Robbie Shimmin

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Bigger Isn’t Always Better: How A Big Round Can Hurt Your Startup

Geoff McQueen Contributor<p>Geoff McQueen is CEO of AffinityLive.<p>When you’re a struggling team eating away at your meager savings and trying to get your startup profitable, venture capital funding seems like the holy grail.<p>Raising money from investors gives you the resources to grow your team, buys …

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Varoufakis reveals cloak and dagger 'Plan B' for Greece, awaits treason charges

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis claims he was authorised by Alexis Tsipras to look into a parallel payment system<p>A secret cell at the Greek finance ministry hacked into government computers and drew up elaborate plans for a system of parallel payments that could be switched from …

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Science Fraud Getting You Down? Here's Who You Can Trust

You don’t have to look very far to get head-bangingly upset about the current state of medical and scientific research. Pfizer (maybe) hid evidence …

How Do You Define a Vector?

When you think of a vector, many people probably call up Vector's definition (from Despicable Me). He says:<p>It's a mathematical term. A quantity …

Netflix Gaffe Subtweet By AT&T Angered This #Brand

Here’s how bad our nation’s net neutrality discussion has become: The #brands are now taking part. This is not a positive development.<p>To rewind: Netflix CFO David Wells said something that, as reported, incensed nearly everyone alive, regardless of their take on net neutrality regulations:<p>“Were we …

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Sony Pictures Employees Now Working In An Office “From Ten Years Ago”

It’s been different for everyone,” she said. She was upbeat, optimistic, even after finding out her bank account information had been traded on a black market website. She was worried her identity had also leaked. She imagined her private information on some forum somewhere and shuddered. She had …

Sony Outs Clip-On Smart Glass Module For Sports

More Sony news. In a pre-CES announcement that’s perhaps hoping to draw eyeballs away from the toxic fallout of the Sony Pictures email hack — or, more likely, hoping to suck up a little oxygenated publicity ahead of the consumer electronic scrum in January — Sony has today announced its own take …

These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand.<p>This year, I got about half. How many can you get? [Pro tip: remember, people generally search for depressing/scary stuff more …

Green Building Technology You’ll Never See But Can Experience Now

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Parker White is vice president of business development in JLL’s technical services business.</i><p>Picture an office that cleans up after itself, improves indoor air quality with nanotech-formulated paint, and responds to sunlight by magically adjusting window tint, all while fighting …

Wonderland - Photographs and text by Kirsty Mitchell | LensCulture

“Wonderland” began in the summer of 2009 and has now been running for over 5 years. It is created in memory of my mother, who died in 2008 of cancer.<p>My mother was an English teacher and literature was her passion. Of course, there is too much to write here, but following her death, I suffered …

While You Were Offline: Sony Gets Hacked, the Internet Freaks Over Star Wars

Author: Graeme McMillan. Graeme McMillan Culture<p>Date of Publication: 12.06.14.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Bad news, New York. You’ve been …

Goldman Sachs Invests $36M In Korean Food Delivery App Baedal Minjok

Seoul’s startup industry has been awash with major funding news over the past few weeks. Earlier this month, Yello Mobile and game developer 4:33 Creative Lab Game Studio each disclosed that they had raised $100 million or more.<p>Now Seoul-based startup Woowa Brothers, which operates food delivery …

Nvidia’s Shield Tablet Is A Whole New Device With Android 5.0 And Grid Streaming Games

Nvidia’s Shield Tablet is among the first non-Nexus devices to get Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it starts rolling out today. I had a chance to spend some time with both the update and with Grid, Nvidia’s streaming Netflix for games that also launches in North America today, and both of these offer …

Timista Wants To Be Your Pocket Concierge

There’s no shortage of startups making apps to help you find something to do in select cities. Apps like last minute event planner YPlan. Or YC-backed Shoobs if you’re after local nightlife events. Or, for tourists wanting to book excursions and tours on their city break, there’s GetYourGuide.<p>But …

‘The Satellite’ Is A Science Project To Bring You A Live Portrait Of Earth

When you try to picture Earth, you might recall the iconic blue marble photograph taken on the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, or perhaps now you visualize Google Earth or the beautiful shots of our planet in Alfonso Cuaron’s <i>Gravity</i>. The Satellite wants to change that perception of Earth into something …

Satellogic Aims To Launch A Constellation Of Small Imaging Satellites Around Earth

Satellogic is an Argentinian startup that says it just had its third successful satellite launch.<p>The company was founded by CEO Emiliano Kargieman, who previously founded Core Security Technologies and came up with the vision for Satellogic while attending Singularity University in 2010. Describing …

Payments Firm Swipely Raises $20M More As Its Processing Tally Crosses The $2B Mark

Payments company Swipely has announced that it raised a Series C round totaling $20 million. This round, led by the Pritzker Group and including previous investors Shasta Ventures and First Round Capital, brings the company’s tally to more than $40 million.<p>Swipely had recently announced that its …

New Middleware Technology Quadruples SSD Speed

A Japanese research team developed a technology to drastically improve the writing speed, power efficiency and cycling capability (product life) of a …

The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2014<p>Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup …

Phone-hacking trial: Coulson 'did not cover anything up'

<b>Ex-News of the World chief Andy Coulson has said he did not "cover anything up" following the arrest of the paper's royal editor Clive Goodman in 2006.</b><p>In his fifth day giving evidence, Mr Coulson told the phone-hacking trial he did not "volunteer information" to police after the arrest.<p>This was …

Blair's speech on Islamic extremism generates strong reactions

Tony Blair's speech seeking to rally global support for a confrontation with Islamic extremism generated a storm of reaction, most of it negative and much of it focusing on the messenger rather than the message.<p>The director of the Council for Arab-British Understanding, Chris Doyle, said the former …