| Oct 17, 2013
Simple.com is for people raving mad at their bank.
The Portland, Ore., startup is not quite a bank. Rather it's an intermediary that offers a trade: the promise of a much better experience, such as no overdraft fees and some very helpful budgeting tools,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:30 AM
It's 7:18 a.m. at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, N.Y., and John Goodman is yawning.
The ursine actor is up early for a shoot at the studio's Stage K, an 18,000-square-foot facility where he's shooting "Alpha House," a new TV series in which he...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Crowdfunding has raised money to build libraries, make movies and send children on school trips. Soon it may let small investors buy stakes in fledgling companies.
Federal regulators proposed rules Wednesday that would allow individuals to invest in...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Speaking before a gathering of women in technology, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg recalled an uncomfortable exchange with two men on a different stage discussing the scarcity of women in the industry.
| Oct 27, 2013
Jason Perkail of Baltimore and Dimitri Furman of Gaithersburg are audiophiles, former DJs with a passion for high fidelity. They never thought they'd be manufacturers.
But one led to the other. In the space of five whirlwind months, they designed a high-...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 9:04 AM
Four weeks since it began selling health insurance on the state's new marketplace for the uninsured, Evergreen Health Cooperative Inc. has signed up only five people.
That's a long way from the nonprofit health insurance provider's first-year goal of 15,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:13 PM
At a moment when the world is transfixed by bloody political dramas unspooling in Egypt and Syria, a book about business start-ups in the Arab world might seem poorly timed.
But many of the same social and technological factors behind the region's...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Testing a new way to expose audiences to new shows, CBS is using video-visualization app Videogram on Twitter to push four freshman comedies a week ahead of their premieres.
Videogram, created by startup Cinemacraft, segments videos into scenes to create...
| Nov 24, 2013
Veteran Chicago entrepreneur Howard Tullman says starting an online company at 1871 should be like joining the Marines.
And this hard-charging style, Tullman said, will define how he runs the city's marquee hub and co-working space for Internet startups...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:37 PM
TIJUANA — In an industrial park five miles east of downtown Tijuana, Ariel Ceja toils in a white room bustling with assembly workers hunched over blue tables.
A master scheduler, Ceja is in charge of all steps of production at this factory nestled...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In Venice, 25-year-old Snapchat co-founder Bobby Murphy has bought a new two-bedroom house for $2.1 million, or nearly double the median price of homes in the neighborhood.
A few blocks away, a three-bedroom town house with a rooftop sun deck was just...