Hello Alfred killing it in the running errands business.

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Hello Alfred is a weekly subscription service that handles your grocery shopping, laundry, dry cleaning and house cleaning so you can spend your time doing the things you love. Alfred is a smart way to take care of errands without doing them yourself. Your carefully organized, Alfred weekly visits learns to anticipate what you need before you ask. one of the co founders Marcela S says ,

“We built Alfred to find time to do the things we love. With Alfred, we can fundamentally change the way people help each other and get things done.”

By taking care of the many to-dos and errands that come up in life, we allow our members to focus on other facets of their life, like family, friends, work, and play.Having a little extra help in your life should be an affordable luxury for everyone. Extra help equals extra time, and extra time means the freedom to live your life doing exactly what you want to do.You can learn more about pricing here .You’ll only be charged for the cost of goods – no service fees or hidden costs, ever. By combining intuitive technology with human intuition, the longer you have Hello Alfred, the better it gets.

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Stay updated with the PSL buzz.

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The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in Pakistan composed of 5 member clubs. Its slated to be called as the reborn of Pakistani cricket. Headquartered in Lahore, the PSL is considered to become the premier professional cricket league in Pakistan. The First season of league is composed of 5 teams and the PSL regular season runs through the month of February, with each team playing 8 games; the top 4 teams with the best record will qualify for the post season (or playoffs), culminating in the championship game, the PSL Cup.

Stay up to date with the cricket Buzz Download ,The official app for Pakistan Super League the only app that updates you with live match streaming, scores, results, news, and exclusive content. Also you can create your dream team to play Fantasy League and win exciting prizes.

FB :Pakistan Super League , Twitter :@thePSLt20. Tickets :PSL

Sukoon.pk equals home improvement solutions.

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Pakistan’s start up community has shown Blitz speed growth in recent years though there is still vast potential for development , For the initiative, Pakistan Software Houses Association tech incubator Nest I/O is partnering with Google and Samsung and the US Consulate General to support the organisation.

Sukoon.pk a venture of Nest I/o has a mission which is simple to provide a world class experience by offering the broadest range of products and services such as stand by carpenters, plummers ,painters, masons along with superb technical home improvement expertise.  Sukoon.pk  they intent to serve the customers with the highest level of integrity. These core values define the culture and can be experienced each and every day in the way they conduct business with various customers, vendors and fellow associates.

Sukoon.pk Has secured its seed investment, making it the highest valued startup .The round was led by Crescent Ventures as the lead investor, followed by TIE Islamabad Angel Fund and Dotzero Ventures.

Mr Humayun Mazhar, who is also the lead investor, shared his thoughts while signing the deal. “Sukoon is a project founded by passionate entrepreneurs and offers a compelling and much needed innovative solution for a need in the home and office space

Contact Person: Shoaib Iqbal ,Company Name: Sukoon.com.pk

Phone Number: 03242026370 ,Email Address: shoaibiqbal@sukoon.com.pk

Website: https://www.facebook.com/sukoonpakistan/

Faraday Futures’s Electric Super Car to compete with Tesla .

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First unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 4, 2016, the FFZERO1 Concept vehicle is a test bed and a parallel study from which the design and engineering teams continue to draw inspiration and solutions for the future range of clean, intuitive electric vehicles.It is a car of concepts. Explore Faraday Future’s groundbreaking racecar.

The design features a glass roof, which offers a clear view of the white carbon fiber interior and some of the car’s more novel ideas, like a smartphone mount in the center of the steering wheel, the Halo Safety System that supports the driver’s head and neck, and a helmet that feeds the driver water and oxygen. The instrument panel is also designed to gather biometric data about the driver .The goal was to build a car with a sixth sense for its driver’s intentions and needs. One with adaptive personalization, seamless transfer of custom vehicle configurations, access to live images, and real tihina me data visualization.

