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Hyundai announces pricing for Ioniq Electric subscription service

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Drive an Ioniq Electric for as little as $ 275 a month.

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Hyundai announces pricing for Ioniq Electric subscription service originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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IBM adds new API to quantum computing cloud service

IBM Quantum Computer IBM announced today that it was updating its Quantum Experience cloud with a new API that it hopes will increase the abilities of researchers and other interested parties to build more sophisticated applications with its experimental quantum computing system. Last May, IBM opened up its 5 qubit computer in its NY state labs to the public in the form of a cloud service. The hope was that by… Read More


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A Business Incubator Service that Comes to You

Three years ago we started prototyping a new kind of incubation as a service. Not a building filled to the brim with young guys and their high tech, high growth app-building ventures, but instead, a kind of service that comes to you—and gets plugged into centers, workspaces, labs, makerspaces and bars. One of our first programs was in a bar called Crate in Hackney Wick, East London. 

The service is called Upstarter, and we help creative producers, designers, theater makers, social innovators, and other folks with new ideas to develop great entrepreneurial muscles rapidly, while building an audience base and effectively prototyping their business. Typically these sort of people and ideas are not being supported by existing incubators who tend to focus more on scalable technology applications and services. In just six evenings, we got people off the starting blocks and in front of potential customers. 

The tools we make to work with our entrepreneurs.

We’ve worked in many different spaces and places, and that’s what we love to bring— ‘incubation for the rest of us’—delivered in places where we are. And it’s a non-profit organization, not a typical Silicon Valley style VC. This all started out at the UK Design Council with emerging technology startups. We then kicked the idea around at Carnegie Mellon University’s Schools of Design & Architecture with the aim being to bring a little entrepreneurial opportunity to their students.

Now Upstarter runs a range of short and longer-term programs. We initiate events and do lots and lots of face-to-face mentoring. Our mentoring continues with some amazing startups such as Technikio, Museum in a Box, Circumstance, Mayfly…. and we have been lucky to work at Fab Lab Barcelona, Machines Room in London, Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol and many other partners. 

We work with people exploring whole new technologies, new forms of books for example and new forms of business.

We are starting to extend our work with others, and a trip to NYC in February gave Upstarter the chance to reconnect with like-minded folk in the US, including Made In the Lower East Side (MiLES), Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator and Civic Hall. We hope to return soon and bring some of our design-led, entrepreneurial support to micro business owners that are trying out new things, often combining their creative talents with solid intentions around positive social impact.

We know that our future economy is not only going to come from Silicon Valley but needs to be home grown around the world. Upstarter isn’t doing this any of this alone. Instead we’re just one part of a network of DIY enthusiasts, makers, designers and social innovators—a global community, a movement even, that could help transform economies. We’re excited to help support people to make that happen.

Learn more at Upstarterincubator.com and follow along on twitter at @upstarting


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Stress Relief Service In Moscow

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People in hard hats in a rage room in Moscow, Russia on January 27, 2016. The Debosh stress relief service gives its customers an opportunity to smash the rage room up with sledgehammers and bats to relieve stress and tension.

Debosh roughly translates as “riot”.

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Prices range from $ 150 to $ 500 for different services.

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Safety helmets and goggles are provided – customers only have to supply their own stress.

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Computer says no! The higher-end service allows them to select items for the rage room.

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Double whammy.

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Rage against the machine.

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Copy this! The company website says it’s a “fun, sporty, trendy” anti-stress measure.

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And now relax…

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Two Friends Start Free Mobile Laundry Service For Homeless

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Two guys from Brisbane, Australia have taken it upon themselves to found a charity – Orange Sky Laundry, that offers a free mobile laundry service to the Australian Homeless. They’ve now officially been washing clothes for a month.

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Childhood friends Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi came up with the idea last year, fitting out an old van nicknamed Sudsy with a generator, water tanks and two large washing machines and dryers, taking to the streets in their home town of Brisbane.

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“We wanted to improve the hygiene standards of the homeless so we came up with this crazy idea of building a free mobile laundry,” Mr Marchesi said.

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“We bought two washing machines and two dryers and put them in the back of a van and started driving around parks and drop in centres and washing and drying clothes for free.”

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Surely a noble cause and inspirational as well. So are you going to open a laundry service like this in your city? Also, don’t miss “San Francisco’s Homeless Get Showers-On-Wheels With Transformed Old Buses“, “Canadian Kids Are Tying Coats To Street Poles To Keep Homeless Warm This Winter“, “This Guy Gives Homeless People Free Haircuts — And Changes Their Lives For The Better” and “A Fashion Designer Is Making Coats That Double As Sleeping Bags For The Homeless… And They’re Made From Abandoned Festival Tents

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h/t: oddstuffmagazine, smh


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German Church Celebrates “Star Wars” At A Sunday Service

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A boy dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader attends a Star Wars themed church service, at the Zion Church in Berlin, Sunday, December 20, 2015. About 500 people, some carrying light saber props or wearing Darth Vader masks, attended the service, more than twice as many as usual on a Sunday. (Photo by Markus Schreiber/AP Photo)

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A person, center top, dressed as the “Star Wars Jawa” character attends a Star Wars themed church service, at the Zion Church in Berlin, Sunday, December 20, 2015. (Photo by Markus Schreiber/AP Photo)

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Vicars Lucas Ludewig, left, and Ulrike Garve, right, celebrate a Star Wars themed church service, at the Zion Church in Berlin, Sunday, December 20, 2015. (Photo by Markus Schreiber/AP Photo)

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People dressed as characters from the movie Star Wars attend a service at the church Zionskirche in Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2015. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters)

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A person dressed as a character from the movie Star Wars attends a service at the church Zionskirche in Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2015. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters)

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A boy dressed as a character from the movie Star Wars attends a service at the church Zionskirche in Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2015. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters)

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A person dressed as a character from the movie Star Wars attends a service at the church Zionskirche in Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2015. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters)


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UberCommute is the company’s new carpooling service for drivers

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Uber has released yet another product called “UberCommute,” which is specifically geared for drivers going to certain locations who want to split the cost of the trip.

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UberCommute is the company’s new carpooling service for drivers originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 23 Sep 2015 16:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Korean man destroys Mercedes S63 to protest poor customer service

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This South Korean Mercedes S63 AMG 4Matic owner was reportedly dissatisfied with the customer service at his dealer. In a bizarre act of protest, he decided to beat the car mercilessly with a golf club outside the store.

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Korean man destroys Mercedes S63 to protest poor customer service originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 14 Sep 2015 20:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tesla can’t even service its cars in Michigan

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Tesla executives will keep lobbying in Michigan to try to pass direct-to-consumer automobile-sales legislation.

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Tesla can’t even service its cars in Michigan originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 09 Aug 2015 08:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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