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Startups

Why We Start Up Startups

Why We Start Up Startups Thanks to the great Brad Feld for publishing this column in his blog today as well. Pause for a moment.  And ask yourself some simple questions you probably don’t think about every day.  Why do we build...

Jan 24 2014, 9:36am CST

Steve Jobs Did Not Liberate Us. Tim Berners-Lee Did, By Freeing Ones and Zeros To Eat the World

Steve Jobs Did Not Liberate Us. Tim Berners-Lee Did, By Freeing Ones and Zeros To Eat the World 30 years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh. More accurately, The Great Magician took it out of a bag and let it talk to us. The Macintosh, as I learned from first-hand experience in 1984, was a huge leap...

Jan 24 2014, 8:48am CST

T-Mobile Picks Up The Innovation Kudos John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, has a great line in coming late to the party while looking like the host. The company’s mobile money initiative is its latest “innovation” and is a great example of T-Mobile...

Jan 23 2014, 9:28am CST

Who's Paying For Your Free Airport Wi-Fi?

Who's Paying For the Free Airport Wi-Fi? With banks of blinking slot machines situated just past the security check, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas will never be a “normal” airport. But the tourism and convention money that comes from serving as...

Jan 22 2014, 12:50pm CST

The Hottest Cheerleader Photos of 2014 Gallery
Mobile Ads Try To Be More Useful, Less Annoying And Creepy

Mobile Ads Try To Be More Useful, Less Annoying And Creepy Advertising has become an increasingly important revenue source for the multi-billion-dollar app economy, as consumers become less inclined to pay for the mobile apps they download. That’s left advertisers with two...

Jan 22 2014, 7:11am CST

Startup Silentium is on to a Billion Dollar Opportunity

Startup Silentium is on to a Billion Dollar Opportunity From the thrum of heating and ventilation units to the thump of home theaters, the noise of fellow humans at work and play is increasingly hard to escape. Even in remote areas, such as the wilderness around California’s...

Jan 22 2014, 4:11am CST

A Record Year For Israel's Technology Market With Acquisitions And IPOs Totaling $7.6 Billion

A Record Year For Israel's Technology Market With Acquisitions And IPOs Totaling $7.6 Billion Start-Up Nation topped the charts in 2013. The value of all successful exits in the Israeli technology market in 2013 reached a total of $7.6 billion, according to PwC Israel (PDF; in Hebrew). At $170 million, the value...

Jan 20 2014, 1:26pm CST

I4U news

The App That Zaps Sales Reps, SuperSolver Takes Cues From Apple's Sales Playbook David Montoya didn’t like being a lawyer and hated being a CPA. In rapid succession, the MBA with a law degree cycled through a white shoe law firm and a Big Four accounting firm before finally realizing that neither...

Jan 19 2014, 4:51pm CST

Dropbox Founder Drew Houston Joins Billionaire Ranks As Company Reaches $10 Billion Valuation

Dropbox Founder Drew Houston Joins Billionaire Ranks As Company Reaches $10 Billion Valuation In late 2011, a young and brash Drew Houston was doing battle with Steve Jobs. Two years shy of 30, the Dropbox cofounder and CEO had brushed aside the advances of the Apple guru only to him face him head-to-head when...

Jan 17 2014, 6:21pm CST

I4U news

Should Digital Health Startups Prioritize Eyeballs or Revenue? The good news, I guess, is that the well-worn “eyeballs versus revenue” debate – a dialog that has beset the tech world for years – has at long last reached digital health, suggesting that now there may be enough of...

Jan 17 2014, 2:11pm CST

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Venture investments, number of deals up in 4Q Venture investments, number of deals grew in the 4th quarter NEW YORK (AP) — Funding for U.S. startups increased 20 percent in the final three months of 2013 as venture capitalists poured more money into...

Jan 17 2014, 11:21am CST

IBM To Spend $1.2B For New Data Centers As Part Of Pre-2015 Spending Spree

IBM To Spend $1.2B For New Data Centers As Part Of Pre-2015 Spending Spree A week after announcing it was moving the Watson computer system to New York City as part of a new $1 billion business unit, IBM is squeezing in another major business deal before it reports its fourth quarter earnings...

Jan 17 2014, 12:11am CST

Revealing Data Science's Job Potential

Revealing Data Science's Job Potential Data Science is gaining traction in the industry, as analytics, data collection, sensors, and Big Data become a more regular part of our online existence. O’Reilly Media, Inc. recently released a survey that it had...

Jan 16 2014, 1:36pm CST

Google Builds Mindshare For Dart App Framework With Virtual Machines On Runnable

Google Builds Mindshare For Dart App Framework With Virtual Machines On Runnable Google announced today that it will distribute working demos its Dart app framework through Runnable, the Palo Alto startup that has been dubbed the “YouTube of code.” Runnable creates virtual machines in your browser...

Jan 16 2014, 10:26am CST

Adding Salt To Dropbox's Wounds - Box Offers 50GB For Free

Adding Salt To Dropbox's Wounds - Box Offers 50GB For Free Last weekend wasn’t an awesome one for Dropbox, their outage caused consternation in the Twitterverse as many people suggested it was yet another example of Dropbox not yet being enterprise ready. I’ve had a deluge of...

