For the last seven months, Mux has been hard at work on a performance analytics platform for online video publishers. Our product gives customers like PBS, IGN, and Funny or Die more information into their streaming video performance than they've ever seen, digging deep into performance metrics like playback
In the eight months since I wrote Cars and the Future there has been an explosion in news about the future of transportation, much of it in the last few weeks: These five bits of news are presented in roughly the order they matter - and Uber and Google matter most of all.
Forterra Systems Inc., a California startup focused on virtual reality, was in need of money and its products didn't have much commercial appeal. Then funds came in from a source based far from Silicon Valley: In-Q-Tel Inc., a venture-capital firm in Virginia funded by the Central Intelligence Agency.
This is my 3,382 nd, and last, Fool.com column. Nine years ago this week I was a private equity intern wondering how the 2007 credit crunch would hurt his employer. The answer was "a lot." I quickly needed to find something else to do.
Google is moving onto Uber Technologies Inc.'s turf with its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco that would help commuters carpool at far cheaper rates, according to a person familiar with the matter, jumping into a booming but fiercely competitive market.
How much food should you feed your dog? Pet owners everywhere have asked this question at one time or another - and probably multiple times during the course of their dog or cat's life. That's partly why pet tech company Petnet was able to secure its new $10 million Series A funding round, led by strategic investor and partner Petco.
I'm excited to announce that , Chief Marketing Officer at Target, will be joining Uber as President, Ridesharing. Jeff will be responsible for Uber's operations, marketing and customer support globally. Ryan Graves, who has been with us from the start, will continue to be integrally involved with Uber as our resident entrepreneur and builder.
Over the last two decades we've seen a real democratization of tech entrepreneurship. Today, everyone has a smartphone in their pocket and fast wireless internet connections. Apple pioneered the "App Economy" that we have all benefited from. Consumer technology has become popular culture.
Washio, the on-demand laundry startup that launched in 2013, has today announced that it will shutter its service. In a letter posted to the website, Washio founders announced that the company will shut down operations, effective immediately. No new orders will go through the service, and outstanding orders will be returned to customers promptly.
Mountain View, CA--The second floor of the Computer History Museum here was a sea of young entrepreneurs and top Silicon Valley investors going on speed-dates, and Qasar Younis was the matchmaker. He surveyed the scene. Hundreds of entrepreneurs, each with their own table, spread out across two giant rooms last week.
Content note: this is pretty much a rehash of things I've said before, and that other people have addressed much more eloquently. My only excuse for wasting your time with it again is that SOMEHOW THE MESSAGE STILL HASN'T SUNK IN.]
Discussions about a split from Docker are now underway among several Docker ecosystem vendors and end users. Expressing frustration of Docker's management of Docker Engine, the technologists with the companies are exploring ways to address various issues around supporting enterprise Docker deployments. Several options are under consideration, including the possibility of forking the open source ...
When's the right time to approach First Round about investing? It's never too early to reach out, but it can be too late. We're usually a startup's first investor. In fact, most of our 300+ companies came to us when they were a couple people and an idea, having raised no capital before they met us.
It's been called the "elephant graph": starting low at the tail on the left, gradually rising up to the top of the elephant's head, sliding down his face and then back up as if he were raising his trunk proudly.
The U.S. is on track this year to post the longest stretch of falling food prices in more than 50 years, a streak that is cheering U.S. shoppers at the checkout line but putting a financial strain on farmers, grocery stores and restaurants.
In 1970, when originally offered the lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory by director Mel Stuart, the great Gene Wilder accepted on one condition. "When I make my first entrance," he explained, "I'd like to come out of the door carrying a cane and then walk toward the crowd with a limp.
An international team of scientists from the Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) are investigating mysterious signal spikes emitting from a 65 billion year-old star in the constellation Hercules-95 light years away from Earth. The implications are extraordinary and point to the possibility of a civilization far more advanced than our own.
Last week, True Ventures announced the close of its fifth fund, some $310 million. For a firm that prides itself on getting in companies at the seed level, that's a hefty amount of capital. But it's nothing compared to mega-funds. True is an interesting firm to watch for a few reasons.