MANCHESTER – Entrepreneurs developing new products often face an uphill battle explaining value to customers, but the learning curve doesn’t get much steeper than when you’re working with Bitcoin, the digital sort-of currency that has drawn fascination, uncertainty and derision since it exploded on the scene this winter.
“First there’s wrapping your head around the technology … then there’s wrapping your head around what this means for the future of payments and financial institutions,” said Zach Harvey, of Manchester, one-third of the firm Lamassu Bitcoin Ventures, which is about to unveil the first ATM that can turn paper money into Bitcoins. “But once you realize how powerful it is, it makes other technology feel ancient. We want to give you the tools for a new financial world that may not need currency the way we need it today.”
Harvey and his brother Josh brought their guitar store to the U.S., because their native Israel had too much regulation. They have dual citizenship.
They were drawn to New Hampshire by the ideals of the Free State Project, which has embraced Bitcoin because it’s free of government control.
Manchester, NH (May 13, 2013) – Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Infrastructure as a Service, announced today it has acquired Trendslide, a mobile dashboard app startup. The acquisition expands Dyn’s services to now include mobile data and analytics offerings for online businesses.
The Dartmouth Formula Racing (DFR) team overcame battery problems to run away with first prize for the top electric car at last week’s Formula Hybrid International Competition. Dartmouth placed first in the “electric drive class”, which took place April 30 to May 2 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Race cars were evaluated on their design, acceleration, presentation, and on their endurance and autocross runs.
DURHAM, N.H. – A University of New Hampshire School of Law student with a biomedical engineering background who invented a clip to stop brain aneurysms has won this year’s UNH Paul J. Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market competition
Craig Litherland of Concord won the competition for his zero artifact aneurysm clip, which can significantly reduce the cost of treating brain aneurysms and save lives. According to Litherland, subarachnoid hemorrhage or bleeding on the brain is a significant problem and typically caused by leaking aneurysms in brain arteries. About 5 percent of the U.S. population harbors these ticking time bombs.
Read more: http://www.unh.edu/news/releases/2013/may/lw09holloway.cfm#ixzz2TAFQWeXc
Animetrics, a developer of advanced 3-D facial recognition and identification technology, has rolled out a new facial recognition system for law enforcement agencies. The Conway,-based business has launched ID-Ready, a subscription-based online service that takes grainy, partial view 2-D images and corrects it making it read for any facial recognition system.
On Thursday, May 30th at 5:30pm, PixelMEDIA will be hosting Darius Kazemi of the open web technology company, Bocoup in Boston. Join us for the first major event in our newly expanded space, the PixelMEDIA Hive, for a compelling discussion about creative coding.
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Running two computer models in tandem, UNH scientists have detailed for the first time how thermoelectric power plants interact with climate, hydrology, and aquatic ecosystems throughout the northeastern U.S. and show how rivers serve as “horizontal cooling towers” that provide an important ecosystem service to the regional electricity sector — but at a cost to the environment.
There is an undeniable recognition by media and professionals alike of Facebook’s role in the now and future success of any business of any size. The challenge is, most people and companies still haven’t really tapped into the power and possibility of this behemoth social platform.
And there’s a bigger picture, too. Businesses in the Granite State don’t just promote their products and services for New Hampshire customers and clients. They’re marketing to regional, national and international audiences and Facebook is a crucial piece of the marketing matrix.
The angel investor market in 2012 continued the upward trend started in 2010 in investment dollars and in the number of investments, albeit at a moderate pace, according to the 2012 Angel Market Analysis released by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire.
The effect of climate change on shellfish and recreation is the topic of the next Science Cafe at the Portsmouth Brewery Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for food and drinks. University of New Hampshire microbiology professor Vaughn Cooper; Steve Jones, a research associate professor of marine sciences at UNH; and Adam Markham with the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Climate Impacts Initiative are the speakers.