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Grasshopper is an app for learning JavaScript through mini-games

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Google’s in-house incubator Area 120 just released an app called Grasshopper, which teaches you how to code JavaScript through a series of fun mini-games, as reported by 9to5Google. The goal, according to the coders who worked on the app, is to make coding feel fun and approachable as it increasingly is becoming a necessary skill. The app works with bite-sized puzzles and quizzes, so you can breeze through a couple lessons each day when you have some spare time. You log in with your Google ac... Read More
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The UK is becoming a global hotbed for VR and AR

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Last month I addressed Europe’s startup brain drain to the U.S. and then followed up by profiling the U.K. as an exception to the rule, thanks in no small measure to the rapid ascendancy of London’s thriving venture landscape. I want to continue the series by now offering a close-up on the state of the country’s VR and AR industry. To give you a sense of the scale of its VR/AR ecosystem, PwC UK released an ... Read More
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Heartland Tech Weekly: Robotics and agriculture tech are promising sectors for young tech hubs

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This week, Startup Genome — an organization that researches tech ecosystems around the world — released its annual Global Startup Ecosystems report. While the report largely focused on international hubs like Beijing, Paris, and Tel Aviv, it also measured promising activity in U.S. cities like Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, and Houston. The report found that early-stage investment activity in sectors that Silicon Valley is most known for — adtech, gaming, and digital media — is declining, while it’s increasing in sectors like advanced manufacturing, robotics, and a... Read More
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Heartland Tech Weekly: Robotics and agriculture tech are promising sectors for young tech hubs

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This week, Startup Genome — an organization that researches tech ecosystems around the world — released its annual Global Startup Ecosystems report. While the report largely focused on international hubs like Beijing, Paris, and Tel Aviv, it also measured promising activity in U.S. cities like Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, and Houston. The report found that early-stage investment activity in sectors that Silicon Valley is most known for — adtech, gaming, and digital media — is declining, while it’s increasing in sectors like advanced manufacturing, robotics, and a... Read More
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Dr. Robert M. Brill Joins CVD’s Board of Directors

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CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., (Business Wire) – April 17, 2018 - CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV), a leading provider of chemical vapor deposition systems and materials, today announced today announced that Dr. Robert M. Brill has been elected to its Board of Directors effective April 16, 2018. With the addition of Dr. Brill, the board has six directors. Dr. Robert M. Brill is co-founder and managing partner of Newlight Management, headquartered in Jericho, New York, a venture capital fund that focuses on early stage technology companies.  Prior to co-founding Newlight, Dr. Brill was a general partner of Po... Read More
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Riot Games moves to establish League of Legends as a lasting esport

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The owners of League of Legends professional esports teams met in Miami recently, where they contemplated the future of esports based on Riot Games’ popular League of Legends franchises. Each team invested a reported $10 million to get a franchise slot in the North American League Championship Series. In return, they get better alignment of financial interests so that the teams can continue to invest for the long term in the esports league. Team Liquid took the first-place prize in the North American LCS Spring Finals after a final match against 100 Thieves. The match took place at the Fillmore theater in Miami amid a crowd of fans and cosplayers. Bu... Read More
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These three designers make wearables that measure the world around you

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It sometimes seems like technology is at odds with the art world — a tension between brain and heart. But plenty of artists, from Da Vinci to Cory Arcangel, have proved that’s not true, and continue to prove it as technology evolves. In Technographica, we explore how contemporary artists are using technology in unusual and unexpected ways. I’m standing in a massive warehouse studio in New York City, wearing a grey jumpsuit that’s randomly vibrating as I walk around. Sometimes, nothing happens, and the outfit just ... Read More
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Debrief: CSHL’s Whiteley fills shoes, answers needs

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A seasoned veteran of scientific- and medical-research commercialization, Andrew Whiteley stepped up this month to take over Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s technology-transfer operations from Teri Willey, who served five years as CSHL’s vice president of business development and technology transfer and is off to her next adventure, running an Indiana-based VC fund. Whiteley, who in 2015 was named the laboratory’s ... Read More
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HBO’s Silicon Valley gets renewed for a sixth season

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HBO’s Silicon Valley still has more steam to tell more stories about the rise of a little tech startup known as Pied Piper. The network announced yesterday that it’s renewed the show for a sixth season. The show is currently airing its fifth season. In its opening credits this season, there’s a timely Easter egg about Facebook, showing the company logo in faux Cyrillic letters. The Easter egg is present in every episode, and it’s oddly ... Read More
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Filling a modest plate, sweetly, at startup Foodcubate

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By AMY ONORATO // The food industry is Anna Kotler’s bread and butter. The 20-year marketing veteran built her career working on brand development for food-focused Fortune 500 companies like Campbell’s Soup Co. and Conagra Brands Inc. – but when it came to defining her own recipe for success, Kotler wasn’t satisfied with the corporate climate’s structured lifestyle. “After working for those big packaged-food companies, I wanted a little more flexibility in my schedule,” Kotler told Innovate LI. So, the entrepreneur decided to cook up her own consulti... Read More
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How we plan to bridge the divide between Silicon Valley and the Midwest after the ‘Comeback Cities Tour’

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For those who have not recently driven down the Ohio Turnpike, images of abandoned steel mills and shuttered factories may come to mind. But the view from the car window today looks far different — one can stop by the Youngstown Business Incubator to see how additive manufacturing startups are utilizing 3D printers,  or check out the construction underway at the newly launched Bounce Innovation Hub in Akron. The Ohio Turnpike is just a small slice of Interstate 80, which connects our nation’s coastal communities from New Jersey to California, cutting straight through Ohio. One of the original routes of the Interstate Highway System, I-80, catalyzed economic growth 60 years ago by bringing together Americans from all corners o... Read More
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Filling a modest plate, sweetly, at startup Foodcubate

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By AMY ONORATO // The food industry is Anna Kotler’s bread and butter. The 20-year marketing veteran built her career working on brand development for food-focused Fortune 500 companies like Campbell’s Soup Co. and Conagra Brands Inc. – but when it came to defining her own recipe for success, Kotler wasn’t satisfied with the corporate climate’s structured lifestyle. “After working for those big packaged-food companies, I wanted a little more flexibility in my schedule,” Kotler told Innovate LI. So, the entrepreneur decided to cook up her own consulti... Read More
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Rethinking the science of business (and clean energy)

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By AMY ONORATO // Becoming an entrepreneur introduced Slowa Solovyov to a new way of thinking about science – a mindset incorporating business and marketing factors that went beyond straight research and development. For Solovyov, who had spent the previous 20 years pursuing semiconductor research at Brookhaven National Laboratory, it was a challenge. And it would answer the question: What happens when a scientist wants to become an entrepreneur? Solovyov – also chief scientist at R&D company Brookhaven Technology Group, a ... Read More
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Adelaide Journal: Elon Musk Likes it Here. Will Other Tech Innovators Follow?

