The dream of Polish tech entrepreneurship is almost over

 Poland has worked diligently over the past decade to become an entrepreneurial powerhouse. Once home to businesses focused primarily on app design and outsourcing, social, societal, and economic pressures forced the country’s brightest to start building for themselves. And they did. I’ve covered Polish startups for almost a decade, first on TechCrunch and then on a new blog I… Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/23/the-dream-of-polish-tech-entrepreneurship-is-almost-over/?ncid=rss

Dear tech dudes, stop being so dumb about women

 I want to talk about a relatively little-discussed aspect of the venture-capitalist sexual-harassment revelations that have rocked the Valley of late. In their wake, I have seen, first- and secondhand, men react with statements which can be collectively paraphrased as “Now I’m nervous about hiring women / investing in women / being alone in a room with a woman, what do I do?”… Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/23/dear-tech-dudes-stop-being-such-idiots-about-women/?ncid=rss

Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem

 Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western names that you expect. Rather than Google, Facebook or Microsoft, increasingly Chinese duo Alibaba and Tencent are the driving forces behind the importing of large sums of capital and vast business experience into Southeast… Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/22/alibaba-tencent-southeast-asia-game-of-thrones/?ncid=rss

All Pokémon Go Fest attendees get a Legendary Pokémon, Articuno coming next

 Just a quick bit of news for anyone paying attention to all the hubbub out of Pokémon Go Fest:
Legendary raids — the hardest form of the massive co-op battles that have players gather in the real world and team up to catch the game’s rarest Pokémon — will begin in the next 24-48 hours. The first Legendary Pokémon to show up in game will be Lugia.
Meanwhile, everyone who… Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/22/all-pokemon-go-fest-attendees-get-a-legendary-pokemon-articuno-coming-next/?ncid=rss

Helping students transition from the laboratory to robotics startup

 A student at Monday’s TC Sessions: Robotics event in Cambridge asked me “How do I launch a successful startup?” I explained that I might not be the person at the show best equipped to answer, but I offered some simple advice nonetheless: find a problem that needs solving, address a need that already exists and don’t go offering solutions in search of problems. Oh, and get… Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/22/helping-students-transition-from-the-laboratory-to-robotics-startup/?ncid=rss

Watch the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of ‘Ready Player One’

ready player one If you’re wondering how Steven Spielberg will bring the dystopian, VR-heavy world of Ready Player One to life, you can get your first real glimpse in the trailer (technically, a teaser for San Diego Comic Con) above. The film is based on Ernest Cline’s novel — a book that’s been recommend to me many times as one of the best depictions of virtual reality and gaming… Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/22/watch-the-first-trailer-for-steven-spielbergs-adaptation-of-ready-player-one/?ncid=rss

Pokémon Go Fest attendees to get refunds as technical issues break the event

 Heading into Niantic’s Pokémon Go Fest — a gathering of roughly 20,000 Pokémon Go players in Chicago’s Grant Park — everyone seemed to have the same concern: the weather reports said a thunder storm was coming.
The weather turned out fine. Most other things, unfortunately, did not. Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/22/pokemon-go-fest-attendees-to-get-refunds-as-technical-issues-break-the-event/?ncid=rss

VCs love insurance, even if you don’t

 At first blush it may seem like insurance and venture capital make an odd couple. Venture capital is all about taking big risks for the potential of even bigger payouts down the road, while insurance is all about quantifying and mitigating risk. But make no mistake, there are vast sums of venture dollars going into insurance deals. Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/22/vcs-love-insurance-even-if-you-dont/?ncid=rss

What it’s like to ship yourself overnight on Cabin’s sleep pod bus

 Last weekend, I traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles roundtrip on Cabin. When I arrived to the bus pickup location in San Francisco, a smiley attendant greeted me. She then proceeded to check me in and stow away my bag. Upon entering the bus, I saw the social lounge, where people can chit chat and hang out if they don’t want to go to sleep right away. I bypassed that area and… Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/22/cabin-sleep-pod-bus-review/?ncid=rss