Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht is going to prison for the rest of his life, a federal judge ruled Friday. He was convicted of being the mastermind of an online bazaar best known for illegal drugs, where anonymous users transacted with drug dealers using the digital currency bitcoin. Read more »
A s a venture capitalist, Lauren Chauret can work in two areas that she’s most interested in: business and health care.
The Dallas native is partner and director of operations at PTV Healthcare Capital, an Austin VC firm investing in expansion- and late-stage companies. It’s a position that provides Chauret with what she considers “the perfect combination” of her business interests. So ...47 minutes ago
T here’s plenty of news out of Google’s developer conference, but this bit may be the most interesting. The search and advertising company has teamed with Levi Strauss on a wearable technology partnership. And with that, here are a few links to round out the day:
Pay me. What if everyone in the world got a paycheck just for living? And what if they got paid in bitcoin? ( Vice)
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T here is currently an open casting call in Nashville for male and female show hosts who can “shine on camera.” Although GAC, CMT and the Scripps network all film studio television shows in Tennessee, none of them are behind this casting call.
The company that is behind it, Made In Network, is built around not being broadcast on traditional TV at all. The company, which launched in late 2013, ...16 hours ago
S ilk Road creator Ross Ulbricht, who created an anonymous black market platform where buyers used the digital currency bitcoin to pay for illegal drugs such as heroin, LSD, and ecstasy, was sentenced to life in prison today.
Described as a drug market kingpin by prosecutors, his family and friends insisted that the former Eagle Scout was an idealistic young man who created an open market but ...16 hours ago
T he Seattle Symphony partnered handed the conducting baton over to a Microsoft Kinect motion-sensing camera at a performance this month.
The device, built originally to control Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) Xbox video game console, has been used for a variety of creative things, including surgery on patients and translating sign language.
Now, though, artists are getting in on the technology.
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I nternet security is now a huge focus for many companies in Silicon Valley, but Googler Heather Adkins remembers the days when there wasn’t even a security division at the company.
This month is her 13th anniversary with Google Inc. Adkins, director of information security, was one of the founding members of the Google Security Team that’s now made up of more than 500 people and is 12 years ...18 hours ago
C an Apple beat Google and Microsoft to a brave new augmented world?
Apple acquired German augmented reality firm Metaio on Thursday, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Cupertino-based iPhone maker confirmed the acquisition with its standard language.
“Apple buys smaller technology companies from ...19 hours ago
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