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But this city of 1.3 million — with its aging population and unemployment rates that are often among the highest in the country — needs an even bigger jolt. Frustrations have been building for years as Adelaide’s factories shuttered, with Holden closing its plant last year, bringing an end to Australia’s auto industry.The response is what’s interesting: Quiet Adelaide, a former industrial center now seen as a laid-back community of churches and retirees, is banging the table for change.... Read More
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GamesBeat Summit 2018: Working on the (block) chain gang

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GamesBeat Summit 2018 is coming up next week on April 9 & 10 in Mill Valley, CA and we’re not leaving any stone unturned in looking at the future of the industry. Enter blockchain. It ain’t just cryptocurrency anymore. It’s disrupting entire industries, and the gaming industry is going to follow suit. Join our panel of blockchain and gaming experts to learn more about the ways this revolutionary technology will transform everything from in-game commerce to tournament play to the gaming experience at its core in our breakout session: “Games and Blockchain: Sorting the Hype and Reality” with Japheth Dillman, Peter Relan, Benny Giang, James Young, and Gabby Dizon. GamesBeat Summit is now sold out, and we... Read More
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The game industry is finally making its way into emerging markets

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The recent Game Developers Conference had a diverse collection of attendees and speakers from all over the world. Some of them had trouble making it into San Francisco, thanks to heavier border screening. But a map of where people came from (above) showed that game development has spread all over the world. At GDC, GamesBeat held a breakfast panel about the growth of emerging markets for games, and how much progress the $116 billion industry has made. Once upo... Read More
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Next47 Adds VC Veterans and Entrepreneurs to Firm’s Roster

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Matthew Cowan, T.J. Rylander and Ching-Yu Hu Join Next47’s Palo Alto Office PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 4, 2018– Today, Next47, the $1.2 billion global venture fund backed by Siemens, is excited to announce the expansion of its US team with Matthew Cowan and T.J. Rylander joining as Partners and Ching-Yu Hu as a Principal. With backgrounds in venture capital and as founders of businesses, Next47’s newest members expa... Read More
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Debrief: In San Diego, a socioeconomic blueprint for LI

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From Innovate LI’s San Diego office… (no, just kidding, we wish). But indeed from San Diego comes a regional innovation saga with surprisingly familiar themes. You might not think it at first blush, but California’s San Diego County and Long Island have lots in common: a crippling 20th century departure by the aerospace industry, a strong university-based innovation pulse, healthy tourism numbers and more. The difference between the two economies is in the timing – Long Island continues to organize its post-aerospace socioeconomic priorities, while San Diego got its act together decades ago. Among those keeping the left-coast County (population 3.43 million) and City of San Diego (pop. 1.4 million) moving forward is Mark Caff... Read More
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The rise of in-house cryptocurrencies and their utility for SaaS platforms

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Presented by Cappasity As cryptocurrency and blockchain projects continue to arise and flourish, we see more and more companies creating products and platforms that utilize these complementary technologies. It is becoming more common for such companies to create their own cryptocurrencies to facilitate faster and more secure exchanges of value or information within their platform. Cappasity, Inc. offers a SaaS solution for 3D imaging for ecommerce, utilizing a streamlined 3D production system with a software pipeline that works as fast as traditional photography. Working closely with ecommerce retail leaders, Cappasity has redefined the 3D retail production landscape, enabling a 3D experience for everyone.... Read More
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A Baby’s Battle for Survival Tests How Far Neonatal Medicine Has Come

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Jessica Green was getting impatient. She was 19 weeks pregnant and waiting for her ultrasound images at Whitehorse General Hospital, but it was taking forever. She’d never had to wait this long before. Her fiancé, Kris Schneider, had already headed back to work for the day, and Green wanted to do the same. She told the receptionist that she would pick up the images later and headed out. It was late October in Whitehorse, the capital city of Canada’s northern Yukon Territory, and winter was beginning to set in. The ultrasound technician caught up to her in the parking lot. Green couldn’t leave, the tech said. She needed to be admitted, right away. Green... Read More
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The Heat: The legacy of the Iraq War 15 years later Pt 2

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Fifteen years ago this month, the U.S.-led war in Iraq was launched. The initial objective was to remove Iraq’s leader Saddam Hussein and to liberate its people. The Bush Administration claimed Iraq was hiding weapons of mass destruction but none were ever found. The conflict tore the country apart and hundreds of thousands lost their lives. Millions more were displaced. To discuss all of this: Rend Al-Rahim is the former Iraqi Representative to the U.S. (2003-05). Hiwa Osman is an Iraqi-Kurdish journalist and commentator. Abdel Bari Atwan is the Editor-in-Chief of Rai-al-Youm. Richard Becker is a coordinator with ANSWER, Act Now to Stop War.Detected Closed Captioning: Let's Bring In ... Read More
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Dropbox shares soared today in biggest tech IPO since Snapchat

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Cloud storage and collaboration company Dropbox — which started 10 years ago as a small startup in the San Francisco-based Y Combinator incubator program — went public today, and its shares were up nearly 36 percent as of market close this afternoon. The successful performance makes Dropbox the biggest tech IPO since Snapchat’s in March 2017. Dropbox ended the day of trading, under the ticker symbol “DBX,” with a market valuation of around $10 billion. We knew Dropbox was likely expecting a favorable outcome... Read More
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AEC focuses global attention on next-gen generation

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The future is imminent for AEC 2018, the Advanced Energy Conference that will unite global energy leaders, researchers and entrepreneurs in New York City on a quest for cleaner and smarter energy solutions. Presented by Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center and a critical mass of major-league sponsors – leading corporations, regional utilities, top research institutions and more – the 10th annual AEC has adopted “The Future of Energy is Here” as its theme and slogan. No less than “the future of energy on a global ... Read More
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Fishers, Indiana hopes to build a tech hub in the suburbs with the state’s first IoT Lab

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The cities angling to become a tech hub in the Midwest typically fall into one of two categories. There are college towns, like Columbus and Ann Arbor, and traditional hubs of Fortune 500 activity, like Chicago and Minneapolis. Then there’s Fishers, Indiana — a suburb of 90,000, located 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis. On Wednesday, the city unveiled its latest tactic in a several-years-long effort to prove that you can build a tech community in the suburbs: a coworking space and incubator for Internet of Things startups. Called the Indiana IoT Lab, it’s the first such facility in the state, according to its CEO and founder, John Wechsler. It’s also one of the f... Read More
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C2a gives its vehicle hacking technology away to help protect connected cars

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As cars become smarter and even drive themselves (once we figure out how to make them safe), we are increasingly vulnerable to having our vehicles hacked. Smart car hacks come in many shapes and sizes, from tracking your vehicle via tire pressure sensors to taking full control of the car and crashing it intentionally. Today, Cyber 2 Automotive Security (C2a) has announced that its patented Stamper technology... Read More
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Alphabet’s ‘Outline’ Homebrew VPN Software Offers Open-Source, Easy Set-Up Privacy You Control

