Motley Fool: Where Will Visa Be in 5 Years?

If you have a Visa (NYSE:V) debit or credit card, your transactions are made on the world’s largest payment network. A payment network acts as the technological backbone between you (the consumer) and a merchant’s bank. Visa’s VisaNet platform authorizes,…

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TechCrunch: WPP sells 60% of market research giant Kantar to Bain, valuing Kantar at $4B

Some M&A is afoot in the world of market research and analysis: WPP today announced that it would sell 60% of Kantar — the firm that provides stats and insights on how consumers buy and think of products in services…

TechCrunch: FireEye snags security effectiveness testing startup Verodin for $250M

When FireEye reported its earnings last month, the outlook was a little light, so the security vendor decided to be proactive and make a big purchase. Today, the company announced it has acquired Verodin for $250 million. The deal closed…

TechCrunch: The savage genius of SoftBank funding competitors

Venture capitalists aren’t supposed to make their portfolio companies battle to the death. There’s a long-standing but unofficial rule that investors shouldn’t fund multiple competitors in the same space. Conflicts of interest could arise, information about one startup’s strategy could…

TechCrunch: CFIUS Cometh: What this Obscure Agency Does and Why It Matters to Your Fund or Startup

How the government plans to fight foreign investment in tech companies and venture capital Evan J. Zimmerman 7 hours Evan J. Zimmerman Contributor Evan J. Zimmerman is an entrepreneur, investor, and writer. He is the Chairman of Jovono and Chairman…