Silicon Valley STARTUP Guide by KOTRA

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Google Buys Jetpac To Give Context To Visual Searches(사진의 픽셀을 분석하여 주변 정보를 리스탕해주는 비쥬얼검색)

Google just acquired the team behind Jetpac, an app that utilizes public Instagram data to determine things like the happiest or drunkest city. Jetpac launched in 2012 as a social travel guide on iPad but later shifted focus to its Instagram-driven data on its iphone app, “Jetpac City G…

Internet of Bling: Samsung Buys SmartThings for $200 Million, 스마트홈 기업 스마트싱스(SmartThings)를 인수

SmartThings, Samsung, and the Open Platform
Friends,
Today is a big day for SmartThings. I’m excited to announce that SmartThings has been acquired by Samsung and will be run as an independent company within Samsung’s Open Innovation Center group.
It has always been our goal to create a totally o…

Beam raises $5M for smartphone-connected toothbrush(스마트 치솔과 데이터)

I brush everyday, but I’ve never learned to enjoy it. I also don’t do it right, as my dentist never fails to tell me.
Beam Technologies wants to make brushing more interesting and fun by connecting a smart toothbrush to a smartphone. Beam’s toothbrush measures how long and how often you brush. It…

[UberChef] For One Day Only, Uber Delivers Personal Chefs On-Demand (우버, 개인 요리사 연결 서비스)

The startup car service is teaming with Kitchensurfing to bring personal chefs to your house in the Hamptons.
 

 

“Professional Chef Level Kitchenware at a Fraction of the Cost”

I’d like to personally thank all of our great customers for making our debut into the world of kit…

[UberChef] For One Day Only, Uber Delivers Personal Chefs On-Demand (우버, 개인 요리사 연결 서비스)

The startup car service is teaming with Kitchensurfing to bring personal chefs to your house in the Hamptons.
 

 

“Professional Chef Level Kitchenware at a Fraction of the Cost”

I’d like to personally thank all of our great customers for making our debut into the world of kit…

Why The Death Of The Office Can’t Come Too Soon

Paul Taylor

“We literally followed people around all day and timed every event [that happened in the office], to the second.

That meant telephone calls, working on documents, typing e-mails, or interacting with someone.

What we found is that the average amount of time that people spent on any single event before being interrupted

was about three minutes.” – Gloria Mark, Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of California

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If you are working in an office today you will be interrupted – or you will interrupt yourself – every 3 minutes.

And what’s worse is it will take many of you up to 23 minutes to recover from that distraction.

If your boss lets you – go home. It’s the most productive decision you’ll make this year.

Here are four reasons why the office should have died by now:

  1. UK workers spend a year of their lives in meetings…

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Anime: A Love/Hate Story

the wannabes

sailor-moon-crystal The Sailor Scout Gods (which I guess are just the Roman gods right?) have finally heard my prayers — Sailor Moon is back! A new anime adaptation of the Sailor Moon manga, Sailor Moon Crystal, debuted July 5 online — available for English audiences on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Neon Alley. The return of the Queen of the Magical Girl trope — at least the most recognizable Magical Girl for American audiences — has me thinking about my on-and-off relationship with anime. For the purposes of this post, by anime, I mean anime TV series — episodic Japanese animated shows as opposed to films.

For most of my elementary days, my after school ritual was pretty much set into stone — Pokemon at 3, Card Captors at 3:30 (until it was replaced by the inferior Yu Gi Oh which I still begrudgingly watched), Sailor Moon at 4, Dragonball Z at…

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My first OSCON

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I attended OSCON 2014, which happens to be my very first OSCON and O’Reilly conference.

The experience was a bit bittersweet. I will start off with the good: The sessions were awesome and the speakers were very nice and knowledgeable. The food was good and plentiful, and the after-parties were fun. I did manage to make a couple friends there.

Now, the bad. It was rather hard to make any friends there or get a decent conversation going with the regular attendees. In fact, I felt rather ostracized and was downright harassed. Here are a few examples:

Almost every attendee I have talked to, the conversation would start out like this:

“Hey, [my name], what do you do at [company name on my badge]?”

I would explain what I do and/or what my company does, then:

“Great. Do you have a BF? Are you looking?”

I would either say yes…

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