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Steve Case-Backed Andela Launches to Bridge Global Skills Gap in Software Development

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The Andela Institute, a talent accelerator that’s focused on closing the global skills gap in software development, has launched today. Andela looks toward the developing world to recruit promising top developers and then connecting them with top global employers. Today’s launch is held in synchrony with the announcement of the closing of a seed round of funding…. Read more »


Karma: Portable Wi-Fi Service Opens Pre-Orders for Karma Go

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Call it portable Wi-Fi or an experience that allows you to get Internet access anywhere and everywhere you go. While the search for a fast connection and reliable Wi-Fi can be challenging, there is one option that will keep all of your devices online whether you’re at home or in the office: it’s called Karma…. Read more »


Yahoo Acquires Google Docs Alternative Bookpad

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Yahoo has bought Bangalore-based Bookpad for an estimated US $8.3M (50 crore) according to The Economic Times. The startup that’s barely a year old is led by the same makers of Docspad, a service aimed at developers looking to add document viewing, annotations, and editing features within their own applications. Founders Aditya Bandi, Niketh Sabbineni,… Read more »


VIRES Aeronautics: Big Plans to Disrupt Aviation

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Jordan Greene received a phone call during the summer of 2012. His friend Harshil Goel – and now the CEO of VIRES Aeronautics – had called to discuss a discovery he had made while working in India. “He said ‘I may have found a solution that will revolutionize aerodynamics and the aerospace industry’,” says Jordan… Read more »


Player.me Hits Landmark 1M Posts, Seeks Funding

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Sean Fee, managing partner at Mist Media, previous CCO of MetaMedia, and jack-of-all-trades has jumped into the gaming industry with social networking site Player.me. It is currently billed as “the best way to show off your gaming skills, connect with other gamers and grow your fanbase.”  It seems the site has lived up to its reputation,… Read more »