Bill Gurley in On the road to recap gets down to brass tacks in explaining how the late-stage financing markets for technology "unicorns" in the US have got to where they are.
Closer to home, Haresh Chawla broke down what Flipkart needs to do to make its way out of the edge of a cliff in Saving Private Flipkart
Ola announced in-car Wi-Fi which could, in theory, make metropolitan Wi-Fi a reality using taxis to create a mesh network
Be there or be square
India Internet Day 2016
If you're going to attend one event this year, #iDay 2016 should be your pick. The folks running it have given us a discount code, "INV" – only to be used by true players.
Get your ticket here.
IIT Delhi NCR South Chapter's 2nd 'Lessons in Entrepreneurship and Leadership'
Join Alok Mittal, Varun Arya, Yogesh, Andlay and Rahul Shukla on the 1st of May at Investopad, Gurgaon. Click here for more details.
Reinvent Yourself: The Playboy Interview with Ray Kurzweil
This is a fascinating interview with author, inventor and data scientist Ray Kurzweil – a prophet for our digital age. A few say he’s completely nuts. Kurzweil, who heads a team of more than 40 as a director of engineering at Google, believes advances in technology and medicine are pushing us toward what he calls the Singularity, a period of profound cultural and evolutionary change in which computers will outthink the brain and allow people to live forever.
The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup
Magic Leap, a company in the augmented reality space, has raised over $1.7 billion at a valuation of $3.5 billion – all in stealth, and without doing a commercial demo of the product.
The technology Magic Leap is quietly developing has the potential to permanently shift the computing paradigm and experiences built around augmented reality. Read here
The Real Story of How Amazon Built the Echo
While the Echo hasn't officially made it's way over to India, for those that have played with it, it is a completely new experience of interacting with computers. The small cylindrical device with no screen was an offshoot from an augmented reality project from Lab126 (Amazon's hardware division). This inside story tells the 4-year struggle of getting the Echo from idea to market
Ps. Can you people please take a hint and buy me an Amazon Echo? I have no frands kaaming frum Umrika