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)


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 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. 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.

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 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


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

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.).

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.

Why Traders Should Be Using MetaTrader 4


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

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


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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Startups from Around the World at SXSW


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. 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.

5 Terrible Social Media Fails in 2016 That You Must Avoid


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

The Next Web

to the geopolitical (“Consequence of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.”) Thankfully, 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.”)

?????????? – 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.”

Austin Startup Games to Showcase Entrepreneurial Athletes


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

What Are The Best Markets For Startups?


Russia. It is common knowledge that startups are currently soaring in Russia. In spite of the fact that Russia does not have too many foreign investments, it is doing pretty good. When it comes down to startups, as well as emerging businesses, they have to make efforts to succeed in getting where they want. Can newly-established businesses make a real impact? As a matter of fact, yes. You can be profitable and bring change in the world.

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7 Emigrant Entrepreneur Traits We All Should Emulate

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. In my view, these are the least likely to succeed, partially because the people behind them have the wrong expectations and traits. The instant gratification approach just doesn’t work in business.

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

Staying Cyber Aware in a Crisis: Smart Tips for Nonprofit Boards

Board Effect

There are a good number of hackers lurking in cyberspace that have the backing of their governments —namely in China, North Korea, and Russia. In Russia, the Hades group is a well-known hacking group. Not long after the attacks from Russia, North Korean hackers also used malware as a lure to inform people about the COVID-19 pandemic. It was only a month ago that cybersecurity was one of the most concerning items on nonprofit boardroom agendas.

Why The Government is Isn’t a Bigger Version of a Startup

Steve Blank

Russia, Iran, and North Korea have also fused those activities. This article previously appeared in War On The Rocks. There was a time when much of U.S. academia was engaged in weapon systems research for the Defense Department and intelligence community. Some of the best and brightest wanted to work for defense contractors or corporate research and development labs. And the best startups spun out of Stanford were building components for weapon systems.

Millennials In Asia Are Ambitious And Entrepreneurial: VISA Study


Filipinos come a very close second at 79-percent, followed by Russia (60-percent). Note: This study was conducted from the responses of some 5,500 Millennials aged 18-28 from across Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Russia, India, South Africa and the United Arabs Emirates. Much has been written about the characteristics – and quirks – of the Millennial Generation, those born between 1982 and 1995.

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The Fatal Flaw of the Three Horizons Model and How To Fix It

Steve Blank

Ironically rapid Horizon 3 disruption is most often used not by the market leaders but by the challengers/new entrants (startups, ISIS , China, Russia, etc.). I’m a big fan of McKinsey’s Three Horizons Model of innovation. (if if you’re not familiar with it there’s a brief description a few paragraphs down.) It’s one of the quickest ways to describe and prioritize innovation ideas in a large company or government agency.

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


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. One of Singapore’s oldest startup competitions – Start-Up@Singapore – is back, this time for its 14th edition.

All Startups Should Consider Expanding In Multiple Geographies

Feld Thoughts

Several of our companies have had great success in Eastern Europe and Russia with technical teams. My post The Future Of Work Is Distributed received some good comments. More interesting was the number of direct emails I received back with detailed information about “remote-first” companies and how they did things. There was a distinction in some of these emails between “remote-first” and “multiple geographies.”

Looking Back On Tech, Startups, And VC In 2018


A concept discussed during that time was “ glasnost ,” a part of the new Russia’s restructuring to provide more openness and transparency in information. Russia has evolved in a different direction, with tight information controls and state-run media. It’s that time of year, time to look back and reflect on the most significant storylines in the tech, startup, and VC world.

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Every Lie We Tell Incurs a Debt to the Truth

Feld Thoughts

The potential for nuclear war with Russia was a central theme for me growing up, especially during the Reagan years (1981 – 1989) as I went from teenager to young adult. I watched HBO’s Chernobyl the past few nights. I finished it last night, took a deep breath, and said out loud to myself, “that was spectacular.” ” One of the final quotes that stuck with me is the title of this post. The full quote is “Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth.

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Women 2.0 Partners Google, Extends Founder Friday Events


The event – which is currently held in cities such as San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Austin, New York, Boston, Madrid (Spain), Barcelona (Spain), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Bogota (Colombia), Mexico City (Mexico), Vancouver (Canada) – will be extended to include Detroit, Michigan and Mexico City, Mexico on November 16, followed by Sao Paulo, Brazil, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Moscow, Russia. Media and event company Women 2.0

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


Other interesting facts: - Western businesses tend to have different geographic priorities than Asian businesses: while Western companies look towards expanding into multiple new markets in entrenched both Western markets as well as the emerging markets of Russia, South America and Middle East, Asian companies tend to focus on other parts of Asia.

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Big Tech’s Competitor? Government

Andrew Payne

And while New York state has an economy comparable to Russia, South Korea, OR Canada, Amazon negotiates with them as roughly an equal. I’ve always felt my “best” Hacker News comments are the ones most down voted , like this nugget from about a year ago: (From: “ Zuckerberg struggles to name a single Facebook competitor “). Today, the concept of breaking up or limiting the big tech companies is far less abstract, with Sen.

Paul Herdsman Of NICE Global: The Benefits Of Utilizing Nearshore Outsourcing For Your Business


Usually, these offshore suppliers are in Asia, (India, Afghanistan, Malaysia, China, Vietnam and the Philippines), Eastern Europe (Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Armenia), or Africa (Morocco, Kenya and South Africa). In today’s ever-changing, highly competitive business climate, small startups and large companies alike are increasingly turning to outsourcing processes.

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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. Russia and Ukraine have been sort of anchors for oDesk on the technical side,” Cooper explained. sent out this email to users in Russia: Freelancer is coming to Russia to hold a media event in the coming weeks and we want to hear your story!

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


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. it’s still an important tool in societal development and user retention. A reason why is how data analysts collect and use the information. Another reason why is how it influences job descriptions and the career markets overall. People Are Data.

Manjit Singh Sahota on Energy Tech Innovation in Oil and Gas Exploration

The Startup Magazine

Countries like Russia, China, Canada, and the United States are involved in drilling races, trying to capture as much of the crude oil market as they can, all the while implementing new energy tech innovation to improve safety, productivity, and environmental impact. The United States and Russia have led these explorations in their own territories. Around the world, there is a great deal of competition in oil and gas exploration.

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


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. Here’s some good and bad news for Singapore – the good news is, cybercrime incidents in the country this year as reported has dropped by almost 25%. The bad news, however, is that those who do fall to cybercrime are losing so much more than before.

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. Just think about it for a second – if you are considering doing business with someone and you find out they grew up in your town, and went to your Alma mater, and share the same friends, wouldn’t you feel more comfortable doing business with them? Heck yes, you would. That is the power of commonality.

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Divalicious Puts A Shopping Mall In Your Hand


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. If you can’t enough of shopping, there are always online shopping sites to get your fix.

A Privacy Tipping Point?

Start Up Blog

150 million downloads later, security experts have sounded the alarm about the consequences of uploading your data to an app based in Russia. This week I did media interviews from Sydney to New York to Washington to San Diego about the sudden popularity of FaceApp. I’m guessing you’ve already tried it. If not – you upload your photo to the app and choose a filter to either make you younger, older, a different gender or sprout some facial hair.