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In the virtual cockpit: What it takes to fly a drone 13.4.2013 MSNBC
In the virtual cockpit: What it takes to fly a drone
Which is Right, Your Instinct or Your Customer? 13.4.2013 Inc
Lisa Price, founder of Carol's Daughter, explains how to trust your gut and innovate--but also give your customers exactly what they're looking for. Entrepreneur Lisa Price started Carol's Daughter out of her Brooklyn kitchen in 1993 with little money and zero revenue. Today the skin-and-hair-care-product company has $40 million in sales and 80 employees. But in order to get where she is today, Price had to conquer her fear of letting go. She also had to make an extra effort to give her customers what precisely what they wanted, Price explained during Inc.'s GrowCo conference on Friday in New Orleans. Price says she liked to experiment with creating nice-smelling skin creams, but what her first customers told her they wanted more were hair-care products. These were mostly people she met at church flea markets and local fairs. Price said she knew from her own experience that hair-care products already on the market for people with more textured hair were inadequate. So she created ...
Schmap Takes A Deeper Dive Into Twitter Audience Data With Demographics Pro 13.4.2013 TechCrunch
Schmap Takes A Deeper Dive Into Twitter Audience Data With Demographics Pro
Silicon Valley's 'Coach' Explains Ex-JC Penney CEO's Huge Fail 13.4.2013 Wired Top Stories
Silicon Valley's 'Coach' Explains Ex-JC Penney CEO's Huge Fail
Udemy adds revenue stream with private online learning sites for companies 13.4.2013 GigaOM
Udemy adds revenue stream with private online learning sites for companies
Ask A VC: Javelin Venture Partners' Noah Doyle On The Next Innovations In Mapping And More 13.4.2013 techCrunch
noah-1In this week's Ask A VC show, Javelin Venture Partners' Managing Director Noah Doyle sat down to talk with us about why he started a venture firm, where the next innovations in mapping are coming from and more. Doyle has extensive experience in the online mapping world—he directed the enterprise product line for Google's geospatial products, including Google Earth and Google Maps. Prior to Google, Noah managed the Marketing Strategy and Corporate Development functions at Keyhole, a company that created the first Web-hosted digital earth model and was acquired by Google in 2004. Doyle explains to us that some of the new technologies he's excited about include layering social data across maps.
Duedil Raises $5M For Open Data Platform To Conduct The Due Diligence Companies Need 13.4.2013 techCrunch
Duedil Raises $5M For Open Data Platform To Conduct The Due Diligence Companies Need
Instructure Launches App Center To Let Teachers, Students Install Third-Party Apps Across Learning Platforms 13.4.2013 TechCrunch
Screen Shot 2013-04-05 at 10.40.54 AMProps are owed to companies like Blackboard and Moodle for being early movers in the educational software space, particularly in helping catalyze innovation in learning management systems (LMS). The problem is, of course, they began over a decade ago and there haven't exactly been a flurry of raving reviews since. The Salt Lake City-based Instructure launched Canvas in 2011 to give colleges and universities an alternative.
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Jeff Zients: Obama budget would create jobs and cut the deficit 12.4.2013 San Jose Mercury News: Opinion
President's compromise offer invests in education, job training, boosts middle class and raises minimum wage
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Celebrate Herbie Hancock's birthday with Rockit! (1984) 12.4.2013 Boing Boing
Celebrate Herbie Hancock's birthday with Rockit! (1984)
First Solar Shines as the Solar Industry Falters 12.4.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories

First Solar’s strong finances are helping fund innovation and drive down the cost of solar power.

Innovation in solar cell technology has slowed as startups struggle to get a foothold in a tough market and solar panel manufacturers delay purchasing the equipment they need to manufacture more efficient cells. But First Solar, one of the world’s largest solar companies, continues to invest in boosting the efficiency of its solar cells.



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Hawk-Eye company profile 12.4.2013 BBC: Front Page
The rapid rise of the British firm behind goal-line technology
Obama Wants Far More Money for Existing Technologies than for Developing New Ones 12.4.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
Does it make sense to spend so much on already commercialized technology? According to the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, President Obama’s budget has nearly $13 billion set aside for energy-related spending–if you look just at the amount allocated for key R&D programs at the Department of Energy along with spending on tax incentives (there’s more if, for example, you include funding for Department of Defense related programs). Most of that money–$7.5 billion—is going to tax breaks of one sort of another. That is, money that goes to deploying technology we already have. The rest—about $5 billion–is for R&D and demonstration of new technology. ...
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Woodside shelves $47 billion Australian LNG plant 12.4.2013 Boston Globe: Technology
Woodside shelves $47 billion Australian LNG plant
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Thinking Outside the (X)Box 12.4.2013 American Prospect
O n the narrow sidewalk outside the building where the Game Developers Conference was held, a group of enthusiastic marketers offer free t-shirts that say “0% THE MAN 100% INDIE.” It seems like a call to arms, but a tiny bit of research unearths that it's a new campaign by Samsung to attract game developers to their app store. Sure, Samsung may be an underdog in this realm, when compared to Apple, but you gotta admit the Korean phone giant is at least 30 percent The Man. This style of borrowing progressive language in the game industry is quite common—as noted and skewered in a presented “rant” during the conference by game designer Chris Hecker. The Game Developers Conference is held each year in the Bay Area, taking place during the last week of March this year. It's the major professional conference of the video game industry, where the people who make games gather to network and give presentations about the year's successes and failures. GDC is the most inwardly-focused of game ...
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Data protection law is in danger of lagging behind technological change 12.4.2013 The Guardian -- World Latest
"Law is always going to be playing catch up to technology", says senior UK data protection lawyer, as Britain negotiates new EU data protection regulations • More from the Guardian's series on big data Data processing practices are evolving faster than the law can adapt to them, according to a senior British lawyer at an international law firm specialising in data protection. Ask a lawyer and a database administrator for their definitions of "delete" or "anonymise" and you will quickly realise the size of the task facing legislators around the world as they seek to define and prevent irresponsible and outright criminal uses of data in 2013. Speaking to the Guardian, Bridget Treacy, leader of UK Privacy and Information Management practice at law firm Hunton & Williams stated her belief that legislation will always be playing catch up to technology in this area, adding "that's just the way it is". Among the most contentious areas of data protection law in the UK are the dual concepts of ...
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'Chinese Google' Opens Artificial-Intelligence Lab in Silicon Valley 12.4.2013 Wired Top Stories
'Chinese Google' Opens Artificial-Intelligence Lab in Silicon Valley
Govt-s-resolve-to-spur-growth-unwavering-PM 12.4.2013 Hindustan Times: World
Govt-s-resolve-to-spur-growth-unwavering-PM
Woodside shelves $47 billion Australian LNG plant 12.4.2013 AP Business
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Woodside Petroleum's chief executive said he is confident that a major gas field off the northwest Australian coast will be exploited despite the energy company on Friday shelving plans for a 45 billion Australian dollar ($47 billion) plant to process the gas for export....
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Big-Name Investors Back Effort to Build a Better Bitcoin 12.4.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories

Some of Silicon Valley’s best-known venture funds have backed OpenCoin, a startup with a new digital currency called Ripple.

The value of a Bitcoin has grown in the four years since the digital currency was invented, but there’s been little interest from mainstream business or technology investors in using it.



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