The Italian (Startup) Renaissance

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tuscany italy landscape 2016 couldn’t have started better for Italy’s economy and tech sector. In January, Cisco signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to provide training to teachers and students through the Cisco Networking Academy. As the first step in developing the Italian startup ecosystem, the tech giant is pursuing investment opportunities together… Read More

February 6th 2016 apple

New Air Force Satellites Launched To Improve GPS

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GPS image This morning, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched a Boeing-built satellite into orbit as part of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System (GPS).
This $131 million satellite was the final addition to the Air Force’s most recent 12-satellite GPS series, known as the Block IIF satellites.
GPS satellites are operated by the Air Force and provide global… Read More

February 6th 2016 Uncategorized

Uber Drivers Plan Strike During Super Bowl Weekend

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uber car with sign Uber has slashed driver wages in the last month, with some reportedly earning less than minimum wage. Now drivers are planning a protest in San Francisco right when they could be significantly increasing their hourly pay. The city expects roughly 300,000 visitors to begin pouring in this weekend for the Super Bowl and that means a very real increase in traffic and Uber ride requests. Uber,… Read More

February 6th 2016 Uncategorized

Microsoft And GoPro Sign Patent Licensing Deal For File Storage Technology

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6192265280_77ce225796_o Microsoft, though its Microsoft Licensing LLC, and GoPro today announced that they have signed a collaborative patent licensing deal for “certain file storage and other system technologies.” “This agreement with GoPro shows the incredible breadth of technology sharing enabled through patent transactions,” said Nick Psyhogeos, president of Microsoft Technology Licensing,… Read More

February 6th 2016 microsoft

Meet The People Vying For The First-Ever Diversity Crunchie Award

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crunchies-diversity-noms In case you haven’t noticed, diversity and inclusion are really important in tech, which is why we’ve stepped up our diversity coverage and have decided to present the first-ever award for diversity, the Include Diversity Award, at the 9th Annual Crunchies Awards on Monday, February 8. The Include Diversity Award goes to the person who has made the biggest contributions to… Read More

February 6th 2016 Uncategorized

Revolut Gets More Funding For Its Mobile Foreign Exchange Service

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revolut British startup Revolut just closed its seed round. After announcing having raised $2.3 million this Summer, the company has added a couple of new investors. In total, the company has raised $4.8 million (£3.2 million) from Index Ventures, Balderton Capital, Seedcamp and Point Nine, Venrex and business angels. Read More

February 6th 2016 Uncategorized

Gillmor Gang LIVE 02.05.16

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Gillmor Gang Artcard Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today.
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February 6th 2016 video

Don’t Sleep On New Data Privacy Regulations

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privateeyes Chalk it up to the Snowden Effect. Although it has been nearly three years since Edward Snowden turned the world on its head by releasing a trove of highly sensitive documents, the ripples of his decision are still being felt broadly. To that end, the European Union recently finalized the text of what looks to be the world’s single most significant — and severe — data privacy… Read More

February 6th 2016 Uncategorized

Wevr Raises $25M, Announces Cross-Platform VR Content Network

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1-transport_a_logobrand It’s a question on a lot of entrepreneurs’ minds: will the virtual reality space need replica networks for everything? Will the unique input and interface needs of VR lead to there being a Facebook for VR, a Twitch for VR and a Gmail for VR? Well today, Wevr is launching a private beta of Transport, a video platform that may have the potential to be the YouTube for virtual… Read More

February 6th 2016 Uncategorized

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

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weekly roundup USE This week, Alphabet surpassed Apple as the most valuable public company in the world, China released HD true-color photos of the moon, and IBM made three acquisitions. Here are the stories to catch you up on this week’s tech news. Read More

February 6th 2016 Uncategorized