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  • Where Is The Disrupt NY 2014 Hackathon Winner Now?

    Where Is The Disrupt NY 2014 Hackathon Winner Now?

    With Disrupt NY 2015 only a month away, we thought it’d be fun to look back at the winner of the Disrupt NY 2014 Hackathon to see what they’ve been up to in the last year. As you may recall, the virtual reality app Vrban took home the grand prize. So, where is last year’s Hackathon winner now? Read More

  • SoftBank Leads $6 Million Round For Ed-Tech Startup EdCast

    SoftBank Leads $6 Million Round For Ed-Tech Startup EdCast

    After winning big with the Alibaba public offering, SoftBank Capital has returned to the early stage market yet again, this time to lead a $6 million investment into EdCast, a new online education company launched by serial entrepreneur Karl Mehta. It’s the second time SoftBank has backed one of Mehta’s startups. Mehta had previously founded PlaySpan, a manager of virtual… Read More

  • Google Earth, Columbia University Map Seafloor Area Bigger Than North America

    Thursday marked World Oceans Day, a United Nations effort to “raise global awareness of the challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans.” Getting in the spirit, Google Earth and about a dozen research labs paired their data, talents and technology to create highres maps of seafloor terrain. Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth… Read More