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Obama the VC?

The President hints at a future in Silicon Valley after he leaves the White House.

Airbnb sues San Francisco over new law requiring hosts to register

SAN FRANCISCO—Airbnb, the short-term rentals startup valued at $25.5 billion, is suing San Francisco after the city passed legislation that would penalize it for unregistered hosts. Under the new regulations, companies such as Airbnb...Show More Summary

Obama addresses challenges in entrepreneurship at Stanford conference

SILICON VALLEY—After briefly addressing last week’s “Brexit” vote, President Barack Obama spoke Friday about the challenges facing entrepreneurs and urged them to invent products and services that benefit more people. “Many of you are...Show More Summary

3 Strategies to Boost Engagement

When it comes to making the most of your business, it’s important to boost engagement with customers and build your relationships. Reaching out to others in ways that create memorable and valuable experiences and connections can boost you bottom line in the long run. Show More Summary

Want to Be a Successful Marketer? This Top CMO Shares His Secrets

Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, the CMO of Mozilla, talks about the most critical hire a marketing team needs to make to succeed, and other topics.

Airbnb could hit $30B valuation in new funding round

SILICON VALLEY—Airbnb Inc. is reportedly raising new funding at a $30 billion valuation, tripling what it is thought to be worth by private investors in the past two years. The New York Times cited unnamed sources who said the San Francisco...Show More Summary

Wisconsin startup accelerator will expand to the Twin Cities

MINNEAPOLIS—Startup accelerator Gener8tor is expanding to the Twin Cities market and scouting for office space as it prepares to launch a six-week version of its program in Minnesota this year. The organization hired Mark McGuire to lead the Minnesota program. Show More Summary

?Google’s Sidewalk Labs wants to revolutionize public transportation

SILICON VALLEY—Sidewalk Labs, Google’s secretive urban development division, plans to revitalize public transportation with subsidized ride-sharing and more efficient public parking. Columbus, Ohio, will be the company’s first test site for its new urban technologies, according to The Guardian. Show More Summary

Your Biggest Security Threat Is Not Hackers: It’s Poor Passwords

There’s a lot of talk about hackers getting into computers, mobile devices and networks. This talk should not be ignored, but one of the biggest security threats is really, small business owners, having poor passwords. In partnership...Show More Summary

5 Ideas for a Summer Business Instead of a Summer Job

Don't spend your break making minimum wage at a job that won't improve your resume. Venture into entrepreneurship instead.

Clinton's Tech Policy Includes Student Loan Relief for Startups

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee revealed a more detailed tech platform.

Mark Cuban Has 3 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

The Shark Tank star believes the earlier kids start entrepreneurship, the more time they have to get it right.

The New LinkedIn: What Will Microsoft Ownership Mean?

About two weeks has gone by since the Microsoft acquisition of the social media network LinkedIn was announced. So, what should we expect to see in the future?

How To Repurpose Blog Content To Really Boost Traffic

We all know how effective content marketing can be, right? It can get us huge traffic numbers and higher quality customers than paid advertising might. The only problem is, it can take a very long time to create just one really high quality piece of content. And that’s just one. Try doing that for 10 […]

Small Businesses Carry Big Role in Communities

Small businesses are the cornerstone of most local economies. This statement is often said and it is worth remembering. Small, locally-owned businesses put about 68 cents of every dollar spent right back into the local system. On average, a chain store keeps about 43 cents in the local economy. And of course money spent outside […]

Why Businesses Don't Need to Be Helpless About Homelessness

Here's how a few Los Angeles entrepreneurs took on Hollywood's rising homelessness problem and what you can learn from them about being pragmatic while having a heart.

Startup Institute goes on hunt for new leader

BOSTON—Startup Institute, a Boston company that offers full- and part-time immersive education programs for those interested in the innovation sector, is seeking a new leader to replace its outgoing CEO, Diane Hessan. Hessan has been...Show More Summary

PureTech launches startup to analyze voice samples for signs of disease

BOSTON—Today, PureTech Health is launching a new company based on technology from MIT to analyze subtle changes in a person’s voice as a way to screen for mental health conditions like depression, as well as respiratory and cardiovascular...Show More Summary

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