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Spotify gets $250M payday led by Silicon Valley investment firm

The investment led by Technology Crossover Ventures values the upstart streaming-music service at more than $4 billion, according to a report.

By Nov. 21, 2013


$100,000 payday for discoverer of Microsoft Windows bug

Microsoft pays cold hard cash to a British security researcher who uncovered a bug in a preview version of the operating system.

By Oct. 10, 2013


Nokia's Elop set for big payday thanks to Microsoft deal

Elop, seen as a potential successor to departing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, is set to get roughly $25.5 million in compensation following the close of the deal.

By Sep. 19, 2013


Twitter reportedly bags huge payday with 'milestone' ad deal

It's a big deal -- a really big deal, according to a published report -- and one which undergirds the pitch the social media giant has been making to advertisers.

By Apr. 22, 2013


Hackers grab customer data, demand cash from payday lender

AmeriCash Advance says it refuses to pay the $15,000 that hackers have demanded after stealing data.

By Jun. 19, 2012


Publishers gain ground on music-video payday

Music videos are making a comeback with help from Vevo and YouTube. Indie music publishers want their fair share.

By Jun. 19, 2012


Flashback makers missed out on their payday, Symantec says

According to the security firm, the makers of the Flashback malware made $14,000 from click fraud last month, but can't collect on it.

By May. 16, 2012


Instagram's instant billion-dollar payday

week in review Facebook makes its biggest acquisition to date, while the Justice Department files e-book price-fixing lawsuit against Apple. Also: a privacy-minded ISP.

By Apr. 13, 2012


Facebook's biggest winners look to rich payday

Here are some of the individuals and firms that stand to make the most from Facebook's IPO, from Accel to, of course, Zuckerberg.

By Feb. 2, 2012


Iger sees six-figure payday for joining Apple's board

Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger is getting a little over $100,000 for joining Apple's board. That includes his first year's retainer and restricted stock units, which vest in three months.

By Nov. 16, 2011