Technology

Why SPIE Photonics is Better for Investors than CES

Meeting the management of startups is THE way to gauge the worthiness of a possible investment, particularly with technology-related companies… Last week, along with my company which is working on a lens technology that has real game-changing potential in the imaging space, I headed to …

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Never Content. Never Idle.

A tech startup team creates a fantastic app, hustles their ass off to perfect it, and then raises several million dollars from VCs to get a favorable valuation and take things to the next level… We often read about tech startup stories similar to that, …

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Mark Cuban’s New Startup Keeps Your Texts Private

Human beings are naturally impulsive. And given the way we communicate nowadays this has led to thousands of embarrassing moments because of a lack of context. At the drop of a dime, we sometimes say things we don’t truly mean; and sometimes our words leave …

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In The Business of Brain Surgery

Across the various surgical disciplines in the medical field, I have to say, the one that captures my imagination and guides my curiosity is neurosurgery. There is just something about the concept of the mind, the physical construct of the brain and the psychology of …

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Google’s $500 Million Secret

I get excited when it comes to startup tech companies with disruptive concepts. These days, that means I’m getting excited a lot – almost every time I get a news alert about the latest major Series B going down somewhere in the world. With that …

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India’s World-Class Tech Startups at Rock Bottom Valuations

If India’s technology sector is not on your radar, it should be. India offers a combination of two economic advantages the rest of the world is unable to. First, its people are extremely innovative and provide unique solutions to current technological and economic challenges. Second, …

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Algolux Raises Big Bucks For Optical Software Concept

When we pull out a cell phone to snap a picture, there is a lot going on inside that device which we take for granted. Take, for instance, the new iPhone 6 Plus. Apple engineers have modestly improved the camera specifications from the last model. …

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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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