Author: Már Másson Maack

Whoops! EU’s copyright reforms might suck for AI startups

EU’s copyright reforms include unfortunate side-effects that might hamper the growth of startups built around AI, machine learning and big data. – The Next Web

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Silicon Valley is no longer #1 for talent says huge global startup report

Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2017 ranks tech scenes in cities around the world, Silicon Valley is still number one but it has strong contenders – The Next Web

March 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Why fintech could have saved Pokémon Go servers

DeepstreamHub is a Berlin-based startup that wants to utilize the methods of investment banking to improve real-time app development. – The Next Web

March 16th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

This creepy company wants to make money by knowing when you’re going to die

GWG Life t buys life insurance from people and cashes them in once they die. Now GWG has started using new technology to predict when that will happen. – The Next Web

March 14th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Check out Europe’s crazy clean energy plan

Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands have announced their plan to build a large artificial island in the North Sea along with 7,000 wind turbines – The Next Web

March 13th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Google’s clever tool for emergency services is now saving lives

Emergency services can now locate more accurately calls from smartphones thanks to a collaboration between Google and EENA – The Next Web

March 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Serbs are trolling local elections by selling random crap online

Serbian voters have shown their frustration with the political elite by making satirical ads on online market places, selling their votes and cows – The Next Web

March 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Denmark wants Google to stop storing old user data

The Danish consumer council Tænk has reported Google to the Danish Data Protection Agency for a breach of privacy by keeping up to 10 years old user data – The Next Web

March 7th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

This Facebook Messenger chatbot gives refugees free legal aid

DoNotPay has announced that its robot lawyer will now be able to help refugees via Facebook Messenger with immigration forms in the US, Canada and the UK – The Next Web

March 6th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Fake your way to art connoisseur with this ‘Shazam for art’ app

Smartify is a Shazam-style app for art works that gives you extra information about paintings when you scan them with your smartphone. – The Next Web

March 3rd, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Norwegian site fights troll rants by making them pass a quiz before commenting

The Norwegian site NRKbeta is fighting troll rants in comment sections by making people take a quiz about the article before commenting – The Next Web

March 2nd, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Deletable blockchain might make cryptocurrency more user-friendly

Usually end users in cryptocurrency transaction must download a blockchain of historical operations, but PascalCoin encodes the balance in each block – The Next Web

February 28th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Florence uses ‘digital graffiti’ to protect its cathedral

Florence combats vandalism of monuments with ‘digital graffiti’ stations were visitors can leave their mark on the city’s cathedral. – The Next Web

February 27th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Australia first to introduce a solar energy digital marketplace

Australia will be the first country in the world to introduce a solar energy digital marketplace, households with solar panels will be able to sell energy. – The Next Web

February 24th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

You can help scientists discover new exoplanets in EVE Online

Icelandic indie game developer CCP is partnering with scientists to get EVO Online players to help with discovering new exoplanets. – The Next Web

February 23rd, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Danish police first in the world to hunt down criminals using bitcoin

The Danish police is first in the world to trace bitcoin usage of criminals. Recently, Danish court convicted drug dealer using bitcoin-trace evidence. – The Next Web

February 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Scandinavian work culture is better than yours — here’s why

American companies can improve their work culture by adopting a more Scandinavian view, according to Philip Hanson, VP of marketing at Queue-it. – The Next Web

February 20th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

4 fun toys to get your kids into coding

It is important to get children interested in coding and technology and the easiest way to do that is with STEM toys. – The Next Web

February 16th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

Digital frontrunner Estonia calls for free movement of data in EU

Estonia’s Prime Minister, Jüri Ratas, suggests the addition of digital freedom to EU’s four freedoms in a letter to European leaders. – The Next Web

February 14th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

The winner of this astronaut training game could be going to space for real

Finnish space industry company is launching an astronaut training app that promises the winner a serious workout and a ticket to space. – The Next Web

February 13th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web

How Norway is embracing the sharing economy instead of fighting it

Norway is leading the charge in figuring out how to preserve the flexibility of this model, while mandating certain labor and quality standards. – The Next Web

February 9th, 2017 Tech News, The Next Web