More than four out of 10 global executives polled by KPMG believe that the world center of technology innovation will not be Silicon Valley within four years. And among those who believe that Silicon Valley will lose its place as the de facto world capital of technology, a similar four out of 10 believe China will house the next dynamo of technological creation.
Are you an early-stage, technology investor? Is there a certain lack of glamour and red carpets in your life? Then follow in the footsteps of early-stage tech investors Lough Shore Investments who partly funded a short film called “The Shore”, which has just been nominated for an Oscar.
American Express has just earmarked a $100 million fund to “identify and develop innovative technologies that will help… accelerate the company’s digital transformation.”
Guest Post No, not that kind of bubble. The bubble we’re living in is actually much more dangerous than the classic tech bubbles that inevitably come and go, because this particular bubble may well prevent American entrepreneurs from playing a leading role in shaping the future.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP_gKd2tssU&w=560&h=315] “What a pistol!” was the universal sentiment voiced around the office after we shot this video with Penny Herscher.
[vimeo 29397773 w=640 h=368] We all know that tech investment needs more women, and Natalia Oberti Noguera thinks that female philanthropists are ripe for the training.
Video game consoles have reached a point where they are so powerful that companies no longer need to focus on adding more horsepower to the devices, said game industry veteran and Harebrained Schemes founder Jordan Weisman.
The White House on Thursday said the first-ever chief information officer of the federal government, Vivek Kundra, will leave in August after two-and-a-half years of service. No successor to Kundra has been named.
With the video game industry’s largest trade show over, it’s time to wrap up some of the highlights. Here’s a look at some of the coolest new types of gaming technology VentureBeat saw at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
It was only a matter of time before the tools of technology fell into the hands of America’s enemies. The Taliban have begun to embrace the microblogging platform of Twitter, according to the Guardian.
If you were in any doubt that technology is now a fundamental part of kids’ lives, these statistics prove it: 69 percent of children aged 2-5 can use a computer mouse, but only 11 percent can tie their own shoelaces. More young children know how to play a computer game (58 percent) than swim (20 percent) or ride a bike (52 percent). There is no gender divide. Boys and girls under the age of 5 were equally adept at using technology.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Ro Choy is a veteran Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur and CEO of PeerPong. He submitted this column to VentureBeat.)
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