Yabbly has an ambitious new goal: It wants to do “Ask me anything” (AMA) better than Reddit, the Internet giant where this unique, wildly popular form of crowd-sourced interviewing was popularized and thrives today.
The Seattle startup, headed by Tom Leung,... Read more »
DigitalGlobe, the Longmont, CO-based satellite imagery provider, has once again turned to the crowd to help analyze its images as part of a disaster recovery effort, this time for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared Saturday.
DigitalGlobe is participating in... Read more »
In a recent issue of his weekly newsletter, the IT futurist Mark Anderson writes that the nature of Internet-based security threats—like a lot of other things on the Web—underwent a wholesale metamorphosis after 2003.
Before 2003, Anderson says U.S. network... Read more »
The idea for HomeJoy started with a dirty apartment.
Back in the summer of 2012, CEO Adora Cheung and her brother and cofounder Aaron were both engineers, working on ideas for tech companies out of Aaron’s Palo Alto apartment. After three... Read more »
Lots of universities try to turn lab research into real businesses. Backing from a New York state agency may give some innovations in energy a head start.
Last week, 13 teams from area universities pitched ideas to a panel of venture... Read more »
For people with celiac disease, there’s one way to avoid symptoms: don’t eat gluten. But what if a vaccine and some booster shots could let you eat all the wheat-filled food you want, without all the nasty consequences? That’s the kind... Read more »
If you’re like me, you spend your days toggling back and forth between a dozen or so tabs crowding the top of your computer screen: One for e-mail, a few for social media, a few for news, one to monitor college... Read more »
As the news emerged of Richmond, CA-based Sangamo Biosciences’s progress toward a gene therapy treatment for HIV infection, the media buzzed and investors boosted the company’s share price by 17 percent Thursday.
For the first time, Sangamo (NASDAQ: SGMO) had... Read more »
Seattle-area startups Illumagear, maker of safety lighting for construction workers, and ComputeNext, a cloud-services marketplace, attracted funding recently. Meanwhile, Paul Allen and the Bonneville Power Administration plan to bankroll researchers focused on artificial intelligence and the regional power system, respectively. And... Read more »