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Brrr: The chilly conditions that quantum computers need to run
If We're All Getting Robot Chauffeurs, We Need Robot Ethics

Steve Jurvetson at #singularityu - "we see accelerating change everyday" http://twitpic.com/168g3m

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Steve Jurvetson at #singularityu - "we see accelerating change everyday" http://twitpic.com/168g3m
How 128 robot arms can do the work of hundreds of Chinese electronics workers

Spray-On Antenna Unveiled At Google Event

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A start-up called Chamtech Enteprises has an answer to the problems of poor cellphone reception and other shortcomings of traditional antennas. Steve Jurvetson/Flickr Chamtech co-founders Anthony Sutera and Kristin Raffone-Vasquez pose with an example of their company’s spray-on antenna technology at Google’s Solve For X event last week. The company...
Spray-On Antenna Unveiled At Google Event

VC turns office into Apollo museum

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Another venture capitalist with a penchant for collecting old technology: Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. His focus? Gear from NASA's Apollo era....
VC turns office into Apollo museum

From stall to new start, MobileDevHQ founder on the power of the pivot

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Photo: Steve Jurvetson The ugly underbelly of startup life is that most new ventures fail. And yet, despite the many warning signs, entrepreneurs continue to make the leap and fight for survival. I was reminded of this cold, hard truth after reading Ian Sefferman’s wonderful blog post: The Value is in...
From stall to new start, MobileDevHQ founder on the power of the pivot

"Killing a cow is the least effective way to make a steak"

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Innovation could utterly transform the way meat is created and consumed in the world, making it more efficient and removing some of the problems like greenhouse emissions. While I didn’t get a chance to attend The Intersection conference at the Googleplex recently, a sentence from notes on a discussion between...
"Killing a cow is the least effective way to make a steak"
Better Place, Tesla, and the Mainstreaming of Electric Cars
Tesla investor Steve Jurvetson drives off in the first Model S

Here's Why Investor Steve Jurvetson Saved Elon Musk's Space Dreams

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In 2008, Elon Musk was dead set on colonizing Mars, and building electric sports cars and just about broke. Steve Jurvetson was the venture capitalist who saved him. On Thursday night Jurvetson, a board member of both SpaceX and Tesla, talked about why he invested in Musk's companies when the...
Here's Why Investor Steve Jurvetson Saved Elon Musk's Space Dreams

Booting Up: Dell Tablet Edition

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Steve Jurvetson (Wikipedia) Foxconn after This American Life retraction: we will not take legal action [Reuters] Dell prepares to enter the tablet market [AllThingsD] Social media is responsible for nine percent of online news visits; most visits come from web searches and aggregators [PaidContent] Some free Android apps use more...
Booting Up: Dell Tablet Edition

TED 2012: T. Boone Pickens’ Fight to Free America of Foreign Oil

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Pickens at the Global Tech Symposium in 2009. Photo: Steve Jurvetson/Flickr LONG BEACH, Calif. — T. Boone Pickens is not your typical oil and gas man. The billionaire came to prominence in the ’70s and ’80s after the company he founded, Mesa Petroleum, quickly became one of the largest independent...
TED 2012: T. Boone Pickens’ Fight to Free America of Foreign Oil
Forrester: 30% of online shoppers research Amazon before buying

Sponsor post: Innovation Catalyst Awards 2012 to honor Draper family

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Each year VC Taskforce honors an individual or group in the venture capital community for distinguished work in innovation and entrepreneurship.  This year’s award pays tribute to the Draper family. Over three generations, the Draper family has invested in hundreds of startup companies, many of which have become household names,...
Sponsor post: Innovation Catalyst Awards 2012 to honor Draper family
DFJ led a $30M shareholder liquidity round that valued Space X between $4-5 billion

Tesla delivers first Model S a little early, EVs take a big step forward

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Tesla had originally pegged the Model S' first delivery for June 22nd. At least one owner, though, is getting an early treat: one of venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson's namesake managing directors, Steve Jurvetson, just picked up his red-hued EV sedan in the San Francisco Bay Area. He...
Tesla delivers first Model S a little early, EVs take a big step forward

Khan Academy's Salman Khan on startups, technology and perseverance

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Salman Khan and Bill Gates at TED in 2011. (Photo by Steve Jurvetson, via Flickr.) Salman Khan is known for his educational videos, and his Khan Academy is a non-profit venture, but he has all the hallmarks of an entrepreneur. He made the leap from his full-time job, took a...
Khan Academy's Salman Khan on startups, technology and perseverance

SPOTTED: The First Tesla Model S Sedan

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Tesla's Model S sedan is the second model in Tesla's lineup and has been through a long gestation period. But it seems the wait is over. Twitter user Evan Moore, @evancharles, saw the first car delivered to a customer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Who's the owner? Steve...
SPOTTED: The First Tesla Model S Sedan

Booting Up: Trans-European Tablet Edition

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Google's self-driving Prius (Steve Jurvetson via Wikipedia) LG has a six-inch fleixble e-paper reader with plans to launch in Europe next month [Engadget] Google's self-driving cars have life-changing potential for the blind, can pick up fast food [AllThingsD] Barnes and Noble's incorporation in Germany may mean the Nook will soon...
Booting Up: Trans-European Tablet Edition

New in-car GPS tech uses motion sensors for accurate, autonomous city driving

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In-car GPS developers have long had to wrestle with the urban canyon effect that blocks or bounces signals downtown: they often have to make best guesses for accuracy when they can't count on cellular or WiFi triangulation to pick up the slack, like a smartphone would. The Universidad Carlos...
New in-car GPS tech uses motion sensors for accurate, autonomous city driving

How LOL memory helped land humans on the Moon

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It’s time you met one of our key ancestors, Core Rope Memory. It’s exactly what its name indicates: read-only memory that is comprised of iron cores and metal rope wrapped around them. Now, to the best part: the storage solution was nicknamed ‘LOL memory.’ Why? Because, and this is so...
How LOL memory helped land humans on the Moon
Mark Your Calendars for the Driverless-Car Future: 2025

Retail: Dumped by Walmart, Amazon Should Fear Other Frenemies

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Photo: Steve Jurvetson/Flickr It was just too much. After seeing Amazon’s rock bottom prices on everything from toothpaste to toilet paper and weed trimmers, Walmart decided to kick the online store’s Kindle tablets out of Walmart, both online and in its physical stores. Now Amazon must...
Retail: Dumped by Walmart, Amazon Should Fear Other Frenemies
Curiosity's triumph on Mars underscores the need for bold risk-taking
Amazon Appstore invades China, beats Google itself to paid apps
How batteries affect wearable design: 1st Google Glass had battery backpack

How Steve Jurvetson got first dibs on the Tesla Model S

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Tesla's rollout of the new Model S series sparked renewed enthusiasm in the electric vehicle market. Sumi Das takes a ride with Steve Jurvetson to talk about the twists, the turns..and the drama behind owning the first, brand-spanking new Tesla S. [Read more]...
How Steve Jurvetson got first dibs on the Tesla Model S

Weekend Video: Building a Tech Startup During a Recession

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Can you build a successful company in a downturn? The answer is yes, as this video illustrates. Digg CEO Jay Adelson, venture capitalists Tim Draper and Steve Jurvetson, both of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Skype-backer Howard Hartenbaum and his August Capital colleague David Hornik and the legendary Bill Draper of Draper...
Weekend Video: Building a Tech Startup During a Recession
Booting Up: Google Hires a Go-To Government Guy for Self-Driving Cars
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