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Kleiner Perkins Debuts First Engineering Fellows Class

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Last year, venture firm Kleiner Perkins debuted its plans for a summer internship program to place top engineering talent from colleges at the firm’s portfolio companies. The benefit is two-fold: students get to work at the startup level, are mentored (and have the prestige of Kleiner Perkins on their resume)...
Kleiner Perkins Debuts First Engineering Fellows Class

IBM Acquires Enterprise Search Software Company Vivisimo To Boost Big Data Analytics

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On the heels of acquiring sales data analytics company Varicent last week, Big Blue is making another buy in the data space today— Vivisimo. Financial terms were not disclosed. Vivisimo, which has raised $6 million in funding, launched as a spin-off from Carnegie Mellon and applies clustering technology to enterprise...
IBM Acquires Enterprise Search Software Company Vivisimo To Boost Big Data Analytics

How to get a job at Facebook

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The social network eschews the puzzles favored by other tech giants. But, proving that you have what it takes to live up to the firm’s hacker ethos may be even harder. By Miguel Helft and Jessi Hempel FORTUNE — For engineers hoping to land a job at Facebook, here’s the...
How to get a job at Facebook

The Winners of WSJ’s Data Transparency Weekend

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Imagine installing a service on your cellphone that lets you see all the data – from location to address book info – transmitted by your phone. Or a simple website where you and your friends could have private chats that couldn’t be read by the most aggressive spying agencies. Or...
The Winners of WSJ’s Data Transparency Weekend

Here's The Crack Team Of Super-Geniuses Google Invited To Hash Out The World's Top Problems (GOOG)

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Google just hosted a series of super high-level talks and invited about 50 entrepreneurs, innovators, and scientists to the deluxe CordeValle resort in the mountains south of San Jose. It was called Google's "Solve For X" conference, a series of talks where some of the smartest people in the world tried to...
Here's The Crack Team Of Super-Geniuses Google Invited To Hash Out The World's Top Problems (GOOG)
Google responds to Microsoft over privacy issues, calls IE's cookie policy 'widely non-operational'
SV Angel Also Buying Up Foursquare Stock. Dennis Crowley Emerges As Big-Company CEO

Google defense cites study arguing for stronger privacy regulation

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Recent reports suggest that Google is attempting to circumvent industry-standard privacy protections in both Safari and Internet Explorer. Google’s defense cites a study from Carnegie Mellon. What they don’t mention is that that study argues for increased regulation of companies like … Google...
Google defense cites study arguing for stronger privacy regulation

Research pinnacle met: Robot butler microwaves meals

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If “Judgement Day” ever arrives and Terminator robots take over the world, at least we’ll eat well. Herb, the Home Exploring Robot Butler, is a Carnegie Mellon project that has both the sensors and the smarts to microwave a meal. The idea behind Herb is finding ways that bring robots...
Research pinnacle met: Robot butler microwaves meals

Hands-on with AT&T Labs prototypes: ShadowPuppets and haptic steering wheel

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We're not done with the AT&T prototypes yet. After putting our rears in the seat of a Porsche 911 and turning our questionable English into even more questionable Spanish, Ma Bell gave us a glimpse at some super rough devices fresh from the labs. The first one we got...
Hands-on with AT&T Labs prototypes: ShadowPuppets and haptic steering wheel

Mayor Bloomberg Announces a Second Tech Campus: NYU’s Applied Sciences Center in Downtown Brooklyn

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NYU's initial proposal for a tech campus at 370 Jay St. Well that was well-timed! Hours after The New Yorker posted a profile of Stanford that tore at old wounds about the innovation engine's decision to drop out of building an engineering campus in NYC--blame sour grapes or Seth Pinsky,...
Mayor Bloomberg Announces a Second Tech Campus: NYU’s Applied Sciences Center in Downtown Brooklyn

Etsy wants to solve Silicon Valley’s women problem

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Etsy wants to support at least 10 women to the tune of $5,000 each to come to New York’s Hacker School this summer with an eye toward getting female enrollment up to 50 percent of the class. The New York startup said it would offer up to $50,000 for women...
Etsy wants to solve Silicon Valley’s women problem
Why Tweets From Conferences Are Terrible

Reading the Privacy Policies You Encounter in a Year Would Take 76 Work Days

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One simple answer to our privacy problems would be if everyone became maximally informed about how much data was being kept and sold about them. Logically, to do so, you'd have to read all the privacy policies on the websites you visit. A few years ago, two researchers, both then...
Reading the Privacy Policies You Encounter in a Year Would Take 76 Work Days

The National Cost of Reading Privacy Policies Would Be Greater Than the GDP of Florida

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One simple answer to our privacy problems would be if everyone became maximally informed about how much data was being kept and sold about them. Logically, to do so, you'd have to read all the privacy policies on the websites you visit. A few years ago, two researchers, both then...
The National Cost of Reading Privacy Policies Would Be Greater Than the GDP of Florida

Startups Attempting to Lure Students Outside the Ivory Tower with Free Food, Fat Paychecks

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It would take a lot of money to make us leave this. (flickr.com/Hugo Pardo Kuklinski) Computer science majors are the new star basketball players. That is seriously the thesis of this Wall Street Journal article. Welcome to America’s tech industry in 2012, which is apparently one steroid scandal away from becoming completely...
Startups Attempting to Lure Students Outside the Ivory Tower with Free Food, Fat Paychecks

AT&T Labs, Carnegie Melon research haptic-feedback steering wheel for turn-by-turn directions

