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Has Capitalism Reached A Turning Point?

In the early 16th Century, the movement objecting to the flagrant greed and corruption in the Roman Catholic Church, now known as the Protestant Reformation, got under way in earnest. In 1517 in Germany, Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses.” At about the same time in Switzerland, Huldrych …

Why Complexity is Enterprise's Biggest Debt

<i>Jean-­Pierre Pequito is a product designer at Cupenya.</i><p>As internet pioneer-­turned-­VC Marc Andreessen famously pointed out, “software is eating the world,” and it is becoming inevitable that enterprises today are deeply interconnected with software.<p>During the last decade enterprise IT has been …

Kano Ships Its First 18,000 Learn-To-Code Computer Kits, Fueled By $1.5M Kickstarter

Kano Computing, a startup that plays in the learn to code space by adding a step-by-step hand-holding layer atop the Raspberry Pi single-board microcomputer to make hacking around with code and learning about computational thinking child’s play, has shipped all the hardware kits in its first batch …

Digital Telepathy Is The Future Of The Human Species

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dan Kaplan helps startups tell their stories. He’s done marketing for Twilio, Asana, and Salesforce and blogs about marketing, growth, and storytelling at Threadling.</i><p>The story of life on Earth thus far has had an unmistakable direction, and it has moved toward greater complexity. <b></b>Sure, …

NYU Professor: The Digital Age Is Destroying The US Middle Class And There's Little Hope For Reversing The Cycle

NYU business school professor and consultant Scott Galloway believes US society is telling itself a lie: That technology is good for everyone.<p>He believes that the "digital age" has clear winners and clear losers.<p>The winners are the global middle class, the abject poor, and the über-rich.<p>Galloway …

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Infinite-capacity wireless vortex beams carry 2.5 terabits per second - ExtremeTech

By on June 25, 2012 at 7:41 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>American and Israeli researchers …

The Dark Web Gets Darker With Rise of the 'Evolution' Drug Market

In the digital drug trade as in the physical one, taking out one kingpin only makes room for another ready to satisfy the market’s endless demand. In …

Against All Odds: Gaza is Home to A Promising Startup Scene

<i>This post originally appeared on Geektime.</i><p>With a total population of around 1.7 million in Gaza, the startup scene is relatively small, but you would never know it from the frenzy surrounding mentorship and tech education events over there. Thanks to programs like Mercy Corps accelerator Gaza Sky …

Kony Unveils a Revolutionary New Mobile App Design and Development Solution

<b>Kony Visualizer 2.0 Reduces App Development Time by Up to 50 Percent; First Collaborative, Cloud-enabled Design Environment for Business and IT called “WYSIWYM™” (What You See Is What You Mobilize)</b><p>ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 22, 2014–<p>Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, …

Xprize's next big challenge: software that lets kids teach themselves

The Xprize organization has inspired people to take on some pretty lofty goals, ranging from sequencing genomes to literal moonshots. Today, though, it's focusing on a very practical objective: improving education for hundreds of millions of kids. Its new Global Learning Xprize will offer a total …

Uber banks on world domination

The story line about Uber these days usually involves a fight: Uber scuffling with German regulators, who banned one of its car services nationwide; …

Tim Cook explains consolidation at Apple in new interview

A new profile of Apple published Wednesday offers a behind-the-scenes look at what has changed since the death of cofounder Steve Jobs, including how …

From online dating to driverless cars, machine learning is everywhere

With machine learning behind myriad technologies, from online dating to driverless cars, we ask expert Dr Michael Osborne from the University of Oxford to give us the lowdown.<p><b>What is machine learning?</b><p>Artificial intelligence is really the goal of trying to develop algorithms that can learn and act. …

PrecisionHawk raises $10M for its land-surveying drones

Drones. Box’s Aaron Levie likes them, Amazon and Google want to use them to deliver stuff, they’ve creeped up on national soccer teams during their World Cup practices…. The list goes on.<p>There’s no denying they can be useful, and companies in the agriculture, insurance, and environmental protection …