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Funding Daily: In a flash

Flash storage just keeps on luring venture capital. The latest beneficiary: all-flash storage company SolidFire. Read on for details on the newest funding round for SolidFire as well as other freshly capitalized companies.

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Funding Daily: Face the music

In case you didn’t hear today, Steve Ballmer is no longer sitting on the board of Microsoft, the tech giant where he was chief executive for 14 years. Basketball calls, apparently. At least on the outside, the departure doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the direction of the company since his tenure ended.