As 2013 draws to a close, a small group of tech companies that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in venture money remain in private control with no announced plans to go public. In fact, many from a new list of the top 25-funded tech companies compiled by Mattermark appear to have a clear aversion to public ownership. Show More Summary
It’s been at least six months since Puppet Labs started looking for a chief financial officer and CEO Luke Kanies estimates in that time the company looked at hundreds of candidates. He personally interviewed about 15 before today’sShow More Summary
Links that got us thinking on Friday, December 6: Augustus Caesar knew the value of pensions.Five social data startups worth watching.The never-ending battle between snark and smarm.Facebook’s newsfeed manager talks about changes toShow More Summary
Spike Lee hung up on Michael Jackson three times before he finally realized who was really on the other line. At the time of the conversation Lee lived in “pre-gentrified” Fort Greene, Brooklyn, about a half hour train ride across the...Show More Summary
The magazine publishing giant Condé Nast has been splashing around in e-commerce for some time via investments in various startups. Now it is planning its own dive into the business, with the U.S. and international sides teaming up on...Show More Summary
Twitter won plaudits yesterday for appointing its first-woman board member: former Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino. All well and good, but Vauhini Vara, the online business editor at the New Yorker, asks a great question: Why stop there? Vara...Show More Summary
What's your #1 tip for raising your target funding amount using crowdsourcing? Reward the Media "With a compelling offer to your backers, anticipation is built, and a great story is created. You'll attract more backers and give the media...Show More Summary
Siqi Chen and Alex Le cut their entrepreneurial teeth building wildly popular social games, but they wanted to work at a company where a product launch didn’t feel a bit like a funeral. A game launches. Users play the game. They move on. “You know that the minute you launch a game, the product is dying,” Chen said. Show More Summary
In October 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki was featured on the cover of Fast Company along with the title, “The Most Daring CEO in America.” Yesterday her company, which offered genetic tests to help people anticipate potential healthShow More Summary
India-based holiday booking site MakeMyTrip is now enabling consumers to arrange a bus journey across the country with just a couple of text messages.
The Fuelmatics Automatic Refueling System is a robot helper that enables drivers to precisely fill up their tanks without leaving their seat.
The Fraunhofer Research Institution in Germany has created gloves that indicate if a toxic substance is being handled by changing color.
Aiming to show how easy it can be to create a working circuit — and inspire kids in the process — Circuit Scribe is a conductive ink pen that lets anyone turn their paper doodles into electronic inventions.
Don't squander your honeymoon period. Be strategic about how you use all of that inherent good will and flexibility to build a smarter career. We've shared research on the importance of a new leader's first 90 days on the job. We've even suggested ideas for indoctrinating recent hires in your organization. Show More Summary
The Abu Ghosh restaurant in Jerusalem is encouraging diners to turn off their devices in return for a generous 50 percent discount.
Voxel is a new platform that enables marketers to offer a working trial of their app, streamed live in the App Store or Google Play.
The UK's And Vinyly is enabling the recently departed to have their ashes pressed as a vinyl record.
Jim Spencer made a pretty smart bet in 2008 that people were going to be watching a lot more news on their smartphones. It's a bet that is yielding a nice payoff with TechCrunch reporting that E.W. Scripps will acquire his video news platform Newsy for $35 million. It’s a fusion of old and new media. Show More Summary
Hey, movie fans: Since you regularly spring for the popcorn and the price of admission for the big screen, how would you like to get dibs on an actual piece of AMC Theatres, which is now owned by the richest man in China? Leawood, Kansas-based...Show More Summary
Abercrombie & Fitch has some good news and bad news today for chief executive officer Michael Jeffries. First, the good news: he has a new one-year deal to keep his job, which wasn’t a given since some investors want him out. Plus, he...Show More Summary