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Today’s Google Doodle Is An Awesome, Playable Moog Synthesizer

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While we don’t make a habit out of covering every iteration of the Google Doodle, today’s version is especially awesome. The doodle is celebrating the birth date of Dr. Robert Moog, the inventor of the electronic analog Moog Synthesizer. The what?, you may ask. The synthesizer was an instrument Moog created...
Today’s Google Doodle Is An Awesome, Playable Moog Synthesizer
In world of copyright craziness, BitTorrent, Inc. soars to new heights
Online Education Startup Coursera Lands $16M From Kleiner & NEA, Adds John Doerr To Its Board
General Assembly: Big Data, Cloud Services On The Curriculum As Tech Ed Startup Opens London Branch

Ford Opens Motor City Innovation Exchange, A Showroom For Detroit Startups

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The economic downturn of the last few years hit few cities as hard as Detroit. Still, the city has recently become somewhat of a startup hub in its own right and today Ford Global Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company that manages Ford’s intellectual property portfolio, announced...
Ford Opens Motor City Innovation Exchange, A Showroom For Detroit Startups

Kodak's Decline Continues as Digital Cameras Get the Ax

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Kodak, once a symbol of technological innovation, is lately looking more like a textbook example of a disrupted company. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, after years of struggling to keep up in a landscape dominated by digital cameras, smartphones and photo-sharing apps. One of...
Kodak's Decline Continues as Digital Cameras Get the Ax

Are edutech startups plugging an innovation gap in our universities?

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Does technological innovation have to come from within the sector? Claire Shaw hears from the current wave of edutech players with their roots firmly in higher educationUniversities should not depend on big vendors for technology solutions, but instead encourage their staff and students to engage and collaborate with startups to...
Are edutech startups plugging an innovation gap in our universities?
3D TV is dead

Vringo merges with owner of Lycos patents to boost IP portfolio; CEO steps down

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Video ringtones and mobile applications development company Vringo, listed on NASDAQ, is merging with Innovate/Protect to grow its intellectual property portfolio. This isn’t exactly good news, but we’ll get to that later. Vringo president Andrew Perlman has been named CEO, replacing Jonathan Medved, who is stepping down. Here’s how the...
Vringo merges with owner of Lycos patents to boost IP portfolio; CEO steps down
Chill looks to slay the content distribution dragon with new direct to fan platform

Russia rising: The startups that are coming for the global market

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Alongside the Digital Life Design conference this week was another gathering and exhibition known as 42. Why 42? Because it’s the ultimate answer of course. 42 is a new event specifically aimed at showcasing new tech businesses and as you might expect, it was buzzing with good ideas and fresh...
Russia rising: The startups that are coming for the global market

Google’s Eric Schmidt: “Music may be the food of love but engineers make the instruments”

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As part of a wide ranging tour, Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt gave a talk at the Science museum in London. Dressed in a smart grey suit and frankly looking pretty unruffled by the heat in the city that evening, Schmidt laid out a few visions of the future for...
Google’s Eric Schmidt: “Music may be the food of love but engineers make the instruments”

NYC is building an app for finding art in its largest gallery: The subway system

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As NYC becomes increasingly in-tune with technological innovation and the startup scene, it’s becoming less and less surprising to see the city, even departments like the MTA, embracing all things tech. Just last week we saw NY taxi cabs outfitted with slick Square payment systems and iPads, and before that...
NYC is building an app for finding art in its largest gallery: The subway system
The future is now: 10 startups leading the way in 'big data'
Linus Torvalds In Helsinki For Chance At Finnish Tech Glory

Predict Gaze: Because using the remote to pause live TV is such a drag

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Among life’s many challenges, there’s a terrible problem affecting literally hundreds of millions of people around the globe: when we’re watching television and feel the need to go grab a beer from the fridge, the TV doesn’t automatically know that we’re no longer paying attention to whatever’s playing – a...
Predict Gaze: Because using the remote to pause live TV is such a drag
Computer, Walk With Me

Silicon Valley remains an Obama stronghold, but Romney collecting millions as well

