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February 2009 Blog Posts (17)

Letter of Carol Bartz, Yahoo! new CEO, to employees

Here you can find the letter received from the new CEO, February 26th, by Yahoo! employees. It is interesting the american "straight forward" style from this top woman, past CEO of Autodesk, since a month in Yahoo!, to relaunch the company.

Added by paolo marenco on February 28, 2009 at 2:03am — No Comments

Venture Academic: Allied Minds vs US Universities

A very interesting approach that can be done in a more integrated way than Venture Capital in

Added by paolo marenco on February 28, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

130 million vs 175...but different goals

MySpace vs facebook here

Added by paolo marenco on February 28, 2009 at 12:52am — 1 Comment

[Web-Dev] - Yet another conference

26 February 18.30 @ University of Genova - Villa Cambiaso (the same place of the study tour conferences)

The Baia ( Business Association Italia America ) present a meeting about web 2.0 and related startup.
Registration on site is need.
Follows at

Added by Matteo Fabbri on February 24, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

How to Put Electric Cars on the Road

Shai Agassi (fromer SAP executive) is Founder and CEO of Better Place, startup whose mission is to convert the automobile industry from oil to electricity.

How he wants to do this?

* Car companies must do efficient, 'normal' (with similar parameters to those for oil) electric car. Not a hybrid - the electric one

*… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on February 24, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments


An italian title to this post to express my feeling reading about half of WIRED 1st italian number!

what I found there so great?

1 a great interview of Rita Levi Montalcini...with cool consideration about human brain

2 the origin of WIRED, founded in 1993, San Francisco , by Louis Rossetto, obviously italian origin ...exactly in the spirit of this our American Italian Social Network!

3 Among 24 stories of italian genius, I found 3 of our members : Fabrizio Capobianco (…

Added by paolo marenco on February 23, 2009 at 1:50pm — 1 Comment

Stanford Entrepreneurship Week - Feb 18th - Feb 25th

Even in the face of an economic crisis (or right because of it) Stanford keeps encouraging entrepreneurial attitude in its students with the third Stanford Entrepreneurship Week from Feb 18th to Feb 25th. Started in 2007, this year Entrepreneurship Week has an impressive calendar for web entrepreneurs, social innovators and new products innovators. The last day will feature "The Next Big Thing": A special presentation of the… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on February 16, 2009 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Biggest Solar Deal Ever Announced — We're Talking Gigawatts

The largest series of solar installations in history, more than 1,300 megawatts, is planned for the desert outside Los Angeles, according to a new deal between the utility Southern California Edison and solar power plant maker, BrightSource. The momentous deal will deliver more electricity than even the largest nuclear plant, spread out among seven facilities, the first of which will start up in… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on February 11, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Vint Cerf - Google's 'chief Internet evangelist'

Here you can find an interview, recently published by with Vint Cerf, Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist in Google, commonly known as one of the fathers of the…

Added by Jakub Gliklich on February 9, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A big noise on the APP Store. (iPhone app from Italians)


I never published something before today, and I hope you will feel this post as something about FUN and not a sort of adv. :)

As WideTag, a californian tiny startup lead by Italians, we recently introduced an iPhone APP called widenoise.

WideNoise is the iPhone application that samples decibel noise levels, and displays them on a worldwide interactive map with also an embeddable version of it. :)

-… Continue

Added by leandro agro' on February 8, 2009 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

MIT Students and the Wearable Internet

As someone said Internet today is where the auto industry where in the 20s. This video unveils what's next. From

"Students at the MIT Media Lab have developed a wearable computing system that turns any surface into an interactive display screen. The wearer can summon virtual gadgets and internet data at will, then dispel them like smoke when they're… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on February 6, 2009 at 3:31am — 1 Comment

The Plot to Kill Google

Here follows an interesting article about Google's enemies, its battles, what they say form the company.
I think it could be interesting to read this article. Maybe they're wrong, maybe not, anyway information is always useful.

Added by pistillo.stefano on February 4, 2009 at 9:19am — No Comments

India to unveil the £7 laptop

Government hopes its mini-computer, the world's cheapest, will bridge the digital divide between rich and poor.
Here is an article on The Guardian that explains this new idea.

Added by pistillo.stefano on February 4, 2009 at 9:15am — No Comments

10 Ideas Worth Millions

Forbes announced the list with 10 innovative start ups in whom VCs invested last year. So what grabbed people's attention? The pressure is on for products and services that can get to market quick with either a relatively solid revenue stream or something a big acquirer just can't live without. My personal favourite is Project Frog. Read… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on February 4, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

See where your friends are in real time!

Google just launched Latitude, an optional feature of mobile Google Maps that allows to exchange information about your location with friends and family.

Besides broadcasting location, Latitude users can call, text or chat with their online friends and update their status messages. Google said the mobile version of the service is available in 27… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on February 4, 2009 at 8:05am — No Comments

Third edition of the Fulbright/Best Programme presented at Politecnico di Milano - apply now!

Ambassador Ronald P. Spogli presented the third edition of the Fulbright/Best Programme at Politecnico di Milano, the scholarship on entrepreneurship which he created under the program "Partnership for Growth."

Here you can read an interview with the first group of participants selected for the Fulbright/Best… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on February 3, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Innovation Forum 2009 with Chris Anderson in Milan

L'Innovation Forum intende esprimere l'impegno dell'Industria ICT alla realizzazione dell'"EXPO Digitale", sia attraverso i temi legati al contributo delle tecnologie ICT allo sviluppo umano e alla qualità della vita, sia aprendo la strada a idee e progetti per lo sviluppo e l' arricchimento della dimensione digitale… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on February 3, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

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