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Uber model

Have you heard about Uber? In case you haven’t, it is a start up which is creating havoc in the taxi industry. The issue here is that this is not a taxi service. It is a method of connecting people who have cars, with people who need to go somewhere. They are in over 100 cities around the world and growing. It is also a startup with investors from Menlo, to Google Ventures, to Goldman Sachs, and others valuating the firm around 18 billion dollars.

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Who is Viv

Siri will have a sister. The team that built Siri, left Apple and started a new company called Viv. Google and Microsoft are working hard to make their devices smart. The device which you carry around everywhere and from nostalgia you still call a phone albeit a smart one, is becoming an information hub. Myriad of sensors measuring your body functions, assisting in navigating within your surroundings are getting attached to your device and in-turn communicating with cloud services. You already generate a stream of data, from your location, movements, application usage, to name few.

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How to hack 1.2 billion passwords

Last week it was revealed that Russian hackers harvested 1.2 billion usernames and passwords from numerous websites. You should get really upset. People are continuously lectured by security experts on how to create a secure password with upper case, lower case letters, special characters and numbers. Yet, the lack of security of these websites is outrages.

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