Here are the 88 companies that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 2

Today was the second half of Y Combinator’s two-day Demo Day for its Winter 2019 class. Over 85 startups pitched on stage yesterday, and another huge batch launched today. Previously held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, this YC Demo Day instead took over a massive warehouse in San Francisco. Like yesterday’s pitches, today’s were split across two stages (“Pioneer” and “Mission”) running in parallel — so even if you were there, you couldn’t see everything alone. Here are all o...
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France, Paris

16h30 Le Maire, Castaner et Nunez devant la commission du Sénat Copyright Jacques Witt / Sipa Press [Author: Jacques Witt]
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Aotearoa the Land of the Long White Cloud

Well here we are on the road again this time for a brief visit across the ditch. The genesis for this trip was a lighthearted comment made a couple of years ago by Joans sister and her husband Highlanders rugby supporters that sometime when t
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blog 031919 RockhoundThe sun is shinning today and I went to Rock Hound State Park about 20 miles from here. I heard it was a beautiful place to camp and I wanted to see what it had to offer. It was beautiful and Watson and I took a walk on one
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Happy BELATED St. Patricks Day

Better late than never I always say. Just needed a rainy day to catch up with myself and we got it Today is Tuesday March 19th and it has rained ALL day Sleeping will be mesmerizing tonight...the sound of rain on the roof of our RV. Its like sitting
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Mullum at Night -Street Food & Live Music under the fairy lights

Mullum at Night is on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 5 PM – 9 PM Gather your friends and family and head to the lush green grounds of the Mullum Leagues Club for a night of dancing to local legend Micka Scene on stage under the fairy lights. Grab a bite to eat from the bevy of delicious world food chefs at the pop up street food markets and a drink from the outdoor pop up bars. Handmade, designer, plants & makers markets Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options Pop up Byron Brewery bar Kids fun a...
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Things to see and do in Kolkata

If there is a city in India where traditional heritage merges with the contemporary, the city of Kolkata is it. Nostalgia seeps from every alley and suffuses the classic old trams, the yellow taxis, and the iconic Howrah Bridge. Even the bars of Park Street have a classic West Bengali air to them. India’s third largest metropolis and the capital of West Bengal is also a city of contrasts — between wrenching poverty and glistening new malls. Here is why Kolkata, with its symphony of colors and...
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Save Up to 25 Percent Off Room Rates in Europe, Middle East and Africa With Hilton Spring Sale 2019

You can save up to 25 percent on room rates for stays during weekends at participating hotel and resort properties within the brand portfolio of Hilton in Europe, the Middle East and Africa through Sunday, September 8, 2019 — except as otherwise indicated... ...but you must... The post Save Up to 25 Percent Off Room Rates in Europe, Middle East and Africa With Hilton Spring Sale 2019 appeared first on The Gate.
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South America Day 70 Quito

Today we are doing something we rarely do taking the Hop on Hop off Bus. We start at the spectacular San Francisco church an exercise in how much gold can be squeezed into one building. Its apparently the biggest church in South America. The Ecuad
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Blackstone-Backed GEMS Is Said to Bid for Top #Saudi School Chain - Bloomberg

Blackstone-Backed GEMS Is Said to Bid for Top Saudi School Chain - Bloomberg:GEMS Education, the Dubai-based school operator backed by Blackstone Group LP, is in advanced talks to invest in Saudi Arabia’s Maarif for Education & Training chain of schools, according to people with knowledge of the matter.The deal for the largest owner and operator of private schools in the kingdom could be worth about $400 million, the people said, asking not to be identified because the discussions are private. S...
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OPEC Must Dig Deeper to Trim Stockpiles: Oil Strategy - Bloomberg

OPEC Must Dig Deeper to Trim Stockpiles: Oil Strategy - Bloomberg:OPEC members have done just about enough to bring oil production into line with the world’s need for their crude in 2019, but they will have to keep the restraint going throughout the year, just to prevent stockpiles from rising. To drain them further, as Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih believes they must, they still need to do more.A committee of the most influential members in the 24-nation alliance of OPEC and non-OPEC co...
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Alwaleed Promises More Details on Settlement to Calm Investors - Bloomberg

Alwaleed Promises More Details on Settlement to Calm Investors - Bloomberg:Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, the Saudi billionaire whose wealth has more than halved since 2014, promised more transparency on his settlement with the government over alleged corruption in the hope the move would calm investors. The prince, who was detained in November 2017 in what the government called a corruption crackdown, said he may reveal more details on the terms of his release in the “coming weeks or months...
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Money From London to New York Flocks to #Saudi-Focused ETFs - Bloomberg

Money From London to New York Flocks to Saudi-Focused ETFs - Bloomberg:Exchange-traded funds in the U.S. and the U.K. focused on Saudi Arabian equities are piling up new money this year, placing the Middle Eastern kingdom high in a global ranking.A London-based ETF and another that trades in New York together attracted around $327 million in new money since the beginning of January. The net flow as a percentage of assets for Saudi Arabia funds increased about 47 percent this year, more than any ...
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#Qatar to launch energy-focused Islamic bank with $10 billion capital | Reuters

Qatar to launch energy-focused Islamic bank with $10 billion capital | Reuters:Qatar will launch an energy-focused Islamic lender later this year with a targeted capital of $10 billion to finance both domestic and global projects, an executive said on Tuesday.Tiny but wealthy Qatar is one of the most influential players in the liquefied natural gas market with annual production of about 77 million tonnes, and it plans to increase this over 40 percent to 110 million by 2024.Speaking at an Islamic...
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Oil holds near 2019 highs ahead of official U.S weekly data | Reuters

