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Has the Oprah Effect Diminished?

A mention on Oprah's Favorite Things list used to be golden for businesses. But with her list now only in magazine format, is the same still true?

One of the Richest Men in the World Just Invested in an Instagram Competitor

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim led a $60 million funding round for video and photo-sharing startup Mobli.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Sue YouTube Co-Founder Over Leaked Video

Chad Hurley of YouTube is feeling the wrath of Kimye after releasing a video of their marriage proposal.

Lavabit Founder Developing New Email Encryption Tool to Keep Government Out

Lavabit founder Ladar Levison has teamed up with Silent Circle to launch an innovative, secure email tool called Dark Mail.

Dell's Latest Problem? Computers That Smell Like Cat Urine.

Dell says a new manufacturing process is to blame for the bad smell coming from one of its new laptops.

5 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

Learn from the best of the digital media industry at MediaNext, SCORE helps you build a profitable online business, jam with more than 1,500 students at the CEO.org National Conference, MetLife is on the hunt for rock-star programmers to help out veterans and the tech industry makes a formal push for immigration reform. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.

Could LinkedIn's New Intro App Put Your Private Info in the Wrong Hands?

LinkedIn rolled out an email app this week that is now being questioned by security researchers.

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

A life-saving app, indie art and music gets crowdfunded, a step-by-step guide to building a better brain, how to manage your managers, why the emerging-markets craze may be over. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.

No Revenue, No Problem: Pinterest Raises Another $225 Million

The virtual-scrapbooking social network site has raised $564 million to date without any visible source of revenue. But that will soon change.

Mark Zuckerberg Puts His Money in Ed-Tech Startup

The Facebook co-founder co-led a $4 million round in survey startup Panorama Education in what appears to be his first national equity investment through his foundation Startup:Education.

HTC Co-Founder Cher Wang to Take Some Duties From CEO

Chairwoman Wang will assume more day-to-day operational duties as the company focuses on regaining market share.

Mark Cuban Found Not Guilty of Insider Trading

Billionaire cleared on insider trading charges brought against him by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Would You Enroll in an Accelerator Put On By Zynga?

The much publicized gaming company is looking to get its hands dirty in ed-tech.

Think China is the No. 1 Country for Hacking? Think Again.

A country with a fifth of China's population is actually responsible for the most attack traffic.

Can This Company Save You From the NSA's Prying Eyes?

The National Security Agency better watch out. One business is gunning to get them.

Want to Make Viral Videos? Look to Twitter TV Ratings.

Twitter TV Ratings offer all-new analytics surrounding exactly how much we love 'Breaking Bad' and other shows.

Hoping to Attract More Startups, Amazon Rolls Out AWS Activate

Looking to help startups scale faster and cheaper, Amazon announced a bundle of new free tools for users of its cloud-computing platform.

Uber and Flipboard Help VC Deal Activity Hit $7.2 Billion Last Quarter

While the mobile industry had a record-breaking quarter for VC funding, health care was a flop.

6 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

Austin Startup Week kicks off with a battle of the bands, the Shutdown threatens to thwart D.C.-area businesses, great minds connect at the Inc. 500|5000 awards. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.

Staples Looks to Get Personal With Latest Acquisition

The office-supplies retailer has nabbed Silicon Valley startup Runa to personalize the online shopping experience.

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Jay Z bails on the Nets, parsing the weird productivity tips of historical figures, Twitter and GoDaddy get together, online merchants ditch credit-card processing, tips for delivering a knockout speech. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.

6 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

Celebrate all things entrepreneurial at Denver Startup Week, the Be Great Fest promotes LA startup ecosystem, practice your public speaking at Impact Hub, unleash your social media super-powers at the Social Media Strategies Summit . . . This week's notable news and startup events.

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Music group Arcade Fire embraces new web technology for latest video, Japan looks to women to save its startup economy, the story behind iPhone's fingerprint technology. . . This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits.

Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events

Buzzfeed, CNN, NBC's Today Show, BSkyB and Slate will be the first media outlets with access to the applications, which are a seen as a thinly-veiled move to encroach on Twitter's dominance as the forum for real-time conversations.

Yahoo Overpays Tumblr's David Karp By Another $81 Million

After paying $250 million to Tumblr's founder, Marissa Mayer has decided to waste another $81 million to get him to stick around.
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