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Quizlet founder Andrew Sutherland (left) hasn't found the need for venture capital.

Photograph courtesy of Quizlet

Quizlet founder Andrew Sutherland (left) hasn't found the need for venture capital.

No VC: Education Startup Quizlet Makes the Grade Going It Alone

This is the third in a five-part series called “No VC,” which highlights startups that have succeeded without venture capital, the lifeblood of Silicon Valley. (This post was updated to correct the site’s pricing to $15 a year.) One night this past...

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

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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.

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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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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Twitter executives talked with Tap Tap Tap, maker of the mobile photo app Camera+, about a possible acquisition.

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Twitter executives talked with Tap Tap Tap, maker of the mobile photo app Camera+, about a possible acquisition.

Twitter Said to Have Considered Buying Mobile Photo App Camera+

Soon after Facebook agreed to pay $1 billion for Instagram, social networking rival Twitter considered acquiring a mobile photo-sharing application called Camera+, two people with knowledge of the negotiations said. Twitter executives held several meetings with Camera+ developer Tap Tap...

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Zynga faces the challenge of keeping the entrepreneurs it brings aboard from leaving.

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Zynga faces the challenge of keeping the entrepreneurs it brings aboard from leaving.

Zynga’s Acquired Founders: Where Are They Now?

As Zynga uses part of its $1.8 billion to acquire popular mobile apps and the key talent behind them, one challenge it faces is keeping the entrepreneurs it brings aboard. “The most important component of a deal is the human...

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In this April 7, 2011 photo, CEO Kevin Systrom, at left, works alongside engineer Shayne Sweeney at Instagram in San Francisco.

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In this April 7, 2011 photo, CEO Kevin Systrom, at left, works alongside engineer Shayne Sweeney at Instagram in San Francisco.

$1B for Instagram? For Zuckerberg, That’s Just the Price for Popularity

One thing we know about Mark Zuckerberg is that he’s a big fan of eyeballs. That would explain the $1 billion the Facebook CEO just shelled out for Instagram, which is currently more popular on Apple and Google devices than...

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Kevin Systrom, right, and Mike Krieger are the founders of Instagram.

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Kevin Systrom, right, and Mike Krieger are the founders of Instagram.

Building a Billion-Dollar Business? Yeah, There’s an App Store for That

While Silicon Valley is asking what today’s Instagram news says about Facebook, a more apt question may be: What does it say about Apple? Until last week, Instagram was an application built exclusively for the iPhone. Even so, in less...

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Zite Chief Executive Mark Johnson said the agreements are a sign that publishers see value in aggregation technology.

Zite Chief Executive Mark Johnson said the agreements are a sign that publishers see value in aggregation technology.

News Reader App Zite Offers Olive Branch to Web Publishers

A year ago, online news aggregator Zite received a cease-and-desist notice from major publishers including Gannett, Time, The Washington Post and Dow Jones. Zite’s app for the iPad was taking content from around the Web, stripping away the ads and...

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