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Parcelio wants to turn your Facebook friends into your personal mail carriers

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This is a balikbayan or “repatriate box,” a container of goodies that a Filipino living oversees sends to relatives living in the Philippines. When I was younger, my parents shipped them to family in the Philippines, and they were essentially America in a box – toys, designer clothing, anything that would...
Parcelio wants to turn your Facebook friends into your personal mail carriers

One University To Rule Them All: Stanford Tops Startup List

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Stanford University has a lot of smart people. But the school's nickname is dumb: the Stanford Cardinal. As in the color red. How unimaginative. Here's a better idea: the Stanford Entrepreneurs. Yes, harder to fit on a souvenir coffee mug but a much more accurate handle. A recent study by...
One University To Rule Them All: Stanford Tops Startup List

Mark Twain Finally to Publish Autobiography

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File this under “better late than never.” Mark Twain spent his last decade writing his memoirs, producing some 5,000 unedited pages. However, he stipulated that they couldn’t be published for at least a century following his death. (Apropos see this very rare footage recorded by Thomas Edison showing Twain in his...
Mark Twain Finally to Publish Autobiography
Does being wealthy make you unethical? New research suggests it does

I Fear This Will Be the Most Important News of 2012

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No, not Wisconsin recall, European austerity-meltdown, Iranian nukes, or the next 50 items on the list.I fear it's this report, from a scientists' group at UC Berkeley, headlined as follows on the Berkeley site:...
I Fear This Will Be the Most Important News of 2012

Steve Blank on small startups, big execution, and Steve Jobs

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When Steve Blank talks about entrepreneurship, people listen. When he writes a book on the subject, like his latest effort with co-author Bob Dorff titled The Startup Owner’s Manual, it’s a good bet it will be on many founders’ bookshelves. Blank co-founded the CRM software company E.piphany and the video...
Steve Blank on small startups, big execution, and Steve Jobs

No mind-reading yet, but scientists eavesdrop on brain impulses

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You've heard of mind reading, but how about mind listening? In a move that brings us one step closer to a world in which Big Brother could listen in on what you're hearing from inside your head, scientists have found that they can re-create a single word that a...
No mind-reading yet, but scientists eavesdrop on brain impulses

Can probabilistic computing save Moore’s law?

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At the ACM International Conference last week, researchers from Rice University, Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, Switzerland’s Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, and UC Berkeley unveiled a microprocessor that’s designed to get the answer wrong — at least, some of the time. The idea of building microprocessors that deliberately allow for...
Can probabilistic computing save Moore’s law?

Play games and do good: This app lets you plant trees (and it's free)

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The rise in startups following the introduction of mobile phones has also seen an increase in the number of social ventures and companies with a goal to make a difference in society. Korean startup Tree Planet is one such company and it has a system that allows mobile users to help save...
Play games and do good: This app lets you plant trees (and it's free)

Sponsored post: Learn about distributed systems at Basho's RICON East conference

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RICON East 2013 is a technical conference exclusively focused on Riak and distributed systems. RICON East will be held in New York City on May 13-14. More than 25 speakers will discuss applications, use cases and the future of distributed systems, including NoSQL solutions and cloud storage. A RICON East conference pass...
Sponsored post: Learn about distributed systems at Basho's RICON East conference

Peer-To-Peer Car-Sharing Startup Wheelz Launches In San Francisco To Take On RelayRides And Getaround

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Peer-to-peer car-sharing is growing in popularity and consumer adoption, as renters are now looking beyond traditional rental firms like Enterprise and Avis, and even beyond local short-term rentals from companies like Zipcar. The idea of renting from a regular person, rather than a monolithic firm is finally catching on. Meanwhile,...
Peer-To-Peer Car-Sharing Startup Wheelz Launches In San Francisco To Take On RelayRides And Getaround

