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Remembering WEIZAC: the beginning of computing in Israel

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Israel is now one of the world’s tech powerhouses, second only to Silicon Valley as a hub for startups, but it wasn’t always this way. Today, in honour of the 84th birthday of Professor Aviezri Fraenkel, we’re delighted to share a short film sharing his story of working on the...
Remembering WEIZAC: the beginning of computing in Israel

10 questions: ‘Existence’ author David Brin on science fiction, science and geeks

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One could successfully argue that modern geek culture wouldn’t exist in its current form without 20th century science fiction and its fan culture, the true Ancient Geeks. Tech’s unconferences have their roots in PowerPoint-free, volunteer-organized, fan-driven science-fiction conventions run by organizations such as the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS),...
10 questions: ‘Existence’ author David Brin on science fiction, science and geeks

Kleiner Perkins Adds Megan Quinn, Former Products Director At Square, As Newest Investment Partner

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Megan Quinn, who most recently served as the Director of Products at credit card processing tech firm Square, has joined Sand Hill Road venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as an investment partner. The hire was announced by KPCB in a press release today. Quinn’s talents and experience,...
Kleiner Perkins Adds Megan Quinn, Former Products Director At Square, As Newest Investment Partner

Context Relevant rebuffs 'aquihire' offers, attracts top data scientists

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Context Relevant doesn’t want to be the next “acquihire,” selling out to a large technology company before the promise of its technology is realized. Even though offers have flowed in to the five-month old Seattle “big data” startup, that’s just not in the cards, says co-founder and vice president of...
Context Relevant rebuffs 'aquihire' offers, attracts top data scientists
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