User: newstrust Topic: Sci-tech
Category: Innovation
Last updated: Apr 01 2015 02:40 IST RSS 2.0
12,089 to 12,108 of 24,083    
Google co-founder rips Hollywood on anti-piracy efforts 16.4.2012 MSNBC
Google co-founder rips Hollywood on anti-piracy efforts
Edible packaging: fancy a wrap? 16.4.2012 Guardian: Environment
Packaging you can eat is said to be the next big thing. Question is, after storage and handling, would you want to? Pouring your milk then eating the bottle sounds less than tempting, but edible packaging is being touted as food technology's next Big Thing . It's not entirely new, of course. Heston Blumenthal's been at it for years, wrapping palatable paper around packets of soup and urging us to eat salted caramels wrapper and all . Anyone who has eaten turron also knows the slightly odd sensation of rice paper melting in their mouth. But two US companies are currently vying to be the first to commercially exploit the "untapped market" for wrappers you can munch. Leading the way (in publicity terms, at least) is the Dumbledore of food technology, Harvard wizard Dr David Edwards whose previous innovations include an "breathable" chocolate delightfully called Le Whif . He has now turned his attention to WikiCells - an edible membrane made from a biodegradable polymer and food particles - ...
Also found in: [+]
Google's Sergey Brin: China, SOPA, Facebook Threaten the 'Open Web' 16.4.2012 Wired Top Stories
Google's Sergey Brin: China, SOPA, Facebook Threaten the 'Open Web'
business forum: 10,000 new jobs without raising taxes? Here's how 16.4.2012 Star Tribune: Business
A portion of state pension funds should be placed in investment programs targeting local companies.
Steve Blank Teaches Entrepreneurs How To Fail Less 16.4.2012 TechCrunch
Steve Blank Teaches Entrepreneurs How To Fail Less
Disruptions: Disruptions: Innovations Like Instagram Are Tough for Large Companies 16.4.2012 NY Times: Business
Why could a small start-up build Instagram, a photo app, and sell it for $1 billion while companies like Eastman Kodak, steeped in photography and the emotionalism of photography, could not? Culture got in the way.

Bay Area companies team up with feds to fight cyber crime 15.4.2012 San Jose Mercury News: Business
Contending the nation is threatened by cyber attacks largely from abroad, U.S. spy agencies, the military and other federal offices are rushing to recruit the Bay Area's private sector to counter the assaults.
Inside Washington's high risk mission to beat web censors 15.4.2012 The Guardian -- World Latest
In the first part of a series on the struggle to control the internet, Oliver Burkeman finds out why the US is spending millions to help activists communicate For more than a year, the intelligence services of various authoritarian regimes have shown an intense desire to know more about what goes on in an office building on L Street in Washington DC, six blocks away from the White House. The office is the HQ of a US government-funded technology project aimed at undermining internet censorship in countries such as Iran and Syria. And so every week – sometimes every day – email inquiries arrive there that purport to be from pro-democracy activists in those places, but which, the recipients are confident, actually come from spies. This is international espionage at its most elementary: pretend to be a sympathiser, ask for more details, and just maybe, if you're lucky, some unsuspecting intern or temp will forward you the secret plans. It's a long shot, but it's much easier than intercepting ...
Also found in: [+]
Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey Brin 15.4.2012 The Guardian -- World Latest
Exclusive: Threats range from governments trying to control citizens to the rise of Facebook and Apple-style 'walled gardens' The principles of openness and universal access that underpinned the creation of the internet three decades ago are under greater threat than ever, according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin. In an interview with the Guardian, Brin warned that there were "very powerful forces that have lined up against the open internet on all sides and around the world. I am more worried than I have been in the past … it's scary." He said the threat to the freedom of the internet came from a combination of governments increasingly trying to control access and communication by their citizens, the entertainment industry attempting to crack down on piracy, and the rise of "restrictive" so-called walled gardens such as Facebook and Apple, which tightly controlled what software could be released on their platforms. The 38-year-old billionaire, whose family fled antisemitism in the ...
Also found in: [+]
Riding The Third Wave of TV Transformation 15.4.2012 techCrunch
eric-eliaEric Elia (@ericelia) is a member of the founding team at Brightcove, and is currently the vice president of TV solutions. Brightcove, a video and app solutions provider, went public on Feb. 17 on the NASDAQ and now trades with a market cap of $509.3 million. When we started Brightcove seven years ago, we expected a five-to-10-year transformation period until we reached a world of purely Internet-based, on-demand TV, motion pictures and “long tail” content. Sometimes it’s hard to see change happen when we are in the middle of it, but amazing to look back and see just how far we’ve come. I look at the past seven years as driven by three waves of innovation.
Also found in: [+]
The Cloud Will Kill The Resume, And That’s a Good Thing 15.4.2012 TechCrunch
The Cloud Will Kill The Resume, And That’s a Good Thing
How Sony Fell Behind in the Tech Parade 15.4.2012 NY Times: Technology
Sony once wowed the world with the Walkman and the Trinitron TV. But its fortunes have taken a sharp turn amid disruptive new technologies and unforeseen rivals.

Letters: Letters: Out of Alignment 15.4.2012 NY Times: Business
A reader responds to “Democratize Wall Street, for Social Good” (Economic View, April 8).

Dean Garfield: Our tax code is a punch card in a Pentium-chip world 14.4.2012 Opinion

The recent trend of positive job numbers - while good - do not alter the fact that the U.S. tax code is an albatross weighing down our nation's economy. The code is a case example of outdated punch-card policies having a punitive impact in a Pentium-chip world. To achieve our economic potential and ensure that our children are more prosperous than their parents, it is imperative that we significantly upgrade our antiquated tax system.

Also found in: [+]
O'Brien: Does San Francisco really have a startup problem? 14.4.2012 San Jose Mercury News: News
Startups in San Francisco have raised more venture capital than anywhere else for at least the last three years. So why does everyone keep complaining the city is hostile to tech and startups?
Say goodbye to search and hello to BrainSpace 14.4.2012 GigaOM
PureDiscovery, a Dallas-based big data startup, thinks it has the has the answer to outdated enterprise search technology, and it's called BrainSpace. Its goal is to let users find information that matters without having to search for it, to bring data to users.
Potential Goldmine: Branded Artist Apps Could Make Money and Please Fans 14.4.2012 Wired Top Stories
Potential Goldmine: Branded Artist Apps Could Make Money and Please Fans
Legal Debate Over Surrogacy Asks, Who Is A Parent? 14.4.2012 NPR News
Technology now allows multiple people to be involved in creating a child, but the law has not kept pace. Some lawyers want a broader definition of "parent," to include those who arrange for a baby, but may have no biological or genetic connection to it.
Death To The Gatekeepers: Bezos Talks Innovation In The Publishing Space 14.4.2012 TechCrunch
Death To The Gatekeepers: Bezos Talks Innovation In The Publishing Space
Artsy designers finding fans at Silicon Valley's tech titans 14.4.2012 San Jose Mercury News: Business
Inspired by the legacy of Steve Jobs and lured by the promise of the current tech boom, young designers are flocking to Silicon Valley, where they're shaking up a scene long dominated by engineers and programmers.
Also found in: [+]
12,089 to 12,108 of 24,083