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    Monday, November 26, 2012
    Lattice Engines Takes $20M
    San Mateo-based Lattice Engines, which develops big data analytics software, said Monday that it has raised $20M in a Series C funding. The round was led by New Enterprise Associates, and also included Sequoia Capital. The firm, led by Shashi Upadhyay, said the funding will go towards accelerating growth. The firm's software uses big data to predict buyer intent.

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    HotPads Acquired By Zillow
    San Francisco-based HotPads, an online mapping site focused on real estate rentals, has been acquired by real estate listings site Zillow. Zillow said it would pay $16M in cash for HotPads. HotPads employees 19, and will remain in San Francisco. Zillow said the acquisition will help it increase the number of leads it sends to landlords, and will help it expand the size of its rental audience. HotPads was led b (More info...)

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    Cyan Plans IPO, Says Report
    A recently published report says that Petaluma-based Cyan is planning an IPO next year, and has hired Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan as bankers on the deal. The report, from Dow Jones, said the IPO is planned for 2013. Cyan is backed by Azure Capital Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, and others, and develops optical networking equipment.

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    Report: SolarCity Plans IPO Before End Of Year
    San Mateo-based SolarCity hopes to hit the public markets before the end of the year, according to reports. The reports say that SolarCity plans to go public before the end of the year, after delays caused by Hurricane Sandy. SolarCity has been filed for an IPO since October, and plans to list as SCTY on the NASDAQ Global Market.

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    Nanosys Raises $15M
    Palo Alto-based Nanosys, a developer of advanced materials used in liquid crystal displays, said today that it has raised $15M in a sixth round of fudning. Source of the funding was not disclosed. The firm said the round will go towards expanding its quantum dot manufacturing capabilities; the firm's materials are used in liquid crystal displays (LCDs), which the company said "vastly improves" color performance and efficiency in those LCDs. Nanosys is (More info...)

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    Google Hit By Phony Acquisition Release
    No, Mountain View-based Google has not acquired wireless hotspot provider ICOA, despite what an apparently fake press release says. The release--put out on PRWeb--claimed that ICOA had been acquired for $400M by Google. That release--despite still being posted on PRWeb--was false, according to statements from both ICOA and Google. ICOA is publicly traded on the over-the-counter market.

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