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A virtual private network, that core privacy tool that encrypts your internet traffic and bounces it through a faraway server, has always presented a paradox: Sure, it helps you hide from some forms of surveillance, like your internet service provider's snooping and eavesdroppers on your local network. But it leaves you vulnerable to a different, equally powerful spy: Whoever controls the VPN server you're routing all your traffic through. To help solve that quagmire, Jigsaw, the Alphabet-owned Google sibling that serves as a human rights-focused tech incubator, will now offer VPN software that you can eas... Read More
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At Y Combinator’s Demo Day, Companies Are No Longer The Next Airbnb, Uber or WhatsApp

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You return home to your penthouse apartment after a long day at work auctioning Cryptokitties and other cryptogoods on a peer-to-peer marketplace. You grab a bottle of tangerine-flavored weed soda from the fridge and sink into your couch. With a flick of your hand, the overhead light switches on. A wooden side table, custom-built by a robot in India, holds a box containing your antidepressant patches. You peel off the back and slap one on your arm. “Hey Nikki, what’s new on Tingles?” The television replies in the warm, fully human-sounding female whisper you chose for it: “We’ve got five new videos from your favorite ASMR channels. I’ll cue them up for you.” Through the window you glim... Read More
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Center for Advancing Retail & Technology and Winsight Grocery Business Launch The Retail Innovation Pitch Webcast

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Virtual Pitch event that brings innovation to grocery executives is now available to the industry. LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 20, 2018– The Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART) and ... Read More
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Google News Initiative announced to fight fake news and support journalism

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Google is announcing new efforts today to support the media industry by fighting misinformation and bolstering journalism, which will live under a newly announced umbrella called the Google News Initiative. Google already offers something similar in Europe through the Digital News Initiative, but the Google News Initiative is intended to be a wider worldwide expansion of those kinds of efforts. There are three specific goals of the Google News Initiative: highlight accurate journalism while fighting misinformation, particularly during breaking news events; help news sites continue to grow ... Read More
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‘Outline’ VPN Offers Open-Source, Easy Set-Up Privacy For the Masses

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A virtual private network, that core privacy tool that encrypts your internet traffic and bounces it through a faraway server, has always presented a paradox: Sure, it helps you hide from some forms of surveillance, like your internet service provider's snooping and eavesdroppers on your local network. But it leaves you vulnerable to a different, equally powerful spy: Whoever controls the VPN server you're routing all your traffic through. To help solve that quagmire, Jigsaw, the Alphabet-owned Google sibling that serves as a human rights-focused tech incubator, will now offer VPN software that you can eas... Read More
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Alphabet’s ‘Outline’ Homebrew VPN Software Offers Open-Source, Easy Set-Up Privacy For the Masses

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A virtual private network, that core privacy tool that encrypts your internet traffic and bounces it through a faraway server, has always presented a paradox: Sure, it helps you hide from some forms of surveillance, like your internet service provider's snooping and eavesdroppers on your local network. But it leaves you vulnerable to a different, equally powerful spy: Whoever controls the VPN server you're routing all your traffic through. To help solve that quagmire, Jigsaw, the Alphabet-owned Google sibling that serves as a human rights-focused tech incubator, will now offer VPN software that you can eas... Read More
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Matching state grants boost regional SBIR innovators

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A Stony Brook University-based small-biz booster program is doubling down on federal Small Business Innovation Research award winners. Through a $1.2 million Empire State Development Corp. incentives package administered by the university’s Small Business Development Center and the Research Foundation for SUNY, SBU has released the first set of matching grant funds to SBIR awardees in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Four regional companies benef... Read More
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Become a parking savant with Sidewalk Labs’ new curb visualization tool

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Urban curbsides have traditionally been allocated based on real estate: parking meters in front of shops, loading zones near supermarkets, no-parking areas at warehouses, unmetered parking in residential areas, and so on. But with the explosion of new mobility options like ride-hailing, car-sharing, and bike-sharing, and the looming specter of self-driving vehicles on the horizon, cities are starting to rethink how they allocate curb space. They are beginning to realize that if they don’t get ahead of the technology, it could lead to chaos on the curb. Aiming to help on that front is Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet’s smart city incubator. In February, ... Read More
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GamesBeat Summit: Robin Hunicke, Amy Jo Kim, and David Edery on the future of creativity

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Our latest speakers for our GamesBeat Summit 2018 event are a trio of famous game developers: Amy Jo Kim, David Edery, and Robin Hunicke. They’ll be doing a panel on the future of creativity in games, as part of our theme on the future of games. The panel will be moderated by Maarten Noyons, head of the International Mobile Gaming Awards. We’ve also switched venues to a secluded placed called The Seminary at Strawberry in Mill Valley, California, north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Our dates and agenda are still the same a... Read More
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Cambridge Innovation Center raises $58 million to grow its coworking hubs globally

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Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), which provides coworking space for startups, has closed a $58 million round of funding from European real estate developer HB Reavis (HBR). CIC campuses are essentially a mix of startups, “corporate innovation spin-outs,” and VC funds, with tenants given access to desks, meeting rooms, labs, and more. A number of notable companies have called CIC home through the years, including Google, which had as many as 50 employees working there as late as 2007. Despite its name, CIC has expanded beyond its Cambridge roots and now cla... Read More
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Arts Advocate Dorothy Lichtenstein To Be Honored at Stars of Stony Brook Annual Gala April 11 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers

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Arts Advocate Dorothy Lichtenstein To Be Honored at Stars of Stony Brook Annual Gala April 11 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea PiersLichtenstein Honored for Support of Many University Initiatives, Including Southampton’s Creative Writing and Film Programs, the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya, and Centre ValBio in Madagascar 2018 ... Read More
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Dropbox Chief to Join Elite Ranks of Idea-to-I.P.O. Founders

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Whether Mr. Houston successfully takes Dropbox public will be closely watched, with other privately held tech companies like Uber and Airbnb also edging toward an I.P.O. Dropbox, which is based in San Francisco, is unprofitable, and Mr. Houston now has to navigate through a challenging time, both guiding his company around the tech giants that are squeezing into its space and adapting his frat guy persona to a changing culture.“He’s maybe one of the last ones of a very un-C.E.O.-like C.E.O.,” said Jeffrey Mann, a vice president at resear... Read More
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SUSTAINED NANO SYSTEMS ACHIEVES POSITIVE IN-VITRO RESULTS ON LONG TERM SUSTAINED DELIVERY OF LATANAPROST FOR GLAUCOMA TREATMENT

