Table for Two and a Tablet, Please

Friends were skeptical when E la Carte founder Rajat Suri dropped out of MIT to become a waiter -- for research. Two years, later, his startup seeks to tame the "chaotic environment" of a restaurant with features designed to streamline tasks for customers and staff.…

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Big Money VC Deals are Back

Big money deals are back in style. Venture firms dropped nearly $5.9 billion on 736 deals during the first quarter of 2011. Fourteen companies got at least $50 million, while four drew more than $100 million - numbers not seen since the third quarter of 2001.…

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Startup Boom Push Rents to New Highs in SF

San Francisco has become the destination of choice for consumer Internet and mobile startups. And thanks to liberal venture funding, the rents in SF are headed higher, which in turn is boosting their cost of doing business. Ironically -- it is only just a start.…

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