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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...

Jan 17 2014, 11:21am CST

More Professional Sports Teams Are Thinking Green, To Please Fans And Make Money

More Professional Sports Teams Are Thinking Green, To Please Fans And Make Money

The requisite press releases have been issued proclaiming the uber green-ness of the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stad...

Jan 15 2014, 6:01pm CST

Will Overstock Force IRS To Make Up Its Mind About Bitcoin?

Will Overstock Force IRS To Make Up Its Mind About Bitcoin?

Overstock raised eyebrows earlier this month when the retailer announced it would accept Bitcoin as payment. While Bitcoin has...

Jan 13 2014, 11:01pm CST

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Can An Uber Investor Bring Silicon Valley Disruption To Healthcare?

Several tweets today from Benchmark Capital partner Bill Gurley suggests that the legendary VC firm – famous for their backing...

Jan 10 2014, 7:51pm CST

HD Everything and Internet of Toothbrushes at CES 2014

HD Everything and Internet of Toothbrushes at CES 2014

Sorry, did I say Internet of Toothbrushes? Maybe I meant Internet of Things. It’s definitely arrived though, for you can connec...

Jan 10 2014, 3:11pm 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 c...

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 compani...

Jan 9 2014, 10:26am CST

The Consumer Electronics Show's Lessons On The Separation Of State And Technology

The Consumer Electronics Show's Lessons On The Separation Of State And Technology

While most of the country endured the polar vortex this week, the annual tech vortex known 2014 Consumer Electronics Show took...

Jan 8 2014, 6:41pm CST

Green Tech Investments Down, With Big Deals Going To Car-Sharing Apps, Clean Power, Energy Efficient Gear

Green Tech Investments Down, With Big Deals Going To Car-Sharing Apps, Clean Power, Energy Efficient Gear

Venture capital investments in cleantech startups worldwide ended 2013 with 1,007 deals totaling $6.8 billion, a decline from t...

Jan 8 2014, 12:41pm CST

Big Liabilities For Uber, Sidecar And Lyft?

Big Liabilities For Uber, Sidecar And Lyft?

Are you sick of waiting for a taxi or limo? If you have a smartphone, you may be able to summon a car in minutes via Uber, Side...

Jan 8 2014, 11:01am CST

Six Things Every CMO Should Be Watching This Year

Six Things Every CMO Should Be Watching This Year

This article is by David Armano, executive VP, Global Innovation & Integration at Edelman. There’s no shortage of trend pi...

Jan 8 2014, 9:01am CST

I Invested In A Startup - Now What?

I Invested In A Startup - Now What?

In a previous post, I wrote about investors increasingly turning to alternative investments in an effort to generate uncorrelat...

Jan 7 2014, 4:56pm CST

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

This is the third year in a row that I’ve asked friends and colleagues of mine to make predictions for the coming year. In the...

Jan 6 2014, 10:16pm CST

4 New Year's Resolutions Your Small Business Should Keep This Year

4 New Year's Resolutions Your Small Business Should Keep This Year

Each January, Americans make a list of resolutions to help them live a better life throughout the year. Whether those resolutio...

Jan 6 2014, 2:56pm CST

'Anchorman 2' Crosses $100 Million: Lessons To Be Learned

'Anchorman 2' Crosses $100 Million: Lessons To Be Learned

With all of the talk about whether or not Wolf of Wall Street  is endorsing its behavior (nope) whether American Hustle is a li...

Jan 4 2014, 1:56pm CST

Enterprise Social Networks, Fabric Overlays Or Connected Services?

Enterprise Social Networks, Fabric Overlays Or Connected Services?

I spend a lot of time talking to investment houses and the like and advising them on what I perceive to be the big opportunitie...

Jan 3 2014, 12:26pm CST

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9 Big Trends For 2014 (You Won't Believe What's #9)

It’s 2014! This blog is about analyzing all the big trends that affect the world. So here are, in no particular order, and conc...

Jan 3 2014, 6:26am CST

Jeremiah Owyang: Profiting from a Collaborative Economy

Jeremiah Owyang: Profiting from a Collaborative Economy

It’s being called the “Sharing Economy,” “Mesh Economy, ”  “Collaborative Consumption,” and now the “Collaborative Economy.” Wh...

Jan 2 2014, 2:11pm CST

Welcome To The New Startup Nation

Welcome To The New Startup Nation

The following guest post is by Juan Cartagena, founder and CEO of Traity, which measures people´s personal strengths.  Context...

Jan 2 2014, 8:51am CST

Dimon, Zuckerberg, Obama, Bezos, And More: Memorable Quotes Of 2013

Dimon, Zuckerberg, Obama, Bezos, And More: Memorable Quotes Of 2013

2013 saw more than its fair share of major storylines, everything from the gravity-defying performance of the equity markets to...

Jan 1 2014, 7:26pm CST

Nevermind Amazon Prime Drones, Google Has Future Delivery Vehicle With Uber

Nevermind Amazon Prime Drones, Google Has Future Delivery Vehicle With Uber

Amazon’s recent announcement around drone delivery captured the world’s attention. It is a creative idea. But, as Chris Anderso...

