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By Rex Santus2014-10-21 08:37:51 UTC

Dyson thinks your humidifier is gross.
You might use in a humidifier, especially in the colder months, to help with dry skin, nosebleeds and other winter ailments. But these machines don’t treat the water they disperse into the room. So Dyson thinks they can act as a sort of germ cannon that could actually contribute to cold- or flu-like symptoms, rather than preventing them.

See also: Dyson Robot Vacuum Is Real and It Sees Everything

To stop that, the British company — better known for its vacuum cleaners and hand dryers — has engineered its own device, simply called the Dyson humidifier. This one cleans the water it uses before hydrating the air.

The Dyson humidifier uses ultraviolet light to neutralize 99.9% of bacteria in the water it uses, the company says.
The humidifier also acts as a fan, boasting a similar design to Dyson’s Air Multiplier fans, which are blade-free. A single tank of water should last up to 18 hours.
Dyson says there were 643 prototypes, and it cost more that $60 million to develop the device. No word on retail price, but if Dyson’s Air Multiplier fans are any indication, you are not going to find this humidifier in any bargain-discount sections.
If you are in the U.S., don’t expect to get your hands on a Dyson humidifier in time for winter. The device does not hit stateside until fall 2015.
Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.
Topics: Dev & Design, dyson, flu season, Gadgets, Tech
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What’s This?

Dyson-humidifier

Image: Dyson

Dyson thinks your humidifier is gross.

You might use in a humidifier, especially in the colder months, to help with dry skin, nosebleeds and other winter ailments. But these machines don’t treat the water they disperse into the room. So Dyson thinks they can act as a sort of germ cannon that could actually contribute to cold- or flu-like symptoms, rather than preventing them.

To stop that, the British company — better known for its vacuum cleaners and hand dryers — has engineered its own device, simply called the Dyson humidifier. This one cleans the water it uses before hydrating the air.

The Dyson humidifier uses ultraviolet light to neutralize 99.9% of bacteria in the water it uses, the company says.

The humidifier also acts as a fan, boasting a similar design to Dyson’s Air Multiplier fans, which are blade-free. A single tank of water should last up to 18 hours.

Dyson says there were 643 prototypes, and it cost more that $60 million to develop the device. No word on retail price, but if Dyson’s Air Multiplier fans are any indication, you are not going to find this humidifier in any bargain-discount sections.

If you are in the U.S., don’t expect to get your hands on a Dyson humidifier in time for winter. The device does not hit stateside until fall 2015.

Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.

Topics: Dev & Design, dyson, flu season, Gadgets, Tech

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Today is, sadly, the final day of Disrupt London. But though we’re heartbroken that our London conference is coming to an end, we’re thrilled about the content we have in store for you today.
We’ll be joined by Brian Armstrong from Coinbase, Michael Acton Smith from Mind Candy, and Ed Vaizey, the British Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, among many many more.
Plus, we’ll find out which of the Startup Battlefield finalists will take home the Disrupt Cup, some cash, and bragging rights for the next year.
It’s going to be a blast!
But if you can’t make it down to foggy London town, you can at least watch the whole thing from the comfort of your own home or office.

All times in GMT
Monday, October 20, 2014
9:00am – 9:05am
Opening Remarks by TechCrunch
9:05am – 9:30am
Fireside Chat with Google Ventures EU: Tom Hulme, Avid Larizadeh, Bill Maris, Peter Read, MG Siegler, Eze Vidra
9:30am – 9:50am
In Conversation with Uri Levine (Waze, FeeX)
9:50am – 10:10am
Fireside Chat with Maelle Gavet (Ozon)
10:10am – 10:30am
Founders Stories: Onno Faber (TapTalk)
10:30am – 10:45am
BREAK
10:45am – 11:10am
From Shoreditch to Berlin and Beyond, Building the European Tech Hubs: Carlos Eduardo Espinal (Seedcamp) , Rohan Silva (Second Home), Tine Thygesen (Everplaces), Jason Whitmire (Earlybird)
11:10am – 11:35am
Fireside Chat with Neelie Kroes (European Commission)
11:35am – 12:00pm
The Acceleration of Digital Medicine: Peter Hames (Big Health), Dr. Dominic King (HELIX Centre, Imperial College London)
12:00pm – 12:25pm
Fireside Chat with Justin Kan (Y Combinator)
12:25pm – 12:45pm
Fireside Chat with Jason Goldberg (Fab, Hem)
12:45pm – 2:00pm
LUNCH
2:00pm – 2:10pm
Hackathon Highlights
2:10pm – 2:30pm
Fireside Chat with Tim Armstrong (AOL)
Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher
2:30pm – 2:35pm
How the Startup Battlefield Works
2:35pm – 3:35pm
Startup Battlefield Session One – Access
Judges: Niko Bonatsos (General Catalyst),  Jon Bradford (Techstars), Bindi Karia (Silicon Valley Bank), Brenden Mulligan (Cluster)
3:35pm – 3:45pm
BREAK
3:45pm – 4:45pm
Startup Battlefield Session Two – Explore
Judges: Benjamin Joffe (HXLR8R), Nenad Marovac (DN Capital), Florian Meissner (EyeEm), Sitar Teli (Connect Ventures)
4:45pm – 4:55pm
BREAK
4:55pm – 6:00pm
Startup Battlefield Session Three – Track
Judges: Alice Bentinck (Entrepreneur First), Simon Cook (DFJ Esprit), Alex Macpherson (Octopus Ventures), Christophe Maire (angel investor)
9:00pm – midnight
After Party at The Gable
25 Moorgate, London EC2R 6AR

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
9:00am – 9:10am
Opening Remarks by TechCrunch
9:10am – 9:40am
Funding Europe’s Next Unicorn: Philippe Botteri (Accel Partners), Saul Klein (Index Ventures), Eileen Burbidge (Passion Capital), Daniel Waterhouse (Balderton Capital)
9:40am – 10:05am
In Conversation with Brian Armstrong (Coinbase)
10:05am – 10:30am
Founders Stories with Michael Acton Smith (Mind Candy)
10:30am – 10:40am
Startup Battlefield Alumni Update
10:40pm – 11:00am
BREAK
11:00am – 11:25am
Fireside Chat with Matthew Prince and Michelle Zatlyn (Cloudflare)
Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher
11:25am – 11:30am
How the Startup Battlefield Works
11:30am – 1:00pm
Startup Battlefield Finals
Judges: Mat Braddy (Just Eat), Sonali DeRycker (Accel), Brent Hoberman (PROfounders Capital), Klaus Hommels (Lakestar), Mattias Ljungman (Atomico)
1:00pm – 2:30pm
LUNCH
2:30pm – 2:50pm
In Conversation with Morten Lund (LundXY)
2:50pm – 3:10pm
Founder Stories with Eben Upton (Raspberry Pi)
3:10pm – 3:30pm
Fireside Chat with Eric Wahlforss (Soundcloud)
3:30pm – 3:50pm
Fireside Chat with Mikkel Svane (Zendesk)
3:50pm – 4:05pm
BREAK
4:05pm – 4:30pm
Money, Money, Money: Taavet Hinrikus (Transferwise), Damian Kimmelman (DueDil), Jeff Lynn (Seedrs)
4:30pm – 4:50pm
Founder Stories with Adora Cheung (Homejoy)
4:50pm – 5:10pm
Fireside Chat with Ed Vaizey (Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy)
5:10pm – 5:35pm
Fireside Chat with Peter Fenton (Benchmark) and Solomon Hykes (Docker)
5:35pm – 6:00pm
Founder Stories with Frédéric Mazzella (BlaBlaCar)
6:00pm – 6:30pm
Closing Awards Ceremony
6:30pm – 7:00pm
Closing Cocktail Reception, hosted by Microsoft Ventures
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Today is, sadly, the final day of Disrupt London. But though we’re heartbroken that our London conference is coming to an end, we’re thrilled about the content we have in store for you today.

