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Google buys Startup Eyefluence for VR and AR Advancements

Google buys Startup Eyefluence for VR and AR Advancements

In its bid to boost its prospects in the world of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and Google Glass eyewear, Googl...

Oct 26 2016, 4:26am CDT

Biotech Startup Zymergen Raises $130 million in Funding

Biotech Startup Zymergen Raises $130 million in Funding

US-based biotechnology company Zymergen on Wednesday announced that it has raised $130 million in Series B funding led by Japan...

Oct 12 2016, 4:08am CDT

Samsung acquires AI startup Viv Labs to Enhance Virtual Assistants

Samsung acquires AI startup Viv Labs to Enhance Virtual Assistants

With the aim to bolster its virtual personal assistants to deliver an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based ecosystem across its d...

Oct 9 2016, 9:51am CDT

Apple Buys Tuplejump Machine Learning Startup Based In India

Apple Buys Tuplejump Machine Learning Startup Based In India

US tech giant Apple has acquired Tuplejump, a startup based in Hyderabad, India. The machine learning startup that helps comp...

Sep 23 2016, 2:24am CDT

IFA 2016 is Everything: Consumer Electronics Show, B2B Marketplace and Startup Showcase

IFA 2016 is Everything: Consumer Electronics Show, B2B Marketplace and Startup Showcase

The IFA is not just a consumer electronics show anymore. The IFA 2016 is bigger than ever and adds IFA Global Markets as new B2...

Aug 26 2016, 3:20am CDT

Apple buys Health Startup Gliimpse

Apple buys Health Startup Gliimpse

Taking its interest in the digital health sector to the next level, tech giant Apple has quietly acquired personal health data...

Aug 23 2016, 10:31pm CDT

Uber Acquires Self-driving Truck Startup Otto

Uber Acquires Self-driving Truck Startup Otto

American multinational online transportation firm Uber Technologies Inc. announced that it has acquired 'Otto', a technology st...

Aug 19 2016, 3:36pm CDT

Sir Richard Branson Speaks at Bits & Bretzels 2016 Munich Startup Event

Sir Richard Branson Speaks at Bits & Bretzels 2016 Munich Startup Event

The fast growing startup event in Munich called Bits & Bretzels manages to score Sir Richard Branson....

Aug 11 2016, 9:27am CDT

Apple buys Machine Learning startup Turi to make Siri better

Apple buys Machine Learning startup Turi to make Siri better

Taking another foray into the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning as well as to make its digital assista...

Aug 6 2016, 2:49am CDT

Ford Invests in 3D Mapping Startup Civil Maps for Fully Autonomous Vehicles

Ford Invests in 3D Mapping Startup Civil Maps for Fully Autonomous Vehicles

Ford wants its rightful share in AI that is meant for self-driving vehicles....

Jul 16 2016, 8:08am CDT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Stops in Amsterdam for Startup Fest Europe

Apple CEO Tim Cook Stops in Amsterdam for Startup Fest Europe

Tim Cooks slowly makes his way back home from his big India trip. Today he is the capitol of the Netherlands....

May 23 2016, 8:40am CDT

Google acquires Startup Synergyse Training

Google acquires Startup Synergyse Training

As part of its plans to scale training offerings, Google has acquired Synergyse Training, a business technology start-up founde...

May 3 2016, 3:48am CDT

Twitter acquires employee-feedback startup Peer

Twitter acquires employee-feedback startup Peer

Microblogging platform Twitter has acquired employee and manager feedback startup Peer founded by former Salesforce chief opera...

Apr 10 2016, 1:33am CDT

NFL 1st & Future Startup Competition Connects Silicon Valley to Super Bowl 50

NFL 1st & Future Startup Competition Connects Silicon Valley to Super Bowl 50

The Super Bowl comes to Silicon Valley. There will be startup competition on the day before Super Bowl 50, where the NFL hands...

Jan 21 2016, 1:21am CST

Illumina's headquater office in San Diego

Illumina Begins Startup, Grail, To Defeat Cancer with DNA Tests

In a renewed bid to defeat cancer, Illumina is proposing to float a new startup Grail which will detect cancer via diagnostic b...

Jan 11 2016, 5:51am CST

Star Wars

Star Wars: Apple Acquires Faceshift, Facial Expressions Animation Startup

All TV viewers that have watched the animated movie Star Wars would credit the animation team behind the enterprise, now Apple...

Nov 25 2015, 8:21am CST

Apple Buys Speech Recognition Startup- VocalIQ

Apple Buys Speech Recognition Startup- VocalIQ

Siri is going to improve soon!...

Oct 4 2015, 2:58am CDT

Live from the Huge Bits & Pretzels Startup Conference in Munich

Live from the Huge Bits & Pretzels Startup Conference in Munich

For a change I am attending a conference in person. I am at the Bits & Pretzels startup event in Munich with 3,500 attendee...

Sep 27 2015, 5:45am CDT

Bits & Pretzels Startup Event brings 3,600 Entrepreneurs to Munich Oktoberfest

Bits & Pretzels Startup Event brings 3,600 Entrepreneurs to Munich Oktoberfest

You would think the hottest Startup event is in the Silicon Valley. Think again. Munich will host a huge 3-day founders event t...

