Colin Neagle covers Microsoft security and network management for Network World. Keep up with his blog: Rated Critical, follow him on Twitter: @ntwrkwrldneagle and Google +. Colin’s email is email@example.com.
The startup culture largely rejects the traditional career path, particularly in the tech world. Many entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley launched their startups while still in college, or worked for a startup immediately after college, adopting an entrepreneurial mentality early on that allowed them to bypass the hierarchy and bureaucracy that comes with working for a large company.
This weekend, Texas-based 3D printing company Solid Concepts announced that it had successfully fired 600 shots over two tests from its all-metal 3D-printed handgun, the first known prototype of its kind.
Last week, DEMO Fall 2013 provided more than 40 startups the opportunity to launch. For some, it may have been the first step toward massive success. Some major names in the tech industry, such as VMware, E-Trade, and Salesforce.com, began their rise to prominence with a brief pitch at a DEMO conference in the past.
At this point in the highly competitive mobile market, it's difficult to introduce a new app or product that is entirely unique. This was made clear during the mobile session at the DEMO Fall 2013 conference.
After the FBI executed an arrest warrant last week on Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind behind the massive online drug marketplace Silk Road, it seized about 26,000 Bitcoins, worth roughly $3.2 million, that were stored in the site's user accounts.
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