We’ll be joined by Brian Armstrong from Coinbase, Michael Acton Smith from Mind Candy, and Ed Vaizey, the British Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, among many many more.

Plus, we’ll find out which of the Startup Battlefield finalists will take home the Disrupt Cup, some cash, and bragging rights for the next year.

It’s going to be a blast!

But if you can’t make it down to foggy London town, you can at least watch the whole thing from the comfort of your own home or office.

agenda

All times in GMT

Monday, October 20, 2014

9:00am – 9:05am

Opening Remarks by TechCrunch

9:05am – 9:30am

Fireside Chat with Google Ventures EU: Tom Hulme, Avid Larizadeh, Bill MarisPeter Read, MG Siegler, Eze Vidra

9:30am – 9:50am

In Conversation with Uri Levine (Waze, FeeX)

9:50am – 10:10am

Fireside Chat with Maelle Gavet (Ozon)

10:10am – 10:30am

Founders Stories: Onno Faber (TapTalk)

10:30am – 10:45am

BREAK

10:45am – 11:10am

From Shoreditch to Berlin and Beyond, Building the European Tech Hubs: Carlos Eduardo Espinal (Seedcamp) , Rohan Silva (Second Home), Tine Thygesen (Everplaces), Jason Whitmire (Earlybird)

11:10am – 11:35am

Fireside Chat with Neelie Kroes (European Commission)

11:35am – 12:00pm

The Acceleration of Digital Medicine: Peter Hames (Big Health), Dr. Dominic King (HELIX Centre, Imperial College London)

12:00pm – 12:25pm

Fireside Chat with Justin Kan (Y Combinator)

12:25pm – 12:45pm

Fireside Chat with Jason Goldberg (Fab, Hem)

12:45pm – 2:00pm

LUNCH

2:00pm – 2:10pm

Hackathon Highlights

2:10pm – 2:30pm

Fireside Chat with Tim Armstrong (AOL)

Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher

2:30pm – 2:35pm

How the Startup Battlefield Works

2:35pm – 3:35pm

Startup Battlefield Session One – Access

Judges: Niko Bonatsos (General Catalyst),  Jon Bradford (Techstars), Bindi Karia (Silicon Valley Bank), Brenden Mulligan (Cluster)

3:35pm – 3:45pm

BREAK

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Startup Battlefield Session Two – Explore

Judges: Benjamin Joffe (HXLR8R), Nenad Marovac (DN Capital), Florian Meissner (EyeEm), Sitar Teli (Connect Ventures)

4:45pm – 4:55pm

BREAK

4:55pm – 6:00pm

Startup Battlefield Session Three – Track

Judges: Alice Bentinck (Entrepreneur First), Simon Cook (DFJ Esprit), Alex Macpherson (Octopus Ventures), Christophe Maire (angel investor)

9:00pm – midnight

After Party at The Gable

25 Moorgate, London EC2R 6AR

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

9:00am – 9:10am

Opening Remarks by TechCrunch

9:10am – 9:40am

Funding Europe’s Next Unicorn: Philippe Botteri (Accel Partners), Saul Klein (Index Ventures), Eileen Burbidge (Passion Capital), Daniel Waterhouse (Balderton Capital)

9:40am – 10:05am

In Conversation with Brian Armstrong (Coinbase)

10:05am – 10:30am

Founders Stories with Michael Acton Smith (Mind Candy)

10:30am – 10:40am

Startup Battlefield Alumni Update

10:40pm – 11:00am

BREAK

11:00am – 11:25am

Fireside Chat with Matthew Prince and Michelle Zatlyn (Cloudflare)

Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher

11:25am – 11:30am

How the Startup Battlefield Works

11:30am – 1:00pm

Startup Battlefield Finals

Judges: Mat Braddy (Just Eat), Sonali DeRycker (Accel), Brent Hoberman (PROfounders Capital), Klaus Hommels (Lakestar), Mattias Ljungman (Atomico)

1:00pm – 2:30pm

LUNCH

2:30pm – 2:50pm

In Conversation with Morten Lund (LundXY)

2:50pm – 3:10pm

Founder Stories with Eben Upton (Raspberry Pi)

3:10pm – 3:30pm

Fireside Chat with Eric Wahlforss (Soundcloud)

3:30pm – 3:50pm

Fireside Chat with Mikkel Svane (Zendesk)

3:50pm – 4:05pm

BREAK

4:05pm – 4:30pm

Money, Money, Money: Taavet Hinrikus (Transferwise), Damian Kimmelman (DueDil), Jeff Lynn (Seedrs)

4:30pm – 4:50pm

Founder Stories with Adora Cheung (Homejoy)

4:50pm – 5:10pm

Fireside Chat with Ed Vaizey (Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy)

5:10pm – 5:35pm

Fireside Chat with Peter Fenton (Benchmark) and Solomon Hykes (Docker)

5:35pm – 6:00pm

Founder Stories with Frédéric Mazzella (BlaBlaCar)

6:00pm – 6:30pm

Closing Awards Ceremony

6:30pm – 7:00pm

Closing Cocktail Reception, hosted by Microsoft Ventures

http://blog.seaofinfo.com/italian-parliament-publishes-draft-internet-bill-of-rights-2/
http://pixel.quantserve.com/pixel/p-89EKCgBk8MZdE.gifFor several years, Techdirt covered the twists and turns of the “Marco Civil” saga, Brazil’s bill of rights for the Internet, which finally passed back in March. Rather depressingly, this welcome move seemed to be something of a one-off, but now the Italian Parliament has announced its own draft bill of rights. Here’s the introduction (original in Italian — pdf):

The Internet has contributed decisively to the redefinition of both the private and public space, to structure the relationships between people and between people and institutions. It has cancelled borders and built new means of production and the use of knowledge. It has expanded the possibilities for direct intervention in the public sphere by individuals. It has modified the organization of work. It has allowed the development of a more open and free society. The Internet should be considered as a global resource and one that meets the criterion of universality.
The European Union is today the region of the world with the highest constitutional protection for personal data, explicitly recognized by Article 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, which is the point of reference for specifying principles concerning the operation of the Internet, even in a global context.
This Statement of Rights on the Internet is based upon the full recognition of freedom, equality, dignity and diversity of each person. The guarantee of these rights is a necessary condition for ensuring the democratic functioning of institutions, and in order to avoid the dominance of public and private powers that could lead to a society of surveillance, control and social selection.
The Internet is configured as an increasingly-important space for the self-organization of individuals and groups, and as a vital tool for promoting individual and collective participation in democratic processes and meaningful equality.
The principles regarding the Internet also take account of its structure as an economic space that makes possible innovation, fair competition and growth in a democratic context.
A Declaration of Rights for the Internet is an essential tool to provide a constitutional foundation for principles and rights at a supranational level.

