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Ex-Googlers launch venture-backed SRCH2 to speed up enterprise search

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SRCH2, an enterprise search startup created by Google veterans, has officially launched, while also announcing an “insider round” of founding from several venture capital firms and angel investors. Investors include Data Collective, Redpoint’s Brad Jones, Horizen Ventures, TenOneTen Ventures, data scientist Jeffrey Ullman, Manyam Mallela, Clark Landry (co-founder of Shift.com),...
Ex-Googlers launch venture-backed SRCH2 to speed up enterprise search
OnLive founder and CEO Steve Perlman ousted

Sorry Felix Salmon, But You're Wrong About Tech IPOs

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Felix Salmon, the king of financial bloggers, has a big story in Wired this month about tech IPOs. We were excited because Felix is a very smart guy and company financing is one of the things we think a lot about and have written about.   Felix points out...
Sorry Felix Salmon, But You're Wrong About Tech IPOs

OnLive Bought By, Um, OnLive (and Former Investor Lauder Partners)

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Here’s a press release I just got sent by OnLive about its sale to a new investor. Which is actually an old one — Lauder Partners. It will still be called OnLive. OnLive Assets Acquired by New Company All OnLive Services, Devices, Apps and Partnerships Continue Uninterrupted Lauder Partners Backs...
OnLive Bought By, Um, OnLive (and Former Investor Lauder Partners)

Google X is actually Google [x] (as in “solve for X”) and there is a We Solve for [x] Conference happening now #solveforx

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. Tomorrow, Google will set up a YouTube channel officially revealing a Solve for [x] Conference according to the Google+ page of one of Google [x]chief scientists, Richard DeVaul (from his bio page, right). At first glance, it appears that the Solve for [x] private conference is part of the...
Google X is actually Google [x] (as in “solve for X”) and there is a We Solve for [x] Conference happening now #solveforx

7 Real-World Tips for Attracting Top Developers

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Tech startups need more than a great idea and breakthrough technology - they need a team of committed developers who will stick with them through iteration after iteration. But recruiting dream talent that’s both ready for the long haul and willing to pivot when necessary isn’t as simple as...
7 Real-World Tips for Attracting Top Developers

China's Not-So-Super Computer Program

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China's supercomputers often are used for local development rather than breakthrough technology, making its development program less of a threat to U.S. technological dominance than commonly believed....
China's Not-So-Super Computer Program
New technology could actually make Starbucks Wi-Fi usable

Apparently Moon Shots Are Nothing Like Regular Shots

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Mr. Page (Photo: Wikimedia) Today, In the Plex author Steven Levy has an interview with his favorite subject headlined, “Google’s Larry Page on Why Moon Shots Matter.” Well, naturally they matter a lot, we thought. Doing shots on the moon can get very complicated what with the no gravity and...
Apparently Moon Shots Are Nothing Like Regular Shots

Indian tribe backs Microgreen Polymers, plans to use environmentally-friendly cups and trays at casino

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MicroGreen’s cups and trays MicroGreen Polymers, a spin out from the University of Washington that’s developing technologies to convert water bottles into durable and lightweight plastic cups, trays and other foodservice containers, has raised $5 million from the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians. The tribe also has agreed to use MicroGreen’s environmentally-friendly...
Indian tribe backs Microgreen Polymers, plans to use environmentally-friendly cups and trays at casino

Solve for X: Celebrating moonshot thinking--join us and declare your X!

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Last week we hosted our 2013 Solve for X event, where we gathered 50 experienced entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists from around the world, who are taking on moonshots—proposals that address a huge problem, suggest a radical solution that could work, and use some form of breakthrough technology to make it...
Solve for X: Celebrating moonshot thinking--join us and declare your X!
Nokia is building a revolutionary new phone to combat the ‘poorly designed’ iPhone

Meet the 9 startups bankrolled by the Northwest Energy Angels

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The Northwest Energy Angels, a 50-person angel investment group, said today that its members invested more than $880,000 in nine clean tech startups last year. Of course, that’s a drop in the bucket, especially in the capital-intensive arena of clean technology. (The MoneyTree report found that venture capitalists invested $4.3 billion...
Meet the 9 startups bankrolled by the Northwest Energy Angels

OnLive Sold To OnLive And Nothing Will Change, "Heartbreaking Transition" Notwithstanding

