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William is a researcher from Newyork with over decade of  experience in research and development of different health products.  When he’s not working , he digs deep into world of technology and health science  and explains what he learned on the blog.
William is a researcher from Newyork with over decade of  experience in research and development of different health products.  When he’s not working , he digs deep into world of technology and health science  and explains what he learned on the blog.
Garage startup Ring sold for $1 Billion to Amazon

Garage startup Ring sold for $1 Billion to Amazon

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Yes, it is true that the startup Ring sold for $1 Billion. The biggest Retail Store in the world Amazon has announced today  (Tuesday 27th Feb, 2018) that it has bought Ring for whopping $ 1 Billion dollars. In this post we tell you about Ring , how it almost failed and how it came back ?

About Ring

Ring is a technology startup that has developed a door bell which connects seamlessly with your smart phone. Ring started as DoorBot in 2012 in a garage by Jamie Siminoff in California, USA. Today it has over 1,300 people, 10 core products and sold across 16,000 stores.

Failed On Shark Tank

Jamie Siminoff, the CEO and founder of Ring appeared on the popular angel investor reality show “Shark Tank” in 2013 with a investment pitch of $ 700K for 10% stake in DoorBot (now Ring) which makes the company worth $6.5 million dollars in total. Ironically, the pitch was rejected by the Shark Tank investors

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Investment in 2017

Celebrity investor Richard Branson participated in Ring’s funding in early 2017 which brought the company’s total funding to $209 million, according to The Wall Street Journal. After the round, the Los Angeles Times reported Ring’s valuation at $460 million.

Why Amazon Bought Ring ?

Amazon has announced that it has bought Ring for whopping $ 1 Billion dollars. In 2017 Amazon unveiled its security camera and lock combination in a bid to enter home security market. This links with Amazon’s cloud subscription service called “Key” which is a lets a customer receive amazon product delivery inside their home even when they are not present at home to receive the delivery. Delivery people are not given access codes because the unlocking doors is done online. With Ring’s hardware , technology and patents , Amazon can leverage it to facilitate its existing “Key” program.

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Ring’s Statement

According to statement by Ring “Ring is committed to our mission to reduce crime in neighborhoods by providing effective yet affordable home security tools to our neighbors that make a positive impact on our homes, our communities and the world. “We look forward to being a part of the Amazon team as we work toward our vision for safer neighborhoods.”

Recommended Reading 5 ways to profit from commute time in 2018

William is a researcher from Newyork with over decade of  experience in research and development of different health products.  When he’s not working , he digs deep into world of technology and health science  and explains what he learned on the blog.

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Is Alcohol Good Or Bad For You 2018 ?

Is Alcohol Good Or Bad For You 2018 ?

After the big night is over, we all have this question Is Alcohol Good Or Bad for you in our minds. Well, the answer lies in how much have you consumed ? Latest Studies undertaken by University of California at Irvine found out that consumption of moderate amount of alcohol is beneficial for a longer life.

Before you get too excited and tell your partner that you were right all along about consumption with friends please note the word “moderation” here folks. So if you had a big night out and consumed a lot of alcohol , it is less likely to contribute to your health.

Here is synopsis from the study that shows How alcohol and even coffee are beneficial to a longevity.

Study Suggests

The study suggests that drinking approximately two glasses of wine or beer each day brings a reduction of 18% in a person’s risk of dieting early death. The reduction is even greater for people who do regular exercise or jobs of moderate bodily movements.

Study Conducted

The study was started in year 2003  in the United States on group of around 1600 people who have lived more than 90 years.  The study has not been published in International Scientific Journal yet but has been presented to American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference in 2018.

Other Findings

Some other interesting findings in the study were

a) People who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained.

b) People who were overweight in their 70s lived longer than normal or underweight people did.

[source: 90+ Study]

William is a researcher from Newyork with over decade of  experience in research and development of different health products.  When he’s not working , he digs deep into world of technology and health science  and explains what he learned on the blog.

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5 Ways To Profit From Your Daily Commute in 2018

5 Ways To Profit From Your Daily Commute in 2018

There those lucky people who have daily commute less than 30 minutes to workplace. For the most of us the daily commute chews up 2 to 3 hours of our unpaid time. The first solution that comes to the mind is change the job to a nearer to home but this is not easy as said. Most of work is concentrated in the downtown which acts like a sea to which all rivers flows. There is always plenty of fish in the sea but not rivers. Second solution is bring your home closer to office. If that works for you, Great! but most of us will not be living that far in first place if we had million dollar to shell on a decent size family place near downtown/workplace.

