In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs participate in weekly training and feedback sessions that are led by Founder Institute Mentors.Our Mentors provide the passion, experience, and support that helps our Founders launch meaningful and enduring companies.The Founder Institute is about practical, actionable training and feedback - not theory.To achieve this, we bring in experienced Founders and CEOs to give our companies the most relevant and valuable advice.In a confidential setting, they share horror stories, best practices, and realistic feedback to help our Founders avoid "rookie mistakes" and be successful.In the upcoming Silicon Valley Semester, we have secured a truly exceptional roster of Founder Institute Mentors, including many from out of town.
The Founder Institute, world's premier startup bootcamp for talented entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications for the Silicon Valley Winter 2019 Semester.The flagship Silicon Valley semester will now be in its 15th edition, with previous semesters having graduated great companies like Udemy, Retailigence, Cake Health, Getable, Breezy, Shopalize, Skimble, Yumvy, Spikes, and many more.Those who apply by the Early Admissions Deadline (2018-11-11) will have their application fees waived (typically $50) and are eligible for Founder Institute Fellowships.In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs "learn by doing" and launch a company through structured training courses and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors.Plus, you are not required to quit you day job to participate, so you can begin building a business around your ideas without putting your livelihood at risk.In order to celebrate the launch, the Silicon Valley Founder Institute will host a "Pre-Curriculum" of free startup events for the general public:
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the U.s. financial sector data bank on GOBankingRates has done calculations about how much people need to earn a year to live comfortably in the country's major cities.the Calculations were made on the assumption that the disposable income 50% goes to necessities such as housing costs, food and travel.30% is consumed the rest of life and 20 per cent is wise to save.silicon valley area resident to be good tienistit.GOBankingRatesin according to the calculations of the USA's most expensive residence is in San Francisco.the Salary should stay the hand 104 000 per year, in order to be able to live in reasonable comfort.
For young people pursuing a career in Silicon Valley, enrollment can be a golden ticket to elite technology companies.Over the years, Stanford has educated some of the biggest names in tech, including Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin and Yahoo's Marissa Mayer.Founded in 1891, Stanford University has built a reputation as a feeder school for Silicon Valley.Source: Silicon Valley Business JournalIn CoHo, a coffee house where I found many students sitting on couches with laptops in hand, portraits of alumni hang on the wall.Stanford has educated titans of tech including Yahoo's Marissa Mayer; Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin; cofounder of PayPal, Peter Thiel; former Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer; and cofounders of Hewlett-Packard, Bill Hewlett and David Packard.
U.S. Patent Office Today, when a car runs into a pedestrian, it often carries the person along until the driver brakes, throwing the victim from the vehicle, possibly leading to further injury as they hit the road or some other hard surface, or get hit by another car, the patent said."An eggshell-like layer covering the adhesive would protect the sticky surface during everyday driving, but shatter in an accident to reveal the glue.The Google patent comes at a time of rising pedestrian traffic fatalities, with preliminary data suggesting a 10 percent increase nationally last year from 4,884 deaths in 2014, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association."Manufacturers have gotten remarkably good at protecting the occupants of the vehicle, but there's been much less attention to protecting the people outside.But, Smith said, Google's patent highlights a problem central to safety engineering: solutions create their own concerns.Contact Ethan Baron at 408-920-5011 or follow him at Twitter.com/ethanbaron
Autonomous car manufacturers might start to look at the United Kingdom as a viable alternative to Europe or the U.S., thanks to proposed new reforms on insurance legislation that now covering autonomous cars.Announced in the Queen s Speech to Parliament earlier today, the reforms allow autonomous cars to be tested and purchased in the U.K.See Also: General Motors flags down Lyft to start autonomous taxi trialWe don t think this means fully autonomous cars are purchasable, but autonomous features will be allowed inside U.K. cars.This means things like Tesla s Model S autonomous lane switching or Ford s self-parking should be available in the next few years.Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover are testing autonomous cars in the U.K. already, in project cities like London and Milton Keynes, and will now be able to test the cars across the country.We suspect other European-based automotive companies may look at the U.K., which is less restrictive than other European countries on autonomous cars.
Australian team uses Sir Isaac Newton's parlor trick to suck more photons from sunlightUNSW's Mark Keevers with the cell.Image: Rob Largent/UNSWUniversity of New South Wales boffins have laid hands on another record, with a solar cell demonstrating 34.5 per cent conversion efficiency.A simple prism - the device that led Isaac Newton to theorise about the nature of light based on the colours he found in sunlight - is the basis of the demo.The Keevers/Green work used a four-junction module 28 cm2 in area, embedded in a prism.A silicon cell is installed on another face of the prism, to capture energy from the infrared portion of sunlight.In the short term, manufacturing costs mean the beam-splitting approach is more likely to turn up in commercial-scale kit such as the heliostat technology being developed by RayGen and others.
