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CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Crowdfunding

5 Things About The Big Data Economy that Managers Should Know

5 Things About The Big Data Economy that Managers Should Know At the turn of the 20th century, most people lived as they had in the middle ages.  Almost half of the US population was employed in agriculture.  Life expectancy was less than 50 years. Indoor plumbing was...

Jan 27 2014, 4:13am CST

Glyph Virtual Retina Display Headset Surges Past $250,000 Kickstarter Goal In Hours

Glyph Virtual Retina Display Headset Surges Past $250,000 Kickstarter Goal In Hours Avegant has created a “virtual retina display” headset called the Glyph. Glyph is the size of standard studio headphones and the headband has display screens that project imagery directly to the retina so that it feels...

Jan 24 2014, 5:38am CST

Penn State Crowdfunds Lunar Lion Lander

Penn State Crowdfunds Lunar Lion Lander Earlier this week, Penn State’s Lunar Lion team launched a crowdfunding effort to raise a little over $400,000 towards its goal of putting a lander on the Moon to win Google’s Lunar X-Prize. In order to win the prize,...

Jan 23 2014, 7:01am CST

ChargePoint is Building Out The Electricity Highway One Parking Lot At A Time

ChargePoint is Building Out The Electricity Highway One Parking Lot At A Time At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show this month, BMW and ChargePoint –who has developed the nation’s largest electric vehicle charging network – were touting their growing relationship.  BMW was offering test...

Jan 22 2014, 8:02am CST

To Get Funded On Kickstarter, Talk About Cats And Karma (And Don't Grovel)

To Get Funded On Kickstarter, Talk About Cats And Karma (And Don't Grovel) If you’ve contributed to a lot of strangers’ Kickstarter campaigns, you no doubt thought you were giving money to projects you saw as having particular social value, utility or artistic merit. In fact, your giving was...

Jan 15 2014, 12:01pm CST

Crowdbuilding: The Real Story Behind Crowdfunding That No One's Telling

Crowdbuilding: The Real Story Behind Crowdfunding That No One's Telling With all the negativity and skepticism swirling around the SEC’s recent proposition to liberalize the laws of equity crowdfunding, it’s time for some contrarian content that sheds some more positive light on the topic...

Jan 13 2014, 7:31am CST

12 Companies Moving Global Commerce Forward

12 Companies Moving Global Commerce Forward The emergence of innovative software and apps is transforming the way payments are made and the global commerce ecosystem. This is particularly evident when it comes to mobile and electronic payments, which are expected...

Jan 12 2014, 8:16pm CST

11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Break-Out Year For Women Entrepreneurs

11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Break-Out Year For Women Entrepreneurs While women in the upper echelons of corporate America are singing the same old  tune, “Still No Progress After Years of No Progress,” female entrepreneurs have something to rejoice about it. The number of $10-million-...

Jan 8 2014, 10:31am CST

CES 2015 News
From Wearables And Drones To Curved Smartphones And Purple-Hued Gadgets, CES 2014 Showcases What's Next In Tech

From Wearables And Drones To Curved Smartphones And Purple-Hued Gadgets, CES 2014 Showcases What's Next In Tech Wearables. Drones. 4K TVs. Home automation systems. Kids’ tablets. Connected cars. Connected ovens. Curved screens. Wireless everything. Smart bikes. And lots and lots of purple, or rather a version of purple called...

Jan 6 2014, 1:36pm CST

Drivers For Change - How The World Might Evolve In 2014

Drivers For Change - How The World Might Evolve In 2014 New Year is a time to look forward and ponder how the world will change in the months and years to come. It’s not necessarily something you would expect from an automotive company, though – yet that is what the US...

Jan 6 2014, 12:17pm CST

6 tools used by startup investing insiders to identify -- and invest in -- the next Facebook

6 tools used by startup investing insiders to identify -- and invest in -- the next Facebook When news hit in early 2011 that Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) was giving its clients the opportunity to invest in (then private) Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) shares, investors knew something big was afoot. FB shares have since...

Jan 6 2014, 7:36am CST

5 New Years resolutions from a startup investor

5 New Years resolutions from a startup investor My recent post, Why Your Startup is Going to Fail, took aim at entrepreneurs. Raising money for a new business and then building out a lasting enterprise is extremely hard. The gruelling entrepreneurial process is like...

Jan 1 2014, 10:36am CST

2013 Crowdfunding Predictions Revisited

2013 Crowdfunding Predictions Revisited Last December, I ventured out onto that proverbial limb and made a few predictions about what 2014 was likely to hold for crowdfunding. Now that the New Year is almost upon us, it’s time to revisit these predictions....

