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Malaysia’s Mosti Prioritizes Tech Innovation and Startup Ecosystem in its Annual Budget

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Bookmark ( 0 ) Please login to bookmark Username or Email Address Password Remember Me No account yet? Register Malaysia’s Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation ( Mosti ) plans to push emerging technology and promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education within the framework of Budget 2024. Minister Chang Lih Kang has outlined these focus areas in Mosti’s budgetary proposals.

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Experience Doesn’t Matter

Entrepreneur's Handbook

When hiring, experience is often valued too highly despite being less predictive of success Experience Doesn’t Matter (…As Much) People gasp when they hear me say it. Or at the very least, they roll their eyes. “When hiring,” I say, “prioritize experience below most other things.” Or, more bluntly, “Experience doesn’t matter nearly as much as you think it does.

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Federal Court Upholds Copyright Office Refusal to Register AI Output

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On March 16, 2023, the U.S. Copyright Office published a policy statement saying that the Copyright Office would generally not register copyrights in the output of artificial intelligence. The Copyright Office invoked the traditional requirement for a work to be copyrightable that the creative authorship must be that of a human author. Stephen Thaler owns a computer system he calls the “Creativity Machine,” which he claims generated a piece of visual art of its own accord.

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Sierra Space raises $290M at a $5.3B valuation

TechCrunch

Sierra Space has raised $290 million in a Series B round to scale its Dream Chaser spaceplane and commercial space station projects, bringing its valuation to $5.3 billion. The company has now raised $1.7 billion to date, a record-setting figure for investment for a commercial space company, Sierra said in a statement.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Humans + Tech – The General Managers

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Humans + Tech – The General Managers Coworking spaces are multifunctional melting pots for different professions and disciplines, so their General Managers have a lot to remember, a lot of staff.

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Innovation and Leadership: An Exclusive Interview with Sarim Nadeem, Founder of Tech Ventures and…

Jason Malki

Innovation and Leadership: An Exclusive Interview with Sarim Nadeem, Founder of Tech Ventures and E-Commerce Empires I had the pleasure of interviewing Sarim Nadeem, Founder of multiple startups, including a tech company, e-Commerce logistics, an Omni-Channel platform called PixelOne , and a phone cables manufacturing brand called Connect With Taar.

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The Heist

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

On Saturday, September 9th, the Gotham Gal and I arrived at JFK airport after an eight-hour flight from Paris. While waiting for our luggage, I got pushed a notification in my web3 wallet that there was an NFT drop underway that I could participate in. So I clicked on the link, signed the transaction, and nothing happened (or so I thought). So I tried again.

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[Swiftly in PR Newswire] Swiftly bolsters C Suite with key leadership appointments

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SEATTLE, Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Swiftly®, a best-in-class technology company that delivers omnichannel tools for retailers, today announced the expansion of its leadership team through the appointments of Karen Short as Board Member and Claire Ko as Chief People Officer.

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OpenAI is reportedly raising funds at a valuation of $80 billion to $90 billion

TechCrunch

OpenAI is in discussions to possibly sell shares in a move that would boost the company’s valuation from $29 billion to somewhere between $80 billion and $90 billion, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing people familiar with the talks.

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Your Fractional Finance and Accounting Team

Mighty Financial specializes in supporting the financial aspirations of small businesses and entrepreneurs. With our comprehensive bookkeeping and precise accounting expertise with decades of experience across diverse financial roles, our team offers tailor-made services ranging from essential bookkeeping to strategic fractional CFO support, catered specifically to the unique challenges of technology companies, startups, and SMEs.

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Knowledge Base: Joe Sutheran, Joe Blogs Digital

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Watch now: (14 mins) In this edition of Knowledge Base, Richard Liew talks with Joe Sutheran, the Google Ads and Google Analytics expert behind Joe Blogs Digital. If you’ve thought about using Google Ads to drive traffic and leads to your website or store, tune in for Joe’s tips on everything from setting up a Google Ads campaign, how much you will need to spend, and getting the most from your Google Ads budget.

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FCC announces plans to reinstate net neutrality

TechCrunch

Net neutrality is back on the menu, citizens. After a long, long battle ending in eventual defeat during Trump’s presidency, the FCC is set to reinstate rules that broadband providers must treat all traffic equally, giving no sweetheart deals to business partners or their own services.

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[Xage Security in Forbes] Why, And How, To Cyber Harden Industrial Operations?

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“Without direct action to harden operational technology (OT) networks and control systems against vulnerabilities introduced through IT and business network intrusions, OT system owners and operators will remain at indefensible levels of risk.” Read more here.

