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Writing grocery lists is for suckers now that robotic whiteboards are a thing

Writing grocery lists is for suckers now that robotic whiteboards are a thing Jojo, a connected whiteboard with a mechanical arm and a pencil, can you help you out with that.It's not widely available yet, but London design studio Those is close to raising its $122,650 goal on Kickstarter.

India's largest mobile wallet goes global, launches app in Canada

India's largest mobile wallet goes global, launches app in Canada India's largest mobile wallet, Paytm, has launched in Canada.This is the Alibaba-backed company's first foray into the international market.

Airbnb launches Trips in yet another Asian city

Airbnb launches Trips in yet another Asian city Joe Gebbia, Airbnb co-founder and chief product officer, told Mashable in an earlier interview that Trips elevates Airbnb from a place to book accommodation to an "end-to-end" holiday firm.In Delhi for the launch, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said: "Trips is the most significant development in the history of Airbnb.

London startup Nested raises a wee bit of money to buy your home and skim from the sale

London startup Nested raises a wee bit of money to buy your home and skim from the sale Just ask anyone, anywhere, ever, and they'll tell you: Buying and selling homes is a risky business.That's what the people at Nested, a London-based endeavor, are thinking.

Chocolate really can be healthy – and this startup is proving it (Paid Content by The UK's Department For International Trade)

Chocolate really can be healthy – and this startup is proving it (Paid Content by The UK's Department For International Trade) That doesn’t mean we’re not all craving a chocolate bar or two though, and there’s a UK startup that’s putting our favourite naughty snack onto the health food shopping list.iQ Chocolate is the company creating healthy chocolate “from bean to bar”.

This company taps the Internet of Things to give caregivers of the elderly peace of mind

This company taps the Internet of Things to give caregivers of the elderly peace of mind There are currently 3 million UK citizens tasked with a seemingly impossible juggling act every day: Balancing a full-time job with caregiving responsibilities.Eventually, the app may also pair with a variety of smart-home devices to provide a more robust activity profile.

Lyft is being mighty elusive about whether it'll finally come to Australia

Lyft is being mighty elusive about whether it'll finally come to Australia So when director of strategic partnerships, Insiya Lokhandwala, appeared on the schedule of Brisbane's Myriad startup festival in late March, you had to wonder: Was Australia's moment finally here?Still, Lyft's America-focused rhetoric obscures a few key deals.

Airbnb's on a problematic world tour to make your landlord like them

Airbnb's on a problematic world tour to make your landlord like them For owners, the program helps strata committees make rules governing the use of Airbnb in a building, updating them with regular information on Airbnb stays.For renters, an addendum is added to leases in which their landlord gives express consent for the premises to be hosted on Airbnb.

Lyft's 'anti-Uber alliance' was quietly called off

Lyft's 'anti-Uber alliance' was quietly called off In late 2015, an "anti-Uber alliance" was formed between four global ride hailing companies.The original agreement was hailed at the time as a way for the foursome to stymy some of Uber's ravenous global growth, but that's all done now.

This startup is turning waste plastic into the very roads we use every day

This startup is turning waste plastic into the very roads we use every day It’s a problem that Scottish startup MacRebur is taking on one mile at a time.Both potholes and waste plastic are potentially hazardous - uneven road surfaces increase the likelihood of road accidents, whereas plastic lying dormant in landfill sites is harmful to our environment.

This startup wants to send electric planes from London to Paris within 10 years

This startup wants to send electric planes from London to Paris within 10 years One ambitious startup is aiming to put passenger planes powered by electricity in the air within the next decade.Or, perhaps more realistically, in the next 20 years — depending on battery technology advancements.

Uber will totally narc on teens

Uber will totally narc on teens And now, thanks to Uber for teens, they don't have to be.When you get dropped off at the library "to study," but then sneak over to Tommy's house to, well, not study, you're totally busted.

India's biggest online retailer is acquiring eBay's India business, report says

India's biggest online retailer is acquiring eBay's India business, report says The deal is said to be structured as part of Flipkart's ongoing $2 billion fundraising.The Bangalore-based company is seen to be strengthening its arsenal to wage a war with Amazon that might soon define India's $15 billion e-commerce sector.

Uber rival Lyft acquires Indian startup to build large-scale infrastructure

Uber rival Lyft acquires Indian startup to build large-scale infrastructure Its founders, Vinay Kakade and Balaji Raghavan, will join the Lyft team to help build its "large scale infrastructure and services".Prior to setting up FinitePaths in 2015, the founders worked on building large-scale infrastructure and search engines for a decade each.

From backyard to billions: This startup is leading the game in fantasy sports

From backyard to billions: This startup is leading the game in fantasy sports There’s a Scottish startup that’s been making waves in the US fantasy sports space, and its eye is now firmly set on changing the fantasy football game in the UK.The company got its start back at 2009’s South by SouthWest interactive festival in Texas, where its five co-founders came up with the idea of daily fantasy football during a backyard brainstorm.

Tired of big companies using your data for profit? Use yours for good

Tired of big companies using your data for profit? Use yours for good He believed people could do good with their data, but they just didn't have the option.You may take two or three minutes to do this today, but it will raise money for years to come, without you having to do anything," Steinberg said.