Roy Pessis

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Fashion Discovery Site Roposo Nabs $15M From Tiger Global

Roposo, a discovery platform for fashion products, has scooped up $15 million in fresh funding from returning investor Tiger Global. Based in Gurgaon, Roposo lets users save items from different websites and also allows brands to create official accounts. The startup disclosed its $5 million Series …

eCommerce

The 10 best tourist attractions in the world, according to Lonely Planet

The travel guide publisher just released its Ultimate Travel List, a bucket list of destinations assembled by its globetrotting team of travel writers and tourism experts.<p>Here are the 10 best tourist attractions in the world, according to Lonely Planet.

India's Mars orbiter sends stunning canyon photo

Just in time for India's Independence Day, the country's first interplanetary mission has sent back beautiful images of the Red Planet's surface.<p>The Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter Mission was launched in November 2013 on a shoestring budget compared with other space missions. All …

Huge virtual reality entertainment center debuts in Australia

A new “free-roam” gaming center in Melbourne, Australia called Zero Latency has opened to the public, designed to offer a genuinely immersive virtual reality experience in a large space. Its players testify that it’s “like literally being in a video game.”<p>The center — tested in advance of its …

Virtual Reality

You know avocado toast is mainstream when McDonald's Japan serves it

Avocado toast, you have had your moment in the sun and now it's time to step away gracefully. McDonald's has you in its mainstream death grip.<p>On Aug. …

DARPA Space Plane Concepts Get Fresh Funding

An ambitious idea to make space launches cheap and dull<p>Space isn't so much hard as it is expensive. Humans have put objects into space with rockets since Sputnik in 1957, but rockets are still largely a one-off proposition, a powerful single-shot thrust into space that falls away into unsalvagable …

Sqwiggle Makes Working Remotely Less Lonely, More Awesome

Hey Marissa! Check this one out.<p>Sqwiggle is browser-based group video chat built with work-from-homers in mind. It’s got the office-like immediacy that Skype lacks, but without the noise of a Google Hangout. I’m kind of in love with it.<p>As someone who puts words on the Internet for a living, I’ve …

Swayy: A Beautiful New Way to Discover and Curate Online Content

Lior Degani, the Co-Founder and head of Marketing of Swayy, pinged me last week when I was in California to tell me about his startup and give me beta access. I heard his pitch and was skeptical. I was also tired, cranky and missing my kids – so my frame of mind wasn’t the most positive.<p>I went into …

Announcing our newest offering — Read.it!

For the past few months, the team here at Scoop.it has been focusing on “taking curation beyond the platform,” our own little bit of rebellion …

HTML5 lovers rejoice: Famo.us to make its platform free for developers

Remember Famo.us, the San Francisco-based start-up that wowed us with its ultra-brisk HTML5 and javascript demo at the Disrupt conference last year? …