October 4, 2016. Source: The Wall Street Journal

Salesforce agrees to buy Marketing-Data startup Krux

By Monica langley Inc. agreed to acquire San Francisco startup Krux, in a bid by the cloud-software giant to bolster its marketing-data and analytics segment. Salesforce is paying about $700 million, split equally in cash and stock, for closely held Krux, according to people familiar with the acquisition. Krux is a six-year-old firm that provides companies with information enabling them to hone […]

October 4, 2016. Source: Entrepreneur

Why schools should teach entrepreneurship

By Florina Rodov & Sabrina Truong While society innovates, our K-12 schools have remained stagnant. As a result, they are not graduating the doers, makers and cutting-edge thinkers the world needs. Certainly, some public and private schools are modernizing – having students work in groups to solve problems, learn online and integrate science with the arts. But most […]

October 4, 2016. Source: New York Times

Artificial Intelligence swarms Silicon Valley on wings and wheels

By John Markoff SUNNYVALE, Calif. — For more than a decade, Silicon Valley’s technology investors and entrepreneurs obsessed over social media and mobile apps that helped people do things like find new friends, fetch a ride home or crowdsource a review of a product or a movie. Now Silicon Valley has found its next shiny […]

October 4, 2016. Source: Techcrunch

YC grad Paperspace gets $4m seed round to disrupt virtual desktops

By: Ron Miller Paperspace founders Daniel Kobran and Dillon Erb set out to solve a hard problem, one the typical startup might shy away from. They wanted to disrupt the mature virtual desktop market dominated by giants like VMware, Citrix and Amazon. Today they got a healthy $4 million seed round to pursue the dream — […]

October 3, 2016. Source: Venturebeat

How A.I. and chatbots will change startups

By Aiden Livingston The shift in the startup world from apps to A.I. is, in essence, moving from making tools to making people. An app enabled a user to perform a function; at its heart it is DIY. Therefore, apps can be judged by their utility. Does the app help the user solve their problem? If so, […]

August 24, 2016. Source: The Economic Times

Apple buys health startup founded by Indian-origin duo

By: Ians NEW YORK: Taking its interest in the digital health sector to the next level, tech giantApple has quietly acquired personal healthdata startup Gliimpse founded by two Indian-origin entrepreneurs. According to media reports, the acquisition reportedly happened earlier but was not publicly announced yet. An Apple spokesperson has now responded, saying: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we […]

August 24, 2016. Source: Startupbeat

Uber advances aims by buying Otto, a six-month old startup for self-driving trucks

By: OLIVER GRIFFIN Ride hailing app Uber has announced its acquisition of Otto, a six-month old startup for self-driving trucks. Founded by former Googlers Anthony Levandowski and Lior Ron, Otto already has four trucks on the road 24 hours a day, seven days a week. According to this report from Bloomberg’s Max Chafkin, the move follows concerted efforts by Uber […]

August 24, 2016. Source: Startupbeat

Google to open a dedicated space for startups in California to connect Silicon Valley to emerging markets

By: OLIVER GRIFFIN Internet giant Google has announced that it will open a 14,000 square foot space in the heart of San Francisco. This space will help the business to work directly alongside various startups and developers. While details remain thin, the search engine said the space will be used to hold events – such as the […]

August 24, 2016. Source: Startupbeat

London overtakes Berlin as Europe’s startup capital, UK takes lead in Europe

By: Oliver Griffin London, capital city of the UK, has overtaken Berlin, its German counterpart, as the leading European hub for startups. According to reports in London based paper City AM, startups in London raised more funding than in any other European city this year. In the first six months of the year, London raised €1.3bn (£1.1bn), […]

August 24, 2016. Source: VentureBeat

The Kukie bot teaches you how to build a startup

By: KHARI JOHNSON Whether you’re bootstrapping a passion project or in search of seed funding from venture capitalists, chances are your startup needs help and guidance, and the chatbot Kukie wants to talk you through how to launch a fast-growing business in a short time. Using a combination of natural language, carousels, and buttons, Kukie connects people to […]

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