This recently freed hacker isn't wasting any time getting back to trolling companies he doesn't like. In spite of the very real chance that Andrew Auernheimer could soon be on trial again, he's planning to found a very different kind of hedge fund. Read more »
Kickstarter campaigns are almost as ubiquitous as wet weather here in Seattle, so it can be difficult for even good campaigns to get noticed.
Despite that, Seattle entrepreneur Mina Yoo managed not only to get her invention the $20,000 in startup funding it needed to head to the manufacturer, she also met her Kickstarter goal in six days.
The inventor of a device that she describes at the "Swiss ...8 minutes ago
Good timing alone isn't enough to launch a company, but it sure counts for a lot. And in the past four months, everything has fallen into place at the right time for Connell McGill Jr. and Pavel Khodorkovskiy, cofounders of energy-use monitoring startup Enertiv.
More than four years after first developing their first prototype — a box that tracks circuit-level electricity use throughout large ...35 minutes ago
Upstarts, newsmakers and influencers who caught our attention on Wednesday, April 16.
Craft beer might not immediately spring to mind at the mention of big banks, but a brewery boom has spurred plenty of business interest in the sector.
Bank of America, for instance, has a Southern California-based beverage industry group focused on wineries, breweries, distilleries, distributors and suppliers. Of late, senior vice president Brian Mulvaney has stayed busy with the $14.3 billion ...15 hours ago
There was a lot of money flying around at the 2014 Rice Business Plan Competition, held April 10-12. And Mercury Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Houston, was partly responsible.
Mercury Fund gave a $1 million investment prize to BetaGlide, an India-based technology platform that helps mobile app developers and marketers.
The second-largest prize at the competition was a ...16 hours ago
As YouTube channels go, Cenk Uygur's The Young Turks is practically an institution (the progressive-leaning news show started on satellite radio in 2002 and joined YouTube in 2005).
More than a decade into its existence, Uygur just raised its first seed round since 2005, $4 million led by led by Buddy Roemer, a former Democratic congressman and Louisiana governor who switched parties and became a ...17 hours ago
A look the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for April 16 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications.
Silicon Valley…Marissa's merger slowdown: Marissa Mayer's appetite for buying companies may be sated. Yahoo acquisitions slowed down in the first quarter.
New York…Squarespace's ambitions: ...17 hours ago
Who can do the best job in a government function?
|40%||Elon Musk's SpaceX (NASA)|
|0%||Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook (Police)|
|17%||Jeff Bezos's Amazon (Post Office)|
|29%||All of the above (Who would't do better?)|
|14%||None of the above (Governent rules!)|
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