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 ). The Red Web covers Russia’s history around the Internet starting during the Cold War with a focus on the last twenty years. The post Book: The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

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. With a little knowledge of some of the key cultural differences and unique properties of the local tech scene, Russia can easily become one of the most attractive tech markets in the world for investors. 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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[Infographic] Education By Country (United States, China, Russia, France, Germany and Japan)

YoungUpstarts

How a country values its people (and its future) can sometimes be told by the percentage of the country’s government expenditure that goes towards education.Here’s an infographic that shows you how six different countries – the United States, China, Russia, France, Germany and Japan – compare when it comes to education, in terms of factors such as government expenditure, hours of instruction per year, class size and student/teacher ratios, etc.

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 magnitskyAfter the election, I took a break from social media. Prior to this election cycle I rarely read online news and almost never watched news on TV, so that was easy to stop as well.

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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 taxesMany Bitcoiners are wondering if the bitcoin can be forbidden. It’s a thorny question that not so many think about. Anything in this world can be outlawed.

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. Community Technology air pollution Austin brian neese Center for Technology in Government China CommunityLogiq Concordia University Texas Education GE Digital Gideon Kimbrell greenhouse gas emissions Guangzhou Herman Chandi John Gordon LED lights Mike Zeto online MBA Reykjavik Russia Skolkovo smart cities Texas urban technologySmart cities are a new approach to urban development.

Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition – Class 3

Steve Blank

is engaged in great power competition with both China and Russia. All which leads to today’s topic, the other great power – Russia. Michael McFaul, “ How to Contain Putin’s Russia: A Strategy for Countering a Rising Revisionist Power ” Foreign Affairs , 2021.

Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition – Class 4- Semiconductors

Steve Blank

is now engaged in great power competition with both China and Russia. The third class focused on Russia, which is asserting itself as a great power challenger. We learned how Russia pursues security and economic interests in parallel with its ideological aims.

Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition – Class 7 – Space

Steve Blank

The third class focused on Russia, which since 2014 has asserted itself as a competing great power. We learned how Russia pursues security and economic interests in parallel with its ideological aims. This article first appeared in West Point’s Modern War Institute.

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

Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition – Class 6 – Unmanned Systems and Autonomy

Steve Blank

The third class focused on Russia, which since 2014 has asserted itself as a competing great power. We learned how Russia pursues security and economic interests in parallel with its ideological aims. Where China and/or Russia are making the largest gains with autonomous systems.

Gartner stops short of calling them evil empires

deal architect

Extract from my new book: As we know, the 1990s were a chaotic time for Russia as the Soviet Union’s centralized, defense - heavy infrastructure was gradually torn down and replaced by decentralized, commercial enterprises. Seth Ravin describes his work

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Technology, Innovation and Great Power Competition

Steve Blank

neglected strategic threats from China and a rearmed Russia. For 25 years as the sole Superpower, the U.S.

The Gordian Knot Center for National Security Innovation at Stanford

Steve Blank

Our national power (our influence and footprint on the world stage) is being challenged and effectively negated by autocratic regimes like China and Russia. penitus cogitare, cito agere – think deeply, act quickly.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 1

Steve Blank

It’s worth considering the reasons why nations decline — they lose allies, a decline in economic power (the UK in the 20th Century); they lose interest in global affairs (China in the 15th Century); internal/civil conflicts (Russia in the 20th Century.)

List Of The Best SEO Chrome Extensions In 2020

YoungUpstarts

Supported countries are Brazil, India, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa, Ireland, Russia, China, Poland, Hungary, Salvador, Australia, and Canada, as well as the com.

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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. We have over half our population using the internet, and some of the highest daily internet usage in the entire world.

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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War  – Wrap Up

Steve Blank

In addition to the non-nation states (Al-Qaeda and ISIS) we’ve fought for the last two decades, our military now faces “Great Power” competition from China and Russia.

7 Ways Of Using An Immigrant Culture In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet, I find them often jumping to the forefront, with many notable successes , including Elon Musk (South Africa) at Tesla, Sergey Brin (Russia) at Google, and Arianna Huffington (Greece) at the Huffington Post.

