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What Box’s IPO means for the company and its competitors

Cloud file-sharing company Box, one of the original cloud software startups, will enjoy a great deal of press attention and a financial booster shot this week when it goes public. But the significance of the spectacle will ripple well beyond company headquarters in Los Altos, Calif.

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These are the next 5 digital health IPOs (plus one)

The healthcare system in the U.S. is a slow-moving, slow-changing beast, but it’s also riddled with inefficient parts that beg for data-driven reinvention. That’s created huge opportunities for startups — and some of them are already seeing the payoff.

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Chinese digital marketing company AdSame raises $30M, plans U.S. IPO

Chinese intelligent digital marketing service AdSame announced today that it has secured a new round of $30 million funding led by Pacific Venture Partners and Dream Capital Group, and followed by existing investors of Matrix Partners and Vertex Ventures etc. The company added that it plans to launch an initial public offering in the U.S. market in 2015.

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The 10 largest tech IPOs of 2012

Facebook may have been the IPO that people everywhere anticipated and then lamented, but 2012 was largely defined by a series of stellar public debuts by enterprise software markers.

When did it become sexy to not make money?

High-profile IPOs continue to lose money, month after month — but they still seem somehow “sexier” than cloud companies that actually make a profit. What’s up with that?

Silicon Valley needs to rethink its fascination with IPOs

When it comes to the IPO, both the Valley’s entrepreneurs and our government leaders are misguided. The IPO isn’t a profit superhighway, with on-ramps and exits for entrepreneurs thirsty for a quick profit. Rather, an IPO is like a marriage.