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Meet GoOpti: BlaBlaCar Rival That Aims to Compete with Uber

The service offers three types of tickets. The cheapest one is Opti, which accounts for about 70 percent of bookings. Opti passengers are content with waiting for a van for up to three hours at home and arrive to the airport up to three hours earlier than it would be perfect for them. They could, …

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The Time Is Now To Go All In On ‘Moonshot’ Medicine

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Unity Stoakes is the co-founder and president of StartUp Health.</i><p>Precision medicine is becoming one of the hot-button health innovation topics of 2015. President Obama even introduced a new precision medicine initiative in his January State of the Union address, and scores of new …

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This Indian startup could disrupt health care with an affordable diagnostic machine

Frustrated at the lack of interest by the medical establishment in reducing the costs of diagnostic testing, and seeing almost no chance of getting the necessary research grants, Kanav Kahol returned home to New Delhi in 2011. He was a member of Arizona State University’s department of biomedical …

7 Things You Can Legally Steal from Successful Companies

<i>Denis Duvauchelle is CEO and co-founder of Twoodo, helping your team organize itself using simple #hashtags.</i><p>The essence of innovation and the foundation of many start-ups are to imitate and adapt from existing concepts. New ideas are mostly incremental improvements of past ideas, just as we as a …

Malawi app 'teaches UK pupils 18 months of maths in six weeks'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1105000/1105859_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524657493_3ae36c285d2503cbec42ae02b00698da<p><b>An app designed to help provide a better education for children in Malawi has proved an equally effective learning tool for pupils in the UK. In</b> …

GoTenna Lets You Text Your Friends Even When There's No Signal

Anyone who sends texts (so, that's pretty much everyone) knows that sending messages in big crowds or remote places is often a lot easier said than …

This Device Can Water Your Plants For a Mere $300

In case robots weren't on their way to taking over your life enough already, now you can program one to water your plants exactly the way you want it …

Hey kids, beware...You now have to bury your parents' phones to hide a bad grade

Few items inspire universal teenage angst quite like the school report card, that mishmash of letters and numbers that could periodically mean the difference between family praise and punishment. Sometimes, however, it can also inspire new business opportunities.<p>A few years back, Boniface Githinji …

Clean tech lives! Energy storage startup Ambri reels in $35 million

Ambri chief executive Phil Giudice is serious.<p>His Boston-based alternative liquid metal battery startup raised $35 million Wednesday in a C round from a bevy of heavy hitters like Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates, and even Karen Pritzker, of the Hyatt Hotel family clan.<p>Ambri launched in 2010 under a …

This machine makes drinking water from thin air

Water. A vital nutrient, yet one that is inaccessible to many worldwide.<p>The World Health Organization reports that 780 million people don't have access to clean water, and 3.4 million die each year due to water-borne diseases. But an Israeli company thinks it can play a part in alleviating the …

Hand-held malaria tester sequences DNA, suggests meds quickly

Despite how far we've come with technology, malaria is still a serious threat for huge chunks of the developing world. A prototype tool from UK-outfit QuantuMDx, however, could help stave off mosquito-related deaths by giving health-workers the power to diagnose the disease in 10 - 15 minutes. As …

Turnkey Mobile Apps Startup AppsBuilder Raises New Cash From United Ventures

AppsBuilder, which has developed a platform to “easily” (they say) develop mobile apps has taken in a $1.5 million round of funding from United Ventures. The investment brings the company’s funding total to $3.5 million. Previous investors included Annapurna Ventures, Zernike Meta Ventures and …

Cow computing? Scottish company creates wearable sensors for cows

Call it cow computing. Or cow chips. Scottish startup Silent Herdsman has raised £3 million ($4.9 million) to create remote sensors for livestock farmers.<p>The wearable collars are part of the giant trend toward wearable computing and the Internet of things, which will provide a huge amount of data …

Here Are 4 Industries About To Be Completely Disrupted By The Smart Home

While the Internet and mobile computing have changed our lives in many ways over the past few decades, there are still many old-school consumer industries that have largely managed to stay the same.<p>But all that is about to change. Low cost sensors, fast-tracked product development and the rapid …

Acorns App Gives You a Way to Finally Invest Your Spare Change

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

Meet Bellabeat, The Quantified Self Startup That Wants To Be The Fitbit For Pregnancy

If there’s ever a time in a person’s life when she wants to keep tabs on everything that’s going on with her body, it’s while she’s pregnant. Every inch added to her waistline, pound gained, heartbeat she hears, and kick she feels is something to be monitored and celebrated.<p>But even as the …

Messaging app UppTalk becomes a carrier, launching with $15 mobile plans

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>UppTalk only brought its cloud-based mobile messaging and voice app to U.S. consumers in December, but on Wednesday it …

Sequoia-Backed Guardant Health Wants To Improve Cancer Treatment And Diagnosis Via A New Blood Test

When testing for the possibility of certain types of cancer, doctors often do surgery to retrieve biopsies for genetic analysis. But when a patient has already had cancer, and is testing for a possibility of recurrence, Helmy Eltoukhy, the co-founder of medical tech startup Guardant Health, …

Qardio Puts Its Smart Blood Pressure Monitor On Indiegogo, Aiming To Ship In March

Qardio was one of the startups competing in our battlefield competition at Disrupt Europe 2013, last October. On stage in Berlin it showed off a forthcoming consumer ECG monitor, the QardioCore, along with a wireless blood pressure monitoring device, QardioArm. The startup has now kicked off a …

ObamaCare, Doctor Shortage To Spur $2 Billion Telehealth Market

The business of treating patients via telehealth in the U.S. will dramatically increase to nearly $2 billion in revenue within five years due to a confluence of events in the health care industry from doctor shortages to provider payment changes under the Affordable Care Act.<p>A new report from …

Kik Shows Instagram, Twitter and Others How Messaging is Done

Canada-based messaging app Kik typically flies under the radar of many, but today the service sat in tech spotlight after it hit 100 million registered users, putting its modest 26-year-old founder and CEO Ted Livingston in a slightly difficult position.<p>Waterloo-based Livingston prefers to focus …

SparkLabs Global Ventures Closes First Investments In LawPal and Memebox, Adds Brian Behlendorf And Jonathan Teo As Advisors

Global seed-stage fund SparkLabs Global Ventures, which launched in October, has closed the first two investments. The $30 million fund seeks to identify and support promising startups around the world, with a focus on emerging marketplaces. It invested $400,000 in legal services platform LawPal, …

Tubular GoSun Solar Cooker Heats up to a Sizzling 550° F in Mere Minutes

Solar cooking just got even better thanks to the new fuss-free GoSun stove. This uber awesome tube stove can cook delicious meals without using a …

Rooftop solar kit doubles as water reservoir

From Mexico, the PhotoFlow harnesses energy from the sun in good weather and collects and filters rainwater in bad weather.<p>6 Nov 2013<p>In developing …

African stock exchanges: making big strides

There is plenty of investment appetite for African stocks among institutional investors, and the continent’s financial markets are taking …