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. Louisiana Caviar Company exports 80 percent of its product, with half of its exports going to Russia. [i]. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : John Burke: Louisiana Caviar Company.

Hacking for Allies

Steve Blank

Last fall, Russia conducted a cyberattack on the Norwegian parliament. During the Cold War U.S. diplomatic and military alliances existed to defend freedom around the world.

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When National Security Falls Between the Cracks

Steve Blank

There are a number of specific areas where these blurred lines led to subpar policies that undermined America’s technological competitiveness and left the country weaker against adversaries like Russia and China.

Top 6 Magento Development Technologies You Should Know

The Startup Magazine

The Magento e-commerce system is not very common in Russia where there are few serious implementations in domestic e-commerce, and there are almost no competent developers either.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War

Steve Blank

Next, we’ll discuss the challenge of our National Defense Strategy – we no longer face a single Cold War adversary but potentially five – in what are called the “2+3 threats” (China and Russia plus Iran, North Korea, and non-nation state actors.).

E Pluribus Unum – A Rallying Cry for National Service

Steve Blank

And with our country focused for two decades on fighting non-nation states – Al-Qaida and Isis – Russia re-armed and China has built weapons that have negated our strengths, matched our military, and threaten democracy around the world. This post previously appeared in Real Clear Defense.

Why Defense Could Now Be a Market for Startups

Steve Blank

This emerging opportunity reflects the urgency of keeping pace with rivals like China and Russia, who are furiously integrating commercial technologies like AI, quantum computing, and unmanned systems into their armed forces. The U.S.

?????????? – 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. A mad scramble uncovered the problem: when I had changed planes for Kiev back in Moscow they stamped my visa as “entered” so that counted as “visiting” Russia. The Professor can go home to America, but can not go from here to Russia.”

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 1 – Ash Carter

Steve Blank

It’s worth considering the reasons why nations decline — they lose allies, a decline in economic power (the UK in the 20th Century); they lose interest in global affairs (China in the 15th Century); internal/civil conflicts (Russia in the 20th Century.)

Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition – Class 5 – AI and Machine Learning

Steve Blank

The third class focused on Russia, which since 2014 has asserted itself as a competing great power. We learned how Russia pursues security and economic interests in parallel with its ideological aims. China and Russia have made AI and machine learning national priorities.

Why Traders Should Be Using MetaTrader 4

YoungUpstarts

Established in 2000 in Russia, the MetaQuotes Software Corporation has arguably revolutionised mobile trading in developed companies across the globe.

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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

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. Brands are closer to their audience with the help of social media. They experiment and try various creative styles to win hearts.

Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition – Class 1

Steve Blank

With Russia? What are the risks of casting the US relationship with China and/or Russia as a whole-of-government competition? from its focus on counter terrorism to great power competition with Russia and China (Slides 23-27).

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. When Simon Dunlop and Victor Frumkin met in their mutual adoptive hometown of Moscow nearly 20 years ago, they hit it off well enough to go into business together.

Lessons for the New Administration – Technology, Innovation, and Modern War

Steve Blank

At the same time, Russia has reemerged as a regional power.

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. The great thing about the project – which is growing daily – is the bluntness of founders’ reflections on their shuttered startups, with reasons ranging from the brutally personal (“We were naive idiots.”)

Introducing Maëlle Gavet as CEO of Techstars

David Cohen

“ Thoughtful leadership evolution in growing and scaling companies is healthy. It happens in strong, successful, mission-driven companies all the time.

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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 4

Steve Blank

In this session we provided the students with an appreciation of how the United States National Security Strategy arrived at the conclusion that we are in an era of great power competition with Russia and China. Russia at the time showed promising signs of moving closer to democracy.

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

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

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 2

Steve Blank

The Department of Defense has to decide which of these technologies and new weapons will be most important across these five: China, Russia, North Korea, Iran and non-nation states. We just held our second session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

What Is The Forex 3-Session Trading System And How To Leverage It

YoungUpstarts

However, the Asian market encompasses more than 40 individual states and nations, including China, Australia, New Zealand and even Russia. The foreign exchange is unique in the financial market, as it remains accessible to investors 24-hours a day and six days a week.

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