Guest Post There are three cultural issues that we must solve to unlock the latent potential of data: data silos, a lack of data scientists, and broken communication channels between data scientists and business users.
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Guest Post Becoming a data-driven business can seem daunting. But in my experience, there are four foundational supports that make it possible.
Once more into the fray: Another state’s car dealers are pushing for legislation to ban Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to buyers.
Guest Post When Apple launched the iBeacon protocol at its Worldwide Developers Conference this summer, it went largely unreported.
Guest Post Virtually non-existent a few years ago, Russia’s venture market neared $1 billion in total transaction amount in 2012, and it’s positioned to see a big jump over the next few years.
What happens when a large organization gets confronted with the kind of intractable, legacy obstacles that the HealthCare.gov website is currently facing?
In a boost for Berlin, U.K.-headquartered King — one of the world’s top social games providers — has announced it will be opening a new games studio in the German capital.
It’s absolutely vital to have a PR strategy. But how do you get started?
It’s been a bumpy few months for electric car maker Tesla Motors.
Guest Post The Los Angeles Auto Show opened to the public yesterday, showing off the latest auto bling to a city where cars are the ultimate status symbol.
Tesla Model S’s customer satisfaction is some of the highest Consumer Reports “has seen in years”–with an owner satisfaction score of 99 out of 100.
After having their bikes stolen while studying at Oxford University, Franz Salzmann and Daniel Zajarias-Fainsod were frustrated. So frustrated, in fact, that they decided to find a way to stop, or at least massively hinder, bicycle thieves. Lock8, a smart bicycle lock, is what they came up with.
Guest Post If you’ve been following the patent troll epidemic in the news at all, you’ve probably also heard of the company I work for.
You love to write clean, tested, scalable, extensible, beautiful code. You love converting marketing requirements into 960-wide artwork, replete with whitespace, custom fonts. And that is a problem.
Berlin-based task management service 6Wunderkinder today announced a $19m Series B funding round led by US-based firm Sequoia Capital. Existing investors Atomico and Earlybird Ventures also contributed to the round.
Health tech startup BabyWatch (and recent graduate of Startupbootcamp Berlin’s accelerator programme) has announced its newest product – Tedi, an interactive toy and mobile app aimed to track the development of a child. The company is also moving to the U.S. “in the next few months.”
There have now been three separate fires among roughly 20,000 Tesla Model S electric luxury sedans on the world’s highways.
Guest Post Startups and emerging businesses — without million-dollar budgets for marketing, market research and analysis — can enjoy the rewards of big data just as well as the large corporations.
A survey by Baidu shows that Chinese consumers are aware of wearable devices such as smart watches and fitness bands, and many of them are interested in purchasing one in the near future.
Guest Post Five years ago many VCs had written off adtech as a tough, crowded category with poor exit potential. But a handful of “believers,” both entrepreneurs and investors, kept the faith.
Guest Post We sat tucked away in the back corners of the classroom, instructed not to participate in the discussion until the last 15 minutes.
Guest Post Every day, we are awash with news of the latest gadgets. It’s easy to forget the important role technology can play in the lives of people in the developing world.
Guest Post I was surprised to see Charles Arthur’s misleading headline last week: “Google breaks 2005 promise never to show banner ads on search results.”
Guest Post Every day, someone proclaims that publishers and advertisers have yet to crack the code on mobile monetization and achieve business success. But the code is cracking and premium video is the key.
Guest Post The public release of Glass next year with a dedicated app store will create a new and explosive Gold Rush for new business opportunities.
Google and Microsoft have been champions of white space networks for years. They are behind the upcoming UK trial and are ready to move aggressively in the US based on the results.
Guest Post Today, several members of the House Judiciary committee released the Innovation Act of 2013 as an attempt to curb the pernicious growth of the patent troll business model.
Tesla Motors has fought legal and legislative battles in a number of states over state laws that try to stymie its unique factory-direct sales and service model. But in Texas the company’s lobbying efforts have run into a brick wall.
Berlin-based company builder Project A Ventures today announced a six-figure investment in online security service ZenGuard. The news comes just one week after German media conglomerate Axel Springer announced a €30m investment in the company builder.
Guest Post Amr Shady is the CEO of TA Telecom, one of the fastest-growing companies in the Middle East and Africa.
MOOCS, like Berlin-based Iversity, are gaining steam in Europe. Iversity has signed up over 115,000 students across an initial batch of 24 courses and aims to hit 1 million by the end of 2014.
Toyota has given a small selection of journalists their first taste of prototypes of its long-awaited hydrogen fuel-cell production car–and driving impressions are beginning to surface.
Deutsche Telekom has announced a new plan to protect German internet traffic from international spying efforts post-NSA revelations.
Guest Post Eva Arevuo is communications manager at startup advocacy group Engine.is.
Former executives of Finam Global, the venture arm of leading Russian financial group Finam, have launched a $30 million high-tech fund to invest in “fast-growing markets of considerable size.”
Guest Post Silicon Valley investors are relatively more concept-focused than revenue- and profit-focused, while the opposite is true in Silicon Beach.
Why is there this regional investor difference?
German media giant Axel Springer is now the majority shareholder in fitness app maker Runtastic, following a eight-digit euro investment deal with the young Austrian company.
Guest Post Vaccines, revolutions, and skyscrapers have been built through effective teamwork and efficient resource management. But somewhere along the way, we began to over-engineer that community and digital divides crept in to take the place of physical ones.
One decade after it first entered the Russian market, fashion retailer Zara launched online sales in the country this past summer.
Nissan got a $1.6 billion loan from the U.S. Department of Energy to build its Leaf electric car in the U.S. — but only 15 percent of its parts come from this country.