1. IPO Watch

Spotify has a job listing for a U.S. financial-reporting specialist. The move suggests that the Swedish startup is eyeing a public offering, signaling its possible emergence as one of the winners in the hotly contested music-streaming space.--Reuters 

2. Wired Cities

Move over, Google Fiber. Utah-based businesses will soon get access to an ultra-fast fiber-optic network, thanks to a deal brokered by the Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency and Australia's Macquarie Capital.--GigaOm 

3. Social Media Week

From the future of retail to the content-marketing revolution, this year’s New York Social Media Week is spotlighting some of the hottest leading-edge digital strategies. If you can't make it in person, you can catch some of it live-streamed, but you'll miss out on the beer-pong tournament.--Inc.

4. Food Is Hot

A number of high-profile tech investors, including Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang and Google vice president Jessica Powell, contributed to a $23 million funding round for Hampton Creek Food, a company that produces egg alternatives. It's yet another sign that food startups are hot.--Re/code

5. Acquihire Me

Startups are reaching out to potential corporate partners in a surge resulting from the relative paucity of late-stage funding. Other factors include the 2013 stock-market rise, making for more "zesty" valuations and interest in buying growth.  --WSJ

6. RIP Richard N. Cabela

Richard N. Cabela, co-founder of the innovative outdoor-gear retailer Cabela's Inc. has passed away at age 77. The family business grew from a three-page mimeographed catalog in 1961 to a sprawling empire of online sales and storefronts with educational and entertainment complexes showcasing massive indoor acquariums and museum-quality animal displays. --BloombergBusinessweek