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Categories: startups

Obama's Push to Digitize Health Care Boosts Startups

Posted by: Rachael King on January 11

By Ari Levy President Barack Obama's effort to bring the health-care system into the digital age is boosting a couple of software startups -- ZocDoc and Practice Fusion -- that...

Draper Fisher Jurvetson Sees More Digital Ad Opportunities

Posted by: Olga Kharif on November 16

Draper Fisher Jurvetson, the venture-capital firm that invested in AdMob, an online ad network later bought by Google Inc., continues to pour funds into new advertising startups, said Mark Bailey,...

Vote for Tech's Best Young Entreprenuers

Posted by: Aaron Ricadela on March 09

Once again, the tech team at BusinessWeek is preparing our annual list of the best under-30 entrepreneurs. Who would you put on our list of the brightest young stars in...

Xobni Charges for Outlook Add-On

Posted by: Douglas Macmillan on July 15

If you're an e-mail pack rat like me, you let your inbox fill up with thousands of messages of varying degrees of importance knowing you will need to refer to...

Ballmer Says Venture Freeze Will Spare Startups in Key Fields

Posted by: Aaron Ricadela on May 06

The pullback in business spending and venture capital investing will winnow the field of startups, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in an May 6 speech at Stanford University. But “there’s really...

The Great Skills Mismatch: Wall Street Quants Thumb Their Nose at Tech Startups

Posted by: Spencer Ante on May 04

There's an emerging structural shift in the U.S. economy that has created a serious mismatch between employers and employees in today's economy. That's the provocative thesis of this week's cover...

Fusion-io Lands A Big Round Of VC Funding

Posted by: Arik Hesseldahl on April 07

Last week I published a story on Fusion-io, a fascinating startup company that is applying flash memory to large-scale enterprise storage products like Storage Area Networks. The company has a...

Google Forms Venture Group to Find "Next Big Thing"

Posted by: Rob Hof on March 31

Once companies grow large, it's always tough for them to come up with great new innovations like the one that built them. As Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen has...

Chris Shipley Leaving DEMO After This Year

Posted by: Arik Hesseldahl on February 19

In about 10 days I'll be headed to the DEMO conference in Palm Desert, Calif. It's one of the premier venues for tech startups to show off their ideas for...

Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists Gather to Figure Out What the Heck Happened

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 29

... and what comes next. Crowded into a small meeting room in a Silicon Valley hotel this morning is an overflow gathering of entrepreneurs at VentureBeat's Downturn Roundtable. They're here,...

For Web 2.0 Startups, What's Next Beyond Ads?

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 23

If online advertising is headed for a fall, as many people are assuming, what are all those hundreds of Web 2.0 startups doing to contend with the possible loss of...

VCs to Entrepreneurs: Seed-Stage Startups OK. Others? Not So Much

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 09

Just for fun tonight, and hoping to view a potentially entertaining mass freakout over the market, I decided to attend one of those ubiquitous Silicon Valley panels where entrepreneurs can...

Is That the Sound of the Silicon Valley Web 2.0 Bubble Bursting?

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 09

Om Malik at GigaOM has the news of a grim meeting that leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm Sequoia Capital held yesterday for its portfolio firms. The CEOs were greeted...

Sign of the Times: Tech's Repo Man Is Back

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 30

Actually, Marty Pichinson never left. But the co-founder of Sherwood Partners, a corporate restructuring firm based in Mountain View, Calif. (home of Google), is seeing an uptick in his business....

Um, Hasn't Google Been Investing in Startups Already?

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 31

Google is mulling the creation of a venture-capital investment arm, according to the Journal. But while I gather that is true as far as it goes, I don't get the...

Google App Engine Goes Up Against Amazon, But That's Not the Point

Posted by: Rob Hof on April 07

Sure, Google App Engine, the service Google's announcing tonight, looks pretty similar in concept, if not details, to the trio of Web services offers, including the EC2 computing engine,...

Web Startups: Silicon Valley's New Components

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 11

I just took a stab at figuring out what's up with some of these seemingly crazy Web valuations and buyout deals, from $10 billion-plus for Facebook to (and I really...

Web 2.Uh-Oh?

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 18

Fred Wilson, a VC who has sometimes thrown cold water on the notion that there's a new bubble in Web investment, is now getting worried that a downturn is coming...

All Is Well Again in Startup Land...

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 28

... now that Mike Arrington is no longer burned out. This from Mike's Facebook feed today:...

Is Google Too Powerful?

Posted by: Rob Hof on March 29

That's what the BW cover story this week is asking--or more accurately, my story examines the deeper meaning behind complaints about Google's power and influence online. Those complaints are...

Girl Power in Silicon Valley

Posted by: Rob Hof on February 05

I had the opportunity in late January to see the future of entrepreneurship. And the great thing is, it wasn't two guys in a garage. It was a bunch of...

Make or Break for Web 2.0 Startups

Posted by: Rob Hof on January 29

My colleague Heather Green points out in a new story something I've always wondered when I hear how cheap it is to start a Web company today: If it's so...

Google Gobbles JotSpot

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 31

Search giant Google has bought yet another hot startup that had hoped to be one of the next big things (and no doubt still does). JotSpot, the company started three...

TechCrunch Goes Green

Posted by: Rob Hof on May 12

Mike Arrington's well-read TechCrunch blog has a new look, as he announces on one of his other blogs, CrunchNotes. Many of the commenters there aren't so sure about the...

What Will Google Use $2 Billion For?

Posted by: Rob Hof on March 29

As if it doesn't already mint money, Google's raising $2.1 billion more in a new offering. You sure don't need this kind of money to develop Web services, do you?...


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