Following a global recruiting effort that yielded hundreds of applications, San Diego-based Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) today named the 10 startups selected for the new robotics accelerator program it is operating with Techstars.
The inaugural class includes two San Diego robotics... Read more »
Rally Software, the Boulder, CO-based software company that led a new generation of technology startups in Colorado and became the first in years to reach an IPO, is going to be acquired by CA Technologies.
CA (NASDAQ: CA) announced Wednesday... Read more »
When Chris Morton and his partners co-founded BlockScore in June 2013, they initially planned to get into the business of Bitcoin remittances. That’s a new way to send money via the Web to someone in another country, with the virtual currency... Read more »
The gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 might be prompting major ethical questions about its use in altering human intelligence and appearance, but biotech startups are now pushing it forward as a way to make better cancer therapies.
In the second deal of... Read more »
[Updated 5/27/15 12:45 pm. See below.] Bluebird Bio is expanding its technology reach with antibodies from Five Prime Therapeutics as part of its plan to develop next-generation cancer therapies.
Cambridge, MA-based Bluebird (NASDAQ: BLUE) specializes in gene therapy,... Read more »
Two recent happenings prompted this column. First, Orexigen Therapeutics drew fire from, well, nearly everyone earlier this month for an improper release of data related to its weight-loss drug Contrave. The second happening is Memorial Day weekend.
I’m assuming you, like... Read more »
Out west this week, the news flow was breezy. There were a sprinkling of diagnostics showers led by Illumina, which is in a patent fight with a Roche subsidiary, and Veracyte, which presented promising data for its lung test. It also... Read more »
Tim Chen was working at a long/short equity hedge fund in New York, and on Christmas Day he had no thoughts of a career change. But it was late 2008, in the middle of the nation’s worst financial crisis since the... Read more »
[Updated 5/19/15, 10:40 a.m. See below.] The push to regulate increasingly popular ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft has shifted from city halls to state capitol buildings—with implications for the companies’ reputations and expansion plans, as well as the... Read more »
“It’s like a mini-Davos.”
That’s the way one leading venture capitalist describes Xconomy’s Napa Summit. And while he is perhaps a bit effusive, we do believe our annual retreat in wine country is something special. Maybe you can judge for yourself.... Read more »