Google, Codecademy and Mozilla are backing the launch of Code Club World, an open-source program aiming to give children in every continent the opportunity to code, according to TechCrunch.
The new site stems from Code Club, a UK-based network of [...]
Google has acquired Waze -- a social-mapping-location-data company -- for between $1 billion and $1.3 billion, according to TechCrunch. For the trigger-happy wonks at TechCrunch, VentureBeat and every other tech blog, the acquisition puts an end to m[...]
The New York Times wrote a slightly huffy profile of Lei Jun, an entrepreneur who consciously copies Steve Jobs -- from his clothes to his business maneuvers -- and whose company, Xiaomi, has been dubbed the 'Apple of the East.'
Jobs, of course, fa[...]
Kickfolio -- which creates tools for iOS applications to run in browsers -- has raised a $1 million seed round led by Quest VP, with participation from 500 Startups, Geekcelerator and others, according to TechCrunch, and is changing its name to App.i[...]
500 Startups announced their latest Accelerator class of 28 companies today, as well as releasing a painfully-late-to-the-party "Thrift Shop" parody music video featuring such lines as, "Rolling in, with my team, creating products that will be the fu[...]
Life can be hard if you do not presently live near a typical hub of VC activity -- San Francisco, London, New York City, etc. And if you don't have the gonads like ZeroCater founder Arram Sabeti to just hitchhike up the coast to your city of choice, [...]
Indian startup culture is at a crossroads -- in one sense, numerous venture capitalists and investors of all industries salivate at the still-developing opportunities in e-commerce, healthcare, finance and government. However, the country is often it[...]
India is an economic firecracker; for those who have lived here, you might also know that it's a wildly diverse place with over 1,500 languages spoken and a surprising array of cultures and tastes. So the fact that the country is about to go through [...]
When Rosie O'Neill and Josh Resnick met three years ago on Match.com, they were looking for life partners, not business partners. They ended up becoming both -- some people have all the luck in love, huh?
According to Forbes, O'Neill and Resnick a[...]
Ostrovok -- a Russian hotel booking site -- has raised $25 million in funding in a round led by General Catalyst Partners, with participation from Frontier Ventures, Excel Partners, Yuri Milner and others, according to VentureBeat.
The site is a f[...]
According to The Next Web, TechPeaks -- a startup accelerator based in Trento, Italy -- will be launching in partnership with government agency Trentino Sviluppo, aiming to develop the Trentino province as a "leading smart territory in the global are[...]
Babbel -- a Germany-based language learning startup -- has raised a $10 million Series B funding led by Reed Elsevier Ventures, and including Nokia Growth Partners and IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft, according to TechCrunch.
And no, I did not just m[...]