Jan 6, 2016

Mitsubishi UFJ plans division to pursue fintech endeavors

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. has set up a unit to research and develop new financial technologies, the first of its kind for a major Japanese bank, people with knowledge of the matter said. The Innovation Lab division is starting with 15 employees in ...

Sep 6, 2015

Lack of diversity in U.S. tech sector fires up start-ups

Too many white men and too few women, blacks and Latinos: While fueling debate, the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley is also inspiring startups focused on improving the mix. The homogeneous workforce in the U.S. technology industry became a hot topic after an ...

Aug 14, 2015

Cash pours in for water-saving shower head

A superefficient shower fixture that reduces water waste by 70 percent is gaining enthusiastic backing from some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names, reaping some $1.38 million in just two days. The startup, Nebia, based in the drought-ravaged state of California, promises to revolutionize the ...

May 17, 2015

Jet.com looks to challenge Amazon

Jet.com has yet to launch its online retail site to the public but has already drawn attention as a would-be game-changer that could take on Internet giant Amazon. Jet has raised $220 million so far for an e-commerce service with some 1,600 retail partners, ...