What You Missed at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014

The European version of TechCrunch Disrupt, the flagship conference of the well-known publication that bears the same name, took place on the 20th and 21st in London.

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The city was chosen due to the its reputation of being a magnet of talent, and the plethora of  successful startups that emerged from it during the past few years, covering finance, fashion, media, design and entertainment.

Around 1600 people from all over the world, among which: tech aficionados, investors, startups, tech journalists, VCs and angel investors had the opportunity to network in a relaxed atmosphere at Old Billingsgate Market.

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The event featured top speakers from successful companies  like: Tine Thygesen (Everplaces), Carlos Eduard Espinal (Seedcamp), Onno Faber (TapTalk), Morten Lund (XY), Eric Wahlforss (Soundcloud) and many others, who shared their thoughts on the current state of the startup scene, the challenges they had to overcome in their past and some advice for future entrepreneurs looking for funding and media coverage.

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The most expected moment of the event (no, I’m not talking about the wild afterparties here), Startup Battlefield gave numerous early stage startups the opportunity of pitching their products on the stage, in front of the judges who were to decide for the winners.

Some of the most exciting ideas were:

  • PhotoMath, the world’s first camera calculator app which allows users to point their phone camera towards a mathexpression and get an instant solution with detailed solving steps;
  • IO, a social concierge that talks to users in natural language in a messenger app about lifestyle and travel;
  • DDG (Disease Diagnostic Group) that uses magneto-optical energy to change the way diseases are diagnosed;
  • Cosmethics that can be used to scan the product barcode and cross-references it with with undesirable ingredients and refernces to the user’s allergies or preferences
  • Crate which won the competition by showcasing an app which allows you to launch a highly scalable backend in minutes.

Among the main sponsors of TechCruch Disrupt were HipChat, Cushman & Wakefield, Eventbrite and CrunchBase, ChallengePost and Autodesk Fusion.

We’re looking forward to next years’ event, which is going to bring together investors and the most exciting startups under the same roof in another hot European capital.

CyberGhost Beta Version for Yosemite is Out!

The wait is over! CyberGhost Beta Version VPN for Yosemite is out today!

Just check => the Install Beta Versions box in the client and then => Check for updates, as you can see in the pictures bellow. Looking forward to your feedback :)

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If you need help, please write at [email protected] and our tech team will help you kindly.

Enjoy!

Yosemite is Out – Compatible CyberGhost Version Coming Soon

Apple released yesterday OS X 10.10 a.k.a Yosemite, the new version of its worldwide known operating system, and it’s free to download. The most visible changes: the visual similarity to Apple mobile operating system iOS 8, to which this version also approaches in terms of cooperation between the two systems.

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Another powerful push of the Apple team with this operating system is the seamless integration with the Internet: widgets from the App Store can be integrated into the notification bar to inform you about news, weather, stock market and everything else interesting. And you will notice right in the middle of the screen the search function that can also work with Wikipedia, iTunes, calendar entries and emails. Furthermore, along with iOS 8 they incorporated iCloud 8 Drive and made it ​​available alongside with its competitor Dropbox. You can even make phone calls to your iPhone or send SMSs with OS X.

More news: Safari will consume noticeably less power on MacBooks, all major web standards will be supported better than before, and a community sharing function is integrated directly into the browser.

The handy “continuity” function ensures that your various Apple devices are aware of one another, so you can pick up on one where you left off on another — for example, you start surfing the web on your iPad and then pick it up later on your laptop.

Compatible CyberGhost Version Coming Soon

A Yosemite-compatible version of CyberGhost VPN will be published soon, and we’re really keen on releasing it as fast as possible. Wwe have already successfully tested it as beta, it won’t take long, until the update will be available, most probably this weekend, but the latest on Tuesday next week.

More info about Yosemite.

Download it here.

 

 

 

Maintenance Work in October, 2014

Certain system updates make it necessary to interrupt any ongoing service and start the system anew. This affects all servers and requires the respective hardware to disrupt all operations. At the time existing connections will be terminated automatically.

The following list provides information about which servers are updated on what days at what time. The off time will be between 5 and 10 minutes. Those who don’t want to wait until maintenance is finished are asked to please use a different server.

