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More support for veterans via public/private partnership with the VA

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More support for veterans via public/private partnership with the VA

EU Commission seeks help in 'shaping the app economy', spending €100 million

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To whom it may concern: the European Commission has two interesting Brussels-based workshops lined up in the next few weeks that you might be interested in participating in. Shining a light on Europe’s app economy One is dubbed Eurapp and aims to ‘shape the future app economy in Europe’ –...
EU Commission seeks help in 'shaping the app economy', spending €100 million

Hillary Clinton, Jeff Bezos to announce Kindle Mobile Learning Initiative next Wednesday

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will announce the global launch of the Kindle Mobile Learning Initiative on Wednesday, June 20 at a press conference in Washington, D.C. Described as a “public-private partnership with Amazon and the U.S. government,” the program is designed to create “a...
Hillary Clinton, Jeff Bezos to announce Kindle Mobile Learning Initiative next Wednesday

Kids' reading app Ruckus partners with CT Public Television to create CPTV-branded app

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Ruckus, the kids’ reading app launched by former Simon & Schuster exec Rick Richter in 2012, is teaming up with Connecticut Public Television to offer a CPTV-branded iOS app that delivers kids’ content. The app, which is set to launch in June, will include downloadable videos and ebooks. Ruckus sees...
Kids' reading app Ruckus partners with CT Public Television to create CPTV-branded app

Wanted: The ability to fail

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If entrepreneurs are to solve the world’s biggest problems — energy self-sufficiency, a reversal of climate change, finding a way to feed the 9 billion people expected to populate this planet in a few years — they need to be able to try and fail. And, this means the government...
Wanted: The ability to fail

Revealed: Why 6wunderkinder’s backers really sold up

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Productivity startup 6wunderkinder is one of the startups to watch in Berlin right now: not only has the company scored around three million users for its Wunderlist and Wunderkit tools, but it also boasts backing from the likes of Niklas Zennström’s Atomico. But what’s going on with the rest of...
Revealed: Why 6wunderkinder’s backers really sold up

Warring Senate Factions Punt Cybersecurity Bill Until After the Election

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Today's failure in the Senate to end debate on the latest cybersecurity bill and bring it to a final vote will likely mean no action on the issue until next year. And the debate over how government agencies should share critical security information with private software and services firms has...
Warring Senate Factions Punt Cybersecurity Bill Until After the Election

Newsmakers 2012: UW president Michael Young shines a light on startups

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Michael Young at the Center for Commercialization. UW photo Are startups in the DNA of the University of Washington? If not right now, they will be once President Michael Young finished his work. Young, who took the helm of the state’s largest research university in July 2011 after a successful...
Newsmakers 2012: UW president Michael Young shines a light on startups

Revised Cybersecurity Bill Still Faces Democrat, Republican Gauntlets

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The U.S. Senate is about to deliberate a highly revised cybersecurity bill - one that last weekend won the endorsement of President Obama. The current version of the bill no longer contains measures that would essentially declare any device that may at some point contain critical government information - even via...
Revised Cybersecurity Bill Still Faces Democrat, Republican Gauntlets

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility hosts test of new commercial rocket

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The new Antares rocket will be test-launched from NASA Wallops this week. NASA/Brea Reeves For decades, the Space Shuttles were the primary way the United States transported cargo and people into low-Earth orbit. Upon retirement of the aging fleet of Shuttles, NASA has promoted a public-private partnership with companies...
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility hosts test of new commercial rocket

"Green Button" Open Data Just Created an App Market for 27M US Homes

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Earlier this year, influential venture capitalist Fred Wilson encouraged entrepreneurs and VCs to get behind open data. Writing on his widely read blog, Wilson urged developers to adopt the Green Button, the project that former United States Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra launched in 2011 to unleash energy data. Today,...
"Green Button" Open Data Just Created an App Market for 27M US Homes

Slow-motion 7.0 earthquake drags on for 5 months under New Zealand

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New Zealand's GeoNet, a public-private partnership that monitors the islands' seismic activity, has put up a blog post that describes a rather interesting event going on near the country's capital. Since January (and at last check, ongoing), the city of Wellington has most decidedly not been shaken by a...
Slow-motion 7.0 earthquake drags on for 5 months under New Zealand

An in-depth look at Start-Up Brasil

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Government-supported program Start-Up Brasil is now entering the second phase of its roll-out, with the imminent opening of its call for applications to Brazilian and foreign startups, its promoters announced this week at Rio de Janeiro’s Global Entreneurship Congress. The IT Policy Secretary for Brazil’s Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (MCTI) Virgilio de...
An in-depth look at Start-Up Brasil

EU digital chief throws €50M in 5G's direction to help continent regain mobile lead

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Europe’s digital chief, Neelie Kroes, wants to fix the EU mobile industry. Still stung by the loss of her funding for ensuring the roll-out of high-speed fixed broadband across the EU, she wants mobile to take up the slack, and to that end she has thrown €50 million ($65 million)...
EU digital chief throws €50M in 5G's direction to help continent regain mobile lead

