Spotify has acquired Mediachain in an effort to create a fairer, more transparent, and more rewarding music industry for creators and rights owners using blockchain technology.
Five beauty and kids tech startups have graduated from Samsung's in-house incubator program, C-Lab, and become independent companies.
Symantec says the new venture arm will push startups to get their products to market more quickly.
MIT student invents device that allow people to scale walls at 10 feet per second. The resulting start-up already has Army contract for $120,000.
In wake of privacy snafu, Facebook carefully expands to high school students and tries to maintain ties with college graduates.
In Q1-Q3 2005 open-source firms raised $144 mln in venture capital, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, Thompson Economics and the National Venture Capital Association.
Private equity and venture capital firms invested about $1.5 bln in 125 Indian companies during 2005, according to AltAssets.
US venture capital firms raised $22.16 bln in 2005, a 19% increase over the amount of funds raised in 2004, making it the largest fund-raising year since 2001, according to VentureOne.
Venture capitalists invested $21.68 bln 2005, just $44 mln more than in 2004, according to Thomson Venture Economics, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association.