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The writers strike is over; here’s how AI negotiations shook out

TechCrunch

After almost five months, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has reached an agreement with Hollywood studios to end the writers strike. Starting Wednesday, writers will be able to resume work under the conditions established by their new contract.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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[Captiv8 in Wired] TikTok stars are turning to 24/7 Livestreams for cash

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JETTYJAMEZ AND AUTUMNRAYNN have been live on TikTok for more than three weeks. In that time, spanning more than 500 hours, nothing much of note seems to have happened in the young couple’s apartment, but the number of people watching has skyrocketed. Read more here.

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Uber is getting tighter with taxi companies

TechCrunch

When Uber launched its ride-hailing service, the company was more pariah than partner to the taxi industry. Some 12 years later, it seems to be the latter. Uber announced Tuesday a multiyear partnership with Los Angeles Yellow Cab and its five partner taxi fleets in Southern California.

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[CropX in The Hindu Business Line] Zuari FarmHub to introduce Israeli firm CropX Technologies’ precision agri systems to Indian farmers bl-premium-article-image

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The post [CropX in The Hindu Business Line] Zuari FarmHub to introduce Israeli firm CropX Technologies’ precision agri systems to Indian farmers bl-premium-article-image appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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Deepfake election risks trigger EU call for more generative AI safeguards

TechCrunch

The European Union has warned more needs to be done to address the risks that widely accessible generative AI tools may pose to free and fair debate in democratic societies, with the bloc’s values and transparency commissioner highlighting AI-generated disinformation as a potential threat to elections ahead of the pan-EU vote to choose a new […]

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Digitalization: 5 Tech Updates That Will Help You Survive The Recession & Thrive

Lack of digitalization decreases business competitiveness. To thrive, embracing modern solutions becomes essential. The approach to digitalization often aligns with a company's business model. This shift not only boosts productivity but also automates processes and improves security. The tech market offers a wealth of technologies tailored for management, planning, and forecasting, replacing outdated pen-and-paper methods.

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[ICON in Coming Soon] Exclusive project home: 3D printing the future clip previews the touching documentary

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ComingSoon is debuting an exclusive Project Home: 3D Printing the Future clip for the documentary from award-winning filmmaker Laura Waters Hinson. The film was released this week by 1091 Pictures. Read more here.

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Talkdesk conducts third round of layoffs in less than 14 months

TechCrunch

Talkdesk, a company once valued at $10 billion that sells software to help large corporations improve customer service, has laid off more employees — the third round of cuts in less than 14 months. A Talkdesk spokesperson confirmed Tuesday via email that it had made “limited headcount reductions in a few areas.

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[ProFuse in PR Newswire] Profuse Technology unveils revolutionary advancements in 3D cultivated meat growth

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TEL AVIV, Israel and LONDON, Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Profuse Technology, a pioneering leader in the field of muscle tissue growth for the cultivated meat and life-science industries, is excited to announce a breakthrough in its cutting-edge technology that is poised to reshape the landscape of muscle production in 3D format on scaffolds.

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Sources: Palo Alto Networks in advanced talks to buy Talon and Dig in a $1B security sweep

TechCrunch

Palo Alto Networks’ stock price has been on the rise on the back of strong earnings and growing demand for cybersecurity services, and now the company is using that momentum to do a little shopping.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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[Freightos in PR Newswire] With its fleet of CO2-friendly longships’: norse Atlantic Airways partners with WebCargo by Freightos to propel its first-ever digital sales

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The post [Freightos in PR Newswire] With its fleet of CO2-friendly longships’: norse Atlantic Airways partners with WebCargo by Freightos to propel its first-ever digital sales appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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Kolena, a startup building tools to test AI models, raises $15M

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Kolena, a startup building tools to test, benchmark and validate the performance of AI models, today announced that it raised $15 million in a funding round led by Lobby Capital with participation from SignalFire and Bloomberg Beta.

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[Airobotics in AccessWire] Ondas Holdings’ Airobotics completes optimus drone infrastructure proof-of-concept at major Seaport in Israel

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The post [Airobotics in AccessWire] Ondas Holdings’ Airobotics completes optimus drone infrastructure proof-of-concept at major Seaport in Israel appeared first on OurCrowd Blog.

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The FTC just hit Amazon with a major antitrust lawsuit

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The Federal Trade Commission made its big move against online shopping giant Amazon on Tuesday, accusing the company of illegally stifling competition on its way to becoming a ubiquitous retail presence and one of the world’s most valuable companies.

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PE Mastery: CAPTARGET's Playbook for Quality Lead Flow

CAPTARGET presents a masterclass in M&A deal sourcing. Learn to cast a wide net, embracing seller self-identification. Consistency is the linchpin: keep the origination process steady for a reliable flow of opportunities. Diversify your tactics, employing various tools and vendors. Tech matters! Understand DNS settings, domain authority, and brand presence for optimal outreach.