Dec 30 2013, 9:11am CST

2013: The Year Of The Latino Entrepreneur

2013: The Year Of The Latino Entrepreneur @giorodriguez:  A look back on the year, from the perspective of someone on the “Latino tech beat” We’re getting to the final hours of 2013, and — no surprise to me — I am looking backward, not forward as I hope to do...

Dec 28 2013, 6:41pm CST

12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2013: Sepsis Alliance

12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2013: Sepsis Alliance It’s the tenth day of our 12 Days of Charitable Giving! In December, I’ll be focusing on twelve charitable organizations which my readers have nominated as most deserving of your charitable donation. You have just a few...

Dec 27 2013, 7:56pm CST

I4U news

Quite The Strangest Argument Against Crowdfunding Yet Seen It does tend to be The Guardian where the strange arguments turn up but this is bizarre even by the standards of that newspaper. Crowdfunding is a bad thing because we can’t be sure that the people who really need it...

Dec 24 2013, 10:16am CST

Steve Case: Why Entrepreneurs Will Rebuild The Economy

Steve Case: Why Entrepreneurs Will Rebuild The Economy I recently spoke to Steve Case, who is best known as the Co-Founder of America Online (AOL), which he started in 1985. Case helped AOL become the world’s largest and most valuable Internet company back then and it’s...

Dec 24 2013, 8:06am CST

Crowdfunding Entrepreneurs Predict More Good In The World In 2014

Crowdfunding Entrepreneurs Predict More Good In The World In 2014 In order to get a picture of the crowdfunding environment for 2014, I reached out to some of the most prominent leaders in the world of crowdfunding for causes and mission-driven businesses. (Disclosure: Return on...

Dec 24 2013, 1:06am CST

Who Needs Kickstarter And IndieGoGo? Crowdfund Yourself

Who Needs Kickstarter And IndieGoGo? Crowdfund Yourself After a crowdfunding site made big promises to filmmaker Stuart Acher, then reneged on those promises, he was left with two days until his film #Stuck would launch with no crowdfunding in sight. So, he and his partners...

Dec 23 2013, 1:07pm CST

BrewDog Smashes UK Crowdfunding Records

BrewDog Smashes UK Crowdfunding Records You may or may not like the beer that James Watt makes at BrewDog, Scotland’s largest independent brewer. What you can’t deny, however, is that his company is the toast of the UK’s alternative finance sector, having...

Dec 23 2013, 10:36am CST

'Blockbuster' Finance and Equity Crowdfunding

'Blockbuster' Finance and Equity Crowdfunding “I’ve been frankly confused by this fascination that everybody has with Netflix …Netflix doesn’t really have or do anything that we can’t or don’t already do ourselves.” When Blockbuster Inc. CEO Jim Keyes provided the...

Dec 23 2013, 10:16am CST

Behind Israel's Startup Success Is A Mountain of International Collaboration

Behind Israel's Startup Success Is A Mountain of International Collaboration As a partner in OurCrowd, an equity crowdfunding site for accredited investors in Israeli startups and based in Israel,  I get to meet frequently with delegations from other countries. These business types typically...

Dec 23 2013, 7:26am CST

The Top Video Games Of 2014

The Top Video Games Of 2014 2014 is the first real year of what can now safely be referred to as “current-gen” video games. The era of the Xbox 360 and PS3 is drawing to a close and a new epoch is beginning. Even the Wii U promises to come into...

Dec 22 2013, 9:51am CST

NYC Conference Aims To Unite Disparate Social Entrepreneurs

NYC Conference Aims To Unite Disparate Social Entrepreneurs In New York City, there’s a distinctly happening social entrepreneurial world with startups, established players, co-working locations, crowdfunding sites, even heavy-weight impact investors like J.P. Morgan Chase.  I’...

Dec 21 2013, 10:46am CST

Crowdfunding Is Not Just For Billionaires Anymore

Crowdfunding Is Not Just For Billionaires Anymore The year was 2004 and billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel decided to sow $500,000 into a small but growing startup. Facebook was its name, perhaps you’ve heard of it. It was the company’s first angel investment. In...

Dec 20 2013, 3:31pm CST

I4U news

Feds Indict Three More Alleged Employees Of Silk Road's Dread Pirate Roberts Ross Ulbricht, the alleged Dread Pirate Roberts and administrator of the Silk Road drug website, may be spending Christmas in a jail cell in Brooklyn, New York. But as the FBI widens its crackdown on the “dark web” drug...

Dec 20 2013, 1:46pm CST

Ubuntu Edge Campaign Fails to Raise $32 Million Crowdfunding Goal

Ubuntu Edge Smartphone Misses $32 Million Crowdfunding Goal The Ubuntu Edge campaign was meant to raise $32 million, the highest ever recorded tally of donations. However, it failed the crowdfunding goal by $19 million.

Aug 22 2013, 5:39am CDT