There then follow 14 digital rights, including things like basic human rights; right to access the Net; Net neutrality; control of personal data online; protection against surveillance without the approval of a judge; right to online anonymity; and the right to be forgotten.
The present document is just a draft, and input will be gathered from many quarters, including the public, who can make comments and suggestions using an online system. That’s only in Italian, for understandable reasons, but it would be good if translations into other major languages were made to allow an even wider consultation. After all, a bill of rights for the Internet is something that concerns everyone, not just citizens of enlightened nations like Brazil and Italy.
Follow me @glynmoody on Twitter or identi.ca, and +glynmoody on Google+
http://blog.seaofinfo.com/italian-parliament-publishes-draft-internet-bill-of-rights-2/
http://pixel.quantserve.com/pixel/p-89EKCgBk8MZdE.gif
For several years, Techdirt covered the twists and turns of the “Marco Civil” saga, Brazil’s bill of rights for the Internet, which finally passed back in March. Rather depressingly, this welcome move seemed to be something of a one-off, but now the Italian Parliament has announced its own draft bill of rights. Here’s the introduction (original in Italian — pdf):

The Internet has contributed decisively to the redefinition of both the private and public space, to structure the relationships between people and between people and institutions. It has cancelled borders and built new means of production and the use of knowledge. It has expanded the possibilities for direct intervention in the public sphere by individuals. It has modified the organization of work. It has allowed the development of a more open and free society. The Internet should be considered as a global resource and one that meets the criterion of universality.

The European Union is today the region of the world with the highest constitutional protection for personal data, explicitly recognized by Article 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, which is the point of reference for specifying principles concerning the operation of the Internet, even in a global context.

This Statement of Rights on the Internet is based upon the full recognition of freedom, equality, dignity and diversity of each person. The guarantee of these rights is a necessary condition for ensuring the democratic functioning of institutions, and in order to avoid the dominance of public and private powers that could lead to a society of surveillance, control and social selection.

The Internet is configured as an increasingly-important space for the self-organization of individuals and groups, and as a vital tool for promoting individual and collective participation in democratic processes and meaningful equality.

The principles regarding the Internet also take account of its structure as an economic space that makes possible innovation, fair competition and growth in a democratic context.

A Declaration of Rights for the Internet is an essential tool to provide a constitutional foundation for principles and rights at a supranational level.

There then follow 14 digital rights, including things like basic human rights; right to access the Net; Net neutrality; control of personal data online; protection against surveillance without the approval of a judge; right to online anonymity; and the right to be forgotten.

The present document is just a draft, and input will be gathered from many quarters, including the public, who can make comments and suggestions using an online system. That’s only in Italian, for understandable reasons, but it would be good if translations into other major languages were made to allow an even wider consultation. After all, a bill of rights for the Internet is something that concerns everyone, not just citizens of enlightened nations like Brazil and Italy.

Follow me @glynmoody on Twitter or identi.ca, and +glynmoody on Google+

http://blog.seaofinfo.com/italian-parliament-publishes-draft-internet-bill-of-rights/
http://pixel.quantserve.com/pixel/p-89EKCgBk8MZdE.gifFor several years, Techdirt covered the twists and turns of the “Marco Civil” saga, Brazil’s bill of rights for the Internet, which finally passed back in March. Rather depressingly, this welcome move seemed to be something of a one-off, but now the Italian Parliament has announced its own draft bill of rights. Here’s the introduction (original in Italian — pdf):

The Internet has contributed decisively to the redefinition of both the private and public space, to structure the relationships between people and between people and institutions. It has cancelled borders and built new means of production and the use of knowledge. It has expanded the possibilities for direct intervention in the public sphere by individuals. It has modified the organization of work. It has allowed the development of a more open and free society. The Internet should be considered as a global resource and one that meets the criterion of universality.
The European Union is today the region of the world with the highest constitutional protection for personal data, explicitly recognized by Article 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, which is the point of reference for specifying principles concerning the operation of the Internet, even in a global context.
This Statement of Rights on the Internet is based upon the full recognition of freedom, equality, dignity and diversity of each person. The guarantee of these rights is a necessary condition for ensuring the democratic functioning of institutions, and in order to avoid the dominance of public and private powers that could lead to a society of surveillance, control and social selection.
The Internet is configured as an increasingly-important space for the self-organization of individuals and groups, and as a vital tool for promoting individual and collective participation in democratic processes and meaningful equality.
The principles regarding the Internet also take account of its structure as an economic space that makes possible innovation, fair competition and growth in a democratic context.
A Declaration of Rights for the Internet is an essential tool to provide a constitutional foundation for principles and rights at a supranational level.

There then follow 14 digital rights, including things like basic human rights; right to access the Net; Net neutrality; control of personal data online; protection against surveillance without the approval of a judge; right to online anonymity; and the right to be forgotten.
The present document is just a draft, and input will be gathered from many quarters, including the public, who can make comments and suggestions using an online system. That’s only in Italian, for understandable reasons, but it would be good if translations into other major languages were made to allow an even wider consultation. After all, a bill of rights for the Internet is something that concerns everyone, not just citizens of enlightened nations like Brazil and Italy.
Follow me @glynmoody on Twitter or identi.ca, and +glynmoody on Google+
http://blog.seaofinfo.com/italian-parliament-publishes-draft-internet-bill-of-rights/
http://pixel.quantserve.com/pixel/p-89EKCgBk8MZdE.gif
For several years, Techdirt covered the twists and turns of the “Marco Civil” saga, Brazil’s bill of rights for the Internet, which finally passed back in March. Rather depressingly, this welcome move seemed to be something of a one-off, but now the Italian Parliament has announced its own draft bill of rights. Here’s the introduction (original in Italian — pdf):

The Internet has contributed decisively to the redefinition of both the private and public space, to structure the relationships between people and between people and institutions. It has cancelled borders and built new means of production and the use of knowledge. It has expanded the possibilities for direct intervention in the public sphere by individuals. It has modified the organization of work. It has allowed the development of a more open and free society. The Internet should be considered as a global resource and one that meets the criterion of universality.

The European Union is today the region of the world with the highest constitutional protection for personal data, explicitly recognized by Article 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, which is the point of reference for specifying principles concerning the operation of the Internet, even in a global context.

This Statement of Rights on the Internet is based upon the full recognition of freedom, equality, dignity and diversity of each person. The guarantee of these rights is a necessary condition for ensuring the democratic functioning of institutions, and in order to avoid the dominance of public and private powers that could lead to a society of surveillance, control and social selection.

The Internet is configured as an increasingly-important space for the self-organization of individuals and groups, and as a vital tool for promoting individual and collective participation in democratic processes and meaningful equality.

The principles regarding the Internet also take account of its structure as an economic space that makes possible innovation, fair competition and growth in a democratic context.

A Declaration of Rights for the Internet is an essential tool to provide a constitutional foundation for principles and rights at a supranational level.

There then follow 14 digital rights, including things like basic human rights; right to access the Net; Net neutrality; control of personal data online; protection against surveillance without the approval of a judge; right to online anonymity; and the right to be forgotten.

The present document is just a draft, and input will be gathered from many quarters, including the public, who can make comments and suggestions using an online system. That’s only in Italian, for understandable reasons, but it would be good if translations into other major languages were made to allow an even wider consultation. After all, a bill of rights for the Internet is something that concerns everyone, not just citizens of enlightened nations like Brazil and Italy.

