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Sphero’s CEO discusses the company’s shift from Star Wars to schools

By | 2018-01-28T05:33:53+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: Android|

If hardware is hard, robotics are next to impossible. Even so, Sphero managed an impressive feat over its first five years, growing from a small Colorado startup with a glowing, smartphone-controlled ball into the maker of the most talked about piece of merchandise for cinema’s biggest blockbuster franchise. Over the course of the

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Move slow and break nothing

By | 2018-01-28T04:31:49+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: Android|

Facebook Messenger was down for me for about an hour earlier this week. My MacBook Pro randomly kernel panics overnight and restarts. Slack was down, and Github, and AWS. A little more than a year ago, Dyn went down, throwing the DNS layer of the internet into a tailspin. Practically every chip made

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SpaceX sets historic first Falcon Heavy launch for February 6

By | 2018-01-28T03:30:44+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: Android|

SpaceX has set February 6 as the target for its Falcon Heavy launch, the first ever test flight of the new, high-capacity rocket that the company is building to allow it to send nearly three times as much payload per mission into orbit. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted the target date on Saturday,

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Elon Musk’s new Tesla pay plan encourages him to shoot for the stars — but what if he misses?

By | 2018-01-28T02:29:24+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: Android|

Betsy Atkins is a three-time CEO, entrepreneur and member of the board of Volvo Cars, Schneider Electric and Cognizant. More posts by this contributor: Elon Musk, a charismatic entrepreneur, is nothing if not audacious. Over the past decade, he’s worked to serially reinvent the online payments, aerospace and solar power industries, and has

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These startup exits delivered the biggest bang for the buck

By | 2018-01-27T23:21:43+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: Android|

Big IPOs by the best-known brands tend to dominate attention in startup circles. Last year, for instance, it was hard to miss headlines about Snap’s monumental market debut. But when it comes to delivering significant returns on invested capital, it’s often lower-profile companies that come out on top. Startups like personalized fashion provider Stitch Fix and cancer

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Chrome OS spotted running on an Acer tablet in the wild

By | 2018-01-28T06:37:55+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: GSM|

Google's Chrome OS has successfully managed to carve our a sizeable market chunk for itself, primarily in the education field. Now, as the unique OS is officially enjoying growing Android app support and on its way to a new Android-inspired, touch-friendly UI update, it appears to be expanding on to tablets as well.

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Gillmor Gang: Body Language | TechCrunch

By | 2018-01-27T22:19:42+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: Android|

The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Esteban Kolsky, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, January 26, 2018. G3: White Roses — Halley Suitt Tucker, Francine Hardaway, Maria Ogneva, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, January 26, 2018. @stevegillmor, @dsearls, @ekolsky, @kteare, @DenisPombriant Produced and directed by Tina Chase

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Scout networks are latest VC salvo in war for founders

By | 2018-01-27T21:16:44+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: Android|

Founders are extraordinarily busy, even for their own investors. A decade ago, they might have had relationships with a handful of VC partners as they scaled their businesses and raised additional rounds of capital. Today, it is hardly rare to see as many as fifteen or twenty investment firms and angels listed on

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Will Ethereum (ETH) Pass Bitcoin (BTC) This Year?

By | 2018-01-28T06:42:10+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: Cryptography|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

2017 was the breakout year for cryptocurrency. Starting at the beginning of the year, the total market cap for all cryptocurrencies was just over $17 billion and at the end of December, it reached just under $600 billion. Bitcoin (BTC), the original cryptocurrency, from the year 2013 to the beginning of 2017, held

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The FCC looks back on a disastrous year through rose-tinted glasses

By | 2018-01-27T18:29:08+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: Gadgets|

From the furore engulfing the FCC this last year you might think that the agency had accomplished little but appalling privacy advocates and dancing for its patrons, the telecoms. But as is so often the case in government, much was done to little fanfare, only to be overshadowed by more controversial items. FCC

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