• Gillmor Gang: Verbal Hashtags

    Gillmor Gang: Verbal Hashtags

    The Gillmor Gang — Kevin Marks, Frank Radice, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, January 24, 2016. Tech, media, and politics collide in the Global Streaming era and the birth of the VPN Party. Plus, the latest G3 with Mary Hodder, Francine Hardaway, Elisa Camahort Page, and Tina Chase Gillmor. @stevegillmor, @fradice, @kevinmarks, @kteare Produced & directed by… Read More

  • Why Tech Entrepreneurs Should Support A Bloomberg Bid For The White House Crunch Network

    Why Tech Entrepreneurs Should Support A Bloomberg Bid For The White House

    Bloomberg literally backs the disruptors. Read More

  • The Startup Landscape For Cybersecurity Companies In Israel Crunch Network

    The Startup Landscape For Cybersecurity Companies In Israel

    There are more than 300 cybersecurity companies operating in Israel, making it an industry second only to the U.S. in size. In 2014, exports by Israeli cybersecurity companies reached $6B, equating to approximately 10% of the global cybersecurity market. In 2015, we expect that percentage to increase as the number of startups grew almost 25% over 2014, with 81 new cybersecurity startups founded. Read More

  • The Evolving Nature Of P2P Lending Marketplaces Crunch Network

    The Evolving Nature Of P2P Lending Marketplaces

    In March 2014, The Economist published Banking without banks, declaring that peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms were set to disrupt banks and other traditional sources of capital by directly connecting borrowers to individual lenders. In the past few years, the so-called P2P lending industry has certainly experienced tremendous growth, with origination volume doubling annually, reaching… Read More

  • Living Off Hackathons: The Possible Rise Of The Pro-Hacker Crunch Network

    Living Off Hackathons: The Possible Rise Of The Pro-Hacker

    Hackathon prize money keeps rising each year as organizations learn to take advantage of their value. Runner-up cash prizes are now in the thousands, and grand-prize payouts are as high as $1 million. There is now a compelling argument for ambitious programmers to live off hackathons: They can forget the long-term slog of building a startup and instead focus on the fun part — the first… Read More

  • When Virtual Reality Meets Education Crunch Network

    When Virtual Reality Meets Education

    Since the 1950s, virtual reality (VR) has been hovering on the periphery of technology without achieving accepted mainstream application or commercial adoption. Since 2012, VR startups have raised more than $1.46 billion in venture capital, including more than $100 million in funding during the last four consecutive quarters. In the abstract as well as the applied, modern education is poised… Read More

  • The Repeat Political Madness Of Never-Ending Crypto Wars

    The Repeat Political Madness Of Never-Ending Crypto Wars

    What is it with politicians and encryption? There are now two bills in different U.S. states, one in California and one in New York, proposing that smartphones sold in the state must be able to be decrypted on demand by either their manufacturer or OS provider. Read More

  • How Solar Software Can Save The World Crunch Network

    How Solar Software Can Save The World

    VCs have avoided solar deals ever since Solyndra became a four-letter word. But while their attention has strayed, the industry has been on a tear. In 2010, U.S. solar installers hit a milestone of 1 GW per year. Five years later, they’re installing more than 1 GW per month. This tremendous growth has fed a swelling herd of solar unicorns populated by the likes of SolarCity… Read More

  • Google Working On Its Own Consumer VR Hardware, Latest Job Postings Suggest

    Google Working On Its Own Consumer VR Hardware, Latest Job Postings Suggest

    Google appears to be doubling down on virtual reality as they look to begin building “multiple” consumer hardware devices, according to new VR job postings on their site. Google’s current consumer VR offerings are confined to its Google Cardboard program, which allows consumers to experience rudimentary virtual reality with a simple system involving cheap headsets attached… Read More

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