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Bitcoin price jumps 21 percent over 4 days, reaching a 21-month high

By |May 30th, 2016|

 Bitcoin is back! Or at least, there are positive signs indicating that bitcoin might not be as dead as everybody thought. Bitcoins are now trading at $547.40 on Bitfinex (the largest USD/bitcoin exchange according to Bitcoinity). And it represents a big 21.4 percent price jump over just four days. Read More Source: News

Watch Microsoft Accelerator’s Machine Learning Demo Day here

By |May 30th, 2016|

 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Microsoft Accelerator’s Machine Learning Demo Day this Thursday, June 2 from the Showbox SoDo in Seattle. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to six-month program aimed at helping entrepreneurs get through the challenges of building a company, finding customers and scaling to global markets. There are seven accelerators --> READ MORE

French financial prosecutor went dark for a year to investigate Google France

By |May 30th, 2016|

 Google was caught by surprise. Last week, nearly 100 of France’s equivalent of the IRS (Direction générale des Finances) raided Google’s office in Paris for a tax non-compliance investigation. Read More Source: News

Facebook set to foster popularity of branded content

By |May 30th, 2016|

 Branded content was already becoming more attractive to many marketers and publishers trying to navigate the shoals of the online media ecosystem. Now, thanks to Facebook, it’s set to really take off. I think this sector will grow quickly, and in some interesting new directions. Read More Source: News

Nestor focuses on delivering lunch for office workers in Paris

By |May 30th, 2016|

 French startup Nestor just raised $1 million (€900,000) from business angels through Anaxago, and TheFamily. The startup competes in the incredibly fierce market of food delivery startups in Paris. Compared to its competitors, Nestor has a full-stack approach and focuses on weekday lunches for office workers. Read More Source: News

Diane Greene wants to put the enterprise front and center of Google Cloud strategy

By |May 30th, 2016|

 When Google bought bebop Technologies last fall for $348 million, it got more than a stealthy startup. It also landed Diane Greene as executive vice president of Google Cloud Enterprise — and that perhaps was the bigger prize. Greene brought with her years of industry experience, having co-founded and been CEO at VMware for a decade, --> READ MORE

FirstMark Capital’s Matt Turck on the big data landscape

By |May 30th, 2016|

 Today, the big data sector amounts to more than 7.5 percent of total venture investments. So where are we in the world of big data, and is the recent obsession with AI still fundamentally related to big data? Read More Source: News

Vote now in The Europas Conference & Awards for European startups

By |May 30th, 2016|

 In partnership with TechCrunch, The Europas Conference & Awards, which I founded, has come up with a new kind of tech conference. Think of it as a relaxed, summer prelude to the heat of a Disrupt, followed by an all-out celebration of startups. Admittedly, it’s how we like to do things in Europe… The Europas --> READ MORE

Robots add real value when working with humans, not replacing them

By |May 30th, 2016|

 In the popular media, we talk a lot about robots stealing jobs. But when we stop speculating and actually look at the real world of work, the impact of advanced robotics is far more nuanced and complicated. Issues of jobs and income inequality fade away, for example — there aren’t remotely enough robots to affect --> READ MORE

Human obsolescence: Are we ready for an artificially intelligent future?

By |May 29th, 2016|

 “Enjoy your com-FORT-able stay,” says a robot front-desk clerk at Japan’s Robot Hotel. Do you thank the robot for its awkward salutation? Or maybe you hesitate for a moment before shuffling off in silence. If our digital screens are separating us from human interaction, you better believe AI will further tear that tenuous social fabric. --> READ MORE