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 Whether designing a software or hardware product, you focus on a few key principles: What you’re creating should be easy to use, elegant and intuitive. How does this differ, then, when you’re designing something that isn’t seen, but spoken? How do users’ brains work differently when talking rather than reading, pointing, clicking, swiping and typing? Read More

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 As the Rio Games draw to a close and the competing athletes pack up, leaving the Brazilian metropolis behind, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is already hard at work laying the foundation for the future spectacle of Olympic games. Throughout the Games, the IOC’s Olympic Games Knowledge Management program has been collecting data and compiling reports to share knowledge of… Read More

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 For presidential nominee Donald Trump, the importance of articulating a vision for the tech industry seems to be lost. While nominee Hillary Clinton released a comprehensive technology policy platform that should excite software developers, Mr. Trump doesn’t pay much attention to our industry’s concerns and is, frankly, on the wrong side of many of the most important issues facing… Read More

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 The traditional Silicon Valley view is that innovation happens in spite rather than because of government. But according to Accenture Senior Director of Strategy, Anand Shah, government does have an important role to play in stimulating growth. Read More

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 Self-driving cars may never reach accessible autonomy and might only be an add-on feature. It is very likely that the driver will still be liable for the actions of their vehicles. This means that drivers will still need auto insurance. Driving technology may never replace drivers, but it could help us become less injury prone. Read More

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 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are progressing technology in the trucking industry and helping to pave the path to fully autonomous trucks. Read More

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 The movement of capital around the globe is of paramount importance to an increasingly globalized society. As companies, workers and jobs become more fluid across permeable borders, it will become increasingly necessary to move money freely without arduous costs or constraints. Yet no comprehensive solution exists today that resolves the issues damming the flow of capital across borders. Read More

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 The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, August 19, 2016. The Gang goes mobile as in cars, autocurated Twitter notifications, the real reason bots are important, and a tribute to the inventor of all things debated. Bye bye. @stevegillmor, @Scobleizer, @kevinmarks, @kteare, @fradice Produced and directed by @tinagillmor Read More

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 Carbon nanotubes are one of those supermaterials — a cylinder with a diameter of one or two nanometers — that are full of dreamy applications, ranging from supercomputers to ultra-efficient smartphones. The problem is, they are difficult to manufacture, and commercializing these applications may require 10 or 15 years. A nanotube is a tube-like molecular structure made of one… Read More

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 Is virtual reality porn merely an example of an industry — already known for early adoption of new tech — extending its market reach, or could the growing sophistication of the online porn experience have unforeseen social and psychological impacts? Read More

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 Every so often, I find myself forced to use the Web on a browser without uBlock or an equivalent; and every time, I think to myself “How do people live like this?” The un-ad-blocked web is a miserable cesspool of autoplaying video and hysterical calls to action, slow to load, hard to look at. It’s even worse on your phone, where ads devour your battery life and up to 75% of… Read More

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 The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened a preliminary inquiry into Hampton Creek after it was accused of running a secret project to buy up its own mayonnaise product from stores. Bloomberg, which first reported the news of the buybacks, now says the agency is looking at whether the startup inappropriately counted revenue from these purchases made with company money. The scheme is… Read More

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SolidEnergy, a startup out of MIT, is working on the next generation of Lithium batteries, Pandora is looking to launch on-demand music streaming, Samsung Drops the Galaxy Note 7 in 10 countries, Rakuten buys Bitnet, and video-call-your-doctor startup raises €6.1 million. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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 We recently saw two critical developments in the big data and analytics space. Tableau released earnings and missed their forecast by $0.05; their stock dropped 5 percent. Then Hortonworks announced a revenue miss that sent the stock into a downward spiral. What’s going on with the business intelligence and Hadoop space? Read More

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 Well, that was fast. Less than five months ago, Lyft launched a Carpool feature for people commuting outside of San Francisco city limits. The idea was that people would pick up passengers on their way to work and make anywhere from $4 to $10 per ride. The service, which was only available in the San Francisco Bay Area, has since shut down because not enough drivers were interested in… Read More

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 Most of the companies raising funding in the VR space right now are focused on entertaining potential consumers. Perhaps getting less attention are the companies jockeying to provide cool solutions for the enterprise. InsiteVR just raised a $1.5 million seed round to tap into the architecture and construction markets and make early visions of projects more accessible to these… Read More

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 Access to credit and establishing a credit history aren’t a luxury for people living in the US, they’re a necessity. A credit score is required to rent most apartments, get credit cards, and essentially make a way in the modern American world But for millions of immigrants (roughly 15 million) landing on U.S. shores — even ones who had successful jobs abroad —… Read More

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 A group calling itself the Shadow Brokers dumped data online last weekend that it claimed to have stolen from a hacking team widely believed to be linked to the NSA. The data contained vulnerabilities affecting major firewall products and ignited speculation that the NSA had been hacked. Expert analysis of the data suggested that the NSA and the Equation Group are one and the same, but… Read More

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 MeQ Inc., the company behind Even earphones, the tunable earbuds that adjust to users’ unique hearing abilities, has raised $2 million as it looks to expand its business. Financing came from individual investors like Ilan Shiloah, an Israeli businessman and former chief executive of the Israeli arm of the advertising firm McCann Erickson and the chairman of McCann Worldwide… Read More

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 “What if I figured out a way to take Facebook from 2004 and bring it to 2016? What if every field in your profile was a full video?” asks Facebook’s 19-year-old product prodigy Michael Sayman. The answer is Lifestage, a standalone iOS app for people 21 and under, which Facebook is launching today. It asks for your happy face, sad face, likes, dislikes, best friend, the way… Read More

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 Transgender and gender non-conforming people are at risk of injustice and discrimination in education, housing, health care, public accommodations and employment. As a result of such widespread discrimination against trans and gender non-conforming people, they can be subject to exclusion from spaces that offer tools and resources around entrepreneurship and business development. Through… Read More

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 “What if I figured out a way to take Facebook from 2004 and bring it to 2016? What if every field in your profile was a full video” asks Facebook’s 19-year old product prodigy Michael Sayman. The answer is Lightstage, a standalone iOS app for people 21 and under Facebook is launching today. It asks for your happy face, sad face, likes, dislikes, best friend, the way you… Read More

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 First, if you’re using Chrome apps on Windows, Mac or Linux, I’m sorry for your loss. Second, please take some solace in the fact that you really were one of a kind. As Google noted in a blog post today, active usage numbers were pretty low for the offering. Today, approximately 1% of users on Windows, Mac and Linux actively use Chrome packaged apps, and most hosted apps are… Read More

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 Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session starting at 1pmPT today, August 19, 2016. Our live chat stream during the show broadcast Gillmor Gang’s Facebook page HERE G3’s archive on ustream G3’s Facebook page HERE Read More

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 Want to sit in judgement of original content and decide its fate? Now’s your chance – Amazon’s latest slate of original TV show pilots is available for streaming, and it includes I Love Dick, a Kevin Bacon-starrer adapted from the novel by Chris Kraus; The Tick, yet another incarnation of the comic character who first graced TV in a much-beloved three season animated series… Read More

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