Thank you for your understanding. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Server name

Planned Downtime

Amsterdam-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S02 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S03 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S04 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S05 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S06 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S07 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S08 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S09 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S10 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Amsterdam-S011 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Atlanta-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 3 PM CET
Bukarest-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S02 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S03 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S04 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S05 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S06 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Bukarest-S07 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Chikago-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 3 PM CET
Copenhagen-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Dallas-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
Dublin-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Erfurt-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Erfurt-S02 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Erfurt-S03 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Erfurt-S04 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Erfurt-S05 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Espoo-S01 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S02 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S03 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S04 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Frankfurt-S05 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Graz-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Hamburg-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Hamburg-S02 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Hamburg-S03 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Hamburg-S04 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Hamburg-S05 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
HongKong-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 1 AM CET
Kansas-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
Kiev-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Laval-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
London-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
London-S02 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
London-S03 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
London-S04 Tuesday, 14. Oktober, 08:00 Uhr CET
London-S05 Tuesday, 14. Oktober, 08:00 Uhr CET
London-S06 Wednesday, 15. Oktober, 08:00 Uhr CET
London-S07 Wednesday, 15. Oktober, 08:00 Uhr CET
LosAngeles-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
LosAngeles-S02 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
Luxembourg-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Lyngby-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Madrid-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Miami-S01 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
Milano-S01 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Montreal-S01 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
Moscow-S01 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
NewYork-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S02 Monday, 13th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S03 Monday, 13th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S04 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S05 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S06 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S07 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S08 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S09 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
NewYork-S10 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
Oslo-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Oslo-S02 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Paris-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Paris-S02 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Paris-S03 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Prague-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Prague-S02 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Prague-S03 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Quebec-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
Reykjavik-S01 Wednesday, 15th of October, 8 AM CET
Singapore-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 1 AM CET
Stockholm-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Tampa-S01 Tuesday, 14th of October, 3 PM CET
Toronto-S01 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
Warsaw-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Warsaw-S02 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Washington-S01 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
Washington-S02 Wednesday, 15th of October, 3 PM CET
Zurich-S01 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Zurich-S02 Monday, 13th of October, 8 AM CET
Zurich-S03 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Zurich-S04 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Zurich-S05 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET
Zurich-S06 Tuesday, 14th of October, 8 AM CET

 

Cybersecurity Conference: State Officials, Security Experts and Instructive Speeches

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The second edition of the Cybersecurity Conference took place in Sibiu, Romania, on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd this month.

More than 200 security experts, state officials and legal experts have gathered from all over Europe to discuss the current state of internet security as well as the future threats and best practices to avoid them.

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Laurent Chrzaovski, independent Historian & Cultural Events Manager & Daniela Chrzanovski, general director of swiss webacademy partenered up with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), along with the Swiss Embassy in Romania and the CERT-RO in order to to establish a dialogue between the private and public sector, with the help of state officials and law experts.

The event was packed with people and overflowing with great ideas and intriguing insights. The International Telecommunication Union, UTI, The Romanian Information Service, Dell,  Bitdefender, McAffee, Cyber Security Research Center and others had sent their best cybersecurity experts to represent them.

On the 1st there was a pre-conference training day (with official attestation), tailor-suited for non-technical decision-makers like CETs and CEOs, designed to provide them the necessary basic background and awareness by interacting as much as possible with the conference key-speakers.

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And because there is no security without privacy and vice versa, CyberGhost VPN was right there, proposing a whole new perspective to the concept of cyberthreats: mass surveillance as an impedance on the development of a free open market, interpersonal relationships, and a healthy sense of self.

After everything was said and done, I had the honor of being invited to a great Romanian Gala dinner that was flawlessly orchestrated, from food to music and activities. Towards the morning, the most courageous of us have stepped  on the stage for some good old fashioned karaoke.

Among the sponsors of the event were: Dell, palo alto networks, Safe Tech,  BISS, Bitdefender, certSign and Check Point.

 

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CyberGhost Forum: Closed Until Further Announcement

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A small era comes to an end: we are closing our beloved Forum, until further notice. We’ve worked hard and spent great deal of time to replying and moderating it. Unfortunately, the more we grow, the less time we have to answer to our forum’s threads.

We’ve even tried a different approach and set some new rules and allocated time only for moderation, expecting the community to stick together and answer threads. Unfortunately, even so, our developers had a hard time going through all the threads themselves. Besides the fact that users were not respecting the rules, they started raging when not getting immediate help. The forum is not an official support channel and users started flaming and acting really destructive. The forum has become a full time job for somebody and right now we don’t have the right person to manage it in our team.

At the moment, considering the above and seeing that our extra efforts are at the opposite pole of being appreciated, we are focusing on our product and service.

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If you want to make a change and you’d like to actively support the community, should it get back online at some point, please let us know by writing us an e-mail ([email protected]) with “Forum Support” in title.

High Five to you all!

We’d also like to thank our community members who spent a lot of time answering threads and offering support to other fellow ghosties. We’ve had much fun together and we really appreciate your commitment to our cause.

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