Take-Two’s ‘Irrational Games’ Unit to Wind Down Studio – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalIn a blog post written by co-founder Ken Levine, Irrational Games is being closed in favor of a smaller venture at Take-Two. Mr. Levine said his plan is…

Huge Asteroid to Fly Safely by Earth Monday – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comThis graphic shows the location of the asteroid 2000 EM26 in the night sky on Feb. 17, 2014 during a live skywatching webcast by the online stargazing venture Slooh. An…

Seattle 1-percenter a leader in push for $15 minimum wage – The Seattle Times

Seattle 1-percenter a leader in push for $15 minimum wageThe Seattle TimesKnow him or not, in 2014, Seattle venture capitalist Nick Hanauer’s politics are sure to be in your face…

London’s first dog café set to open in Shoreditch – Metro

MetroThe House of Hounds will be located in Shoreditch (where else?) and provide grooming treatments for pets while their owners and other dog lovers relax in the cafĂ©. At present…

The Top 100 Venture Capitalists For 2013: The List By AlwaysOn

Who are the top 100 venture capitalists for 2013? The list compiled by the Silicon Valley publication AlwaysOn has a number of notable names, and all will be honored at…

How Lenovo Built a Chinese Tech Giant – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalChina’s Lenovo Group Ltd., once known as Legend, grew from a tiny government-funded venture in the 1980s to a global powerhouse that last year became the No. 1…

San Francisco’s Income Gap Captures Wall Street Spotlight: Tech – Bloomberg

San Francisco’s Income Gap Captures Wall Street Spotlight: TechBloombergWhether it’s protesters targeting Twitter Inc. (TWTR)’s new San Francisco headquarters and Google Inc. (GOOG)’s buses or the criticism against these agitators…

Verizon revenue climbs on strong mobile growth – Reuters

ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc reported on Tuesday its quarterly revenue grew 3.4 percent, slightly faster than analysts estimated, as it added more subscribers than expected at its…

Time Warner sells NY HQ to Related venture – Crain’s New York Business

Time Warner sells NY HQ to Related ventureCrain’s New York Business(Bloomberg) — Time Warner Inc. sold its headquarters space at Time Warner Center in New York City’s Columbus Circle for…

Google to make smart contact lenses – CNN

CNNIf successful, Google’s newest venture could help to eliminate one of the most painful and intrusive daily routines of diabetics. People with diabetes have difficulty controlling the level of sugar…

Keith J. Kelly – New York Post

Keith J. KellyNew York PostContently, a New York tech outfit that is emerging as a leader in the native advertising world, just landed $9 million in new funding from two…

Real ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Jordan Belfort looks to reality TV for next venture – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsJordan Belfort may currently be the lead character played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film “Wolf of Wall Street,” but he’s got his sights set on reality…

Microserver Chip Maker Calxeda Abruptly Shutters – CRN

CRNCalxeda will stop making chips based on the ARM architecture and close its doors, laying off the majority of its 130 employee workforce, the Austin, Texas-based microprocessor pioneer said Thursday.…

SpaceX to lease historic NASA launch pad – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMELBOURNE, Fla. — A historic Kennedy Space Center launch pad is poised to become a Falcon’s nest. NASA said Friday it had selected SpaceX, the operator of Falcon 9…

Bitcoin’s Biggest Investment: Coinbase Deposits $25 Million From Andreessen … – Forbes

ForbesIf you ever meet Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase, ask him to hook you up with some Bitcoin. “I’ll give $5 worth of Bitcoin to anyone who asks to help…

DraftKings Fantasy Sports Startup Raises $24 Million

DraftKings.com fantasy sports startup might have a cheezy website design, but that’s not stopping it from attracting venture revenue. According to Crunchbase, the organization that pays you money for successfully…

Dennis Wu Elected Chair of Recology Board of Directors

Dennis Wu, a very respected member of the international and Recognized Business and Community Leader is now the newly elected Chair of The Recology Board of Directors. Mr. Wu is…

