Teenage programmer Nick D’Aloisio’s decision to sell his news application Summly to Yahoo for what’s rumored to be a massive payout has turned him into a media sensation. D’Aloisio said his computer skills were self-taught.
Yahoo is buying London startup Summly, the maker of a mobile application created by teenage entrepreneur seeking an easier way to read news stories and other content on the smaller screens of smartphones.
E-commerce startup Fab is quickly growing. The company, which uses flash sales to sell products, is expected to reach 8 million users in the next week.
A Bay Area start-up has come up with a unique way of selling greeting cards that relies on new technology and old-fashioned honesty.
Google is buying a company that specializes in social media marketing as it intensifies competition with Facebook for ad dollars and attention.
A Silicon Valley entrepreneur was so committed to his startup company that he ended up living and working illegally on AOL’s campus in Palo Alto late last year.
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus wants some of the online game company’s early employees to give back stock they own ahead of the company’s initial public offering of stock, according to a published report Thursday.
Mayor Ed Lee is expected to sign legislation on Friday that would give companies such as Zynga and Yelp a partial tax exclusion on stock options.
A Bay Area startup company has been awarded the contract to decommission two military ships in conjunction with the reopening of the Mare Island shipyard in Vallejo.
Ongo Inc., a Silicon Valley startup planning to launch a website for reading and sharing news from multiple sources, has received an initial round of funding from some of the country’s top newspaper publishers.