost wallet. Digital receipt startup Lemon seeks to do away with the drama with its mobile app that backs up everything in your wallet, receipts and all. The company announced Tuesday it raised a $8 million funding round.

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Timeline: A chronology of the life of Zynga

Zynga is expected to go public any day now. The social game maker could raise more than $1 billion at a valuation of $8.9 billion as it seeks to spread its social games to all platforms where gamers congregate.

Akimbo, failed video distribution company, tries again, raises $8M

Akimbo, the San Mateo, Calif. company that tried to offer video over a set-top box, but gave up in May last year because no one was buying the box, has launched again with a different management team, $8 million in fresh funding and a different strategy.