How to go global and win big with your startup

The US is a global leader in Internet and smartphone penetration and use, but the rest of the world is catching up fast. With a good part of the growth for consumer products happening abroad, the question isn’t if you should go global with your startup, but how and when.

Why I love Silicon Valley

I believe we’re on the threshold of far greater growth — growth that will impact more people, in more age groups, and across more industries than ever before.

Kickstarter funding explodes, on pace to triple this year to around $300M

We’ve been reporting on a lot of very cool tech and gaming projects that have found huge success on the New York-based crowdfunding platform Kickstarter this year. The site, which never had a million dollar project before 2012, keeps breaking its own records, with the Pebble smartwatch, which has now raised more than $5 million, leading the pack.

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Box.net starts move to new Palo Alto office (exclusive)

Enterprise cloud-storage provider Box.net is preparing to move into new quarters, a larger office space located between Palo Alto and Los Altos Hills, VentureBeat has learned. Box.net chief executive Aaron Levie confirmed the move in a phone call Tuesday afternoon.

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Facebook growth slows for second straight month

Facebook may be close to reaching 700 million users, but its overall growth slowed in May for the second month. The popular social network is still adding users in developing countries, but is now shedding users in places that have had Facebook for a while, according to Inside Facebook.

Foursquare grew 3400% in 2010

Popular mobile check-in application Foursquare today announced that it grew 3400% in 2010. The company now stands at 6 million users.