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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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Tech companies are mapping the insides of stores to help smartphone users find where products are shelved.

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Tech companies are mapping the insides of stores to help smartphone users find where products are shelved.

Mobile Maps Focus on Helping Lost Shoppers Find the Right Aisle

While mobile maps have made it easy for people to find their way to a store or shopping mall, the options are limited once they’re inside. Now, a new breed of cartographers are venturing indoors to help consumers find where...

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Brad Garlinghouse said startups are raising venture capital at high valuations, picking numbers for the purpose of “chest-pumping.”

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Brad Garlinghouse said startups are raising venture capital at high valuations, picking numbers for the purpose of “chest-pumping.”

Valley Veteran Brad Garlinghouse Sees Signs of Tech Bubble

Even as Facebook and Zynga shed more than half their value in the public market, Silicon Valley veteran Brad Garlinghouse sees signs of a technology bubble. The former executive at AOL and Yahoo said startup founders are raising venture capital...

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Mark Collins, left, and Jason Giddings agreed to a $3 million investment on a glacier in the Swiss Alps.

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Mark Collins, left, and Jason Giddings agreed to a $3 million investment on a glacier in the Swiss Alps.

After Raising Money on Kickstarter, Side Project Lands Another $3 Million

(Updates to add comment from Kickstarter in last graph.) When Jason Giddings posted his idea on Kickstarter in November to build a glass keyboard and mouse controlled by multi-touch gestures similar to the iPad, he didn’t even have a name for it. The...

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