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An on-demand shipping startup Shyp, that was valued at over $250 million in 2015 announced it is shutting down. According to techcrunch “The company raised $50 million in a deal led by John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins back in 2015, one of his last huge checks as a variety of […]

Shipping startup Shyp is shutting down


Lytro, the startup innovating in photography in Augmented/Virtual Reality segment announced that it is shutting down. The team posted a blog stating “Starting today we will not be taking on new productions or providing professional services as we prepare to wind down the company. We’re excited to see what new […]

VR/AR startup Lytro announces it is shutting down


The Bengaluru-based, MonkeyBox, that was trying to innovate in nutritious meal delivery for School kids announced it is shutting down. The co-founders Sanjay and Sandeep announced the shutdown on its website Unfortunately we are at a point where we will not be able to fulfill our promise of delivering healthy and nutritious […]

Venture funded startup, MonkeyBox shuts down



Upwork and Freelancers Union recently published the results of “Freelancing in America: 2017” (FIA), a comprehensive measure of the U.S. independent workforce. The fourth annual study estimates that 57.3 million Americans are freelancing (36 percent of the U.S. workforce) and contribute approximately $1.4 trillion annually to the economy, an increase of almost 30% […]

Top 10 highest-paying tech jobs in the gig economy


A University of Texas at Austin professor and her team were honored with a prestigious SXSW Interactive Innovation Award for the MasSpec Pen, a device that will allow surgeons to identify cancerous tissue in seconds. “This is special for our team because South by Southwest is an Austin event, and […]

Pen-Like Device That Detects Cancer Takes a Top Prize at ...


The adoption of Artificial Intelligence based tools and techniques are helping business leaders indicatively transform industry verticals where repetitive decision making based on past-patterns is the key to success.  Retailers like Sephora are leveraging AR and AI to help customers choose cosmetics; AI enabled supercomputers are helping alleviate Urban Traffic […]

High Speed Trading and Artificial Intelligence



This week, Blackberry (NYSE: BB), the tech giant that ‘invented’ smartphones, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook, whatsapp and instagram in the Los Angeles federal court. Blackberry’s move highlights a number of significant issues with patents, including monetizing their ‘value,’ the investment in portfolio of patents, and their role […]

BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram over patent infringement: What’s the ...


The Dubai Startup Hub, in partnership with Smart Dubai, launched the 3rd Dubai Smartpreneur Competition.This year, the competition is seeking business ideas in 3 categories, namely Blockchain, AI and Digital Transformation. Back for its third annual round, Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in […]

Dubai Startup Hub launches the Third Dubai Smartpreneur Competition


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On this blog, we periodically review opportunities for startups. One such opportunity is to find innovative, low-cost ways to port Apps from Android to iOS (and the other way around). A while ago, we reviewed opportunities in the  Smartphone race to the bottom:  Startups are leveraging the outsourced manufacturing facilities […]

Android vs iOS : Opportunity for startups to port Apps



The smartphone market in India continues to be very vibrant. On one hand, smartphone makers and software companies are racing to leverage opportunities at the bottom (link). Even Indian tech giants like Reliance are positioning their services, like JioPhone as they explore Smartphone race to the bottom. On the other […]

The leaked BlackBerry ‘Ghost’ is reportedly a high-end Android phone ...