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Former Peace Corps volunteers found ArtZoco to connect local artisans to rest of the world

ArtZoco is trying to give artisans in the developing world a more direct channel to sell their wares — and a more direct channel to the money that comes from the sale of their products.<p>Founded by former Peace Corps volunteers, ArtZoco is an e-commerce platform that gives artisans in remote …

Education Startup Udacity Bets It Can Fill The Need For More Data Scientists With New Online Degree Program

Hot on the heels of a new $37 million White House initiative designed to encourage data science work at American universities, education startup, Udacity, is responding with a data science initiative of its own. Today, the Palo Alto-based company launched an inexpensive, comprehensive degree …

One in 10 girls has a child before the age of 15 in these six countries

Child pregnancy is serious global problem, and in some developing countries it’s only getting worse, according to a new report released by the United Nations on Wednesday (Oct. 30).<p>The UN’s annual State of the World Population for 2013, titled Motherhood in Childhood (pdf), highlights a number of …

Developing Countries

Richest 1 Percent Hold 46 Percent Of The World's Wealth

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Global wealth has risen by 68 percent over the past 10 years to reach a new all-time high of $241 trillion and the United States accounts for nearly three quarters of the increase, Credit Suisse said in its World Wealth Report.<p>Average global wealth has hit a peak of $51,600 per …

Peerby’s Local Lending App Is Ready To Help Neighbours Participate In The Sharing Economy

You’ve got stuff, but not all the stuff you need. Dutch startup and TechStars London first cohort member Peerby is hoping to unlock the use value of that stuff with a collaborative consumption model that features some crucial differences when compared to others who’ve tried to turn caring into …

Tablets Are Quickly Overtaking PC Shipments

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>More tablets than personal computers (PCs) will be shipped in the last quarter of this year, …

Y Combinator To Fund Non-Profit Startups With Charitable Donations

Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham has penned a post that says the accelerator will begin funding non-profit startups and organizations that are accepted into its program. The news comes following admission of Watsi last year, YC’s first-ever non-profit. Graham also clarifies that the investment …

San Francisco Launches Tech Incubator To Transform Governments

San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee is launching an entrepreneur-in-residence program with help from the White House to try to bring Silicon Valley innovation to government.<p>At venture capital firms, these EIR programs are typically designed to give entrepreneurs time and resources to develop a new startup …

Selling Hopes And Dreams In Southeast Asia

Being a startup means believing in your dreams, and Southeast Asia needs dreamers, say incubators.<p>500 Startups, for one, is keen to sell hope to the growing communities of startups in Southeast Asia, and is willing to back that up with real money.<p>When I spoke with its founder, Dave McClure, in …

Smartphones outsell basic feature handsets

<b>Smartphone sales exceeded feature phone sales for the first time in the April-to-June period, according to research firm Gartner.</b><p>Worldwide mobile phone sales totalled 435 million units. Smartphone sales accounted for 225 million units, up 46.5% from the previous year.<p>Feature phones totalled 210 …

Eastern Europe

Backed By Social+Capital, Brilliant.org Is Finding And Challenging The Brightest, Technical Talent In The World

Pharrell Wu began doing math at age one and was trading stocks at age three. Living in the Philippines, Wu became bored with the math curriculum at his school and started Googling for hard math problems on the one computer his parents owned at home. He came upon Brilliant.org, a recently launched …

Google goes after Apple in tablet education

Will Google find success in the educational field where Apple, apparently, has not? Here's Google's gambit.<p>Google revealed on Wednesday that it will soon begin selling and renting a "comprehensive" selection of educational textbooks. The textbook portion of Google's Play store is set to go live in …

Textbooks

San Jose State’s Bold Experiment In Online Ed Disappoints, Suspends Pilot With Udacity

The largest university system in the world has suspended a bold experiment in massively open online course (MOOC) education, after disappointing student outcomes. Last January, San Jose State University announced a partnership with online course startup, Udacity, to offer super-low cost remedial …

