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Mobile carriers now want customers to manage their megabyte usage, but a startup is pushing a different approach.

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Mobile carriers now want customers to manage their megabyte usage, but a startup is pushing a different approach.

Coming to a Mobile Plan Near You: Pay Just for E-Mail or Facebook

It sounds like a high-school math problem: You have 250 megabytes of data left on your smartphone plan. For the rest of the month, you plan to spend four hours a day checking Facebook, e-mail and YouTube. At that rate, will...

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More than 753,000 students worldwide have signed up for Udacity since January.

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More than 753,000 students worldwide have signed up for Udacity since January.

Udacity Raises $15 Million as Money Pours into Online Education

  Udacity, the digital university co-founded by artificial intelligence and robotics pioneer Sebastian Thrun, has raised $15 million, joining a crop of online education startups to attract venture capital this year. The financing was led by Andreessen Horowitz and included...

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Nora Abousteit founded Kollabora, which sells patterns and material for knitting and sewing projects.

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Nora Abousteit founded Kollabora, which sells patterns and material for knitting and sewing projects.

DIY Site Draws Investors as It Expands From Sewing to Soldering

Knitting, sewing and jewelry-making may not seem like the height of geekdom, but that hasn’t stopped one e-commerce site from attracting the attention of some influential technology investors. New York-based Kollabora, a website that sells patterns and supplies to help hobbyists create...

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says 600 million people use the service on phones. Can the social network ever be toppled?

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says 600 million people use the service on phones. Can the social network ever be toppled?

A Social Network Sees Opportunity in Facebook’s Mobile Follies

Before Facebook went public, Jim Judson was offered shares of the social networking giant in the mid-$20 range. The active private investor and telecom pioneer thought about it, but ultimately turned down the opportunity. Based on the company’s stock price...

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Developers of software for helping marketers setup social networking campaigns were hot acquisition targets this summer.

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Developers of software for helping marketers setup social networking campaigns were hot acquisition targets this summer.

How Long Will This $1 Billion Industry Last?

Between May and July, life was good for companies developing social-media tools for marketers. Acquisitions during that time valued three companies in the industry at more than $1 billion combined. First, Oracle acquired Vitrue in a deal valued at $300 million,...

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Y Combinator holds two classes of startups per year, each with six dozen or so companies.

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Y Combinator holds two classes of startups per year, each with six dozen or so companies.

What Entrepreneurs Should Look for in Tech Startup Incubators

In the last few years, dozens of incubator programs catering to tech startups have popped up. Their typical business model is to take equity in the young companies they nurture in the hopes of breeding some superstars that yield big...

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Citrix shares have more than tripled since the end of 2003, compared with the 57 percent gain for the Nasdaq Composite Index.

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Citrix shares have more than tripled since the end of 2003, compared with the 57 percent gain for the Nasdaq Composite Index.

The Man Behind the M&A Machine at Citrix Systems: Mike Cristinziano

Sixteen years ago, as an equity analyst at Needham & Co., Mike Cristinziano was one of the first on Wall Street to recommend buying shares of Citrix Systems, following the software maker’s IPO the previous year. Some $13 billion in...

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Net Power & Light's technology provides virtual gatherings where users can view videos at the same time and interact in real time.

Net Power & Light

Net Power & Light's technology provides virtual gatherings where users can view videos at the same time and interact in real time.

Virtual Class in Session: Startup’s Technology Bring Users Together

Harvard University Professor Michael Sandel’s lectures on justice, one of the school’s most popular courses, are also a hit on YouTube. They’ve been viewed millions of times and have elicited thousands of comments. But unlike the students in his class...

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