A $25 million bet on Bitcoin: is this really the “tipping point?”

Bitcoin got a huge financial and symbolic boost this week with news of the biggest ever investment into a bitcoin business called Coinbase. But for the currency to last, it has to show that it can find a use beyond speculation, and that Bitcoin’s guardians can help it become a consumer product.

How much did Adobe pay for Behance? 

Earlier this morning, Adobe Systems, the San Jose-based creative software giant announced that it was buying New York City-based design-oriented community, Behance. Since then, many have been wondering how much did Adobe shell out? Now we have the answer.

In conversation with Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital [Video]

In this wide ranging interview, Bill Gurley of Benchmark Capital talks about what founders need to know about their investors, what it takes to be a venture capitalist and what are the big opportunities in today’s world.

Jack Dorsey and Twitter: Can you have a part-time product visionary?

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey was brought back into the company last year to be its chief product visionary, but his role appears to have been dramatically reduced. So who is Twitter’s product visionary now, and what does that mean for the future of the service?

Creative portfolio showcase Behance gets $6.5M from USV, Jeff Bezos

After bootstrapping itself for more than five years, New York City-based Behance, an online destination for creative galleries and portfolios, has finally turned to outside funding, securing a $6.5 million investment from Union Square Ventures and a host of investors including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

The VC industry is broken. So now what?

The investment team at the Kauffman Foundation believes the venture capital industry is broken and they — or rather investors in VC funds — are partially to blame. The report condemns venture firms for being to big, not delivering returns and not adjusting to the times.

EBay puts down roots in NYC with data-focused tech center

EBay is putting down roots in New York and has bought up a 35,000 square foot space. The retailer is announcing that it has purchased an entire floor in the Flat Iron district where it will house 200 people in a new technology center of excellence.