Robert Kahn, Vinton Cerf, Louis Pouzin, Tim Berners Lee and Marc Andreesseen win the inaugural Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
Rocket Internet chief Oliver Samwer, his brother Marc, and former Delivery Hero co-CEO Fabian Siegel are teaming up to start Global Founders Capital: a new €150 million ($194 million) fund for high-potential Internet businesses.
The Bitcoin exchange has recovered from bankruptcy and is ready for a relaunch.
Guest Post Here are six ways I’ve learned to stay happy along the journey of working for a startup.
Guest Post With all the buzz these days about how sexy and cool the enterprise has become, there is a segment of business customers that startups are overlooking: small businesses.
“We want to make it possible for a lot more people to create apps,” Jimu founder Linkton Ye told me yesterday via Skype. “Everyone should be able to play with the software that surrounds us.”
Oh my god, Becky, look at her dog.
Produced in Association with UKTI Swarmly founder Marco De Nichilo has built an app that lets you find out where the hot parties are — simply by seeing where people are, in real time.
Christie Street is already making easier for inventors to fund their ideas — now it wants to help inventors patent them.
Guest Post After winning a competition, I had the chance to fly down to South Africa and spend three days with my idol, Richard Branson. Here’s what I learned.
“Our enemy is the resume,” Lewis said. “We want candidates to show their true colors … which you can’t do in a black and white resume.”
The third and final wave of provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) will become effective on March 16, 2013, completing the overhaul of United States patent law that began with enactment of the AIA on September 16, 2011. Do you know what’s changing?
The ideal candidate would have a secure understanding of cloud, social, and mobile technologies as they affect the consumer and enterprise.
The new Silicon Valley handshake is a four-step digitally-enhanced process.
Here are the winners for days 3 and 4 of our South by Southwest contest. Watch their 30-second pitch videos and vote on your favorites by March 15.
So why start yet another T-shirt website? Apparently, to make T-shirt buying a social event, or even a cause.
Guest Post Let me start with a simple statement: B players will not become A players.
A landmark bill has been proposed in the Senate to force California’s universities to give credit for online classes.
Apparently, it’s not easy starting a brand new car manufacturing company.
HealthBeat 2013 is vintage VentureBeat, with a twist. …
Google’s ramping up mobile monetization today with a new sponsored search result ad type, a product listing ad. It also reduces the mobile search presence of the showroomer’s biggest ally: Amazon.com.
The firm has stolen Cyndi Reseburg away from The Hatch Agency and Graham Hancock from Revision3 for marketing and video total domination.
Sponsored Post The first of four winners in our new Concept to Reality Contest is eziCONEX.
HootSuite announced a significant hire this morning: former Yammer vice president of marketing Dee Anna McPherson.
Produced in Association with UKTI A score of UK-based companies showed off their stuff at SXSW in Austin this year. We’ve got rapid-fire interviews with more than a dozen of them right here, so you can get their pitches in less than 90 seconds apiece.
“We’re seeing a billion pageviews per month,” CEO Gil Dudkiewicz told me on the phone this afternoon.
To make it easier for roommates or colleagues at a small company to order items for a shared kitchen, Instacart has launched a new feature called “Shop with Friends.”
Guest Post Saving someone’s feelings? You might not be doing her any favors in the long run.
South by Southwest Interactive is a successful experiment in startup community building. It may be crowded, noisy, and overhyped, but it’s still an excellent place to build connections.
Sponsored Post Once upon a time, searching for a new house was a complicated, painstaking affair.
Editor’s Pick 3D printing isn’t just for making trinkets — it can be a real moneymaker, as one entrepreneur has shown.
This is huge, because brands like Sephora say their Pinterest followers spend 15 times more than their Facebook fans.
Hassle-free home security sounds good, right? Perhaps $160,000 good, if you’re Scout Alarm … with none of that money going to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo.
Millions of startups (well at least hundreds) hit Austin (gently, with love) at the same time (almost) trying desperately to get our attention (tough task) and eventually yours (even harder)
Sponsored Post Industry experts, venture capitalists, and professionals in the engineering, technology, manufacturing, culinary, finance, architecture, medical, and fashion industries will meet at Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, April 22-23 in NYC.
Guest Post What are the plusses and minuses of taking in money from a corporation versus a financial investor?
Guest Post ME, FAKEGRIMLOCK, GREATEST ROBOT STARTUP DINOSAUR OF ALL, GO TO PUNY SXSW, TEACH YOU WAY DO SXSW RIGHT, SO IT ONLY MEDIUM SIZE WASTE OF MONEY!
Enter now — and tell all your friends to start sharing your entry — for a shot at fame, fortune, and a chance to pitch some top investors.
Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web, spent an hour enthusiastically exhorting a crowd at SXSW to use HTML5 and build applications on the Open Web Platform. He also offered a host of pithy comments on the Web’s history and future.
Guest Post With a little more interest from institutional investors, Berlin will be the startup capital of Europe.