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Video: Forefront Africa at Startup Grind Cape Town

August 28, 2013 Rich 0

In this video, Nic Haralambous discusses Startup tips. Nic Haralambous has had some amazing successes (and some less successful startups) and is an expert on the startup process. Nic managed to land VC funding for Motribe and then went through the process of a successful exit to MXIT. He Bootstrapped […]

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Chicago Startup Bringing Big Data to the Restaurant Business

August 24, 2013 Rich 0

Over at Business Insider, Max Nisan writes that Chicago-based Startup FoodGenius is bringing Big Data to the food industry. The company sells a dashboard that runs analytics on what 330,000 restaurants are serving, allowing customers to see nationwide trends. The food world has really been split down the middle,” said […]

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QuantCell Research Goes Beta with Java-Aware Big-Data Spreadsheet

August 21, 2013 Rich 0

Over at InfoQ, Vikram Gupta writes that analytics Startup QuantCell Research has released their first public beta of what they are positioning as their “Big Data” spreadsheet. At first blush one might presume that QuantCell is some Java Swing version of yet another spreadsheet program. In actuality it is the […]

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Five Startups that Came from Blogs

August 19, 2013 Rich 0

Startups often fail because they don’t solve a real problem. Over at Fast Company, Ryan Hoover from Playhaven writes that while there is no best method for gathering feedback and validating Startup ideas, you should consider writing a blog post before writing code. The beauty of the Blog-First Startup is […]

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Video: Digital Strategy – Punching Above One’s Weight Class

August 16, 2013 Rich 0

In this video, Bhaskar Thakur from Buzzquotient presents: Digital Strategey – Punching Above One’s Weight Class. Big Brand spend Millions of $ online to get their message across, connect with their target audience, generate leads and build brand. How can startups and SMEs win the game with their shoestring budgets? […]

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Crossbar Startup Develops RRAM High Density Memory Device

August 15, 2013 Rich 0

Over at MIT Technology Review, Tom Simonite writes that a new technology called crossbar RRAM memory can store 40x more data as the most compact memory available today with the added benefit of being significantly more energy efficient than both flash and DRAM. It will be much denser and faster […]

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Video: How Self-Driving Cars will Change Everything

August 13, 2013 Rich 0

In this presentation from the Fujitsu Labs America Technology Day 2013, Brad Templeton from Singularity University presents: IPP Robocars – Where They Will Drive Us. I have to say I was not very intrigued by the idea of self-driving cars before I saw this talk, but Templeton totally changed my […]