Book: The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries

Feld Thoughts

The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries was one of two books I read this weekend (the other was Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness ). Books book censorship china internet russia

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[Infographic] Education By Country (United States, China, Russia, France, Germany and Japan)

YoungUpstarts

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What the West needs to know about Russia’s tech scene

The Next Web

For many investors and entrepreneurs in the West, doing business in Russia can seem like a step into the unknown. Russia in numbers. To fully grasp the size of the opportunity Russia offers, let’s start by looking at the numbers.

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Book: Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

Feld Thoughts

It starts out as the autobiography of Bill Browder and his creation of a massively successful hedge fund ( Hermitage Capital Management ) that was one of the first non-Russian investors in Russia in the mid to late 1990s. Books book browder hermitage capital russia sergei magnitsky

Can the Bitcoin code be forbidden by democratic governments?

The Startup Magazine

Finance Legal insight Technology banks Bitcoin blockchain blogger capital China commercials Community Contract cryptocurrency developer financing Government Innovation Investment legal Magazine Money policy production profit robots Russia software strategy taxes

Urban Technology: The Business of Smart Cities

The Startup Magazine

Skolkovo Innovation City in Russia has been recognized as an attempt to emulate Silicon Valley. Smart cities are a new approach to urban development.

Its a small world after all

deal architect

Innovation from around the globe Wagenstandanzeiger – a beauty of data visualization - Germany Daring New Buildings – Azerbaijan Microsoft and the Sochi Olympics – Russia Video Analytics Capital – Macau World Design Capital – S. Africa Innovation is GREAT. Globalization and Technology

These are the 4 biggest challenges for Latin American startups

The Next Web

Understandably, having a population higher than Russia and America combined, Latin America also comes with a vast amount of differences between our North American cousins. We in Latin America are the happiest people in the world. We have dominant international soccer teams.

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My Last Post About This Election – Don’t Waste Your Vote

Feld Thoughts

My grandparents came here from Russia and Germany in the early 1900’s. I am a son of immigrant grandparents from Germany and Russia. I probably would not exist if my grandparents hadn’t managed to get to America – there is a significant chance they would have been exterminated in World War I (Russia) or World War II (Germany). Please vote. Just so you know my bias before reading further, I’m voting for Hillary Clinton.

Like Selling Ice to Eskimos?

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The Louisiana Caviar Company , founded by John Burke, sells its product to customers in an unlikely foreign market: Russia. The Russian market opened up due to efforts to ban caviar from the Caspian Sea in Russia. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : John Burke: Louisiana Caviar Company.

Canada Is Going To Be The Next, Great, Entrepreneurial Tech Country

Feld Thoughts

I wouldn’t be here other than the immigration of my great-grandparents (and my maternal grandfather) in the early 1900’s from Europe and Russia. This article, Engineers Are Leaving Trump’s America for the Canadian Dream , stimulated a simple thought for me. Canada has a huge, near-term competitive opportunity over to the US. .

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5 Terrible Social Media Fails in 2016 That You Must Avoid

Brandanew

Coca Cola traps itself between Russia and Ukraine Politics. The cola giant posted a Christmas card showing a beautified map of Russia, as a part of a greeting to Russians. This resulted in the Ukraine embassy showing its concern for the illegally occupied Crimea region by Russia.

Startups from Around the World at SXSW

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News There were startups from Guatemala and Germany, Malaga, Spain, France, Australia, Russia, Denmark, Sweden and more at the invitation-only SXSW Global Startup Forum at City Hall. In addition to local dignitaries like Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and SXSW Interactive Director Hugh Forrest, was a panel of venture […] The post Startups from Around the World at SXSW appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

How two expats found themselves at the center of Moscow’s entrepreneurial scene

The Next Web

The Soviet Union had collapsed, yielding a vacuum in which every consumer product could be updated or reimagined; with communist politics phased out, private enterprise had come to Russia for the first time in the country’s contemporary history. It started with snacks.

