Portland accelerator Upstart Labs announces new funding, investments, partnerships, and an expanded team.
Guest Post Despite all the inroads cloud computing has made among business users, it still hasn’t broken through the enterprise IT logjam. I see it as a cultural issue: IT organizations love control and complexity.
In the future, any new product designs will be instantly copied, 3D scanned, and re-sold as 3D printing instructions, meaning that anyone will be able to own just about anything, almost for free.
Guest Post Apple’s App Store review process is designed to keep the app ecosystem healthy and to protect users from low-quality or hostile apps. And the system mostly works. But sometimes an app is rejected for reasons you might not expect
With its new features, the online tutoring startup is moving into the realm of personalized learning.
In 2012, 2,357 private technology companies were bought for a combined total of $84 billion, according to a new report from research firm PrivCo. That’s slightly up 22 percent from 2011, but the real surprise is who is doing the acquiring.
Of the 29 companies presenting, a few stick out as the most interesting and innovative. Here are the highlights.
Do you relish the idea of your phone buzzing with potential suitors?
Seesaw connects people with their friends to get help making decisions.
Spark Capital plans to close its oversubscribed $425 million fourth fund in two weeks.
From Nomanini’s terminal, South African entrepreneurs can sell mobile prepaid vouchers and earn extra income.
Sponsored Post Whether you’re looking to clean your PC quickly and easily or connect files in no time flat,this all-inclusive bundle has just about something for everyone.
A big step forward for online education: Coursera has announced that students can now apply credit to their college degree for five of its free courses.
“This is a huge simplification to how advertisers manage and track mobile advertising campaigns,” Larry Kim, CEO of search marketing firm WordStream, told me today.
Guest Post You just invested in a promising startup, e-Widgets. The future looks bright. Suddenly, out of nowhere, e-Widgets gets a certified letter in the mail. The letter claims that the company’s flagship software is infringing on an existing patent. What do you do?
The final 14 startups to present at 500 Startups Demo Day took us on a journey through a massive icon database, tea plantations, and construction sites.
Guest Post StartupBus is a hack week with a twist: you board a bus filled with strangers, and 1800 miles later, you’re expected to demo a product to roomful of influential investors and journalists.
Here is a look at the first round of startups to present at 500 Startups Demo Day in Mountain View.
Guest Post Training executives to think like fighter pilots can make your company better able to assess market conditions and react properly.
Guest Post A stock exchange for small businesses could alleviate the liquidity problems that face small companies in the United States today.
The 30+ companies from the fifth batch of 500 Startups incubator program prepare to pitch their startups to a room packed room.
Guest Post In my experience, B players are the worst hires you can make.
Editor’s Pick Crazy robot dinosaur FAKE GRIMLOCK is expanding his humorous critiques of startups by moving into books.
Editor’s Pick At Startup Grind in Mountain View, Dave McClure drops pearls of wisdom (and profanity) about what it takes to build a successful startup.
Keas announces updates to its enterprise wellness platform, a new CEO, and record growth in 2012.
Fresh launches a social review platform where hardware startups can connect with consumers to provide product feedback.
Today TiqIQ is launching SellerDirect, a new “more civilized” way to sell tickets to same-day games, events, and concerts. It’s like Craigslist but with identity verification and details like the view from your seat.
Guest Post Early-stage companies that have plenty of engineering talent but insufficient investment capital to keep going continue to find opportunities to monetize their talent pool and early efforts by selling to a cash-rich larger technology company. Here’s the top five ways those deals get killed before they begin.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the Alliance for Affordable Internet, a public-private partnership to expand internet access in the developing world, during her final press conference.
Ann Bowers, the widow of Bob Noyce, put a human touch on memories of the father of Silicon Valley.
Guest Post The pursuit of funding can start to feel like the startup journey itself — an endless cycle of pitching, relationship building, research, analysis, and proving your business model. If you take a smart approach to the process, however, the exhausting process can be a lot more fruitful.
Guest Post I’ve won two startup competitions and have learned some lessons along the way.
Editor’s Pick Early in her career former Yahoo and Google exec Jennifer Dulski was mentored by a woman who changed her life. Today was her first day of work as the new CEO of Change.org, where she’s planning to help 25 million users change the world.
Christie Street, the product-focused funding platform, has just funded its first project. Kickstarter should pay attention.
That fancy new app the marketing department wants so you can sell more paperweights may not be your best investment. In fact, unless you’re lucky or really, really good, the app might just end up being the digital equivalent of a paperweight itself.
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Italian investor forms a seed fund to support international startups as they set up headquarters in Silicon Valley.
If you want to recruit more women to your conference — or to the ranks of your company’s employees — there’s a way to do it without lowering your standards.
Fork the Cookbook launches an adaptive recipe platform where home chefs can tweak, edit, and modify their recipes.