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Should Africa beware tech companies bearing gifts? | David Smith

When Erin Hayba began a project to bring computers to solar-powered schools in the world's biggest refugee camp, there were plenty of sceptics. …

There Are So Many Reasons Why New Grads Should Join Startups

A crowd of a few hundred was there to support VFA, which has become one of the most important nonprofit organizations in America since Andrew Yang founded it two years ago.<p>Huffington told Yang on stage: "You were one year old when I met you, and my god, how you've grown. You are now a phenomenal …

30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

Can Technology Pave the Road for Peace in the Middle East?

New investments in technology may eventually help Palestinians flourish, but obstacles still loom large.<p>RAMALLAH, West Bank - At first glance, it is a tech utopian's dream. For the last two years, several dozen Palestinian entrepreneurs have been getting training from Israeli high tech experts …

IGGY Social Network Hopes To Serve Smart Teens

Is this the social networking site for the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?<p>Its creators hope so.<p>The International Gateway for Gifted Youth (IGGY), a social network that is designed for brainy teens between the ages of 13 and 18 has recently reached more than 2,500 members, according to The …

StartX, The Stanford-Affiliated Startup Accelerator, Kicks Off Spring 2013 Demo Day With 10 Company Debuts

StartX, the startup accelerator for companies founded by Stanford students, is just about to kick off Demo Day for its Summer 2013 startup class in Palo Alto this evening.<p>The non-profit StartX program, which was launched in 2010 as SSE Labs, aims to provide Stanford students with entrepreneurial …

SoftBank Capital Raises $50M To Invest Exclusively In New York Startups

Good news, everyone! Well, everyone who’s trying to raise capital in New York, at least.<p>SoftBank Capital, the investment arm of Japanese mega-carrier Softbank Corp., has just announced that they’ve raised $50 million that they plan to invest entirely into early-stage New York startups.<p>This new New …

How a 13-year-old’s trip to the doctor led to a startup driving innovation in women’s health

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Adolescence is tough enough without the threat of cancer or the fear of being unable to have children. But for Surbhi Sarna, …

Google pushes an update to Drive, giving it a much needed makeover

Snap a photo with your camera to scan it in and peruse through documents in card-style.<p>Google released an update today for its Drive application that …

Bebo Founders Go Analog With Exclusive Battery Club in San Francisco

Bebo founders Michael and Xochi Birch got famously rich after AOL forked over $850 million for their social network in 2008. Since then, they’ve been …

Scanner Pro From Readdle Now Detects Page Borders Automatically

Scanner Pro from Readdle is a super useful app which allows you to scan documents, receipts, and more and then store them digitally on your iOS devices. With its latest update, Scanner Pro got even easier with real-time border detection technology, which automatically finds page borders for …

Interactive Video Technology Startup Interlude Raises $16M

It’s been over three years since I first got to know Yoni Bloch, a musician and something of a celebrity in Israel, and got acquainted with his interactive video technology startup Interlude.<p>Interlude’s technology basically enables video creators and publishers to let viewers experience a …

What the Future Looks Like Inside SRI: the Lab that Brought us Siri

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Robert Scoble, Startup Liaison Officer at Rackspace, is working on a book with Shel Israel about the how sensors, wearable computers, and other technologies will change our future, titled “Age of Context.” That got them invited to visit SRI International, Silicon Valley’s most</i> …

One Robot Per Child? Former Googler, Apple Engineer Tackle Educational Bots.

There are apps that teach kids the basics of programming.<p>And then there are robots that get the job done.<p>That’s the vision of a group of four tech …

This startup has now raised $1.1 billion

Silicon Valley venture capitalists like to crow that it’s now cheaper than ever to establish a startup company. While that may be true for internet firms, the amount of money required to fund a Silicon Valley green tech startup can be mind-boggling.<p>Case in point is fuel cell maker Bloom Energy, …

New York City Council announces it will approve the Cornell NYC Tech campus for construction

The New York City Council has shared that it will vote to approve the Cornell NYC Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, a move which Speaker Christine C. Quinn says enables “the final steps necessary for construction to commence.”<p>In addition, Cornell NYC Tech has shared that it will “partner with New …

White House picks Twitter lawyer as Internet privacy officer

President Obama has picked Nicole Wong, Twitter's legal director, to be the White House's first chief privacy officer, CNET has learned.<p>Wong previously was a vice president and deputy general counsel at Google at its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters, where she managed a team of lawyers that …

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Nest buys MyEnergy, giving users more data on power usage

Nest, makers of the Learning Thermostat, said Tuesday that it has bought MyEnergy, a move geared towards helping customers and utilities alike get a better handle on power usage.<p>In a release, Nest said that MyEnergy has built a nationwide user base with an online service that provides users with a …

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Tesla eyes 'autopilot' partnership with Google

Tesla, the electric car maker, has been in talks with Google about the development of a self-driving car, the former's CEO revealed Tuesday.<p>In a Bloomberg interview, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that his company has "had some technical discussions with Google" about the search giant's self-driving car …

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The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

'Google Palestine' label stirs both sides of Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Google has swapped in the word "Palestine" for "Palestinian Territories" on its search site for the area, prompting comments from both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.<p>The word appears directly beneath the Google logo and above the search field on the site's home page, www.google.ps, and …

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Why Barcelona's Startup Ecosystem Is Much Like The Sagrada Família

I had it all figured out.<p>I was going to write a solid feature on the Barcelona startup ecosystem, how it has so many things going for it and yet would probably never become a thriving tech hub like London, Berlin or even Paris or Moscow.<p>I’ve spent the past few months living and working in the city, …