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500 Startups' $10m Marketing Fund Aims to Ease Series A Crunch

500 Startups, a global tech startup accelerator and investment program, has launched a $10 million fund today. It’s aimed at businesses that need to ramp up their marketing activity after gaining early traction.<p>Rather than costing startups a specific amount of equity, the funding will be provided …

Startups

In Russia, posting celebrity memes can land you in court

Russian meme lovers have to be extra careful who to show their masterpieces to, because the image macros can apparently get them sued. Roskomnadzor, the country's agency responsible for controlling the internet, media and telecommunications, has recently announced that it's illegal to post memes …

The Power of Brand Authenticity on Social Media [Infographic]

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'Smart' Headlights Use Eye-Tracking To Beam Light Where Drivers Look

From self-driving cars to drunk driver-detecting lasers, researchers are using technology to help make the road much safer.<p>And now, engineers at General Motors (GM) are developing "smart" headlights that beam light precisely where a driver is looking -- an invention that could improve visibility …

Eye Tracking

How Zuckerberg Is Feeding His Facebook Conglomerate

It should be pretty clear to everyone now: Facebook is no longer a single social entity out to conquer the world.<p>“Facebook is a family of apps,” Mark Zuckerberg said at the company’s F8 developers conference on Wednesday. A further description might be conglomerate, giant squid or anything else …

Chatbots

Woz says Apple would never hire him or Steve Jobs today

Steve Wozniak thinks he and co-founder Steve Jobs could never have found employment at the company they created together, had they been in their twenties in 2015.<p>“I look at the experience and education levels you need to get a job at Apple today and I think, ‘Well, Steve Jobs and I never could’ve …

Silicon Valley

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course

How one of Google’s original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.<p>In 2006, Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan decided he no longer wanted to feel like a cog in the great machine, and set out to create a program that would train people to be more …

The 'Virtual Death' of iOS 7 Is Approaching

Mobile analytics company MixPanel has come up with an eye-watering statistic around iOS 7. The company argues that Apple’s previous generation of its mobile platform will be “virtually dead by the end of Q2 this year.” In stark contrast to the limited availability and slow uptake of Android 5.0 …

Drowning In Big Data - Finding Insight In A Digital Sea Of Information

For roughly a decade, businesses and governments have been collecting digital information about the world’s citizens; not just names and numbers, but loads of data, Big Data. The IDC (International Data Corporation) recently predicted that the Big Data industry will experience a 26.4% compound …

Big Data

Soon Facebook Messenger Will Let You Reach Out To Businesses

During the opening keynote at Facebook’s F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg just announced that you’ll soon be able to reach out to businesses from within the standalone Facebook Messenger app.<p>Instead of emailing a company’s support line to change your order or check tracking progress, you’ll be able …

Nintendo Is On A Collision Course With Apple

<i>Brendan Lyall is the CEO of Grow Mobile by Perion</i><p>The news that Nintendo and DeNA have partnered to produce mobile games together has led to a glut of articles, think pieces and speculative lists about what the future holds. The thought of Mario Kart on an iPad has been enough to lead to a worldwide …

App Store

Periscope, Twitter's answer to Meerkat-style live streaming, is now available

And it's pretty great<p>Live-streaming apps are the thirstiest of all media. A Facebook post wants a like, a tweet begs for favs, and a snap means little without a response. But for sheer drop-everything, look-at-me arrogance, nothing beats the push notification that says "LIVE NOW." <i>I’m doing</i> …

Bill Gates reveals contrasting sides of Steve Jobs, in quotes from new biography

If any of the people interviewed in the new Steve Jobs biography <i>Becoming Steve Jobs</i> shine a light on the multifaceted personality of the Apple founder, one worth noting is Microsoft founder Bill Gates.<p>It seems clear from Gates’s quotes that he liked and respected Jobs, but he speaks plainly about …

Bill Gates