Huawei officially outs MediaPad 7 Youth tablet, availability set for Q3

The MediaPad 7 Youth's brief visit to the FCC let us know that it was only a matter of time before Huawei made an official announcement, and today the company's done exactly that. This 7-inch slate joins the MediaPad family as one "for the connected generation," bringing along specs that include an …

It Just Got a Whole Lot Easier to Fund Your Startup

For all the transparency and disruption that startups have brought into the world, the process of funding them remains largely opaque and …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Samsung launches Silicon Valley incubator

Last night, Samsung opened the doors of its latest digs: a startup and entrepreneurship incubator/accelerator nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley.<p>Located on the storied University Avenue in Palo Alto, the incubator is housed in the historic Varsity movie theatre.<p>It will be part of Samsung’s Open …

Crowdsourcing Startup CrowdFlower Says Its Contributors Have Completed 1 Billion ‘Judgments’

CrowdFlower, which helps businesses manage crowdsourced tasks, announced that contributors have completed 1 billion “judgments,” which is the basic unit of work on the platform.<p>The company says those judgments are “the crux of microtasking,” with businesses asking CrowdFlower contributors to do …

Coursera Hits 4 Million Students -- And Triples Its Funding

Coursera founders Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng don’t think small. Their Mountain View, Calif., online-education company is less than two years old, yet it already has attracted more than 4 million student signups. Now Coursera has raised $43 million in fresh venture capital, tripling its cash …

Scanadu Scout breaks Indiegogo record with $1.37M for ‘medical tricorder’

The Scanadu Scout became the most funded campaign in Indiegogo history today. The health-scanning device raised $1.37 million so far, with still eight days left in the campaign. It surpassed the “Let’s Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum” campaign, which held the existing Indiegogo record of $1,370,461 in …

Soon There Will Be Google Glass for Everyone and Everything

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Now that Google Glass is a much-talked about, much-hyped tech thing, the pseudo-clones have already …

Snowden has 'no regrets,' seeks asylum in Russia

NSA leaker wants to stay temporarily in Russia until he can travel to Latin America.<p>MOSCOW — Edward Snowden said Friday that he has no regrets over leaking details about U.S. electronic spying networks and is seeking temporary asylum in Russia until he can reach one of the Latin American countries …

Why Google plans to outspend Apple and Samsung to promote the new Moto X

Languishing at 1 percent of a global phone market it helped create, Google subsidiary Motorola is planning to unveil the Moto X, a customizable phone, this summer. And to support its launch, Google is planning to spend as much as $500 million.<p>If that doesn’t move Motorola’s dial, nothing will.<p>In …

The Man Who Predicted Google Glass Forecasts The Near Future

Google Glass isn't even available to the public yet. But the wearable technology that packs a tiny computer into a lightweight frame has already faced mockery, condemnation, fear and threats of regulation. As NPR's Steve Henn reported in May:<p>"Right now, Google Glass might be the world's worst spy …

Google's One Today Android app now open to all US-based philanthropists

"Do a little. Change a lot." That's the motto behind One Today -- a Google-built app that launched a few months ago to those who requested an invite. Now, however, it's free to download for all Android users in the United States, enabling those who do to donate a dollar per day (or more, of course) …

Online Workspace Dispatch.io Becomes Dispatch.cc, Now Focused On Email-Based Collaboration

Dispatch, the NYC-based startup launched out of the TechCrunch NYC 2011 hackathon, is flipping its product on its head – it’s shifting from a project management tool with email features to become an email product with project management features. The change, explains the company founders, was …

Community centers for start-ups create buzz

There's one important address for an entrepreneur in Indianapolis to have.<p>It's 5255 N. Winthrop Street. Home of The Speak Easy. It's a brightly painted one-story warehouse steps from a street full of quirky, locally owned restaurants and shops, and 15 minutes from downtown Indianapolis.<p>It's where …

Switzerland Still Considered Most Innovative - MIT Technology Review

What makes a nation innovative? A series of factors that probably do not change much from year to year.<p>Switzerland remained the most innovative …