TEDGlobal will return to Africa in 2017

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Teddy Ruxpin returns with eyes that can rend the bonds of space and time

In this, the 3000th Year Since The Coming Of The Wanderer (All Praise His Mercy), we are greeted by the fifth Potentate, a Teddy Ruxpin with LCD eyes and iPad connectivity. Teddy Ruxpin, or, as his fo

Emergence Capital Investor Wants To Show Off Entrepreneurs’ Super Powers With Graphic Novel

They may have the latest gadgets, but the men and women of Silicon Valley are rarely thought of as superheroes. Joseph Floyd, an Emergence Capital investor, wants to change that. Floyd noticed that ma

Larry Page’s Wish To Make All Health Data Public Has Big Benefits — And Big Risks

Google co-founder Larry Page made a rare appearance at the TED conference and expounded on a few ideas he thinks will change the world. “Wouldn’t it be amazing to have anonymous medical re

Just A Google Co-Founder Chillin’ With Robo-Snowden

So, this happened Today: Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin hung out with whistleblower Edward Snowden, who was attending the TED conference via a telepresence robot. You may want to read that last sentenc

Facebook Paper Does Its First Content Collaboration With Exclusives From TED

In hopes of luring in fresh audiences, Facebook Paper announced its first experiment in working with an outside group to populate the Ideas section of its stylized content reader standalone app. The "

The Onion To Launch Weekly TEDTalks Competitor On YouTube: “No Mind Will Be Left Unchanged”

Early last year, fabled satirical news source, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.theonion.com/">The Onion</a>, launched a sports TV show called <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

With A New Educational Platform, TED Gives Teachers The Keys To A Flipped Classroom

You may know <a href="http://www.ted.com/">TED</a>, not as the guy from marketing, but as the nonprofit organization devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading" -- or as the set of global conferences, <a href=

Festo’s SmartBird Robot Flies Through The Air At TED

You may recall the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/03/25/woah-this-robobird-really-flies-like-a-bird-like-with-wings/">SmartBird</a>, a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/robots/">robo

The Haves and Have-Nots: The True Story of a Reader Suddenly De-Invited from TED

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-278814" title="smug" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/smug.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="237" /></a>I was determined never to wri

StumbleUpon Video Finds TED And Hulu Content And Takes Surfing Social

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-236796" title="suv" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/suv.png" alt="" />"<em>People like stumbling videos more than webpages,</em>" Stumble

I'm Finally Joining the TED Royalty. (Sort of.)

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-221288" title="king_16_lg" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/king_16_lg.gif?w=285" alt="" width="285" height="300" /></a>As <a href="https

TED talk: To save the world, we have to play 21 billion hours of video games per week

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/savetheworld.jpg" />Yes, you read that right. According to Jane McGonigal, we as a people need to play online games for 21 billion hours

Tim Berners-Lee advocates for open data

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ted-tbl-open-data.jpg" /><em>Sir</em> Tim Berners-Lee speaks at TED2010 about the value of open data.

Google Has Another Oprah Moment, Gives A Free Nexus One To Everyone At TED

<img class="shot2" src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/oprahjeans.jpg?w=229&h=320" alt="" />This year's TED conference is in full swing, bringing with it the usual <a href=

David Blaine reveals at TEDMED how he held his breath for 17 minutes

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/david_blaine_0501.jpg">I don't care how you feel about magician David Blaine. Watch the TED video after the jump where he tells the story

Siftables: another way to make kids smarter than us

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/siftables.jpg" /> MIT graduate student David Merrill was inspired by building blocks to design computerized blocks called Siftables. They