The Mean machine looks more appropriate for a race track than a city street thanks to a claimed 1,000 horsepower, a 0-60 time under three seconds, and a top speed over 200 miles per hour. Of course, those are all purely theoretical numbers since this is just a concept, though the company teases that it could see “limited production.” . For the powertrain, they started from the ground up with the Variable Platform Architecture (VPA). It features a new battery structure that’s centrally placed for integrity and arranged into modular strings

Sculpted by aerodynamics for driving performance and efficiency, the smooth, flowing surfaces of the FFZERO1 Concept morph from one unique element to another, creating volumes that tightly embrace the driver—ultimately forming an ideal environment for high performance operation.

Source : Faraday Future , FF

Profiling: The Origami Micro bot.

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At the recent International Conference on Robotics and Automation Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Technische Universität München (TU Munich) . Have unveiled a small origami robot that can fold itself, walk around, and even self-destruct. Small enough to sit on a fingertip ,Weighing only a third of a gram, the robot can swim, climb an incline, traverse rough terrain, and carry a load twice its weight.

The robot’s design was motivated by a hypothetical application in which tiny sheets of material would be injected into the human body, navigate to an intervention site, fold themselves up, and, when they had finished their assigned tasks, dissolve.They also possess skills that may come in handy to combat human ailmentsExperts believe this new technology can be used to help doctors perform key medical operations from within the patient’s body.

A multi-stage folding process can also be achieved by heating the robot at varying degrees. Low heat can give the shape-shifting robot one form, but placing it back on the heating pad and raising the temperature can result in a secondary design. The Only component is a permanent magnet affixed to its back. Its motions are controlled by external magnetic fields. Its amazing self folding powers can be attributed to the sheet of polyvinyl chloride embedded within each of the several prototypes created by its inventors to find the optimal material. The commonly found plastic contracts when subjected to temperatures of about 150° F.

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Instead using a set of wires to make the robot move, it uses an external magnetic field made up of four coils to guide it along its path. These magnets power its movement by cycling on and off at 15 hertz. MIT graduate student Cynthia R. Sung, co-developer of the robot says unlike traditional robots, all these motions are “embedded into the mechanics of the robot body.” This means that it does not need external “legs,” motors, or other movement enabling appendages to be mobile.

This causes the magnet that the robot is attached to oscillate back and forth, and the robot oscillates as well. As this happens, the front and back legs of the robot alternately contact the ground, and the asymmetry of the design combined with the intentionally off-center balance point causes the robot to walk forward. None of this works with the robot in its unfolded, flat configuration: it has to be folded into this shape to walk at all. The Smaller robot could be inserted into an individual’s body, navigate through the bloodstream, perform medical tasks and then eventually dissolve in the stomach.

The technology could also be used for planetary explorations. The robot could be programmed to collect various soil samples or even journey through small cracks in the ground.

Adapted : MIT 

The Thiel Deal #ZerOtoOne.

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Peter Thiel hardly needs an introduction; his name has been tied to some of the most successful companies of our time ,He is an American entrepreneur, venture capitalist,hedge fund manager, and social critic.He also co-founded Palantir, of which he is chairman. He was the first outside investor in Facebook .Over the span of his career, he has had the chance to watch companies make it and break it, he taught a class at Stanford University covering everything he knew about startups.The class,was developed out of Founders Fund and specifically, notes taken by a student led to the publication of his book, Zero to One.

Here is its description of “zero to one”: 

“Zero to One” describes the process of creating something radically new and taking it to the first step (Horizontal or intensive growth). The phrase is used in contrast to the term “1 to n” (Vertical or extensive growth), which means creating incremental improvements to what is already familiar. The aim of the phrase is to encourage more “zero to one”, or entrepreneurial, behavior. There are Three kinds of innovation:

  • Performance-improving innovations that replace old products with new and better models.
  • Efficiency innovations that help companies make and sell mature, established products or services to the same customers at lower prices.
  • Market-creating innovations that “transform complicated or costly products so radically that they create a new class of consumers, or a new market.”