Jan 15 2014, 3:21pm CST

U. S. Healthcare Innovation Demands A Paradigm Shift

U. S. Healthcare Innovation Demands A Paradigm Shift New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. - John Locke We are just over two weeks into 2014, and the dominant conversation about healthcare...

Jan 15 2014, 3:21pm CST

Why Great Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think

Why Great Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think How old do you think someone should be for the best chance at entrepreneurial success? If you said 20, or 22, or 25, you are not alone. It wasn’t that long ago that age signified wisdom. But in the last decade Silicon...

Jan 15 2014, 8:11am CST

I4U news

Major change unlikely despite open-Internet ruling Court's ruling against open-Internet rules won't mean major changes to access NEW YORK (AP) — Don't expect major changes to how you access your favorite websites and services despite a federal appeals...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26pm CST

Drought Fighting Tool: Using Water Data To Change Behavior, Promote Conservation

Drought Fighting Tool: Using Water Data To Change Behavior, Promote Conservation Does blending personalized water consumption data, conservation tips and competitive spirit create the right formula for getting people to use less water? That would be “yes” for the East Bay Municipal Utility District...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26am CST

Entrepreneurs Should Check Out This Gathering

Entrepreneurs Should Check Out This Gathering I recommend that entrepreneurs – regardless of where they live – check out the New York Tech Meetup (NYTM). This monthly mini-conference – which sells out in minutes – fills an 860-seat auditorium and a secondary...

Jan 14 2014, 9:06am CST

Nutanix Is Tech's Newest 'Unicorn,' Raising Massive $101M Round At $1B Valuation

Nutanix Is Tech's Newest 'Unicorn,' Raising Massive $101M Round At $1B Valuation Nutanix has reached ‘unicorn’ status in Sillicon Valley in just four years, raising a $101 million Series D funding round Tuesday led by Riverwood Capital and SAP Ventures that values the datacenter infrastructure...

Jan 14 2014, 9:06am CST

I4U news

App Tracker uTest Raises $43M From Goldman Sachs For Future Acquisitions And IPO A startup known for its mobile application testing, uTest, has more than doubled its funding to date as it pursues acquisitions and an eventual IPO, raising $43 million in a late-stage Series E round led by Goldman...

Jan 14 2014, 6:36am CST

I4U news

Wearables And Marketing IPOs: Why A Top Forrester Analyst Jumped Ship For StrongView When Oracle shelled out $1.5 billion for cross-channel marketer Responsys last month, it seemed a clear response to Salesforce.com’s own $2.5 billion ExactTarget acquisition in June, but I called up a couple analysts to...

Jan 13 2014, 6:31pm CST

I4U news

Ad Tech Shop Turn Raises $80M Late-Stage Round In March Toward Eventual IPO With millions flowing into ad tech, Turn Inc. has been a bit of an anomaly, not raising money for over three years and working to get cash-flow positive. But the company announced on Monday it has gotten in on the...

Jan 13 2014, 8:21am CST

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives Refurbished phrases and branding elements seem to cycle through advertisements and public relations messaging every few months. Last year Ford spokesperson Mike Rowe started using the word “fresh” to describe features...

Jan 13 2014, 8:01am CST

Crowdbuilding: The Real Story Behind Crowdfunding That No One's Telling

Crowdbuilding: The Real Story Behind Crowdfunding That No One's Telling With all the negativity and skepticism swirling around the SEC’s recent proposition to liberalize the laws of equity crowdfunding, it’s time for some contrarian content that sheds some more positive light on the topic...

Jan 13 2014, 7:31am CST

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes Some say that people do not really want advice, even when they ask for it — but when starting a company, good advice early on can be the difference between success and failure. For this reason, it is common practice for...

Jan 9 2014, 12:06pm CST

Top 13 Startups That Killed It In 2013

Top 13 Startups That Killed It In 2013 While the year 2013 might already be starting to feel like a distant memory, it certainly gave us some exciting startup companies likely to disrupt the way we look at the world in 2014. Here are thirteen startups from...

Jan 9 2014, 10:26am CST

Hubris: A Startup's Worst Mistake

Hubris: A Startup's Worst Mistake The following guest post is by Frederic Kerrest, co-founder and COO of Okta. Many startups experienced successful exits in 2013. Others crumbled to the ground. A common cause for those failures? Exhibiting hubris. It’s...

Jan 9 2014, 9:36am CST

Watson Is Moving To NYC: IBM Announces $1B Group Based On Jeopardy Ace Computer

Watson Is Moving To NYC: IBM Announces $1B Group Based On Jeopardy Ace Computer Three years after its splash appearance on Jeopardy, IBM is turning to the Watson computer system for inspiration again–this time as the centerpiece of a major new business unit in the Big Apple. The company will...

Jan 9 2014, 1:46am CST

Innovation In Legacy Media Companies -- Not!

Innovation In Legacy Media Companies -- Not! I had dinner this week with a dear friend who is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist. One of the dinner guests is the former head of one of the nation’s leading newspaper’s digital division. When the guest asked me what...

Jan 8 2014, 5:11pm CST

I4U news

Can 2014 Be The Year Of Real Healthcare Innovation? Our body is a machine for living.  It is organized for that, it is its nature.  Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it bey encumbering it with remedies.     —...

Jan 8 2014, 4:11pm CST