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Varun Peddina
Works at Computech Corp
Attended Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
Lives in Hyderabad
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Currents, news reading app from Google for iOS goes huge revamp. Too good !
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As if it ain't complicated enough now...!!!!
Just when we thought those pesky scientists had stopped messing with the Periodic Table, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry goes
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A unique perspective from Vineeth Nayar about cloud and outsourcing when the whole world is singing the other way round
#cloud #hcl #outsourcing
The customer always comes first. Except when it comes to HCL, the $6 billion Indian outsourcing -- make that co-sourcing -- giant led by CEO Vineet Nayar, who literally wrote the book on a philosophy ...
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Its Amazing..., though I seriously feel bad for us driving enthusiasts because this will eventually become a Norm and all self drivers are looked as people who don't care about others lives.
 
We announced our self-driving car project in 2010 (http://goo.gl/dI6qA) with a clear goal: make driving safer, more enjoyable and more efficient.

There’s much left to design and test, but we’ve now safely completed more than 200,000 miles of computer-led driving, gathering great experiences and an overwhelming number of enthusiastic supporters.

We wanted to share one of our favorite moments from some special research we conducted. Watch this video of Steve, who joined us for a drive on a carefully programmed route to experience being behind the wheel in a whole new way. We organized this test as a technical experiment outside of our core research efforts, but we think it’s also a promising look at what this kind of technology may one day deliver for society if rigorous technical and safety standards can be met.

A version of this video with audio captions is available here: http://goo.gl/k5K9Q
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The New iPad, nothing irresistible... but Apple TV is....
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Saddest thing is, we were raised from our childhood to be a good employee but not a great entrepreneur....Something is wrong from the core.....
 
This is Why I Will Always be an Entrepreneur

When I was 9 years old, my dad quit his job. He was in his 40's at the time, and my mom was homeschooling my brother and me full time. In other words, we had $0.00 monthly income.

Of course, my father didn't quit his job to sit on his ass all day; he started his own business. My dad has the heart of entrepreneur. He is great with people, and he is fiercely independent. At the same time, quitting your 9-5 job in your mid-forties with two young kids is going to be difficult.

I saw my parents struggle for ten years. My mom had to go back to college to get her Masters in Teaching so she could get a decent job. Meanwhile, she worked full time in retail, while my brother and I attended "real" school for the first time in our lives. My dad was so stressed out that he left us for a brief period. This is not a pretty story with a romantic ending; this is real life.

Until 10th grade, I have no recollection of a peaceful interaction between my parents. Before that point, I only remember fighting, yelling, and mistrust between them. I don't know exactly what this taught me other than the fact that being an entrepreneur is stressful. It made me rebellious, it made me mad, and it made me sick, but what the hell could I do? I was in Jr. High. I was just starting to figure out that there were girls; that school mattered; that life was hard.

In high school, much of this changed. My parents moved back in with each other. My mom was making just enough money to keep food on the table, and my dad's business was finally taking shape. It wasn't easy, but it was life. I never expected my parents to give me allowance. I started to work at the corner grocery store the day I turned 15 (the legal working age) for $5.17 per hour. I made all A's in school, and played football for four years (although I was admittedly an awful athlete).

I don't say any of this to illicit pity. I've have never expected pity or sympathy from others. I only say this to tell you that being an entrepreneur is hard. That's why I love it. I'm not the kind of person who seeks the easy road. If I were, I would work for GE, making widgets for laundry machines (my first internship).

Because I realized at a young age that things are not handed to you, I can't see myself being anything other than an entrepreneur. In some ways my father is an inspiration to me. We have long talks about running a business every week or two, and I love learning from his mistakes and successes. In other ways, my mother is an inspiration to me. When my dad left to pursue his passion, she stayed painfully loyal, and I deeply respect that.

Anyway, that's my story. After 4 and a half years of college, two years of internships, and one year of owning my own business, I regret nothing. Every piece of my life has led me to where I am now, and I love it. My final question for you:

Do you love what you do?
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"The Green, The Weak and The Hopeless" - that's a bit rude, but every driving enthusiast will love this...
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Its open to devs....now
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The sunken Titanic details in the most intuitive manner till date
A century ago the Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank. Mapping travelers’ hometowns reveals the immigrant status of most third-class passengers, who also suffered the highe...
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Have you ever wondered what +James Gosling (Father of Java) might be doing....???
He is the man behind this...
Each robot is actually a two-part system consisting of an undersea glider that produces the forward motion connected to a floating section covered in solar cells that power the numerous sensors that t...
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Shit happened?? Recycle it!!! and gain from it...
New Tubes: Redesigning the Toilet to Produce Water, Fertilizer, and Energy
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Very few Web Devs focus on Intuitiveness....These guys are one among them...
 
The "App of the Week" company from the middle of nowhere, India

I bet you can't find where Global Delight is located on the map. http://www.globaldelight.com/

Udupi, India isn't exactly the place that is known for starting great startups. But last week it won Apple's "App of the Week" award (and the week before that it won "Best of Show" at MacWorld). How did it do this? Well, Rahul Arun Shetty spent 30 minutes with me to tell me all about this innovative company and the apps it makes (It is the second time that it has won MacWorld's best of show award, by the way.

What does their newest app, Game Your Video, do? It lets you make better videos with your iPhone. Lots of fun to play with. Get it on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/game-your-video/id496232649?mt=8

"We have always been good at technology," Shetty says.

Entrepreneurs should watch this for some tips. I learned:

1. Go to weird classes at Apple's Dev conference and pay attention to new technologies being demoed (they were one of 15 attendees in a session where they showed off all sorts of new video technology).

2. Don't pay attention to being in the middle of no where. It doesn't matter anymore.

3. Aim at a market that has lots of people and is growing rapidly. Duh. But they did it and found a way to beat all those San Francisco companies to making a better product. More people will buy a smartphone with a video camera tomorrow than bought one yesterday.

4. Make sure that your design is top-rate.

Great app, hope to see more from this little company in the middle of nowhere, India.
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  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
    Computer Science, 2005 - 2009
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  • Computech Corp
    Software Dev, 2010 - present
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