Desi Saran

3,253 Flips | 2 Magazines | 3 Likes | 14 Following | 798 Followers | @desisaran | Follow me @desisaran. I consider myself an entrepreneur and technology geek. Working for start up companies has changed my life. It inspired me to start my own business. I am always coming up with ideas and I have a fascination for innovation.

Incubating a New Wave of Immigrants in Silicon Valley

Cairo doesn't have a strong startup economy, so when ElSammaa quit a stable corporate job to launch a tech business, he says he disappointed family …

PayPal’s SXSW Contest Lets Startups Pitch Shark Tank’s Daymond John

A bevy of startups and tech players will descend on Austin, Texas, three weeks from today to pitch their company to ad executives at South by …

He Is The Bad Guy. Jon Jones is OK With That

ALBUQUERQUE<p>Jon Jones is accustomed to answering the UFC’s bell with reckless abandon. And with a real sense of timing.<p>The man known as “Bones” for …

Charlie Brenneman again receives UFC release, but manager says no retirement

Charlie Brenneman<p>After a second try in the UFC as a lightweight, Charlie Brenneman (19-8 MMA, 4-7 UFC) is again going back to the drawing board.<p>The …

Grocery Delivery Startup Instacart Scores $220 Million Investment

That's a whole lot of cheddar.<p>Instacart, the grocery delivery startup, disclosed in a regulatory filing Tuesday that it had closed a monster $210 million investment that a source says will increase to $220 million when all is said and done.<p>The investment is said to value the company at around $2 …

UFC 182: EA SPORTS UFC Simulation – Jones vs. Cormier

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Microsoft is developing a new web browser that's not Internet Explorer.</b> The new browser is codenamed "Spartan."<p><b>2. Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is releasing a laptop.</b> It looks identical to a MacBook Air.<p><b>3. A former Sony employee is one of the suspects in an investigation into the Sony</b> …

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Fernandes welcomes catchweight bout with Aoki

ONE FC has a superfight in the horizon, but one of the champions has his demands.<p>Bibiano Fernandes and Shinya Aoki, ONE FC bantamweight and …

Nailed It: Buzzfeed Cracks The Pinterest Code

Buzzfeed is one of of the fastest growing media companies ever, with a monthly audience of 150 million and counting, thanks chiefly to its unmatched understanding of what people will read or share on Facebook. But much of its recent traffic growth has come from another, less appreciated source: …

Daniel Cormier and the 5 Best Olympic Wrestlers Who Moved to MMA

Wrestling is known as one of the original Olympic sports and a pillar to mixed martial arts. Many athletes with a strong base in wrestling have been successful in the world of MMA.<p>With standout wrestler Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 182 against Jon Jones on Saturday, here is a look at …

The Kairos T-Band Turns Your Dumb Watch Into A Smart Watch

Another day, another wearable design. This time it’s something called the Kairos T-Band, a watch band that connects to your normal watch and enables all sorts of exciting things like step tracking and notifications. I’ve seen a few of these sorts of things over the past year – one company hid …

After tough Christmas week, ring card girl Jade Bryce looking for positives

Jade Bryce<p>Model Jade Bryce doesn’t like being negative when bad things happen, preferring to look at what she can change in herself so she may invite …

Is Some Tech Too Addictive?

What should companies do about users who can’t stop?<p>Addiction can be a difficult thing to see. From outward appearances, Dr. Zoe Chance looked fine. …

What The Hell Is A Startup Anyway?

If you regularly read technology media, and I honestly can’t recommend it, you will run into occasional references to “startups.” Many consider startups to be small companies determined to grow quickly in the hopes of becoming the next passé giant whose corporate campus costs so much to maintain …

In A Lifetime of Challenges, Daniel Cormier Confronts the Fight of His Life

SAN JOSE, Calif.<p>Daniel Cormier knows the moment is coming. At some point, inside the Octagon against Jon Jones, his world will be rocked. He will be …

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Mark McClusky: "Faster, Higher, Stronger" | Talks at Google

3 Qualities Every Successful Entrepreneur Must Have

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are three qualities inherent in all successful entrepreneurs.<p>1. Adaptability<p>In most cases, what you start out to do will not be exactly what you’re doing when you are ultimately successful. As you roll out your enterprise, you’ll …

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Tech Things I’m Excited about in 2015 Because 2014 Was so Boring

Goodbye 2014. You were okay, but ultimately sort of meh when it comes to tech.<p>Sure all our phones got a little better. Smartwatches powered by Android appeared and were immediately added to the catch-all drawer with our Fitbits, Nike FuelBands and Jawbone ups. Computers are still about as exciting …

The Exchange: Jon Jones Preview

Top 5 Neuroscience Discoveries of 2014

The business world embraced neuroscience as the key to breakthrough performance in 2014.<p>In 2014, neuroscience leapt out of the research laboratories and became an integral part of how we think (literally) about business. Here are the discoveries and insights that have changed the workplace over the …

Metamoris continues to be all about the roots

LONG BEACH, Calif. – By traditional standards, there was only one winner at Metamoris 5, and that was New Jersey’s Garry Tonon in the very first …

Any Questions? The Answer Subs Cub

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie "The Answer" Edgar put a momentary halt to Cub Swanson’s plans for a featherweight title shot Saturday night …

How autism freed me to be myself | Rosie King

From Instagram to WhatsApp: A Snapshot of Facebook's Acquisitions (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Back in July 2007, Facebook made its first acquisition when it bought Parakey for an undisclosed amount of money. The company has continued to buy up other sites in the years since -- most notably, messaging service WhatsApp for a final …

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theronindiaries:

Charlie from the plaza just released a great article breaking donw most of the common positions in grappling and explaining the strengths and weaknesses of them. I recommend y’all check out his article! http://www.charliefromtheplaza.com/new-blog-1/2014/11/21/bjj-white-belt-your-first-priority<p>“What’s the best defense for back mount? Don’t get there.”<p>-Every BJJ coach/instructor ever<p>If I could reblog you twice I would. I Think the only Instructor who doesnt say that would be Kurt Oseander who …

What the Father of Lean Startup Thinks You Need to Start Up

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In my first tech startup, we raised $1 million. I worked 20-hour days and used every ounce of blood, sweat and tears that I had. The stress even caused a fistfight with my co-founder. He’s much bigger than I am, so I bit his ear like Mike …

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Content Marketing Strategies You Can Steal

This story appears in the December 2014 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>What’s the profile of a modern, best-in-class content marketer? By <i>modern</i> I mean someone who is using new tools and resources (social media, video and data) in concert with traditional marketing programs. And by <i>best in class</i> I …

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