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+Stéphane Distinguin​, Loved the art! I've been talking with +Kevin Smouts​in SF about Automotive and mobility. Looks like we should put our heads together to discuss #connectedcar opportunities in France and EU. Check out news on Samsung-backed +Vinli Developers​.
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In great anticipation of Pope Francis's forthcoming encyclical on the climate and #humanecology, someone has produced a great satirical promo: http://youtu.be/76BtP1GInlc

These are exciting times! With Google's launch of Sidewalk Labs for urban innovation and other momentum, the future of those innovating to make our cities more livable and sustainable is bright.

What a great time to jump into #urbantech #urbanmobility #connectedcar. #PopeForThePlanet 
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I'm happy to share this big news at Vinli! Now you know why I've been globetrotting to recruit #connectedcar developers around the world! Please spread the word...and order one.
 
+TechCrunch​ breaks the news on @Vinli's smokin A-round with Samsung, Cox Automotive, The Westly Group and behemoth 1st-tier automotive supplier, Continental! #ConnectedCar game on! Please share bit.ly/Vinli-TechCrunch. You can reserve your Vinli with 4G LTE on Indiegogo today: bitly.com/Vinli-Indiegogo
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Today we announced our Android Nanodegree with Udacity. Join us live on June 3rd to #AskTheExperts your questions!    
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451 Research Associate Analyst Ryan Martin comments [on Vinli's series A funding]:

“Receiving the seal of approval from Samsung, Cox and Westly Group is a big nod for Vinli, connected car tech and the treasure trove of data that comes with it.

We expect Vinli will aggressively pursue both domestic and international growth as its newly minted investment dollars go to work. Competitors Automatic and Mojio, although far from complacent, will have to focus just as much on building their network of partner companies as on new product development to continue to run with Vinli – matching on price and full-blown 4G LTE connectivity simply gets you in the door.”

#connectedcar #mobility
Vinli, a connected car startup that develops a device to bring a suite of apps and services to older cars via smartphones, has raised $6.5m in series A funding. Fortune reports as valuable as the funding is what the investors bring in experience, which is advantageous to Vinli: Marketing, ...
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Curious about my work at Samsung-backed #connectedcar  play, Vinli, and #cleanweb connections? Check out my first post on LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/1f9oLFO #mobility #urbantech  
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Check it our little project gone big time!
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A 600kW "energy kite"!
 
A few weeks ago, we gave you a sneak peek of our 600kW energy kite as we moved it out into the world. Now we’re ready to test it, starting this month here in Northern California. 

We’ve already tested the 600kW energy kite’s subsystems over the past few months, and this will be the first time we see how everything works together. While we can’t wait to see our new energy kite fully in action, we’re going to start off slowly by testing things incrementally. We need to get to know our energy kite first, and have it complete individual tasks successfully before giving it more advanced tasks. This means repeatedly performing functions as basic as powering the kite’s motors on and off, or getting the kite to hover with shorter tethers before we use a full-length tether. By testing close to our Alameda headquarters, our team will be able to quickly solve any issues that come up. Our engineers and scientists may even end up rapidly redesigning and rebuilding components as needed to ensure we have the best energy kite possible before we head off to Hawaii for our pilot project.

Check out these photos of our team completing final tests of our subsystems while putting the finishing touches on our 600kW energy kite.
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It's a great day! Now what to do with my 100+ GBs of photos in iPhoto? 
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High hopes for +Dan Kaplan​'s podcast on the future of humanity: http://t.co/vrNhi1WNIG #humanecology #urbantech
The story of how we transcend our weaknesses and build a world of abundance, self-determination, and peace…instead of scarcity, totalitarianism, and war.
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ConnectedCar. Cleanweb. Smartups
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I'm into Cleanweb and all things enabling the clean economy and sustainable cities. I'm also into paleo lifestyle, movement, cycling and love some Texas BBQ. 

As a founder of #Cleanweb, I started the Cleanweb hackathon series in 2011; which has morphed into an industry association known as The Cleanweb Initiative with activity in 20+ countries where I travel frequently to speak and hang out with entrpreneurs and developers.

Past: Dynamo Labs (1st-round fbFund recipient), Dallas startup community space, CoHabitat. RFID product management.  
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1st recipient of Facebook's fbFund
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Entrepreneur, Developer Relations, Hactivism
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cleanweb, connected car, smart mobility, developer evangelism, smart cities
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  • Vinli
    VP Developer Relations & Chief Hacktivist, 2014 - present
  • The Cleanweb Initiative
    CEO & Chief Hacktivist, 2012 - present
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Great place on the cliffs of Varkala. Attentive staff with on onsite ayurvedic treatments.
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Love this place!
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Went with a Groupon and hard to argue to get them to accept the terms which ruined an otherwise nice meal. Katy Trail location is much nicer.
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Great local café. Friendly and knowledgeable barista. Worth a stop for espresso.
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Love the location, coffee and baristas. Adjoining taco joint could use a lesson from Austin legends like Torchy's - just sayin.
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Love the people and coffee. Menu could use some more hearty options - #paleo please!
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