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11 August 2014

August 11th, EYIF Innovation Weekly Digest

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On innovation in virtual reality. Ever thought Oculus Rift, the virtual reality glasses born on Kickstarter and lately acquired by Facebook, could have applications inside the hospital? Droiders, a spanish startup specialising in clinical software, ran an experiment in which the pacient wears the glasses, sees a simulation, listens to music and has the impression of being immersed “in a night time world”, so she is less stressed. The operation was also streamed by a Google Gass headset worn by the surgeon. Innovation, made in Europe, in your eyes.

On startup stories. He made Flickr, sold Flickr, tried creating a game, Glitch, and failed. Now he runs Slack, a communications application used by clients such as Buzzfeed, Airbnb, Foursquare and big names like Expedia, AOL, Sony or The Wall Street Journal. In a long (long, long) profile, Wired US writes his story.

On Europe’s 100 top startups. Every year, Wired selects ten capitals and ten startups in each one to make its ‘Europe’s hottest startups’ special issue. Paris, Barcelona, Moscow, Helsinki, Stockholm, Istanbul, Berlin, London, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv made it in 2014. Have a taste on which ideas and companies are emerging around by reading the whole issue. Enjoy!