In less than two hours, the U.S. federal government will shut down for the first time in 17 years, the result of a bitter Congressional standoff over President Obama's healthcare law.
A shutdown would put the salaries of over 800,000 federal worke[...]
Last week, Forbes ran a profile of Alex Karp, CEO of Palantir and seriously spazzed-out individual. The piece was enlightening for its revelations on Palantir's long-fingered influence, as well as a tad disturbing.
Palantir is the big-data startup[...]
Last week, India’s ruling Congress Party endorsed the creation of Telangana, the country’s 29th state, out of 10 Telugu-speaking districts in western Andhra Pradesh. But while many herald the new state’s creation as a potential economic boon in a reg[...]
Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures has been doing some serious thinking about Edward Snowden's life on the lam after sparking the NSA Prism scandal. Edward, if you're out there, Albert just wants you to know...he's with you.
In a blog post, We[...]
Blogs that write about the 'startup world', kinda-sorta-exactly like this one, are pretty easy to criticize.* We're still stewing our comeback to belligerent journalist Mark Ames' snipe at us regarding the 'entrepreneur-suckup business.'
According to Bloomberg, the NSA Prism scandal is not the first time technology entrepreneurs have been coerced into bed with the U.S. government. Silicon Valley, in turns out, was essentially incubated by American tax dollars right up until the end o[...]
This morning, Stopwatching.us launched a formal letter and petition to U.S. Congress, asking them to bring back Sherrif Lobo stop monitoring our Internet activity and phone records. PandoDaily is skeptical it will have any effect. StartupBook is skep[...]
SoftBank Capital -- the investment arm of the Japanese-owned Softbank Corporation -- has raised $50 million to invest entirely in early-stage New York startups, according to TechCrunch.
SoftBank was able to raise the money from the New York State [...]
In a nostril-flaring blog post, Jay McGregor of 'The Guardian' explains the limited viability of London's 'Tech City' neighborhood, and suggests that all these poor-taste 'tech companies' would be better off moving to a nearby city like Manchester, C[...]
Formation 8 has just raised its first fund of $448 million to connect smart enterprise and energy technology firms with international conglomerates, according to TechCrunch.
Partner Joe Lonsdale -- a co-founder of Palantir -- is bullish on Asia, a[...]
London-based MMC Ventures has won a grant from Mayor of London Boris Johnson to launch a new fund which will eventually be worth $33.6 million (£22 million), according to TechCrunch. The fund will focus on London-based startups, especially in the 'Te[...]
According to TechCrunch, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and entrepreneur Tim O’Reilly spoke at The Founder’s Den on Wednesday, emphasizing that government – local, state, and federal – is in dire need of disruption. A few enormous incum[...]