Technology

How founders can tell a great startup story

In my role at Greylock Partners, I work closely with entrepreneurs to help them shape their company’s communications strategies. No matter the sector, I have found that the organizations who effectively tell their stories are the ones who can recruit the top talent, acquire long-term customers, and build brands that endure. What is your story?…

Don’t Hit Send! Email Mistakes You Can’t Take Back

You could probably fill a book with email mishaps. Some could be merely funny, but others could cost someone their job. Even with the use of text messaging and instant messaging, email is still the most popular method of communication in the workplace. Whether emails are being sent between coworkers or to clients, it’s one…

Palantir CEO Alex Karp To Become A Billionaire As Data-Mining Com

In the past, Alexander Karp, the CEO of data analytics firm Palantir, has called wealth “culturally corrosive.” A former money manager for high-net-worth individuals, the cofounder of the CIA-backed data analytics firm has maintained that personal riches were of little importance to him, despite associating with some of the world’s wealthiest to raise funds for…

Silicon Valley Turns Its Eye to Education

The education technology business is chock-full of fledgling companies whose innovative ideas have not yet proved effective — or profitable. But that is not slowing investors, who are pouring money into ventures as diverse as free classroom-management apps for teachers and foreign language lessons for adult learners. Venture and equity financing for ed tech companies…

Santa and the search engine

Spoiler alert: This article contains suggestions that Santa is not as real as many would like, but that he may be more real than he’s ever been. One of the occupational hazards of being an omnipresent corporation with a “Don’t Be Evil” motto and the goal of organizing the world’s information is that sometimes the…

At $40 Billion, Uber Would Eclipse Twitter and Hertz

Uber Technologies Inc. investors are betting the five-year-old car-booking app is more valuable than Twitter Inc. and Hertz Global Holdings Inc. The startup is close to raising a round of financing that would value it between $35 billion and $40 billion, according to people familiar with the situation, who asked not to be identified because the…

IBM’s Rometty Under Pressure to Revive Tech Giant After Plu

The pressure is building for IBM’s Ginni Rometty to revive the company or risk confronting calls for more radical steps — like a major breakup. International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) surprised investors yesterday by scrapping its 2015 forecast and projecting that earnings will decline this year, the first drop since 2002. The shares plunged to a…

Venture Capitalists Return to Backing Science Start-Ups

Vestaron makes an eco-friendly pesticide derived from spider venom. Bagaveev uses 3-D printers to make rocket engines for nanosatellites. Transatomic Power is developing a next-generation reactor that runs on nuclear waste. They all have one thing in common: money from Silicon Valley venture capitalists. After years of shying away from science, engineering and clean-technology start-ups,…