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POP - The Intersection of Charging and Design by James Siminoff Thank you to all of our backers. For updated information about the project and future orders go to TechCrunch- "A delicious, high-capacity battery" ABC News- "Top 5 Gadgets of the Week" GigaOM- "A mobile charging solution that can top off multiple devices would be very useful" Mashable- "POP is a lot of bang for the buck" PandoDaily- "Say Goodbye to Ugly Portable Phone Chargers" Also seen in Business Insider, BiteMyApple, GameZone, MakerBot Blog, Ubergizmo, socalTECH, Shapeways Blog, POP – Power Where You Need It The batteries in our mobile devices have not been able to keep up with the increased usage. POP comes in two models: POP Station- Plugs into the wall and is great for areas where an outlet is close by. People like POP Station for its beautiful design, integrated cables and ability to charge multiple devices quickly. Battery Comparison Use POP - By the pool - On your coffee table - In the kitchen - At the beach Great for businesses Features POP TOP storage

Munjal Shah Munjal Shah is Co-founder and CEO of Riya Inc (makers of Together with Burak Gokturk and Azhar Khan, he co-founded the company in August of 2004. Munjal is a serial entrepreneur who focuses on building companies from zero to millions in revenue. Prior to Riya he was co-founder and CEO of Andale Inc, a provider of software to eBay merchants. While he was CEO, Andale grew from 0 to double digit millions in revenue. Prior to Andale, Baan, IBM, and a startup called Blaxxun Interactive. BusinessWeek declared Munjal one of the Top 10 up and coming CEOs in 2001. Munjal is very active in the Entrepreneurial community. He received his Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University and his Bachelors in Computer Science from the Universitay of California, San Diego. Recent Milestones Munjal Shah invested in Bridge U.S.. (3/26/14) Munjal Shah invested in ThirdLove. (8/1/13) Munjal Shah added a position as Co-founder at Covet. Investments Videos Sources

Ninja Blocks Does the internet of things need its own internet? — Mobile Technology News French Startup SigFox Has Developed a Wireless Internet Service for Gadgets and Appliances All of the apps, movies, and games consumed on tablets and phones are only available because cellular networks deployed wireless technology to connect people to the Internet wherever they are. French startup SigFox thinks it can help usher in a second mobile Internet boom—by building cellular networks to serve not people but, well, things. SigFox is focused on connecting cheap sensors and “dumb” home appliances to the Internet. The networks that serve humans are based on technology that isn’t suitable for sensors, says Thomas Nicholls, chief of business development and Internet of Things evangelism at SigFox. SigFox builds its networks in the same way as a cellular provider, using a system of connected antennas that each cover a particular area and link back to the operator’s central network. SigFox claims that a conventional cellular connection consumes 5,000 microwatts, but a two-way SigFox connection uses just 100.