Ashwin Suresh

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No signal? GoTenna has a messaging gadget that will work in the middle of nowhere

Advertisement<p>46 Comments<p>Credit: goTenna<p>For all of our dependency on mobile phones, there are still quite a few places in this world you can’t get a …

When Bharati took the Bus!

<i>Bharati Jacob has been a part of India venture investment story since its early stages. Her acumen for identifying opportunities has been honed over</i> …

Why e-commerce companies will eventually become m-commerce entities?

With 190 million internet users in the country, Indian e-commerce market pegs at $13 billion. Over the past five years online shopping in India has …

Spark Labs Raises $4.9 Million For An Internet Of Things OS

Spark Labs, the same folks who made this open-source Nest-like thermostat, has raised $4.9 million in Series A funding led by Lion Wells Capital, and with participation from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, SOSventures, and Collaborative Fund, as well as a host of angel investors.<p>Spark Labs develops …

Google's Nest Moves To Become Master Of The Smart Home, By Talking To Other Devices

Nest Labs is taking the next step in its quest to become a hub for the smart home, by letting other gadgets and services access its learning thermostat and smoke detector for the first time.<p>With the long-awaited developer program Nest is launching today, other apps and devices will be able to …

KPCB Internet trends 2014

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report includes:<p>1. Key Internet trends showing slowing Internet user growth but strong smartphone, tablet and mobile data traffic growth as well as rapid growth in mobile advertising.<p>2. Emerging positive efficiency trends in education and …

Trends

Startup Fever Spreads Among Bangalore's Tech-Savvy Millennials | The Network | The Network

A Friday afternoon crowd of young men and women packs a microbrewery. The Wi-Fi is free and the music is loud. Jeans and t-shirts abound. So do cell phones and conversations about technology, startup funding and business strategy. Outside, a black Porsche speeds by.<p>It could be a scene in any …

Entrepreneurs And Startups Drive Future Work Trends

The new era of highly connected and interactive technology is changing not only how business employees interact with customers, but also how they interact with each other, and with their company. I am happy to see reports that young companies are in the forefront of these trends, on both the …

Logistics-as-a-service startup raises money to deliver across Asia

Logistics is a living nightmare for many companies going into ecommerce. They need to deal with warehousing, delivery, and fulfillment, which are …

Startups

Microsoft Hotline Helps Entrepreneurs in India Build Tech Startups

Microsoft has offered tech support by phone for decades, from guiding business customers through a tricky Windows installation to making sure …

Condé Nast’s Epicurious teams up with inMarket for in-store iBeacon experience

Today, Condé Nast’s Epicurious becomes the latest to take advantage of iBeacons in-store by teaming up with inMarket to beam location-based notifications and offers to shoppers in retail environments. I previously wrote about inMarket, an in-store marketing platform that recently started rolling …

85% of images online go unsourced, here’s how this startup wants to fix it

Did you know that 55 million photos are uploaded daily on to Instagram? Adding on to that are the 350 million photos that are uploaded daily on to …

Startups

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day | Inc.com

<i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization</i> <i>to provide their tips and tricks for maximum …

Time Management

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Creativity

4 Upcoming Startups To Watch In San Francisco

From technology to fashion, California is a hub of innovation so it’s no surprise that it’s also startup central. However, only one city can be crowned king (or queen) of entrepreneurship and that title clearly goes to San Francisco. It’s where scores of startups are born and thriving, but there …

This 28-year-old picks next big startup

What The Evolving VC Market Means For Startups Raising Capital

Boy, how times have changed for the venture capital market over the last decade. Here are a few of the overriding trends (according to data collected by the National Venture Capital Association over the years):<p>The number of VC firms has materially reduced<br>• The mix of VC firms has polarized away from …

Hallelujah, there’s a $30 bluetooth module for wearables on Kickstarter

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: MetaWear<p>Do you own a smart watch yet? What about some smart jewelry? LED-embedded clothing that communicates with your …

Future founders: Using big data to predict who will launch tomorrow’s startups

Scientists are using big data to prevent mining accidents, sell more product, and stop the spread of infectious diseases.<p>But what about finding future founders?<p>That’s exactly what Danielle Morrill, founder and CEO of private company data firm Mattermark, recently attempted to do together with …

9 Lessons From Launching a Startup In 72 Hours - On a Bus...

New entrepreneurs often run into the same obstacles. They either can’t find the right people, aren’t experienced enough, or don’t have the …

Entrepreneurship

An entrepreneur's guide to funding

Over the years I've been involved with a number of startups, and have experienced first-hand pretty much all the different funding options available. It can be a bewildering landscape and since most don't have the resources to "bootstrap" for very long, it's important to use the most effective and …

British and European tech startups set to give the US a run for its money

London's Tech City cluster of web startups might garner more column inches, but there's at least as much – if not more – to get excited about outside of the capital. We invest all around Europe and believe London, Oxford and Cambridge have more to offer as complementary hubs than as fierce rivals. …

The Short, Serendipitous Life & Untimely Death Of Antisocial Photo-Sharing App, Rando

Almost exactly a year ago I wrote a piece about a new photo-sharing app called Rando built by a London app & design studio, ustwo, which had a colourful app release history (including the popular, psychedelic game Whale Trail). What was really exciting about Rando was not that it offered yet …

Now You Can Make Your Own Internet-Connected Gadgets, No Engineering Skills Required

The littleBits Cloud Module–debuted at TED–lets you create your very own objects that are part of the larger Internet of Things.<p>Why pay $250 for a Nest Wi-Fi-connected thermostat when you can build your own? It sounds complicated–the kind of thing that might require at least a little bit of …

Internet of Things

Lights. Smartphone. Action!

With just the right accessories, you and your phone can make movie magic.<p>Might we suggest a dolly that slides, lenses for a new perspective and a …

Mobile Photography

How the Web is Powering The Revolution Underway in Personal Finance

<i>Vincent Turner is the founder and CEO of Planwise.</i><p>In September 2012, I had intended to write a post on how the Internet has changed personal finance. Instead, I discussed that it had yet to, given that some fundamental building blocks to enable that change were only at a nascent stage.<p>Some 18 …

Who Needs Kickstarter? Exercise Sensor Moov Raises $1 Million In 15 Days

When Meng Li and Nikola Hu stopped by the FORBES office to demonstrate their wearable sensors last month, Hu spent much of the interview punching the air and running in place. A laptop placed on the table graphed the speed and form of his punches, benchmarking his performance against that of a …

Lego Cubestormer robot solves Rubik's Cube in less time than it takes to read this headline

Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot named Cubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor (aptly named Cubestormer 3), the time to beat is now <i>3.253 seconds.</i> The robot, which is the third in …

A Shining Speed Belt for Safer Twilight Jogs

It's like a runner's utility belt and bat signal all in one.<p>Dusk and dawn are great times to go for a run. Trouble is, dim light and glare on the horizon make it hard for motorists to see. If you want to increase your visibility—and make nerdy joggers envious—build this lightweight speed belt. A …

The 5 hottest health-tech startups at SXSW

AUSTIN, Tex. — Health technology startups shone this year at South by Southwest Interactive.<p>Pedicab bikers raved about TumorPaint (the inventor of the “molecular flashlight” delivered a rousing talk), and Misfit Wearables piqued excitement by giving out 100 of its free fitness devices to attendees. …