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Does City Hall really believe Elon Musk can solve L.A.'s traffic problems so ...

Posted on Sun Apr 22, 2018, 11:00 am

To the editor: I remain of the belief that Elon Musk is one of the greatest innovators of the modern era. However, while SpaceX seems to work well (for government work), my question is this: Will the fast-tracked, technology-testing tunnel being built by ...

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Amazon CTO Werner Vogels on Innovating with APIs

Posted on Thu Apr 19, 2018, 9:14 pm

The shift to APIs helped enable Amazon engineers to execute, innovate, and scale with more agility, says Vogels. When Jeff Bezos started building Amazon, there was nothing else like it from a technology perspective. We were doing iterative development on a ...

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X Prize Foundation revives Moon race, seeks commercial sponsors

Posted on Wed Apr 18, 2018, 10:53 pm

While that competition is now over, there are at least five teams with launch contracts that hope to land on the lunar surface in the next two years," X Prize founder and executive chairman Peter Diamandis noted in a public statement. A new, revised set of ...

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Abu Dhabi's first Hyperloop to be built by 2020, says exec

Posted on Wed Apr 18, 2018, 8:55 pm

Bibop Gresta, chairman of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies discusses the company's plans to eventually build a network of Hyperloop in the Emirates. Kiplinger 1:04

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8 Circuit Studios will use blockchain to build the Metaverse

Posted on Wed Apr 18, 2018, 2:00 am

8 Circuit Studios hopes to use blockchain, cryptocurrency, and other collaboration tools to build the Metaverse, the digital universe envisioned in novels by William Gibson and Neal Stephenson and featured in movies Ready Player One, TRON, and The Matrix.

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VMware shareholders are winning their battle to block Michael Dell's push for...

Posted on Mon Apr 16, 2018, 9:27 pm

VMware shares soared on Monday on word that Michael Dell is ready to abandon his reverse merger plan between VMware and Dell Technologies. Shareholders were in open revolt, and Wall Street analysts were openly negative about the prospect of the deal.

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Vicarious Surgical Closes $16.75 Million in Series A Funding - KPTV - FOX 12

Posted on Mon Apr 16, 2018, 5:00 pm

The round was led by Vinod Khosla's Khosla Ventures and Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors, and includes Bill Gates' Gates Ventures, Jerry Yang's AME Cloud Ventures, and Marc Benioff. Vicarious Surgical combines virtual reality with proprietary human ...

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Kineta to Collaborate on the Development of a Novel Non-Opioid Pain Therapy w...

Posted on Mon Apr 16, 2018, 5:28 am

... as they are one of the world's leading biotech companies and an ideal strategic partner for Kineta," said Kineta CEO, Shawn Iadonato. "There is a tremendous unmet patient need to develop more effective, safer and non-addictive therapies for the many ...

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Qiming Venture Partners Announces the Successful Closing of thre - wistv.com ...

Posted on Sun Apr 15, 2018, 5:00 pm

SHANGHAI, April 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Qiming Venture Partners ("Qiming", www.qimingvc.com), a leading venture capital firm in China, today announced the successful closing of three new funds totaling $1.39 billion. The new funds include Qiming Venture ...

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Qualcomm ex-CEO Paul Jacobs reportedly gets serious about takeover

Posted on Thu Apr 12, 2018, 5:11 pm

An effort by Qualcomm's former CEO to take the company private may actually have a chance. Paul Jacobs left his role as the company's chairman last month after Broadcom's hostile takeover attempt failed. Qualcomm announced that Jacobs was looking at ...

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Zuckerberg flubs details of Facebook privacy commitments

Posted on Thu Apr 12, 2018, 3:10 pm

The current FTC investigation will look at whether Facebook engaged in "unfair acts" that cause "substantial injury" to consumers. David Vladeck, a Georgetown University law professor who headed the FTC's bureau of consumer protection when Facebook signed ...

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Thanks for coming to GamesBeat Summit 2018: The Future of Games

Posted on Wed Apr 11, 2018, 11:35 pm

On our subtheme of science fiction, tech, and games, we are welcoming back speakers like Minority Report science adviser John Underkoffler, Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke, and sci-fi writer Eliot Peper. We can all dismiss sci-fi as the distant future.

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Bitcoin Bubble Continues To Deflate As Long Blockchain Gets Delisted

Posted on Wed Apr 11, 2018, 11:34 am

Bitcoin was trading for just shy of $20,000 at the time. Today it is trading for about $6,900, according to Coindesk. Pai-Ling Yin, a USC business professor and director of the school's Technology Commercialization Initiative, previously told IBD that ...

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Nantero Expands NRAM Product Development, Signs New Customers

Posted on Thu Apr 5, 2018, 8:07 am

... leaders such as Cisco Investments and Dell Technologies Capital invest in Nantero highlights the potential of our next generation NRAM technology," said Greg Schmergel, Co-Founder & CEO of Nantero. "No other memory combines DRAM-like speed, low power ...

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CleanChoice Energy Launches CleanChoice Community Solar - wave3.com-Louisvill...

