stories by Dylan Tweney
Ray Lane is not a general partner in KP15, but don't count him out
Sponsored Post Conventional wisdom says that massive diversification in the smartphone industry is a disaster for developers. How can even large development houses support three massively different mobile platforms…
Guest Post The e-commerce industry has broadened in scope in recent years. Originally confined to transaction activity between large financial institutions, e-commerce then expanded in the 1970s and 1980s to include what was termed “EDI” (Electronic Data Interchange) between large companies who could afford the dedicated computing power and related IT department.
Sponsored Post Five years ago, you probably didn’t anticipate that a smartphone would be the primary device used to help customers and employees stay connected with your company. Did you imagine that your employees would be using…
Lenovo showed off its latest Android tablet, the IdeaPad S2109, in a teaser video today.
Instagram chief executive Kevin Systrom just netted $400 million for selling his two-year-old startup to Facebook for $1 billion. That’s according to a report by Wired, which cites sources indicating that Systrom holds 40 percent of the company he founded.
Apple has been rightly criticized for the labor conditions in the factories that make its iPhones, iPads and Macs. Apple has vowed to fix those problems. But other manufacturers have done far less.
Editor's Pick Octopus ice sculpture: Awesome. But if you see it at a startup party, panic.
The mobile industry is at an exciting stage: There are enough smartphone customers that there’s a huge field of opportunity for device makers, carriers, and app makers, but the market is still fragmented enough that no one company dominates. In this kind of frothy market, the risks are high, but the potential payoffs are huge, too.
Editor's Pick More than 6,000 hopefuls from around the world entered Facebook’s programming challenge, the Hacker Cup, in January. Three months later, just 25 finalists went head-to-head in a three-hour battle for supremacy today at Facebook’s new Menlo Park campus.
Venture capital industry interest and investment in smart grid startups has been up and down over the past five years, ranging from a peak of nearly $316 million in 2009 to around $100 million or less in 2011 (as of the end of September). There’s reason to be optimistic about the future growth of the sector, however. Powerful fundamental factors — the shift to cleaner, renewable energy sources and market deregulation among them — continue to support growth, as do smart grid proponents and technology providers.
Guest Post Money is on the Greek mind. With the country deep in debt and the possibility of the government defaulting on it, that’s understandable. It might also be the reason the country’s entrepreneurs are building globally-focused startups that have figured out revenue generation up front.
You might notice a sudden surge of inexplicable tweets from the digerati over the next few days, as the hippest kids in hipsterdom descend upon Austin, Texas for the annual nerd-fest known as South by Southwest, SXSW, or just “South-By” if you’re really cool.
Stephen Wolfram, the genius behind the seminal math software Mathematica, the ambitious book A New Kind of Science, and the quirky search engine Wolfram Alpha, has been collecting data on his life for a long time.
The Korean entrepreneurs behind Between have a charming idea: Let couples create one-on-one social networks for purely private sharing.
Guest Post President Barack Obama reportedly asked Steve Jobs what it would take to bring iPhone manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. to which Jobs replied, “Those jobs aren’t coming back.”
Last year’s big fashion trend was the color block, and this year’s tech trend follows suit: It’s the square.