Let’s say you’re a tech enterpreneur whose groundbreaking gizmo got rave reviews in influential publications, spurring months of lucrative sales. But later, sales slide downward, and you don’t know why.
Turns... Read more »
How bullish are big drugmakers on cancer immunotherapy these days? Take a read from the deal Novartis announced today with Berkeley, CA-based Aduro Biotech, which is getting a nine-figure check... Read more »
FinancialForce.com, whose applications for back office business functions like billing and hiring are based on the Salesforce1 cloud infrastructure, announced late Wednesday it has raised $110 million to fund its... Read more »
Imagine you’re a surgeon steeling yourself to operate on a child’s defective heart. In the future, doctors like you might be able to do a fail-safe trial run by snipping through... Read more »
Many workers in Silicon Valley have overcome enormous obstacles to achieve brilliant success in technology fields. But it’s always inspiring to read another story that shows what leaps are possible for... Read more »
Startup SignalFx today emerged from two years in stealth mode to unveil a troubleshooting tool it designed for Web-based software developers and for other businesses that conduct operations on widely distributed... Read more »
Things are buzzing at The Hive this week.
The seed fund and startup accelerator in downtown Palo Alto announced today it has raised a total of $22 million for its second... Read more »
About a year after launching its system to protect business data stored on the Web, cybersecurity company Elastica has landed $30 million from investors to continue its expansion into the global... Read more »
In the Bay Area’s environmentally conscious neighborhoods such as Berkeley, electric cars hum almost silently through streets of single family homes. But what about the apartment dwellers who would eagerly buy... Read more »
Crowdstar, a veteran among companies that have combined computer games with social media sharing, says it has crafted its biggest hit so far and made the transition to mobile. That’s... Read more »
Chrono Therapeutics, a startup whose wearable device called SmartStop delivers nicotine doses through the skin to help smokers quit, now has the backing of Rock Health, a noted seed... Read more »
Berkeley, CA-based 3D Robotics has raised $50 million in a Series C funding round led by Qualcomm, the San Diego wireless industry giant.
The two companies plan to work together to... Read more »
Mohan Koo, CEO and founder of cybersecurity company Dtex Systems, has spent 15 years battling the most insidious kind of cyber enemy a company can have—one of its own employees.... Read more »
Two respected characters actors, Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne, won the top acting honors at the Academy Awards show Sunday night. But the award for biggest buzz, according to the social media... Read more »
Two years of community college for free? Education watchers and politicos have been debating about that proposal from President Obama since he announced it early this year. Is it worth the... Read more »
Californians have been using their garden hoses sparingly to help conserve water during one of the state’s driest years in history. But what if you’re a farmer with acres of crops... Read more »
Free e-mail accounts, conference calls, search engines, social media networks—companies offer these Web tools to us at no charge so they can build up a critical mass of users. Once that’s... Read more »
San Francisco-based AppDirect, which helps companies buy and manage their subscriptions to Web-based software, has raised $50 million in a Series D round led by Mithril Capital Management, a... Read more »
[Corrected 2/11/15, 10:50 am. See below.] “The Art of Detection” could be the theme for the three new companies just awarded funding by Breakout Labs, the San Francisco... Read more »
Entrepreneurs probably scan the top Kickstarter campaigns to gauge how much their own tech projects might raise on the selective crowdfunding site. But an anthropologist might look at the top fundraisers... Read more »