With new top-line investors and a partnership with GE, General Assembly -- a new kind of urban networking campus -- is set to grow fast.
By Alex Konrad, reporter
FORTUNE -- General Assembly, which provides workspace and training for budding, high-tech entrepreneurs in New York City, has just attracted an all-star list of investors: Howard Schultz's Maveron fund, Yuri Milner of DST Global, and Jeff Bezos's Bezos Expeditions. What do they see MORESep 7, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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* Facebook launched a new "Facebook for Business" Web page that teaches smaller merchants how to set up a profile and create Facebook ads and deals. The move comes a week after Google+ shut down company-created profiles, restricting the social network to individual users. (GigaOm)
* Fox Broadcasting (NWS) plans to limit MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 27, 2011 11:30 AM ET
Jeff Bezos's strategy of giving customers the best e-reader and e-bookstore possible is paying off for Amazon -- not that it's saying by how much.
FORTUNE -- Sales of the Kindle and of e-books are so good, and growing so fast, that they are now becoming a driver of Amazon's overall growth, says Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney.
We can't know for sure how many Kindles Amazon (AMZN) is selling, because the company MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jun 8, 2011 11:49 AM ET
A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.
Multiple outlets are reporting that Egypt has shut off local web access, a first in Internet history. Tweeted CNN reporter Ben Wedeman: "No internet, no SMS, what is next? Mobile phones and land lines? So much for stability. #Jan25 #Egypt" The move comes as thousands of Egyptian protesters call for an end to the 30-year dictatorship of 82-year-old MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 28, 2011 6:00 AM ET
Shares the No. 17 spot on Foreign Policy's 2010 top 100 list "for reinventing reading"
You don't often hear Apple (AAPL) and Amazon's (AMZN) CEOs mentioned in the same breath, but there they are in the current issue of Foreign Policy, honored together for the contribution of their competing e-readers.
It's an odd pairing, given what Steve Jobs said about Jeff Bezos' Kindle in 2008:
"It doesn't matter how good or bad the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 28, 2010 12:48 PM ET
Kleiner Perkins thinks we're in a third wave of technology. Doerr, Zuckerberg, Bezos and Pincus are throwing a $250 million "party" in order to ride it.
The last time venture capitalist John Doerr opined that a technology wave was about to sweep over the globe it was just before the height of the Internet bubble in the 1990s, when he pronounced that the Internet was under-hyped. Yes, there was Internet startup MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Oct 21, 2010 5:38 PM ET
A round-up of the companies, deals, and trends that made headlines.
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the morning's most newsworthy bits below.Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg granted The New Yorker unprecedented access for a profile in the latest issue. Among the revelations: Zuckerberg has 879 Facebook friends, MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 14, 2010 8:20 AM ET
>Ben Baer, Senior Producer - Oct 29, 2009 10:54 AM ET
The collective net worth of the super rich on Forbes's annual list of the 400 wealthiest Americans fell by $300 billion over the past 12 months, and the tech sector spilled its share of the red ink.
Microsoft's Bill Gates lost the most -- at least on paper. His net worth dropped from $57 to $50 billion, not enough, however, to keep him from topping the list for the 16th year MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 1, 2009 6:23 AM ET
Apple CEO Steve Jobs was pretty dismissive of Amazon's Kindle electronic book reader when it first came out. "The whole conception is flawed at the top," he told the New York Times a little over a year ago, pointing out that 40% of Americans make it through one book a year or less. "People don't read anymore."
The launch Monday of the Kindle 2 after 14 months of strong sales -- MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 10, 2009 8:37 AM ET
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