Floating pirate city has tech startups keen

Tech startups are jostling for a position on a planned “floating city”

By - May 8, 2012
Piracy

Over 100 technology companies have expressed an interest in becoming residents of a “floating city” which will dock in international waters just outside of Silicon Valley.

The project, known as “Blueseed”, is led by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, and hopes to convert a cruise ship or barge into a pirate island that is able to provide living and working space to some 1,000 paying customers.

The floating city will station itself 12 nautical miles from the coast of California, and have a crew of between 200 and 300 people.

The close proximity to Silicon Valley, while being in international waters, would allow international start-ups to work closely with established technology giants, without the need for a U.S. working visa.

Blueseed is hoping to launch in the third quarter of 2012.

Read the full story at: Boy Genius Report.

Share your thoughts

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – more technology images

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Do you qualify for Telkom's ADSL-to-FTTH trial?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

God can stop piracy: study

Online Piracy Flag

A new paper on piracy and religion states that God appears to be “one of the few” who can change people’s attitudes towards piracy.

You can now stream movies and TV series through The Pirate Bay

Pirate flag loading screen (Black Flag site)

Using Torrents-Time, The Pirate Bay users can now stream movies and TV series directly from the piracy website.

ShowMax hit hard by weak rand

Ontaptv vs ShowMax vs Netflix vs Vidi Vs Vu apps

Subscription video on demand services such as ShowMax and VU will be hit hard by the weakened rand.

How Twitter’s new timeline will work

Twitter on phone

Twitter will introduce a new algorithmic timeline to users, which will see tweets appear in a “Facebook-style” feed.

X

Newsletter Subscription


Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
x