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Corrected: In Silicon Valley, designers emerge as rock stars

Five years ago, Justin Edmund arrived at Carnegie Mellon University, a floppy-haired freshman, with artistic talent and dreams of joining a venerable design firm like IDEO or Frog. But during his sophomore year, a recruiting pitch from a Facebook employee turned his head, and prompted a detour of his ambitions.

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DailyWorth, 14 other firms pitch ‘impact’ investors

The Philadelphia-based financial e-mail newsletter publisher was one of 15 businesses to make presentations at the Investors’ Circle Fall Venture Fair.

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Competitors build life-saving apps for disasters and emergencies in global weekend challenge

Disaster professionals working with volunteer software makers in Toronto yesterday began building a set of mobile and online emergency aid tools whose prototypes they aim to complete today. This evening, competing teams will vie for prizes in a pitch competition judged by a panel of experts. (38 mins ago)

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