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Back to News & EventsMarch 8, 2018 SUSTAINED NANO SYSTEMS ACHIEVES POSITIVE IN-VITRO RESULTS ON LONG TERM SUSTAINED DELIVERY OF LATANAPROST FOR GLAUCOMA TREATMENT. New York, NY – March 6, 2018 (NEWSFRONT MEDIA). Sustained Nano Systems, LLC (“SNS”), a biopharmaceutical company utilizing its platform technology of bio-resorbable nano and microparticles for long term drug delivery, is pleased to announce positive results for the in-vitro presence of Latanaprost for the treatment of glaucoma over a duration of 159 days. Latanaprost, a prostaglandin analogue, is the #1 ... Read More
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Heartland Tech Weekly: The benefits to being outside the Bay Area are growing

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This week, I’m in Reno, Nevada for VentureBeat’s Blueprint conference, where we’ve gathered more than 300 entrepreneurs, investors, and economic development officials to talk about the challenges and the opportunities facing tech companies who have set up shop outside of Silicon Valley. One of the most common sentiments I hear from the panelists and attendees I’ve spoken with: the benefits to opening an office or looking for talent in second or third tier markets isn’t as widely touted as the benefits of doing business in the Bay Area, but it is powerful. And interest in exploring these second and third tier markets is only growing. Eventbrite’s director of engineering Patrick Poele said that the company’s t... Read More
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Long-lasting glaucoma fix? They can see it from here

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A Stony Brook biotech looking to carve a nanotech niche in the science of glaucoma treatment is eyeing some impressive laboratory results. Sustained Nano Systems, working closely with Stony Brook University’s Center for Biotechnology, has “achieved positive in-vitro results on long-term sustained delivery of Latanaprost for glaucoma treatment,” according to a company statement. Decoded: The biotech can keep the No. 1 glaucoma drug ticking for 159 days in in-vitro tests, which assess cells outside their normal place of biological resi... Read More
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Iowa startup leaders: Building connections between cities is key to raising our profile

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With Tuesday’s release of the 2018 Best States Ranking that places Iowa as the top state in the nation based on factors like broadband access, education, opportunity and quality of life, the discussion is now on creating density and utilizing the state’s resources to support the state’s developing startup centers. Day one of Silicon Prairie News’ Heartland Innovation Road Trip took a crew of Nebraska found... Read More
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Busy Chu takes reins at Plainview’s Edgewise Energy

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Plainview-based Edgewise Energy has done the C-suite shuffle, with Sammy Chu rising to chief executive officer. Co-founder Chu, formerly chief innovation officer, succeeds co-founder James Emlock, who remains chairman of the Plainview-based energy-systems integrator. Edgewise – which develops and aggregates regional energy projects, creating efficiencies that benefit both the electric grid and commercial customers – has also added two new executives. Dan Kartzman, formerly a senior advisor on market development at the New York State Energy Researc... Read More
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Woebot raises $8 million for its AI therapist

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Woebot, the startup behind an automated psychotherapy bot of the same name, announced today that it has closed an $8 million round of series A funding. The company’s bot is designed to help people cope with mental illnesses like depression through the application of cognitive behavioral therapy exercises. The bot is currently available on Facebook Messenger and a recently launched iOS app. This funding shows the potential for artificial intelligence techniques in natural language processing and other arenas to help humans. Woebot doesn’t plan to replace human therapists, but it does provide users with a conversational partner who doesn’t get tired, go on vacation, or sl... Read More
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Google launches Clips camera, its latest effort to bring AI into home gadgets

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(Reuters) — Babies, dogs, and artificial intelligence. Alphabet’s Google is betting this combination proves irresistible with the Tuesday launch of Google Clips, a pocket-sized digital camera that decides on its own whether an image is interesting enough to shoot. The $249 device, which is designed to clip onto furniture or other fixed objects, automatically captures subjects that wander into its viewfinder. But unlike some trail or security cameras that are triggered by motion or programmed on timers, Clips is more discerning. Google has trained its electronic brain to recognize smiles, human fa... Read More
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Volunteers in a Calif. RV park help fight North African ostrich extinction

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A type of ostrich facing extinction in Africa is getting a boost from volunteers half a world away in an RV storage park in Novato, California, CBS SF Bay Area reports. The North African ostrich faces fertility issues in the wild, so volunteers have turned the RV storage park into a hatchery lab and incubator, and they plan to send the eggs to Niger next month.Subscribe to the CBS News Channel HERE: http://youtube.com/cbsnewsWatch CBSN live HERE: ... Read More
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Why a Tiny Kentucky Firm Rules a Corner of the Crypto Market

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If banks and hedge funds start holding large amounts of cryptocurrencies, much of the money will flow—virtually, of course—through Murray, Kentucky. That’s home to Kingdom Trust, a small company that’s quickly become the crypto industry’s go-to option for holding its digital coins. The crypto revolution has a few kinks to work out before it can revolutionize anything. One of the simplest problems—how institutional investors can safely and legally store their tokens—is creating opportunities for unexpected players like Kingdom. In January, the 60-person firm agreed to sell itself to BitGo, a San Francisco tech startup, making for strange bedfellows, even in an industry full of unexpecte... Read More
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For James Hayward, Building Companies is in The DNA

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Applied DNA Sciences CEO James Hayward is a leader in the local biotech industry. (Photo by Bob Giglione) One of Long Island’s leading life-sciences entrepreneurs, James Hayward co-founded Europe’s first liposome company, Biocompatibles Ltd. in the early ’80s; headed worldwide research at Esteé Lauder from 1984 through 1989; then founded The Collaborative Group, a cluster of interconnected companies servicing the biotech, pharmaceutical, and consumer-product industries from 1990 through July 2004. After selling the company’s assets to Dow Chemical and to a company later acquired by BASF, Dr. Hayward refocused on venture capital investing. In June 2007 he was name... Read More
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Sony’s Xperia Ear Duo earbuds coming in May for $280

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Sony will release its Xperia Ear Duo wireless earbuds in May for $279.99. Preorders for the “open ear” headset, which has been shown in concept form over the last two years, start today at Amazon. The Ear Duo is basically the polar opposite of Sony’s esteemed noise-cancelling headphones; these earbuds aim to deliver a “dual listening” experience that combines your music with environmental sounds happening around you. Audio notifications pertaining to your calendar, news headlines, and other topics are also sent to the headset. Google Assistant and Siri integration is also built in, depending on whether you’ve got the Ear Duo paired to an Android or iOS device. Here’s how Son... Read More
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Facebook’s first in-house incubator, LDN_LAB, launches in London

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Facebook has officially opened its first in-house incubator, which will be housed in the company’s London headquarters. The company first announced LDN_LAB back in December when it opened its new HQ in the U.K. capital. The incubator will launch three 12-week courses throughout 2018, with seven U.K. startups constituting the inaugural program which kicked off on Monday. Each three-month program will focus on helping startups grow their business, with the first intake focusing specifically on using technology to build communities. Thi... Read More
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Hypergiant launches AI product incubator and seed stage fund

