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Connecting The Dots At Techstars Startup Week Taiwan

By Lalitha Wemel, Regional Manager APAC + Matthieu Bodin, Regional Manager Greater China Techstars Startup Week Taiwan, Powered by Taiwan Tech Arena and in partnership with the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology, was a five day startup community celebration, which brought together business leaders, funders, founders, and startup enthusiasts to celebrate Taiwan’s and Asia’s thriving innovation community. This...

PBOC Deputy Governor Calls STOs ‘Illegal Financial Activity’

Local media has reported that the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has banned security token offerings (STOs). Pan Gongsheng, a deputy governor of the PBOC, has mobilized the same rhetoric used with regard to initial coin offerings (ICOs) in describing STOs, accusing security token offerings of comprising “illegal financial activity.” Also Read: Federal Agents Told This Silk Road Moderator to Fake...

US Law Professor: Confusing Cryptocurrency Regulations Will Hamper Innovation

Carol Goforth is a professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law. She recently published a paper about the consequences of having cryptocurrency regulations fall under a number of conflicting laws, defined by various U.S. authorities, all at the same time. Also Read: IRS to Face Record Number of Crypto-Related Loss Claims Confusing, Prohibitive and Expensive Regulations Crypto assets are currently...

Mark Zuckerberg has reached out to Microsoft president Brad Smith which is bad for Sandberg because… that’s basically her job (FB, MSFT)

Mark Zuckerberg recently reach out to Microsoft president and chief legal officer, Brad Smith, according to a report by The Information on Monday. Smith reportedly told Zuckerberg he was happy at Microsoft and had no intention of leaving.  The outreach to the Microsoft president should be cause for concern for Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who holds a similar role to Smith at...

VMware’s newest Amazon partnership proves that the $65 billion company can thrive in the cloud wars after all, says Wall Street (AMZN, VMW)

VMware is showing steady growth with a 14% year-over-year revenue growth this past quarter, driven by its revitalized cloud strategy — an area in which it had historically been seen to be weak. Analysts laud a recent partnership with Amazon Web Services, the leader in cloud computing, as being a sure sign that VMware is on the right track.  The concern...

Parallels: Cross Industry Context for the Blockchain Industry

Photo by Daniel McCullough on UnsplashOftentimes the evolution of the blockchain industry is compared to the evolution of the Internet. This comparison is apt, and provides a guideline for the adoption curve of a transformational technology. However, the Internet is not the only industry that can provide a guideline for the pace and shape of development in the blockchain industry.Below...

LEGO Playgrounds: A Mixed Reality Portal Of Innovation

Have you ever wanted to jump through a mysterious portal and travel to a brand new universe where you loose all sense of space and time? LEGO Playgrounds, LEGO’s latest AR app-based channel, allows you to do precisely that. The LEGO Playgrounds portal is one of the latest LEGO digital innovations; a connected play experience designed to encourage kids and...

Google+ bug exposes non-public profile data for 52 million users

Enlarge / The Google Plus (G+, or Google +) social network logo is seen in the company's offices behind Android toys on August 21, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (credit: Adam Berry/Getty Images) Two months after disclosing an error that exposed the private profile data of almost 500,000 Google+ users, Google on Monday revealed a new leak that...

Cohesity CMO Lynn Lucas on how the company simplifies secondary data storage and applications

Founded in 2013, Cohesity has created a platform to consolidate secondary data, such as backups, files, objects, test/dev, and analytics. Along with that, the startup also aims to enable developers to better utilize this data in the building out of applications. They seem to be on to something too, as revenues increased 300% annually and the employee count has...

Building An AR Platform For Intelligent Avatars

Artie’s engine uses AI to create entertaining and highly interactive avatars in augmented reality.   The ability to create engaging avatars is crucial if social immersive experiences and platforms wish to catch on with consumers. Unfortunately, that’s arguably the trickiest part of the puzzle, as creators have to somehow balance the desire for realistic representation/interaction with avoiding the dreaded “Uncanny...