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HBO's 'Silicon Valley': At play in the fields of the techies

The premiere of HBO's most anticipated series offered naivete, brutality, hope and despair. No, we're not talking about "Game of Thrones." We're talking about Mike Judge's "Silicon Valley."

By Apr. 7, 2014


Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said to launch mobile startup

Word has it that a new mobile company called Jelly is coming into fruition.

By Mar. 28, 2013


With ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘Office Space’ creator pokes holes in tech’s shiny exterior

HBO gave a sneak peek in its show’s namesake to see if people from the iconic tech hub can take a joke. Turns out they can.

By Apr. 6, 2014


Plotting the next Silicon Valley -- you'll never guess where

special report Crave globe-trotter Eric Mack kicks off an exclusive four-part series on the unlikely Latin American spot hoping to transform itself into a new hub for science, technology, and innovation.

By Mar. 26, 2013


Y Combinator's first nonprofit aims to crowdfund health care

Watsi is hoping to use a Kickstarter model to help fund crucial medical cases around the world. Thirteen health care institutions are using Watsi already.

By Mar. 26, 2013


Twitter co-founders partner with new startup, Branch

The Obvious Corporation, headed up by former Twitter execs, gets going on its second project--a Web site geared toward "a smart new brand of high quality public discourse."

By Mar. 6, 2012


Ron Conway steps back as Y Combinator cuts team funding

Paul Graham, founder of the prestigious incubator for startups, tells CNET the move has been several months in the making.

By Nov. 26, 2012


The startup accelerator boom...er, bubble

Accelerator programs are popping up everywhere, and Y Combinator's founder couldn't care less.

By Mar. 27, 2012


Eco-pods: Seeing green again for Filene's Basement

Architects propose a temporary garden and algae farm until developers, financiers, and the city of Boston settle on what to do with historic-but-now-vacant retail site.

By Sep. 30, 2009


2011: A banner year for startup investing

The year is shaping up to be the biggest for VCs deals in a decade--with a ton of activity from well-known startup backers and a new breed of investor.

By Dec. 20, 2011