"Almost anywhere else, Reid Hoffman would be considered a major success. As an early executive of PayPal, he was in the money when the company was sold to eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion. These days, he runs a new...
"Deal adds mobile social networking plan
By Sarah Jane Tribble
Web sites like MySpace and Friendster have gained popularity by giving the online generation a way to connect. Now the mobile phone industry wants to tap into that success.
In a partnership that could...
"Mascoma gets $30M for cellulosic ethanol â in bid to replace gasoline
By Matt Marshall 11.12.06 9:37 PM
mascoma2.bmpMascoma, a start-up that is trying to become the first commercial developer of cellulosic ethanol â something some environmentalists see as the...
Silicon Valley is filled with start-ups launched on shoestring
budgets that go on to sell for millions of dollars, seemingly overnight. Then there's Visto,
a Redwood City company that has plowed through $267 million over the
past 10 years -- including a $51 million round this...
" MENLO PARK, Calif. -- When Ted Rheingold wanted publicity for his Internet start-up Dogster Inc. late last year, he prodded Michael Arrington, Silicon Valley's newest power broker, to check out the offbeat Web site for pet lovers.In January, Mr. Arrington wrote up...
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Venture capitalists are getting hooked on CIGS.
a start-up specializing in solar cells made from copper indium gallium
selenide, or CIGS, has raised $35 million in another round of venture
financing. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company had already raised
"After Google's deal, dotcoms are bubbling hot. What you need to know about Web 2.0. For
budding internet entrepreneurs, the moral of Google's $1.65 billion
purchase of video start-up YouTube is simple: Build a real,...
"Universal Music, the world’s largest music company, is backing a start-up that will allow consumers to download songs for free. It will rely on advertising for its revenues, offering a different business model from that of Apple Computer’s popular iTunes music store."
"A Mountain View start-up called Dash has raised $16 million from investors including two of Silicon Valley's highest profile venture firms to deliver the first automobile navigation device designed to be permanently linked to the Internet.
From our sneak peek of this, we...