From earphones to jet engines, 3D printing takes off
Many manufacturers are at an early stage of discovering the benefits of 3D printing, but one of the clearest strengths is customization.
'Anti-Facebook' social network gets viral surge
In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the "anti-Facebook" for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet.
US universities make big bets on startups
Just before graduating from the University of Michigan, Calvin Schemanski began his start-up.
Encryption companies rise as anxiety over data mounts
Investors are pumping millions of dollars into encryption as unease about data security drives a rising need for ways to keep unwanted eyes away from personal and corporate information.
Silicon Valley isn't sharing Facebook's misery (Update)
Silicon Valley, it turns out, doesn't revolve around the stock prices of Facebook and its playful sidekick, Zynga.
Clean technology investors shift focus to drilling (Update)
A decade ago, large investors in so-called clean technology had a straightforward goal: finance companies that would help eliminate the world's dependence on oil, natural gas and coal.
Dropbox co-founder aims to build his own Google, not sell to them
Four years ago, Drew Houston was just another super-smart hacker with ambitions of starting his own company.
Virdia gets $100 million to start cellulose ethanol plant
LED startup Switch Lighting hopes to light the way in Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is known for computer chips, software companies and social networks - but not light bulbs.
Venture capital firm – Quantum Wave Fund – looking to invest $100 million in quantum physics
Startup tries to put sociability back into movies
Streaming movies might not yet have the equivalent of a theater experience, with roaring crowds crunching on popcorn, but they are getting more social.
Secret app raises $25 mn, shifts focus
The fast-growing anonymous mobile app Secret said Monday it had raised $25 million in venture capital and would expand as a social network connecting Facebook friends.
Cargomatic's mobile technology connects truckers to freight and people nearby
Truckers who own their vehicles loathe trips with an empty truck bed. But when Mishael Israel faced the money-sapping bind on a recent morning, he had a solution. An Uber-style solution.
Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate (Update)
A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon ...