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  • Volumetric photogrammetry — big words, bigger impact on VR Crunch Network

    Volumetric photogrammetry — big words, bigger impact on VR

    Virtual reality: Most people have at least a rudimentary understanding of what the term means. For consumers, VR generally means strapping on a head-mounted display, stepping into a new world and enjoying the experience. The enveloping nature of VR allows people to explore environments in 360-degrees, but for most, how these immersive worlds are created is a mystery. Read More

  • 2018 could bring the IPOs that tech has been promised for years Crunch Network

    2018 could bring the IPOs that tech has been promised for years

    After years of drought and parched conditions, the U.S. tech IPO market could see a number of well-known players push forward with their debuts in 2018. That sentiment is grounded in the number of companies currently rumored to have filed or started preparation for a public debut. However, the wave may not manifest. In the past few years, there has been a surprising dearth of IPO activity. Read More

  • A modest primer for Ethereum programming Crunch Network

    A modest primer for Ethereum programming

    The world is full of web programmers, but there’s a real paucity of cryptocurrency developers, and the chasm between the two fields is hard to cross. So I thought I’d take what I’d learned from architecting and building out our own Ethereum-based projects, and turn it into an open-sourced tutorial for web devs, in the hopes of encouraging a little more actual development… Read More

  • The portion of VC-backed startups founded by women stays stubbornly stagnant Crunch Network

    The portion of VC-backed startups founded by women stays stubbornly stagnant

    It was a tumultuous year for the technology industry, with sexual harassment, pay gaps and under-representation of women often dominating the headlines. And while sexism was not born in Silicon Valley, sexual harassment is proving to be toxic for business. As part of our larger Q4 and 2017 coverage, let’s see how the venture industry invested in women last year. Read More

  • The state of Israel’s cybersecurity market Crunch Network

    The state of Israel’s cybersecurity market

    The Equifax breach, WannaCry, NotPetya, the NSA leak, and many more cyber incidents – 2017 was certainly a busy year for hackers, illustrating yet again just how vital innovative cybersecurity solutions are in the fight against cyber threats. Second only to the U.S., in terms of cybersecurity investment 2017 was another excellent year for Israeli cybersecurity startups, with dozens… Read More

  • US & Canada VCs favor late-stage giants over upstarts in Q4 Crunch Network

    US & Canada VCs favor late-stage giants over upstarts in Q4

    Startup investors in the U.S. and Canada have been putting a little less money to work across a lot fewer deals in recent months. After three quarters of rising investment at early through growth stage, VCs have cut back in the fourth quarter of 2017. We look at some of the key data points for the just-ended quarter and year, including early and late-stage funding, round counts, M&A and IPOs. Read More

  • Forget the Alexa-powered toasters at CES, these innovations will really shape 2018 Crunch Network

    Forget the Alexa-powered toasters at CES, these innovations will really shape 2018

    This year, as CES rolls out troves of new Alexa-enabled toasters, mirrors and even shower heads, the gathering has become just another symbol of Silicon Valley’s disconnect with the needs of everyday people. Read More

  • How to build a business-focused ‘cloud-commerce’ marketplace for the less-sexy economy Crunch Network

    How to build a business-focused ‘cloud-commerce’ marketplace for the less-sexy economy

    For consumers, huge new internet marketplaces have upended industries ranging from taxis to hotels and even some types of consumer loans. Now, new types of online marketplaces — we call them “cloud-commerce” companies — are popping up to serve businesses. We think they have the potential to radically remake many sectors and generate plenty of behind-the-scenes value. Read More

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