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Long-shot distributed data center project in Canada like SETI for mobile

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A California company has an ambitious plan to capitalize on all the idle compute cores in the small Canadian city of <a href="“>Stratford, Ontario, and make them work together as a distributed data center, according to an article that appeared Thursday on VentureBeat. The concept of distributed computing is not...
Long-shot distributed data center project in Canada like SETI for mobile

SketchUp Is Google’s First Divestment Ever, And It Made A Profit

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Google’s sale of a previously purchased arm of the company this morning, 3D modeling software SketchUp to Trimble, isn’t just something it does “every now and again”. It’s actually Google’s first divestment ever, according to two sources, and we’re hearing the search giant made a profit, as it sold SketchUp...
SketchUp Is Google’s First Divestment Ever, And It Made A Profit

The World's First 3D Printed Building Will Arrive In 2014 (And It Looks Awesome)

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Sure, 3D printing is fun and cute. And products like the Makerbot and Form 1 will most certainly disrupt manufacturing, even if it’s only on a small scale. But the possibilities of 3D printing stretch far beyond DIY at-home projects. In fact, it could entirely replace the construction industry. We’ve...
The World's First 3D Printed Building Will Arrive In 2014 (And It Looks Awesome)

Construction industry-focused social network Builk wins Echelon 2012 startup contest

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Social networks have come some way in this era of Facebook’s global dominance (barring China and Russia), and the sheer scope of their range and potential was shown at Echelon 2012 in Singapore where Thailand-based, construction-focused network Builk won the Startup Marketplace contest. Competing against nine other Asia-based entrants, Builk...
Construction industry-focused social network Builk wins Echelon 2012 startup contest
Autodesk Acquires Vela Systems, Aims To Bring Construction Management Systems To Tablets

Salaries rebound as Seattle leads U.S. in wage growth

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Is it finally time to wave goodbye to the bitter recession? That’s the word from a new report out from Seattle’s PayScale, which found that wage levels in the U.S. have finally climbed back above the previous high period in the fourth quarter of 2008. During the first quarter of...
Salaries rebound as Seattle leads U.S. in wage growth
Wood 2.0: mass timber and the tall buildings of tomorrow

YC Alum/Construction Disruptor PlanGrid Nails $1.1M Seed Funding From Box, 500 Startups, And More

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One more Y Combinator startup from the March 2012 class has bagged a seed round of funding. PlanGrid, which has created a groundbreaking app for the construction industry, has raised $1.1 million from a notable list of backers. They include Suleman Ali, founder and CEO of TinyCo; Sam Altman, founder of...
YC Alum/Construction Disruptor PlanGrid Nails $1.1M Seed Funding From Box, 500 Startups, And More

Construction software company WinEstimator finds a buyer

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WinEstimator, a 20-year-old maker of cost modeling software for the construction industry, has been acquired in a deal of undisclosed size by Sunnyvale, California-based Trimble. Based in Kent, WinEstimator boasts more than 5,000 customers across the globe. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the company’s products and 25 staffers will...
Construction software company WinEstimator finds a buyer
Greenlancer: disaggregating the construction industry via crowdsourcing and cloud technologies

Blacklisted building workers hope for day in court after ruling

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The Consulting Association, a shadowy organisation that compiled a list of 'troublemakers' — with the help of the security services — for Britain's biggest building companies was closed four years ago. Only now can its 3,200 victims go to court and hope to winAt first there was an audible gasp,...
Blacklisted building workers hope for day in court after ruling

€1bn resort island planned for Italy's Adriatic coast

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Rimini and Riccione aim to go up-market with artificial island for 9,000 people and 400 boatsThe Italian beach resorts of Rimini and Riccione, which offer miles of sand, beach umbrellas and cheap hotels, and have long drawn Italian families on a budget, could move up in the world if plans...
€1bn resort island planned for Italy's Adriatic coast

When it comes to maps, Android co-founder thinks Apple lost its way

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Rich Miner — who co-founded Android, sold it to Google and now is a partner at Google Ventures — tried using the new Apple Maps to get to a meeting this morning got lost, making him late for the meeting. Miner told Om Malik at GigaOM Mobilize on Thursday afternoon...
When it comes to maps, Android co-founder thinks Apple lost its way

After Your Job Is Gone

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Do you have a job? Do you like having a job? Then I have some bad news for you. The Guardian is worried “today’s technologies are going to remove people from economic activity completely.” Techonomy says “America’s real worker crisis is not immigration, it is jobs.” Om Malik asks: “People...
After Your Job Is Gone
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Plangrid Builds A New Market For The iPad: The Construction Industry

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Mark this up as one more crucial chapter in the much-thumbed book called “The Consumerization of IT”: a new app has launched from a Y Combinator-backed startup that offers builders the ability to store, manage and view blueprints on and iPad tablet. The unique selling point for PlanGrid, as the...
Plangrid Builds A New Market For The iPad: The Construction Industry

10 startups to watch from Y Combinator’s Demo Day

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Hundreds of press, investors and entrepreneurs converged on the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. on Tuesday to learn about the next new crop of startups to go through the most recent Y Combinator program. Each of the 65 companies got about two and a half minutes to explain...
10 startups to watch from Y Combinator’s Demo Day

YC Demo Day Session 1: PlanGrid, Medigram, Zillabyte, HireArt, Flutter, Givespark, Popset, SendHub, Screenleap, Coderwall, LVL6

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We’re here live at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, where top early-stage fund Y Combinator is kicking off its biggest demo day yet — 66 companies are in this Winter 2012 class, and all of them are presenting. Almost all of them are in the process of...
YC Demo Day Session 1: PlanGrid, Medigram, Zillabyte, HireArt, Flutter, Givespark, Popset, SendHub, Screenleap, Coderwall, LVL6

Letters: Shed some light on blacklisting conspiracy

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I support Michael Meacher's call for a public inquiry into the Consulting Association blacklisting conspiracy (Letters, 25 April). It was documents disclosed at my employment tribunal against the construction giant Carillion that brought to light the probable collusion by police and/or security services in the first place. I was granted...
Letters: Shed some light on blacklisting conspiracy
SMB commerce platform TradeSync raises $1.4M and adds an Intuit co-founder to its board
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