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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


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


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


Y Combinator: Disneyland for investors

The incubator's demo day has become a theme park for investors. Startups are the attractions that investors will endure long lines for and pay big bucks to ride.

By Mar. 30, 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


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


Facebook's IPO will hurt startups, warns Y Combinator founder

The co-founder of the startup incubator sends an e-mail to portfolio companies warning of hard times ahead thanks to Facebook's disastrous performance.

By Jun. 4, 2012


The sound of crickets: VC offices on Y Combinator Demo Day

Over the years, Paul Graham and his partners have graduated 384 companies from their influential incubator. Today, 65 new startups went on stage to vie for investors' attention and dollars.

By Mar. 27, 2012


Huawei Ascend Y

The Huawei Ascend Y is an inexpensive foray into Android, but U.S. Cellular offers better phones at similar costs.

By Dec. 18, 2012

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MSRP: $199.99

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Lenovo Y50 Touch

New GPUs, touch screens, and more, but nearly everything is optional.

By Jan. 5, 2014

MSRP: $999.00