Follow me @glynmoody on Twitter or identi.ca, and +glynmoody on Google+

http://blog.seaofinfo.com/letters-from-bojan-the-struggle-becomes-real-2/
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The earnest question of whether Lionel Messi could do it on a cold, wet night in Stoke has persisted as a cliched joke for a few years now. So when Barcelona surprisingly sold Bojan, a 24-year-old once hyped as the next Messi, to Stoke City, the only explanation was that Messi personally asked him to go there on an expedition to see if the conditions in this mythical place are as challenging as the fables suggest. This is Bojan‘s third letter back to his friend.
Dear Leo,
The days are getting shorter and the leaves are falling from the trees like tears from my face. I have only started one match since I last wrote to you two months ago. I am quickly learning that English football truly is as cruel a place as the legends say. Maybe even worse. With that said, I hope you are well.
This has been a very confusing time for me. I knew the cold, wet nights would be the ultimate test, but I had no idea that even the semi-warm, mostly dry afternoons would be this bad. Since I have been spending so much time on the bench, Mr. Hughes has given me his mobile phone to hold in case Pep Guardiola calls him to ask for advice during a match. But Pep never calls. I am starting to think that Mr. Hughes is not as close with Pep as he has led me to believe.
Despite my personal troubles, the rest of the team is performing fairly well. You will be happy to know that my wish upon a star for The Crouchie’s enchanted broomstick limbs to produce goals has worked and he has since scored exactly three of them. I asked him if he would do the same for me, but I don’t think he heard me since he is so much taller and I thought it might be rude to climb him like a beanstalk in order to get closer to his ear. After all, we are still just getting to know each other. Perhaps I will ask Princess Abbey to pass along my request since she is smaller.
One friend I have made already is Steven N’zonzi. He is French and he gives me pastries to eat while I sit on the bench. The only problem is that Charlie Adam, who is most definitely not my friend, usually takes them from me before we leave the dressing room. He calls them his “tackling fuel” and he chews them with his mouth open. I have started avoiding all local bridges out of fear that Charlie Adam lives under one of them with the rest of his troll clan.
As hard as I have had it, Mario Balotelli, my friend from our short time together under the rule of the Bunga King in Milan, has it much, much worse. The English sorcerers have cast a spell on Mario that makes all of his shots go straight up into the sky instead of into the goal, as he intends them to. I can tell that Mario is also very frustrated, but I am certain that we will develop enchantments of our own before the cold and wet nights come.
Yours in bravery,
Bojan
P.S. Tell Shakira to send all of the ingredients she used in the potion that made Pique like her. 
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 (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

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The earnest question of whether Lionel Messi could do it on a cold, wet night in Stoke has persisted as a cliched joke for a few years now. So when Barcelona surprisingly sold Bojan, a 24-year-old once hyped as the next Messi, to Stoke City, the only explanation was that Messi personally asked him to go there on an expedition to see if the conditions in this mythical place are as challenging as the fables suggest. This is Bojan‘s third letter back to his friend.

Dear Leo,

The days are getting shorter and the leaves are falling from the trees like tears from my face. I have only started one match since I last wrote to you two months ago. I am quickly learning that English football truly is as cruel a place as the legends say. Maybe even worse. With that said, I hope you are well.

This has been a very confusing time for me. I knew the cold, wet nights would be the ultimate test, but I had no idea that even the semi-warm, mostly dry afternoons would be this bad. Since I have been spending so much time on the bench, Mr. Hughes has given me his mobile phone to hold in case Pep Guardiola calls him to ask for advice during a match. But Pep never calls. I am starting to think that Mr. Hughes is not as close with Pep as he has led me to believe.

Despite my personal troubles, the rest of the team is performing fairly well. You will be happy to know that my wish upon a star for The Crouchie’s enchanted broomstick limbs to produce goals has worked and he has since scored exactly three of them. I asked him if he would do the same for me, but I don’t think he heard me since he is so much taller and I thought it might be rude to climb him like a beanstalk in order to get closer to his ear. After all, we are still just getting to know each other. Perhaps I will ask Princess Abbey to pass along my request since she is smaller.

One friend I have made already is Steven N’zonzi. He is French and he gives me pastries to eat while I sit on the bench. The only problem is that Charlie Adam, who is most definitely not my friend, usually takes them from me before we leave the dressing room. He calls them his “tackling fuel” and he chews them with his mouth open. I have started avoiding all local bridges out of fear that Charlie Adam lives under one of them with the rest of his troll clan.

As hard as I have had it, Mario Balotelli, my friend from our short time together under the rule of the Bunga King in Milan, has it much, much worse. The English sorcerers have cast a spell on Mario that makes all of his shots go straight up into the sky instead of into the goal, as he intends them to. I can tell that Mario is also very frustrated, but I am certain that we will develop enchantments of our own before the cold and wet nights come.

Yours in bravery,

Bojan

P.S. Tell Shakira to send all of the ingredients she used in the potion that made Pique like her. 

Previously in Letters from Bojan: The incredible journey begins

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http://blog.seaofinfo.com/letters-from-bojan-the-struggle-becomes-real/
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 (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

The earnest question of whether Lionel Messi could do it on a cold, wet night in Stoke has persisted as a cliched joke for a few years now. So when Barcelona surprisingly sold Bojan, a 24-year-old once hyped as the next Messi, to Stoke City, the only explanation was that Messi personally asked him to go there on an expedition to see if the conditions in this mythical place are as challenging as the fables suggest. This is Bojan‘s third letter back to his friend.
Dear Leo,
The days are getting shorter and the leaves are falling from the trees like tears from my face. I have only started one match since I last wrote to you two months ago. I am quickly learning that English football truly is as cruel a place as the legends say. Maybe even worse. With that said, I hope you are well.
This has been a very confusing time for me. I knew the cold, wet nights would be the ultimate test, but I had no idea that even the semi-warm, mostly dry afternoons would be this bad. Since I have been spending so much time on the bench, Mr. Hughes has given me his mobile phone to hold in case Pep Guardiola calls him to ask for advice during a match. But Pep never calls. I am starting to think that Mr. Hughes is not as close with Pep as he has led me to believe.
Despite my personal troubles, the rest of the team is performing fairly well. You will be happy to know that my wish upon a star for The Crouchie’s enchanted broomstick limbs to produce goals has worked and he has since scored exactly three of them. I asked him if he would do the same for me, but I don’t think he heard me since he is so much taller and I thought it might be rude to climb him like a beanstalk in order to get closer to his ear. After all, we are still just getting to know each other. Perhaps I will ask Princess Abbey to pass along my request since she is smaller.
One friend I have made already is Steven N’zonzi. He is French and he gives me pastries to eat while I sit on the bench. The only problem is that Charlie Adam, who is most definitely not my friend, usually takes them from me before we leave the dressing room. He calls them his “tackling fuel” and he chews them with his mouth open. I have started avoiding all local bridges out of fear that Charlie Adam lives under one of them with the rest of his troll clan.
As hard as I have had it, Mario Balotelli, my friend from our short time together under the rule of the Bunga King in Milan, has it much, much worse. The English sorcerers have cast a spell on Mario that makes all of his shots go straight up into the sky instead of into the goal, as he intends them to. I can tell that Mario is also very frustrated, but I am certain that we will develop enchantments of our own before the cold and wet nights come.
Yours in bravery,
Bojan
P.S. Tell Shakira to send all of the ingredients she used in the potion that made Pique like her. 
Previously in Letters from Bojan: The incredible journey begins
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Pep Guardiola
http://blog.seaofinfo.com/letters-from-bojan-the-struggle-becomes-real/
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 (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

 (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

The earnest question of whether Lionel Messi could do it on a cold, wet night in Stoke has persisted as a cliched joke for a few years now. So when Barcelona surprisingly sold Bojan, a 24-year-old once hyped as the next Messi, to Stoke City, the only explanation was that Messi personally asked him to go there on an expedition to see if the conditions in this mythical place are as challenging as the fables suggest. This is Bojan‘s third letter back to his friend.

Dear Leo,

The days are getting shorter and the leaves are falling from the trees like tears from my face. I have only started one match since I last wrote to you two months ago. I am quickly learning that English football truly is as cruel a place as the legends say. Maybe even worse. With that said, I hope you are well.