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Hypergiant is launching out of stealth today to help large companies develop an AI strategy to meet their business goals. The company is also launching Hypergiant Ventures, an AI investment fund, and Hypergiant Applied Sciences, a product incubation studio. Hypergiant raised a seed round of an undisclosed amount last August and currently has 24 employees, with plans to grow its team to more than 150 by the end of the year. Customers include Bosch and TGI Friday’s, and the startup has established product incubation partnerships with Adobe and the aviation division of General Electric. Hypergiant will be run by Conversable CEO Ben Lamm and currently has of... Read More
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Integrated Gas Energy Technology Institute Launches at Stony Brook University

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Integrated Gas Energy Technology Institute Launches at Stony Brook UniversityNational Grid, a founding member, will initiate a research consortium investigating clean and affordable energy solutions At the ribbon cutting of the new Institute for Gas Innovation Technology located in the Advanced Energy Research & Development Center, a New York State designated Center of Excellence located in ... Read More
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This neckband records 360-degree video from your point of view

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When I first saw the Fitt360, all I could think of was how ridiculous it looked: it’s a lot like one of those chunky wireless earbud bands, except instead of having built-in headphones, it has three built-in cameras — arguably even worse, if we’re to take any privacy lessons from Google Glass. But after wearing a demo unit and watching some of the footage that came out of it, I have to admit I’m coming around. The footage it records is compelling to watch, even if wearing one does look a little weird. Fitt360 comes from Linkflow, a company that got its start inside Samsung’s C... Read More
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Google’s testing an Android app that adds Smart Reply to Slack, Facebook Messenger, and more

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Google’s messaging app strategy is a huge mess, but one surprisingly useful feature that has extended from Inbox to Gmail to Allo and Android Messages is Smart Reply, which offers three responses based on context for you to quickly reply to your contacts. Google is now working to expand this beyond its own suite of products, and is opening up a limited test to Android users to add the feature to other chat apps, such as Slack and Skype. According to a sign-up page for the app app... Read More
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China-US incubator grows startups in Silicon Valley

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Detected Closed Captioning: out Of Rental Space For The Past Five Years Ino Spring Has Operated As A China-us Incubator And Accelerator Program But In January It Opened Its Very Own Silicon Valley Headquarters With A Brand New concept Daniken Farming Business Model in Order To Develop A Unicorn The Buzzword For A Billion Dollar Startup In A Springs Model Is To Go Beyond traditional Three Months Startup Accelerator Programs With Six Locations In China Including A Smart Manufacturing Institute In Beijing And This Science Park In Nantou China Innerspring Seeks To Incentivize Startups Scientists And Manufacturers To Work Together Finally there Are Companies In Our Existing Park that Could Be Their Customers We Actually Do That A... Read More
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The Shift: His 2020 Campaign Message: The Robots Are Coming

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Alarmist? Sure. But Mr. Yang’s doomsday prophecy echoes the concerns of a growing number of labor economists and tech experts who are worried about the coming economic consequences of automation. A 2017 report by McKinsey & Company, the consulting firm, concluded that by 2030 — three presidential terms from now — as many as one-third of American jobs may disappear because of automation. (Other studies have given ... Read More
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Job One for Quantum Computers: Boost Artificial Intelligence

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In the early ’90s, Elizabeth Behrman, a physics professor at Wichita State University, began working to combine quantum physics with artificial intelligence—in particular, the then-maverick technology of neural networks. Most people thought she was mixing oil and water. “I had a heck of a time getting published,” she recalled. “The neural-network journals would say, ‘What is this quantum mechanics?’ and the physics journals would say, ‘What is this neural-network garbage?’” Today the mashup of the two seems the most natural thing in the world. Neural networks and other m... Read More
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The IndieBeat: Tuned Out channel surfs between 15 different minigames

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Tuned Out is a hectic mashup that puts up to four people through the paces of 15 minigames. It presents these as different channels of a virtual TV, enabling players to flip through various little worlds, all with a ’90s aesthetic. It’s Shallow Games’s debut, and it’s slated for a PC release this summer with possible console launches to be determined. The Shallow Games team met while they were all enrolled in the New York University game design MFA program. The three of them started working on Tuned Out as their thesis project, and after graduation, they were accepted into the NYU incubation program where they continued to build it out. Upon release, it will have 15 minigames, but they’re planning on adding five to 10 mo... Read More
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AI Weekly: Why this Apple loyalist isn’t springing for a HomePod … yet

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I have a confession to make: Even though I’m typing this on a MacBook Pro while wearing an Apple Watch and listening to Apple Music through a pair of Beats X headphones, I haven’t preordered the HomePod. I had one in my shopping cart the first day it was available for purchase. I really did. But I just couldn’t pull the trigger and pay $350 for Apple’s new smart speaker. The HomePod just doesn’t do enough to justify its price, especially for someone who already has a couple Google Home devices sitting around his apartment. But even if I didn’t have any smart speakers yet, I don’t think I’d spring for Apple’s latest offering. It’s missing features that Apple promised, chief among them support for multiple... Read More
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Making a Crypto Utopia in Puerto Rico

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The force of Mr. Pierce’s personality and his spiritual presence are important to the group, whose members are otherwise largely agnostic. Mr. Pierce regularly performs rituals. Earlier that day while scoping out property, they had stopped at a historic Ceiba tree, known as the Tree of Life.“Brock nestled into the bosom of it and was there for 10 minutes,” Mr. Nygard said.Mr. Pierce walked around the tree and said prayers for Puertopia, holding a r... Read More
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WebVR is becoming WebXR to make a simple, unified framework for all devices

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WebVR being a game-changer for the VR industry is a message that I’ve been eager to spread for the past couple of years. The JavaScript API that enables you to load VR experiences on your browser enjoys all the benefits that the open web has to offer an emerging tech (like no friction or walled gardens) is in an interesting enough place that, even if there were no new developments, 2018 is already shaping up to be an amazing year for immersive browsing. And yet within months the WebVR API will shift gears... Read More
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Why The French Don’t Take To The Streets Like They Used To

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Enlarge this image Demonstrators including French trade union leader Philippe Martinez, center, protest against President Emmanuel Macron's fast-tracked labor law reforms on Sept. 12 in Paris. Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Was Your Seafood Caught With Slave Labor? New Database Helps Retailers Combat Abuse

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Enlarge this image Migrant laborers sort fish as they work on a Thai fishing boat in Sattahip, Thailand's Rayong province, September 2011. Nicolas Asfouri /AFP/Getty Images hide caption togg... Read More
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To stay relevant, Black Mirror has to change how dystopian fiction works

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Dystopian science fiction has spent more than a century in the popular imagination, but the more popular it gets, the more it confronts a major existential dilemma: making people fear a dark future is no longer a useful tool in preventing it. Dystopian futures have never been more piercingly relevant. We live in an era when many of the genre’s most far-reaching prophecies have come true, from radical inequality and authoritarian doublespeak to ... Read More
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Andrew Ng unveils the AI Fund, with $175 million to back new startups

