silver lake partners

SoFi confirms $500 million in new funding as it pushes beyond lending

Online finance startup SoFi got its start refinancing student loans but gradually has been adding other services to members. To expand into new regions and move closer to becoming a full-service finan

Microsoft launches Skype Lite Android app for India and other emerging markets

Microsoft has retooled Skype, the messaging service synonymous with business users, for people living in emerging markets. Today, at its Future Decoded event in India, Microsoft took the wraps off S

Microsoft acquires AI scheduling bot Genee for Office 365 smarts

Microsoft announced today that it acquired Genee, an AI-powered scheduling assistant bot that specializes in planning meetings for large groups or when organizers don’t have direct access to the

The Case for Silver Lake Not Being Evil Incarnate

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-318027" title="Niccolo Machiavelli by Cristofano dell'Altissimo Uffizi" src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/niccolo-machiavelli-by-cr

China's Focus Media Sells Internet Division Allyes To Silver Lake For $124 Million

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/allyes.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://ir.focusmedia.cn/phoenix.zhtml?c=190067&p=irol-homeprofile">Focus Media</a>, one of China's

Confirmed: Skype Founders Settle With eBay And Others, Get 14% Stake In Skype, Not 10%

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/ebay-skype3-215x71.jpg" width="215" height="71" /><a href="http://ebay.com">eBay</a> has just announced that it has reached a settlement with