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?????????? – Tenacity: How I Spent A Year One Night in Kiev

Steve Blank

As I approached the check-in desk, a very gruff Ukrainian customs official looked at my visa to Russia and said, “You cannot travel. Your visa to Russia has already been used. The Professor can go home to America, but can not go from here to Russia.”

Autopsy.io is the anti-Product Hunt: A graveyard of startup failures

The Next Web

to the geopolitical (“Consequence of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.”) Thankfully, Autopsy.io isn’t “Uber for hearses”. Rather, it’s a newly-launched site that collects stories of startup failure, with the aim of sharing the lessons learned with the whole community.

Let Me Point out to you How Ridiculous the Trump Tech Meeting Was

Both Sides of the Table

No, I don’t hold out much hope now that we have seen his cabinet picks, his Russia posturing, etc, but asking our best leaders to put their heads in the sand is also not a strategy.

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Innovation at Speed – when you have 2 million employees

Steve Blank

The new National Defense Strategy states that we need to prepare for competition between major powers, calling out China and Russia explicitly as adversaries, (with China appearing to be the first.)

Austin Startup Games to Showcase Entrepreneurial Athletes

SiliconHills

But if you can’t wait that long and you can’t travel to Russia, there’s a solution much closer in Austin. By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News It’s less than a month to go until the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi kicks off. It’s the Austin Startup 2014 Winter Games! The event begins […] The post Austin Startup Games to Showcase Entrepreneurial Athletes appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Austin Startup Games startups technology

Dreams and Garbage Collection

Feld Thoughts

In the board meeting I had explained to the board that the Twitter accounts were geo-coded with locations in Russia, so it was likely a Russian hacker and a focused attack that had nothing to do with the company. I love dreams. Mine are often very detailed, clear, extremely colorful, linger for a while (several hours) after I wake up, and full of strange and complex linkages between things that often cause me to make associations I wouldn’t have otherwise made.

Book: The Man in the High Castle

Feld Thoughts

As the US and Russia walk to the edge of nuclear war during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, we sat rapt for two and a half hours even though I’ve seen this movie before. I had a great digital sabbath yesterday with Amy and my friends Dave and Maureen. I had a cold so I took a three hour nap in the middle of the day. For the rest of the day, I sat around in my PJs. I read Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle.

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The Most Important Political Show on TV

Both Sides of the Table

And they had a brilliant session on Russia and Putin that featured Garry Kasparov who believes that if we don’t confront Putin now the stakes will get much higher. I now have a new metaphor for thinking about Russia.

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Millennials In Asia Are Ambitious And Entrepreneurial: VISA Study

YoungUpstarts

Filipinos come a very close second at 79-percent, followed by Russia (60-percent). Much has been written about the characteristics – and quirks – of the Millennial Generation, those born between 1982 and 1995.

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[Singapore][Competition] Applications For 14th Start-Up@Singapore Now Open

YoungUpstarts

Its recent edition attracted more than 3,000 teams and 9,000 participants, both locally as well as from countries such as Australia, Canada, Norway, India, Brunei, Pakistan, Russia, Greece, the Philippines and Indonesia.

[Infographic] International Internet Scam Hotspots

YoungUpstarts

Considering what we hear of online scams – the Nigerian scam or site hacking comes quickly to mind – one would think that most scam schemes originate from Africa or Russia (with China sneaking up from behind).

Government and startups: It’s not them vs us

The Equity Kicker

In different times and in different countries there have been a multitude of experiments where services have been moved between the public and private sector, but these three categories have always been present, from black market economies in communist Russia to transport infrastructure in the USA.

Use Commonality To Attract Customers & Prospects

Mike Michalowicz

Just like it did for me in Russia. Commonality is a big, massive persuasion tool. You and I automatically know, like and trust people the more commonality we find.

