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Don't worry, get Happier? This social network aims for the sunny side

The happiness-focused social network hopes to reorient the facets of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter that some say most foster loneliness and envy. Can it succeed?

By July 26, 2013


Nest raises $80 million for thermostat business -- report

The company's funding has been led by Google Ventures and is based on an $800 million valuation.

By January 30, 2013


Techies tell Congress high music royalties hurt artists

Representatives from Pandora and venture capital company note there isn't a single profitable digital music service and they blame high royalties.

By November 28, 2012


Algae fuel crosses paths with Monsanto, cancer research

Monsanto invests in algae research, while VG Energy claims algae scalability improved using info from cancer research.

By March 9, 2011


Waste heat-powered thermoelectrics find investors

Phononic Devices and Alphabet Energy attract investment from VCs and the military for semiconductors that efficiently convert waste heat into electricity.

By February 24, 2011


Wary green-tech venture investors shift gears

Applying the venture capital model of IT onto energy isn't working, which is something many clean-tech venture capitalists will learn the hard way, say experts.

By November 13, 2009


Quanta takes stake in gesture control maker

The world's largest laptop manufacturer invests in Canesta's 3D camera on a chip.

By October 20, 2009


Digital music suffering from entrepreneur drain

With few digital music start-ups producing meaningful returns, many investors and entrepreneurs have moved on, leaving the industry largely to fend for itself.

By July 23, 2009


Battery maker Boston-Power fills coffers to expand

The lithium ion battery maker gets $55 million in a Series D round to accelerate move from laptop batteries into transportation and utility energy storage.

By January 13, 2009


BP, Soros Fund invest in ethanol-making microbe

Qteros, formerly SunEthanol, gets $25 million to commercialize a process that uses microbes, rather than enzymes, to make ethanol from non-food feedstocks.

By November 18, 2008