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 »
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 ...15 minutes ago
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 ...1 hour ago
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 ...1 hour ago
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.
Well, an ...2 hours ago
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 ...2 hours ago
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 ...4 hours ago
Useful, thought-provoking and random links for the entrepreneurially-minded that caught our eye on Wednesday, July 23:
Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, says its time to shorten the work week to three days. What would be your ideal workweek?
Rob Walker commented on Kentucky mayor opens city-run gas station: smart idea or socialism? on Wednesday, July 23rd
Charlie Peters commented on The Pipeline: Khosla cries blackmail, Wall Street will have to wait for Alibaba, and Funding Circle raises big bucks on Saturday, July 19th
Ted Kennedy commented on WATCH: 'Weird Al' skewers corporate buzzwords by way of Crosby, Stills & Nash on Wednesday, July 23rd
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