The F.B.I.’s recovery of Bitcoins paid in the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack showed cryptocurrencies are not as hard to track as it might seem.
We miss out when we ignore the companies that are neither clear winners nor flat-out disasters.
Start-ups are using technology to take a robotic approach to manicures, offering a simple way to provide foolproof nail polish.
In “The Devil’s Playbook,” Lauren Etter tells the story of the rise and fall of the start-up that tried to upend the cigarette industry.
The pet boom spurred by the pandemic has brought more attention to care for our four-legged friends. Veterinary companies are opening clinics, drawing more investors to vet real estate.
Psilocybin and MDMA are poised to be the hottest new therapeutics since Prozac. Universities want in, and so does Wall Street. But some researchers are wary about this going too far.
While a variety of industries struggle with supplies, semiconductor experts say there are plenty of new ideas and, most surprising, start-ups.
Fueled with money from Wall Street and local officials, automakers plan to build eight million electric cars a year there, more than Europe and North America combined.
Covid-19 made virtual medicine a popular investment. But patients should beware.
Boryana Straubel, founder of Generation Collection, calls recycled gold a way to clean up electronic waste — and a canny investment.
Arrival, a developer of electric vans and buses, says it has come up with a cheaper way to build vehicles in small factories. But can it deliver on that promise?
A new publication from a Vanity Fair veteran aims to attract writers with a revenue-sharing plan. The project has attracted backing from private equity firms.
Start-ups and tech companies are creating products to address women’s health care needs. It’s still a small segment of the market, but growing.
A lawsuit by Wisk, partly owned by the Google co-founder Larry Page, says two engineers took sensitive files before joining Archer.
Chinese rivals to Western names have improved quality and marketing. Now the country’s defiance could give them an edge with young patriots.
The discussions between the digital pin board company and the app that inspired the “VSCO girls” trend are ongoing.
This documentary on the workspace start-up is a fast-paced, entertaining saga of relentless self-selling and a curious corporate culture.
Times are flush for young tech companies like Stripe and Coinbase, which are having a moment as they upend the financial establishment.
Super Bowl winners, N.B.A. greats and tennis royalty are tied up with blank-check companies. That can help SPACs sell themselves to start-up targets in an increasingly competitive landscape.
An acquisition of Discord, which could top $10 billion, would buttress Microsoft’s gaming business, as video gaming has boomed in the pandemic.
As a deal frenzy mounts, propelled by financial vehicles known as SPACs, start-ups have become the prey.
Start-ups hope there’s no turning back for online learning, even as more students return to the classroom.
The company has benefited in the pandemic as people turn to online shopping. It is now the most valuable start-up in the U.S.
Coupang, a start-up founded by a Harvard Business School dropout, helped transform e-commerce in South Korea, one of the world’s fastest-growing markets for online shopping.
The gaming site, a tween favorite, began trading at $64.50 a share, up from its reference price of $45. The opening trade values it at nearly $42 billion.
Not by buying airplanes. Instead, the newest start-up millionaires are proceeding cautiously.
The burger and I have a juicy past. But do we have a future?
While much has been made of tech’s unwillingness to work with the Pentagon, start-ups are still plumbing the industry’s decades-long ties to the military.
Nio can tap an extensive supply chain that Beijing has built to achieve its dream of dominating the manufacture of electric cars.
Carmakers, government agencies and investors are pouring money into battery research in a global race to profit from emission-free electric cars.
The 11-month-old app has exploded in popularity, even as it grapples with harassment, misinformation and privacy issues.
The social network, which has a history of cloning its competitors, has started working on an audio chat product.
The device, a wearable night light that can minimize disturbances for sleeping patients, is the brainchild of a University of Pennsylvania senior and a neonatal I.C.U. nurse.
The start-up, which was at the center of a recent stock market frenzy, was valued at $6 billion in the new funding round.
Vlad Tenev has incited the fury of the trading app’s fans amid a stock market frenzy. His lack of preparedness on nuts-and-bolts issues was part of a pattern, former employees and analysts said.
Silicon Valley techies and Wall Street titans have bought homes and moved businesses there in the pandemic, coaxed by an eager mayor.
The no-fee trading app, which is popular with young investors, has been strained by the high volume of trading this week in stocks such as GameStop.
Designers and tech start-ups are working to improve sustainability and interrupt the path to the landfill.
Substack is the breakout newsletter platform media insiders are watching. Its chief executive says he has big plans — and an open door.
Rivian, which has raised another $2.65 billion, plans to sell a pickup truck and S.U.V. it has worked on for more than a decade.
The chaos of the last two weeks offers an opportunity to rethink the role of technology in our lives.
Tim Berners-Lee wants to put people in control of their personal data. He has technology and a start-up pursuing that goal. Can he succeed?
A Beltway school of journalism wants to get back to just-the-facts-ma’am reporting. But how do you cover this Republican Party?
An analysis of internal pay data at the San Francisco company Coinbase shows disparities that were much larger than those in the tech industry.
The obituary for California’s tech industry has been written before, and it will be rewritten again and again and again.
Beijing’s drive to free itself from reliance on imported semiconductors has lifted start-ups and big firms alike. Some have flamed out. But there has been progress.
Investors are betting that small companies like Workhorse will help popularize electric commercial vehicles. And Tesla aims to extend its reach.
With her latest venture, the Bliss founder Marcia Kilgore is selling high-end beauty products at prices closer to what the factories charge. Will consumers want a slice of Beauty Pie?
The home-rental company’s blockbuster I.P.O. followed that of the delivery company DoorDash. Investors piled into both.
The delivery company’s shares started trading at $182 each, 78 percent above its initial public offering price of $102, in a sign of investor appetite.