• EU mandates open access for all publicly funded research by 2020

    EU mandates open access for all publicly funded research by 2020

    European Union officials announced today that, starting in 2020, any research that owes its existence in some way to public funding must be freely accessible and reusable. Recommendations were also made to encourage investment and ease the passage of startup founders between various European states. The decision arose from a meeting of EU ministers at the Competitiveness Council in Brussels; in… Read More

  • Pierre Omidyar involved in effort to help Gawker in its appeal

    Pierre Omidyar involved in effort to help Gawker in its appeal

    Well, this story keeps getting more and more interesting. According to a newly published account in the New York Post, Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire founder of eBay, is involved in an effort to help Gawker Media in its appeal of a $140 million judgement that was awarded to Hulk Hogan following Gawker’s release of a sex tape involving the former wrestler. Specifically, First Look Media… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang LIVE 05.27.16

    Gillmor Gang LIVE 05.27.16

    Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today, May 27 2016, starting at 1pmPT/4pmET. 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

  • Trump’s wall misses the mark: We need a cyber wall, not a physical one Crunch Network

    Trump’s wall misses the mark: We need a cyber wall, not a physical one

    It’s 2016. There isn’t a wall high enough to keep out the fastest-growing threat to our national security: Cyberterrorism. It follows that our vulnerable corporate networks constitute the border we most urgently need to secure. Read More

  • Amazon puts Alexa in the browser with Echosim.io

    Amazon puts Alexa in the browser with Echosim.io

    Amazon has put Alexa, the voice-powered AI software found in the Echo, Dot and Tap, right inside the browser with the launch of Echosim.io. After logging in with an Amazon account, anyone can start asking Alexa questions by clicking and holding on the mic button. Amazon’s Alexa is able to answer basic questions around information, weather, news and music and control other gadgets in… Read More

  • Two-year, $25M study finds positive effect of cell phone radiation on some cancers in male rats

    Two-year, $25M study finds positive effect of cell phone radiation on some cancers in male rats

    A major study conducted by the National Toxicology Program has found a slight, but significant, positive correlation between radio-frequency radiation exposure (like that given off by phones) and certain cancers in rats — though only male ones. Read More

  • Copyright questions remain after Google’s fair use victory

    Copyright questions remain after Google’s fair use victory

    If you didn’t already know the jury’s decision in Oracle’s long-running lawsuit against Google, you wouldn’t have been able to guess it from looking at either company’s legal team yesterday. Moments after the verdict was read, both sets of high-powered intellectual property lawyers huddled up and spoke softly, without any outward signs that Oracle had just lost… Read More

  • Applications are open for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2016!

    Applications are open for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2016!

    Applications for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF are now open. We’re looking for new, yet-to-launch startups to debut on the Disrupt Stage. For those of you who don’t yet know, the Startup Battlefield is a world-renowned startup competition. It’s like the gymnastics portion of the Summer Olympics. It’s like March Madness for tech geeks. It’s quite literally… Read More

  • Skillz snags Chief Product Officer Bill Mooney from EA Mobile

    Skillz snags Chief Product Officer Bill Mooney from EA Mobile

    A San Francisco startup whose technology can turn any video game into a tournament played for cash prizes, Skillz, has a new Chief Product Officer, ex-Electronic Arts’ mobile vice president Bill Mooney. Skillz quietly brought Mooney on in February this year. Earlier, at EA Mobile, he managed teams that were responsible for games in the Simpsons and Star Wars franchise. And before that… Read More

  • Fovo wants to help women shop by shape, not size

    Fovo wants to help women shop by shape, not size

    One of the challenges with clothes shopping online is that it doesn’t mirror the real-world experience where you can try on items for fit. And even though a number of today’s retailers offer free returns, there’s nothing quite as disheartening as ordering a piece online, only to find it won’t work for your body type, size or shape after it arrives. A new startup… Read More

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