Chevron Ecuador: Steve Donziger Loses Keker & Van Nest Lawyers

Steve Donziger takes another giant hit in the fraudulent ‘Chevron Ecuador’ lawsuit, where Mr. Donziger has waged a decades long chase for billions of dollars on a foundation of false…

Ecuador’s Fraudulent Chevron Asset Chase Stopped In Canada

Steven Donziger and his friends have faced another giant setback in their attempt to collect $19 billion via Chevron as part of Ecuador’s rulling against the American oil giant that…

BuzzFeed’s Strategy Email

As one who’s building his own media organization, this blogger’s a big admirer of BuzzFeed, the news and entertainment website and social media system. Via a good dose of VC…

Maker Studios: YouTube Partner Lands $40 Million In Funding

Maker Studios and Awesomeness TV are two of a very small, but growing, group of YouTube Partners that are securing millions in venture funding for their video production efforts. According…

SF Police Seek Buswrecker Man Who Attacked Muni Bus After World Series

The San Francisco Police and a ton of angry SF Giants fans are in search of the man who took one of those street line makers (the steel kind you…

Mitt Romney Is NOT A Venture Capitalist

GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney has called the work he did at Bain and Company that of a venture capitalist. The fact is that Mitt’s wrong and insulting venture capitalists…

William Shatner On Star Trek Trekkers, His Movie “Get A Life,” And Discovery (Part One)

William Shatner (the original Captain Kirk of Star Trek) returned to Comic Con for the second straight year (Zennie62 trip sponsored by Tout.com), and in talking about his new movie…

Can Hollywood Survive In The Digital Media Age? Rick Bolander Interview

The question “Can Hollywood Survive In The Digital Media Age?” is on the lips of many involved in the entertainment industry. I turned to Rick Bolander, Managing General Partner of…

Social Media Ad Trust And TV Activity Trust Now Common Measure

“Social Media Ad Trust Grows; Old Media Ad Trust Shrinks?” That’s right. According to a number of sources, as more and more people go online trust in social media ads,…

Rick Bolander Is The Best VC You Never Heard Of

Who is Rick Bolander? When I say “venture capitalist” who comes to mind for you? Is it Peter Thiel, who was made famous by appearing in the movie The Social…

Diffbot CEO Mike Tung Talks Startup, SSE Ventures

Last year, Mike Tung, the CEO of the revolutionary startup Diffbot, granted me this interview as I was visiting the AOL Offices for the TechCrunch Mobile Disrupt Conference. And what,…

WhoSay: A Platform For Celebs Who Don’t Know Blogging, But Should

WhoSay is a platform you may have seen if you click on a photo in a celebrity’s Twitter stream. Generally it leads to a page with that person’s photo and…

TechCrunch: The Crunchies – Delayed Thoughts

This years TechCrunch award program called “The Crunchies” was so vastly different from all of the others, it took me a full week, plus, to figure out what I was…

Sarah Lacy Strikes Back Against TechCrunch With PandoDaily.com

TechCrunch Senior Editor Sarah Lacy, who I first met when she was hanging with then-Valleywag Editor Owen Thomas, is the first former TechCrunch staffer (there are a lot of them:…

UnCrunched: Michael Arrington’s New Blog Up And Running

TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington's rumored new blog is up, running, and now as of this writing five posts old. It's called "UnCrunched" and is a simple WordPress blog with little…

Anti-Michael Arrington TechCrunch Posts Show Insecurity

The news is all over that TechCrunch Founder and Editor Michael Arrington may step down from running the blog not just to operate a new venture capital fund, but because…

Carol Bartz Fired, Yahoo! Up For Sale

Wow, what a bit of news on Tuesday, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, who was famous for telling off tech blogger-turning venture capitalist Michael Arrington at last year’s Tech Crunch Disrupt…

Donald Trump’s Thoughts on Mitt Romney

In a video on CNN Donald Trump is referring to Mitt Romney as a small business man: It may not be a direct insult on Mitt Romney, because everyone seems…