Seattle-based Rover.com, which helps dog owners find someone to watch the pooch when they’re away, has raised $12 million that will back market expansion, and new services and pet types.
“So that includes cats and hamsters and gerbils and horses and... Read more »
State officials are pouring a lot more cash into Scale Up Milwaukee, the entrepreneurship program that tests a college professor’s theories by helping existing businesses push for more rapid growth.
For its second year, Scale Up is getting $350,000 from the... Read more »
The world of mobile games was not enough for Kiip.
In 2012, when I last checked in with the San Francisco startup, it focused on helping developers of smartphone games earn extra money by building brand-based “reward moments” into their... Read more »
The day after Mark Zuckerberg spent up to $19 billion on WhatsApp, the world’s wireless carriers suddenly had a lot to say about their own big plans for Internet-based mobile messaging.
Third-place U.S. carrier Sprint announced that its competitor app... Read more »
Thirty thousand people have come to Austin, TX, for “Spring Break for Geeks.” You might know it as South By Southwest Interactive. What started as a small music festival in central Texas 27 years ago is now a heaving throng of... Read more »
Yabbly has an ambitious new goal: It wants to do “Ask me anything” (AMA) better than Reddit, the Internet giant where this unique, wildly popular form of crowd-sourced interviewing was popularized and thrives today.
The Seattle startup, headed by Tom Leung,... Read more »
DigitalGlobe, the Longmont, CO-based satellite imagery provider, has once again turned to the crowd to help analyze its images as part of a disaster recovery effort, this time for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared Saturday.
DigitalGlobe is participating in... Read more »
In a recent issue of his weekly newsletter, the IT futurist Mark Anderson writes that the nature of Internet-based security threats—like a lot of other things on the Web—underwent a wholesale metamorphosis after 2003.
Before 2003, Anderson says U.S. network... Read more »
The idea for HomeJoy started with a dirty apartment.
Back in the summer of 2012, CEO Adora Cheung and her brother and cofounder Aaron were both engineers, working on ideas for tech companies out of Aaron’s Palo Alto apartment. After three... Read more »