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A Bunch Of Cool Things I Just Learned About The Commercialization Of Space...

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I went to the DLD conference in Munich a couple of weeks ago. One of the cool things about the DLD conference is that they throw in speakers and panels on topics other than the latest buzzy consumer web feature. Like space. Before I got to the conference, I...
A Bunch Of Cool Things I Just Learned About The Commercialization Of Space...

IBM’s Watson for “important” decisions where you need an advisor

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Dan Cerruti, VP Watson Commercialization, IBM(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.comIBM’s Watson will team up with Memorial Sloan Kettering this fall and plans to launch in a handful of cancer care centers this year, but Dan Cerutti, IBM’s GM of Watson Commercialization, said today at GigaOM Structure that Watson could be used...
IBM’s Watson for “important” decisions where you need an advisor

Forget Patents: Why Open Source Licensing Concepts May Lead To Biotech Innovation

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One of the main forces driving the move to open access is the idea that if the public has already paid for research through taxation or philanthropy, then it's not reasonable to ask people to pay again in order to read the papers that are published as a result. The...
Forget Patents: Why Open Source Licensing Concepts May Lead To Biotech Innovation

Frazier Healthcare files to raise a $400 million venture fund

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Frazier Healthcare, a  21-year-old venture capital firm with offices in Seattle and Silicon Valley, has filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $400 million for its seventh venture fund. The firm was founded by former Immunex Chief Financial Officer Alan Frazier, and now includes general...
Frazier Healthcare files to raise a $400 million venture fund

This high-resolution imaging technology takes you inside the human body like never before

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The UW's Richard Johnston I spent a good portion of my Wednesday afternoon hanging around the University of Washington’s new startup incubator, a 23,000 square-foot facility in Fluke Hall with room for up to 25 startup companies. After listening to remarks from UW president Michael Young (watch full video here)...
This high-resolution imaging technology takes you inside the human body like never before
This new microbattery is interesting, but not as good as the hype

Qualcomm axes its own Mirasol production, will only bring some devices to market itself

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Talk about flying under the radar. While everyone's focus on Qualcomm's results last week centered on the mobile chip business going gangbusters, the company quietly revealed during its fiscal results call that it's backing out of producing Mirasol displays itself. CEO Paul Jacobs instead wants the company licensing out...
Qualcomm axes its own Mirasol production, will only bring some devices to market itself

Execution Labs re-opens applications for its hybrid incubator for indie mobile game developers

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Execution Labs, a hybrid incubator and accelerator for indie mobile game developers, today announced it’s re-opening applications for experienced Canadian game developers to go indie. Execution Labs co-founder and former OpenFeint vice president of monetization Keith Katz told Inside Mobile Apps that the company started in Montreal because there’s a lot...
Execution Labs re-opens applications for its hybrid incubator for indie mobile game developers

Google Exec Strategizes Way Into $4.1 M Pad On Central Park West

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We bet that Laura Nissenbaum Slabin googled 239 Central Park West as soon as she saw the listing for the Upper West Side co-op. The head of global brand strategy and commercialization for the benevolent internet behemoth must have liked what she found, because she and her husband Andrew Slabin,...
Google Exec Strategizes Way Into $4.1 M Pad On Central Park West

Cleantech VC and the state of the IPO market

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This article originally appeared on GigaOM Pro, our premium research subscription service. A couple weeks back cellulosic ethanol hopeful Mascoma quietly pulled its IPO after it had filed to go public. It’s safe to say that the abysmal performance of the 2011 crop of biofuels IPOs, that included Solazyme, Gevo...
Cleantech VC and the state of the IPO market

How To Say No, And Other Tips From Inside SRI's Venture Process

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Editor’s note: Norman Winarsky is the Vice President of Ventures at research and technology development organization SRI International, and a visiting scholar at Stanford University. He is co-founder of Siri, and more than 30 other ventures. I am frequently asked what SRI International thinks about the explosion of incubators in the...
How To Say No, And Other Tips From Inside SRI's Venture Process
Innovation Showcase: E-commerce, learning and medical ventures in the spotlight
By teaming with the mouse, has Star Wars officially joined the dark side?
SK Telecom Becomes the World`s First to Commercialize Multi Carrier Technology
China may wait 2-3 years to license 4G TD-LTE networks
Rethinking the humble lead acid battery with chip and disk drive machines

Startup Central: University of Washington pumps out 8 new startups in 6 months

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Michael Young at the Center for Commercialization. (UW Photo) Almost one year ago, University of Washington President Michael Young made a pledge to double the number of startup companies spinning out of the state’s top research institution. But has he kept his promise? The answer is yes. The UW is...
Startup Central: University of Washington pumps out 8 new startups in 6 months

Are VCs throwing in the towel on science?

