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European SpaceDataHighway's first satellite lifts off

The ESA's and Airbus Defence and Space's ambitious European Data Relay System (EDRS) project has reached a milestone this January 29th. Its first laser-satellite system has blasted off to space aboard a Proton rocket from Kazakhstan. The satellite is now heading towards its geostationary position …

Hyperloop: MIT students win contest to design Elon Musk's 700mph travel pods

MIT student engineers won a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk’s idea into a design for a Hyperloop to move pods of people at high speed.<p>Elon Musk: Tesla cars will be able to cross US with no driver in two years<p>Read more<p>The Boston-based Massachusetts Institute of …

Tesla

Stanford study: T-Mobile's Binge On is 'likely illegal'

The debate over the potential harm of T-Mobile's Binge On continues, with a new study from Stanford University claiming that the perk violates key net neutrality principles and is "likely illegal." Binge On lets T-Mobile subscribers watch videos from streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu …

Why The EIS Is The Next Big Thing For Entrepreneurs And Investors Alike

Will 2016 be the year of the enterprise investment scheme (EIS) as Britain’s growth companies seek out new sources of funding and its savers look for alternative tax-efficient investments? Well, insiders who follow the EIS closely are certainly expecting big things.<p>For the uninitiated, the EIS was …

Why A 'Startup Mentality' Is Key To Your Success

Envision the work environment of a newly minted startup. It’s a place full of smart, relevant banter and out-of-the-box thinking. It empowers a group of experts, thinkers, and collaborators to utilize their talents to bring an idea to life. It’s directed by a leader who fervently believes in the …

Startups

Re-Frame To Innovate: Your Industry, Your Company And Yourself

<i>“Reframe to Innovate” is a three-part series; please see</i><i>here</i> <i>for the second post and here for the conclusion post.</i><p>“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”<p>If that sentiment strikes you as a bit glum, it’s from Arthur Schopenhauer—the leading proponent of …

Why Entrepreneurs Need to Quit Facebook

Four radical ways to get through your daily entrepreneurial workload<p>Like most entrepreneurs, I wear quite a few hats. (For me, these include author, customer experience consultant, customer service keynote speaker, trainer, and company president.)<p>I'll bet you're juggling as many hats as me (though …

Entrepreneurship

10 Businesses You Can Start From Your Dorm Room

Guest Writer<p>Head of US Communications at Hiscox<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do Microsoft, Dell, Napster and Facebook all have in common? Aside from being among some of the most market-shaking companies of the last quarter century, they were all also created by …

Small Business

3 Simple Ways Ecommerce Startups Can Gain More Customers

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know that marketing takes time and dedication, especially for ecommerce sites. Site visits don’t appear overnight, and social-media followers don’t come out of nowhere. But with careful planning and routines, you can …

Marketing

Be Hungry or Starve as an Entrepreneur

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you win the Super Bowl, in life or in business, you cannot ever win again if you do not immediately go back to training -- you must stay hungry, win or lose, success or failure. Whether the Panthers or the Broncos win the …

Entrepreneurship

Apple Has Secret Team Working on Virtual Reality Headset

Apple has expanded its research efforts in virtual and augmented reality, building out a large team that is experimenting with headsets and other technologies, reports <i>Financial Times</i> in a detailed post on the company's virtual reality work that covers recent hires and acquisitions.<p>Hundreds of …

MediaTek-related bug leaves KitKat devices vulnerable

Although MediaTek is downplaying the effects, it seems a software bug has created a vulnerability on Android devices running Android 4.4 KitKat. Exploits taking advantage of the vulnerability could gain root access to the device, brick the phone, or spy on communications. MediaTek has confirmed …

Facebook admits that it's worried about ad blockers

For the first time, the social network highlighted ad blocking technologies as a significant risk factor in its annual 10-K filing, noting that they have impacted its ad revenue "from time to time."<p>Although Facebook mentioned ad blockers in its 10-K last year, too, it did so only briefly as one of …

Twitter experiments with trending tweets in the timeline

Twitter is once again experimenting with the precious timeline. This morning I came across a cluster of five tweets on a trending topic.<p>The tweets appeared on an Android phone under a type of heading I hadn’t seen before — “#AusOpen is trending.” #AusOpen stands for the Australian Open, a tennis …

Apple is finally fixing Siri’s abortion ‘glitch’

Apple is finally correcting an issue with Siri that it has known about since at least 2011.<p>The problem has appeared when users ask the virtual assistant to show nearby facilities that offer abortion services. For years, the results have directed people toward adoption centers, which is kind of the …

Google plans to beam 5G internet from solar drones

Google has a new top secret project by the same team that brought us Project Loon, according to <i>The Guardian</i>. It's called Project Skybender, and it aims to deliver 5G internet from solar drones. Mountain View has reportedly begun experimenting with millimeter wave-based internet in Virgin Galactic's …

New Mexico

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. A News Corp exec tells us that advertisers may have "re-weighted" their media too far toward Facebook.</b> News UK commercial managing director Dominic Carter added that newspapers need to do a better job of communicating their value to advertisers.<p><b>2. Social media monitoring and analytics company</b> …

Kim Dotcom reveals more about his blockchain-inspired alternative Internet

Kim Dotcom, the creator of notorious file hosting service MegaUpload.com, took time from fighting extradition charges in New Zealand on Thursday to …

Apple Pay to hit Singapore and Hong Kong in 2016

Apple Pay, Apple’s much-hyped cashless payment service, will be available in Singapore next year, according to a press release by credit card …

Why mobile payments in Southeast Asia are about to take off

More and more players are entering the mobile payments space in Southeast Asia yet most consumers aren’t biting. That’s about to change, says global …

China ranks dead last on global internet freedom survey

This has been an eventful year for internet freedom (or lack thereof) in China. The latest <i>Freedom on the Net</i> study from American NGO Freedom House …

China

Tony Blair Says 2003 Iraq Invasion Played a Role in Rise of ISIS

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair apologized in an interview Sunday for mistakes in planning the 2003 invasion of Iraq and acknowledged that …

Tony Blair