Meet the 9 startup grads from the Portland Seed Fund

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Portland, Oregon. Photo via Radworld I don’t get as much time as I’d like to peruse the Portland startup scene. But there’s a heck of a lot of interesting stuff happening along the Willamette, and as you can well imagine I’m not talking about the Timbers. I’ll stack up Seattle’s soccer...
Meet the 9 startup grads from the Portland Seed Fund

India Unveils New Version Of The 'World's Cheapest Tablet'

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India has launched a new version of its ultra-low-cost tablet computer with a quicker processor and an improved battery, on sale to students at the subsidised price of $20. The Aakash tablet, dubbed the world's cheapest computer, has been developed as a public-private partnership aimed at making computing technology available...
India Unveils New Version Of The 'World's Cheapest Tablet'

Meet the 11 startup grads from the Portland Seed Fund

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Portland is certainly growing as a startup city, and now there’s a new batch of companies ready to make their mark in the Rose City. The two-year-old Portland Seed Fund just graduated its fourth class of early-stage companies. The incubator, a unique public-private partnership supported by various government agencies and organizations, gave the startups $25,000...
Meet the 11 startup grads from the Portland Seed Fund

Estonia Drives Robotics and Coding Education With Smartlab Hobby Groups, Backed By Microsoft

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The Baltic country of Estonia — known as the birthplace of Skype and a go-to market for tech companies in the U.S. and elsewhere needing developers — is making another IT investment so that younger generations can keep growing that reputation. Today, it announced Smartlab, a public/private partnership with companies...
Estonia Drives Robotics and Coding Education With Smartlab Hobby Groups, Backed By Microsoft

Transphorm, An Energy Efficiency Groundbreaker Backed By Google, Raises $35M From Japan Powerhouses

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Transphorm, a company that has developed a power conversion technology to drive energy efficiency, emerging from stealth early last year, has today announced a Series E raise of $35 million led by a particularly strategic pair of investors. The round is led by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ)...
Transphorm, An Energy Efficiency Groundbreaker Backed By Google, Raises $35M From Japan Powerhouses
An Ohio biz + $200M = Gigabit broadband for 6 towns

Hillary Clinton Cozies Up to Silicon Valley Before Exiting Office

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On her way out of the public sector last Thursday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ran through a spate of last-minute initiatives, including the Alliance for an Affordable Internet, which seeks to expand Internet access in developing countries where a mere 25 percent of the population (on average) is online....
Hillary Clinton Cozies Up to Silicon Valley Before Exiting Office

biNu Partners With US State Dept. To Distribute English-Language Learning Materials

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The US Department of State and mobile startup biNu just announced that they’re working together in a public-private partnership. It’s not, perhaps, the most obvious partnership, but biNu says that its app platform for feature phones and lower-end smartphones is already used by an audience of 4 million people, largely...
biNu Partners With US State Dept. To Distribute English-Language Learning Materials

World Bank Distances Itself from Closed Google Maps Data

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In January, Google and the World Bank announced a partnership allowing the bank privileged access to Google Map Maker data to support disaster relief efforts. This broke with the bank's trend of supporting open-source initiatives. Developers and NGOs worried that Google's proprietary, for-profit platform operates at odds with the World...
World Bank Distances Itself from Closed Google Maps Data

Brainstorm Green: Ford's Alan Mulally

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Ford CEO Alan Mulally took the stage on the first day of Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif. He spoke about Ford's sustainability plans, the challenges electric cars face, and alternative transportation options. Below is an unedited transcript of his appearance: Ford's Alan Mulally ALAN MULALLY:  So, how...
Brainstorm Green: Ford's Alan Mulally

Dirty Deeds: French National Library Privatizes Public Domain, Part 2

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Earlier in January, the French Ministry of Culture proudly announced a fresh public-private partnership between the French National Library and the privately-held ProQuest, defining how the company will digitize 70,000 books originally published between 1470 and 1700. The agreement sparked outrage among free culture defenders, who denounced a privatization...
Dirty Deeds: French National Library Privatizes Public Domain, Part 2

How Social Media & Gaming is Helping Reforest Patagonia

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Reforest Patagonia has managed to plant 100,000 native-species trees thanks to its creative social media donation campaign, ”Create Your Own Forest.” That’s not all – the Chilean organization now plans to reach the goal of 1 million trees before the end of the year. So what is it about and how does...
How Social Media & Gaming is Helping Reforest Patagonia

New Executive Order May Make Broadband Construction Faster and Cheaper

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(Photo: Flickr.com/intelphotos) Good news for everyone still struggling with slow DSL connections: President Obama is making a major effort to increase broadband connectivity throughout the U.S. POTUS is slated to sign a new executive order tomorrow that will streamline the construction process of broadband infrastructure, according to a White House...
New Executive Order May Make Broadband Construction Faster and Cheaper
Tech companies could make billions by serving the 'next billion'
T-Systems talks up 'cloud', predicting $1.3B in revenues during 2015

Networking Startup Midokura Lands $17.3 Million Series A

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Midokura, a startup focusing on software defined networking, said today that it has landed a $17.3 million Series A round of funding led by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, a public private partnership, with NTT Venture Fund, DOCOMO Innovations and NEC Group’s Innovative Ventures Fund participating. The company also...
Networking Startup Midokura Lands $17.3 Million Series A
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