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Some Apps/Hyperlocal service which I regularly/occasionally use.

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We are living in App driven economy from Match making to Cab to Pastry to Doctor all it needs is a mobile phone loaded with app.  You can get world news, podcast, jokes everything in this little supercomputer called smartphone.

I am part of this same world like you all & felt like sharing my favorite ones. I use Android hence adding app links in title.

Podcast Addict:  I am addicted to listening podcasts, podcast addict app on Android is one simple app for me.

Ola Cabs: I don’t have to say much about it, local commuting via a mobile app. I prefer taking Ola Auto & saves lot of my blood because autowalas go by meter.

Nafex : It took me less than 30 mins to get some Euro for my recent trip  & got great deal. They are aggregators of various forex agency in town.

Strike:  An app which runs inside google mail app & via email id tracks other social media connection. I use it regularly, it is still in early beta. [Disclaimer: Founders are good friend of mine.]

Reddit:  I get most of my news, crazy cat gifs from Reddit

Pocket: I get curated set of suggested stories & also save stories for future reading. Most of my Interesting Reads goes inside it.

Buffer: I don’t have any of the social media app on my mobile & Buffer is one app which gets me everything.

Dunzo: Its a concierge app available in Bangalore, India.  I get most of my little stuff including pastry & water delivered from them. [Disclaimer:  Founders are my close friends of mine]

Workflowy:  I don’t keep a note because i have got this simple app Workflowy, it solves my requirement.

I would love to know about your app kit, feel free to share the same if you like.

 

 

 

INDIA STARTUP ANNOUNCEMENTS #43

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Welcome to this 43ed post on the Startup Announcements. This is the weekly roundup on funding and acquisition around startups in India.

Some notable funding announcements:

Nexus Ventures & Blume Ventures Back Insurance Platform Turtlemint

Zendrive, Raises $13.5 Mn In Series A Led By Sherpa Capital

Some notable Acquisition announcements: 

The App Sec Lab is merging with Appsecco

Housejoy buys on-demand laundry services firm MyWash

 

I will try to come up with similar list every week, feel free to let me know some worthwhile announcement which i can post here. @koolhead17

ENTERPRISE ANNOUNCEMENTS #32

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Welcome to this 32nd post on the Enterprise Announcements. This is the weekly roundup on funding and acquisition around enterprise technology.

This weeks funding related news 

IBM invests in blockchain startup Digital Asset

Symantec gets $500 Million Investment From Silver Lake Partners

This weeks acquisitions related news 

Microsoft buys predictive keyboard app SwiftKey

Cisco To Buy Jasper Technologies For $1.4 Billion

This weeks Layoff/Departures/Closure/Appointments news

Google Search Chief Singhal to Retire, Replaced by AI Exec

Shippable Strengthens Leadership Team With Software Industry Pioneers

I will try to come up with similar list every week, feel free to let me know some worthwhile announcement which i can post here. @koolhead17 

INTERESTING READS #67 #STARTUPS #TECHNOLOGY #LIFE

The End of Twitter

Twitter is working on algorithm to display timeline accordingly. The news has mixed response with few users trending #RIPTwitter globally. We all know Twitter is desperately looking for revenue, past week we saw major departure happening.

Toxic Loans Around the World Weigh on Global Growth 

I am not a big fan of talking loans but seems like its a trend, banks are giving you loans for your wedding to honeymoon. The post talks about how those non-paid or Toxic loans are overall affecting global economy.

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Carl Icahn about Investing

Carl Icahn is a seasoned investor & likes speaking on face, kind of people I love/respect. The post by Charlie Munger, VC/Writer has his learning penned.

Upfront vc analysis 2016 [Slideshare]

Mark Suster shares his thoughts on overall VC ecosystem for 2016, good analysis as usual.

The Portfolio Chronicles (part 5, of 5)

Karthik Reddy, Co-Founder/GP, Blume Ventures India has written series of blog post about his journey from fund raising via LP to investing to startups. Its a must read for anyone who wants to know about VC Ecosystem in India, Here are the rest parts of series : 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B 

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INDIA STARTUP ANNOUNCEMENTS #42

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Welcome to this 42nd post on the Startup Announcements. This is the weekly roundup on funding and acquisition around startups in India.

Some notable funding announcements:

Construction Materials Portal, Buildzar, Raises $4 Mn From Puneet Dalmia

Wipro Ventures leads $4M investment in Pune-based IoT startup, Altizon

Some notable Acquisition announcements: 

Craftsvilla Acquires Kae Capital Backed Sendd

Some notable Layoff/Departures/Closure/Appointments announcements:

Hiree Fires 10% Workforce

 

I will try to come up with similar list every week, feel free to let me know some worthwhile announcement which i can post here. @koolhead17

ENTERPRISE ANNOUNCEMENTS #31

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Welcome to this 31st post on the Enterprise Announcements. This is the weekly roundup on funding and acquisition around enterprise technology.

