The Russian president thought he could outlast the opprobrium of the easily distracted West. It's a gamble he's lost
With few new buyers, the superjumbo's fate is up in the air
Instead of fighting for more regulations, they're pushing for market-based solutions
Vessel wants YouTube stars to focus on another platform
JPMorgan's chief helps kill a Dodd-Frank rule and does the heavy lifting for Wall Street
MetaMind customizes its deep-learning software for businesses that want to learn faster
The final installment of "Serial," a cult-favorite podcast about a murder, will begin just like every other episode—with the name of a prison telecom provider
"These colleges are ranked the top in the country, and it's surprising to me that they can't send out a simple email."
Customer service is one area where small businesses can beat big-box competitors
Founder: Janhangir Mohammed
VC Investment over the last four quarters: $25 million
Founded in 2004, communications outfit Jasper is working to combine wireless technologies with on-demand Internet applications for consumer electronics devices and other products that reduce costly manual setup time. Jasper's founder believes the company, with less than 100 employees, is well positioned to handle the economic downturn, because its customers will be looking for ways to cut costs.
Key to startup success: "Hire the best people. People make the difference. No matter how painful it may be at the time, it is always wiser to wait until you have found the best candidate you can, rather than hire a mediocre employee. The best ones will help you achieve your goals faster than even you thought possible."