ReadyForce and SignalFire are co-hosting the second University Hacker Olympics from September 13-15 in what they claim is “the most epic university hackathon ever.”
Editor’s Pick Conquest isn’t your typical startup competition.
One developer has created a web scraper that, he says, shows just how much better Kickstarter is doing than its competition.
Santa Clara University is one of the many educational institutions who have developed programs aimed at social entrepreneurs, and last Thursday, 13 social enterprises gave speed pitches to a room of impact investors as part of the Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI) Accelerator Showcase.
Guest Post Mr. President, my appeal is this: As you make this critical push for reform, don’t forget to clear the path for the innovators like me who are trying to work with you.
Android app revenues will hit $6.8 billion this year for smartphones alone, ABI Research said today. That’s almost double the total from last year.
It’s still only about 60 percent of Android rival iOS.
Venerable venture firm Greylock Partners announced that it is dedicating a $100 million fund to marketplaces. The fund will be managed by new partner Simon Rothman
Twitter announced this morning that its new Lead Generation cards, which had been in limited beta since May, are now available for all advertisers on Twitter — including small self-serve advertisers.
Editor’s Pick “I’m pretty sure Paypal is an actual terrorist organization,” said one Redditor, who claimed to have lost $1,000 in a PayPal transaction.
London-headquartered VC firm Balderton Capital is betting on popular demand for 3D printing with a seed-stage investment in 3D printing network 3D Hubs.
If you purchase, evaluate, develop, or invest in enterprise technology, then you need to be at CloudBeat 2013, Sept. 9-Sept. 10 in San Francisco.
Crowdroaming is a European startup that lets locals share their unused data allowances with travelers, so the travelers get free Wi-Fi.
Guest Post How much of the expected $131B spend will your cloud startup take this year?
Editor’s Pick Startup culture be damned: There is no shame in being an employee. If you don’t meet these key criteria, you might want to wait a couple years before quitting that job to be a founder.
Sponsored Post In the tech world, terms and acronyms gain buzz and lose popularity constantly. But how do you choose the right one and identify which terms have lost favor?
Guest Post So you’ve joined a startup accelerator and survived the first months of the program. Suddenly, that big Demo Day presentation is looming large.
Apple’s changing its app store ranking algorithm, according to a new report from Fiksu. Now ratings are joining sheer number of installs in the ranking factors — and it’s calculating updates every three hours.
Guest Post Eran Laniado is the managing director of BMN!
JumpStartFund is an online portal that solicits new business ideas and patents from individuals, federal research labs, universities, and other organizations around the country. Selected ideas are put into the system for the community to vote on, offer input, find cofounders, and crowdfund.
A space agency like NASA is one of the best places on Earth to find brilliant minds. So how does such an organization tackle the most thorny of the challenges it faces?
Editor’s Pick For some kids, the opportunity to go to Stanford University for a CompSci degree sounds like a death sentence. For real.
As in, a bullet in the brain.
Today the Y Combinator startup publicly debuted its open source crowdfunding tool called Crowdhoster that lets any person or organization integrate crowdfunding onto their site, without using any code.
Guest Post Upstart lets you promise portions of your future income in exchange for crowdfunded capital that you can use to get out of debt or start businesses now. We chatted with founder Dave Girouard to figure out how this works.
FounderDating’s wants to help hardware enthusiast connect and start companies. And the move couldn’t come at a better time.
The best and brightest of Silicon Valley crowded into the Computer History Museum today for Y Combinator’s demo day. Of the 49 promising startups, here are the most exciting consumer-facing businesses.
We’re looking for an awesome graphic designer to take work on a number of meaningful projects.
Now in its third year, our highly-acclaimed enterprise cloud event has just added three new speakers: Firebase founder James Tamplin, Box VP of engineering Sam Schillace, and Adobe product security director Dave Lenoe.
The application deadline is Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. Pacific.
Sponsored Post The palpable enthusiasm at the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expos in New York City and Chicago has motivated conference organizer Mediabistro to extend the conference to San Jose, Calif., this Sept. 17-Sept. 18.
MakeGamesWithUs is a Y Combinator company that teaches people how to build iPhone games. The team is juggling the day-to-day grind of building a small startup with the demands of teaching 75 students how to code.
Editor’s Pick We interviewed Floodgate Fund cofounder Mike Maples about how hybrid cloud solutions are helping ease the transition to the cloud for many big companies.
DoubleClick founder Kevin O’Connor’s new startup, FindTheBest, is based on “lean startup” techniques. Here, he explains exactly how it works.
The recently revamped museum laid off 80 of its 435 paid positions today
Now in its third year, our highly acclaimed enterprise cloud event will track the growing maturity of the cloud through two days of case studies, breakout sessions, and exclusive announcements.
VANCOUVER — Not every tech founder can follow up a massive success with another massive success. But a couple years after a failed gaming endeavor, Glitch, it looks like Flickr cofounder Stewart Butterfield may have another big winner on his hands.
Sponsored Post Mark Evans, co-founder of BrandGarage and Managing Director of Converge Labs, discusses his thoughts on how to connect startups with brands.
Code for India (CFI) is a global community of software engineers who are building tools to address issues in the developing world. It was founded by serial entrepreneur and investor Karl Mehta.
Nominations for the CloudBeat 2013 Innovation Showdown close tomorrow, September 16, at 5pm PST.
“It’s great new, it’s wonderful,” Giartosio told me this morning from Venice, Italy. “Now I can open PayPal payments again on the campaign.”