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Singularity University Blog | 5 tips to winning a hack-a-thon competition

August 7, 2009
iPhoneDevCamp

Source: Singularity University Blog — Aug 7, 2009 | Singularity University staff

On July 31st, a group of Singularity University students and I decided to attend iPhoneDevCamp at Yahoo HQ – for an impromptu field trip. Our goal: to gain first-hand experience of the rapid pace of innovation in Silicon Valley. And maybe build a cool app to enter into the hack-a-thon competition. The result was an app called “Gettaround” (www.gettaround.com).

20,000 lines of code, 2 days, and just 4 hrs of sleep later, our app won the “Best Money Making App” category (sponsored by Mobclix) in the hack-a-thon. Here is a short clip of our presentation for the judges:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JFfd6-uS7Q

Singularity University Blog | Sam Zaid on the intelligent transportation grid

January 15, 2010

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jan 15, 2010 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eZifWpEZuA

Sam Zaid was a student at Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Prgram 2009 (GSP-09), representing a GSP Team Project focused on the future of personal transportation.

Gettaround, Inc. creates peer-to-peer car sharing today to contribute to a more intelligent transportation grid in the future, reducing health and environmental damages that exist today.

Gettaround: http://gettaround.com

Special message from Peter Diamandis & Ray Kurzweil | New book Abundance, and special offers to KurzweilAI readers

January 30, 2012

Abundance book cover large

In the forthcoming book Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think, Peter H. Diamandis (chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation and cofounder and chairman of Singularity University) and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler give us an extensive tour of the latest in exponentially growing technologies and explore how four emerging forces — exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising… read more

Singularity University Blog | A milestone — curriculum planning

March 27, 2009

SU logo

Source: Singularity University Blog — Mar 27, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Seven short weeks ago, we announced Singularity University at TED2009.

The launch was extremely well covered — we were on the front page of the Financial Times globally and there were several hundred original stories about it all over the world. Ray was on Fox news and Wolf Blitzer had us over to CNN’s LA studios. And it hasn’t stopped… read more

Singularity University Blog | WIRED: “Singularity University day 1: Infinite, all directions”

November 9, 2009
Singularity University

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 9, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Wired Senior Editor Ted Greenwald is embedded with Singularity University’s inaugural 10-day Executive Program. Follow his coverage of the entire program at http://www.wired.com/epicenter/singularity-university/. Ted is also Tweeting using #singularityu.

See Ted’s full post at http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/11/singularity-university-day-one-infinite-in-all-directions/.

A security guard checks my driver’s license as I drive into the entrance to Moffet Field, a disused naval airbase that hosts the nascent Singularity University. Night

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Singularity University Blog | Marthin De Beer – Driving innovation at Cisco

February 23, 2010

Source: Singularity University Blog — Feb 23, 2010 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EeCbuw5FEo

Marthin De Beer, Senior Vice President, Emerging Technologies Group at Cisco, speaks about his process for going from idea to billion dollar business. Filmed during the 2009 Graduate Summer Program at Singularity University.

Singularity University Blog | MarketWatch: Google-backed school preps for ‘disruption’

July 8, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 8, 2009 | Singularity University staff

By John Letzing, MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (MarketWatch) – Investing during a recession is often touted as wise. Investing in classes loosely based on the science fiction-like notion of technology outsmarting its human creators may strike some as a curious approach to the concept, however.

Nevertheless, school officials say more than 1,200 applications were submitted for 40 inaugural spots at the recently-opened Singularity University, housed in an unassuming building at… read more

Singularity University Blog | Ralph Merkle on the future of nanotechnology

December 1, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Dec 1, 2009 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2KpYRCUjmQ

Nanotechnology pioneer Ralph Merkle discusses the future of the field with Salim Ismail, Executive Director of Singularity University. Filmed following Dr. Merkle’s talks at Singularity University’s inaugural Executive Program.

Singularity University Blog | Nokia supports Singularity University as 5th corporate founder

November 10, 2010
Nokia-Logo

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 10, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Support Focused on New Approaches to Technological Innovation, Sustainable Development

Nokia has joined Singularity Univeristy as a Corporate Founder. The collaboration will leverage Nokia’s commitment to global communications innovation and sustainability by supporting Singularity University’s programs, and Ten to the Ninth Plus (10^9+) Team Projects focused on solving key global issues. Nokia joins Google, Autodesk, ePlanet Ventures, and the Kauffmanread more

Singularity University Blog | CiviGuard debuts next-generation crisis communication platform

March 31, 2010
civiguard-logo

Source: Singularity University Blog — March 31, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Great news from one of the GSP-09 spin-out companies and SU alumni – Zubin Wadia, Shawna Pandya, and Tim Coleman. Congratulations to the team!

CiviGuard Chosen as One of Five Where 2.0 Launch Pad Start-ups with “Innovative, Promising New Technology”

CiviGuard is pleased to announce it has been chosen as one of just five start-ups to present at Where 2.0 Conference… read more

Singularity University Blog | Sarah Sclarsic 08/02 – iPhoneDevCamp and Elle

August 14, 2009
Sarah Sclarsic

Source: Singularity University Blog — Aug 14, 2009 | Singularity University staff

GSP-09: Student’s Perspective, By Sarah Sclarsic
(SU’s 2009 Graduate Studies Program)

2:14 am: Going to bed. Have been working late on Gettaround, the car sharing service that a team of Singularity University students are starting. We’ve been at iPhone developer camp all weekend making an iPhone app that allows people to share, locate, and start cars (plus some other neat features). I also snuck into Group A’s workshop on Artificial Intelligence yesterday, so I’ve been burning the candle at both ends.

8:00 am: Wake up. Caffeine . . . need . . . caffeine.

8:45 am: Meet Charles, another team member and our Product Developer, in the lobby of the NASA lodge for a ride to Yahoo headquarters. How is he so alert this early in the morning??!?… read more

Singularity University Blog | Shai Machnes on a cloud for SMS applications

January 15, 2010

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jan 15, 2010 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdXfab3eHcY

Shai Machnes was a student at Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program 2009 (GSP-09), representing a GSP Team Project focused on bringing the power of cloud computing to the 2G cellphone market around the world.

OneGlobalVoice is a development platform that gives access to cloud-computing resources through SMS on a basic (2G) cellphone. It demonstrates how innovations commonly carried out on computationally-and-bandwidth heavy internet subscriptions, or on fast… read more

New book by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler, Abundance, debuts #1 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

February 22, 2012

Abundance reviews

A special message from author Peter Diamandis:

Dear readers,

On February 20, 2012, Abundance debuted #1 on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Thank you for your support! Check out the book here. Below are some reviews that Abundance has received so far.

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Singularity University Blog | Second Curriculum Planning Meeting (mar 2009)

March 29, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Mar 29, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Singularity University’s Second Curriculum Planning Meeting (CPM-2), Mar 27-28, 2009 at NASA Ames Research Park

Singularity University Blog | WIRED: “Singularity University, day two: Biotech & bioinformatics, with Andrew Hessel”

November 9, 2009
Andrew Hessel

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 9, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Wired Senior Editor Ted Greenwald is embedded with Singularity University’s inaugural 10-day Executive Program. Follow his coverage of the entire program at http://www.wired.com/epicenter/singularity-university/. Ted is also Tweeting using #singularityu.

See Ted’s full post at http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/11/singularity-university-biotech-bioinformatics/.

Biotech is a hidebound industry. Elephantine budgets. Glacial development timelines. Stultifying regulatory oversight. Pitiful productivity. Andrew Hessell, once employed by a major biotech drug developer

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