Tag: silicon valley

31 Jan 2017

#Disruption: Why Hollywood As We Know It Is Already Over

Hollywood has ceded the vast majority of the more stimulating content to premium networks and over-the-top services such as HBO and Showtime, and, increasingly, digital-native platforms such as Netflix and Amazon. These companies also have access to analytics tools that Hollywood could never fathom, and an allergy to its inefficiency.

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29 Dec 2016

33 Startups To Watch in 2017

2017 is almost here and it’s once again time to predict which startups will take the tech industry by storm. Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest inthem? The VCs that Business Insider spoke to gave them this list that includes everything […]

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08 Nov 2016

A Robot Helped Make Your Pizza. Is It Still ‘Artisanal’?

When robots inevitably take over our planet, as the dystopian vision of science fiction writers foretells, well lose our jobs, our freedom, our humanity. Theyre already making it in a commercial kitchen in the heart of Silicon Valley: Two robots named Pepe and Giorgio squirt sauce on dough, and another robot, Marta, spreads it. A […]

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29 Sep 2016

Gravity Sketch Lets you create 3D Models in Virtual Reality

Designing 3D objects could be a lot easier when you’re working in 3D. That’s the premise behind Gravity Sketch, which is launching today as a virtual reality software tool that allows people to create three-dimensional computer models in VR. The London-based company, also called Gravity Sketch, is designed for everyone from computer-aided design (CAD) novices […]

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23 May 2016

Silicon Valley’s Newest Startup Is A French Non-Profit Coding School

It’s a coding school, except it takes three to five years to complete. It calls itself a “university,” but there are no professors or SAT requirement. Each cohort has roughly 1,000 students, but no one is paying tuition. This isn’t a fantasy—it’s 42, a French-born educational experiment with the goal of educating 10,000 talented software […]

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15 May 2016

The Ever-Changing Magic of Silicon Valley’s Title Sequence

The title sequence for HBO’s Silicon Valley is by far the most efficiently entertaining thing on television. In its scant 10 seconds, it manages to be at once satire, in-joke, and charter of tech cultures shifting corporate landscape  while packing the screen with blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sight gags. There are titans like Google, Facebook, and Apple, which […]

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20 Apr 2016

“420 Waldos”: The Very Odd Beginnings Of Marijuana’s Global Holiday [Video]

So what’s with “420” ? Why have these three numbers become intertwined with getting high? Some people say it’s because 420 is the police radio code in some jurisdictions for marijuana consumption, while others say it’s a Talmudic numerical extraction from the Bob Dylan song “Rainy Day Women #12 and 35.” But these and many other theories […]

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