Links 2/12: Jet.com gets $590 million valuation before selling anything; LinkedIn cracks down further on API access
Jet.com secures a $600M valuation — before it’s even launched a site (VentureBeat)
Founded by the Wharton grad who founded Quidsi (Diapers.com), which was bought by Amazon. Penn-related MentorTech Ventures has a (small) stake in Jet.com, as it did in Quidsi.
Amazon challenger Jet is worth $590 million... sort of (Fortune)
Billionaire John Malone buys big stake in Lionsgate; Starz may benefit (LA Times)
Gulfstream a Memory, Apotheker Hauls His Bag to Tech Startups (Bloomberg)
hybris takes charge of front-facing SAP assets – launches marketing tool to fill gaps (Diginomica)
Marketo, Sprinklr Partner with Hybris on Marketing Solution (CRM Magazine)
Dropbox Replaces Insider CFO With Former Motorola Executive (Re/code)
Dropbox' new CFO was CFO at Adelphia, the Pennsylvania-based cable company, after it imploded due to an accounting scandal. Comcast later picked up part of it.
LinkedIn takes aim at developers with plans to lock down most of its APIs (The Next Web)
To save on IT outsourcing, Minneapolis takes over help desk
Make Enterprise Software People Actually Love
(Harvard Business Review)