The Mitt Romney-cofounded private equity firm might be a symbol of corporate greed in a fierce political season, but its investment division, Bain Capital Ventures, helped fund companies you probably patronize all the time.
Foursquare has entered the mostly uneventful period between takeoff and landing. And one of its earliest employees, Tristan Walker, has left the comfort of its cruising altitude in search of the next rocket ride.
Bill Nguyen is shamelessly confident about his latest product Color, a real-time photo-sharing app that launches today on the iPhone and Android. And so are investors, who have already sunk $41 million dollars into the service even before it's seen the light of day.
Speculation abounds about tomorrow's Apple event, much of it focused on an iTunes subscription music service. But industry sources claim the necessary deals simply haven't happened. Could Apple have become so secretive that even its partners will be surprised?
The streaming music biz in the U.S. has been more exciting, or at least mysterious than it has in Europe, with leading brand Spotify just beaten to market by Rdio. And Apple, with Lala, seems not to be playing the same game at all.