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Munjal Shah Munjal Shah is Co-founder and CEO of Riya Inc (makers of Like.com). 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

The Internets 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 PopPortablePower.com 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, JoshSpear.com 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

Sarah Palin's fall from media stardom Howard Kurtz: Four years ago, Sarah Palin's name electrified the mediaFox has dropped Palin as a commentator; she no longer generates buzz, he says Palin failed to occupy a major role in news commentary at Fox, Kurtz saysKurtz: Palin has talked about broadening audience for her views Editor's note: Howard Kurtz is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" and is Newsweek's Washington bureau chief. He is also a contributor to the website Daily Download. (CNN) -- There was a time, as she emerged from the rubble of the 2008 campaign, when Sarah Palin was the hottest cultural figure in America. People loved her. Howard Kurtz Little wonder that Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes rushed to sign her as a million-dollar-a-year contributor and built a modern studio for Palin in her Wasilla home. By the time word trickled out Friday that Palin's contract would not be renewed, the reaction was a collective shrug. News: Palin speaks out after leaving Fox 2012: Palin pokes fun at self on 'Today'

Does the internet of things need its own internet? — Mobile Technology News NYTimes 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.

Does Apple have an innovation problem? Analysts blamed flat profits for the steep slide in Apple’s stock price last week. But what’s ailing the iconic tech company is not a profitability problem. It’s an innovation problem. And, perhaps, an expectations problem. Nearly three years have passed since Apple last revolutionized the world of consumer electronics, with the release of the iPad. Since then, competition has grown increasingly fierce within the markets that this and previous Apple innovations helped create. Under his successor, chief executive Tim Cook, the company has done many things right. This progress helps explain the stock surge that made Apple the nation’s most highly valued company, with a peak market capitalization of more than $600 billion in September, prompting one Financial Times reporter to calculate that the company was worth more than the value of all of the publicly listed companies in Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain combined. So what’s next?

Kent Brockman 7 Degrees of Wiki Norovirus Norovirus is a genus of genetically diverse single-stranded RNA, non-enveloped viruses in the Caliciviridae family.[1] The known viruses in the genus are all considered to be the variant strains of a single species called Norwalk virus. The viruses are transmitted by fecally contaminated food or water, by person-to-person contact,[2] and via aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces.[3] Noroviruses are the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in humans, and affect people of all ages.[4] Norovirus infection is characterized by nausea, forceful vomiting, watery diarrhea, abdominal pain, and in some cases, loss of taste. General lethargy, weakness, muscle aches, headache, and low-grade fever may occur. The disease is usually self-limiting, and severe illness is rare. The genus name Norovirus is derived from Norwalk virus, the only species of the genus. Diagnosis[edit] Virology[edit] Transmission[edit] Classification[edit] Structure[edit] Pathophysiology[edit]

Apple Analyst Thinks The Stock Is A Steal At This Price | Daily Ticker Apple analyst Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets made headlines last year when he jacked his price target for the stock up to $1,111. That target was the highest on Wall Street. And its numerical symmetry gave it a "cartoon" quality that had people chattering about it. The target also highlighted the general arbitrariness of price targets in general, which are highly subjected. Like a lot of other Apple bulls, White has had to temper his optimism this year in the face of Apple's new reality--the stock is doing nearly 40% from the September peak and now trades below $450. So, why does White think Apple's stock is going to double in the next 12 months? And what has to happen for that to happen? First, White thinks Apple will decide to give more of its massive $135 billion cash pile back to shareholders, in the form of increased dividends and share buybacks. Lastly, and importantly, White points out that Apple's stock seems cheap.

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