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Solar Power Startup Bright Raises $4 Million To Distribute Energy In The Developing World

Bright, a solar panel installation and distribution startup, pulled in $4 million in seed money to build out its solar software and financing team.<p>The startup launched out of the last batch of Y Combinator and began building in Mexico last year. Energy is expensive and often complicated in the …

Solar Power

YC-Backed PickTrace Helps Farmers Manage Their Harvests

PickTrace, a harvest and labor management platform for farm owners, is launching out of beta today.<p>One of a few AgTech startups in Y Combinator’s Spring 2015 batch, PickTrace is using a system of hardware and software to track worker attendance, productivity, and crop yield.<p>“Most of the fruit that …

Farming

Square Launches Dashboard App For iOS So Businesses Can Track Sales In Real-Time

Over the past few years, Square has evolved from being “that payment company with the recognizable dongle,” to an indispensable part of the technology stack for quite a few businesses. It’s not just about accepting the payments anymore, it’s about managing your business with software.<p>Today, Square …

Consulting Firm Prophet Acquires Altimeter Group

Altimeter Group, which is known for its research in areas like social media, the Internet of Things and data privacy, has been acquired by Prophet.<p>Altimeter was founded in 2008 by CEO Charlene Li (pictured above), previously an analyst at Forrester. (She recruited some other big names from …

Customer Experience

This Kit For A DIY Water Filter Cleans Your Water Without Any Chemicals

It’s a lot easier to clean your water when you can do it using local materials.<p>Getting a drink of water in rural Kenya might mean a six-mile walk to a well. But a new kit for a DIY water filter makes it possible to cheaply purify polluted water from nearby sources instead.<p>Most water filters rely on …

Light Affects Your Brain Like A Drug: These Gadgets Make It A Drug That Lets You Sleep Better

Your screens are killing your sleep patterns. Here’s how to fix it.<p>Sleep used to be so simple. You’d go to bed, read a book and nod off. Then, around eight hours later, you’d wake up, either naturally, as one of your one-and-a-half-hour sleep cycles came to an end, or rudely, with the intrusion of …

Ily Is A Modern Family Phone To Stay Connected With Your Family

Meet Ily, a brand new take on personal communication between family members. Ily is a new connected device for your home as well as a smartphone app. Developed by New York-based startup Insensi, Ily doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel. This all-in-one communication box does a few things really well, …

Apps

خام عمان بـ62.02 دولار والنفط يستقر مع توقع ارتفاع إنتاج “الصخري الأميركي”

مسقط ـ عواصم ـ (الوطن) ـ وكالات:<br>بلغ سعر نفط عمان تسليم شهر يوليو القادم 02ر62 دولار أميركي، فيما استقر سعر النفط بالاسواق العالمية مع توقع ارتفاع …

5 Secrets to Mastering Conflict

How you handle conflict determines the amount of trust, respect, and connection you have with your colleagues.<p>Between the two of us, Joseph Grenny (bio below) and I have spent 50 years studying what makes people successful at work. A persistent finding is that your ability to handle moments of …

Self-help

Beauty Booking Site Wahanda Raises Another $73M, Buys ZenSoon To Expand Into France

Wahanda, the startup out of the UK that has built a platform for beauty salons and consumers to find and book appointments based on time and location, continues its march to expand by rolling up regional rivals. Today the company is announcing it has picked up a further €65 million ($73 million) in …

Doorman Raises $1.5 Million To Eliminate Missed Package Deliveries

Everyone has, at some time or another, experienced the frustration that comes from missing a delivery – that is, coming home only to find a delivery notice stuck to your door. A company called Doorman is trying to solve this problem by allowing customers to schedule their own deliveries as late as …

Customer Service

Google is developing tech that counts calories from your food pics

Google showed off its new photo storage service at I/O last week with features including unlimited backup and searching for images by keywords, but the company has another image-related technology in development. Google can already recognize images of food when you search your photo library, but …

LawnStarter Raises $6M To Become Your “Lawn Care Concierge”

Lawn care startup LawnStarter is announcing that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding.<p>The company describes itself as “your personal lawn care concierge” — the idea, said co-founder Steven Corcoran, is to express LawnStarter’s “focus on customer experience.”<p>Similar to the way that startups …

New Army Exoskeleton Makes Soldiers' Gunshots More Accurate

MAXFAS system stabilizes your shooting arm with cables and sensors<p>Soldiers of the future may all be crack shots. Not only are bullets getting smarter, but the U.S. Army is developing an exoskeleton that automatically and effortlessly steadies a soldier’s firing arm.<p>There are of course, low-tech gun …

Pharmacy Delivery Startup PillPack Locks In $50 Million To Take On Walgreens

Pharmaceutical delivery startup PillPack has raised a $50 million growth round in Series C financing to start building retail pharmacies and take on other retail drugstores like RiteAid and Walgreens.<p>The startup launched in 2014 as a way to ship medications on a regular basis straight to someone’s …

Accel Partners

A survey of China’s luxury watch buyers shows why Apple and Switzerland are on a collision course

China’s rising shopping class has been a huge growth driver for both Apple and the Swiss watch industry.<p>Greater China generated almost 20% of Apple’s revenue last year and more than a third of its growth. Meanwhile, China and Hong Kong accounted for 25% of global Swiss watch exports last year, …

Smartwatches

A Drop Dead Easy Way to Make Your Air Conditioner Smarter and Greener

German startup Tado has spent the last three years trying to make heating and cooling systems smarter and more efficient in countries across Europe. …

Home Automation

European Salon Booking Site Wahanda Buys Dutch Rival Treatwell For $38M

After a $46 million cash injection and a $171 million majority acquisition by Japan’s Recruit Holdings last month, Wahanda, the StyleSeat-esque European salon and beauty booking platform, is continuing with its strategy to scale up its business. It has acquired Treatwell — a competitor in The …

Startups

Swarm Now Lets You Message Friends Of Friends

Swarm has just released an update that brings with it the ability message friends of friends.<p>This means that whenever you come across a user in the app with whom you have a mutual friend, you’ll be able to send them a direct message.<p>On the receiving end, you’ll be notified that the message is from …

Apps

انطلاق أولى حلقات العمل الترويجية المتنقلة للسلطنة في الهند

تنظمها وزارة السياحة في 4 مدن<p>انطلقت في مدينة شيناي الهندية أمس أولى حلقات العمل الترويجية المتنقلة التي تنظمها وزارة السياحة للترويج عن السلطنة في …

Yazaki Energ Systems, Inc.

Absorption Principle:<p>Yazaki absorption chiller-heaters use a solution of lithium bromide and water under a very low pressure as the working fluid. …

Lithium

Essential Beauty Franchising Australia

May 23rd, 2018|<p>You have done your due diligence, you have looked at your finances and decided on the right franchise for you. You are ready to put …

Franchising

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Referral Marketing Ideas<p><i>by Tia Benjamin</i><p>The old adage "it's not what you know, but who you know" is the premise behind referral marketing. Based on …

Galfar bags RO214mn contract for ROP hospital,Oman

“We are pleased to inform our esteemed shareholders and investors that Galfar Engineering and Contracting Co has been awarded the construction of …

Oman

CGG

<b>CGG</b> may refer to:<p>CGG (company), a multi-national geophysical services company, formerly known as CGGVeritas<br>• Compagnie Générale de Géophysique, a …