7 Tech Companies That Raised Venture Capital Today: Which Will Change the World? (Poll)

first_imgleela cyd ross Today’s companies raising venture capital truly run the gamut of services and topics. We’ve got an app to enable college students to find the hottest party on campus, an online education option for graduate students, copywriters creating targeted ads with just the right words to get us clicking, a financial health site for women as well as several other intriguing ideas. Such a diverse lineup! Which company do you think will wind up changing our world the most? Make your opinion heard by voting in the poll below and find out about yesterday’s winner, too. Yesterday’s Poll winner was Altobridge, a company that’s bringing the mobile market to developing countries. Altobridge earned 59% of RWW readers’ vote. Today’s Companies:Pricelock, based in Redwood City, CA, raised $12 million in funding today. Pricelock provides technology and commodities knowledge to gauge fuel prices for businesses in the U.S. BoostCTR, creates optimized ads by having copywriters rewrite the text within the ads, for greater sales. BoostCTR is based in San Francisco and raised $1.6 million from several different investors. Spigit, provider of management software accessible via employee’s phones and Facebook account, inked $10 million today. Sponto makes a mobile app exclusively for college students, helping them find parties via the GPS in their mobile phone. Sponto’s app allows students to see social events going on and around campus, all at once and in real time.DailyWorth is a community-driven, financial information site geared for women. DailyWorth secured $850,000 in funding according to an SEC filing. Jumio, a company still in the development stages with a focus on making all monetary transactions electronic, just got a boost with $1.5 million in funding, also according to an SEC filing.2tor, an online higher education startup based in New York City, raised $32.5 million in a Series C round of funding. 2tor partners with graduate programs to make more classes accessible online.Which company do you think will change the world the most? Tags:#Venture Funding#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Three months on, Meghalaya trader abducted by Bangladeshis yet to return

first_imgRopila Sangma, the abducted trader’s daughter, has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in bringing her father back. “I urge upon the Indian government to expedite the process of repatriation of my father from Bangladesh. He was abducted by criminals but is languishing in a Bangladesh jail,” she said.She said that it would not be difficult for the Prime Minister’s office to deal with her father’s case fast since India has cordial relations with Bangladesh.Officials in West Garo Hills said that the Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh besides intelligence agencies have been kept in the loop for bringing Mr. Arengh back since the issue involves two countries and has to be handled through diplomatic channels.BSF officials in the Meghalaya sector said criminals from Bangladesh at times take advantage of dense jungles along the border in the Purakhasia area to raid villages on the Indian side. The area is fenced, though.Cross-border crimesThere have been instances of Bangladeshi miscreants taking cattle and other valuables from villagers in Meghalaya. An incident similar to that of Mr. Arengh had last year happened with an 18-year-old mine worker in South West Khasi Hills, also bordering Bangladesh.Seven Bangladeshi nationals had abducted Dajied Kynshai Syiemlieh, the mine worker, on April 27, 2017. He was rescued by Bangladesh police but his repatriation had been stuck in paperwork for a long time.   The members of the family of a Meghalaya cashew nut trader abducted by Bangladeshi miscreants more than three months ago are expected to have their prayers answered soon.Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said that the case of 66-year-old Phalgun Arengh has been taken up with the Centre and that his government was leaving no stone unturned for the trader’s repatriation.Mr. Arengh, a resident of Hatimara village in the Purakhasia area of West Garo Hills district, was abducted on May 24. The village is on the India-Bangladesh border.According to an FIR filed by his wife Ponji K. Sangma at the police station in Dalu, some miscreants from Bangladesh abducted him. The local police said cross-border criminals could have targeted Mr. Arengh, a prosperous farmer, for ransom.But Mr. Arengh gave his abductors the slip on June 2 and took refuge in a village named Christianpara in Bangladesh’s Sherpur district. The villagers handed him over to the local Sribordi police station.West Garo Hills superintendent of police MG Raghavendra Kumar said Mr. Arengh continues to be under police protection in Bangladesh. “We are hoping for a solution to the matter that has been taken up with the Ministry of Home Affairs,” he said.Daughter seeks PM’s interventionlast_img read more