This has been a very confusing time for me. I knew the cold, wet nights would be the ultimate test, but I had no idea that even the semi-warm, mostly dry afternoons would be this bad. Since I have been spending so much time on the bench, Mr. Hughes has given me his mobile phone to hold in case Pep Guardiola calls him to ask for advice during a match. But Pep never calls. I am starting to think that Mr. Hughes is not as close with Pep as he has led me to believe.

Despite my personal troubles, the rest of the team is performing fairly well. You will be happy to know that my wish upon a star for The Crouchie’s enchanted broomstick limbs to produce goals has worked and he has since scored exactly three of them. I asked him if he would do the same for me, but I don’t think he heard me since he is so much taller and I thought it might be rude to climb him like a beanstalk in order to get closer to his ear. After all, we are still just getting to know each other. Perhaps I will ask Princess Abbey to pass along my request since she is smaller.

One friend I have made already is Steven N’zonzi. He is French and he gives me pastries to eat while I sit on the bench. The only problem is that Charlie Adam, who is most definitely not my friend, usually takes them from me before we leave the dressing room. He calls them his “tackling fuel” and he chews them with his mouth open. I have started avoiding all local bridges out of fear that Charlie Adam lives under one of them with the rest of his troll clan.

As hard as I have had it, Mario Balotelli, my friend from our short time together under the rule of the Bunga King in Milan, has it much, much worse. The English sorcerers have cast a spell on Mario that makes all of his shots go straight up into the sky instead of into the goal, as he intends them to. I can tell that Mario is also very frustrated, but I am certain that we will develop enchantments of our own before the cold and wet nights come.

Yours in bravery,

Bojan

P.S. Tell Shakira to send all of the ingredients she used in the potion that made Pique like her. 

Previously in Letters from Bojan: The incredible journey begins

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By The Associated Press2014-10-21 09:43:37 +0200
ATLANTA — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.
Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice for protective gear since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the United States.

See also: Should the Ebola Quarantine Be Longer Than 21 Days?

The new guidelines set a firmer standard, calling for full-body garb and hoods that protect worker’s necks; setting rigorous rules for removal of equipment and disinfection of gloved hands; and calling for a “site manager” to supervise the putting on and taking off of equipment.
They also say health workers who may be involved in an Ebola patient’s care should repeatedly practice and demonstrate proficiency in donning and removing gear — before ever being allowed near a patient.
And they ask hospitals to establish designated areas for putting on and taking off equipment, whether it’s a room adjacent to an Ebola patient’s room or a hallway area cordoned off with a plastic sheet.
Nurses’ groups and other hospital workers had pressed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the new guidance, saying the old advice was confusing and inadequate, and workers felt unprepared.
It’s not clear exactly how or when the two nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital became infected. Hospital officials have said they were following CDC guidance while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan.
“The bottom line is the guidelines didn’t work for that hospital,” said CDC director, Dr. Tom Frieden, in announcing the revision.
He said the latest advice offers an “extra margin of safety” and is better suited to U.S. hospitals where more high-risk procedures may be used. Earlier CDC guidelines had been based on treatment of Ebola patients in Africa, which sometimes has occurred in medical tents. That advice also allowed hospitals some flexibility with wearing protective garb when dealing with a suspected — not confirmed — case of Ebola.
The CDC cannot require hospitals to follow the guidance; it’s merely official advice. But these are the rules hospitals are following as they face the possibility of encountering patients with a deadly infectious disease that a few months ago had never been seen in this country.
Duncan was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. The Liberian came down with Ebola symptoms last month, a few days after arriving in Dallas from West Africa.
Duncan went to the hospital on Sept. 25 but was not tested for, or diagnosed with, Ebola. He was admitted a few days later, and died Oct. 8.
Duncan’s case led to the monitoring of about 50 people who came in contact with him before his second trip to the hospital, and dozens of health care workers who cared for him after his admission.
The 50 in the initial group have just passed a 21-day observation period and no longer are deemed at risk for coming down with the disease. Among them was Youngor Jallah, who spent the past three weeks confined to her small apartment with her children and boyfriend, fearing they had contracted the virus from Duncan, her mother’s fiance.
On Monday, Jallah beamed as she sent her children back to school with clearance from the Dallas County health department tucked into their backpacks. Her mother emerged from her own confinement and started looking for a new place to live.
“We were sitting here traumatized,” Jallah told The Associated Press on Monday. “We just thank God we never came down with the virus.”
There are now about 120 people in Texas being monitored for symptoms, with their wait period ending Nov. 7, said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. In Ohio, about 140 people are being monitored because of contact or potential contact with nurse Amber Vinson, one of the infected nurses. She flew to Cleveland and back over the Columbus Day weekend.
Meanwhile, an American doctor who was being treated for Ebola in in Atlanta since early September was released from Emory University Hospital on Sunday. Hospital and health officials never released his name, in keeping with his family’s wish for privacy.
After Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola, Jallah’s mother, Louise Troh; Troh’s 13-year-old son; Duncan’s nephew, and a family friend were ordered by a Dallas court to stay inside the apartment among Duncan’s used linens. Five days later they were evacuated to a four-bedroom home in an isolated corner of a 13-acre gated property owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas, southwest of downtown.
Except for a few plastic bins filled with personal documents, photographs, trophies and a Bible, the apartment was stripped down to the carpeting and the contents were incinerated.
The city of Dallas announced Monday it is coordinating with a local church and donors to provide Troh with money to pay for six months of housing. Once she chooses a location, nonprofits will assist the family with furniture, linens and other household items, the city said.
“We want to restore what’s lost but more than that, we want to give her a running start on her new life,” said Troh’s pastor, George Mason of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas.
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Ebola8A licensed clinician sanitizes his hands after a simulated training session on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Anniston, Ala.

Image: AP Photo/Brynn Anderson/Associated Press

2014-10-21 09:43:37 +0200

ATLANTA — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice for protective gear since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the United States.

The new guidelines set a firmer standard, calling for full-body garb and hoods that protect worker’s necks; setting rigorous rules for removal of equipment and disinfection of gloved hands; and calling for a “site manager” to supervise the putting on and taking off of equipment.

They also say health workers who may be involved in an Ebola patient’s care should repeatedly practice and demonstrate proficiency in donning and removing gear — before ever being allowed near a patient.

And they ask hospitals to establish designated areas for putting on and taking off equipment, whether it’s a room adjacent to an Ebola patient’s room or a hallway area cordoned off with a plastic sheet.

Nurses’ groups and other hospital workers had pressed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the new guidance, saying the old advice was confusing and inadequate, and workers felt unprepared.

It’s not clear exactly how or when the two nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital became infected. Hospital officials have said they were following CDC guidance while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan.

“The bottom line is the guidelines didn’t work for that hospital,” said CDC director, Dr. Tom Frieden, in announcing the revision.

He said the latest advice offers an “extra margin of safety” and is better suited to U.S. hospitals where more high-risk procedures may be used. Earlier CDC guidelines had been based on treatment of Ebola patients in Africa, which sometimes has occurred in medical tents. That advice also allowed hospitals some flexibility with wearing protective garb when dealing with a suspected — not confirmed — case of Ebola.

The CDC cannot require hospitals to follow the guidance; it’s merely official advice. But these are the rules hospitals are following as they face the possibility of encountering patients with a deadly infectious disease that a few months ago had never been seen in this country.

Duncan was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. The Liberian came down with Ebola symptoms last month, a few days after arriving in Dallas from West Africa.

Duncan went to the hospital on Sept. 25 but was not tested for, or diagnosed with, Ebola. He was admitted a few days later, and died Oct. 8.

