The Virgin Mobile Venture is an entry-level smartphone that carries out basic tasks reliably, but with low-spec hardware and a pokey processor.
Yuri Milner, who backed Facebook and Twitter, says his search for extraterrestrial life is in "listening mode."
The social network leader will venture beyond the thumbs-up with a test starting Friday for residents of Ireland and Spain.
Rothenberg Ventures will provide funding to startups developing virtual reality and other next-generation technologies.
Andy Rubin, the father of Google's mobile software, also says the industry needs to start figuring out how to interact with devices that don't have a screen -- like washing machines.
As part of its push into new businesses, Sony's mobile division teams up with robotics company ZMP to form a new company that will offer drone-based services to business customers.
After his plan to break up California flopped, Tim Draper takes another stab at changing the state's government, giving $500,000 for counties to use a startup's data visualization tools.
Powerful women are making their own rules of VC conduct.
Sony has purchased Softkinetic, a company known for making depth sensors for virtual and augmented reality technology.
At the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, Lexus goes decidedly small with their ultra-compact Lexus LF-SA concept and rethinks the way the driver interacts with his vehicle.