• Food startups are cookin': Munchery raises $28 million for meal delivery

    San Francisco-based company expands to Seattle, aims to launch in up to 20 cities.

    FORTUNE -- Food has been very, shall we say, hot among venture capitalists lately. In 2013, VCs poured $2.8 billion into food-related startups. The category picked up momentum again earlier this week when Fortune reported that Blue Apron, a meal kit delivery startup based in New York, is in the process of raising $40 million to $50 million, valuing the company at MORE

    - Apr 10, 2014 1:00 PM ET
  • 10 Questions: Nico Sell, co-founder and CEO, Wickr

    On top-secret messaging, competing against viral growth apps, and protecting one's identity.

    FORTUNE -- Nico Sell takes security more seriously than most. She is the co-founder and CEO of a mobile application called Wickr, which claims to be a "self-destructing, secure, private, anonymous" means of messaging text, images, and audio between people.

    The app encrypts data from start to finish, so any messages that are shared through Wickr are never saved anywhere permanently and MORE

    - Apr 10, 2014 10:45 AM ET
  • In conversation with: Sebastian Thrun, CEO, Udacity

    On why higher education is expensive, the importance of the English language, and his designs to go global.

    FORTUNE -- Sebastian Thrun wears many hats: Stanford professor. Google robotics tinkerer. And now, chief executive of online learning pioneer Udacity.

    The venture capital-backed company in Silicon Valley had a rough start trying to work with San Jose State University, a failed experiment that looked somewhat like higher education organ rejection. It has re-tooled MORE

    - Apr 10, 2014 10:24 AM ET
  • Atlassian: The $3.3 billion software company you've never heard of

    The Aussie business collaboration startup is profitable and quietly preparing for an IPO. We talk to co-founder and co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes.

    FORTUNE -- Another day, another multibillion-dollar valuation: Sydney, Australia-based Atlassian, a maker of collaboration tools (Jira, HipChat) for businesses, is now worth $3.3 billion. Earlier this week, the company announced a $150 million funding round led by T. Rowe Price.

    Hefty valuation aside, Atlassian isn't your everyday Silicon Valley startup, and not MORE

    - Apr 10, 2014 10:01 AM ET
  • Major League Baseball brings new tech to the plate

    How MLB aims to maintain its lead in the crowded sports-analytics field.

    By Daniel Roberts, writer-reporter

    FORTUNE -- Stats junkies, rejoice: The sport that brought you the Moneyball craze and outfitted all its stadiums with a sophisticated service to track and digitally record live pitches is now deploying even more technology aimed at collecting and analyzing players' every move.

    MLB Advanced Media, the tech outfit owned by baseball's 30 clubs, is rolling out MORE

    - Apr 10, 2014 6:46 AM ET
  • Survey: 40% of early adopters would buy a bigger iPhone

    Interest in the so-called iPhone 6 sets a ChangeWave survey record.

    FORTUNE -- Smartphone sales in the increasingly saturated U.S. market may have slowed, but if the results of a new survey are any indication, the larger-screen iPhone that Apple (AAPL) is supposedly set to release later this year could be a big hit -- at least among the early-adopter types.

    MORE: Apple's 2014 rumored product roadmap

    In a March survey of 4,109 ChangeWave members, 26% of those planning MORE

    - Apr 10, 2014 6:00 AM ET
  • Secret co-founder: 'If I were Facebook or Twitter, I would watch closely'

    David Byttow, co-founder of the anonymous social app Secret, discusses his company's talks with Facebook.

    FORTUNE -- Earlier this week, it came to light that Facebook was having talks with Secret, a mobile application that lets people share messages anonymously with the contacts on their phone. Rumors quickly surfaced that Facebook (FB) was evaluating whether to acquire the small company, which despite the buzz only officially launched on Jan. 30. Facebook denied the rumors, and MORE

    - Apr 10, 2014 5:00 AM ET
  • Timeline of the day: Apple's 2014 rumored product roadmap

    A Taiwanese analyst with a pretty good track record expects a glut of new devices this fall.

    FORTUNE -- We can't vouch for anything on the attached timeline -- even its provenance -- but according to AppleInsider and MacRumors it comes from KGI Research's Ming-Chi Kuo, a shadowy Apple (AAPL) analyst based in Taiwan with a track record that's better than most. 

    - Apr 10, 2014 2:25 AM ET
  • Dropbox opens its next chapter, with 275 million users

    Cloud-storage startup adopts a multi-app approach, taking on big tech players such as Facebook and Google.

    FORTUNE -- Dropbox, the popular cloud-storage company, is aiming high.

    At a press conference in San Francisco Wednesday, CEO Drew Houston announced what he likes to call the company's "Chapter 2" -- an initiative that seeks to position the startup he founded eight years ago as the go-to suite of services for data storage.

    The event included a MORE

    - Apr 9, 2014 3:38 PM ET
  • 'Drone law' becomes big business

    Last month's ruling overturning a ban on commercial drone use highlights just how messy the regulation of domestic drones really is.

    FORTUNE -- Last month's reversal of a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration policy prohibiting the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for commercial purposes in the U.S. may just be the catalyst the drone industry has sought for years.

    The decision could result in an estimated $80 billion-plus economic uptick MORE

    - Apr 9, 2014 3:12 PM ET
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