Islam Erfan

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Citysocializer Goes Freemium

Citysocializer, the mobile and Web-based service that helps you tap into local social scenes, has announced that it’s going freemium as it looks to drive growth in cities across the UK.<p>Founded in 2007 as Citysocialising by former BBC producer Sanchita Saha, the app rebranded as Citysocializer back …

Here Are The Real Odds Of Your Startup Becoming Worth $1 Billion Or More, Like Facebook, Twitter Or Tumblr

They're so tiny that Lee calls $1 billion startups "unicorns." And you're not getting into the Unicorn Club any time soon.<p>Previously Lee worked at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture capital fund — so she knows what she is talking about.<p>Only 39 companies have reached the $1 billion …

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China has more internet monitors than soldiers

China has two million people working as online monitors, according to a report (link in Chinese) last week by state news publication, Beijing News—a new estimate that reveals the breadth of the country’s massive online censorship and surveillance systems. The monitors, who scour online comments and …

KOR NAVA Water Bottle: The Bottled Water Killer

Back in 2008, I discovered a blue and white water bottle that would totally change me from a disposable bottle drinker to a bottle-toting convert for …

Brazilian Vacation Bookings Goliath HotelUrbano Gets $20M Third Round Led By IVP

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Julie Ruvolo is a freelance writer and editor of RioChromatic.com. You can follow her on Twitter @jruv.</i><p>HotelUrbano offers hotel bookings and vacation packages in 35,000 destinations to a Brazilian user base of over 15 million registered users and 7.8 million fans on Facebook. The …

Customizable Sideboard Inspired by the Club Sandwich

Club Sandowich, designed by Cyril de Moulins, is part of the debut collection from French design company Polit and this clever sideboard “sandwiches” …

Furniture

BIOBU by EKOBO: Eco-chic Kid’s Dishware

If all of that cheap plastic dishware you have in your cabinets for your kids gives your design-loving self hives, take note. Product designer at …

A Desert Hotel In Egypt That Lets You Live As Ancient Inhabitants Did

<b>In Egypt,</b> the Siwa Oasis just east of the border of Libya is a desert land of rock and sand that lies a beautiful restored hotel known as the <i>Adrere</i> …