Aug 25 2015, 11:00am CDT

Apple Snatches GPS Startup Coherent Navigation

Apple Snatches GPS Startup Coherent Navigation

Coherent Navigation's technology will be used to improve Apple’s Maps service....

May 17 2015, 4:51pm CDT

Yahoo Acquires Photo Startup Cooliris

Yahoo Acquires Photo Startup Cooliris

Cooliris was founded back in 2006 and was initially known for creating a “3D wall” for navigating photos and other media conten...

Nov 22 2014, 10:38am CST

Anne Hathaway Was Stunned By The Startup 'Hathahaters'  Group

Anne Hathaway Was Stunned By The Startup 'Hathahaters' Group

“I’ve grown from it....

Oct 21 2014, 9:50pm CDT

Square reportedly acquiring food delivery startup Caviar

Square reportedly acquiring food delivery startup Caviar

Caviar specializes in food delivery services, which should help Square's efforts in the thriving food delivery space....

Jul 13 2014, 12:46am CDT

The Termsheet is the Latest Startup Thriller

The Termsheet is the Latest Startup Thriller

After selling his startup, Lucas Carlson decided to write a book. Like most self-important entrepreneurs on a mission to change...

Jul 10 2014, 2:48am CDT

Petcube Wins Award for Best European Hardware Startup

Petcube Wins Award for Best European Hardware Startup

Petcube is a gadget that allows pet owners to remotely monitor and play with their dogs and cats....

Jun 11 2014, 11:28pm CDT

Japanese Giant Mitsui Leads $60M Investment In A Startup That Turns Pollution Into Pure Money

Japanese Giant Mitsui Leads $60M Investment In A Startup That Turns Pollution Into Pure Money

As places like China and India continue to grow, an ever-increasing supply of billowing smoke stacks mark these countries’ land...

Mar 26 2014, 2:53am CDT

Google Acquires Dilapidated Startup Green Throttle Games for its TV Set Top Box

Google Acquires Dilapidated Startup Green Throttle Games for its TV Set Top Box

Google has acquired the dilapidated startup Green Throttle Games. The purpose behind the acquisition is to provide inspiration...

Mar 12 2014, 11:55am CDT

Social Marketing Startup ZEFR Raises $30M

ZEFR is a startup that builds social marketing and rights management software for online videos. ZEFR’s software-as-a-serv...

Feb 26 2014, 9:56pm CST

How I Founded a Top Marketing Technology Startup in Less Than 6 Months

How I Founded a Top Marketing Technology Startup in Less Than 6 Months

Alex Gold is the co-founder of Buzzstarter, a marketing technology company in San Francisco working with the world’s largest br...

Feb 24 2014, 8:56pm CST

IBM Repurposes $1B For Hybrid Cloud, Buys Database Startup Cloudant

IBM Repurposes $1B For Hybrid Cloud, Buys Database Startup Cloudant

IBM's trying to get more into the hybrid cloud game. The company announced several products led by a new platform, BlueMix, and...

Feb 24 2014, 10:36am CST

Fitbit: Surviving As A Hardware Startup

Fitbit: Surviving As A Hardware Startup

From a spate of wearables startups to Google's recent $3 billion acquisition of thermostat and smoke alarm maker Nest, Silicon...

Feb 4 2014, 7:15pm CST

How Fitbit Survived As A Hardware Startup

How Fitbit Survived As A Hardware Startup

From a spate of wearables startups to Google's recent $3 billion acquisition of thermostat and smoke alarm maker Nest, Silicon...

Feb 4 2014, 3:06pm CST

Startup Aspiration adopts Apple Super Bowl Ad from 1984

Startup Aspiration adopts Apple Super Bowl Ad from 1984

A Startup has released a version of Apple's legendary Super Bowl ad from 1984....

Jan 29 2014, 8:09am 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 i...

Jan 22 2014, 4:11am CST

Startup Kateeva Aimes at Killing LCD TV Displays

Startup Kateeva Aimes at Killing LCD TV Displays

There are few problems harder in technology than bringing a new type of display to market. Since the invention of television an...

Jan 20 2014, 9:17am CST

Why City Life Boosts Creativity And Startup Success

Why City Life Boosts Creativity And Startup Success

The following post is by Roger Wu, cofounder of the business-to-business content distribution network, Cooperatize. What happen...

Jan 12 2014, 8:56am 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

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 201...

Jan 9 2014, 9:36am CST

A Four-Step Guide To Funding Your Next Fix, aka Startup

A Four-Step Guide To Funding Your Next Fix, aka Startup

Hi. My name is Carl, and I am an entrepreneuraholic. It’s been seven months and 10 days since I started my last business. As so...

Jan 8 2014, 8:21am CST

'Fortune 500 Companies Seek StartUp Mojo'...And Promptly Look In The Wrong Place

'Fortune 500 Companies Seek StartUp Mojo'...And Promptly Look In The Wrong Place

You may have missed it over the holidays, but The Wall Street Journal had a fascinating blog about big companies and entreprene...

Jan 8 2014, 4:51am CST