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Booting Up: Layoffs Expected to Slam Aol’s Patch Today

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Former OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter is bouncing back. He’s reportedly partnering with Hollywood super agent Ari Emanuel to create a mobile entertainment startup. [Business Insider]

Layoffs are expected to hit Aol’s Patch unit today. [AllThingsD]

Square’s spacious new San Francisco headquarters supposedly has the city’s largest roof deck. [Wired]

Sony received the greenlight to stream Viacom channels on its new Internet TV service. [New York Times]

Birchbox’s ecommerce sales are on track to triple this year and it has no plans to raise additional funding. [TechCrunch]

Venture Capitalism

Signpost, the Startup That Promises to Drive Customers to Small Businesses, Raises $3.75 M. From Spark Capital

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Say you’re a small business trying to figure out whether a deal with Groupon or ad on Yelp will bring customers to your door. That already-tricky marketing decision gets more complicated when you factor in fragmentation among daily deals sites and all the other publishers that could potentially host your ad. If you wanted, however, Read More