Innovation

Technological Advances Thanks to a Shadowy Outfit of the US Military

If there is one thing that I like about the military, it is the gadgets and technology which sprout out of it. Growing up with James Bond movies and watching Q’s R&D division outfit 007 before every adventure, I associate DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research …

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Betterment Bettering the Wealth Management Business with Big Data

Betterment is a web-based money management company that previously raised $13 million – $3 million in its Series A back in 2010, and $10 million in Series B in the last quarter of 2012. You can think of the company as a financial advisor, except …

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Could This Startup Save China from its Pollution Nightmare?

Startup LanzaTech just raised $60million in a Group D round of funding from heavy hitters Mitsui, Siemens and China’s CICC. Khosla Ventures is also part of a long list of illustrious early investors who came in during a previous round. Before last week’s $60 million, …

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Titan Aerospace’s Drones Are the Next Facebook Acquisition Target?

By this point, most of you have probably heard the rumor that Facebook is contemplating the purchase of drone maker Titan Aerospace. Indeed, if true, it is a stroke of genius on the part of the folks at Facebook. After all, according to Mark Zuckerberg‘s …

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Reflektion Creates Technology That Predicts What You Will Buy Next

Imagine a world with 9 billion people forming the largest marketplace ever seen. Imagine the Internet of Things being able to identify and locate every product on this planet, in real time – forming the largest inventory of goods. Imagine the potential. However, with that …

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The Next Generation of Bitcoin Millionaires

Place a rusty old ’70 Hemi Cuda in front of a 16 year old Eastern European Internet millionaire and he wouldn’t even blink an eye to appreciate the value beneath the rust. I, on the other hand, would jump at the chance of owning it, …

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What Microsoft’s New CEO Means for the Company’s Future

[dropcap style=”style1, style2, style3, or style4″]M[/dropcap]icrosoft made it official today. Its new CEO is Satya Nadella, a 22 year veteran of the company. He led the firm’s Cloud division to record operating profits of $8 billion on revenues of $22 billion. The board also confirmed …

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60 Minutes Props Up NSA Image in Softball Interview

60 Minutes recently aired a segment on the National Surveillance Agency, marketing it as an in depth interview with key directors and generals directly involved with the agency. What could have been an excellent chance to probe into the controversial claims of “whistleblower” Edward Snowden that the NSA has …

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First They Want to Take Our Guns, Now the Internet

Squandering American Hegemony [dropcap style=”style1, style2, style3, or style4″]T[/dropcap]he desire to impede, encroach and trample on a person’s rights, freedom and liberties, is typically characterized in America by the continuous and tenacious assault from occupants in the White House – and much of the Left – on the right to …

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