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.
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.
US universities make big bets on startups
Just before graduating from the University of Michigan, Calvin Schemanski began his start-up.
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.
Venture capital firm – Quantum Wave Fund – looking to invest $100 million in quantum physics
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.
Virdia gets $100 million to start cellulose ethanol plant
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.
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.
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.
Twitter valued in billions as popularity climbs
A fresh infusion of investment cash pushed Twitter's market value up to 3.7 billion dollars on Wednesday with the number of people using the microblogging service climbing to 175 million.
Dwolla a new player in electronic money transfers
(AP) -- Just as plastic rendered paper checks nearly obsolete, gadgets may soon do the same to credit and debit cards.
Kno textbook reader to ship this year
Kno Inc., a California company making a digital textbook reader for students, announced on Tuesday it would begin shipping the tablet computer by the end of the year.