Oracle Chief Executive Officer Safra Catz put an Old Testament spin on her company's software copyright battle with Google as she told jurors about an encounter with her adversary's top lawyer at a bat mitzvah in 2012.Catz's testimony in San Francisco federal court was intended to buttress what Oracle claims was Google's brazen theft of Java code to build its Android operating system, and to begin to explain how that theft caused the database maker damages of $9.3 billion.Catz's message: Google undercut Oracle's licensing revenue by co-opting Java to develop Android into the operating system now used in 80 percent of the world's mobile devices.Google took a language designed to "write once, run anywhere" across different computing platforms and "forked," or split into two, Oracle's Java community of programmers, she said.AdvertisementGoogle lifted and employed the code so that it would only run on Android, leading smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics, ZTE., and Motorola to adopt that platform, which the search engine company offered for free, and to cease paying Java licensing fees to Oracle, Catz testified."They use Android instead of taking a copy of our software."
ARM has acquired Apical, a U.K. designer of embedded computer vision technology, and plans to incorporate that technology into future ARM microprocessor and system-on-chip designs, it said Wednesday.The move will open up new opportunities for designers of autonomous vehicles and security systems, among other connected things, according to ARM CEO Simon Segars.That technology also turned up in Samsung Electronics' new laptop, the ATIV Book 9.Assertive Camera is another of Apical's developments: It's a range of software packages and silicon-based image signal processors for reducing image noise, managing color and shooting high dynamic range images.ARM makes its money by designing chips that others manufacture, or licensing its chip modules for others to incorporate in their own designs.Putting image analysis and interpretation capabilities in hardware could accelerate and simplify the design of a whole host of products, including self-driving cars and security systems.
He and his siblings later moved in with a basketball coach to flee an abusive, alcoholic father.But Willis' remarkable story of empowerment and reinvention might not have happened this way at all.This February, Athlon ranked Willis the 22nd-best linebacker in NFL history — a plaudit that's double impressive when you consider his career lasted half as long as those of some other players."Apple's Steve Jobs Would See Himself in Tech Pioneer Eren Niazi," squawked a headline on TheStreet two years ago.As the two neighbors got to know one another more, Willis found himself impressed by Niazi's rags-to-riches story and tech-industry success.And now Willis: "It just felt like, a lot of times in my other occupation, it was all about you as an individual.
The investor Nicolai Wadström traveling money to the venture capital company Bootstrap Labs next fund. Today Bootstrap Labs total of 18 employees, four full-time experts and advisors part time. The basic idea is still alive, it is useful to combine human capital with venture capital, says Nicolai Wadström. We aggregate massive amounts of data in the world. Nicolai Wadström think it will be a good investment fall, also in the correction of the market that has taken place in the spring. Many other US companies have also opened offices in the valley to get closer and buy into various startup companies.
In Japan, some people now can use their eyes to unlock their smartphones, rather than their fingers.If Delta ID has its way, smartphone users in the United States and other countries will soon have the same option.A startup based in Newark, California, Delta ID specializes in iris recognition technology.Government agencies such as those that oversee border control have been using iris recognition devices for years.And EyeLock, a New York-based startup, has developed a portable iris sensor targeted at consumers and small business that can be plugged into PCs.But Delta ID is pioneering the use of iris recognition in smartphones, where it could replace fingerprint sensors and passcodes.Iris detection systems are generally thought to be significantly more secure than those based on fingerprints, with far less chance of mistaken identity.But iris sensors can work even if a person is wearing dark sunglasses or is on the move.And Delta ID s system appears to work just as fast as the latest version fingerprint sensors.Because the hardware is almost identical to the cameras and flashes that phone manufacturers already put in their devices, it should also be relatively inexpensive for them to incorporate the ActiveIris system, he said.
Dead writers perfume, In the Library and other book smells for your home and body.Superlative trees, from tallest to most goats to one you can drive through.Study: Being busy may be beneficial to your brain.And a by-the-numbers look at the changing demographics of San Francisco.Photo: The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group
It will let users add live-updating spreadsheets to documentsCredit: QuipQuip, a Silicon Valley startup that s taking on the giants of the productivity software market, announced a major update to its spreadsheet capabilities Wednesday that s aimed at bringing its service more in line with Microsoft Excel.The service s spreadsheets now include features like the ability to merge cells, validate data and filter information in a sheet.These updates are key to helping Quip compete with its biggest rivals in the cloud productivity suite space: Microsoft s Office 365 and Google Apps for Work.That means the executive summary of a report can have the same data in a spreadsheet table and in a paragraph, because they re linked together.Taylor estimates they make up 80 percent to 90 percent of the users in a company.Of course, Quip s competitors aren t standing still.
It will let users add live-updating spreadsheets to documentsCredit: QuipQuip, a Silicon Valley startup that s taking on the giants of the productivity software market, announced a major update to its spreadsheet capabilities Wednesday that s aimed at bringing its service more in line with Microsoft Excel.The service s spreadsheets now include features like the ability to merge cells, validate data and filter information in a sheet.These updates are key to helping Quip compete with its biggest rivals in the cloud productivity suite space: Microsoft s Office 365 and Google Apps for Work.That means the executive summary of a report can have the same data in a spreadsheet table and in a paragraph, because they re linked together.Taylor estimates they make up 80 percent to 90 percent of the users in a company.Of course, Quip s competitors aren t standing still.