These Former Frat Guys Still Live Like Frat Guys And Make Software For Frat Guys

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It's perfectly normal to bootstrap your startup and have all of your employees work and sleep in one house, like one big happy family. Mark Zuckerberg ran Facebook out of a house in Palo Alto. And even he liked to go to Stanford University to check out frat parties....
These Former Frat Guys Still Live Like Frat Guys And Make Software For Frat Guys
Facebook and Pixar artist team up to create the future of the emoticon
Video network Koozoo puts a friendlier, crowd-sourced spin on Big Brother

How lizards can help build a better bot (video)

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SmartPlanet visits Robert Full's UC Berkeley lab to check out how a red-headed Agama lizard inspired a robot dubbed Tailbot. [Read more]...
How lizards can help build a better bot (video)

How global ad agency UM celebrates innovation

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This sponsored post is produced by Universal McCann. On April 17, Universal McCann, a global media agency, invited members of the media and tech communities to support and celebrate the growth of entrepreneurship in the Bay Area by hosting a fundraising event for the annual UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan)...
How global ad agency UM celebrates innovation

Art of Entrepreneurship: Who to Listen to and Why

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The art of entrepreneurship and the science of customer development is not just getting out of the building and listening to prospective customers. It's understanding who to listen to and why. I got a call from Satish, one of my ex-students last week. He got my attention when he said,...
Art of Entrepreneurship: Who to Listen to and Why

Berkeley researchers replace passwords with passthoughts by reading your mind

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In the future, instead of trying to type your mixed-case, numbers-and-punctuation on a painfully small smartphone screen, logging in might be as simple as thinking of your password -- or passthoughts, if you will. This finding, which comes from UC Berkeley, essentially turns your brain activity into a biometric identifier....
Berkeley researchers replace passwords with passthoughts by reading your mind
Affordable brainwave sensors could make typed passwords obsolete
How Indians defied gravity and achieved success in Silicon Valley
Startups: Founders Undermine Investors in Quest for Control
ChronoZoom takes you through 14 billion years of space-time via HTML5
T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling vulnerability could have let attackers listen in on calls

Startup Genome Ranks The World's Top Startup Ecosystems: Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv & L.A. Lead The Way

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Today, the Startup Genome released the first half of its massive 160-page report on the world’s top startup ecosystems. Of the many moving parts of the report, the most noteworthy (and potentially controversial) is it’s so-called Startup Ecosystem Index, which ranks the world’s top 20 startup ecosystems, a la college...
Startup Genome Ranks The World's Top Startup Ecosystems: Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv & L.A. Lead The Way

Where the jobs are: How innovation sparks growth

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Is your city an innovation cluster, or does it lag behind? If you are lagging, can you catch up? UC Berkeley economics professor, Enrico Moretti‘s new book, The New Geography of Jobs examines how innovation companies are causing massive shifts in where jobs, people and wealth are distributed across the...
Where the jobs are: How innovation sparks growth

Winners of the inaugural Data Journalism Awards announced

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The six winners and three honourable mentions of the first ever international data journalism awards have been announced. The Guardian's Riot Rumours interactive won the prize for Data Visualisation and Storytelling in a national or international publication• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianThe six winners and the...
Winners of the inaugural Data Journalism Awards announced
Can Enterprise Tech Avoid The Fate Of The Automobile Industry?

Keen On… Big Data: Why UC Berkeley Might Have An Edge Over Stanford [TCTV]

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Big data is not only hot in the startup world but also in the university. Stanford, with its intimate access to Silicon Valley is most readily associated with the study of big data. But UC Berkeley, the other great university in the Bay Area, is hot on Stanford’s heels...
Keen On… Big Data: Why UC Berkeley Might Have An Edge Over Stanford [TCTV]

Choosing Consistency

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Amazon SimpleDB has launched today with a new set of features giving the customer more control over which consistency and concurrency models to use in their database operations. There are now conditional put and delete operations as well a new "consistent read" option. These new features will make it easier...
Choosing Consistency
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