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Three members of our Midas List (see p. 68) pick the one book every entrepreneur should read.
The Midas List, now in its 14th year, seeks to recognize venture capitalists who make big, early bets on the leading tech companies of tomorrow, earning outsized returns for their investors even if they themselves don’t make the headlines. Some years, the IPO or sale of a single portfolio company can vault an investor way […]
[gallery] It’s a wonderful time for under-30 somethings to jump into technology. The market for software, hardware, security and services that helps businesses and government run better, faster and more cheaply is undergoing a massive shift as technology moves to the cloud and delivers automation and productivity to mobile devices at one’s fingertips. The legacy […]
And away we go. The first commercial agreement to build a working hyperloop was announced today between Hyperloop Transportation Technologies of El Segundo, Calif. and Quay Valley, a 12-square-mile ecotopia planned along a desolate strip of grassland on Interstate 5 fifty miles north of Bakersfield, Calif. The hyperloop, you may recall, is a transportation concept […]
The race to turn Elon Musk's vision for high-speed ravel in steel tubes is officially on. Buckle up.
The World Economic Forum gets underway tonight in Davos, Switzerland, with crisp Alpine air, snipers on roofs, the usual complement of heads of state (China, France, Italy, Germany, South Africa, Azerbaijan all representing) and hordes of CEOs and NGO leaders and a tent unironically called The Struggle To Survive. I’m trying to tease out top […]
We’re two months away from publishing our annual Midas List of tech’s 100 top venture investors, the definitive ranking of risk-taking in technology, and our inboxes are already filling up with venture firms graciously reminding us of what an amazing year they’ve had. The Midas ranking looks back at five year’s of investments for each VC, […]
It’s a wonderful time for under-30 somethings to jump into technology. The market for software, hardware, security and services that helps businesses and government run better, faster and more cheaply is undergoing a massive shift as technology moves to the cloud and delivers automation and productivity to mobile devices at one’s fingertips. The legacy players […]
The Tikker watch is not going to be on anyone’s holiday gift guides, but that’s why I love it. A watch that does nothing more than count down the years, months, weeks, days, hours and seconds you have left to live has to win your respect as a provocation. I wore it for a week […]
may have its growth issues, but Big Blue can still move big iron. Today the Armonk, N.Y. computing giant announced a $325 million deal to supply the U.S. Department of with a new kind of supercomputer that will move data far faster and more efficiently than competing hardware systems. The supercomputers, nicknamed Sierra and Summit, will […]
They take the cyborg thing seriously at Ekso Bionics. A wall of sci-fi movie posters—RoboCop, Iron Man, Transformers, The Terminator–line the snack room at the 8-year-old company in the historic assembly plant in Richmond, Calif. Engineers and technicians in the open, sunlit space fish around in parts bins for tiny screws, hydraulic tubing and velcro [...]
The relaunched Forbes CIO Summit is only a few weeks away and we couldn’t be more excited. Yes, there are a ton of CIO conferences, but none are as focused as this one on redefining the role of technology leadership. Best part: there are still seats left. So if you’re an active-duty CIO, by all [...]
Software companies don’t usually go around buying architecture and design firms, but The Living isn’t your typical beards-and-Blue-Bottle band of architects. The 7-person shop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard was acquired earlier this year for a small, undisclosed price by design and engineering software maker. The reason: The Living’s expertise in blending all that’s [...]
Fungus buildings. Algorithmic chairs. Germ-fighting iPhone cases. Software giant Autodesk and others are ushering in a revolution in materials science you may not even see coming.
The digital health revolution could not be arriving at a better time. The U.S. population is getting older, sicker, fatter and more sedentary. As the population ages, and the number of people with serious chronic conditions grows, the financial strains on the economy mount. These are mammoth issues, which defy easy solution. That said, there [...]
Move, Inc., which runs realtor.com, the official site of the nation’s realtors, and other big listing properties, was hit by a major distributed denial of service attack at midday on Tuesday, June 17. Most of its sites are down as of 10:42 p.m. ET. Move put out a press release this evening after spending more [...]
[brightcove videoID=3629694254001 playerID=2540257919001] Most people know Verizon for the color red and its wireless network, but it also still operates a $15 billion enterprise division that operates a not-insignificant chunk of the Internet. Show More Summary
Denial of service cyberattacks get few props for their novelty in a field that prizes novelty. Lately, though, they’ve been making up in volume for what they lack in originality. A denial of service (DoS) attack, or DDoS if it’s distributed as in originating from multiple computers, is an attempt to disrupt the operation of a [...]
In 1975, the fastest supercomputer cost approximately $5 million at the time and processed at the same speed of today’s $400 iPhone 4, according to a recent McKinsey report on digital technologies. Imagine telling someone in 1975, “In 35 years, you will have a device in your pocket that can call anyone on the planet, [...]
If you can identify the screech of a modem audibly exchanging data, it makes you something of an Internet old-timer. But to understand the current controversy about net neutrality, you need to go back further than the days of dial-up. Like to the 1960s, when the concept of a global computer network and key technologies [...]