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Incubating innovation

Stanford University is regularly credited for playing a key role in the economic and technological success story that is Silicon Valley. So what should universities elsewhere be doing to emulate that

Uber board member Arianna Huffington releases statement after company all-hands

Following a scathing report of sexual harassment at Uber over the weekend, CEO Travis Kalanick hosted an all-hands meeting today, along with board member Arianna Huffington and Chief Human Resources O
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Hanging out at Snap’s unremarkable IPO roadshow

One of the remarkable things about the roadshow presentations for hotly-anticipated IPOs — where they’ll make a pitch to investors and answer questions — is that they are often unremarkable.

Self-driving Ubers are now picking people up in Arizona

Uber pinned hopes on running its self-driving fleet in San Francisco but motored off to Arizona two months ago when that plan ran up against some local red tape. Now, just as Uber is dealing with an

Exyn unveils AI to help drones fly autonomously, even indoors or off the grid

A startup called Exyn Technologies Inc. today revealed AI software that enables drones to fly autonomously, even in dark, obstacle-filled environments or beyond the reaches of GPS.

Boeing wants to turn satellites into a cheaper, highly-automated business

Aerospace company Boeing is in the process of changing the way satellites are built and made operational, according to the Wall Street Journal, with an eye toward automating much of the process and ma

Terpon is making VR webcams just for live streaming porn

A Swiss startup, Terpon SA, is making virtual reality webcams specifically for the adult entertainment industry. The cameras aren’t available for purchase, but customers can rent them for about $30

Data.world raises $18.7 million to remedy our post-fact society

As our society continues to devalue facts and statistics, Data.world, a two year old data collaboration startup out of Austin, Texas, is fighting back with its passionate community of data nerds. To

Users spent more on apps in 2016, with games and entertainment apps leading the way

The amount of money U.S. users are spending on iPhone apps is steadily climbing, but one category in particular saw significant growth last year: Entertainment apps. The category – home to strea

Trump’s new national security adviser is a futurist with warnings about technology

A week after Michael Flynn’s abrupt fall from grace, President Trump will smooth things over with a national security adviser that at least some people can agree on. Called everything from a &#8

Jay Z is planning a VC fund. Here’s how his investments are doing

Jay Z invested in Uber in 2011 and today it’s worth 200X more. Now he’s getting serious about investing in startups with plans to create his own venture capital firm, according to respecte

Policy rollbacks can’t counteract technology advances in retirement investing

Technology has already upended the current brokerage model and millennials, the largest generation in U.S. history, won’t settle for anything less than a service that puts their interests ahead of c

V2X tech makes Tampa commutes safer, faster, less confusing

The Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has partnered with Savari and Brandmotion to create a vehicle-to-everything infrastructure pilot program to help ease commuting and make it safer for

UK faces triple whammy from skills shortfall, visa restrictions and Brexit uncertainty

Britain’s tech sector faces a "triple whammy" hit to its workforce without government action, according to a new report. Firstly, from a critical fall-off in STEM skills in its own population; secon

The court system should know as much about electronically stored information as does your teenager

Devices that compile, analyze and store electronic information are everywhere. Known as the Internet of Things, the number of devices connected to the internet is already double the number of humans o

Google launches GPU support for its Cloud Platform

Three months ago, Google announced it would in early 2017 launch support for high-end graphics processing units (GPUs) for machine learning and other specialized workloads. It's now early 2017 and, tr

Skurt has raised a $10M Series A to grow its rental car delivery service

Skurt, the Los Angeles-based rental car delivery startup, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Upfront Ventures (which also led a $1.3 million seed round), and included a

Google’s Tilt Brush lands on Oculus Rift

Do you dig getting creative in virtual reality? Well, your options for doing so got a little less limited today, as Google has made Tilt Brush available on Oculus Rift. The virtual painting applicatio

Viva Technology is coming back to Paris with its ginormous tech conference

If there’s one word that can describe Viva Technology (or “VivaTech” for short), it’s ginormous. While it was just the first edition last year, 45,000 people made their way to Paris to talk ab
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