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Google Street View cars will be roaming around the planet to check our air quality with these sensors

Aclima, a San Francisco-based startup building Internet-connected air quality sensors has announced plans to integrate its mobile sensing platform into Google’s global fleet of Street View vehicles. Google uses the Street View cars to map the land for Google Maps. Starting with 50 cars in Houston, Mexico City and Sydney, Aclima will capture air quality data by generating snapshots of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), and particulate matter (PM2.5)while the Google cars roam the streets. The idea is to ascertain where there may be too much pollution and other breathing issues on a hyper local level in each metropolitan area. The data will then be made available as a public dataset on Google BigQuery. Aclima has had a close rela...

Women-only co-working space The Wing is launching an app to help its members stay connected

The Wing is bringing the physical world it’s created for professional women to the digital world with the launch of a social networking app, slated to become available later this month. The co-working company created the app to connect its members and keep them up to date on The Wing’s programming. For now, the app will only be available to paying Wing members. “Our team has been hard at work on ways for members to carry the connections they make with them wherever they go,” The Wing co-founder and CEO Audrey Gelman told TechCrunch. “Through the app, members will have access to features that make The Wing experience even more valuable and efficient and will have access to thousands of incredible women at their fingertips.” Founded in 2016, The Wing provides co...

Kencko wants to help you eat more fruit and vegetables

People don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables, that’s despite an embarrassment of options today that include fast grocery delivery and takeout services with a focus on health. A study from the U.S-based Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released last November found that just one in ten adults in America “meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations” each day. The bar isn’t that high. The recommendation is just 1.5-2 cups of fruit and two to three cups of vegetables per day, but failing to meet it can put people at risk of chronic diseases, the CDC said. The problem is universal the world over, but perhaps most acute in the U.S, where finding healthy food is easier than ever. Amazon’s same-day grocery deliveries, make-it-at-home services like Blue Apron and various healt...

Bobrisky: I’m Not Gay, I Have A Girlfriend In London…Will Reveal My Secret On My Wedding Day

By Christy Anyanwu, Sunday Sun Bobrisky: I’m A Muslim, I Have A Girlfriend In London…Will Reveal My Secret On My Wedding Day See excerpts of Abuja-based cross-dresser Bobrisky (real name Idris Okuneye) recent chat with The Sun on his real identity and how he is not what many perceive him to be. So how did you become a cross-dresser? I’m from a polygamous family. My dad married three wives. My mum is the last wife with three children. My parents had issues at some point and my dad said my mum could go with her children. It was later agreed that my brother and sister should stay with my dad being the older ones while I lived with my mum. She sent me to primary and secondary schools. I went to Kings College and University of Lagos, where I studied Accounting. Before I gained admission into Un...

Just in: Buhari returns from London

By Nwafor Sunday President Muhammadu Buhari has returned from his 10 working-days leave from London. Buhari who left Nigeria on the 3rd came back on Saturday evening. Buhari is back Recall that some Nigerians via social media accused Mr. President of extending his leave. A report that was denied by Femi Adesina, who argued that the purported report from a media (name withheld) was first, published in 2017 when Buhari went for a medical check-up. Reacting on Buhari’s return, the social media aide to Buhari, Lauretta Onochie said that the Eagle has landed to continue his good work. She called Buahri the ‘nightmare of the corrupt and the wicked’. “We love you, friend and hope of the poor, the weak and the vulnerable”, she finally said. Details later:

Simonne Kerr Murdered In Battersea London: Suspected Killer Of Britain’s Got Talent Singer Arrested In Her Nappy Valley Flat

Simonne Kerr Murdered In Battersea London: Suspected Killer Of Britains Got Talent Singer Arrested In Her Nappy Valley Flat Simonne Kerr has died. The Britian’s got talent finalist was murdered in her flat yesterday afternoon. Although the identity of the 31-year-old woman murdered in her flat Battersea area of SW London yesterday was not revealed, investigators today revealed the identity of the victim as Simonne Kerr, a finalist of Britain’s Got Talent show. She was found with fatal stab wounds after police were called in around 12:38pm and was pronounced dead around 1:40pm. A 40 year old man arrested at the scene on murder suspicion is currently in police custody. Her autopsy is due to take place today as police informed her next of kin. Simonne who lost her son to Sick cell anemia dise...

