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May 2010 Blog Posts (15)

Photosynth - Use your camera to stitch the world

Blaise Aguera y Arcas leads a dazzling demo of Photosynth, software that could transform the way we look at digital images. Using still photos culled from the Web, Photosynth builds breathtaking dreamscapes and lets us navigate them. I am amazed by the idea. What do you…

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 31, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Geek Power: Steven Levy Revisits Tech Titans, Hackers, Idealists

Like Bill Gates, some of author Steven Levy’s original subjects of 1984 Hackers are now rich, famous, and powerful. From…


Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 31, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

St. Gallen Symposium - Panel on upcoming challenges in the next decade

The St. Gallen Symposium is the worlds leading platform for dialogue on key issues in management, the entrepreneurial environment and the interfaces between business, politics and civil society.

Every year in May for 40 years, it has brought together a global target group of entrepreneurs, top managers, politicians, academics, decision-makers from civil society and students at the University of St. Gallen in…

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 30, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Funambol e il sogno della Silicon Valley in Italia

I found this video on - great italian blog about innovation, creativity and business made by Fabrizio Capobianco, founder and CEO of Funambol, mobile app company from Pavia and Silicon Valley. Here you can hear about this success…

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 27, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Silicon Valley startup economy shifts into higher gear

Just when it seemed America was emerging from the recession, Wall Street swooned again as January segued into February. But Silicon Valley's startup economy shifted into a higher gear.

Within a two-week period, a diverse group of startups raised a whopping $600 million in investments, topped by $350 million for…

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 26, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Frontiers of Interaction, Last Student Tickets Available

If you are a student you are probably already thinking about holidays and beaches. BUT, if you really want to have some fun and have an amazing experience, don't go too far! On June 3rd and 4th you have the unique chance to attend Frontiers of Interaction, the most important and… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on May 24, 2010 at 1:11pm — 1 Comment

UK-Italy Business Awards 2010. Grow your business internationally

The UKTI Italy Investment Team celebrated their traditional prize-giving ceremony the UK-Italy Business Awards on 20 January 2010 . This is the main event through which the Italy-based team acknowledges the success of Italian investments in the UK.

From UKTI website:

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 23, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Start Cup Milano Lombardia 2010

Do you want to create an innovative and successful start-up?

12th April - 17st September 2010 - Final: 26th october 2010

The Start Cup Milano Lombardia is the business plan competition promoted by five universities of the Lombardy region - Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi di Milano, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Università degli Studi di… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 20, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

kickstarter...great idea to launch a project!

this is a really great idea...more from the social than the biz point of view. What do you think?

Added by paolo marenco on May 17, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments


Live today, May 17, the Honorable Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States, and Sir Richard Branson, founder and president of Virgin Group, share their visionary perspectives.

Go to and view their keynotes from Orlando and…

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 17, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street

Quants are the math wizards and computer programmers in the engine room of our global financial system who designed the financial products that almost crashed Wall st. The credit crunch has shown how the global financial system has become increasingly dependent on mathematical models trying to quantify human (economic) behaviour. Now the quants are at the heart of yet another technological revolution in finance: trading at the speed of light.

What are the… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 14, 2010 at 7:03am — No Comments

'Underwater kite' aims to turn energy tide

London, England (CNN) -- A new type of tidal turbine which its creators describe as an "underwater kite" has taken a step closer to becoming commercially available.

"Deep Green," developed by Swedish start-up Minesto, has just secured €2 million ($2.5 million) from…

Added by Jakub Gliklich on May 9, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Venture capital, done the Google way

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--After a little over a year in the venture capital business, Google now has 10 start-ups under its wing and plans further growth in 2010.

A mobile payments company called Corduro became the latest start-up to accept funding from Google Ventures on Monday, as fund executives hosted a wide-ranging discussion on the state of Google Ventures at Google headquarters. Google wants to invest about $100 million this… Continue

Added by pistillo.stefano on May 3, 2010 at 8:19pm — No Comments

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