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James delivers in clutch as Cavs shoot down Nuggets

first_imgCavaliers: Green was back on the floor after missing two games with lower back soreness. He finished with 10 points. … F Rodney Hood added 15 points.Nuggets: Denver native and longtime NBA standout Chauncey Billups was part of the ESPN broadcast team. … G Gary Harris had 18 points. … Denver had 10 3-pointers. The team hit 19 against the Cavs over the weekend.FULL-COURT PRESS FOR FOOTBALLPittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is trying to court James to the football field. On his Twitter account, Smith-Schuster posted a picture of James in a No. 23 uniform for the Steelers.“I’m fine with my sport. Pretty funny, though,” James said. “I like tank tops and shorts. I’ve tried the shoulder pads and it was fun while it lasted. But I’m a tank top and shorts guy.”POSITIVE FEEDBACKLove was astonished by all the positive feedback he received after opening up about his struggles with mental health issues. Love addressed the subject in a story for The Players’ Tribune. He’s already received more than 4,000 messages.“So many people reaching out,” said Love, who’s sidelined by a broken hand.UP NEXTCavaliers: Game No. 2 on their trip is Friday in Los Angeles against the Clippers.Nuggets: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving It was that kind of night for James. He made a deep 3-pointer with 1:11 remaining, thumping himself in the chest in exuberance as he skipped down the court.James wound up two rebounds shy of a triple-double as the Cavs began a six-game trip in fine fashion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNikola Jokic had 36 points and 13 rebounds for the Nuggets, who lost for the second straight night. They dropped a costly game at Dallas on Tuesday as they try to cling to a playoff spot.Larry Nance Jr. once again was in the starting lineup with big men Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson sidelined by with injuries. Nance scored 13 points and grabbed 13 boards. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts after a basket against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Denver. The Cavaliers won 113-108. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — LeBron James scored 39 points, including nine down the stretch, and dished out 10 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 113-108 on Wednesday night after squandering a 16-point lead.James made one off-balanced shot after another in the waning minutes to turn back the Nuggets, who didn’t take their first lead of the game until 8:35 remaining on a driving layup by Mason Plumlee. Jeff Green gave Cleveland the lead for good with a 3-pointer on a play set up by James after he tapped a loose ball out to him.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Raptors clinch playoff spot with OT win View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The Nuggets committed 21 turnovers.James was fueled in part by a 126-117 home loss to Denver last Saturday. He said in the morning shootaround: “You always want to try to give some giveback. That’s the competitive nature.”The Paul Millsap and Jokic combination remains a work in progress, but they’re starting to get on the same page. Millsap missed 44 games following surgery on his left wrist.Coach Michael Malone’s stressed to Jokic he needed be more assertive. He was, too, connecting on 12 of 14 shots.“He’s our best player and we need him to step up in these last 18 games,” Malone said.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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London Olympics: Michael Phelps retires after winning gold in 4x100m medley relay swimming

first_imgMichael Phelps got up to leave his last news conference at the Olympic pool when his relay mates were asked if they thought he would really stay retired. Before they could answer, Phelps smiled and said emphatically, “Yes, yes.”The most decorated Olympian called it a career on Saturday night with a fitting ending – a gold medal in the 4x100m medley relay at the London Games.Phelps’ totals in four Olympics: 22 medals, 18 golds, 51 races and 9,900 meters of swimming.”I’ve been able to do everything that I wanted,” he said. “If you can say that about your career, there’s no need to move forward. Time for other things.”Having hung up his suit, cap and goggles for the last time, the 27-year-old from Baltimore is looking forward to the rest of his life.He wants to travel and see places beyond the pools and hotel rooms of the last 12 years. His intended destinations include Australia and Europe. He wants to go cage diving among great white sharks in South Africa with Chad le Clos, the last man to beat him in the Olympics.”I’ve been able to see so many amazing places in the world, but I’ve really never gotten to experience them,” Phelps said.There’s golf and poker to be played, too. He can’t wait for his hometown Ravens to start another football season, and don’t be surprised if turns up to watch some soccer matches.”He’s a true sports fanatic,” Debbie Phelps said.And Mom knows best, “He needs time for himself first,” she said.advertisementPhelps still plans to be around the sport that made him rich and famous, saying, “I would like to try to take it to an even higher level than it is now.”He certainly left it on a high note.Phelps regained the lead in the medley relay with his trademark butterfly stroke, then handed it over to freestyle anchor Nathan Adrian.Adrian brought it home in 3 minutes, 29.35 seconds. Japan took the silver in 3:31.26 and Australia got the bronze in 3:31.68. The team of Matt Grevers, Brendan Hansen, Phelps and Adrian hugged it out before Phelps waved and smiled to the crowd.Later, he grew reflective, saying, “I’m a lot more relaxed than I thought I’d be in this moment.”Warming up before his last race, Phelps called his coach over to the side of the practice pool. He thanked Bob Bowman for helping him win all those medals, a feat they accomplished together.That private moment got to both of them.”I said, ‘My tears could hide behind my goggles. Yours are streaming down your face,'” Phelps said. “I wouldn’t be here today without everything he’s done for me. I love him to death.”last_img read more

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