There is a saying that if you cannot beat them ,join them.

The enemy is this context is your commute time. So how do you make turn the disadvantage of time wasted in commute to an advantage. Here is how ?

Do some office work

Most of us have an tablet or a laptop or at least smart phone to access internet and make notes. These days OneNote and Microsoft office is available of all the devices. Provided that you have got a seat, you can do office related work to impress your boss or to finish little early today at office.

Catch up shows

Do you have a busy lifestyle like me and do not get time to watch or complete watching your favourite show on television. Well, now is your time to catch up on that show using your smart device of choice. These days most of tv shows are available either live or as a recording just after the TV broadcast. Invest in a decent headphones (Bluetooth and/or wired) and carry your tv entertainment with you on the commute. Before you know it , you will reach your last station and you will wish that your commute was a little bit longer so you can finish the episode. After all time flies fast when we are having fun.

Get Smart

No, are not talking about Get Smart. We all wish to be smarter everyday. There is no time left in your busy schedule to read good books or listen to talks of people (TED) that know more than you. Well, now you can use the commute time to read books or books or listen to podcasts or watch videos. You will surely more than what you have known before start of commute.

Have a Nap

The commutes longer than 20 minutes are great for having a nap. I do not need to dwell into how beneficial for your body a nap is. You will definitely feel refreshed after your commute finishes , ready to play with your kids or do house chores or get on quick on that office task for last evening. Use your smart phone to put a countdown timer (on vibration mode) so you can wake up just in time to get off at your destination.

Get Organised

Have a look through your emails and notifications and create a today’s to do list during morning commute and update that todo list during evening commute. I have been using Microsoft todo list which is simple and quick to use and works across all devices flawlessly. (Yes flawlessly) . You can still choose to procrastinate but at least the most important things are easy to remember.

William is a researcher from Newyork with over decade of  experience in research and development of different health products.  When he’s not working , he digs deep into world of technology and health science  and explains what he learned on the blog.

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5 best secrets to good night sleep

5 best secrets to good night sleep

We all know how important is a good night sleep. A survey byNational Sleep Foundation found that about 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders.

  1. Ventilation – If your bedroom has been closed all day because you have been at work, it has higher level of carbon dioxide (according to new study Indoor Air). When you get back home from your office, open your bedroom window a little to get some air circulation going in your bedroom. Even better if you can sleep with the window just a little open.
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William is a researcher from Newyork with over decade of  experience in research and development of different health products.  When he’s not working , he digs deep into world of technology and health science  and explains what he learned on the blog.

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26 million dollar home of Jennifer Aniston

26 million dollar home of Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston has bought a huge 3+ acre and whopping $ 26 million AUD ($ 21 million USD) home in west side of LA where she now lives along with her husband Justin Theroux (46 years old) and pet dogs (Dolly and Sophie). In an interview with Architectural Digest, the 48 year old actress described her new home as “Old World meets New World,” a polyglot mix of hand-painted wallpaper and mid century furniture, silk rugs and polished concrete, antique Japanese screens and Abstract Expressionist paintings.

March issue of Architectural Digest

Jennifer Aniston interview with Architectural Digest

She said at first glance the property looked the furthest thing from her desire but same time she immediately had the sense that it could work. Collaborating with her husband on design decisions made Jen learn some new things like saying ‘No!’ to any suggestion is not the most collaborative move.” Though she bought her new home in 2011 but its only recently that all the decor and work has been completed by her friend cum designer Stephen Shadley.

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The home is originally a 1965 architectural design of Hal Levitt in Bel Air, Los Angeles. The collaborative work paid off and her new home is stunning with Abstract Expressionist paintings, hand-painted wallpaper, silk rugs. In the house, mid century furniture, antique Japanese screens, and concrete floors all coexist splendidly.

The newly designed home is the actress’s new most wanted place to be. She absolutely enjoys her new home along with company of Justin and her dogs and cannot think of any place better to be.

aniston home aerial

aerial view of aniston’s new home

 

 

William is a researcher from Newyork with over decade of  experience in research and development of different health products.  When he’s not working , he digs deep into world of technology and health science  and explains what he learned on the blog.

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