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Portland Startup Weeking Coming Nov. 16

October 31, 2012 Rich 0

The next Portland Startup Weekend is coming up on Nov. 16, 2012. Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with […]

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Entrepreneurs – How to Maintain Focus

October 30, 2012 Rich 0

In this special guest feature, serial entrepreneur Wil Schroter from Fundable writes that focus is about isolation, tracking, and calibration. We’ve all been there. You have a thousand action items running through your head, you can’t focus on the task at hand, or worse yet – you can’t even pick where to begin. […]

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$99 Supercomputing Coming Soon – Parallella Project Reaches Kickstarter Funding Goal

October 27, 2012 Rich 0

(function() {if (!window.CLIPBOARD || !window.CLIPBOARD.widgets) {var elem = document.createElement(“script”);elem.type = “text/javascript”;elem.async = true;elem.src = “//”;var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(elem, s);}})();The Parallella Kickstarter project has surpassed its funding goal and will go forward a product. As reported here, Parallella is Adapteva’s open-source development platform for low-power parallel computing. With a mission to […]

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Podcast: MediaMined Changes the Way We Search for Sound

October 26, 2012 Rich 0

In this Science360 Podcast, Imagine Research CEO Jay LeBoeuf describes the MediaMined search engine for sound files. By creating a platform to search audio files by their aural characteristics—as opposed to keywords—he and his technology have revolutionized sound searches for the music and cinema industries.

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Why VCs Continue Funding Big Data Startups

October 22, 2012 Rich 0

Over at TechCrunch, Alex Williams writes that VCs can be expected to continue investing in Big Data Startups for years to come. This week, Splice Machine raised $4 million to develop its SQL Engine for big data apps. MongoHQ raised $6 million for its database as a service. A third […]

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Video: When is There Too Much Disruption?

October 21, 2012 Rich 0

How much disruption can a market take? In this video, TrueCar founder and CEO Scott Painter describes what happens when you drive prices too low. A nationwide advertising campaign, highlighting customers who saved thousands of dollars on their car purchases, got car dealerships to wake up to the fact that […]

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Inktank Startup Partners to Bring Infinite Storage to the Cloud

October 16, 2012 Rich 0

Today the Inktank Startup announced a partnership with Canonical to integrate Ceph distributed storage into the next version of Ubuntu 12.10 to be released on the 18th of October. According to the company, Ceph can now be quickly provisioned via a Charm in Juju, Canonical’s open-source service orchestration management tool, […]

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GPUs Power Startups Dream of Gesture-Based Remote Control

October 15, 2012 Rich 0

Nvidia’s Gary Rainville writes that eyeSight Mobile Technologies is working to improve on the TV remote control with something that’s impossible to misplace and never runs out of batteries: your hand. Using a device’s existing 2D camera, eyeSight’s software enables a person, with the wave of a hand, to answer […]