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The last time we were in Japan, six years ago, using Google Maps was pretty frustrating. We didn’t understand the Japanese language and addresses made no sense to us. We got lost multiple times a day and often had to find a person on the street who spoke english to help us out.

There is a debate going on about the impact of Facebook, Google, and Amazon’s growing dominance on the consumer internet on the supply of venture capital to entrepreneurs.

We checked into a hotel today and next to the desk in our room was a block of USB ports to charge our phones with and a Bluetooth button. I pushed the button and my phone paired with the room. Now I can play music on the sound system in the room with my phone. 

She dropped by the Gotham Gal’s offices last week and they recorded a conversation about starting an apparel business in the competitive online commerce sector.

I wrote about something called TxTenna back in May. It is a way to move Bitcoin from one wallet to another without needing to be connected to the Internet.

Google had its big event yesterday and announced two new Pixel phones, the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3XL. I’ve been using Google phones for quite a while now, first the Nexus phones and now the Pixel phones. I love my Pixel phone but I will be upgrading shortly, probably to the larger form factor 3XL.

There has been a movement growing in K12 public education around the US over the last decade to get computer science into the K12 curriculum and into all schools and in front of all students. The name this movement has taken on is CSforAll and this week in Detroit Michigan, educators from all around the country are meeting to move the CSforAll effort forward. This meeting is called the CSforAll Summit.

Retail Space Available – AVC

A friend of mine told me last weekend that he thinks the two biggest issues in NYC right now are the rise of homelessness and the proliferation of vacant retail spaces. One is about not having a space to live and the other is about a glut of vacant space. Interesting dichotomy.

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Indian region including Delhi, Kolkata could face deadly heat waves soon, Global Warming Report. - TrueColumn

Indian region including Delhi, Kolkata could face deadly heat waves soon, Global Warming Report. - TrueColumn

Major Indian states including Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai could soon face the deadly heat waves soon in future as per the new Global Warming Report. This could happen if the world’s temperature increased by 2 degrees.

The Global Warming Report is released by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which is run by the United States. All the facts and figures mentioned in the report will be discussed later on December this year.

China is in the top of Global warming Report when it comes in emitting CO2 emissions from the fuel combustion as it emits out 9040 million metric tonnes CO2 followed by USA with the CO2 emission of 4997.5 million metric tonnes and then comes India with the figure of 2066 million metric tonnes.

In the last 150 years, the temperature is rising in the major Indian states like in Delhi, it goes by 1C, Chennai by 0.6C, Kolkata by 1.2C and Mumbai by 0.7C. The Global warming report further warns of the effects of global warming which led to the temperature rise by 1.5 degree Celsius.

The people will have to face the extreme weather conditions of heat, rainfall, cold and drought if the differences are limited to only 1.5C to 2C and it would further increase the poverty.

Sourec URL: https://www.truecolumn.com/indian-region-including-delhi-kolkata-could-face-deadly-heat-waves-soon-global-warming-report/

When someone asks you how much of a company you own, the answer could be two very different numbers. You might own 10,000 shares and there might be 1mm shares issued and outstanding. That would suggest you own 1% of the company. And that would be correct, as of right now.

Once you get past the 3:20 mins of audio ad readouts (I advise to fast forward through them), she talks about areas in e-commerce that are possibly outside of the Amazon kill zone, the opportunities to build new trusted brands in healthcare, education, and financial services, and why small early-stage venture capital firms are the best firms to work at.

Feature Friday: Gmail Predictive Typing – AVC

I was typing emails on my new Pixelbook yesterday and as I started a new word, Gmail would finish the word and often suggest an entire phrase to come after the word. All I had to do is hit tab to accept the suggestion.

2003 was a fertile year for both of us as I started blogging in late September and Joanne picked it up on her birthday a few weeks later.

Matt explains that edtech, a long-standing term for the market for software and technology sold to the education market, is fundamentally different from the newer and exciting market for consumer learning.

To elaborate, I believe that we need better infrastructure (e.g. better base chains, better interchain interoperability, better clients, wallets and browsers) before we can see a robust application development environment and so I have stated many times that right now is a time to focus on building (and investing in) that infrastructure. That view has been the prevailing wisdom inside of USV for quite a while now.

The way we do this requires a bit of a hack that I thought I would post about this morning in hopes that any of you out there know a better way.

My friend Brad Feld takes a digital sabbath. No email, internet, phone for 24 hours from Friday night to Saturday night.

One of the themes we are deeply bought into at USV in our approach to healthcare investing is the opportunity in women’s health care, particularly providing care to young and healthy women. Our portfolio companies Nurx, Clue, and Modern Fertility are all doing that.

This film is about a bunch of things that get me going; entrepreneurship, the unlikely winner, rock, reggae, and live music.

Competing To Win – AVC

The market has a way of getting everyone more or less to a clearing price and then the entrepreneur will make her choice.

There are many different styles of investing. At USV, we choose to be thesis-driven investors. This is our current thesis.

There is a lot of chatter on Tech Twitter and elsewhere about the Instagram founders leaving Facebook six years after selling their company to Facebook.

I’ve been interviewed many times and while interviews are OK, what I enjoy a lot more are public conversations between two people.

I read blogs a lot. And i think they are great. So i am starting a blog. I have no idea if i’ll write a lot in my blog or rarely. I hope its a lot, because i have a lot to say. But we’ll see about that.