These startup exits delivered the biggest bang for the buck

 Big IPOs by the best-known brands tend to dominate attention in startup circles. But when it comes to delivering significant returns on invested capital, it’s often lower-profile companies that come out on top. We look at some of the top-returning large exits, first for tech and Internet companies, and then for life sciences. Read More

WTF is machine learning?

wtf-machine-learning It’s no coincidence that Alan Turing, one of the most influential computer scientists of all time, started his 1950 treatise on computing with the question “Can machines think?” From our science fiction to our research labs, we have long questioned whether the creation of artificial versions of ourselves will somehow help us uncover the origin of our own consciousness… Read More

Arriaran leads Texas over Saint Mary’s 110-76

Erika Arriaran scored 21 points to lead No. 13 Texas to a 110-76 win over Saint Mary’s 110-76 in the second round of the World Vision Classic on Sunday.

Redskins lead Romo, Cowboys 7-0 after 1st quarter

Clinton Portis helped set up a score on Washington’s opening drive after starting despite a sprained knee, DeAngelo Hall intercepted Tony Romo, and the Redskins led the Dallas Cowboys 7-0 after the first quarter Sunday night.

Bond finds ‘Solace’ in $70.4M box office debut

James Bond’s quantum of the weekend box office: $70.4 million. “Quantum of Solace,” with Daniel Craig returning as Bond for the first direct sequel in the spy franchise, pulled in nearly $30 million more over opening weekend than its predecessor, 2006’s “Casino Royale,” according to studio estimates Sunday.

Steelers beat Chargers in NFL’s first 11-10 game

The only thing perfect on a snowy, frigid day when the weather and the offenses were equally awful was San Diego’s regular-season record in Pittsburgh.

Convict released early because of obesity

An obese inmate nicknamed “Big Mike” was granted early parole because a Canadian prison could not accommodate his 430-pound frame.