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Centres to drive UK space activity 14.5.2013 BBC: Science
Two major elements in Britain's space strategy dedicated to satellites and their applications are officially unveiled in Oxfordshire.
Welcome to the post-normal age of work 14.5.2013 GigaOM
Welcome to the post-normal age of work
Cisco survey: Consumers are getting comfortable with the idea of the driverless car 14.5.2013 GigaOM
Cisco survey: Consumers are getting comfortable with the idea of the driverless car
It’s Time to Talk about the Burgeoning Robot Middle Class 14.5.2013 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories
How will a mass influx of robots affect human employment? In the book Race Against the Machine , Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee of MIT’s Sloan School of Management present a chart showing U.S. productivity, GDP, employment, and income from 1953 to 2011. The chart looks as you would expect from 1953 until the mid-1980s, with every one of the measures rising together: employees work more productively, companies make more money, and more hires occur as the middle class swells. ...
Five Years Of Android: The Devices That Defined Google's Mobile OS 14.5.2013 ReadWriteWeb
Nearly five years ago, a smartphone came out that few thought much of. Little did people know that the device would be a harbinger for the next half-decade of mobile innovation, pushing boundaries of technology and launching a fundamental shift in how people interact with computers. That phone was the HTC G1, the original "Google Phone." It was a clunky, bug-ridden touchscreen device with a slide-out physical keyboard. The G1 did not sell particularly well. The buzz at the time was over Apple's still relatively young iPhone and varying BlackBerry devices, like the original Bold 9000. Let's not say that the G1 was the beginning of the Mobile Revolution. There are neither beginnings nor endings in the turning of the wheel of technology. But it was a beginning. The beginning of the Android Era. It is amazing to look back at the last five years of Android and see just how far the devices that run Google's mobile operating system have come. From the G1 to the Nexus 10, the hardware, software ...
Support Material: How One Company Built the 3-D Printer Market Layer by Layer 14.5.2013 Wired Top Stories
Support Material: How One Company Built the 3-D Printer Market Layer by Layer
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Samsung's 5G mobile claims played down by experts 14.5.2013 The Guardian -- World Latest
Researchers say no standard has yet been agreed despite claim to have developed system hundreds of times faster than 4G Researchers have played down claims by Samsung to have developed "5G" mobile systems able to transmit data hundreds of times faster than 4G networks, pointing out that its tests only apply to one element of the system needed to implement a standard. The key problem is that there is no agreed 5G standard – and may not be for years, explained Shahram Niri, deputy director of the 5G Innovation Centre at Centre for Communications Systems Research (CCSR) at the University of Surrey. "There are a number of area in which this technology is being improved," Niri said. "What Samsung has done has touched on one of the areas relating to antennas, and with that achieved a higher data rate – but this is just one of many methods being examined to increase it." Other elements required to build the standard include the method of encoding data in the radio carrier wave and the ...
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France mulls tax on internet devices 14.5.2013 BBC: World
The French government considers introducing a "culture tax" on the sale of smartphones and tablets to help fund French film, music and images.
Social innovation: lessons from Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan 14.5.2013 The Guardian -- World Latest
Those involved with the social enterprise sector would do well to stop trying to define social innovation and instead focus on its impact "What is social innovation?" is a question that has plagued me for months. Each time I try to explain what I research, my mind skims through the intricacies of a definition that is neither precise nor finite in scope. In interviews in Singapore and throughout Taiwan and over the last four months, I have asked social entrepreneurs their definition of social enterprise, and social innovation. Here's my latest conclusion: it doesn't really matter. Each foundation, social enterprise, or funding agency I have interviewed has defined social innovation in the positive; no one has decidedly excluded an organisation or group from their view of social innovation. The definition of social entrepreneurship has been more precise, favouring a focus on financial sustainability ("a capitalist mind and a socialist heart" in the words of entrepreneur Priya Chen from Aurora ...