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Faced with a dire financial situation, OnLive is been sold to another company that will do business under the name OnLive. Because the move is an “Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors,” wrote Jane Anderson, the new OnLive PR rep, “Unfortunately neither OnLive, Inc. shares nor OnLive staff could transfer...
OnLive Sold To OnLive And Nothing Will Change, "Heartbreaking Transition" Notwithstanding

How Apple Squeezes Four Times the Number of Pixels into its New iPad Retina Display

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Apple’s new iPad offers multiple enhancements, the most prominent of which – and clearly the focus of Apple’s marketing campaign – is the 2048 × 1536, 264 ppi retina display. The display has four times as many pixels as the iPad 2 display. Apple promotes the new display at length...
How Apple Squeezes Four Times the Number of Pixels into its New iPad Retina Display
Will haptics (force feedback) be the sequel to the touchscreen craze?

Quantum computing goes mainstream? New VC fund debuts

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The Quantum Wave Fund, which aims to raise $100 million, plans to give funding to early stage private companies with breakthrough technology for secure communications, new measurement devices, and new materials. [Read more]...
Quantum computing goes mainstream? New VC fund debuts

Israel-based Cortica raises $1.5M from Mail.Ru to fund its Image2Text visual search technology

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Image and video technology startup Cortica has raised $1.5 million from the Mail.Ru group to help fund its Image2Text visual search technology. The company says that the new funding is part of a larger round lead by other investors. An Israel-based company, Cortica was founded in 2007 with a goal...
Israel-based Cortica raises $1.5M from Mail.Ru to fund its Image2Text visual search technology

What’s your X? Amplifying technology moonshots

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Last week, we ran an experiment. We hosted a gathering, called “Solve for X,” for experienced entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists from around the world. The event focused on proposing and discussing technological solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems. Discussions began last week with this small event, and now...
What’s your X? Amplifying technology moonshots

New Competitive Threat Forces Halcyon Molecular to Accelerate Its Game Plan

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Back in 2009, brothers William and Michael Andregg founded Halcyon Molecular, a genetics company with direction and funding from powerhouses like Peter Thiel, Luke Nosek, and Elon Musk. Their long term mission is a noble one: to figure out how to make people live longer. Their short-term goal, while...
New Competitive Threat Forces Halcyon Molecular to Accelerate Its Game Plan

15 moon shots for energy, food and water, courtesy of Google

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Google wants to see the world deliver so-called moon shots, or breakthrough technology that can solve the planet’s most pressing and difficult problems. Naturally, at the top of the list are technologies that can fight climate change, and solve global resource constraints, from energy to food to water. For Google’s...
15 moon shots for energy, food and water, courtesy of Google

Watson goes to college: How the world's smartest PC will revolutionize AI

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In 2011, IBM achieved a quantum leap in artificial intelligence technology when its Watson computer program trounced human champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in a three-day Jeopardy! tourney, taking home the million-dollar prize by outscoring the second place competitor by a three-to-one margin. Since then, Watson has shown its computing...
Watson goes to college: How the world's smartest PC will revolutionize AI
Battery startup Leyden Energy raises $10M for its next-gen lithium ion batteries
Founder Steve Perlman Is Leaving OnLive
Big Money For Nano-Innovations: Samsung Leads $20M Round In Raydiance For Laser Precision Manufacturing

OnLive acquired by new company, but doesn't expect it to affect customers

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Gaming company OnLive has clarified that it has been acquired by a new company, backed by Lauder Partners, but will continue operate under its original name without disrupting service to users and customers. developing… The full statement as provided by OnLive: OnLive Assets Acquired by New Company All OnLive Services,...
OnLive acquired by new company, but doesn't expect it to affect customers

Google Posts Videos From Its Latest TED-Like "Solve For X" Event, Opens Up User Submissions

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Google hosted the second edition of its exclusive TED-like “Solve for X” gathering last week and today, the company posted some of the videos from the event. Just like last year, the point of Solve for X 2013 was to hear about moonshot ideas – the kind of proposals that,...
Google Posts Videos From Its Latest TED-Like "Solve For X" Event, Opens Up User Submissions

As the social TV industry comes of age, stay tuned for what Facebook has in store

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Despite, and in fact perhaps even thanks to the unstoppable rise of social media, we still watch a ton of television (by which I mean content). Another fact: the way we look at TV has forever changed, in no small part because of social networking services like Twitter and Facebook,...
As the social TV industry comes of age, stay tuned for what Facebook has in store
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