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AI superstar Andrew Ng has spent the past year launching a handful of new initiatives, and now he’s at it again with the AI Fund, a startup incubator that will back small teams of experts looking to solve key problems using machine learning. The fund has $175 million in its war chest to fund AI startups that arise within its walls. Rather than bring in outside startups and provide them with funding, Ng’s vision is to have small teams working on projects that can evolve into larger companies. It’s similar to what he did at Baidu, where he led the Chinese search giant’s ar... Read More
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Before you build your startup on Ethereum, consider the options

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Before you build your blockchain startup atop Ethereum, which is what most people in cryptoworld do, take a step back and survey the field. With a little comparison shopping and a lot of hustle, you can secure a blockbuster deal with one of Ethereum’s rising challengers. Blockchain platforms like Stellar, NEO, DragonChain, Zen Protocol, and dozens of others have unique technical advantages that may be a better fit for your project than Ethereum. And these challengers are flush with cash, hungry for startups like yours to join their ecosystem, and willing to cut deals to make that happen. Ethereum was a revelation when it was released in 2015, enabling anyone to build complex, decentralized smart contracts. But its one-siz... Read More
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AI Weekly: Machine-made art does not mean the end of human creativity

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On Tuesday the creative collective Botnik Studios released an imitation Coachella poster with artists names generated by a recurrent neural network trained on thousands of band names. In past weeks Botnik, an Alexa Accelerator graduate, has taught a predictive model to generate a top 10 trending hashtags list and used its predictive keyboards to write a Scrubs episode and a passage of the Trump tell-all Fire and Fury. ... Read More
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Ford expands its mobility empire with a couple of acquisitions

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Ford Motor Company announced today that it was acquiring two transportation software companies, Autonomic and TransLoc. It also announced it would be reorganizing its mobility subsidiary in a bid to accelerate the delivery of new products, like microtransit services and self-driving cars. The news comes as the automaker’s stocks remained stagnant despite a raft of high-profile announcements during CES and the Detroit Auto Show about its investment in mobility services and electric cars. Ford didn’t disclose the sum of the acquisitions, but did say the two startups would help develop the automaker’s forthcoming T... Read More
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Allen Institute wants to help engineers launch AI startups

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The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), a research center and startup incubator created by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, announced a new residency program aimed at providing the intensive training needed for top engineers to become technical cofounders of AI startups. Here’s how it works: The organization will recruit a handful of top engineers for the program, which will provide them with a modest salary while they learn how to become the technical cofounder for a startup that uses artificial intelligence as a key part of its product. At the end of that process, which is expected to last 12 to 18 months, they’ll be paired up with an entrepreneur a... Read More
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LaunchPad LI joins BIA/NYS

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LaunchPad Long Island, a multi-site incubator, coworking, and acceleration program, has joined BIA/NYS as our newest supporting member. The four operating sites for LaunchPad are Great Neck, Huntington, Mineola, and NYIT with a fifth arrangement with Stony Brook University’s LIHTI to be announced shortly. Started by investor-entrepreneur Andrew Hazen, LaunchPad LI is a combination of an incubator operator and a non-profit acceleration program that provides services across five sites, three controlled... Read More
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They Have Seen the Future, and It’s Wasting Zombies at the Arcade

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Climbing into the driving simulator transports you from Hubneo’s sterile confines into a rumbling car on a European racetrack, the growl of the engine blasting into your headphones. As the virtual speedometer climbs, a human driver’s jaw will clench involuntarily, or relax into a grin. The steering wheel feels heavy with the friction of the tires on the asphalt, and the machines are sensitive to what’s happening on the track. If the driver skids into a curve, the driver’s stomach lurches too.Nan Wen, 18, an attendant who was overseein... Read More
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Brimes: $400K (and 20 KW) from wave-energy history

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A Hauppauge energy company riding the waves of a leading-edge clean-gen technology is closer than ever to a critical pilot project in the waters off the Philippines. But with a signed letter of intent from one of the Southeast Asian island country’s largest utility companies to provide up to $600,000 to the cause, Brimes Energy still needs about $400,000 in working capital to proceed with its ambitious plans. That’s the breakdown from CEO Ramuel Maramara, a native Filipino who continues to make inroads with the Philippine Energy Regulatory Commission and that corporate partner, which has invoked a confi... Read More
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Team Güazú unveils stealth fighting game Shadow Brawlers for PC and consoles

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Argentina-based indie game studio Team Güazú and Latin American publisher Inca Games are announcing Shadow Brawlers, a fast-paced stealth fighting game that will come out on the PC and consoles in 2018. The game won Best Game of Show at the recent EVA 2017 event in Buenos Aires, and the companies are showing the game at the this week’s Casual Connect USA game conference in Anaheim, California. The game is one of 60 games competing for the best indie game award. Shadow Brawlers is a local party game in which players control cute, agile ninjas that h... Read More
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Big City: Selling Prisoners Cheetos, Not Chomsky

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When she visited, Ms. White, a media buyer living in Brooklyn, would bring him fresh fruit, hermetically sealed according to prison regulations, and shrimp that was fully cooked, prepackaged and tightly sealed, but not frozen. What she quickly observed is that inmates without friends and family on the outside taking caring of them — “doing a bid,” in the parlance of the system — were dependent on getting the extras that make prison life marginally less stultifying from companies that delivered T-shirts, sneakers, crackers, Funyuns, Doritos, Listerine and so on solely to convicts. ... Read More
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Overstock.com’s big bet on bitcoin technology

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Detected Closed Captioning: THAT IS BOEING, AND CATERPILLAR AT ALL-TIME HIGH AT 169. OUR NEXT GUEST IS BIG ON THAT COIN. WHERE YOU ARE IN THE >> YES. I WOULD AMEND ONE THING YOU SAID. I HAVE BEEN ON BLOCKED CHAIN FOR FOUR YEARS. WE WERE THE FIRST COMPANY OVER $1 MILLION, SORT OF A KEY PLAYER IN THE BLOCKED CHAIN REVOLUTION AND FOUR YEARS AGO WE PICKED SIX FUNDAMENTAL INVESTMENTS WE WANTED TO OWN IN SIX SPECIFIC AREA THAT WE HAVE MADE THESE INVESTMENTS. STUART: I THINK OF YOU AS AN ONLINE RETAILER. ARE YOU OUT OF THE RETAIL BUSINESS? >> NOT AT ALL. THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS OF SEEING IT. THERE'S AN OLD SAYING THEY USED TO SAY IN BUSINESS SCHOOL, THE TRAIN INDUSTRY IN THE 1850s OR 1880s THAT UNDERSTOOD IT WAS IN THE ... Read More
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Heartland Tech Weekly: ‘Flyover Country’ rises, but Silicon Valley eats up more venture capital