When it launches this summer, Allo will offer an incognito mode that switches on an end-to-end encryption system known as Signal, designed by the privacy-focused non-profit Open Whisper Systems.And in the wake of Apple s landmark fight with the FBI over the encrypted iPhone of San Bernadino killer Syed Rizwan Farook, the move represents another step in Silicon Valley s shift toward user-controlled encryption in defiance of law enforcement.Allo s incognito mode represents a far more limited approach to encryption than Whatsapp s, Apple s, Viber s, or even what it s offering with Duo: Unlike with those apps, you must purposefully turn on incognito mode to send encrypted Allo messages; the app doesn t hide all messages by default.But Google s launching its encrypted communication apps as new tools that may or may not catch on, rather than Whatsapp s far bolder move to turn on encryption for its existing, massive userbase.Gmail and Google Hangouts, meanwhile, still lack end-to-end encryption, leaving them open to government surveillance orders.Allo and Duo s new security features, in other words, are Google s baby steps towards a fully-encrypted future, not the sort of bold moves to elevate privacy above profit or politics that some of its competitors have already taken.
After a seven month wait Google has now brought Android Pay to the UK, meaning you can finally use your Android phone to pay for your coffee in the morning.You'll need to be with a participating bank though, with options limited to Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M Bank, MBNA and Nationwide Building Society for now.NatWest and Santander have confirmed to techradar support will come at a later date, while those with Barclays can use the bank's own contactless payment app instead.Earlier this year Google launched a public trial - in Silicon Valley, of course - for a system called Hands Free, which will allow you to make payments by just saying "pay with Google".In the meantime, get yourself set up on Android Pay by download the app from the Google Play Store.Just remember you will be using real life money before you get carried away with swiping on every reader in sight.
Netflix has unveiled a free tool for measuring Internet speed — no subscription needed.All you have to do is go to Fast.com, and the tool will measure your Internet speed at that particular moment, whether you re on mobile or broadband.We all want a faster, better Internet, yet Internet speeds vary greatly and can be affected by other users on your network or congestion with your Internet service provider, David Fullagar, Netflix s vice president of content delivery architecture, wrote in the post.When you re experiencing streaming issues, fast.com allows you to check the download speeds you re getting from your Internet service provider.Fast.com works like similar tools out there, and Netflix s site even provides a link so you can compare its results with speedtest.net.But Netflix points out that its tool has no ads.This rollout comes a couple of weeks after the company launched a way for its subscribers to control their data use when they watch Netflix.That move came in response to complaints over Netflix throttling video streams to mobile users.In addition, Netflix has an ISP Speed Index that measures average monthly speeds of actual Netflix streams during prime time hours.
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is this week visiting India for the first time.And he is wasting little of his time on the ground in India by saying Apple will open a new app design and development center in the country in 2017.Cook officially called the upcoming Apple facility a design and development accelerator,  and that it will be located in Bengaluru also known as Bangalore , which is considered to be the startup hub of India.India is home to one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial iOS development communities in the world, Cook said in announcing the new center.With the opening of this new facility in Bengaluru, we re giving developers access to tools which will help them create innovative apps for customers around the world.Apple said it will use the facility to provide support for the Swift programming language, which Apple created to build apps for iOS, Mac and other products, and will conduct weekly briefings with developers to review development of apps at the center.It s no secret as to why Cook is laying the groundwork for more Apple involvement in India.Anyone with a Groupon account has likely seen an offer for one of these iPhones, which are often phones that were bought, returned for some reason, given the once-over to ensure everything works, and then offered up for sale at less than the original sticker price.However, the Indian government has put up resistance to Apple s efforts as it tries to promote homegrown smartphone makers who sell their products at prices even less than those of refurbished iPhones.Photo: Apple CEO Tim Cook leaves the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai on May 18.
This demonstrates why so many people are looking to move to the San Francisco Bay Area, said Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist with Glassdoor.com.Job satisfaction, work-life balance and hiring opportunity are unparalleled compared to anywhere else in the country in the Bay Area, Chamberlain added.The 2016 results demonstrate a huge improvement in the job hiring scores for both the San Jose and the San Francisco areas.The Boston area and the Washington, D.C. metro areas rounded out the top 5.The survey determined that the median base salary in Santa Clara County is $112,000.1 among the top 25 cities that were listed in the survey, every other metro area in the country is a distant second to the South Bay.Santa Clara County s base median salary is 27 percent higher than the San Francisco metro area and 32 percent higher than the Seattle region.The survey created a job score that was calculated from four equally weighted factors: hiring opportunity, cost of living, job satisfaction and work-life balance, said Allison Berry, a Glassdoor spokeswoman.San Jose had the highest score for hiring opportunity, cost of living and job satisfaction, Berry said.Photo: An aerial view of downtown San Jose.
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