By Contrast Market creating innovations are the most important of these, because they usually generate whole new industries, new jobs and new economic growth.Peter-Thiel-Zero-to-One-700dpi

Thiel speaks from experience. He was involved in a number of successful market creating firms. He cofounded PayPal, which was sold in 2002 for $1.5 billion. The team that he put together at PayPal is known in Silicon Valley as the “PayPal Mafia.” It included a number of entrepreneurs who have gone on to launch successful startups. “Elon Musk has founded SpaceX and co-founded Tesla Motors; Reid Hoffman co-founded LinkedIn; Steve Chen, Chad Hurley , and Jawed Karim together founded YouTube; Jeremy Stoppelman and Russel Simmons founded Yelp; David Sacks co-founded Yammer. Thiel also helped fund the launch of Facebook.

The core philosophy of his book is ,If  you do what has never been done and you can do it better than anybody  else, you have a monopoly and every business is successful exactly  insofar as it is a monopoly. But the more you compete, the more you  become similar to everyone else. From the tournament of formal schooling  to the corporate obsession with outdoing rivals, competition destroys  profits for individuals, companies, and society as a whole.The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique.Not all truly innovative design is completely “zero to one”, however. Facebook was not completely “Zero to One”, as it built on ideas that were improvements over Friendster and Myspace. But it is important to note that Facebook’s improvements were not incremental improvements rather it started doing things differently from a new zero ground.

I think we can all agree that some types of work have more “zero to one” characteristics than other types of work. For example, the creation of the Thiel Fellowship was definitely a “zero to one” event, and Peter Thiel’s creation of the fellowship was partially inspired by the need to inspire more people to do truly “zero to one” work.

Socio Economic Startups,Profiling The Latitude Project

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The two sisters Alanna & Jennifer Tynan grew up in the small mountainous town of Nelson, Canada BC .Causing trouble and playfulness of the mountains, rivers and lakes. As children they had spent many winters in small villages in latin America, Mexico seeing firsthand a reality much different from their own. Though the culture was vibrant and the people were jovial, it was impossible to ignore the poverty.

They came to understand that things are done differently around the world but we recognized that basic needs transcend physical borders. The need for clean water. Sanitary living conditions. Access to health services. Basic education. Basic human rights that people in many areas of the world do not have the means to access. This lead for them to start the Latitude Project so that they could partner with communities and do what they can to help.

There Adventurous personalities lead them to go on ventures the love for  campfire, spontaneous road trips and being part of something much bigger than there selves. They clame not to be a couple of Mother Theresas there imperfect humans with a desire to leave the world a little better than it was when they got here. There lovers of this fragile and wonderful life and staunch believers in the sentiment that to improve and enjoy the world are not mutually exclusive. And luckily,There not the only ones.

They explore, listen and respond. Communities express what they need and they work together to achieve that change. This way, projects are locally embraced and sustained over time. Each unique project is reflective of differing customs, cultures, and ever-changing needs. 100% of public donations fund projects on the ground without trickling through administration fees: from education facilities to medical initiatives, roofs to clean water, Latitude helps people meet their basic needs so they can live their own adventures.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/thelatitudeproject ,Email info@thelatitudeproject.com,

 

E-Retail Jousting,Future of Mobile payements

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Its here one of the biggest weekends for online retailers and eCommerce companies .Top Electronic retailers have launched cyber Warfare this weekend marking thanks giving . Following the black Friday, Cyber monday trend set by DarazHomeShopping is offering White Friday discounts on the same day as their competitors. White friday as in white and pure .Similarly Kaymu revealed their Black Friday discounts yesterday as well.

And it says shop on grab Garments ,Electronic ,Appliances and numerous other Discounted products.Not only will this sort of a battle spree promote online shopping, but the customers will be the major beneficiaries to avail massive discounts. Pakistan is set to invite global online payment giants PayPal and Alibaba to offer their services in the country. And its set to launch an era of Mobile payments and easy on the go online shopping capabilities with grade a security . Opening Numerous e commerce options and advances in the mobile internet industry .