Baba Tee, Dayo Amusa Storm London For Ibile Day 2018

Comic Nollywood actor Baba Tee, Dayo Amusa and other Nollywood stars are currently vacationing in the UK The duo were among top Nollywood celebrities who participated in an annual cultural event tagged Ibile Day. See more photos of the actors as they enjoy the beautiful weather in London. Enjoyment people!!!.

WeWork China rival Ucommune raises $43.5M more at a $1.8B valuation

Barely weeks after WeWork China raised $500 million, one of its main rivals is refueling its tanks too. Ucommune — the company formerly known as UrWork until a WeWork lawsuit forced a rebrand — announced its $43.5 million Series C round. Beijing-based Ucommune’s new round was led by real estate-focused investment firms Prosperity Holdings and RK Properties. The company said the deal gives its business a $1.8 billion post-money valuation. to date, it has raised around $450 million from investors, according to Crunchbase data. For comparison, WeWork China has pulled in $1 billion overall since being spun out of WeWork’s global business one year ago. Both investors are strategic, according to Ucommune. It said that its partnership with Prosperity, in particular, will help it expand its presen...

India’s Uber rival Ola is headed to Europe with ride-hailing launch in the UK

The UK is getting a new alternative to Uber after India-based ride-hailing company Ola announced plans to expand to the country, which will become its first market in Europe. Ola was founded in 2010 and it covers over 110 cities in India where it offers licensed taxis, private hire cars and rickshaws through a network of over one million drivers. The company has raised around $3 billion from investors that include SoftBank, Chinese duo Tencent and Didi Chuxing and DST Global . It was last valued at $7 billion. Ola ventured overseas for the first time when it launched in Australia earlier this year — it is now in seven cities there — and its move into the UK signals a further expansion into Europe. Ola’s UK service isn’t live right now, but the company said it will begin offering licensed t...

What every startup founder should know about exits

Benjamin Joffe Contributor Benjamin Joffe is a partner at HAX. More posts by this contributor 70 years of VC innovation 2017 crowdfunding guide The dream of a startup founder can often be summarized by the following well-intentioned, and mostly delusional, quote: “We’ll raise a few rounds and in a few years we’ll IPO on Nasdaq.” But a more likely scenario looks something like this: You invest a few years of hard work to build something of value. One day you receive an acquisition offer out of the blue. You’re elated. And you’re not prepared. You drop everything to focus on this opportunity. Exclusive due diligence starts. Your company is a mess (IP, contracts, burn). Days become weeks; weeks become months. You’ve neglected business and fundraising. You’re running out of money. M&A is n...

Photos: Fayemi Meets Bamidele In London UK

     Tweet     Ekiti Governor elect Kayode Fayemi is currently in London UK on a courtesy visit to Opeyemi Bamidele, the former Minister who was shot by a trigger happy cop in Ekiti state on the 1st of June. The former House of Rep. member was flown abroad where he received life saving treatment before doctors discharged him. Bamidele who has been discharged as an outpatient met with Fayemi in London yesterday where they spent quality time together. Related Posts

Market research firm GlobalWebIndex takes first VC with $40M Series A

Market research firm GlobalWebIndex, which provides consumer insight data for marketing purposes for customers including Google, Spotify, WPP, IPG and Omnicom Group, has closed a $40 million Series A round. The funding is its first VC raise, almost a decade after the business was founded. The investment comes from New York-based growth fund Stripes Group, along with a number of other unnamed data, software and consumer technology companies. GWI says it will be used to accelerate product development and for international expansion, including in the U.S. and Asia.  The company is based in London but has recently opened offices in New York City and Los Angeles, as well as having technology hubs in locations across Europe. With the new funding it says it’s planning to open more international o...