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Thomas Rizk
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Chairman and CEO of Rizk Ventures
Chairman and CEO of Rizk Ventures

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"It's a whole new way of thinking about #solarenergy , because now you have a lot of potential surface area," says Miles Barr, chief executive and co-founder of Silicon Valley startup #UbiquitousEnergy  . Transparent solar is based on a fact that the sun transmits energy in the form of invisible ultraviolet and infrared light, as well as visible light.

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#Apple  shares fell for the second consecutive day yesterday. Apple has fallen more than 14% since hitting their high of $134.54 on April 28. It's the stock's third five-day losing streak in the past month, knocking the #stock down 7% in just that time, says #Bespoke  Investment Group.
#technology   #finance  

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#Marine  energy developer Ocean Power Technologies ( #OPT ) announced it successful deployment of its innovative #hydrokinetic   #PB40   #PowerBuoy  off the coast of #NewJersey . The 110ft long buoy is equipped with a high voltage power generation, distribution, management, and storage systems; over the next year the system will gather data that’ll demonstrate the usefulness of #wavepower  conversion technology. #SustainableEnergy

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Jonathan Caras and his co-founders created #Glide  in 2013 for people to communicate via video but without the hassles of schedule syncing that come with #Skye . The app became a hit in the #deaf  community as deaf people feel they can express themselves better with sign language. #tech   #innovation  

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#SriLanka  has signed a revolutionary contract with #Google  that will bring high speed #internet  to the island by #balloons . "The entire Sri Lankan island – every village from (southern) #Dondra  to (northern) #PointPedro  – will be covered with affordable high speed Internet using Google +Project Loon's balloon technology," said Mangala Samaraweera, foreign and IT minister to the Indian Ocean island.

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Pakistan Ministry Of Interior ordered the #Pakistan  Telecommunication Authority ( #PTA ) and service providers to block Blackberry Enterprise server ( #BES ) routes starting from December 1. Spokesman Khurram Mehran said “there was a challenge that the #Blackberry  email service could not be tracked or decoded”, which leads to the security concerns that resulted in the banning of BES.

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Sutts, Strosberg LLP, who represents #Ontario -based licensed taxicab owners, taxicab drivers, taxicab brokers, limousine owners, limousine drivers and limousine service companies, filed a class action lawsuit against #Uber  and Uber Canada for creating an “enormous marketplace for illegal transportation in #Toronto .”

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I'm happy to see the US government improving infrastructure for rural communities.

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Ray Flynn, age 80, is the first person to receive a #bionic  eye implant that corrects for age-related macular degeneration ( #AMD ). Paulo Stanga, the lead surgeon for Flynn's implant, says "it's going better than expected ... Mr Flynn's progress is truly remarkable, he is seeing the outline of people and objects very effectively. I think this could be the beginning of a new era for patients with sight loss."
#biotech   #innovation   #tech  

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In a patent application filed today, #Apple   proposes a new #ecommerce  system that uses a #mobile  phone to deliver targeted ads to users based on what they can actually afford. This coming from a company who's CEO has repeatedly said they're not interested in selling their customers  #data  to advertisers.
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