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Flashpoint's San Francisco gathering on Thursday offered a window into how ambitious techies’ visions become reality. Director Merrick Furst (Computer Science) says the program functions “to address uncertainties and risks in the startup phase.” Source: Mashable

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Richard DeMillo (Computer Science) comments on MIT’s decision to grant credentials to online students and the potential impact it could have on higher education. Source: New American

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Has the Internet made us greener? A study by Vytautas Valancius (Computer Science) says splitting data centers into a dispersed network might save energy in other ways. Source: The Kansas City Star

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Russell J. Clark (Computer Science) is working on a project to enhance situational awareness for first responders. His work combines projects in building sensors and instrumentation with novel user interfaces such as mobile augmented reality. Source: Forbes

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A flotilla of 15 startups from Atlanta presented their ideas in New York on Jan. 18 as part of the Flashpoint accelerator program's first series of demo days. Flashpoint Director Merrick Furst (Computer Science) says the program helps entrepreneurs develop their concepts beyond their startup phase. Source: Xconomy.com

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Written by Richard DeMillo, who is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Management and director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at Georgia Tech. Source: The John William POPE Center

 

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Flashpoint, Georgia Tech's startup accelerator program, had its first Demo Day on Jan. 10. The newly launched incubator, directed by Merrick Furst (Computer Science), is especially interested in investing in early-stage startups in the technology, medical device and biotech industries. Source: TechCrunch

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Pindrop, an information security startup dedicated to phone security founded by Vijay Balasubramaniyan and Mustaque Ahamad (Computer Science), has drawn the interest--and the financial support--of the venture capitalist firm Andreesen Horowitz (subscription required). Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

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Is the Internet running out of real estate? A paper co-written by David Dagon (Computer Science) explains how the Web's domain-name service relies on a dwindling number of IP addresses to assign "space" in the virtual world. Source: New Legal Review

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Software that lets users know which companies are tracking their online habits is taking off. "Many privacy-conscious people take issue with someone tracking their online activities without their consent," says Mustaque Ahamad (Computer Science), director of the GT Information Security Center. Source: AJC.com

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