Garry Kasparov Griefed by Flying Penis

Hacking Startups

Garry Kasparov Griefed by Flying Penis : In Soviet Russia, Second Life plays the world chess champion. RC helicopter with a giant penis attached buzzed around Kasparov’s opposition assembly, in real life

Garry Kasparov Griefed by Flying Penis

Hacking Startups

Garry Kasparov Griefed by Flying Penis : In Soviet Russia, Second Life plays the world chess champion. RC helicopter with a giant penis attached buzzed around Kasparov’s opposition assembly, in real life

Women 2.0 Partners Google, Extends Founder Friday Events

YoungUpstarts

Media and event company Women 2.0 has announced that it is partnering search giant Google to support the startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the United States and around the world.

How Data Analytics Influences (and Can Better Influence) Your Business

YoungUpstarts

No matter how many times companies and governments get in trouble for using people’s data to their advantage, (Can anyone say Facebook and Russia?), A relatively new concept, data analytics is the wave of the business current and future.

7 Startup High Risk Factors That Scare Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

We all know that the success “rules” in Russia are different from the USA, so cross-boundary investments are considered high risk, even if you have operating experience there. We all know that every startup is risky. No risk means no reward.

40% Of Best Performing Companies In Asia Are US- Or UK-Based Businesses: Telstra Global

YoungUpstarts

If you think that being an Asian company in Asia automatically conveys you home ground advantage, you may be in for a surprise, as the results of a recent study conducted by Telstra Global would show.

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What is a good site or Gmail extension for an angel investor to manage their startup deals?

Gust

Boy, do I wish there was a magical Gmail extension to let me manage my startup deals!

Freelancing is the new normal: oDesk and the future of the workforce marketplace

The Next Web

In addition to speaking at IDCEE’13 in Kyiv, Cooper had another goal in visiting Ukraine (and Russia, a couple of days before that). The competition was intended for software developers from Russia and Ukraine.

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7 Leadership Lessons From Successful Immigrants

Startup Professionals Musings

including Sergey Brin (Russia) at Google, Elon Musk (South Africa) at Tesla, John W. In my experience as a business advisor and angel investor these days, I seem to more frequently hear from entrepreneurs and business owners with “can’t-fail” or “get-rich-quick” ideas.

The Challenge of Being a Russian Security Software Company

Venture Chronicles

There is obviously a lot of good tech that comes out of Russia but their is an intractable problem when going global and that is the ambiguity about the extent to which Russian government activities encroach on the activities of commercial companies.

[Singapore] Cybercrime Incidents Down In 2013, But Losses Up: Norton

YoungUpstarts

While cybercrime in Singapore is generally low compared to other high-risk countries (Russia sees 85% cybercrime rate, with China at 77% and South Africa at 73%), the sharp rise in losses from cybercrime is cause for concern.

7 Startup High Risk Factors That Scare Investors

Gust

We all know that the success “rules” in Russia are different from the USA, so cross-boundary investments are considered high risk, even if you have operating experience there. Image via Flickr by artemuestra. We all know that every startup is risky. No risk means no reward.

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Racism in Tech

Feld Thoughts

My grandparents immigrated from Russia, Germany, and Austria – there were people in those countries trying really hard to kill them before they managed to immigrate to America. There was a huge kerfluffle over the weekend about racism in Silicon Valley which tried to end when Michael Arrington wrote a post titled Oh Shit, I’m A Racist.

Born Global or Die Local – Building a Regional Startup Playbook

Steve Blank

China, Russia, Brazil, India, Indonesia all meet those criteria. Entrepreneurship is everywhere, but everywhere isn’t a level playing field. What’s the playbook for your region or country to make it so? ———-.

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Divalicious Puts A Shopping Mall In Your Hand

YoungUpstarts

Divalicious is available on iOS devices and can be found in the app stores for the following countries: USA, Japan, China, Korea, Portugal, Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Netherlands, Russia, Italy, Spain, Germany and France.

The Internet Makes DC Closer To Homer

Feld Thoughts

Actually, I’m a lot closer to Russia than I am to DC and that makes me an expert on Russia. I’m far away from Washington DC today. Wait, someone else said that (although the people next to me and Amy at dinner last night were speaking Russian.). But my friend the Internets (actually, the Web) brought DC closer to me today.

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