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Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession

Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession

A new report from the Kauffman Foundation shows that the slowdown in the U.S. high-tech entrepreneurship sector goes beyond the recent effects of the Great Recession.
Turning the 'Challenges' of Being a Woman in Tech Into Opportunities

Turning the 'Challenges' of Being a Woman in Tech Into Opportunities

Contrary to what is often portrayed in the media, being a woman entrepreneur in the tech community has its perks. Here are a few lessons I have learned about how to capitalize on being a female entrepreneur.
Where Are They Now: Meet Facebook's First 20 Employees

Where Are They Now: Meet Facebook's First 20 Employees

A look at Facebook's early team, which you might have never seen before.
At Regulatory Hearing, Prosecutors Admit Bitcoin Is a Technological Breakthrough

At Regulatory Hearing, Prosecutors Admit Bitcoin Is a Technological Breakthrough

While calling for tighter regulation of Bitcoin businesses and new law enforcement tools to aid in policing these operations, two prosecutors admitted that Bitcoin has valuable 'intrinsic qualities.'
Pinning in Motion: Pinterest Said to Be Testing Posts With GIFs

Pinning in Motion: Pinterest Said to Be Testing Posts With GIFs

The popular social-media site is toying with the idea of allowing users to add the animated images to their pinboards.
Why So Many Tech Founders Who Are Jerks Become Insanely Rich and Successful

Why So Many Tech Founders Who Are Jerks Become Insanely Rich and Successful

If 'startup DNA' is the idea that the world's best entrepreneurs have some inherent talent they were born with that made them successful, then many also share another characteristic: arrogance.
The Coolest Tech Startups at CES 2014

The Coolest Tech Startups at CES 2014

We scoured the Eureka Park startup area for the most interesting-looking technologies. Here's what we found.
No Apologies: On Hack, Snapchat Founder Says 'We Thought We Had Done Enough'

No Apologies: On Hack, Snapchat Founder Says 'We Thought We Had Done Enough'

On the 'Today' show, the 23-year-old discussed the inevitabilities of hacking while reassuring users.
4 Hot Tech Startups to Watch in 2014

4 Hot Tech Startups to Watch in 2014

These promising tenderfoots are steamrolling ahead on the rocky road to making it big in business.
Google Snaps Up Company Whose Robots Remind People of 'Terminator' Movies

Google Snaps Up Company Whose Robots Remind People of 'Terminator' Movies

The Silicon Valley tech giant has acquired eight robotics companies in the past six months. And it isn't done yet.
The Maker of a Swallowable Pill That Takes Pictures Sells for $860 Million

The Maker of a Swallowable Pill That Takes Pictures Sells for $860 Million

Health-care products maker Covidien has snatched up Israel-headquartered Given Imaging in an all-cash deal.
8 Successful Companies Didn't Start That Way (Infographic)

8 Successful Companies Didn't Start That Way (Infographic)

Early iterations of now famous tech startups are almost unrecognizable.
How One Startup Aims to Revolutionize the Hiring Process

How One Startup Aims to Revolutionize the Hiring Process

This company uses technology to read between the lines to find the best hire in a sea of similar applicants.
A Fashionable, Inflatable Bike Helmet Collar? Yes, You Read That Right.

A Fashionable, Inflatable Bike Helmet Collar? Yes, You Read That Right.

This Swedish startup has created a bike helmet that you wear around your neck.
NFL, MLB to Supreme Court: If Aereo Wins You'll Have to Watch Sports on Cable

NFL, MLB to Supreme Court: If Aereo Wins You'll Have to Watch Sports on Cable

The leagues said they'll take their programming elsewhere if the live TV internet streaming service is allowed to continue its operations.
PayPal Waives Transaction Fees for Promising Startups

PayPal Waives Transaction Fees for Promising Startups

The company's new program, Startup Blueprint, provides free transaction services and support to tech startups making less than $3 million a year.
Coinbase Releases iPhone App Amid Strong Market for Bitcoin

Coinbase Releases iPhone App Amid Strong Market for Bitcoin

During a six-month high in the value of Bitcoin, a venture-backed startup has released an iPhone app that lets you buy, sell and trade bitcoins from your mobile phone.
Payment Processor Dwolla Unexpectedly Cuts Ties With Bitcoin

Payment Processor Dwolla Unexpectedly Cuts Ties With Bitcoin

In a surprise email, the company announced it would be phasing out its service with digital currency businesses.
Digital TV Startup Aereo May Wind Up in the Supreme Court

Digital TV Startup Aereo May Wind Up in the Supreme Court

Aereo won a court victory in Boston today, but the fight over the startup's ability to provide digital streams of broadcast signals is far from over.
3 Ways Tech Entrepreneurs Can Help, and Grow, During a Natural Disaster

3 Ways Tech Entrepreneurs Can Help, and Grow, During a Natural Disaster

In a time of need, the efforts of tech 'treps who volunteer can go a long way toward charity, networking and pushing innovation.
3 Quirky, Innovative Startups From TechCrunch Disrupt

3 Quirky, Innovative Startups From TechCrunch Disrupt

We look at a trio of hot tech niche startups that stirred up some buzz at the big tech event in San Francisco this week.
Web Startup Sniffs Out E-Commerce Fraud

Web Startup Sniffs Out E-Commerce Fraud

Sift Science is a cloud-based service that tracks consumer e-commerce behavior patterns and assigns every user a "fraud score."

Aaron Levie on Box's $1 Billion Valuation and Solving the World's 'Unsexy' Problems

From college dropout to enterprise-software wunderkind, the CEO of Box dishes about working with Mark Cuban and his top success tips.
Move Over James Bond. Here Comes a Jetpack for the Rest of Us

Move Over James Bond. Here Comes a Jetpack for the Rest of Us

A company in New Zealand thinks it's finally time we take our commute to the skies, jetpack-style.
How 3-D Printing Startups Are Shaping the Future

How 3-D Printing Startups Are Shaping the Future

A look at three new companies that are pushing their ways to the forefront of 3-D printing.

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