The Europas — The European Tech Startup Awards — Is Back. Get Nominating.
Since 2009 I have thrown together a little celebration of the technology startup scene in Europe. It started out very simply as an opportunity to get the best minds on the business to pour over the scene, pick the companies and people they thought were doing amazing things and give them some public recognition and praise, with a real celebration. So to that end The Europas - The European Tech Startup awards - have proved a great opportunity to come together as a community. They've recognised and rewarded the hardest working people and best startups in Europe. We've awarded everyone from Soundcloud to MindCandy, Peer Index, Nordeus, iZettle, Spotify and Betfair. But with the enormous growth of the scene in the last couple of years, this little side project of mine has become much bigger than just one person. Over the past two years there’s been a surge in the quality of tech events in Europe. From Pioneers to Le Web, DLD and of course The Web Summit. While last year's Europas Awards saw ...
Ooyala Sets Up R&D Center In Singapore To Chase Mobile Audiences In Asia
Video services provider Ooyala is setting up an R&D operations in Singapore, and is hiring researchers and data scientists for the facility. The company provides video technology to media companies and telcos, enabling them to stream their content online such as the Australian Open, or helping ESPN embed videos in tweets.It claims to have a collective viewership of about 200 million across 130 countries each month. Ooyala has had a small staff of four in Singapore since last year, but the new facility will bump up its presence here to about 20 when it’s operational in 2014, said CEO, Jay Fulcher. The center here will focus on researching localized products for Asia, as the company expands outside of the US. Ooyala will keep its core engineering team in Mountain View, where most of its 300 staff are. It also maintains offices in Sydney, Tokyo, LA, New York and London, with teams of about ten in each of them. Fulcher wouldn’t say how much the company is ploughing into the center here, ...
Archaeologists Discover Lost City In Cambodian Jungle
First time accepted submitter steve_mark66 writes "Australian archaeologists using remote-sensing technology have uncovered an ancient city in Cambodia that has remained hidden for more than a millennium under dense jungle undergrowth. The discovery of Mahendraparvata, a 1,200-year-old lost city that predates Cambodia's famous Angkor Wat temple complex by 350 years, was part of the Hindu-Buddhist Khmer Empire that ruled much of Southeast Asia from about 800 to 1400 A.D., during a time that coincided with Europe's Middle Ages" The Age has a story of its own, with video.
Europe Still Wrangling Over Online Privacy Rules
European justice ministers agreed Thursday to a business-friendly proposal, an early signal that lobbying efforts from the technology industry are gaining some traction.
Duracell's Powermat Ties the Knot With PowerKiss
Lucas123 writes "Powermat Technologies has announced an agreement to merge with its European counterpart, PowerKiss, in a deal that will make what once was two disparate wireless power specifications come together under one. Among airports, coffee shops, malls and arenas, Powermat, owned by Duracell, claims it has more than 1,500 charging spots in the U.S. In Europe, PowerKiss said it has 1,000 charging spots in airports, hotels and cafes; it also recently announced wireless charging at some McDonald's restaurants. Powermat and PowerKiss are attempting to prevail against the competing Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), which supports the widely adopted Qi (pronounced "chee") standard used in Nokia, Samsung, and LG products. Like the Qi standard, the PMA's Power 2.0 specification is based on magnetic induction wireless power technology."