Duncan’s case led to the monitoring of about 50 people who came in contact with him before his second trip to the hospital, and dozens of health care workers who cared for him after his admission.

The 50 in the initial group have just passed a 21-day observation period and no longer are deemed at risk for coming down with the disease. Among them was Youngor Jallah, who spent the past three weeks confined to her small apartment with her children and boyfriend, fearing they had contracted the virus from Duncan, her mother’s fiance.

On Monday, Jallah beamed as she sent her children back to school with clearance from the Dallas County health department tucked into their backpacks. Her mother emerged from her own confinement and started looking for a new place to live.

“We were sitting here traumatized,” Jallah told The Associated Press on Monday. “We just thank God we never came down with the virus.”

There are now about 120 people in Texas being monitored for symptoms, with their wait period ending Nov. 7, said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. In Ohio, about 140 people are being monitored because of contact or potential contact with nurse Amber Vinson, one of the infected nurses. She flew to Cleveland and back over the Columbus Day weekend.

Meanwhile, an American doctor who was being treated for Ebola in in Atlanta since early September was released from Emory University Hospital on Sunday. Hospital and health officials never released his name, in keeping with his family’s wish for privacy.

After Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola, Jallah’s mother, Louise Troh; Troh’s 13-year-old son; Duncan’s nephew, and a family friend were ordered by a Dallas court to stay inside the apartment among Duncan’s used linens. Five days later they were evacuated to a four-bedroom home in an isolated corner of a 13-acre gated property owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas, southwest of downtown.

Except for a few plastic bins filled with personal documents, photographs, trophies and a Bible, the apartment was stripped down to the carpeting and the contents were incinerated.

The city of Dallas announced Monday it is coordinating with a local church and donors to provide Troh with money to pay for six months of housing. Once she chooses a location, nonprofits will assist the family with furniture, linens and other household items, the city said.

“We want to restore what’s lost but more than that, we want to give her a running start on her new life,” said Troh’s pastor, George Mason of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas.

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You didn’t think it was just radio stations having fun with Kansas City Royals being in the World Series, did you? World Wrestling Entertainment’s popular “Monday Night Raw” was live from Kansas City on World Series Eve, and the occasion wasn’t going to pass without cheap heat.
Randy Orton — the star of those hilarious RKO Vines — was called on to anger the Kansas City crowd by dissing the Royals. He’s a good fit, considering he’s from St. Louis.
Orton was cutting a promo against John Cena when a “Let’s Go Royals” chant broke out in the crowd. Orton quickly flipped into super heel mode and told the fans:

“The Royals will not win. They will never win. You’ve got at least another 100 years. In your lifetime, you will not see your precious Royals win when it matters.”

John Cena came out shortly thereafter and defended Kansas City’s honor, because that’s what you’re supposed to do when you’re every 8-year-old boy’s favorite wrestler. 





Royals bro on the left sorta looks like younger, beard-less Alex Gordon, doesn’t he?
On another wrestling-meets-baseball note: As far as we know, there are no RKO baseball vines — somebody fix that, woulda ya? — but as tangential entertainment, here’s Giancarlo Stanton getting 619′d by Rey Mysterio. 
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You didn’t think it was just radio stations having fun with Kansas City Royals being in the World Series, did you? World Wrestling Entertainment’s popular “Monday Night Raw” was live from Kansas City on World Series Eve, and the occasion wasn’t going to pass without cheap heat.

Randy Orton — the star of those hilarious RKO Vines — was called on to anger the Kansas City crowd by dissing the Royals. He’s a good fit, considering he’s from St. Louis.

Orton was cutting a promo against John Cena when a “Let’s Go Royals” chant broke out in the crowd. Orton quickly flipped into super heel mode and told the fans:

“The Royals will not win. They will never win. You’ve got at least another 100 years. In your lifetime, you will not see your precious Royals win when it matters.”

John Cena came out shortly thereafter and defended Kansas City’s honor, because that’s what you’re supposed to do when you’re every 8-year-old boy’s favorite wrestler. 

Royals bro on the left sorta looks like younger, beard-less Alex Gordon, doesn’t he?

On another wrestling-meets-baseball note: As far as we know, there are no RKO baseball vines — somebody fix that, woulda ya? — but as tangential entertainment, here’s Giancarlo Stanton getting 619′d by Rey Mysterio. 

More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports:

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You didn’t think it was just radio stations having fun with Kansas City Royals being in the World Series, did you? World Wrestling Entertainment’s popular “Monday Night Raw” was live from Kansas City on World Series Eve, and the occasion wasn’t going to pass without cheap heat.
Randy Orton — the star of those hilarious RKO Vines — was called on to anger the Kansas City crowd by dissing the Royals. He’s a good fit, considering he’s from St. Louis.
Orton was cutting a promo against John Cena when a “Let’s Go Royals” chant broke out in the crowd. Orton quickly flipped into super heel mode and told the fans:

“The Royals will not win. They will never win. You’ve got at least another 100 years. In your lifetime, you will not see your precious Royals win when it matters.”

John Cena came out shortly thereafter and defended Kansas City’s honor, because that’s what you’re supposed to do when you’re every 8-year-old boy’s favorite wrestler. 





Royals bro on the left sorta looks like younger, beard-less Alex Gordon, doesn’t he?
On another wrestling-meets-baseball note: As far as we know, there are no RKO baseball vines — somebody fix that, woulda ya? — but as tangential entertainment, here’s Giancarlo Stanton getting 619′d by Rey Mysterio. 
More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports:
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John Cena
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You didn’t think it was just radio stations having fun with Kansas City Royals being in the World Series, did you? World Wrestling Entertainment’s popular “Monday Night Raw” was live from Kansas City on World Series Eve, and the occasion wasn’t going to pass without cheap heat.

Randy Orton — the star of those hilarious RKO Vines — was called on to anger the Kansas City crowd by dissing the Royals. He’s a good fit, considering he’s from St. Louis.

Orton was cutting a promo against John Cena when a “Let’s Go Royals” chant broke out in the crowd. Orton quickly flipped into super heel mode and told the fans:

“The Royals will not win. They will never win. You’ve got at least another 100 years. In your lifetime, you will not see your precious Royals win when it matters.”

John Cena came out shortly thereafter and defended Kansas City’s honor, because that’s what you’re supposed to do when you’re every 8-year-old boy’s favorite wrestler. 

Royals bro on the left sorta looks like younger, beard-less Alex Gordon, doesn’t he?

On another wrestling-meets-baseball note: As far as we know, there are no RKO baseball vines — somebody fix that, woulda ya? — but as tangential entertainment, here’s Giancarlo Stanton getting 619′d by Rey Mysterio. 

More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports:

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By Monty Munford2014-10-21 06:00:37 UTC

With a population of more than 1.2 billion, India has obvious potential to become the world’s leading tech ecosystem. Unfortunately, that opportunity has been undermined by poor infrastructure, hefty bureaucracy and the divide between the nation’s urban and rural areas. To the east, China has risen across a landscape of shiny highways, while India’s untrammeled ruts are clogged and slow-moving. But India is nonetheless changing, and a new generation of startups is throwing aside the red tape to produce products with global, as well as domestic, impacts.
These 10 Indian startups are doing just that. While competition is fierce in the world’s second most populous country, these businesses reflect the optimism and growing confidence of India’s startup community.

