Customer Loyalty And Rewards Platform For Local Businesses Belly Raises $10M From Andreessen Horowitz Chicago-based Belly, a startup that is a fast-growing contender in the local business customer loyalty and rewards space, has raised $10 million in Series B funding from Andreessen Horowitz. The company also announced that Andreessen Horowitz partner Jeff Jordan, former chairman and CEO of OpenTable and former president of PayPal, will join the Board. This latest round of funding adds to a seven-figure round raised by the startup from Lightbank, the venture firm founded by Groupon co-founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell. Belly wants to reinvent customer loyalty rewards through gamification, digital check-ins and a iPad setup for businesses. But the startup has a slightly different take on how to achieve this.
Make Conductive Ink Conductive Ink from Jordan Bunker There are so many cool projects out there that use conductive ink, but where to get the ink? Now you can DIY that part, too! Jordan Bunker of Pumping Station: One in Chicago embarked on this chemistry project and documented the UIUC process into easy-to-follow instructions. Conductive inks have a myriad of different interesting applications. Google Wave As we announced in August 2010, we are not continuing active development of Google Wave as a stand-alone product. Google Wave will be shut down in April 2012. This page details the implication of the turn down process for Google Wave. Stage 1: Google Wave is read-only -- January 31, 2012 In this stage, you will no longer be able to create or edit waves. Marking a wave as read will also not be saved.
FUCKING HOMEPAGE - Useful Websites Here is a list of websites we have featured in the past that might come in handy. Remember to set FuckingHomepage.com as your start page if you haven’t already. Educational/Learning Tour how to create group plans // Which Date Works // www.WhichDateWorks.com Get your plans rolling... Name your plans, provide some details Suggest a restaurant or two List possible bachelor party activities Let everyone know where the bride-to-be is registered Everyone's email addresses... when you need them Get to your contacts faster and easier Simply type in emails addresses Easily import your existing address book Quickly select your most recent contacts when you sign in to your free account.
Edocr Integrates With Zendesk To Allow Embedded Documents It’s been a few years since edocr appeared on the scene to allow people to share, edit and organise documents, not unlike Slideshare. To be honest I thought they’d disappeared but it turns out they are out of the startup ‘trough of despondency’ and getting somewhere. Founder CEO Manoj Ranaweera tells me they now have over 26,000 users and are growing at 33% monthly. They’ve also now integrated with customer service giant Zendesk. Using edocr with Zendesk means you can now embed documents into your Zendesk forums or in tickets with a drag and drop interface without having to update links to a document or having outdated information presented customers. Todd Revolt, Director, Business Development of Zendesk says, the integration with edocr.com makes adding customer service documents to forums much easier.
ArduPi Webcam Tankbot This is my first robot project though I have been working with Microcontrollers and Embedded Linux for a little while. As of writing (3/1/13) this is still very much a work in progress, but most of the hardware construction has been completed. This robot will provide a remotely controlled, mobile platform for a pan/tilt webcam.
Here's 101 useful websites with easy to remember names Here's 101 useful websites with (mostly) easy to remember names. Most of these websites help you manage productivity or just have some fun. If you enjoyed this list be sure to check out MajorGeeks Top Freeware Picks. 1 CircleMe Lets You Plant – And Find – Virtual Items On Locations There are one or two apps which allow you to ‘plant’ virtual objects in a location allowing others to pick them up later on (Pinterest for location anyone?). Everplaces literally just launched, Stikinotes and Pinwheel have yet to launch. But CircleMe comes out of a six months closed beta today to try and prove it’s different than the others. Launching with a website, an iPhone app and $2.5 million in funding from VC firm Innogest Capital, this social network lets users geo-tag a city to trigger alerts when you are near something you’ve said you already like on another social network. Users “plant” a song, a book, a movie, a venue, a famous person, you name it, along with an associated message for others to enjoy. CircleMe has also pre-populated the database with close to 1 million items to “like”, and another 11 million to access via API connections with other networks.
Raspberry Pi + Arduino - niltoid.niltoid. The Raspberry Pi kind of looks like an Arduino replacement as far as it’s physical appearance. At first glance, it’s specs are much more impressive for the same price point as an Arduino. However, it is by no means an “Arduino killer”. You could certainly swap out one for the other in some simple use cases. However the two devices have very different capabilities, and I find that they actually complement each other quite well when combined. Save Web Files to Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive With Save, you can download any file from the web directly to your Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive accounts without having to download that file to your computer. Just enter the file's web address (or URL), pick a cloud service and, within seconds, the file will become available in your online account. The download is from cloud to cloud and therefore much faster. Save is also useful for mobile users as you can remotely download files, including file types that aren't supported by your mobile phone or tablet, to your mobile devices via Dropbox or Google Drive. You can even transfer large files from the web to your FTP server directly.
22 Incredibly Useful Websites You Needed But Didn’t Know Existed. Thank Me Later For #10! The Internet changed the way we live, it made our daily task easier and thanks to it we can do things we didn’t think could be possible just a few years ago. Despite all the hours we spend browsing the web daily, there are so many useful websites we still don’t know about. This simple list is the container of some of the most useful websites you probably didn’t know existed. There’s something for all tastes. (h/t) If you like this post, don’t forget to share it with others!