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The Vamp Gives Life to Your Old Tower Speakers

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By and large speaker technology is better today than it was twenty, even ten, years ago. But that hasn’t stopped large communities of audiophiles from decking out their sound room with giant tower speakers from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s; most of them, myself included, prefer the sound coming out of them. The problem, when it… Read more »


Path Solutions Gets a Big Win for the Middle East

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Recently the London-based International Finance Magazine (IFM) recently conferred and awarded the 2014 award for ‘Best Islamic Finance Technology Provider’ to Path Solutions. The Path Solutions platform won because they aim to be the market leader for the financial industry, specifically the Islamic banking industry. Path Solutions has been working hard to accomplish this through… Read more »


How Smart Luggage Will Change How You Travel [Infographic]

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There are many ways technology is providing solutions for travel experiences to be smooth and hassle free. More companies are companies are creating smart luggages to give travelers piece of mind and control. Here is an infographic of how this particular business will change how you travel:     How Smart Luggage Will Change Travel… Read more »


Planning to Visit London? Don’t Miss These Apps!

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London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is the most visited city in the world, according to MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index. With a growth in visitors around 8%, with an estimated total of 18.69 million international visitors this year. It is safe to assume that if most of these visitors utilized smartphone apps,… Read more »



The London Tech Boom: The New Silicon Valley

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Picture the most influential city in the world. What do you see? Lots of job opportunity? A media hub? A financial powerhouse? Which city is it? Most Americans would argue passionately for New York City, and for good reason. New York is home to major stock exchanges, large corporations and great diversity.  However, according to… Read more »




French Carpooling Startup BlaBlaCar Raises $100M in Funding

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Why hire a black car service when you can just catch a ride with someone going towards your destination anyway? That’s the idea behind BlaBlaCar, a French carsharing company. They announced today that they raised $100 million round from Index Ventures, Accel Partners, and more to “transform city-to-city travel.” Unlike Uber,  BlaBlaCar doesn’t enlist drivers but offers users… Read more »


European Taxi Drivers Hate Uber Too

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Most Europeans are not a fan of anything American. So it’s no surprise that European taxi drivers are not happy with the San Francisco car service company Uber creeping on their turf. “Uber cabs are stealing our clients,” said José Losada, 36. In at least a half-dozen European cities today–including London, Paris and Berlin– drivers… Read more »