See also: Wisdom for Startup Growth, From 5 People Who’ve Been There

1. Flipkart
Bangalore-based Flipkart has been the poster child for India’s tech startups since its founding seven years ago. The ecommerce company raised $1 billion by the end of July this year, the largest amount of funding ever procured by an Indian company. Given that it raised $210 million the previous year, Flipkart looks poised to become a $100 billion company in the next five years — a fact its owners are planning on.
2. Hike
Launched in December 2012 in Delhi, mobile messaging app Hike now has more than 20 million users. It’s growing exponentially, with more than 60% of users based in India and the rest in the Middle East and Europe. Hike is available on all mobile platforms and has already received two rounds of funding of $22 million.
3. Exotel
Exotel is a cloud telephony company based in Bangalore. It provides services like virtual phone numbers and telephony applications for SMEs, eliminating the need for expensive call centers.
The company received $500,000 in funding from Mumbai Angels and Blume Ventures in March 2012, a year after its founding. It now has more than 500 clients, with plans to add 1,500 more customers by the end of 2014.
4. WebEngage
WebEngage is a customer engagement toolkit that lets ecommerce clients target site visitor segments to offer them online promotions, surveys and offers. The Mumbai-based company works with thousands of customers in more than 40 countries and in 2012 raised $500,000 from India-focused investment company GTI Capital Group.
5. Druva Software
Founded in 2008 and with more than 150 employees, Druva provides more than 3,000 enterprise companies — as well as big-name clients like NASA, Tesla, KMPG and Xerox — with high security data protection on an easy-to-use platform that minimizes IT costs.
To date, the company has received four rounds of funding, totaling $67 million, from investors like Sequoia Capital, Nexus Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital. In August, the company raised $25 million.
6. Cucumbertown
Cucumbertown is a social network for cooks with an online library of thousands of recipes from some of the world’s best chefs, influential bloggers and at-home foodies. The company was founded in Bangalore and now has a U.S. office in Mountain View, California, where it maintains an emphasis on its mobile platform.
In 2012, the company received $300,000 in funding from well-known investors like Farmville’s Sizhao Zao Yang, AngelList and 500 Startups.
7. Zoom
India has an annual $3 billion car rental market, but parking in its biggest cities is nearly impossible. Since 2012, car-sharing startup Zoom has taken on this opportunity by renting electric cars, a first for Indian companies.
The company has raised $2.9 million in three rounds of funding and after originally operating in Bangalore, Zoom now works in the trendy and emerging city of Pune, between Mumbai and the beaches of Goa.
8. Reel
Reel is a video messaging application that lets users record short messages of up to 20 seconds. Users can also choose how many times the message can be seen on a loop and then send to people in in their address book. The recipient can then watch the video on a continuous loop before it automatically deletes. The Bangalore-based company launched its app on Google Play in September.
9. Zomato
Zomato has a curated list of more than 200,000 global restaurants in 35 cities across 11 countries, from which customers can choose and compare reviews.
After recently raising $37 million for expansion into North America, Zomato’s restaurant discovery business has moved on from its original model of users in India scanning in menus to compare dishes.
10. Urban Ladder
Urban Ladder was founded in July 2012 to provide a curated destination for the urban Indian consumer to build beautiful homes. The website provides the rapidly growing Indian middle class with a wide range of contemporary designs of high quality, handcrafted furniture that blends beauty with functionality. The company recently raised $21 million in funding and counts Steadview Capital, SAIF Partners and Kalaari Capital among its backers.
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With a population of more than 1.2 billion, India has obvious potential to become the world’s leading tech ecosystem. Unfortunately, that opportunity has been undermined by poor infrastructure, hefty bureaucracy and the divide between the nation’s urban and rural areas. To the east, China has risen across a landscape of shiny highways, while India’s untrammeled ruts are clogged and slow-moving. But India is nonetheless changing, and a new generation of startups is throwing aside the red tape to produce products with global, as well as domestic, impacts.

These 10 Indian startups are doing just that. While competition is fierce in the world’s second most populous country, these businesses reflect the optimism and growing confidence of India’s startup community.

1. Flipkart

Bangalore-based Flipkart has been the poster child for India’s tech startups since its founding seven years ago. The ecommerce company raised $1 billion by the end of July this year, the largest amount of funding ever procured by an Indian company. Given that it raised $210 million the previous year, Flipkart looks poised to become a $100 billion company in the next five years — a fact its owners are planning on.

2. Hike

Launched in December 2012 in Delhi, mobile messaging app Hike now has more than 20 million users. It’s growing exponentially, with more than 60% of users based in India and the rest in the Middle East and Europe. Hike is available on all mobile platforms and has already received two rounds of funding of $22 million.

3. Exotel

Exotel is a cloud telephony company based in Bangalore. It provides services like virtual phone numbers and telephony applications for SMEs, eliminating the need for expensive call centers.

The company received $500,000 in funding from Mumbai Angels and Blume Ventures in March 2012, a year after its founding. It now has more than 500 clients, with plans to add 1,500 more customers by the end of 2014.

4. WebEngage

WebEngage is a customer engagement toolkit that lets ecommerce clients target site visitor segments to offer them online promotions, surveys and offers. The Mumbai-based company works with thousands of customers in more than 40 countries and in 2012 raised $500,000 from India-focused investment company GTI Capital Group.

5. Druva Software

Founded in 2008 and with more than 150 employees, Druva provides more than 3,000 enterprise companies — as well as big-name clients like NASA, Tesla, KMPG and Xerox — with high security data protection on an easy-to-use platform that minimizes IT costs.

To date, the company has received four rounds of funding, totaling $67 million, from investors like Sequoia Capital, Nexus Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital. In August, the company raised $25 million.

6. Cucumbertown

Cucumbertown is a social network for cooks with an online library of thousands of recipes from some of the world’s best chefs, influential bloggers and at-home foodies. The company was founded in Bangalore and now has a U.S. office in Mountain View, California, where it maintains an emphasis on its mobile platform.

In 2012, the company received $300,000 in funding from well-known investors like Farmville’s Sizhao Zao Yang, AngelList and 500 Startups.

7. Zoom

India has an annual $3 billion car rental market, but parking in its biggest cities is nearly impossible. Since 2012, car-sharing startup Zoom has taken on this opportunity by renting electric cars, a first for Indian companies.

The company has raised $2.9 million in three rounds of funding and after originally operating in Bangalore, Zoom now works in the trendy and emerging city of Pune, between Mumbai and the beaches of Goa.

8. Reel

Reel is a video messaging application that lets users record short messages of up to 20 seconds. Users can also choose how many times the message can be seen on a loop and then send to people in in their address book. The recipient can then watch the video on a continuous loop before it automatically deletes. The Bangalore-based company launched its app on Google Play in September.

9. Zomato

Zomato has a curated list of more than 200,000 global restaurants in 35 cities across 11 countries, from which customers can choose and compare reviews.

After recently raising $37 million for expansion into North America, Zomato’s restaurant discovery business has moved on from its original model of users in India scanning in menus to compare dishes.

10. Urban Ladder

Urban Ladder was founded in July 2012 to provide a curated destination for the urban Indian consumer to build beautiful homes. The website provides the rapidly growing Indian middle class with a wide range of contemporary designs of high quality, handcrafted furniture that blends beauty with functionality. The company recently raised $21 million in funding and counts Steadview Capital, SAIF Partners and Kalaari Capital among its backers.

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With a population of more than 1.2 billion, India has obvious potential to become the world’s leading tech ecosystem. Unfortunately, that opportunity has been undermined by poor infrastructure, hefty bureaucracy and the divide between the nation’s urban and rural areas. To the east, China has risen across a landscape of shiny highways, while India’s untrammeled ruts are clogged and slow-moving. But India is nonetheless changing, and a new generation of startups is throwing aside the red tape to produce products with global, as well as domestic, impacts.
These 10 Indian startups are doing just that. While competition is fierce in the world’s second most populous country, these businesses reflect the optimism and growing confidence of India’s startup community.

