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US Ignite: Designing Apps For Ultra-High Speed

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Tomorrow, Obama signs an executive order to begin implementing an ultra-high speed network across the US under the project name of US Ignite. It’s similar to what Google Fiber has been toying with in Kansas City, but with a public services tilt. The 100Mbps+ low latency network will connect up...
US Ignite: Designing Apps For Ultra-High Speed
Vidyo scores strategic partner in Juniper Networks, raises fifth round

9 Things Betabeat Wishes Startups Would Disrupt

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Get it? Disruptive? (Photo: flickr.com/californiawatch) We receive a lot of pitches touting “disruptive” technologies. Healthcare, education, banking–name an old-line industry and someone is attempting to yank the rug out from underneath it. Well, we’ve got a few pressing requests we’d like addressed. Namely: 1. Dry cleaning: It’s expensive, toxic, inconvenient,...
9 Things Betabeat Wishes Startups Would Disrupt

Kinect Accelerator startup finalists include 3D scanner, surgery projects

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While the internet is abuzz this week with talk of the Star Wars franchise's Kinect debut, Microsoft wants to remind you that its motion control hardware isn't all play. Last fall the company announced its inaugural Kinect Accelerator program, which would award ten startups with $20,000 and a shot...
Kinect Accelerator startup finalists include 3D scanner, surgery projects

Q&A: How Hub Ventures plans to change the world

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There is something unusual about Hub Ventures. Certainly there are dozens of Bay Area tech accelerators, but few would exclusively fund startups that make the world a better place. Even fewer would handpick entrepreneurs with no concrete notion of how to make money, and train them to become social business...
Q&A: How Hub Ventures plans to change the world

Nutanix raises $33M to streamline the data center, this time with Goldman Sachs on board

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Virtualization software company Nutanix has raised another $33 million — this time with a little help from Goldman Sachs. The company’s value comes from the unique way it handles server virtualization: Unlike most other systems, Nutanix’s own combines both storage and computing into a single box. This makes life for the average...
Nutanix raises $33M to streamline the data center, this time with Goldman Sachs on board

Fly Your Flag -- Let's See Some European Country Pavilions At Disrupt In New York

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This year we want to make it very, very obvious that TechCrunch events are open to all. In the past we’ve had startups appear from everywhere from Tokyo to Russia to Ghana, Africa. And this year we want to see a great turn-out from Europe, so we’re specifically inviting...
Fly Your Flag -- Let's See Some European Country Pavilions At Disrupt In New York
Dell's Windows 8 three-way product intro: 10-inch business Ultrabook, all-in-one desktop, and a new tablet

Chicago's first accelerator for social businesses welcomes its first batch

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OpenTable’s founder, Chuck Templeton, has launched ImpactEngine, a new Chicago-based accelerator to support for-profit businesses that aim to make a positive social or environmental impact in the world. This week, ImpactEngine accepted its first class. These founders hope to become social business leaders, and are tackling global problems like illiteracy...
Chicago's first accelerator for social businesses welcomes its first batch

Chamath Palihapitiya To Join Us For Disrupt NY

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With Disrupt NY just six weeks out, we’re excited to announce former Facebook executive and unconventional venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya will be taking the stage at the Manhattan Center. Palihapitiya started his career at the beginning of last decade at music pioneers Spinner.com and Winamp before going on to work at...
Chamath Palihapitiya To Join Us For Disrupt NY

Top Zuckerberg Confidant Says Facebook Users Are Going To 'Get Bored,' Unless Facebook Does Something 'Ground-Breaking' (FB)

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Before he left to found a venture capital firm, Social+Capital, Chamath Palihapitiya was Facebook's longest-tenured senior executive. He remains close with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He stopped by BI headquarters yesterday. He told us that he'd give Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg an "A-/B+" for his performance since last year's IPO.  Palihapitiya said...
Top Zuckerberg Confidant Says Facebook Users Are Going To 'Get Bored,' Unless Facebook Does Something 'Ground-Breaking' (FB)
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: iOS Continues To Dominate Mobile Ad Monetization
HP launches an all-in-one consumer desktop that you'll envy

Charity funds hi-tech drive to cure social ills

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Nominet Trust aims to help start-up businesses use the web to create an 'e-topia'Technology's emerging role as a driver for social good has received fresh impetus with a scheme to support British entrepreneurs committed to tackling issues ranging from mental health to youth unemployment, social inequality and climate change.In a...
Charity funds hi-tech drive to cure social ills

New angel group takes flight, looks to hook early-stage entrepreneurs

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Local non-profit entrepreneurial network TiE Seattle today launched a new angel investment program to help facilitate entrepreneurs and startups with access to seed capital and mentorship.  The new venture is called TiE Angels Group Seattle (TAGS) and includes Charter Members of TiE Seattle. TAGS will provide early stage investment, support and guidance opportunities to its members. The...
New angel group takes flight, looks to hook early-stage entrepreneurs

Verizon Announces $10M In 'Powerful Answers' Awards For Health Care, Education, And Sustainability

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The main theme in Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam’s keynote speech this afternoon at the Consumer Electronics Show were the big challenges facing different industries and society as a whole, and the ways that Verizon technology is helping. At one point, for example, he declared, “4g LTE proves the case that...
Verizon Announces $10M In 'Powerful Answers' Awards For Health Care, Education, And Sustainability

DataBeat 2013: The conference about putting data to work

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VentureBeat is excited to announce our newest conference: DataBeat 2013. DataBeat digs deep into the promise and potential of data. We’re determined to cut through the hype around the term “big data” to discuss the real ways in which smart use of data is driving change. One thing we do...
DataBeat 2013: The conference about putting data to work

Checking In With the Natty VCs of Social+Capital (Video)

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Recently, I paid a visit to the very elegant yet still hipster offices of Social+Capital Partnership in Palo Alto, Calif. As many know already, the venture fund was founded last year by the dashing-in-Silicon-Valley-at-least Chamath Palihapitiya — the former Facebook and AOL exec, who also did a stint at...
Checking In With the Natty VCs of Social+Capital (Video)
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