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Samsung's Open Innovation Center aims at startup innovation

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The company announced the launch of its Open Innovation Center yesterday with designs on bringing better software products to its devices. [Read more]...
Samsung's Open Innovation Center aims at startup innovation

Skolkovo: stimulating Russia’s IT industry by spending ‘stupid money’ smartly

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Earlier this week, a handful of journalists and bloggers, myself included, sat down with Alexander Turkot, who heads up the IT cluster of Skolkovo Foundation. This is the non-commercial organization tasked with the creation of a massive ‘innovation center’ project in Russia. The Skolkovo ‘city-laboratory’ initiative undertaken by the Russian...
Skolkovo: stimulating Russia’s IT industry by spending ‘stupid money’ smartly

Booting Up: Get Ready to be Publicly Embarrassed By Your Netflix Habits

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Everyone will knowwwww (Photo: flickr.com/jamiesrabbits) Obama just signed into law a bill that makes it legal for Netflix to share what you watch on your Facebook (provided you give them the okay, of course). [Gizmodo] Yikes: CNET was forced to withdraw a "Best of CES" award by its parent company,...
Booting Up: Get Ready to be Publicly Embarrassed By Your Netflix Habits

US-based Java hosting specialist Jelastic snags $1m from Russia’s Skolkovo Foundation

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Java hosting platform provider Jelastic has announced that it has received $1 million in funding from Skolkovo Foundation, the investment arm of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, the Russian non-profit technology organisation, to expand its product range. Palo Alto-based Jelastic says that the investment will be used to create a working...
US-based Java hosting specialist Jelastic snags $1m from Russia’s Skolkovo Foundation

JoyTunes plays it cool, releases new piano practice app and raises $1.5m in funding

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JoyTunes, an Israeli-US mobile gaming startup that has hopes to become the ‘Rosetta Stone of music education’, has secured $1.5 million in seed funding from Genesis Partners, former Steinway CEO Dana Messina, Founder Collective, Kaedan Capital, Eran Shir (head of Yahoo’s Creative Innovation center), Joe Lonsdale (co-founder of Palantir Technologies),...
JoyTunes plays it cool, releases new piano practice app and raises $1.5m in funding

GM to hire 10,000 IT pros as it 'insources' work

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General Motors, which is insourcing the majority of its IT work, Friday said it is hiring 500 IT positions in Austin to staff a new 'innovation center.'...
GM to hire 10,000 IT pros as it 'insources' work
Samsung to devote $1.1B to investments in the Americas

Samsung Wants to Be a Media Giant. Meet the Guy in Charge of Getting Them There.

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Apple used media — first music, then lots of other stuff — to help build its giant hardware business. Samsung already has a giant hardware business, and now David Eun is trying to help it with the other stuff. Eun, who is EVP of Samsung’s Open Innovation Center, gave us...
Samsung Wants to Be a Media Giant. Meet the Guy in Charge of Getting Them There.

New England’s most unexpected tech hub pops up in the city of Stamford, CT

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Stamford is a small city nestled in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. While the city’s population is under 123k, local entrepreneurs have caught the startup bug, leading the city’s historic old Town Hall’s $16 million renovation to turn it into a tech incubator. This development, known as the Stamford Innovation Center, is expected...
New England’s most unexpected tech hub pops up in the city of Stamford, CT

Orange unveils its Orange Fab startup accelerator, based in Silicon Valley and kicking off its first class in May

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Mobile network operator Orange has launched a startup accelerator today called Orange Fab, which will be used to help US-based startups create and develop new products that can “change the way people connect and communicate”. The three-month program is being run by Orange Silicon Valley, which is based at the...
Orange unveils its Orange Fab startup accelerator, based in Silicon Valley and kicking off its first class in May

Verizon's Innovation Center: Incubating the next generation of connected devices keeps the 'dumb pipe' naysayers at bay

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It's no surprise, really. Offline devices just don't carry the allure that they once did, and in fact, yours truly would argue that they simply lack the requisite functionality to become runaway hits in the modern era. It's genuinely difficult to think of a flagship consumer electronics product, with...
Verizon's Innovation Center: Incubating the next generation of connected devices keeps the 'dumb pipe' naysayers at bay

Microsoft to double its presence in Russian Skolkovo by 2015

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In accordance with the new agreement signed by Microsoft and the Russian Skolkovo innovation center, the corporation is going to hire about 70 more software developers in the next three years for its R&D center to work on mobile data transferring solutions and cloud speech and image recognition technologies. While...
Microsoft to double its presence in Russian Skolkovo by 2015

Inside INTERPOL's New Cybercrime Innovation Center

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INTERPOL, the international policing agency, is opening a massive innovation center in Singapore in 2014. At the center, law enforcement will learn all about the latest cybercrimes... and have access to cutting-edge forensics laboratories and research stations.INTERPOL, the international policing organization, is building a law enforcement tech geek heaven in...
Inside INTERPOL's New Cybercrime Innovation Center

[Infographic] Taking HTML5 to the Next Level for Mobile

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By 2013, there will be more than 1 billion HTML5-capable browsers in use throughout the world. Applications for those HTML5 browsers will be created by 2 million HTML Web developers, according to research from IDC. There is no question that HTML5 is going to be a major factor in...
[Infographic] Taking HTML5 to the Next Level for Mobile

Detroit startup LevelEleven zeroes in on gamifying the sales process

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A Detroit startup is jumping onto the trend for gamification, or using game mechanics to increase audience engagement with non-game applications. LevelEleven has raised $1 million in seed funding and is spinning out of a larger company to focus on gamifying the sales process. It’s another example of how game-like...
Detroit startup LevelEleven zeroes in on gamifying the sales process

