BeSmart.net, a Russian platform for posting and viewing paid educational and informative content, will receive a total of $4 million over the next three years from Hong Kong-based investment fund Education Matrix.
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The new promotional video for GoldieBlox, a maker of toys for girls, is an amazing, inspiring chain reaction.
CenturyLink, which lays claim to being the third-largest telecommunications provider in the U.S., has scooped up enterprise cloud services provider Tier 3.
Mobile devices are approaching half the traffic coming to restaurant websites — a sign that small businesses need to get smart about mobile website design.
Left out of the secret negotiations for this global pact is an important question: How might this agreement affect startups, which generate a huge amount of economic value worldwide?
What happens when you put a bunch of soldering irons, electronic components, and simulated car dashboards in front of a bunch of software hackers?
Urban Airship has a new set of tools for delivering images to mobile app users “38 to 58 percent faster than traditional methods through proprietary, mobile-optimized content delivery techniques.”
The chief operating officer of Pivotal Labs, Edward Hieatt, has some pithy advice for development teams — and a new metric to go along with it.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will deliver a keynote at the 2014 International CES.
Guest Post How best to solve the problems with HealthCare.gov? Let’s create a Hunger Games-style competition where startups have to compete to build a working site.
Flipboard recently gave readers the ability to curate their own magazines. Now the company is embracing e-commerce by enabling people to create catalogs.
Heads up! A sixteen-foot-long, one-ton satellite is falling out of the sky — and it’s set to hit Earth by 7:30 p.m. Eastern time tonight.
Thanks to a screwup by Target, André Weingarten got an Xbox One on Friday — a full two weeks before it’s set to start shipping.
Wary of trusting everything to Google? With the open-source arkOS server, you’ll be able to host your own cloud files — and your own website, your own email server, and your own chat server — in the privacy of your own home.
A Sony engineer gives a step-by-step video teardown of the upcoming PlayStation 4, giving us a close-up look at the components inside.
Apple is reportedly working on two extra-large iPhones that will have curved screens, and is also working on touch screens that can register different levels of pressure.
After this week’s excitement dies down, a more sober crowd will start to look at Twitter’s fundamentals. And they aren’t good.
Appboy has raised a $7.6 million series A round to support its “mobile relationship management” system and expand it into new industries, including gaming and social networking.
A few weeks back at the opening of a Tesla Motors service center in Munich, Elon Musk told a room full of fans and journalists that Tesla would offer a special tuning package for high-speed Model S driving.
Beijing’s Cafe Bar 2nd Place has become the first bar in China to accept payment in Bitcoin.
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It’s critical that founders determine key relationships before they get started — both with each other and with other consultants and advisors that may assist them — so it’s clear what everyone expects from each other and who gets what rights.
The corridor of Tesla Supercharger DC fast-charging stations along Interstate 5 from San Diego, California, to Vancouver, Canada, is now complete.
Guest Post While most of us thought the “social enterprise” was played out, there’s a good reason to think this movement is just getting off the ground.
Women are now the primary purchasers of electronics for their families, and that’s something brand advertisers have yet to exploit.
Khosla Ventures VC Andrew Chung started his entrepreneurial career at age 5, working the cash register in his parents’ restaurant. In this interview, he talks about how that experience — and his brush with fame as a singer — shaped his business philosophy.
Apple announced a stellar lineup of new products today, and we got our hands on them for a few brief, precious moments this morning. Here are our photos.
We’re covering Apple’s latest product announcements live from San Francisco, through rapid updates and a liveblog. Here’s the latest!
Intuitive Motion, the maker of an electric skateboard you control by leaning forward and back, is making a version of its skateboard that looks an awful lot like the hoverboard Marty McFly rode in Back to the Future.
Guest Post While mobile messaging apps have skyrocketed over the past few years, we’re still waiting to see a dominant leader emerge in the space, as Facebook did with social networking.
It’s a sad fact of life in Silicon Valley that the people who work the hardest are paid the least — and, for the most part, are completely invisible.
Kii, a provider of tools for mobile developers, has raised an additional round of investment, bringing its total raise to $7.3 million to date.
Minted, a website that sells stationery, has pulled in a whopping $41 million Series C investment from Technology Crossover Ventures, Allen & Company, and Benchmark Capital.
While South Korea has an incredibly advanced broadband infrastructure and a thriving startup ecosystem, regulatory issues make it difficult for some Internet companies to work there.
Seeking Alpha, a financial news site, has managed to carve out a lucrative niche — and is paying its crowdsourced contributors handsomely for their content.
Refresh, a mobile app for iOS that promises to create an “instant dossier” on anyone you meet, just secured a $10 million Series A round.
New technology from Ford’s European researchers could one day help you avoid collisions — or squeeze into a tight parking space — with the help of radar, ultrasound, and a digital camera.
If you’re one of the many digital packrats who rely on Evernote to save the detritus of your life in one place, you’ll be happy to know that the company is taking steps to save your data from hackers.
TellApart, a company that helps businesses make the most of their customer data, announced today that it had completed the acquisition of AdStack, a provider of email marketing software.
MetaLab, an interface design company that also produces a few products, has just unveiled a major new redesign of its collaboration app, Flow.