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2016: The year the freight industry goes online

Uber was founded just six years ago. It’s come a long way since. In its latest funding round, Uber was valued at $68 billion, more than Netflix and Twitter combined.<p>But industries change slowly. With all the hype, Uber still just has 13% market penetration in New York, with traditional taxi …

Social Commerce Startup Carousell Is Raising $50M To Expand In Asia

Carousell, a three-year-old mobile marketplace that enables social commerce, could emerge as the next big e-commerce player in Southeast Asia. That’s because, according to multiple sources in the investor and e-commerce communities in Southeast Asia, the Singapore-based company is currently trying …

India’s Shuttl Raises $20M To Accelerate Its Smart Shuttle Bus Service

India’s transportation app future isn’t just about Uber and billion-dollar homegrown rival Ola. That’s because Shuttl, an eight-month-old startup that provides air-conditioned minibuses, just raised $20 million from Lightspeed, Sequoia and Uber-investor Times Internet to develop its technology and …

MIT’s Amazing New App Lets You Program Any Object

The Reality Editor is a Minority Report style AR app that makes programming your smart home as easy as connecting the dots.<p>The end goal of the Internet of Things is to make every object in your life programmable. But our smart objects are still pretty dumb. They don’t talk to each other, and most …

Apple Partners With China UnionPay to Bring Apple Pay to China in 2016

- Dec 18, 2015<p>Apple on Thursday announced they are partnering with China UnionPay to bring the Apple Pay contactless payments service to China in …

Apple Pay

Belly Updates iOS App Allowing Merchants Mobile Access To Customer Engagement Tools

My tired loyalty punch card for a local burger joint in Evanston, Illinois has always been great at telling me that I’m a fatass, but it’s never done too well at telling the restaurant much about me.<p>Belly, a loyalty rewards startup based in Chicago, is aiming to give merchants utilizing their …

iOS Apps

Summer House Gets Immersed In Nature By Its Unique Design

The Castle Rock House is a private residence located on North Island in New Zealand. It was designed to serve as a summer retreat and never as a …

Articles about small and modern family lakeside getaway texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

A family matriarch enlisted an architect, an interior designer, a builder, and a landscape architect to help realize her vision...<p>Enjoy the salty air and coastal views—without having to invest your nest egg in a ground-up build.<p>Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed …

5 Movies With Great Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Books, articles, speeches, television shows and movies can spark creative ideas and provide helpful inspiration for entrepreneurs. That’s right -- an excuse to watch some cinematic masterpieces!<p>Break out the popcorn, get comfy on the …

Online Grocer RedMart Moves Into On-Demand Services In Singapore

RedMart, the online grocery company in Singapore that’s raised over $50 million to date, officially stepped into a new area of business today after it launched an on-demand platform.<p>The new service — named RedMart Relay — will allow customers to buy “tens of thousands of products” from a range of …

Opera Max data-saving app to come bundled on Samsung, Xiaomi phones

Opera has plans to become more than just a Web browser. A new partnership with 14 electronics brands, including Samsung and Xiaomi, is one of the Norwegian company's biggest expansion moves yet.<p>The partnership will see Opera's data management app, Opera Max, be pre-installed on smartphones from …

Wind turbine promises to blow away your utility bills

You’ve spared no expense in creating a smart home. You bought smart lightbulbs, a smart TV and smart appliances. All that’s missing is a device that makes you look smart when the electric bill comes in the mail.<p>The Agustsson brothers of Iceland may have figured out that part. They are the creators …

Wind Power

Articles about all one addition comes prefabricated on Dwell.com - Dwell

Point Zero's homes combine energy-efficient construction and health-oriented design without sacrificing the comfort or aesthetics...<p>With LEED-certified sustainability on the top of their list, a couple sets the bar for their new Los Angeles home.<p>Due to its shape and size this living room presented …

Uncovering Long-Forgotten Treasures in an 18th-Century French Château

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Companies

The evolution of products into intelligent, connected devices—which are increasingly embedded in broader systems—is radically reshaping companies and competition.<p>Smart thermostats control a growing array of home devices, transmitting data about their use back to manufacturers. Intelligent, …

Internet of Things

Flow, The Best Third-Party App For Instagram, Comes To The iPhone

Flow, a third-party Instagram app that landed on the iPad nearly two years ago, has now made its way to the iPhone.<p>If you’re someone who enjoys unofficial apps — such as Tweetbot for Twitter — or want to spruce up the way you use Instagram on mobile, then you might be interested in this app. …

The Women We Love of Instagram: Josephine Skriver

We are Subskrivers.<p><i>In which we search social media's most visual platform for the world's most beautiful, badass women, then introduce them to you.</i><p><b>Victoria's Secret supermodel Josephine Skriver</b> crushes the lingerie and runway game. Aside from VS, the 22-year-old Denmark native has walked and worked …

World’s Coolest Plunge Pools

With an 18-hole golf course designed by Pete Dye, two infinity pools, and just 26 suites, La Reunión is a true luxury escape. Almost every suite …

Six excellent IFTTT Recipes to make iOS even better

If This Then That is an incredibly handy automation service, bridging the gap between various apps, accounts, and devices to boost your productivity. …

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad mini 3 16GB $289 or 64GB $399, Bluetooth Speaker $19, Mpow iPhone lens kit $12, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by <i>signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter</i>. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p><b>Today’s can’t miss deals:</b><p><i>Last Call Updates:</i><p>The new AfterShokz headphones bring bone conduction audio to …

This app lets you text without Wi-Fi or a data plan anywhere in the world — even on a plane

FireChat is the perfect travel app, allowing users to send and receive text messages entirely without data or internet thanks to something called mesh networking.<p>Basically, mesh networking allows you to communicate wirelessly by bouncing your message from one phone equipped with FireChat (within …

Perching atop Paro, Bhutan #Jetsettering feature from Jerrica T. in front of the Buddhist Himalaya Kingdom

The UO Smart Beam Projector Packs A Big Image In A Small Cube

If you need a tiny projector, you’ve probably noticed there are a few drawbacks to them. Either they’re not very tiny, or the brightest they get …

KLM's In-House Expert on the Benefits of Social Media Customer Service

For KLM, social media is about more than retweets and viral content.<p>The Dutch airline has invested an undisclosed amount into making sure its …

Bose releases two new colored variants of the QuietComfort 20 noise cancelling headphones

Bose Noise Cancelling From an In-Ear Design, Now in New Colours<p>June 4th, 2015 -- Introduced in 2013, the remarkable Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic …

Consumer Tech

Understating Analytics: Breaking down Reporting and Analysis Options for the Financial Close

As part of our ongoing accounting and financial close series, today we’ll discuss reporting and analysis for the financial close. In my last blog, we …

Big Data-As-A-Service Is Next Big Thing

We’ve had software as a service, platform as a service and data as a service. Now, by mixing them all together and massively upscaling the amount of data involved, we’ve arrived at Big Data as a Service (or BDaaS, and it’s pronounced how you will).<p>It might not be a term you’re familiar with yet, …

Big Data

Data Science – The New Monetization Model for Analytics Industry

<i>“Data Scientist is the sexiest job of the 21st century”</i> – Harvard Business Review<p>“<i>140,000 to 190,000 unfilled data scientist positions by 2018</i>“ – …