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Richard Branson: Commercial Space Travel Is Coming in 2014

You may be able to go to space as early as next year.<p>That's according to Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire serial entrepreneur who is also the …

NYTM September 2013

Blueprint Health’s newest class of digital health startups tackle genetics, hospital waste, social need

It’s been a big week for digital health startups: On Tuesday, San Francisco-based Rock Health held its demo day and, today, New York’s Blueprint …

200 million women are missing from the internet

Obstacle, meet opportunity. Worldwide, 200 million fewer women have access to the internet than men (1.3 billion versus 1.5 billion) and this growing divide is only getting worse, says a new report from the UN. By 2016, the gap could be 350 million, as men continue to monopolize “high-status” tools …

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Coding the Curriculum: How High Schools Are Reprogramming Their Classes

<b>There are no lockers in the hallways</b> at Beaver Country Day School. Instead, backpacks and tote bags line either side of the floor while students step …

Snaps Lets You Mashup And Share Branded Photos, Raises $2.3M From S2K, And Google And Vevo Execs

Instagram has yet to make a formal push into using its platform for paid advertising and marketing purposes (although its co-founder is certainly putting out some signals for what it might do when it goes there). But in the meantime, Snaps — a startup, platform and app based around a photo network …

Google-Funded Constitute Site Holds Every Constitution in the World

Politics can be a difficult subject for newcomers to immerse themselves in, given that so much of the official information is scattered in archaic sites across the Web.<p>The Comparative Constitutions Project is starting to solve the problem with Constitute, a site that has digitized the world’s …

Google launches 'Constitute,' a new tool for designing governments

The process of drafting a constitution is usually long, intricate and politically fraught — but with 160 different active constitutions to draw from, it's also uniquely amenable to data analysis. With that in mind, Google has partnered with the Comparative Constitutions Project to launch a new site …

Photos: Egypt's Entrepreneurs Try to Build a New Tech Hub Amid Unrest

As the country has undergone massive political shifts, a new startup culture has bloomed.<p>Amid Egypt’s ongoing political turmoil, there is another, tech-ier revolution afoot: the birth of Cairo’s start-up culture.<p>Young entrepreneurs there have created everything from taxi calling services to …