There are no flyover zones in the United States. That’s the way Xconomy views the map, anyway, because we see innovation happening all over America.
So it is with great pleasure that today we are launching Xconomy Wisconsin, the ninth... Read more »
Every year, Science magazine profiles its “Breakthrough of the Year.” People get excited. But what many readers don’t fully appreciate is that these discoveries—at least in biomedicine—are almost always decades away from turning into useful new drugs, diagnostics, or... Read more »
[Updated, Dec. 14, 2013--see below] Charles Vest, one of the leading contemporary figures of higher education, engineering, and science, and an early friend of Xconomy, has passed away. He was 72, and the cause was cancer, according to an announcement from... Read more »
The first time you open the Houzz app on your Apple or Android tablet, you’ll take in the midcentury modern living rooms with their Eames sofas and Noguchi coffee tables, the gleaming neo-Craftsman bungalows surrounded by herb gardens, and the outdoor... Read more »
Why would anybody want to build a biotech company to last? Isn’t that old-school? Doesn’t it make more sense to run lean and mean, hit a technical milestone, then sell the company to the highest bidder?
Given the difficult state of... Read more »
Vista Equity Partners, the private equity firm that spent $2.8 billion this year acquiring San Diego’s Active Network, Websense, and Omnitracs, intends to move all three companies to Texas, according to a source in senior management who is familiar... Read more »
In Mark Zuckerberg’s world, if you’re 13 or older, you’re mature enough to use Facebook.
Some parents would probably disagree.
“If a parent gives a child access to Facebook, it’s essentially all or nothing,” says Cole Ratias, founder and CEO of... Read more »
Wind turbines and solar panels are great for extracting “free” energy from the environment, especially in remote areas with no access to the power grid. But their big limitation is that they’re intermittent—they supply electricity only when the wind is blowing... Read more »
As the IPO counter continues to roll, the EY accounting firm says it estimates 2013 will ring up a total of 222 U.S. IPOs (or maybe 223), with cumulative proceeds generating a total of about $59.7 billion.
EY has counted 211... Read more »