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It’s no secret that despite talk of a tech bubble, the amount of money venture capitalists are willing to throw at startups isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. But a year-end report from PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association still offered up one surprise: 2017 saw the most capital invested in startups since the height of the dotcom era. My colleague Bérénice Magistretti and I found that the areas that are seeing the most increased interest from venture capitalists are traditional tech hubs. While the Great Lakes region saw a respectable 70 ... Read More
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France’s NUMA launches IoT accelerator in smart city Angers

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About 90 minutes southwest of Paris, the city of Angers has embarked on an ambitious program to become a model smart city. Almost three years after launching, its efforts are getting another boost thanks to a partnership with the country’s leading startup accelerator. NUMA, based in Paris, has announced that its newest accelerator will be based in Angers and will focus on Internet of Things (IoT) startups. The program is designed to attract advanced startups from across Europe to this western city to leverage its growing ecosystem of IoT startups and its local electronics manufacturing base. Dubbed NUMA Angers IoT, the n... Read More
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Neo: A Tech Incubator For Relationships Is Silicon Valley’s Latest Disruption

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Last weekend, 150 of tech’s most gifted engineers traveled to an Arizona resort to spend three days at an event that, despite having never happened before, is called Reunion. The group ranged from the semi-famous, like PayPal founder Max Levchin and Microsoft chief technology officer Kevin Scott, to the spectacularly promising, like Stanford junior Nancy Xu. There were a few panels, some company presentations, and a smattering of horseback rides and hikes in the afternoons. The retreat is the formal beginning of a new kind of institution, one that’s becoming increasingly popular among Silicon Valley’s elite and soon-to-be elite. It’s an ostensibly modern take on a very old idea: the social club.... Read More
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The Sgnl wristband lets you hear phone calls through your fingers

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Innomdle Lab is a South Korean startup that was spun out of Samsung’s incubator, and it’s just about ready to launch its first product: Sgnl, a wristband-slash-watch strap that turns your fingers into a phone receiver. When paired with a phone, you can hear callers by touching your finger to your ear; the vibrations travel down your wrist to your fingertip. The device also has fitness tracking and notification functionality, and it can be fit to pretty much any analog or smart watch or worn by itself. The audio quality was decent in my brief testing, and Innomdle says that Sgnl should be shipping in March, so we shouldn’t have long to find out how well it works in practice. ... Read More
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Heartland startups can avoid Silicon Valley’s pitfalls by being better neighbors

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Most articles written about startup scenes outside of the coasts use the phrase “the next Silicon Valley.” As in, St. Louis or Pittsburgh is poised to be the “next Silicon Valley.” But do these cities really want to be the next Silicon Valley? It’s a serious question. While the Bay Area is known for innovation, it’s also known for ridiculously high housing prices that keep even some relatively well-paid tech workers (to say nothing of teachers, police officers, and nurses) struggling to afford a place to live. In an era where income inequality is a growing concern, Silicon Valley remains one of the country’s m... Read More
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Ars Nova Finds a New Theater in Greenwich Village

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Ars Nova’s humble home on 54th Street has long been an incubator for emerging talent. Its theater, which is roughly half the size of its new venue on Barrow Street, has hosted performances by Bridget Everett and Billy Eichner, as well as “Freestyle Love Supreme,” Mr. Miranda’s first production in New York. Plays and musicals there have attracted award-winning directors like Sam Gold and Rachel Chavkin.But some of Ars Nova’s biggest hits quickly outgrew the space. “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” ... Read More
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Chicago startup Savant helps gig workers track earnings and calculate taxes

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For those who work for several gig economy platforms, like Uber, Airbnb or Turo, keeping track of earnings can be overwhelming when they are coming from so many different companies. Calculating tax rates on those earnings and filing them correctly can be even more daunting. That’s the need Savant is looking to address. The Chicago-based online platform, which launched in beta mode in December, is designed to help gig economy workers track their earnings and efficiently file their taxes. It was founded by former senior vice president at Motorola, Google, and Lenovo Iqbal Arshad; former Techweek COO Chris Bordeaux; and tech entrepreneur J... Read More
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SBIR/STTR Workshop – NIH Focused

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SBIR/STTR WORKSHOP – NIH FOCUSED Wednesday January 17 & Thursday January 18, 2018 (1.5 days)  Long Island High Technology Incubator Hosted by the Center for Biotechnology* with support from Empire State Division of Science, Technology and I... Read More
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Is Your Startup Stalled? Pivot to Blockchain

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In the high-stakes world of venture-backed startups, not growing is the same as dying. Historically, stalled companies sought a sympathetic acquirer or quietly shut down. Now, startups have a new potential lifeline: They pivot to blockchain. Kik kicked things off in September. The messaging app, which has struggled under competition from Facebook and Instagram, created its own cryptocurrency called Kin, which can be used to buy and sell things via the Kik app today, and other apps in the future. The company sold tokens for the project, raising nearly $100 million from institutional and individual investors. Since then, a flood of startups, including ... Read More
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Samsung is making a neck speaker that might not annoy everyone else

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A bunch of odd stuff comes out of Samsung’s C-Lab incubator each year, and today Samsung is unveiling a handful of its latest projects. The highlight is a produc... Read More
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Samsung announces 3 new C-Lab projects, including smart glasses for the visually impaired

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Samsung has given a glimpse of three new projects that are brewing in its in-house incubator program. The Korean electronics giant will officially showcase the products at CES 2018 in Las Vegas next week, but for now the company has revealed some details of what’s been cooking in C-Lab. A few months back, Samsung launched Relúmĭno, an app that works in conjunction with the Samsung Gear VR headset to help the visually impaired see more clearly using virt... Read More
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MIGS 2017: Brain dump reveals the worries and hopes of game developers

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It’s below freezing in Montreal now, and I’m happy I’m not still there. But for the third year in a row, I enjoyed my recent trip to the Montreal International Game Summit. The event drew around 2,600 people across dozens of sessions. The closing talks, where prominent developers speak for five minutes each in a session dubbed the MIGS Brain Dump 2017, once again captured the worries and hopes of game developers. This year, they spoke on the topic of “No easy answers,” in a session moderated by ... Read More
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3 disruptive industries that will thrive in the southern U.S. next year

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In the U.S., the Southeast’s tech ecosystem is traditionally strong in a few defined sectors: Fintech, SaaS, and health IT are among the industries thriving in terms of successful exits, high-growth companies, and venture dollars. But just as the broader tech scene is constantly changing, new industries will emerge and pick up steam in the region. Over the next year, driven by support from public and private entities, as well as innovation from new startups, these disruptive technology sectors stand to grow in the South. Cybersecurity It’s no secret that  cybersecurity is mission-critical to every compa... Read More
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Tech Can’t Solve the Opioid Crisis on Its Own

