Guest Post If you think that participating in crowdfunding simply means investing in smaller companies that launch games and devices on Kickstarter, think again. With crowdfunding volumes reaching $2.7 billion in 2012, it has emerged as a viable, scalable alternative to public and private finance across the globe.
If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now. It's just Ron Conway.
"I am not an unfair person," Apple CEO Tim Cook told lawmakers yesterday. "Apple is not an unfair company."
Behance (and Thumb Labs) represent Adobe's best attempt to be social and give designers and developers more and better tools for showcasing their work.
Happy Cloud plans to expand its games-on-demand service for PC, console, and Android developers.
It is indeed an honor when a year-old startup with two or three million dollars in annualized revenue scores a $100 million investment. An unusual honor, as well. But there's method behind the madness.
Elastic cloud infrastructure startup Cloudscaling has raised $10 million in its second round of funding so it can keep growing at a quick clip and innovating its cloud technology.
Swivl is a sort of Roomba for Facetime. It swivels (hence the name) to track a speaker and capture video without the need for a dedicated cameraman. It's especially useful in modern, video-enabled classrooms for online education.
I believe the expression is, "Nailed it."
The head of the Irish agency designed to promote foreign investment in the country strongly denied that Ireland is a tax haven. But when questioned by Ireland's RTE News, he could not deny that Apple has paid an effective tax rate of just two percent, much as Senator Carl Levin said yesterday in hearings on Capitol Hill.
We saw huge deal volume today on the Peninsula; the numbers these companies posted were pretty sickening, too. No tea, no shade, but if the New York/Austin/L.A./Boulder scenes want to keep up, they. Bettah. Werk.
How much would you donate to charity to have a private pitch meeting with your favorite venture capitalist?
Popular social petition service Change.org has raised $15 million in new funding -- cash that will help it further build up the "world's largest petition platform."
Leading corporate performance management (CPM) company Adaptive Planning has raised a massive $45 million in its fourth and final round of funding with a goal to further dominate the CPM space.
Web security firm AVG has already demonstrated its dedication to user privacy by adding Do Not Track to its software. Now it's doubling down on that by buying privacy firm PrivacyChoice.
ConsultingMD offers patients the opportunity to consult a leading medical expert for a second opinion -- and receive a detailed response in about 48 hours.
HasOffers, a Seattle-based provider of mobile advertising-tracking services, has raised a $9.4 million Series A led by Accel Partners.
Partners at Sequoia, Norwest Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers discuss health industry trends and what they look for in potential investments.
Seems like every hopped-up investor and his mom threw money at some startup or other -- but don't worry, we had our police scanner set to "stun" and caught all the action for you.
Sensopia raises $1.2 million in funding to improve reality augmenting app MagicPlan and released a development kit to make it embeddable in other applications.