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A force-feedback steering wheel. It's quite literally the stuff of racing games, and AT&T labs, along with Carnegie Mellon, is researching the possibly of throwing similar tech into your real-world whip. MIT's Technology Review recently highlighted the project, which uses 20 vibrating actuators shoved inside of a steering wheel...
AT&T Labs, Carnegie Melon research haptic-feedback steering wheel for turn-by-turn directions

Is This Censorship? Facebook Stops Users From Posting ‘Irrelevant Or Inappropriate’ Comments

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Updated. Today was just another Saturday morning in blog land when Robert Scoble, the well-known tech startup enthusiast, went to post a comment on a Facebook post written by Carnegie Mellon student (and TechCrunch commenter extraordinaire) Max Woolf about the nature of today’s tech blogging scene. Scoble’s comment itself was...
Is This Censorship? Facebook Stops Users From Posting ‘Irrelevant Or Inappropriate’ Comments

Intel funnels $40 million into global network of research laboratories

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Like any tech company worth its weight in silicon, Intel puts plenty of cash into research, often partnering with outside labs and schools that are less concerned with turning every project into a multi-billion dollar product. After throwing $30 million at Carnegie Mellon last year to open two new...
Intel funnels $40 million into global network of research laboratories

AT&T Labs, Carnegie Mellon research haptic-feedback steering wheel for turn-by-turn directions

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A force-feedback steering wheel. It's quite literally the stuff of racing games, and AT&T labs, along with Carnegie Mellon, is researching the possibly of throwing similar tech into your real-world whip. MIT's Technology Review recently highlighted the project, which uses 20 vibrating actuators shoved inside of a steering wheel...
AT&T Labs, Carnegie Mellon research haptic-feedback steering wheel for turn-by-turn directions

Tablet-like touch interface comes to everyday objects

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Researchers at Disney and Carnegie Mellon develop Touche, an interface system where multiple gestures can be added to existing touch screens and other objects, including "smart doorknobs." [Read more]...
Tablet-like touch interface comes to everyday objects

JAMES ALTUCHER: A New Patent-Infringement Lawsuit Could Totally Demolish Google's Stock (GOOG)

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Investor and writer James Altucher has an interesting post up at TechCrunch about a patent-infringement lawsuit that might soon be lobbed at Google. The post is called, in typically bold Altucher fashion, "Why Google Might Be Going To $0." Here's the story in a nutshell. Way back in the...
JAMES ALTUCHER: A New Patent-Infringement Lawsuit Could Totally Demolish Google's Stock (GOOG)
Finding Nemo: How a startup turns your desktop into an ocean

Investor FedEx-es A Startup Job Offer To An Unsuspecting College Student

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Smart, technical college students are getting asked to drop out of school and join startups. Sometimes, the offers show up on their doors unannounced. According to WSJ, Peter Thiel's team FedEx-ed a job offer to an unsuspecting student, Maxwell Hawkins. Hawkins is a computer science and art major at Carnegie...
Investor FedEx-es A Startup Job Offer To An Unsuspecting College Student

Here's The Game-Changing Technology That's Going To Kill Rosetta Stone

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Scientists at Carnegie Mellon have invented software that promises a significant improvement in English-speaking ability in just 10 hours. The software, Carnegie Speech, is already widely available. Their CEO, Paul Musselman, told us their technology is superior to other programs because it can actually identify speech problems and tailor the...
Here's The Game-Changing Technology That's Going To Kill Rosetta Stone

Nevada embraces the future, approves self-driving cars

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The state that makes its livelihood off gambling is making a safe bet that self-driving cars won’t cause mayhem on the highways of Nevada. The Silver State just set up rules for driverless cars after the legislature approved the concept last year. Among the rules: Self-driving cars get red license...
Nevada embraces the future, approves self-driving cars

Don’t Post ‘Irrelevant’ Comments on Facebook (Updated)

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Zuck says be relevant or else. (flickr.com/gpaumier) Tech startup personality and Rackspace Internet talking guy (seriously, what do you call Mr. Scoble, anyway?) Robert Scoble inadvertently ran afoul of Facebook's vast, hydra-headed Cthulhu-armed cyber-nannyism today. This is news on a Saturday in early May: ...Robert Scoble, the well-known tech startup...
Don’t Post ‘Irrelevant’ Comments on Facebook (Updated)

At Tumblr HQ, Mayor Bloomberg Announces Daniel Huttenlocher as the Founding Dean of New Tech Campus

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Mr. Huttenlocher A source tells Betabeat that Mayor Bloomberg has a "big announcement" about the city's tech campus slated for his 11.30am appearance at Tumblr's 21st Street offices today. Does that mean the New York City Economic Development Corporation is finally revealing a second-place winner for the campus competition? Nope!...
At Tumblr HQ, Mayor Bloomberg Announces Daniel Huttenlocher as the Founding Dean of New Tech Campus

A discussion with David Farber: bandwidth, cyber security, and the obsolescence of the Internet

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David Farber, a veteran of Internet technology and politics, dropped by Cambridge, Mass. today and was gracious enough to grant me some time in between his numerous meetings. On leave from Carnegie Mellon, Dave still intervenes in numerous policy discussions related to the Internet and "plays in Washington," as...
A discussion with David Farber: bandwidth, cyber security, and the obsolescence of the Internet

Soft Circuit Suspenders Police your Posture

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Tobias Sonne of Carnegie Mellon devised suspenders equipped with stretch sensors that detect differences in resistance depending on the user’s posture. If there is not enough stretch in the suspenders, a buzzer gives haptic feedback, alerting the user to sit up straight. If suspenders don’t suit your style, it...
Soft Circuit Suspenders Police your Posture
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