Economic growth over the last few years has been just so-so, though GDP is still growing about 2% annually. Meanwhile, the labor market is on fire, with the economy adding more jobs in 2014 than any year
Sexual Health The Food and Drug Administration has approved a pill that aims to increase a woman’s desire for sex — a controversial decision made only after an extended lobbying campaign by the drug’s
Fall is right around the corner and whether you're looking for a fashionable accessory, fitness tracker or productivity wearable to see the season through, you've got plenty of great options. Apple's has
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Armed with a doctorate in financial engineering, 34-year-old Timo Schlaefer was on his way to a promising career at Goldman Sachs in London. Previously with the bank’s mergers and
Payments on the Internet have developed without much regulation or standardization over the past 15 to 20 years. This has resulted in a wide variety of what’s called “payment behavior.” “Each and every
Rakuten — Japan’s answer to Amazon with e-commerce operations and investments that stretch from digital media and e-commerce marketplaces through to social media and transport apps — is making another
If you visited Tesla Motors' Fremont, Calif., factory in 2013, you'd have seen a pretty dismal place. Much of the massive facility -- originally opened in a joint venture by Toyota and General Motors the
By J.D. Harrison J.D. Harrison Email Bio Follow AUSTIN, Texas–It’s understandable, perhaps even inevitable, to walk away from events like South by Southwest with the impression that entrepreneurs must
Indonesia has been dubbed the “social media capital of the world” thanks to the popularity of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram there. Now armed with $1 million in seed funding from DeNA and 500 Startups,
Twitter shares jump on reports Google has approached the social network about a possible takeover More than $1.5bn (£1bn) was added to the value of Twitter on Tuesday following reports Google could launch
Sorry, taxis: Uber is taking over business travel. Bloomberg found a new study from Certify, one of the largest expense management software companies in North America, suggests that Uber is nudging out
The App Store is notoriously difficult to navigate. It contains millions of apps, and so users can struggle with copycats and figuring out the right keywords to find the apps they're looking for. Ottocat
Editor’s note: Tim Merel is the managing director of Digi-Capital. Virtual reality and augmented reality are exciting – Google Glass coming and going, Facebook’s $2 billion for Oculus, Google’s $542 million
You may primarily know Flir from its Flir One thermal camera — the one that attaches to the back of your iPhone or Android phone. Alongside its companion app, the Flir One translates thermal energy into
Which billion-dollar 'unicorn' startups are at most risk of dying? Here's what some data suggests ...
A unicorn is a term used to describe a startup worth $1 billion or more. Like the fictional animal, unicorn companies are supposed to be rare and magical. Lately, tech's unicorns have become rather common.
With sales in the US lagging, Foran has traveled to Wal-Mart stores across the country in search of ways to improve customers' experiences with the retailer. Foran shared what he learned during his travels
Facebook dropped $19 billion on WhatsApp, Snapchat is valued at $15 billion, and even the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak, despite being a little over a year old, is already valued between $300 million
Setting a valuation for an early-stage startup looking to raise money is tough. There’s no one right answer or formula to rely on, yet plenty of advice — some of which can lead you in the wrong direction.
Editor’s note: Bill Maris is president and managing partner at Google Ventures . I’ve heard people wonder if we’re in a bubble with regard to startups. Is it as bad as the 2000 dot-com bubble? Might it
Marc Andreessen thinks venture capital is great for entrepreneurs. That’s no surprise, coming from the entrepreneur who cofounded Netscape, Ning, Opsware — all venture-backed companies — and then went
Pretty much everyone gets their bills by email nowadays, but what if you could pay right from your inbox too? Google is apparently working on that, according to a report by The documents Recode viewed
PayPal co-founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel is easily one of the most successful venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. By investing early in dozens of startups, including Airbnb, Facebook,