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Y Combinator for the world? How USAID lab plans to fight poverty

The goal of the U.S. Global Development Lab is nothing short of harnessing innovation to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030. Crave's Eric Mack asks USAID about the ambitious plan it likens to DARPA.

By Apr. 3, 2014

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Paul Graham steps down as Y-Combinator president

The Silicon Valley leader taps Y-Combinator alum Sam Altman to take over as president of the startup incubator.

By Feb. 21, 2014

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Y Combinator's Paul Graham defends foreign accent comments

Outrage aside, Paul Graham sticks to the facts as he sees them: Startup founders with strong foreign accents are less likely to win VC funding.

By Aug. 30, 2013

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MPOW Streambot Y Bluetooth FM Transmitter

The Streambot Y is a simple yet effective FM transmitter for owners of older cars, but the lack of automatic tuning could be an issue in areas with crowded airwaves.

Jul. 11, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating Jul. 11, 2014

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At Y Combinator Demo Day, many echoes of Kickstarter

Startups hoping to leverage Kickstarter's success were everywhere during the semi-annual graduation showcase, looking to get in on the crowdfunding action.

By Mar. 27, 2013

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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

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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

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Y Combinator's stars shine at Demo Day

The leading tech incubator's 74 fledgling companies showed off their wares. Things like telepresence robots, new package delivery systems, mobile game controllers, and more, stood out.

By Aug. 21, 2012

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Y Combinator founder: Startup funding could get scarce

Paul Graham warned that Facebook's tepid post-IPO performance could depress funding levels. He adds that life is now harder for VCs, who have to pick winners from a much bigger pool of startups.

By Aug. 21, 2012

Editors' Take

Huawei Y300

Huawei takes an old Android phone and gives it a Firefox makeover, resulting in one of the better Firefox OS phones we've seen to date.

Feb. 23, 2014