Chris Schwert

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Coding cognition: IBM needs apps for its digital brain

A far fetched idea inches ever-closer to reality<p>IBM wants to see researchers writing programs for the digital equivalent of a human brain. It's a lofty, almost sci-fi task that's likely a far way out, but IBM announced on Wednesday that it had made some significant steps toward making it happen: …

Ubuntu Edge smartphone seeks $32m of crowdfunded cash

<b>The developer of the Ubuntu operating system has turned to a crowdfunding site in an attempt to launch a handset pre-installed with its software.</b><p>London-based Canonical is seeking to raise $32m (£20.8m) over the next 30 days to produce 40,000 devices.<p>To succeed it needs to raise several times more …

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Wattpad Launches New Self-Publishing Crowdfunding, First Revenue Model For The Social Network

Wattpad, the Toronto-based social network based on writing and reading, has just announced a new crowdfunding platform called “Fan Funding” which offers authors on its network the chance to leverage their huge followings for raising capital towards creative works. It’s like a Wattpad-housed …

Who needs Kickstarter? Projects look outside the box for new crowdfunding

Independent projects dodge fees and grab data, but face a harder road<p>On August 1st, a campaign for the space simulator Star Citizen raised its 15 millionth dollar. It was enough to fund the first installment of the game and put the developers on track for the full $21 million they need to finish …

JumpStartFund launches portal to crowdsource startups from beginning-to-end

Tech startups may be working at the cutting edge of innovation, but the way they are formed remains pretty old-school.<p>JumpStartFund launched today to change how companies are formed, using the Internet. JumpStartFund is an online portal that solicits new business ideas and patents from individuals, …

Profit By Betting Against The Crowd

There’s a traders saying that warns against trying to “catch a falling knife”. That is, you shouldn’t buy assets which have sharply declined as they’re likely to go down further before there’s any recovery. I’m not sure when this saying gained popularity but I suspect it speaks a lot to the …

A Top-Notch Tool For Market Timing

The debate over whether it is possible to time the stock market has been going on for years and will likely continue into the foreseeable future. One of the difficulties in assessing the merits of market timing is that some of the analysis that goes into the determination is subjective rather than …

When Investing In Bad Behavior Pays Off

One of the strongest human traits is the resistance to change belief.<p>When Italian scientist Galileo Galilei defended the “blasphemous” idea that the earth was not the center of the universe, people didn’t look at the evidence. The elites didn’t think Galileo was a scientific genius. Instead, they …

The Week Ahead: Stress Index Says Don't Worry Yet...

Stocks put in a fine performance last week ahead of the much anticipated FOMC meeting this week. Basically, stocks only corrected a month from the August highs before, again, turning higher. Though quite a few stocks did undergo double-digit declines from their recent highs, the major averages did …