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According to a fascinating report in Politico, the money game that is Silicon Valley is in high gear. No, I don’t mean the tactic of investing in high-growth, early-stage companies, but instead the game that is played by politicians, who descend on the tech locale looking for dollars. That they often...
Silicon Valley remains an Obama stronghold, but Romney collecting millions as well

The Silicon Valleys Of The World: Asia Edition

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We all hear endlessly about the goings on in Silicon Valley, whether it be news about novel startups with a mission to change the world, the investors that back the projects, or the political machinations that go on in this well-known hotbed of technological innovation. But far across the globe...
The Silicon Valleys Of The World: Asia Edition

Soft SOPA & How Copyright Disrupts Technological Innovation

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Copyright. Innovation. Free speech. These firestarting issues and the relationship between creation, law and technology were the topics in a Sunday panel that just may have been the sleeper hit of SXSW. Speakers included Andrew Bridges, partner at Fenwick & West LLP, Margot Kaminski, the executive director at the Information...
Soft SOPA & How Copyright Disrupts Technological Innovation
Perforce Aims to Bring Git to the Enterprise
Thinking of starting a Health IT company? Here are the top three industry challenges

Technology doesn't cause inequality - deliberate policy change does | Dean Baker

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The 1% likes to blame technological innovation for income redistribution but calculated policy changes are at faultThe people who have been the winners in the massive upward redistribution of income over the last three decades have a happy story that they like to tell themselves and the rest of us:...
Technology doesn't cause inequality - deliberate policy change does | Dean Baker

3Taps Files Craigslist Countersuit, Refutes Copyright Infringement, Says Craigslist Is Anticompetitive

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Craigslist may have a peace sign as part of its logo, but the war over its data continues. As TechCrunch reported it would yesterday, 3Taps has today filed a countersuit against Craigslist in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, responding point by point to Craigslist’s allegations...
3Taps Files Craigslist Countersuit, Refutes Copyright Infringement, Says Craigslist Is Anticompetitive
Department Of Defense To Private Sector: We Need Your Help With Mobile Innovation

How Far Can Technology Advance Before It Takes Over The World?

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With technology advancing as much as it has in recent decades, it's fair to wonder whether all this technological innovation will backfire on planet earth and mankind. In the most recent episode of his StarTalk podcast, Neil deGrasse Tyson poses this question to futurist Jason Silva, who thinks that there...
How Far Can Technology Advance Before It Takes Over The World?

Mark Zuckerberg to meet with Russian PM Medvedev in Moscow and visit Skolkovo next week: Report

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Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is going East, with or without his dog called Beast. The Russian version of Forbes reports that the social network mogul is heading to Moscow to meet with Prime Minister and former President of Russia, social media-savvy Dmitry Medvedev. You may remember that, in...
Mark Zuckerberg to meet with Russian PM Medvedev in Moscow and visit Skolkovo next week: Report

Should your startup be thinking about the federal government?

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Between SOPA, PIPA and the JOBS Act, Silicon Valley and Washington D.C. have had a lot to talk about recently. Aside from headline-grabbing legislation, between work Visas and patents, there’s a good chance that at some point, your startup will need to interact with the federal government. And when it...
Should your startup be thinking about the federal government?

Moving To The Cloud Doesn't Just Save Money -- It Also Lets You Experiment More Freely

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Cloud services could not only help businesses lower IT costs, but also increase innovation a recent study suggests --- yet another reason for businesses to make the move. Over the last few years, cloud computing has become one of the most widely used technological innovations for businesses and tech-enthusiasts...
Moving To The Cloud Doesn't Just Save Money -- It Also Lets You Experiment More Freely

Can metamaterials perfect satellite broadband?

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A new company emerging from Intellectual Ventures is creating so-called metamaterials that it plans to embed in satellite antennas. These artificial materials are engineered with properties that wouldn’t normally exist in nature , and in the case of IV’s new spin-off Kymeta they would be used to manipulate way satellite...
Can metamaterials perfect satellite broadband?
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