Category Archives: Silicon Valley

Napster Pioneer Funds Institute for Cancer Research Collaboration

  Sean Parker is donating $250 million to start the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and bring researchers together, including Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center. Sean Parker’s early fame was as a disrupter, allowing millions of music fans to share music … Continue reading

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Big Data Hopes to Unsnarl City and Pedestrian Traffic

  A LinkNYC Wi-Fi kiosk that Sidewalk Labs hopes will address urban congestion. That kiosk on a bustling city street saying Poland Spring water was “born in Maine” and “moved to the big city” actually hides a Wi-Fi data gathering … Continue reading

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Wanted: Silicon Valley Ventures to Save Water

Late last month, Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown implemented mandatory water conservation rules. The rules ban all restaurants, bars and hotels from serving water unless customers ask for it, ban the watering of lawns and landscaping within 48 hours of … Continue reading

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