Snackable News For Dec 14, 2015
- Baidu, a Chinese web services company have the intention to develop and launch self-driving buses on the roads in 3 years and mass produce them within 5 years. The search engine company is working with BMW AG on autonomous vehicle research and development to have the necessary expertise to develop those self-driving buses.
- Printing may not seem sexy, however, Raksul, a japanese startup that lowers printing costs, publically confirmed it raised US$33.7 million for its own series C.
Raksul connects its users to nearby brick-and-mortar printers so they can print namecards and much more for the lowest price.
- 2015 is a turning point year for India, with over US$8 billion of venture capital funding expected; 50 percent higher than 2014. This rush to invest in tech startups has created its fair share of irrational excitement, which resulted in a good number of failed startups. We encourage every startup founder anywhere in the world to read and learn from these 11 failed startups in India in 2015.
- Egypt’s third RiseUp Summit concludes. This year it included 70 workshops, 30 panel discussions and demonstrations, 14 talks, multiple pitch events, with 140 sessions in total from 200 local, regional and international speakers. Many Arab countries were present such as Jordan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia; FYI: Tunisians have to wait 3 weeks to get an ok from Cairo for a VISA to enter Egypt, this is sad to learn and experience especially from two countries that rose up …
“By seeking and blundering we learn.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Snackable Video of the Day:
- After 20 years, the first trailer for the long-awaited “Independence Day” sequel, called: Independence Day 2 “Resurgence” has just been released, Snack the Video:
- The crash of the Russian passenger plane: Egypt says no evidence of terrorism in Russian plane crash
- PS 4 (Playstation 4): It got hacked and jailbroken for REAL
- The Plants Vs. Zombies video game: Plants Vs. Zombies is becoming a theme park attraction
- Hoverboards: Amazon has pulled most hoverboards from its US and UK websites
- 200-year-old mummified monk: Still alive in “tukdam”
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