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MUSIC TECH STARTUP: PlumResearch focuses on data

Going out to the world with your product and building awareness is one of the most important things in building a startup, especially a b2b one.  MIDEMLAB is very industry focused and it's hosted at MIDEM the leading music business conference in beautiful Cannes.  It's very important for startups to attend these kind of events, but it's even more important to choose wise - those industry focused that really matter. For me it's music, video, tv, esports, research and big data. I don't attend every event I get invited to, especially the massive ones about startups or business in general. You need to have a business focused approach to these conferences and use them to schedule meetings with potential corporate clients and partners that visit these industry focused events - it's often the only way to get to talk to them as calls don't work too good with enterprises as a first meeting.  Many early stage startups or aspiring entrepreneurs make the mistake and go to every conference possible, they of

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MUSIC TECH STARTUPS: The technology from Flat for students and general users

Pierre Rannou is CEO and founder of Flat, an online tool for music composition which, in a few words, could be compared to a Google Docs in the music sector. Users need to sign up on the website before they can create their first music sheets, compose and, if they want, invite friends to be able to compose in real time together. «Of course you can create on your own, otherwise if you want to collaborate in real time with your friend you can just send a direct link to your composition and they’ll be able to share it with you.

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Hacker stole $7.4 mln in Ethereum during ICO

A mysterious cyberthief made off with $7 million in the cryptocurrency Ethereum on Monday after hacking CoinDash, a virtual currency trading platform, during its Initial Coin Offering and inserting a malicious address where digital investors were tricked into sending their funds. In an official statement on its webiste, the CoinDash team wrote the platform apologized, admitting that a "hacking attack" took place during the event by an unknown perpetrator, resulting in the loss of millions in ethereum. And explaining the cyber attack, the statement said that more than 2,000 investors unknowingly sent their virtual money to the hacker, for a total of roughly 37,000 Ethereum, which equates to around $7 million.

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A Potential Reversal Pattern in the Biotech Sector

Biotechnology is defined as the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use" (UN Convention on Biological Diversity). The recent dramatic improvements and progresses in research and achievements in this sector reveal a considerable potential for the improvement of the quality of life but also for the creation of economic value. Therefore, biotech can be considered as key industry for the century.

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Amazon engineer let strangers make trading with his money

In late May, Amazon engineer Mike Roberts unveiled Stockstream — an experiment in letting viewers of his Twitch livestream play the stock market with $US50,000 of his own money. Twitch is a live streaming video platform primarily used to stream video game play. It was acquired by Amazon for $970 million in 2014. A month later, and the experiment is still going strong. Over the course of 2,125 trades, Stockstream players have voted to pick out a diversified portfolio that now includes a handful of shares in Ford, Costco, Apple, and GE, among many others. 

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Swiss incubators: Kickstart accelerator for 50 startups

MarketPlus went in search of the Swiss incubators for startups. Here is the first, Kickstart Accelerators, working in the field of FinTech, Food, Smart Cities, Robotics & Intelligent Systems, EdTech and Healthcare. Patricia Schlenter, Program Manager, explained us how it works. «Kickstart Accelerator invites 50 startups from all over the world for 11 weeks to Switzerland where they are provided with coworking space, seed funding as well as direct access to leading corporate partners, investors and experts. Moreover, they get a chance to win up to 25`000 CHF of grants. Throughout the program, the startup founders join well-structured workshops and receive high-quality mentoring. Moreover, Kickstart Accelerator provides startups with the possibility of attaining a proof of concept with one of the corporate partners.

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Microsoft is planning to cut jobs worldwide

Microsoft is planning layoffs as it refocuses its sales force on making the software colossus a pivotal part of businesses relying on cloud computing, according to media reports. While many reports forecast the changes would result in thousands of job cuts, Microsoft on Monday only confirmed to AFP that changes were on the way. "Microsoft is implementing changes to better serve our customers and partners," a Microsoft spokesperson told AFP.

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Huge Cyberattack spreads across Europe

Ransomware known as Petya seems to have re-emerged to affect computer systems across Europe, causing issues primarily in Ukraine, Russia, England and India, a Swiss government information technology agency said on Tuesday. "There have been indications of late that Petya is in circulation again, exploiting the SMB (Server Message Block) vulnerability," the Swiss Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI) said in an e-mail. It said it had no information that Swiss companies had been impacted, but said it was following the situation. The Petya virus was blamed for disrupting systems in 2016.

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AI may cause Third World War , Alibaba's boss says

Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma, in an interview to CNBC, said the rising technological advancements in artificial intelligence could lead to World War III. Speaking to the news channel, the billionaire Chinese business magnate said there is a need for the world leaders to educate people about the pain that the rapid rise in automation and artificial intelligence will bring. “The first technology revolution caused World War I. The second technology revolution caused World War II. This is the third technology revolution,” he said. “People are already unhappy because lot of machinery, artificial intelligence is killing lot of jobs,” he added.

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Tesla is looking at China to build a big factory

Tesla has confirmed it’s in talks with the Chinese government to open a factory in the Shanghai region, as the company aims to fulfill a promise by its CEO Elon Musk to produce 500,000 cars a year by 2018.  “Tesla is deeply committed to the Chinese market, and we continue to evaluate potential manufacturing sites around the globe to serve the local markets,” the company said in an emailed statement. 

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