This weeks funding related news 

DataXu Gets $10M From Sky As Pay TV Giant Buys Into Programmatic Ad Tech

Lexumo Lands $4.89 Million Seed Round To Help Ensure Open Source Code Security

This weeks acquisitions related news 

IBM Buys Germany’s Aperto To Build Out Its Digital Agency Business

ComScore acquires Rentrak for $768M

Telenor Jumps Into Ad Tech, Acquires Tapad For $360M

This weeks Layoff/Departures/Closure/Appointments news

Big Executive Departures at Twitter: Media Head Stanton and Product Head Weil Leaving

Evernote Will Shut Down Market, Its E-Commerce Effort, On Wednesday

 

I will try to come up with similar list every week, feel free to let me know some worthwhile announcement which i can post here. @koolhead17 

Interesting Reads #66 #Startups #Technology #Life

Americans are Sick, Undernourished and Overfed!

Informative post citing all the health problems Americans are living with because of what they eat.

VCs have pumped up the value of the “unicorn” startups. Now tech IPOs are in trouble. Good luck getting out

Another Fortune post how private market crazy valuations are resulting into IPO blood bath.

10 things we believe

I love Maptia & enjoyed reading the post from founders about value, history & overall Maptia as a product. If you are building a startup you should read this.

Mike Bloomberg gave 6 harsh pieces of advice for people who want success.

Mike Bloomberg is one of the most successful entrepreneur of our times & when he gives advice we should carefully listen follow it.

You probably know to ask yourself, “What do I want?” Here’s a way better question

We all want everything work our ways, but very few work towards achieving it. The post talks in similar lines.

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Random Thoughts: Food & Life

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I have been experimenting with what I have been eating for past 60 days.  I am adding  list of same & its outcome.

  1. Lots of fruits.
  2. Eggs in breakfast & sprouts in dinner.
  3. Heavy lunch rice/chapatti & some lentils.
  4. Beer 1.5 L/Week from one or the other microbrewery in bangalore.
  5. One death by chocolate from corner house weekly.
  6. A glass of green tea.
  7. A bottle of Red Wine/Month

The trick: I have turned into calorie manic & making sure i do not cross 1400 calorie a day so if am having beer that is my dinner or ice cream. I am using this app [Its not 100% accurate]

Walking & Exercise: I try to spend 2-3 km walk daily & 30-35 minutes cardio.

I got this Basis health tracker/watch to monitor my sleep patterns, steps I walked, heart rate.

Outcome:

  1. Lost 6 kg in 60 days.
  2. Getting much better sleep [ REM]
  3. More energetic & refreshed
  4. More happy & calm

PS: I am no health expert or dietician, I just wanted to hack my health & this is what i did. This worked for me, if you have similar story feel free to share. :)

INDIA STARTUP ANNOUNCEMENTS #41

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Welcome to this 41st post on the Startup Announcements. This is the weekly roundup on funding and acquisition around startups in India.

Some notable funding announcements:

Housing.com raises Rs100 crore from Softbank

ShabdaNagari, Which Is A Social Network In Hindi, Secures $200k From Kanpur Angels And Others.

On-Demand Economy: Swiggy Raises $35M For Food Delivery

Jugnoo raises $2.5M funding from existing investors to complete the $5.5M Series B round

Some notable Acquisition announcements: 

UrbanClap acquires after sales service provider HandyHome

Yatra Acqui-Hires Travel-Logs, A Startup That Specialises In Organising Customised City Walks & Private Tours

Some notable Layoff/Departures/Closure/Appointments announcements:

Newly Appointed Flipkart CPO Punit Soni To Leave Company

 

I will try to come up with similar list every week, feel free to let me know some worthwhile announcement which i can post here. @koolhead17

ENTERPRISE ANNOUNCEMENTS #30

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Welcome to this 30th post on the Enterprise Announcements. This is the weekly roundup on funding and acquisition around enterprise technology.

This weeks funding related news 

MariaDB Raises $9M 

Puppet Labs Secures $22M Credit From Silicon Valley Bank

JFrog Takes Big Leap Forward With $50 Million Round

This weeks acquisitions related news 

Docker acquires Unikernel Systems to go beyond Linux containers

Riverbed Announces Acquisition of Leading SD-WAN Provider Ocedo

IBM Confirms Acquisition Of UStream, Forms New Cloud Video Unit

FireEye Picks Up Fellow Cybersecurity Intelligence Firm iSight For $200M

This weeks Layoff/Departures/Closure/Appointments news

Rackspace Hires Brian Stein as Vice President of Global Engineering

Citrix Names Former Microsoft Executive as New CEO

I will try to come up with similar list every week, feel free to let me know some worthwhile announcement which i can post here. @koolhead17 

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