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di Paolo Giaccio   Per uno startupper italiano che voglia presentare il suo progetto nella Silicon Valley il primo ponte da attraversare è quello gettato da Marco Marinucci e Alberto Onetti. Si chiama Mind the Bridge. È una fondazione che aiuta le startup che vogliono uscire dai propri confini, organizzandogli corsi, incontri, presentazioni....

By Mauro Battocchi Fabrizio Capobianco knows a thing or two about software. Ten years ago he founded Funambol, which grew to be the world's leading open mobile source company, and recently his newest venture TOK.tv promises a new social dimension to television watching where friends can talk to each other while watching TV.   Indeed from yo...

I'm on my way back from Davos where, during the World Economic Forum, we'll participate at the launch of the Startup European Partnership. After the official press conference and press release by commissioner by EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes, the news has been picked up and commented by a significant number of both international sources (Techcrunch...

In un momento di transizione e instabilità come quello attraversato in questo momento dall'Italia, c'è una parte vitale del paese che crede nelle opportunità offerte per il futuro dalla nuova rivoluzione tecnologica digitale.   Sulla scia di ciò che è avvenuto da oltre un decennio negli Stati Uniti, in molte città italiane si assiste alla na...

It's a hop, skip and a jump from the Geary Street side of Union Square to 236 Post St., where the Salvatore Ferragamo store just reopened in larger, two-story digs.   A fixture in San Francisco since 2000, the purveyor of luxury Italian goods is now cheek-to-jowl with Burberry, Cartier, Graff and Giorgio Armani, a growing designer alley. &n...

The 2013 edition of Concorso Italiano will be staged Friday, August 16th at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey, California. Long a staple of the Monterey Classic Car Week, the 28th annual Concorso will again honor Italian vehicles and style with everything great from Italy including cars, fashion, food and wine.   This year's Concorso Italia...

Claudia Volpi throws down a friendly ultimatum: "I challenge you to find an Italian who doesn't own a pair of Superga shoes." And she's hoping the sporty "People's Shoes of Italy" will soon become common footfare for Fillmore residents as well, now that the doors to her new boutique are open at 2326 Fillmore Street.   The shoes — slip-o...

A beautiful loft in the heart of Downtown, a panoramic rooftop with a pool and a scenic view over the skyline, a professional equipment suitable for big production companies.   Definitely not a bad way of introducing themselves to prospective clients! But what lies behind such a stylish look? Hard work, the courage to follow dreams, family a...

Atelier Manferdini, founded by italian engineer-turned architect elena manferdini, is an architectural design firm based in venice, los angeles, california. spreading across multiple disciplines, the practice has completed art installations, architecture and industrial design projects in the US, europe and asia.   Notable work includes the g...

By Marco Marinucci Siamo alla quinta edizione dello showcase degli innovatori italiani in Silicon Valley, l'Italian Innovation Day. Da 5 anni facciamo del nostro meglio per cercare di migliorare la percezione del made-in-italy tecnologico in USA concentrandoci sulla selezione, la preparazione e soprattutto il "packaging" dei progetti che mettiamo...

by Mauro Battocchi   "If you want to play the game, you have the play by the rules." said Elisabetta Ghisini, from the accelerator M31 and one of the speakers at last Wednesday's event "How to take the first steps into Silicon Valley" held at the Italian Cultural Institute.   The event is part of the 4-day hi-tech business mission in...

Seguendo le orme del Consolato Generale d'Italia, che si è trasferito nello stesso stabile lo scorso anno, alcuni giorni fa l'ex Italian Trade Commission, ora Italian Trade Agency, ha inaugurato la nuova sede nel cuore di Century City a Los Angeles.   Forse meno spaziosi rispetto ai precedenti ma, decisamente moderni, luminosi e funzionali,...