11 facts about the RoboCup that every robot-lover needs to know

If everything goes according to plan, the folks over at RoboCup will have a fully robotic soccer team capable of beating the winner of the FIFA World Cup, by 2050. Founded in 1997, the robot soccer league, including RoboCupJunior for younger students, competes across multiple soccer platforms, based on the types of robots, and is intended to stimulate development of a wide range of technologies, including the design of electrical-mechanical-computational integrated techniques for autonomous robots. Read more »

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WATCH: The epic origin story of Sriracha sauce

by Alex Dalenberg

Sriracha is an unlikely entrepreneurial success story. Huy Fong Foods founder and CEO David Tran, a Chinese immigrant from Vietnam, devised the recipe for the wildly popular condiment in the early '80s while living in Los Angeles, basing it on the chili pastes he knew growing up in southeast Asia. His company is responsible for the distinctive Rooster bottles of Sriracha that are now ubiquitous  ...

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Entrepreneur dreams of disrupting restaurant scheduling

by Lauren K. Ohnesorge photo1

I f you’ve waited tables, you’re probably familiar with the sticky notes – the notes on the calendar where a fellow server is begging in ink for someone – anyone – to take his Saturday night shift.

Durham entrepreneur Peter Michaels says he’s invented an app to solve that problem. His new startup, ShiftZen, is about to transition its technology out of beta mode.

For employees, it  ...

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Media

Zuckerberg, after crushing earnings, does the vision thing on privacy, virtual reality

by Richard Brandt Mark Zuckerberg

A fter Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered earnings numbers that drove his stock to an all-time high yesterday, he had three things to say: Facebook is betting on some very big projects, it will cost money, and it will take a long time.

“We're going to invest heavily” in the coming quarters and beyond, said Zuckerberg. “Our costs will increase. We expect to go very deep on the  ...

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Tory Burch on life 'perpetually' out of her comfort zone — and why big risks pay big dividends

by Caroline McMillan Portillo Tory Burch

A woman with a list of names stood by the open door.

“How long will Tory Burch be here?” I asked, while checking in under an awning bearing Burch's signature double-T logo at SouthPark Mall in Charlotte.

“Probably around 20 minutes,” the slim young woman with a chic bun atop her head replied with a smile.


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Sad end for upstart teen pilot’s flight around the world

by Teresa Novellino Haris Suleman

H aris Suleman, a teenage boy from Indiana who planned to fly around the world with his dad in a single-engine plane, has died near American Samoa. His father, Babar Suleman, is as of this morning still missing at sea.

The Sulemans left on their worldwide adventure on June 19 from Greenwood, Indiana, with two goals in mind: One was to break the record for the “fastest circumnavigation around  ...

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Startups

Need an online date? Michael Dell's son has you covered

by Christopher Calnan SXSW 2014

Z achary Dell, the son of Dell Inc. CEO Michael Dell, is getting into the online dating business. Zachary lists himself as the founder of Austin-based ThreadDating.com, a website that describes its goal as promoting “mobile dating exclusively for the college experience.”

The website indicates that the startup is based at the Capital Factory in downtown Austin and plans to go live later this  ...

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News Wire

Back 9 Links: Go ahead, bring your dog to work

by Alex Dalenberg Dogs in the Office

Useful, thought-provoking and random links for the entrepreneurially-minded that caught our eye on Wednesday, July 23:

  1. Why it's a good idea to have pets in the office.
  2. On the beauty of Twitter.
  3. The most expensive domain names of all time.
  4. Is it 1880 or 1914?
  5. All you need to know about the worst cliché on the Internet.
  6. Hey now, the Kim Kardashian game isn't that bad.
  7. J on Stewart says let's buy  ...

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