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Guest Post Nine patent filings reveal some of the ways in which telecommunications and computing companies might facilitate law-enforcement eavesdropping.
Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, announced today that it would be acquiring Inkiru, a small startup that uses data analysis to improve e-commerce.
A $50 million investment into Anki, which debuted at Apple’s developer conference today, leads the day’s funding news.
An investment of $4.5 million will help Scripted.com grow its marketplace for freelance writers and the companies who need the marketing content they can produce.
ResearchGate, a social network for scientists, has scored a sweet $35 million third round of funding led by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tenaya Capital.
Launch founder Jason Calacanis will be starting a fund aimed at investing in 5-10 startups per year, all of which will come out of the events he produces.
Qualcomm’s newest quad-core chip will also include built-in support for 3G and 4G wireless data.
Despite having said harsh words about Windows 8, Acer is giving it the old college try by releasing an 8-inch tablet based on Microsoft’s tablet operating system.
After years of going overseas, American companies are starting to make things in the U.S. again. At the same time, many citizens are getting their hands dirty with DIY projects. This could be the start of something beautiful.
The new 49ers stadium the stadium will be loaded to the uppermost seats with a vast quantity of electronics and networking gear provided by Sony, enabling fans to have a fully immersive digital experience while watching the game.
Atheer Labs is developing a head-mounted 3D display that can help you layer a virtual world on top of the real one.
Just a few weeks after announcing its music subscription service, Google will be bringing it to iOS.
Editor’s Pick In remarks at D11 today, Musk came across as a visionary leader who, unlike his peers, actually knows what the hell he’s doing and isn’t afraid to say what he thinks.
By next year, you’ll be able to drive a Tesla Model S from Los Angeles to New York, recharging at Tesla Motors’ “Supercharger” stations all the way.
Motorola’s chief executive Dennis Woodside confirmed that the company’s next phone will be called the “Moto X” today — and added that it will be manufactured in the U.S.
Although it doesn’t now make any money, Pinterest is experimenting with plans to monetize its service — though it is wary of commodifying people’s passions, founder Ben Silbermann says.
IAC chairman Barry Diller has expansive plans for his Internet TV service, Aereo — including, eventually, original programming.
Editor’s Pick Serial entrepreneur and “PayPal mafia” member Max Levchin’s new pregnancy app is a promising application of big data to real-world problems.
While others might see tech companies as competing with the media, Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo doesn’t see things that way.
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg covered a wide range of topics in a talk today, from women in business to Facebook’s growing mobile revenues.
He might be the calm, steady hand that Apple needs right now. But with Apple stock down 36 percent from its peak, he’s not what Wall Street wants. Here’s what he should do.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook made a pitch for tax reform. Simplify the code, and make it easier to bring overseas profits home, and companies like Apple will bring job-generating revenues back to the U.S.
Lisa Jackson, the former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will be joining Apple, the company’s chief executive Tim Cook announced today.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is not at all worried about Android’s increasing market share — or so he says.
D11 is just getting started, and we’ve got the schedule of speakers — plus photos of all the swag you’d be getting if you were here.
For women, attending conferences and seeking out mentors is an incredibly important networking tool — and one that not enough women in tech understand.
Health care is a completely dysfunctional market where the buyers have little access to price or quality information about the products they’re buying. Fortunately, the data we need is out there — if we can just get to it.
Just days after landing on Facebook’s campus, the founder of Parse says there will be no changes to his business — and that means Facebook is increasingly a multiplatform development tool.
Beyond Lucid and Liviam took prizes in HealthBeat’s innovation competition, which aims to identify the most promising new startups in the health care technology space.
The Affordable Care Act, aka health care reform, aka Obamacare, is spurring a massive creation of new business opportunities, according to the HHS chief technical officer, Bryan Sivak.
HasOffers, a Seattle-based provider of mobile advertising-tracking services, has raised a $9.4 million Series A led by Accel Partners.
Aetna plans to launch an app to help motivate you to exercise, track your fitness and nutrition, and keep an eye on your medical data.
AirStrip has an ambitious goal: To cut through the incompatibilities clogging up the free flow of medical information between doctors and nurses.
Before health care providers can handle “big data,” they first need to learn how to deal with small data.
Editor’s Pick BioLite makes a pair of stoves that burn twigs to cook your dinner — and charge your phone at the same time. It’s using sales of a backpacking stove sold in the U.S. to help fund development of a (hopefully) world-changing stove for people in the rest of the world.
There are dozens of companies selling 3D printers and printer supplies now, a sign that the market for home-based object printing is about to take off. Here’s a gallery of some of the contenders.
At Maker Faire Bay Area, a “startup pavilion” highlights 20 new maker-focused startups. But big companies like Autodesk, General Electric, and even Google are getting into the DIY game too.
If you can’t get a Thiel Fellowship for your big startup idea, consider learning a trade instead.
Yahoo’s board has reportedly approved a $1.1 billion, all-cash offer to acquire Tumblr, a rapidly-growing and very popular microblogging server.