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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.

Netflix's 'House of Cards' Gets Emmy Nod as TV Moves Online

The Netflix political drama earned an Emmy nomination, marking the first time a program that aired online rather than on traditional television has received one.

Google's Greater China President Steps Down

The search giant says its vice president and Greater China president, Liu Yun, will pursue other opportunities.

App Developer Shazam Gets $40 Million Backing From Tycoon Carlos Slim

One of the world's richest men is investing in the startup best known for helping music fans identify catchy songs.

Apple Hires Former Yves Saint Laurent CEO for 'Special Projects'

Paul Deneve, former chief of the French luxury group, will report to Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook.

Tech Can Make Immortality a Reality, Says Head Google Engineer

Rapidly evolving technology is making immortality more realistic, Google's engineering director told the Global Future 2045 World Conference.

Startups and Investors Bet on the Drone Economy

Entrepreneurs are betting on a future full of flying robots that can do anything from survey crops to make a delivery.

What 3-D Printing Could Mean for Small Businesses

How the additive manufacturing trend could help you grow your business.

How Oreo, Other Brands Dominated Twitter During the Super Bowl Power Outage

What you can learn about tweeting about trending topics from marketing giants.

How to Boost Productivity With 'Social Bookmarking' Tools

A look at the services to consider, plus tips for making the most of them for your business.

Time to Try the 'Anti-Facebook'?

A better way to connect with customers online, Pinterest versus Google+ and other social-media news from around the web.

Tebowing.com: Scrambling to Build a Business on a Viral Trend

Entrepreneur by accident. The weird world of internet memes, and the businesses they leave in their wake.

Google Declares War On Slow Web Pages

In its ongoing quest to make Web apps as fast as desktop software, Google Page Speed Service accelerates Web page load times.

10 Must-Have Business Apps for 2011

These downloadable applications can improve productivity, ROI and time management for businesses of all sizes.

Here's What's Inside PayPal's Digital Wallet

PayPal's new payment option could easily be useful for merchants that want to cut out credit cards.

Swiss Group Wants to Banish PowerPoint

But if you can't get around using the widely-used presentation software, here are tips for making the best of it.

A Closer Look at Browser-Based Microsoft 365

Our reviewer has spent quality time with the new cloud-based suite of tools. Here's what his test drive turned up.
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