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Behind Kickstarter's bold move to focus on 'positive impact' (Q&A)

CEO Yancey Strickler says the crowdfunding site's new status as a public benefit corporation will further its goal to be a "place of empowerment for artists," even if the decision puts a pinch on profits.

By September 28, 2015


Vexed in the city: If you're moving to San Francisco, bring cash. Lots of cash

Most cities would die for the problems San Francisco is having. But with so many techies flooding the city, the cost of renting or buying a place to live is soaring.

By August 20, 2014


Apple hears the music on subscriptions with Beats. Now what?

After years turning up its nose at subscription music, Apple changes its tune with the Beats acquisition. What does it mean? Jimmy Iovine, for one.

By May 28, 2014


Missed connections: Limbo in high tech's culture clash

The term "Google bus" has come to symbolize very real tensions between tech companies and the communities they call home. Here's a look below the surface.

By February 8, 2014


Psst, Twitter's IPO date looks to be November 15

While revising its SEC filing in preparation for its IPO, the social network may have accidentally revealed the big date is only five weeks away.

By October 9, 2013


Pinterest shooting for $2.5 billion valuation, report says

The scrapbooking site is reportedly ready to raise more money. Whether it will do so on the lofty terms it wants remains to be seen.

By February 5, 2013


Spotify's 2012 dominated by Gotye, Rihanna

The company today revealed that Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" was its most popular track in the U.S. this year.

By December 31, 2012


Spotify competitor Deezer sets sights on U.S.

The company says that it would consider coming to the U.S., if it could find a partner that helps it gain access to subscribers.

By December 21, 2012


Spotify reportedly near financing round for a $3B valuation

The music-streaming service has almost finalized a fresh round of financing at $100 million, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.

By November 11, 2012


Is Spotify's business model broken?

Financial numbers for privately held Spotify have surfaced and the music service appears to be in a world of hurt.

By October 5, 2012