Alibaba has pioneered the eCommerce industry by recently scoring the highest turnover for one such online sale strategy the Guanggun Jie in other words know as the Singles’ Day. Bet it Black Friday  or any other shopping fest it has become the busiest shopping day of the year as retailers offer huge discounts and customers wait for that time throughout the year. This increases business and profits as a whole.

Source: http://www.kaymu.pk/early-bird/https://www.daraz.pk/ ,http://homeshopping.pk/

 

 

 

Startup halloween, maniac style.

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Maniac Pumpkins are locally grown in the states ,they are REAL pumpkins.Throughout each step of the creation process, the carvers take utmost care to ensure the highest quality products. Founders, Marc Evan (@marcmaniac)and Chris Soria (@chrissoria), have been collaborating creatively for over 20 years, creating all manner of artistic wonders. The roots of Maniac go back to while Marc and Chris were still in high school. Each year they spent weeks transforming a section of the school into a series of successfully terrifying Haunted Houses.

Experimenting and developing their own styles and techniques with a new art medium, Marc and Chris, began to push the boundaries of what had previously been achieved with pumpkin. Word of mouth spread about the carvings. And after a couple of very flattering stories in the press, bigger clients like the New York Yankees, Food Network and Martha Stewart began to request their services.  It was then, that Maniac Pumpkin Carvers was formed with the mission of creating the best pumpkin artwork available. What started in a basement apartment has now grown to a full creative studio, with a dedicated team of talented artists and pumpkin carvers.

They now offer several services ranging from Advertising, Weddings and special occasion, Promotions, Costumes, Custom work,Works of Art,Portraits ,Special requests (carving for Museum of Modern Art, Queens Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, and many top agencies, galleries) ,Celebrity Icons, Branding, Photography also participate in live carving events and offer special Classes to learn the trait.

Maniac Pumpkins are perishable, but with proper care, can last two weeks or longer.

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 Source:http://www.maniacpumpkincarvers.com/ ,https://www.facebook.com/maniacpumpkincarvers

For $100,000 Sooam offers new life for your Dog.

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Sooam’s Biotech headquarters in Seoul,where Dr. Hwang Woo Suk, 61,runs the only facility on earth that clones dogs for customers willing to pay $100,000. He is known to have led the team that cloned the first dog in 2005,he then produced more than 550 cloned puppies since, increasing efficiency of an already complicated process to a point where he guarantee an exact genetic copy of a client’s dog, provided he has healthy tissue to work with.

In 2005, Hwang was named Korea’s first “Supreme Scientist.” By 2009, he was “penniless and devastated

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The Joint Aim of Sooam Labs and BoyaLife a fast-growing Chinese biotechnology company is Targeting the Rare breeds, dogs cloned for devoted owners, those specialized working dogs for police and bomb-sniffing other medical related uses will be a part of that business. And Ultimately moving onto Cows ,Panda’s. A Different dimension suggests work is underway Ironically on a 40,000 year old Mammoths and Eventually Humans.

Beyond that, the research facility intends to explore the various biomedical applications of cloning and stem cells, another area of focus for Sooam and BoyaLife . At Sooam a technique known as the somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), in it the nucleus of an oocyte (egg cell) is removed and replaced by that of a somatic (body) cell from the mature specimen being cloned. These cells are fibroblasted. They’re taken via skin biopsy from the abdomen and cultured in a lab. Once the cell nucleus is in place,electricity is used to fuse the nucleus and oocyte together into a reconstructed embryo that’s implanted into a surrogate mother. Dogs have some complicated reproductive traits that make the species difficult to clone; most problematic, the ovulation cycles are irregular, and the eggs are in a mature state and optimal for cloning for only a few hours.

BioPremium K9, an another such startup making into the Clone animal market They provide premium grade canines that are able to protect and save the lives of our citizens.

Notes:http://en.sooam.com/dogcn/sub01.htmlhttps://www.facebook.com/sooambiotechhttp://www.boyalifegroup.com/english/introduction.aspxhttp://premiumk9.com/