Posted on Wed Apr 4, 2018, 5:00 pm

"Community solar represents one of the most important opportunities to expand renewable energy access in the U.S., with the potential to reach more than 60 million households across the country," said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. "We've helped ...

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Appvance.ai Launches Appvance IQ - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weat...

Posted on Tue Apr 3, 2018, 5:00 pm

Appvance CEO Kevin Surace commented: "We pioneered unified test automation, which delivers a three-fold productivity boost to QA, and we pioneered codeless test creation, which delivers a ten-fold productivity boost. Now we're delivering AI scripting ...

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3D Systems Delivering on Prototyping to Production Promise - Hig - WALB.com, ...

Posted on Sun Apr 1, 2018, 5:00 pm

"When you look at the 3D Systems eco-system, we place the customer at the center of everything we do," said Vyomesh Joshi, president and chief executive officer, 3D Systems. "The 'customer-first' mindset drives us to design solutions to meet our customers ...

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NXT-ID Inc. Releases Financial Results for the Year Ended Decemb - Hawaii New...

Posted on Sun Apr 1, 2018, 5:00 pm

Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer of NXT-ID said, "Our annual results for 2017 show strong continued growth following the significant progress we reported in 2016. Revenue in 2017 was more than 3 times the level of 2016." "LogicMark continues to ...

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Business Report: The Energy Excelerator

Posted on Sat Mar 31, 2018, 1:14 am

Dawn Lippert from Energy Excelerator and Michael Pfeffer of IBiS Networks joins us on Sunrise. For more information click HERE. A high surf advisory has been issued for the north and west shores of Niihau and Kauai as a new west-northwest swell rolls in.

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Out of this world: Take a tour of the universe from your living room

Posted on Thu Mar 29, 2018, 5:00 pm

"My idea of success is if WorldWide Telescope changes how people see the universe and for a generation of kids to have a degree of knowledge about space that they are just not getting now," said Curtis Wong, manager of Microsoft's Next Media Research Group.

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Poor grades tied to class times that don't match our biological clocks

Posted on Thu Mar 29, 2018, 1:47 pm

Owls performed worst of all the groups due to chronic social jet lag. Credit: Benjamin Smarr It may be time to tailor students' class schedules to their natural biological rhythms, according to a new study from UC Berkeley and Northeastern Illinois University.

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Firefox users: keep your personal information safe from Facebook with this br...

Posted on Wed Mar 28, 2018, 10:17 am

As our Cory Doctorow points out, the tools to protect yourself from non-consensual online tracking are already out there. He uses and recommends the EFF's free Privacy Badger browser plug-in to keep his online data to himself and out of the hands of creeps ...

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Plantronics to Acquire Polycom for $2 billion

Posted on Wed Mar 28, 2018, 8:09 am

The combination: Today's news will further accelerate Plantronics vision of an enterprise that is able to leverage powerful analytics, video and audio touchpoints to ignite all new communications and collaboration experiences. According to Joe Burton ...

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Karamba Security Names New Executives, Expands its Advisory Board

Posted on Tue Mar 27, 2018, 5:00 am

Paul Mascarenas is the 2019 president-elect for SAE International, and is a member of the board of directors for ON Semiconductor and the US Steel Corporation. He is also the immediate past president of the Executive Board of FISITA, the international ...

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NanoXplore Closes $10 Million Bought Deal Private Placement

Posted on Mon Mar 26, 2018, 5:00 pm

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. MONTREAL, March 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NanoXplore Inc. ("NanoXplore" or the "Company") (TSX-V:GRA) is pleased to announce that it has completed its ...

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Who Killed The Electric Car?

Posted on Mon Mar 26, 2018, 5:00 pm

Chris Paine's ode to General Motors' EV1, an electric car whose brief promise of a future free from dependence on gasoline and its choking by-products was rudely crushed, leaving devoted EV1 owners so devastated that a group of them staged a mock funeral.

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Koch Foundation gives latest large gift to George Mason

Posted on Fri Mar 23, 2018, 12:55 pm

In an announcement about the most recent donation, university President Angel Cabrera said the foundation has "consistently shown deep respect" for George Mason's commitment to academic independence and free and open intellectual inquiry.

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Nuance Appoints Mark Benjamin as Chief Executive Officer

Posted on Thu Mar 22, 2018, 6:26 am

Mr. Benjamin, who will join Nuance on April 23, 2018, is a dynamic leader who brings 25 years of experience in technology markets to the position. He succeeds Paul Ricci, who will retire from Nuance on March 29, 2018. A proven leader, Mark Benjamin ...

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To save the Earth, stack humans in green cities and leave the wilderness for ...

Posted on Wed Mar 21, 2018, 11:08 am

Science fiction writer and ecologist Kim Stanley Robinson (previously) writes that we need to "empty half the Earth of its humans" to save the planet -- but not by the Green Left's usual (and potentially genocidal) tactic of reducing our population by 50%.

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Oracle's (ORCL) CEO Safra Catz and Mark Hurd on Q3 2018 Results - Earnings Ca...

Posted on Mon Mar 19, 2018, 6:59 pm

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call March 19, 2018 5:00 PM ET Executives Ken Bond - Senior Vice President Larry Ellison - Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Safra Catz - Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd - Chief Executive ...

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