Github cofounder Tom Preston-Werner delivered a rousing keynote speech on how the Internet is changing the way we work at our DevBeat conference.
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The goal is to provide high quality loans to people who banks typically decline, so they can avoid sinking into mountains of debt.
The company’s catchy tagline is that it’s “taking your smartphone to med school.”
Intel is making a big step into the education sector with its acquisition of Kno, a well-funded digital textbooks startup.
Editor’s Pick “The media paints IPOs that are go up as a huge success,” said David Liu, an investment banker with Jeffries who has helped take dozens of tech companies public. “I think that’s wrong, but it’s a fact of life.”
Twitter closed the bell on its first day of trading today, a dazzling initial public offering by all accounts.
A new Honolulu-based startup accelerator program, called Energy Exceletor, recently raised $30 million from the U.S. Navy.
This Silicon Valley-based couple have developed a new iPhone app, launching today, for women to get sized using what they call “virtual measuring tape.”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Airbnb is a global company with millions of customers, but it was a struggling startup just five years ago.
According to an internal memo, which was sent to Medicare employees on Friday, Trenkle is taking a job in the private sector.
New artificial-vision glasses can interpret nearby visual inputs, including letters, faces, objects, products, places, bus numbers, and traffic lights.
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“It’s great to see the next generation of entrepreneurs focus on the enterprise,” said Charles Beeler, cofounder of Icon Ventures. “Frankly, it’s a huge market opportunity.”
What’s in a name change? Garantia Data originally saw value in transforming into RedisDB but ditched the idea after complaints from a key figure in the Redis open-source community.
Leila Janah will assume the role of chief executive at Sama Group, running three nonprofits.
Hot on the heels of an iOS launch, JumpCam has released its collaborative video application in Google Play.
“We’re not building a new mobile CRM,” said Nichols in an email interview. “We’re turning your mobile inbox into a platform that will connect to lots of different systems over time.”
NeuroSky today secured an undisclosed sum from Softbank, a Japanese corporation, in a round that chief executive Stanley Yang describes as ”strategic.”
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“I certainly love the IT thing,” he told the Financial Times in a rare interview, published Friday. “But when we want to improve lives, you’ve got to deal with more basic things like child survival, child nutrition.”
Henri Lamiraux, Apple’s top Vice President of Engineering for the iOS iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, has left the company, according to a report from 9to5mac.com.
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This week, a District Court judge in California struck down a patent held by a San Diego-based diagnostics company called Sequenom. The judge ruled that a “natural phenomenon” could not be patented.
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Steve Henning, ServiceMesh’s chief marketing officer, said in a phone interview this afternoon that it’s “very difficult” for startups to win government contracts.
Guest Post The Valley wonder dust has settled, and looking back, I realize that it was actually quite distracting and limiting. In fact, I would argue now that it is the the worst place in the world to run your startup.
Editor’s Pick Github execs tell us that government IT projects should be open source by default, particularly in light of the technical issues with HealthCare.gov.
Regroup is one of a handful of fast-growing startups that are making it easier to chat with a therapist on a secure video line.
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“Big guns” from these tech companies have been dispatched for an urgent ‘fix it’ operation.
People who sign up for courses in a number of cities will be offered physical spaces to access the Internet, while learning alongside their peers.
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CSC just acquired cloud management startup ServiceMesh for an unspecified sum, although sources tell me it was approximately $325 million.
San Mateo-based Aggregate Knowledge helps Facebook convince marketers that their campaigns are effective.
The protracted regulatory battle faced by Uber, and its competitors Lyft and Sidecar, is the stuff of good television.
Editor’s Pick You may find it hard to believe that the leader of the free world has much time for video games. But the President’s senior advisor, Mark DeLoura, says Barack Obama has taken a personal interest.
“What’s cooler: music or computer programming?” I asked Will.i.am, one of the founding members of the iconic hip hop band Black Eyed Peas. “Coding,” he replied instantly. “By about 10 times. A trillion times.”
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