MTN Satellite opens Seattle office, plans to double staff

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Bob Wise MTN Satellite Communications, a provider of wireless communications technologies to the maritime industry, has officially opened its Seattle operation under the direction of technology veteran Robert Wise. We reported on Wise’s appointment as chief innovation officer at MTN in April, at the time noting that the Ignition-backed company...
MTN Satellite opens Seattle office, plans to double staff

Samsung to put $1.1 billion toward new innovation center, business creation

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You didn't think Samsung would rest on its smartphone laurels, did you? The company has had a profitable year, to say the least, and today it announced plans to put some $1.1 billion toward an effort to build a "global engine to accelerate innovation and to drive new business...
Samsung to put $1.1 billion toward new innovation center, business creation

Polaris's Dogpatch Labs Evolving in Boston, Dublin, Closing in NY, Palo Alto

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Gregory T. Huang Big changes are afoot in Polaris Ventures’ network of startup incubators, known as Dogpatch Labs. The short story: Dogpatch in Cambridge, MA, is moving from its current office, subleased from Microsoft, to a nearby space in Kendall Square run by the Cambridge Innovation Center. Dogpatch in...
Polaris's Dogpatch Labs Evolving in Boston, Dublin, Closing in NY, Palo Alto

Intel moves forward on new Avoton microserver chips and rack innovations

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Intel is just a few months away from production of new chips targeting the microserver market, and more powerful chips for other applications are on the way, Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s data center and connected systems group, is expected to say at the Intel...
Intel moves forward on new Avoton microserver chips and rack innovations

Microsoft to build first innovation center in China, has software development in mind

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Microsoft's relatively often finding ways to encourage software development in various fields, and the company's latest venture has it setting footsteps near the Great Wall. According to a report by news agency Xinhua, the software (and hardware) company has reached a deal with China's Hainan government that will see...
Microsoft to build first innovation center in China, has software development in mind

Samsung's David Eun: ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation 'a loss' for innovation

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David Eun, presently serving as EVP at Samsung's Open Innovation Center after stints at AOL, Google, Time Warner and NBC Entertainment, just took the stage here in Dana Point, California during the opening night of D:Dive Into Media 2013. While the interview was certainly a wide-ranging one, one particular...
Samsung's David Eun: ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation 'a loss' for innovation

David Eun on Samsung's Silicon Valley Invasion

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David Eun once led Google and YouTube’s partnerships with media companies, turning their sometimes adversarial relationships into licensing deals. These days, he’s doing something similar, but from the hardware side of the business. As EVP of Samsung’s Open Innovation Center, Eun is charged with developing new digital content and services...
David Eun on Samsung's Silicon Valley Invasion

Facebook puts weight behind industry-wide initiative to push HTML5 forward

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Facebook announced a new industrywide consortium including manufacturers like Samsung and carriers like AT&T and Verizon meant to push HTML5 forward with a single set of standards. During a keynote address at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Facebook Chief Technology Officer Bret Taylor also announced a test suite called Ringmark, that will...
Facebook puts weight behind industry-wide initiative to push HTML5 forward
Russia Hopes The Skolkovo Tech City Will Produce Its Great Leap Forward

Samsung Ventures Backs CIA's Big Data Favorite Cloudant

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Hey, it's secure enough for spies! Samsung's investment in U.S.-based companies continues, with its announcement that it is backing cloud-based mobile enterprise specialist Cloudant. The Korean firm's VC arm says that the investment will be used to aid its own R&D into mobile application data management and distribution for...
Samsung Ventures Backs CIA's Big Data Favorite Cloudant

This Hackathon Will Pit The East Coast Vs. Silicon Valley

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We stopped by the first AngelHack in December (click through for photos). Greg Gopman, the hackathon's creator, always had bigger plans for it.  The next hackathon is set to happen the first weekend in March, and it will happen in two locations at once: San Francisco and Cambridge, MA....
This Hackathon Will Pit The East Coast Vs. Silicon Valley

General Assembly Expands to Boston

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Looks like the scuttlebutt is fact and General Assembly is expanding to the frigid north. The Boston Globe reports that in June, the tech-campus-cum-coworking-space will launch classes based in the Cambridge Innovation Center, in Kendall Square. Conveniently, the area is also home to a massive talent pool in the form of...
General Assembly Expands to Boston

Samsung Bets A Billion On Innovation And Investment

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Samsung is investing a hug pot of money to develop innovative tech in and invest in third party firms. Samsung has announced its new Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC), based in Silicon Valley. The goal for the SSIC is to help double revenues and grow to a $400...
Samsung Bets A Billion On Innovation And Investment

Samsung Launches Strategy And Innovation Center, Will Invest $1.1 Billion On Innovation Through Two Funds

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Samsung is already becoming one of the big heavy hitters in tech, but it’s looking to make more investments to ensure its place as the so-called “fifth horseman” alongside Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Samsung announced today that it is committing to investments in new technology, with the launch of...
Samsung Launches Strategy And Innovation Center, Will Invest $1.1 Billion On Innovation Through Two Funds

The Morning Lowdown 1-31-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  As Sky growth slows, can Internet defend it from downturn and rivals? (paidContent) »  Facebook widens its lead over Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) in online display ads—now holds 28 percent of market (WSJ) »  BuzzFeed bulks up again, with...
The Morning Lowdown 1-31-12
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