Archive | May, 2013

18-year-old californian girl invents 20-Second Cell Phone Charger

Eesha Khare, a native california teen has attracted the attention of tech giants Google for her potentially revolutionary invention which charges a phone in 20 seconds flat. The Harvard-bound teenager last week received in Phoenix one of two Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards for her work with energy-efficient storage devices: a $50,000 scholarship! Wendy Hawkins, […]

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Autodesk buys TinkerCAD

In an announcement made over the weekend, Autodesk revealed that it will acquire the browser-based design application Tinkercad. With this acquisition, Autodesk is doubling down on easy-to-use 3D design software. Tinkercad’s tag line is ‘mind to design in minutes’  and the browser-based 3D modeling removes technical barriers to allow anyone — designers and non-designers alike — […]

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Yahoo acquired TUMBLR for $1.1 bn

Yahoo just announced that it has acquired Tumblr, the social media and blogging network, for $1.1 billion, in a all cash deal. Yahoo said that Tumblr has more than 300 million monthly unique visitors and 120,000 signups every day, 900 posts a second and 24bn minutes spent on the site every month. On mobile, more […]

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The technological cooperation between China and France after Holland’s visit

April 25, 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping held a welcoming ceremony for French President Hollande’s visit to China.This visit is Hollande’s first visit to China after becoming president, and it is also Xi Jinping’s  first reception of western country leader. China and France signed the technological innovation, environmental protection, sustainable urban development, culture, tourism, nuclear […]

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Google launches “Google Play for Education”

At its I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Google announced Google Play for Education: a version of the Play store that is aimed and curated for young kids. Google Play for Education will be organized by subject matter and grade level, making it easy for teachers to find exactly what they want to deploy. As part […]

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Apple Reaches 50 Billion App Downloads

Little less than five years after the launch of the App Store and Apple is now celebrating a new huge milestone! The iPhone and iPad maker on Thursday announced that its App Store officially hit the 50 billion app download mark. This number only includes unique downloads and not re-downloads or updates. When announcing this […]

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INCEPTION DAYS

We are pleased to announce that we support Inception Days, which will take place from May 16th to May 18th in Thessaloniki, bringing together Iconoclastic “Doers” representing, Corporations, NGOs, Academia, Venture Capitalists, entrepreneurs, journalists and active citizens seeking to cultivate innovation.  Inception Days seeks to discover, share, and implement solutions to grow innovation ecosystems, by […]

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Foxconn to become major investor in fiber-optic venture

Taiwan-based fiber-optic cable maker Tai Tung Communication, the major shareholder of The Taiwan Intelligent Fiber Optic Network Consortium – Taifo –, has just announced it is giving purchasing priority of its paid-in capital increase to Hon Yun Development & Investment, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry). Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. will […]

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Amazon Introduces Amazon Coins virtual currency

Amazon has officially launched its own virtual currency program, dubbed Amazon Coins dedicated to Kindle Fire owners. To kick it off all Kindle Fire owner, located in America, were given 500 free Amazon Coins in their account, which is worth $5. Even if free coins are only for US customers, anyone using Kindle fire can head […]

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