What happens to our emails, online searches and other digital assets after we die? A surge of families struggling with similar questions is driving a political battle between tech companies and estate lawyers over who gets the keys to someone’s digital afterlife.
In California, lawmakers will vote in September on a bill that would deny families access to emails of someone who died unless a court finds the person had consented to passing them on to heirs. According to a recent Zogby poll, over 70 percent of Americans say their private online communications and photos should remain private after they die. Read More>>
Google’s tool of placing advertisements alongside football related search will prove lucrative not only to NFL but also for brands selling complimentary goods and services. The ads will run before official NFL video clips. Google also pays close attention to college football and trending topics. Read More>>
Working at a start-up is a cool thing these days. Start-ups are widely known for being less structured yet more passionate. They are based on the principal of ‘Work Hard, Party Harder’. Credits are given to the work culture for their success. However, it takes few missteps to ruin your start-up’s culture. Read More>>
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced a five-year, $ 171 million funding for a new research institute to invent and improve “flexible hybrid electronics” Flexible electronics are ultra-thin silicon bits printed or pasted onto stretchable subtracts that can wrap around your arm, or aircraft wings to create a next-gen military. Read More>>
Start-ups are driving the economy these days. However, three out of four start-ups flop. Creating a new company is a risky move and yet we need new, innovative and smart ideas. The article speaks about how an entrepreneur can improve her odds by learning from the failure of others. Read More>>
Experts believe that commercial space station will become a reality within the next 10 years if entrepreneurs and NASA can properly manage the transition from government-run space stations to privately build and operated. Private companies are currently using the ISS for experiments, commercial research and the launching of tiny spacecrafts called cubeseats. Read More>>
Underhanded C is a competition run by Dr. Scott Craver where entrants try to camouflage the hidden and devious vulnerabilities into the elegant looking software codes written in language C. Dr. Craver believes that by encouraging people to think how code might hide bugs, they will code programs more securely and also better audit them. Read More>>