To kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week, the event’s organizers and the Kauffman Foundation released the results of a global policy survey that looked at similarities and differences among entrepreneurs around the world and how supportive their governments are of entrepreneurship.
Updated at 9:10 PM PT with additional details about the contract
“The president, the NSA, and their lawyers have tried to deflect public outrage by distorting the facts and misleading the public about the process,” LIlly says.
Microsoft will soon offer a cloud platform specifically tailored to government customers, the company revealed at a San Francisco press conference Monday.
Editor’s Pick Smart investors and entrepreneurs are thinking about the long-term impacts of the Affordable Care Act, the biggest expansion in coverage in nearly 50 years.
One Russian senator is on a crusade to take Twitter to task for violating laws on privacy — from the EU’s Articles of Convention on Human Rights to Russia’s own Personal Data Law.
SAN FRANCISCO — Today on the stage of TechCrunch Disrupt, San Francisco city supervisor David Chiu revealed a new tool that will let the city’s residents participate in the city’s budgeting — one of the most hotly contested issues in San Francisco.
Internet companies have repeatedly criticized the antipiracy law, believing that it will block bona fide sites.
This morning San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is unveiling a new “entrepreneur-in-residence” program in collaboration with the White House, to bring the innovative energy of startups to bear on a massive underserved market: the $142 billion public sector.
How the times have changed. Apple is the new enterprise.
A cabal of lawyers from the FBI and departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security — dubbed “Team Telecom” — required fiber-optics companies to maintain internal groups of employees with security clearances to ensure that surveillance requests from the government were filled quickly and confidentially.
India is rolling out a surveillance program that will give government agencies the ability to tap directly into emails and phone calls without oversight by courts or parliament. The government said this widespread monitoring is in an effort to safeguard national security.
Only 47 out of 100 senators showed up for a high-level intelligence briefing with senior NSA officials. The rest chose to head home early for a long weekend instead.
The President issued a memorandum today to expand the availability of spectrum and bolster America’s leadership in wireless innovation. He mandated that Federal agencies free up a significant portion of wireless spectrum so that it can be used by individuals and businesses.
Mayor Ed Lee and Board President David Chiu announced a partnership between the city of San Francisco and BayShare to develop innovation and technology around disaster preparedness and response.
A newly released poll found that fifty-six percent of Americans find the National Security Agency’s secret tracking of our telephone records “acceptable” and sixty-two percent think it is more important for the government to investigate threats, even if it intrudes on privacy.
Turkish protestors have raised $86,000 on Indiegogo to place a full-page in the New York Times raising awareness about the current political situation in Turkey. It is one of Indiegogo’s fastest political campaigns ever.
Tomorrow is the National Day of Civic Hacking. The goal of the initiative is to build solutions that address issues in neighborhoods, cities, states, and the country using publicly-released data
The Affordable Care Act, aka health care reform, aka Obamacare, is spurring a massive creation of new business opportunities, according to the HHS chief technical officer, Bryan Sivak.
“Today’s news marks the first time a government entity has published law as a living, collaborative document,” Balter said. “We’re excited to see how the Open Data Policy evolves with the input of the community, and we hope this is just the first of many.”
Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is officially allowed in the hands of Department of Defense employees — so long as they run special Knox security software.
Enigma.io launched out of beta today to be “Google for public data,” with strategic investment from the New York Times.
Tumml is a new ‘urban ventures’ accelerator program that empowers entrepreneurs to solve urban problems using technology.
Google is resisting a national security letter (NSL) from the FBI demanding that it offer up private information about its users.
In the future, any new product designs will be instantly copied, 3D scanned, and re-sold as 3D printing instructions, meaning that anyone will be able to own just about anything, almost for free.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the Alliance for Affordable Internet, a public-private partnership to expand internet access in the developing world, during her final press conference.
Google complied with 66 percent of government requests for user data in 2012 — that’s down from 76 percent just two years prior.
Looks like Chinese telecommunications manufacturer Huawei is getting slammed again. Now it’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, the facility that is in charge of maintaining the United States’s arsenal of nuclear weapons, that has apparently tossed out Huawei network switches.
The CIA’s venture arm, IN-Q-Tel, strikes strategic partnership with mobile security company Tyfone.
FedBid promises to save the government and every mid-size to large company 10-12 percent on almost everything they buy. Here’s how.
But, for at least an hour, there was a job posting on the UK government’s website for an James Bond-style “elimination specialist.” And yeah, the job code was 007.
It’s not Brazil, not Iran, and not Russia, which has expressed a desire to censor the internet.
We’ve likely all wondered whether police officers have quotas for how many traffic tickets they issue. Big data to the rescue.
The U.S Department of Defense spends $100 billion a year funding 50,000 scientists in 100 research labs to create innovative new technologies. Now some of those new technologies will be coming to consumers.
Editor’s Pick Legendary venture capitalist Tim Draper is worried about America running out of heroes. And he’s not talking about Superman or the Hulk.
A new report from the Bay Area Council Economic Institute revealed that tech jobs are hot, they’re getting hotter, and they’re not just in Silicon Valley … or Silicon Alley. In fact, communities in unconventional hotspots Wisconson, Ohio, and North Carolina have recently seen increases of more than 10 percent in high-tech employment.
The subtext? Don’t kill the goose that’s laying the golden eggs.
Don’t worry, hell has not frozen over. But the White House is very definitely not doing business — or government, rather — as usual. The U.S. government has released a repository of open source code for allowing citizens to create and vote on petitions, the same functionality that drives WhiteHouse.gov.
AOptix hauled in $42 million today for its technology that applies the science of optics to identity verification and wireless communication.