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Dwolla plans to keep its headquarters in Iowa, a state known more for its pork than for tech startups.

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Dwolla plans to keep its headquarters in Iowa, a state known more for its pork than for tech startups.

Silicon Prairie’s Dwolla Strikes Out West to Find $16.5 Million

In 2010, Ben Milne made a journey across the Silicon Prairie for his first taste from the big tech trough. Then a twenty-something founder of a two-person startup in Iowa, Milne arrived in San Francisco with no business connections but a burning...

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Twitter's IPO has been a source of speculation, but co-founder Dorsey says it's not on Twitter executives' minds.

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Twitter's IPO has been a source of speculation, but co-founder Dorsey says it's not on Twitter executives' minds.

Twitter Co-Founder Dorsey ‘Not Even Thinking’ About IPO

Twitter’s initial public offering could be the biggest for a consumer web company since Facebook. But executives have so far declined to say when it might happen, and co-founder Jack Dorsey said the company is “not even thinking about it”...

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Nate Silver, Founder & President of fivethirtyeight.com, speaks onstage at the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Austin.

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Nate Silver, Founder & President of fivethirtyeight.com, speaks onstage at the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Austin.

Nate Silver Doesn’t Like Twitter Data

Nate Silver’s credibility may be at an all-time high. After accurately predicting how all 50 states (and the District of Columbia) would tilt in November’s presidential election, Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog correctly picked Louisville to win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament...

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Leap Motion's computer accessory allows users to control a computer by waving their fingers and hands.

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Leap Motion's computer accessory allows users to control a computer by waving their fingers and hands.

HP Hopes Leap Motion’s Hand-Gesture Controls Help Revive the PC

Personal-computer sales have fallen through the floor as people spend more time on mobile devices. The world’s largest PC maker is trying to lure some buyers back with an unusual new way to control their machines. Hewlett-Packard is partnering with...

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After starting as a hobby among computer geeks, Bitcoin is going mainstream.

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After starting as a hobby among computer geeks, Bitcoin is going mainstream.

Explaining Bitcoin Without Buzzwords

Techies are trumpeting a so-called virtual currency called Bitcoin that they say could revolutionize global trade. Financial wonks are shouting from various corners of Wall Street about the regulatory pitfalls and the volatility, highlighted by a tumble in valuation that...

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Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley is hoping to use a new round of cash to prove that his mobile app can be a viable business.

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Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley is hoping to use a new round of cash to prove that his mobile app can be a viable business.

Checking Into What’s Behind Foursquare’s $41 Million Infusion

Foursquare, the New York-based company that makes an application for checking into locations and discovering places to go, just got a big cash infusion. This comes after months of doom and gloom talk about the company’s future, Bloomberg Businessweek reported today. The round, structured...

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Barry Diller's Aereo is perceived as a challenger to cable companies, but it may end up helping their bottom line.

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Barry Diller's Aereo is perceived as a challenger to cable companies, but it may end up helping their bottom line.

Aereo’s Web TV Service May Be Cable Companies’ Ace in the Hole

If you’re thinking about canceling cable in favor of something cheaper, Aereo is a pretty attractive alternative at $8 to $12 a month. The online service, which is currently available in New York, plans to expand to 22 other U.S....

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The entryway to PaPa's office is covered in graffiti.

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The entryway to PaPa's office is covered in graffiti.

PaPa Aims to Make a Big Noise in the World of Apps

PaPa, the Chinese smartphone app that allows users to tweak photos like Instagram and send voice messages that sound like a robot or hip-hop star, has seen its user-base surge as celebrities use the program to interact with their fans....

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