| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Boosted by a new mobile app, organizers of the Florida Music Festival said they have jazzed up interest in this week's annual event, set for Thursday through Saturday in downtown Orlando.
Advance ticket sales have increased as much as 30 percent from...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 7:38 AM
After the coffee. Before hearing about the Aereo case at the Supreme Court.
The Skinny: The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning will hear arguments in the ABC vs. Aereo case. Aereo is an Internet startup that broadcasters charge steal their signals. Alas,...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Tech companies have not been shy about spending big bucks on up-and-coming startups in 2014.
Facebook in particular has already doled out more than $20 billion in some big-name acquisitions. Google has also had a few transactions, buying two startups...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Last year, Snapchat decided Facebook's $3-billion offer wasn't cool. You know what's cool? $10 billion.
The Venice Beach start-up, whose app enables users to send photos and videos that disappear seconds after they're viewed, is reportedly in talks with...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Taboola, a New York online advertising and publishing start-up, has acquired Pasadena-based rival Perfect Market.
The terms of the sale were not disclosed but the acquisition brings together two start-ups that provide services for increasing traffic and...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Net neutrality -- the idea that broadband operators should be barred from discriminating against content carried over their pipes -- is a cause célèbre among the Internet masses.
The Federal Communications Commission received more than 677,000 comments...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has approved $600,000 in loans and grants for 10 companies and manufacturers, the organization announced Monday.
Seven recipients awarded loans are based in the Lehigh Valley:
| Jul 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Carmelo Anthony, the NBA All Star who recently re-signed with the New York Knicks, has formed a venture-capital firm, M7 Tech Partners, together with Stuart Goldfarb, former CEO of Bertelsmann Direct North America and ex-NBC exec.
M7 Tech Partners, based...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Maryland companies raised $64 million in venture capital funding this spring, with some of the biggest payouts flowing to Baltimore cybersecurity startups.
That's according to the latest MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Flexible work arrangements and better prospects to grow their skills could attract thousands of recently laid off employees at Microsoft to jobs at startups.
At least that’s what helped persuade Chandra Shekaran, a general manager in Microsoft&...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:38 AM
First came the switch off of the gold standard. Then checkbooks and credit cards started the shift away from cash — but to bitcoin advocates, not far enough.
As the anonymous digital currency gains favor with retailers such as Overstock.com and is...