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TC Roundup: Facebook is secretly working on a new professional website

Facebook is secretly working on a new professional website: Facebook is preparing a new office version of its social networking site to compete with other sites like LinkedIn, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

"Facebook is secretly working on a new website called 'Facebook at Work'" that would allow users to "chat with colleagues, connect with professional contacts and collaborate over documents", it said. (Business Insider)

Rocket Internet to launch another 10 start-ups in 2015: Rocket Internet (RKET.DE), the global e-commerce investor, said it expected to launch at least another 10 start-ups in 2015 as it reported strong growth from its existing stable of companies and improving margins.

Rocket Internet, whose shares have had a bumpy ride since their debut last month in Europe's largest tech listing since 2000, said its most successful companies saw average growth in gross merchandise volume of 104 percent in the first half of 2014. (Reuters)

Facebook, Microsoft, Apple make year-end lobbying push to curb NSA spying: Trade groups representing Facebook Inc. (FB), Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Apple Inc. (AAPL) are pushing the Senate to pass legislation limiting National Security Agency spying before the Republican majority takes control of the chamber. (Bloomberg)

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