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  • Foursquare raises $50 million in new funding

     
    Foursquare on Friday announced that it has raised $50 million in funding that will help the "check-in" app maker in expand internationally and build-out new products. "The thing that's most exciting is that we think we're inventing the future here a bit,"...
  • Pulse news app raises $9 million in funding, passes 4 million downloads

     
    Pulse, a popular news-reading app for Apple's iOS and Google's Android, seems to be in the midst of a streak of success. On Thursday, Alponso Labs, which makes the Pulse apps, announced that it had closed a $9-million round of funding to help the Pulse...
  • Shaq announces NBA retirement on Twitter, using Tout iPhone app [Updated]

     
    Shaquille O'Neal announced his retirement from the National Basketball Association on Wednesday, from his @Shaq Twitter. Broadcasting his message out to his more than 3.8 million Twitter followers, the ever quoteable former Los Angeles Lakers' center...
  • Technology bubble? 'We don't think there is,' says Marc Andreessen

     
    Don't tell Marc Andreessen there's a bubble in Silicon Valley. "We don't think there is," Andreessen said during an interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the All Things Digital Conference on Wednesday night. Andreessen, 39, who helped invent......
  • My Biggest Mistake: Thinking banks would finance my start-up

     
    Consultants, self-help gurus and moms agree: Mistakes are how we learn. Small-business owners tell us their biggest errors. Here is this week's: Business owner: Margie Mullen, Los Angeles Companies: Mullen Advisory and KidExerciser The mistake: Assuming...
  • Jack Dorsey's Square lands strategic investment from credit card giant Visa

     
    Square, the hot young start-up that is trying to allow any business anywhere to accept credit cards, just landed a marquee investor and a new infusion of cash. Square said Wednesday that it has taken a strategic investment from Visa Inc. The company...
  • UCLA tries to put economic debate about California and Texas to rest

     
    As two of the biggest states in the U.S., Texas and California are natural rivals. They have cowboy boots, we have flip-flops, they're a red state and we're a blue state, they have cows and we have cows. Now, that......
  • Climate change: Silicon Valley invests in extreme weather insurance

     
    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and Google Ventures have invested $42 million in a start-up run by former Google employees, which helps insure farmers against losses from increasingly volatile global weather. Khosla Ventures and Google...
  • Apple's Steve Jobs photographed at dinner with Obama, tech leaders

     
    In the first authorized photo since his medical leave in January, Apple chief Steve Jobs appears alongside President Obama and Silicon Valley technology leaders at a dinner Thursday night, raising a glass at a Woodside, Calif., dinner. Jobs' back is...
  • California start-up Transphorm gets $20 million from Google Ventures to develop power conversion technology

     
    Google Ventures has funneled $20 million into a start-up that claims to prevent most of the energy loss that occurs in solar panels, electric cars, computer servers and more. Transphorm Inc., based in Goleta near Santa Barbara, makes an electric......
  • Helping start-up businesses: right idea, wrong mechanisms

     
    Politicians from both parties love to sing the praises of small business, no doubt recognizing that there are far more voters at small businesses than big ones (according to the Small Business Administration, "small" firms represent 99.7% of all...