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In contrast to the numbers released last week by CB Insights, Thompson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association released numbers today that showed a decline in venture funding in the first quarter of this year. What may explain the difference? The NVCA closely tracks two sectors a lot...
Are VCs throwing in the towel on science?

Intellectual Ventures: Why haven't there been more spinoffs?

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Nathan Myhrvold with Bill Gates in Seattle last week. Intellectual Ventures has been in business since 2012, led by former Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold, with a bunch of different lab spaces filled with scientists working on all sorts of crazy high-tech projects — fueled in part by brainstorming...
Intellectual Ventures: Why haven't there been more spinoffs?

SXSW Releases 2011 Demographics

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Another year, another SXSW festival coming up in just a few weeks. What will this year’s event hold? Last year seemed like a big shift for both the event and for attendees. The event was split up into many locations (I think this was a huge mistake), more commercialization...
SXSW Releases 2011 Demographics

Stanford self-healing plastic responds to touch, keeps prosthetics and touchscreens in one piece

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Self-healing surfaces are theoretically the perfect solutions to easily worn-out gadgets, but our dreams come crashing down as soon as deliberate contact is involved; as existing materials don't conduct electricity, they can't be used in capacitive touchscreens and other very logical places. If Stanford University's research into a new...
Stanford self-healing plastic responds to touch, keeps prosthetics and touchscreens in one piece

EPFL mixes graphene and molybdenite to make very efficient, flexible flash memory

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We've seen graphene chips, and we've seen molybdenite chips. What would happen if we combined the two? If EPFL's experimental flash memory is any clue, we might get one of the better blends since chocolate met peanut butter. The chip uses graphene's high conductivity for the memory itself, as...
EPFL mixes graphene and molybdenite to make very efficient, flexible flash memory
Vicarious gets $15M to search for the key to artificial intelligence

Voyager Is Leaving The Solar System!

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The Voyager 1 space probe, which launched in 1977, has now reached the edge of the solar system Chris Wickham at Reuters reports. It will soon become the first and only man-made object to enter interstellar space, Voyager is now about 18 billion kilometers from the sun. It's traveling...
Voyager Is Leaving The Solar System!
Battery startup Leyden Energy raises $10M for its next-gen lithium ion batteries

Liquid metal batteries (Ambri) makes The Colbert Report

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While we’ve been covering Ambri, formerly called Liquid Metal Battery, very closely, The Colbert Report introduced the battery startup to the world this week. In this video Stephen Colbert interviews Ambri founder and MIT Professor Donald Sadoway and the two discuss the power grid, batteries, electric cars and oil independence....
Liquid metal batteries (Ambri) makes The Colbert Report
Apple and Liquidmetal Technologies extend IP agreement until 2014

My Kid is an Honor Student at Windows Phone AppCampus

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has some slick hardware in Nokia’s new Lumia line, particularly the ridiculously low priced 900. But its mobile application ecosystem continues to lag behind those of its rivals, so Microsoft is teaming up with Nokia to give it a boost. On Monday the two companies announced...
My Kid is an Honor Student at Windows Phone AppCampus

Terahertz bandwidth: the key to 1,000x faster smartphones, laptops and pipe dreams

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Much like carbon nanotubes and quantum computing, terahertz technologies have been promising miracles for nearly as long as humans have been able to distinguish water from fire. We exaggerate, but barely. A crafty team assembled at the University of Pittsburgh seems to have no qualms with moving forward, however, recently...
Terahertz bandwidth: the key to 1,000x faster smartphones, laptops and pipe dreams

Twitter to Launch Ad Platform Soon

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Twitter will roll out an official advertising platform, likely within the next month or so, one of the company’s executives told an advertising-industry conference, according to a report in Media Post. Anamitra Banerji, head of product management and monetization at Twitter, apparently made the comment in response to a...
Twitter to Launch Ad Platform Soon
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