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A new grant from Knight Foundation is intended to improve search and discovery on Wikipedia. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (Knight Foundation), whose main aims are to promote quality journalism and advance media innovation, has recently decided to lend another non-profit organization a helping hand. The beneficiary is The Wikimedia Foundation, which is in charge of a couple of free knowledge projects, including the very popular Wikipedia. It is hoped that the grant of  $250,000 from the Knight Foundation will improve how people explore and acquire information on these platforms, mainly by supporting an investigation of search and…

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“Innovation” was probably the most commonly used word during the D-RAFT Corporate Demo Day “FinTech & Mobile”. Representatives of corporations and young entrepreneurs met at the Campus Warsaw, launched by Google in the Praga district. PKO Bank Polski co-organized the meeting, where innovative solutions in the area of finance were presented. This was the first but not the last reunion with the largest Polish bank. 11 start-ups had the opportunity to present its solutions during the meeting. Polish project Atsora and its Momentum platform used to analyse companies’ current revenues and costs was among them. This solution helps to save…

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mBank has chosen Koala Metrics a winner of its StartUP Challenge. Is this a beginning of a successful cooperation?   mBank StartUp Challenge, a joint initiative of mBank and Business Link Poland, has finally drawn to a close. The main idea behind this contest was to select a solution with the best potential to support, or even improve bank’s offer, especially when it comes to the following areas: savings, mobile banking or credit risk assessment. The outstanding award was the unique chance to test the winning solution in the banking system, as well as a trip to Tel Aviv. “The…

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CES2016, an internationally renowned electronics and technology trade show, gathering major companies and industry professionals will be held on 6-9th of January at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The International CES (Consumer Electronics Show®), is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. The first CES was held in June 1967 in New York City. It was a spinoff from the Chicago Music Show, which until then had served as the main event for exhibiting consumer electronics. The CES 2016 will be held on 6-9th of January at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las…

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Tech leaders and scientists gather around OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company The most prominent tech leaders and scientists, including, among others, Elon Musk, Sam Altman and Wojciech Zaremba are backing OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company, which aims to focus on positive human impact through employing advanced technology to solve problems. The initiative came to light on Friday December 11, 2015 and joins the efforts of a number of prominent companies like: Apple, Google and IBM. “Our goal is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained…

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Grupa Wirtualna Polska signed an agreement to buy Enovatis SA – Polish online tourism market leader, the owner of wakacje.pl and easygo.pl. The transaction value is PLN 84 billion. On December 19, 2015, Grupa Wirtualna Polska announced its acquisition of Enovatis – the country’s largest and fastest growing online travel agent (OTA) and the owner of three popular tourist portals – wakacje.pl, easygo.pl and wypoczynek.pl. The Gdansk-based online travel agent operates in four segments: outbound package and recreational tours, airline ticket sales, and hotel reservations both in Poland and around the world. Enovatis has a long history of successful cooperation…

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