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Facebook’s Algorithms Officially Can’t Handle Fake News

By | Oct 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm

The Washington Post has been tracking Facebook’s “Trending Topics” column for the last three weeks, searching for evidence that the social media giant’s recent switch from human editors to a computed algorithm may have affected the news bulletins. They have: The Post found five fake stores…

Health

Spurred by Cancer, the CEO of Grand Rounds Bet Big on Telemedicine

By | Jan 13, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Tech entrepreneurs boast incessantly about do-or-die moments that tested their mettle. Owen Tripp bet more than the company. He bet his life. After relying on the expertise of his San Francisco-based company, Grand Rounds, to find specialized medical care to successfully treat a tumor found pressing…

Business

Three Tips for Boosting Organic Growth of Your Startup

By | Jan 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

This article is courtesy of the Galvanize blog. Interested in entrepreneurship, web development, or data science? Check out the Galvanized Newsletter, bringing you the best content from The Learning Community for Technology. Recently, Mike Duboe, Head of Growth at Tilt and Jareau Wade, Commerce Platform…

Interviews

This Entrepreneur Went From F-16 Flight Instructor to Silicon Valley Insider

By | Dec 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm

The entrepreneurial journey is like a snowflake; no two are alike and they fall a lot more often than they rise. One of these entrepreneurs, Ilana Golan has recently made her mark as a go-to Silicon Valley insider for foreign-born startup founders. And her…

Kickstarter

Vufine+ Is the Wearable Glasses Display of the Future

By | Nov 12, 2016 at 10:30 am

Having displays on eyeglasses is something we’ve only seen in science fiction movies thus far. From Star Trek to Vegeta, one of the most famous characters in the Dragon Ball franchise, there have been plenty of pop culture iterations of this technology. In reality though, this…

Product Launch

Octane AI Launches, Creates Chatbots for 50 Cent, KISS, and Aerosmith

By | Nov 2, 2016 at 11:15 am

Chatbots have been around for years. Granted, their first iteration wasn’t very advanced and their primary purpose was entertaining middle school kids on AOL instant messenger. But in recent years, the technology behind these convenient tools has improved, allowing businesses to provide fast customer service…

Startup

Talkshow Live Texting App Is Closing Their Doors

By | Nov 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Talkshow, the live texting show, announced via email and social media that they are shutting down their app and website. Launched six months ago, the goal of Talkshow was to give people a simple and easy way to have live conversations via text. With…

Indiegogo

Meet Gate, the Smartest Lock on the Market

By | Oct 28, 2016 at 8:30 pm

With the universal popularity of the smartphones, and the growing implementation of the Internet of Things, smart locks have become a hot product in the “smart appliances” market, with several dozens of different options, each with its own merits and imperfections. Some of them even…

Twitter

Twitter’s Periscope Isn’t Just for Phone Footage Anymore

By | Oct 13, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Periscope, Twitter’s live streaming service, is coming to all formats, not just your phone: The company announced today that the official reveal of their “Periscope Producer” feature. What’s the Difference? Periscope already lets users stream to their audiences. But now they can stream with any footage…

Funding

Everwise Raises $16M, Launches Employee Skill Development Platform

By | Oct 11, 2016 at 10:30 am

Today, San Francisco-based Everwise has announced the successful close of a $16 million Series B round. Their latest round is led by Sequoia Capital, with support from prior investors Canvas Ventures and Webb Investment Network. The company is said to use their latest injection…

Virtual Reality

Green Screen Institute Sets Sights on $120 Billion AR/VR Industry

By | Oct 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm

In the Sierra foothills some 50 miles northeast of Sacramento, California’s Nevada County has always been the unlikely center for cutting-edge development of video technology. However, the first graduates of a startup incubator for companies in the virtual reality and augmented reality sectors demonstrate that…

Innovate! and Celebrate

How Virtual Reality Will Change the World

By | Sep 22, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Virtual reality has been a popular topic of discussion around the world, and Innovate! and Celebrate is no different. As the conference enters its final day, Brian Markwalter, senior vice president of research and standards for Consumer Technology Association (CTA), lead a talk on the…

Innovate! and Celebrate

Naveen Jain: Entrepreneurship Isn’t Starting a Company, It’s Experimentation

By | Sep 22, 2016 at 2:54 pm

In August of this year, Moon Express was granted permission to make a private mission to the moon from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the State Department, among many other government bodies. It’s a big deal for…

Innovate! and Celebrate

CTA Projects These Will Be the Hottest Selling Tech This Holiday Season

By | Sep 21, 2016 at 9:01 pm

Each year consumers fill their wishlists and shopping carts with technology, and CTA has the data showing what will likely be under your tree this year. Today at Innovate! and Celebrate, CTA’s analysts Shawn DuBravac and Steve Koenig are predicting the largest area of…

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