In Business, Education, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Science & Nature, Start Up by Wired News

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As a fourth year medical student at Yale, Matthew Erlendson says he had to think long and hard about whether to participate in a recent hackathon at the Department of Health and Human services. The two-day event seemed like an innovative way to confront the opioid crisis, which kills more than 90 people in the US every day. But Erlendson found that hard to square with President Trump's calls for the health care system to "fail," and the administration's reported efforts to ban words like "science-based" and "diversity" from official Center for Disease Control records. "The direction health care is heading is deeply concerning for me as a future provider," he says. "I believe in science, and I believ... Read More
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Tech Alone Can’t Solve the Opioid Crisis

In Business, Education, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Science & Nature, Start Up by Wired News

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As a fourth year medical student at Yale, Matthew Erlendson says he had to think long and hard about whether to participate in a recent hackathon at the Department of Health and Human services. The two-day event seemed like an innovative way to confront the opioid crisis, which kills more than 90 people in the US every day. But Erlendson found that hard to square with President Trump's calls for the health care system to "fail," and the administration's reported efforts to ban words like "science-based" and "diversity" from official Center for Disease Control records. "The direction health care is heading is deeply concerning for me as a future provider," he says. "I believe in science, and I believ... Read More
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5 Chicago VCs predict 2018’s top funding trends

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Predicting the future is never easy, especially when it comes to business. As so much is based on the economy, politics, and other factors, guessing what industries will thrive or take a back seat can be difficult. But to try to get a sense of what to expect in 2018, ChicagoInno talked to five Chicago venture capitalists to gauge what might happen in the coming year. Their answers varied, but they mostly agreed that health tech and fintech startups will flourish and that Chicago startups across all industries will see even more funding in 2018, especially since the area has seen ... Read More
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WeWork’s New Startup Incubator Promises ‘Fertile Paradise’

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If you work in a WeWork co-working space, you are used to seeing New Age versions of vaguely Soviet-era propaganda imploring you to “Hustle Harder” and “Do What You Love.” It’s a place for idealistic strivers, consumed by business success. Now, the real-estate company aims to help some startup founders take their hustling to a new level. WeWork is quietly recruiting startups to a new project called Area 51 Paradise Ranch, WIRED has learned. The invite-only program is meant to be an incubator and “launchpad” for startups. Despite its Nevada-oriented name, Area 51 will start with a “beta” program at WeWork's Hudson Stre... Read More
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3 ways local governments can make their state or city more startup-friendly in 2018

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Contrary to popular belief, government bureaucrats aren’t trying to thwart entrepreneurs at every turn. In my experience, the opposite has been true. The state and local government officials I meet with in my role as a vice president for an economic development organization in St. Charles, Missouri, increasingly see startups as important to the future of their economy. They understand that encouraging entrepreneurship is key to maintaining a strong employer base. However, there are a few things that state and local governments can do better to support 21st century startups. Embrace the scope of economic changes We’ve only just begun to see the impact Amazon will have on local retail. If your employment or tax b... Read More
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The IndieBeat: TSA Frisky comes out of a student incubator and into our VR headsets

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Air travel can be particularly nightmarish during the holidays. But indie studio Out There Entertainment has found humor in one of the many indignities you’ve been forced to endure: Going through airport security. In its debut virtual reality game TSA Frisky, you play as a frantic Transport Security Administration employee, tasked with scanning harried passengers and their luggage as quickly as possible. A demo should hit the HTC Vive headset in January, with a port to the Oculus Rift to come in the future. Founders Remy Bustani, Preston O’Bryan, and Christian Willet met while they were students at the ... Read More
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East Coast cities band together to compete with Silicon Valley

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Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenewsSubscribe to CGTN America on YouTubeFollow CGTN America:Twitter: @cgtnamericaFacebook: @cgtnamericaGoogle+: CctvamericaTvnews»» Watch CGTN ««Washington, DC (and greater area)• MHz - Channel 3• COMCAST (Xfinity) - Channel 273• FIOS - Channel 277New York City• Time Warner - Channel 134... Read More
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Micro-Revolutions: Spidersilk, Edible Drones, Artificial Wombs, and More.

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Food Flier Photograph by Steve Harries for The New Yorker A few years ago, a Royal Air Force wing commander visited the British aeronautics engineer Nigel Gifford, to discuss the idea of dropping aid from the sky to besieged civilians in Syria. Airdrops are extremely rare in urban environments; beyond the political obstacles, there are the logistical difficulties of landing giant pallets in small areas of a city. Even successful drops can endanger civilians. “While unpacking one and... Read More
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How A Woman Engineer Built A Public Case Against A Sexual Harasser In Silicon Valley

In Business, Government, Science & Nature, Start Up by National Public Radio

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Enlarge this image Niniane Wang, an experienced engineer with a startup incubator, says she was harassed by a male investor. She wanted to be certain that when she came forward, she wouldn't be ignored like others had been. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Fortune hide caption ... Read More
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Long Island REDC rebounds with ‘Top’ $84.3M haul

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The Long Island Regional Economic Development Council is back on top, once again ranked as a “Top Performer” in Albany’s annual REDC sweepstakes with a hefty $84.3 million haul. That’s terrific news for the “priority” and “regionally significant” projects on the LIREDC’s 2017 wish list, which included funding for a waterfront revitalization effort in Greenport, a new technology-focused Digital Ballpark business incubator in the Wyandanch Village development and 31 other projects that... Read More
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How 34 Illinois tech organizations are working to close the diversity gap

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Diversity is a major topic of conversation in tech, but so far, that conversation hasn’t significantly improved representation of women and minorities in the industry. In a recent survey conducted by First Round Capital, nearly 68 percent of founders across the country believe that the tech industry will not become representative of the general population in terms of gender, race, and ethnicity for at least 10 years, if not more than 20 years. Among the reasons the founders gave were a lack of women and minorities going into tech, unconscious bias, poor college recruiting into STEM, and lack of industry mentors or role models. Th... Read More
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The IndieBeat: How Studio Oleomingus is crafting its Indian post-modern fairy tale

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For the last three years, Indian indie studio Studio Oleomingus has been crafting its first game, a post-modern fairy tale called Somewhere. It’s gifted the internet with occasional peeks into its magic realist world of stories within stories, notably with the interactive parable Timruk and the delightfully weird conversation-generator Menagerie. This weekend, it plans on releasing a new short PC demo called A Museum of Dubious Splendors, which will be available on its ... Read More
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Northwell sings the praises of $15 million CHIOR

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Heralding “an incubator for innovation,” Michael Dowling and the Northwell Health system have opened the doors of the Center for Health Innovations and Outcomes Research. Dowling, president and CEO of the New Hyde Park-based health system, presided over a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event in November, officially christening the 20,000-square-foot, $15 million Manhasset facility, part of the Feinstein Institute for M... Read More