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UN forum to review emerging IT trends and innovation 14.5.2013 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 14 : More than 1,500 participants from Government, private sector, civil society and international organizations are meeting at a United Nations forum in Geneva this week to review and measure progress towards targets set almost a decade ago designed to help countries more effectively harness the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs).
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UN discusses role of technology for sustainable development 14.5.2013 New Kerala: World News
New York, May 14 : Senior United Nations officials, policymakers, civil society representatives and other stakeholders gathered Monday at UN Headquarters in Here for a special Economic and Social Council forum on mobilizing science, technology and innovation for sustainable development.
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iPhone losing battle against 'smarter' smart phones 14.5.2013 New Kerala: World News
Washington, May 13 : A report by an independent technology focused analyst house Catalys, has claimed that Apple's iPhone is losing market space to other smart phone manufacturers.
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Farmer loses seed patent case 14.5.2013 LA Times: Business
Farmer loses seed patent case
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Soybean Farmer Loses Supreme Court Challenge To Biotech Giant Monsanto 14.5.2013 Think Progres
Soybean Farmer Loses Supreme Court Challenge To Biotech Giant Monsanto
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Peter Thiel leads $6M round for fintech upstart Transferwise 14.5.2013 GigaOM
Peter Thiel leads $6M round for fintech upstart Transferwise
A New Mile High Club to Solve Technology Gap 14.5.2013 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
The problem with the entrenchment of the status quo is that there are few incentives to come up with innovative solutions that bring in others to the fold. But that doesn't negate that there is a clear digital divide that could solve many economic issues both here and abroad. Inspired by the "Startup Bus" at SXSW, British Airways has partnered with some Silicon Valley businesses in a program dubbed "UnGrounded": On June 12th, a BA 747 will leave San Francisco International Airport with 100 techies onboard. Their mission: Arrive in London 12 hours later with a plan to help fix the global digital divide, then present it to a panel of world leaders. "An innovation lab 30,000 feet up in the air is a great way to bring people together," said Leor Stern, head of business development at Google's Niantic Labs subsidiary, who's an adviser to the project. Others participating in the effort, dubbed UnGrounded, include officials from the United Nations, Stanford University, venture capital ...
Supreme Court rules for Monsanto in seed patent case 14.5.2013 Salt Lake Tribune
by Jesse J. Holland The Associated Press Published May 13, 2013 01:01PM MDT WASHINGTON • The Supreme Court said Monday that an Indiana farmer violated Monsanto Co.’s patents on soybean seeds resistant to its weed-killer by growing the beans without buying new seeds from the corporation. The justices unanimously rejected the farmer’s argument that cheap soybeans he bought from a grain elevator are not covered by the Monsanto patents, even though most of them also were genetically modified to resist the company’s Roundup herbicide. While Monsanto won this case, the court ... ...
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High court rules for Monsanto in patent case 14.5.2013 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Supreme Court said Monday that an Indiana farmer violated Monsanto Co.'s patents on soybean seeds resistant to its weed-killer by growing the beans without buying new seeds from the corporation.
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Bringing data to DC: Q&A with health data’s biggest evangelist HHS CTO Bryan Sivak 13.5.2013 GigaOM
Bringing data to DC: Q&A with health data’s biggest evangelist HHS CTO Bryan Sivak
François Hollande considers tax on smartphones and laptops 13.5.2013 The Guardian -- World Latest
French president mulls tax on iPhones and other internet devices as way of protecting France's 'cultural exception' The French president, François Hollande, is considering a tax on smartphones, laptops and tablets to finance the country's celebrated "cultural exception". The money raised from a 1% tax on all devices that connect to the internet, estimated at around €86m (£73m) a year, would be spent on supporting French music, images and film. This latest proposed tax rise was among 75 suggested measures presented to Hollande on Monday by a special culture committee that has spent nine months examining ways to "protect the cultural exception … in the face of digital innovation". Curiously, the committee's 719-page report also proposes relaxing penalties for pirating videos and music from €1,500 to €60. "The cultural exception is a battle for France and defending and adapting also contributes to growth and employment," Aurélie Filippetti, the culture minister, said after the ...
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