The US head of the world’s largest diamond miner says its sustainability plan isn’t just good for the planet, it’s the future of its business.

Despite its position as the world's largest diamond miner by volume, Alrosa is not a well-known name in the United States, the world's largest diamond market. Rebecca Foerster, head of the company's North American division, is on a mission to change that — and she says Alrosa's sustainability initatives are key.

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Russia’s Alrosa raises $11.8 million in New York diamond sale.

LONDON (Reuters) - Russian state-controlled miner Alrosa, the world’s biggest producer of rough diamonds in carat terms, raised $11.8 million in its first New York diamond auction of the year, as it seeks to increase its activity in the United States.

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A universal infrastructure for augmented reality is closer than you think

At a recent GamesBeat conference, John Hanke, CEO of Niantic (the company best known for introducing Pokemon Go to the world) made waves when he told attendees that he’s “investing heavily in the AR cloud.”

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This Startup Provides the Best Deal Since the Dutch Purchased Manhattan

Peter Minuit is credited with spearheading the purchase of the island of Manhattan for the Dutch from the Native Americans in 1626 in exchange for 60 guilders. Accounting for inflation, that price equates to $967 in today’s dollars. An incredible deal in a city where real estate is changing hands at an average of $1868 per square foot and over $9000 per square foot in the ultra luxury market.

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The Sex Tech Industry Says Facebook and PayPal Are Censoring Its Work

Tech companies can't differentiate between sex-positive content and porn.

Kris Jandler is the cofounder and CMO of Emojibator, which cheekily produces vibrators shaped like emojis. Right now they offer an eggplant and chili pepper version.

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This hackathon wants to help destigmatize the sex tech industry

In a pitch presentation that capped off hours of collaboration at New York's first SexTech Hackathon, the subject turned to a decidedly unsexy scenario: Parents talking to their kids about sex.

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Future of Sex podcast creator Bryony Cole talks the future of funbots and New York’s first sextech hackathon

In what turned out to be a surprising SFW podcast Future of Sex podcast creator Bryony Cole joined us to talk about the future of sex, teledilonics and sex robots.

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Bino, l’appli russe pour dénicher des clients mystères

Les deux fondateurs de Bino, Sergey Zverev et Ivan Terekhin, partent aux Etats-Unis. Leur modèle est calqué sur celui d’Uber.

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Starta Capital raises new fund, looks to acquire

Starta Capital, a New York-based company investing in post-Soviet technology players and start-ups, is in the process of raising a USD 70m Starta II fund, Ekaterina Dorozhkina, managing partner, told this news service.

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