Monthly Archives: January 2016

Online Censorship Rears Its Ugly Head In Southeast Asia



 With a growing middle class rising up across its population of more than 600 million people, Southeast Asia is truly a growth market. Added to that, the influx of mobile devices bringing Internet to hundreds of millions of people for the first — and putting it right in their pocket, no less — makes it a particularly exciting place for technology, which has the potential to be… Read More

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Dog saves owner from deadly brown snake slithering under his feet



A quiet Sunday afternoon quickly became frightening for a man on Australia’s Gold Coast, when a deadly eastern brown snake slithered up behind him, while he was relaxing in his backyard.

Fortunately for the man, his dog chased the snake, alerting him to its presence and allowing for a super-speed escape. Deadly crisis averted.

The eastern brown snake is currently the leading cause of snakebite deaths in Australia, which is why it’s probably a smart idea to keep a worthy canine companion by you side, just like this guy.

More about Animals, Australia, Watercooler, Videos, and Viral Video Template

Olympic figure skating champions perform a perfect Bollywood dance to win championship



Olympic figure skating champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov decided to give a Bollywood spin to their performance at the 2016 European Figure Skating Championships in Slovakia. The judges and the audience clearly loved the results, with the pair earning the highest scores as well as thunderous applause and winning their fourth gold at the competition.

The Russian pair, dressed in Indian-inspired clothes, danced to the song “Nagada Sang Dhol” from the 2013 Sanjay Leela Bhansali film Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. Volosozhar and Trankov are famous for being the first figure skaters to win two gold medals at the same Olympics in 2014. Read more…

More about India, Bollywood, Video, Watercooler, and Videos

Marketing In The Fast Lane With Self-Driving Cars



 From George Orwell predicting the overwhelming reach of television in 1984 to the video phone calls in Back to the Future, it seems that technology often imitates pop culture. Nowhere could that be truer than with the new developments in self-driving vehicles. These self-driving vehicles won’t just change the way we look at transportation. They will shift people’s behavior in a… Read More

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Dog playfully spars with owner, gets KO'd



Ding, ding!

If anyone paid for tickets to see this main-event brawl, they would be very disappointed. Come on dog, act like you’ve been here before — get in there! Use your doggie spunk. I’m starting to suspect you’re trying to throw the fight for cash.

More about Dogs, Dog, Funny, Watercooler, and Videos

Tech Valuations In 2016: The End Of The Line For Sloppy Growth



 What’s going on in technology investing right now? Is this another 2001, when tech imploded? Another 2008, when the wider world crashed but tech powered through? Or is it like Facebook in 2012, a valuation blip and a chance to buy? Anecdotes about dead unicorns are not enough. An explanation has to start with a framework and a qualitative description of what is driving the markets… Read More

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Inflatable mattress turns your back seat into a nap pod fit for a startup



Sleeping in your car has never looked so good.

Sure, it’s “technically” unsafe to sleep in a vehicle, moving or parked. But every once in a while, it happens and it hurts. Backseat sleeping can trigger sore backs, pulled muscles, and really unattractive selfies

A new mattress hopes to revolutionize the car-nap experience.

The inflatable mattress is contoured to fit the back seat of your car. While it’s currently only available in one size, its perfectly weighted to make sure you don’t fall off. And it comes in multiple colors because — let’s not lie — mattresses are fashion statements, and you *need* to look good. Read more…

More about Cars, Watercooler, Conversations, Sleeping, and Mattress

Inflatable mattress turns your back seat into a nap pod fit for a startup



Sleeping in your car has never looked so good.

Sure, it’s “technically” unsafe to sleep in a vehicle, moving or parked. But every once in a while, it happens and it hurts. Backseat sleeping can trigger sore backs, pulled muscles, and really unattractive selfies

A new mattress hopes to revolutionize the car-nap experience.

The inflatable mattress is contoured to fit the back seat of your car. While it’s currently only available in one size, its perfectly weighted to make sure you don’t fall off. And it comes in multiple colors because — let’s not lie — mattresses are fashion statements, and you *need* to look good. Read more…

More about Cars, Watercooler, Conversations, Sleeping, and Mattress

Transcending Borders Through Technology



 As is clear from the front pages of newspapers recently, we are living in a world where open democratic values are under attack. Paris, Bamako, San Bernardino, Jakarta and Ouagadougou have all been targeted by terrorists. At the same time, we are in the midst of a technological revolution that is reshaping our society. The Internet of Things is driving a whole new way for businesses to… Read More

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