See also: Wisdom for Startup Growth, From 5 People Who’ve Been There

1. Flipkart
Bangalore-based Flipkart has been the poster child for India’s tech startups since its founding seven years ago. The ecommerce company raised $1 billion by the end of July this year, the largest amount of funding ever procured by an Indian company. Given that it raised $210 million the previous year, Flipkart looks poised to become a $100 billion company in the next five years — a fact its owners are planning on.
2. Hike
Launched in December 2012 in Delhi, mobile messaging app Hike now has more than 20 million users. It’s growing exponentially, with more than 60% of users based in India and the rest in the Middle East and Europe. Hike is available on all mobile platforms and has already received two rounds of funding of $22 million.
3. Exotel
Exotel is a cloud telephony company based in Bangalore. It provides services like virtual phone numbers and telephony applications for SMEs, eliminating the need for expensive call centers.
The company received $500,000 in funding from Mumbai Angels and Blume Ventures in March 2012, a year after its founding. It now has more than 500 clients, with plans to add 1,500 more customers by the end of 2014.
4. WebEngage
WebEngage is a customer engagement toolkit that lets ecommerce clients target site visitor segments to offer them online promotions, surveys and offers. The Mumbai-based company works with thousands of customers in more than 40 countries and in 2012 raised $500,000 from India-focused investment company GTI Capital Group.
5. Druva Software
Founded in 2008 and with more than 150 employees, Druva provides more than 3,000 enterprise companies — as well as big-name clients like NASA, Tesla, KMPG and Xerox — with high security data protection on an easy-to-use platform that minimizes IT costs.
To date, the company has received four rounds of funding, totaling $67 million, from investors like Sequoia Capital, Nexus Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital. In August, the company raised $25 million.
6. Cucumbertown
Cucumbertown is a social network for cooks with an online library of thousands of recipes from some of the world’s best chefs, influential bloggers and at-home foodies. The company was founded in Bangalore and now has a U.S. office in Mountain View, California, where it maintains an emphasis on its mobile platform.
In 2012, the company received $300,000 in funding from well-known investors like Farmville’s Sizhao Zao Yang, AngelList and 500 Startups.
7. Zoom
India has an annual $3 billion car rental market, but parking in its biggest cities is nearly impossible. Since 2012, car-sharing startup Zoom has taken on this opportunity by renting electric cars, a first for Indian companies.
The company has raised $2.9 million in three rounds of funding and after originally operating in Bangalore, Zoom now works in the trendy and emerging city of Pune, between Mumbai and the beaches of Goa.
8. Reel
Reel is a video messaging application that lets users record short messages of up to 20 seconds. Users can also choose how many times the message can be seen on a loop and then send to people in in their address book. The recipient can then watch the video on a continuous loop before it automatically deletes. The Bangalore-based company launched its app on Google Play in September.
9. Zomato
Zomato has a curated list of more than 200,000 global restaurants in 35 cities across 11 countries, from which customers can choose and compare reviews.
After recently raising $37 million for expansion into North America, Zomato’s restaurant discovery business has moved on from its original model of users in India scanning in menus to compare dishes.
10. Urban Ladder
Urban Ladder was founded in July 2012 to provide a curated destination for the urban Indian consumer to build beautiful homes. The website provides the rapidly growing Indian middle class with a wide range of contemporary designs of high quality, handcrafted furniture that blends beauty with functionality. The company recently raised $21 million in funding and counts Steadview Capital, SAIF Partners and Kalaari Capital among its backers.
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India-tech

Image: Mashable composite Nemo/Pixabay

With a population of more than 1.2 billion, India has obvious potential to become the world’s leading tech ecosystem. Unfortunately, that opportunity has been undermined by poor infrastructure, hefty bureaucracy and the divide between the nation’s urban and rural areas. To the east, China has risen across a landscape of shiny highways, while India’s untrammeled ruts are clogged and slow-moving. But India is nonetheless changing, and a new generation of startups is throwing aside the red tape to produce products with global, as well as domestic, impacts.

These 10 Indian startups are doing just that. While competition is fierce in the world’s second most populous country, these businesses reflect the optimism and growing confidence of India’s startup community.

1. Flipkart

Bangalore-based Flipkart has been the poster child for India’s tech startups since its founding seven years ago. The ecommerce company raised $1 billion by the end of July this year, the largest amount of funding ever procured by an Indian company. Given that it raised $210 million the previous year, Flipkart looks poised to become a $100 billion company in the next five years — a fact its owners are planning on.

2. Hike

Launched in December 2012 in Delhi, mobile messaging app Hike now has more than 20 million users. It’s growing exponentially, with more than 60% of users based in India and the rest in the Middle East and Europe. Hike is available on all mobile platforms and has already received two rounds of funding of $22 million.

3. Exotel

Exotel is a cloud telephony company based in Bangalore. It provides services like virtual phone numbers and telephony applications for SMEs, eliminating the need for expensive call centers.

The company received $500,000 in funding from Mumbai Angels and Blume Ventures in March 2012, a year after its founding. It now has more than 500 clients, with plans to add 1,500 more customers by the end of 2014.

4. WebEngage

WebEngage is a customer engagement toolkit that lets ecommerce clients target site visitor segments to offer them online promotions, surveys and offers. The Mumbai-based company works with thousands of customers in more than 40 countries and in 2012 raised $500,000 from India-focused investment company GTI Capital Group.

5. Druva Software

Founded in 2008 and with more than 150 employees, Druva provides more than 3,000 enterprise companies — as well as big-name clients like NASA, Tesla, KMPG and Xerox — with high security data protection on an easy-to-use platform that minimizes IT costs.

To date, the company has received four rounds of funding, totaling $67 million, from investors like Sequoia Capital, Nexus Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital. In August, the company raised $25 million.

6. Cucumbertown

Cucumbertown is a social network for cooks with an online library of thousands of recipes from some of the world’s best chefs, influential bloggers and at-home foodies. The company was founded in Bangalore and now has a U.S. office in Mountain View, California, where it maintains an emphasis on its mobile platform.

In 2012, the company received $300,000 in funding from well-known investors like Farmville’s Sizhao Zao Yang, AngelList and 500 Startups.

7. Zoom

India has an annual $3 billion car rental market, but parking in its biggest cities is nearly impossible. Since 2012, car-sharing startup Zoom has taken on this opportunity by renting electric cars, a first for Indian companies.

The company has raised $2.9 million in three rounds of funding and after originally operating in Bangalore, Zoom now works in the trendy and emerging city of Pune, between Mumbai and the beaches of Goa.

8. Reel

Reel is a video messaging application that lets users record short messages of up to 20 seconds. Users can also choose how many times the message can be seen on a loop and then send to people in in their address book. The recipient can then watch the video on a continuous loop before it automatically deletes. The Bangalore-based company launched its app on Google Play in September.

9. Zomato

Zomato has a curated list of more than 200,000 global restaurants in 35 cities across 11 countries, from which customers can choose and compare reviews.

After recently raising $37 million for expansion into North America, Zomato’s restaurant discovery business has moved on from its original model of users in India scanning in menus to compare dishes.

10. Urban Ladder

Urban Ladder was founded in July 2012 to provide a curated destination for the urban Indian consumer to build beautiful homes. The website provides the rapidly growing Indian middle class with a wide range of contemporary designs of high quality, handcrafted furniture that blends beauty with functionality. The company recently raised $21 million in funding and counts Steadview Capital, SAIF Partners and Kalaari Capital among its backers.

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