Dec 31 2013, 11:56am CST

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Top VCs Predict Where They'll Invest Their Money In 2014

With the new year on the minds of tech companies and investors alike, it’s time to look back on 2013′s startup crazes and forec...

Dec 31 2013, 9:36am CST

Sharing, Trust, And Drones

Sharing, Trust, And Drones

It began with a puppy. We had set out to adopt a dog, and for anyone who’s had puppies (or children for that matter) you know t...

Dec 30 2013, 7:31pm CST

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The Secret Of Ashton Kutcher's Venture Capital Success

The Telegraph carries an interesting little piece trying to work through why Ashton Kutcher is such a success as a venture capi...

Dec 30 2013, 12:41pm CST

Romantic New Year's Eve Dining Options In Las Vegas

Romantic New Year's Eve Dining Options In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is not just for gambling anymore. With some of the world’s greatest chefs creating menus filled with truffles, chocol...

Dec 30 2013, 10:31am CST

Outrageous, Ridiculous, Puzzling and Just Plain Dumb Things Spouted By The Technorati In 2013

Outrageous, Ridiculous, Puzzling and Just Plain Dumb Things Spouted By The Technorati In 2013

As the year draws to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the less profound statements made in 2013 by technology...

Dec 30 2013, 2:31am CST

The Secret To Hacking Real Estate Rental Sites

The Secret To Hacking Real Estate Rental Sites

In uber-competitive real estate markets such as New York and San Francisco, by the time an apartment hits a rental listing site...

Dec 29 2013, 12:46pm CST

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France Puts A Spoke In The Wheel Of Uber And Le Cab

Yes, I know I’m an Englishman and thus not unbiased on the subject of what the French get up to but this is just typical. The F...

Dec 29 2013, 12:06pm CST

14 Pointed Predictions For 2014

14 Pointed Predictions For 2014

After recapping the hits and misses and misses of last year’s predictions (I did well on oil, less well on Apple; scored on the...

Dec 29 2013, 7:36am CST

Venture Capital 2013 recap - Oh what a year it was....

Venture Capital 2013 recap - Oh what a year it was....

There are bad years, so-so years and then there is 2013…its been a long time coming. In 2013, VCs finally took some pride in th...

Dec 26 2013, 10:41am CST

'Man Of Steel', 'Elysium', And The "Worst" Films Of 2013

'Man Of Steel', 'Elysium', And The "Worst" Films Of 2013

Obviously “worst” is a subjective standard, so perhaps in the name of uber-accuracy this should be considered a rundown of my “...

Dec 26 2013, 8:21am CST

CEOs: What Were The Breakout Tech Trends Of 2013?

CEOs: What Were The Breakout Tech Trends Of 2013?

2013 was certainly eventful for the tech industry.  Hey, Facebook made a huge comeback and Twitter finally came public – with t...

Dec 25 2013, 10:51am CST

What To Get The Discriminating CIO This Year

What To Get The Discriminating CIO This Year

What with overnight delivery, drones, 3-D printers, and after-Christmas sales, it’s almost never too late to write up a wish li...

Dec 24 2013, 9:26am CST

Alcohoot Adds A Portable Breathalyzer To Your Smartphone

Alcohoot Adds A Portable Breathalyzer To Your Smartphone

If the wearables trend is, in part, about  measuring yourself, then the Alcohoot is a fascinating piece of hardware that has a...

Dec 24 2013, 5:56am CST

Here Are 13 Apps We Couldn't Live Without In 2013

Here Are 13 Apps We Couldn't Live Without In 2013

It’s been an important year for apps, those chicklet-sized, colorful squares on your smartphone, not just because the companies...

Dec 23 2013, 4:31pm CST

Feelings For Hire: Should You Outsource Your Emotional Life To A Website?

Feelings For Hire: Should You Outsource Your Emotional Life To A Website?

Her, Spike Jonze’s acclaimed new picture about a man who falls for an intelligent computer operating system voiced by Scarlett...

Dec 23 2013, 8:16am CST

Weekend Box Office: 'Anchorman 2' Scores Urgent, Horrifying $40m 5-Day Debut

Weekend Box Office: 'Anchorman 2' Scores Urgent, Horrifying $40m 5-Day Debut

As we discuss the estimates for this weekend, please note that late December releases tend to have the strongest legs of the ye...

Dec 22 2013, 10:51am CST

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Paul Krugman's Excellent Point About Uber's Surge Pricing

Paul Krugman is using Uber’s surge pricing as an example, as something to bolster a core part of the Keynesian economic model....

Dec 22 2013, 9:11am CST

Uber Signs Deal to Offer Discount Rates on Cars

Uber Signs Deal to Offer Discount Rates on Cars

Uber has signed a deal with GM and Toyota, according to which it is to offer discount rates on cars to its customers. This move...

Nov 25 2013, 2:05am CST

HTC One Max Launches Officially with Fingerprint Scanner

5.9-inch HTC One Max is Now Official with Fingerprint Scanner

HTC has just launched its 5.9-inch One Max device. A large-sized smartphone with a fingerprint authentication system and 5.9-in...

Oct 14 2013, 6:45am CDT