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The CES Party List

The Consumer Electronics Show is upon us. Double the population of Palo Alto is headed to Las Vegas this week for CES, arguably the world’s largest annual migration of geeks. Each day some 180,000 techies will have two primary thoughts…

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Security in Numbers: Europe Leads Cybersecurity Awareness

“We will never be secure until security is on everybody’s mind,” declared Mårten Mickos, the Finnish-born CEO of HackerOne. “With cybersecurity, we must be open and sharing and collaborative, and then it will work.” Willem Jonker, CEO of EU-backed EIT…

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Crowdfunding Democracy

“PLEASE free our nation!” wrote one, “Stop and smell the roses,” advised another, and then there was the direct exhortation: “Go get him!” These were just a handful of the thousands who donated in $5, $10, $25 and even $50,000…

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Blockchain Rattles Big Tech: Brian Behlendorf Maps the Future

Brian Behlendorf pointed to the floor-to-ceiling blackboard, where Otto the Robot had rendered two massive chalk drawings, the perfect geek backdrop for an animated talk on the future of blockchain. The setting was a packed house at The Interval, the…

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