Oil holds near 2019 highs ahead of official U.S weekly data | Reuters:Oil prices held close to four-month highs on Tuesday on expectations that OPEC would continue production cuts through the end of the year and ahead of official weekly U.S. crude inventory data.Brent crude oil futures settled 7 cents higher at $67.61 a barrel, the global benchmark’s highest settlement since November 2018.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures touched its highest since November at $59.57 a barrel but finishe...
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MIDEAST STOCKS- #Saudi inches up after index inclusion, Egypt hits 3-month low | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi inches up after index inclusion, Egypt hits 3-month low | Reuters:Saudi Arabia's stock index edged up on Tuesday after touching a near-four year high on Monday, which was its first day as a member of FTSE Russell's emerging-market index.Egypt's blue-chip index, meanwhile, was pulled down by a wide sell-off to its biggest intra-day loss this year.Saudi's Tadawul index will have a weighting of 2.9 percent in the FTSE Emerging All Cap Index and later this year will join the MSC...
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Genius Pack Supercharged will power up your phone and tablet simultaneously

With enough juice to power a smartphone up to four times and dual USB charges, the Genius Pack Supercharged carry-on bag can charge two devices simultaneously. The bag also uses eight 360-degree wheels and has a tough exterior shell. The post Genius Pack Supercharged will power up your phone and tablet simultaneously appeared first on Digital Trends.
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For the love of Amba: How I came to eat swarma with a cabbie in Tel Aviv

“Now you are not a customer, you are a friend. I can smoke,” Ofer, my uber driver turned friend said to me as he leant over to swipe his phone, turning off the metre. As he quickly flicked open the box that was in his shirt pocket, he turned to me, in as much as one can turn in a car seat, “Want a cigarette?“ I was back in Israel again a lot sooner than I had expected. In fact, I only left two-weeks prior thinking I’d be back in July. Instead I was back after one of my guides to Hebron messag...
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Best Value in Luxury Cruises?

Is Regent Seven Seas Cruises the Best Value in Luxury Cruises? Regent Seven Seas Cruises makes a bold claim that they are the best value in luxury cruises. And interestingly, they seem to be willing to back up their claim each year with written comparisons that they make between themselves and other luxury cruise providers. While I am one who strongly feels that you can’t and shouldn’t judge a luxury travel experience solely by price, as so many are want to do, it certainly makes sense to bring...
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This robot will park your car for you as you rush to the airport

We may not be near having artificial intelligence drive our cars, but we’re living in an age where robots and AI will park our cars for us. An airport in Lyon, France is debuting a robot designed by Stanley Robotics, which will latch onto your car and park it for you as you rush to board your flight. Given that parking your car on a tight schedule can often result in a loss of precious minutes, the Lyon Airport is relying on an army of car-parking bots that gently carry your car to the nearest v...
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Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano erupts

After the Popocatépetl volcano erupted late Monday in central Mexico, residents are being warned about ash rain and mudslides. According to Mexico’s National Centre of Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED), the eruption spewed a column of ash nearly 4,000 feet into the air, and while there haven’t been any reported injuries yet, CENAPRED is encouraging people to be watchful. Following the blast, smaller explosions are liable to follow, as well as ash rain and mudflows in nearby communities. In a st...
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Cleanest airlines in the world

Skytrax, a UK-based aviation industry reviewer, asked passengers to rate the standard and quality of aircraft cabins, and the results are in. Based on the results of Skytrax’s global survey, the world’s cleanest airlines have been revealed, and the list is overwhelmingly lopsided. Not a single US– or UK-based carrier made the list. Instead, it was dominated largely by airlines from Asia. Japan’s All Nippon Airways claimed the list’s number one spot, with Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines, Ca...
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What’s it Like to Travel in Japan?

I thought I had finished writing about Japan, but it turns out I was wrong. My posts about Japan have quickly become my most-read of all time and I’m now starting to receive a hell of a lot of questions about how to make the most of a trip to this wonderful country. I’m diving back into my time in the Land of the Rising Sun, then, and planning on sharing a ton of resources over the next couple of weeks. Up first: what it’s like to travel in Japan! These are my favourite type of blog posts to wri...
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Best dog sledding in Park City, Utah

Cradling an 80-pound Alaskan husky like a baby, an impassioned Fernando Ramirez traces his intense bond with his dogs back to his childhood. When he was an eight-year-old in Park City, Utah, he desperately wanted to take up dog sledding. His mother, who grew up on a farm in Mexico breaking horses and taking in stray dogs, agreed under one condition: He must use rescue dogs. Twenty years later, when Fernando decided to step away from pursuing a career in physical therapy and marathon racing to...
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Hilton is Going to Keep and Recycle Your Used Bathroom Soap Bars

Hilton is going to give your used bar of soap to someone else in the form of ‘recycled’ soap for charity. Continue reading Hilton is Going to Keep and Recycle Your Used Bathroom Soap Bars...
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A unique old clothes shop on a shuttered Japanese high street

Away from Japan’s big cities, the combination of a shrinking population and urban migration are having a visibly devastating effect. Once thriving towns are now all too often little more than sad reminders of the past, with shops shuttered up and former essentials such as train services slowly disappearing. A phenomenon I documented just recently in this photo essay: Looking for the lost. Of course not everything closes, and life does go on for the generally older residents who remain, meaning a...
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Hands and feet in Patagonia

There are very very few human beings who leave some testament to their presence four thousand years after they have lived. This select band include Patagonian indigenous people of the Pinturas canyon who left generations of negative hand prints on th
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A visit to Notting Hill

Visited Notting Hill and it seems many others had the same idea on a cold and wintery Saturday.Notting Hill was a movie and featured a bookstore but it is also an iconic area of London.
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Cuba Varadero 2019

The beginning of a long waited travel. After waking up and a quick breakfast we went to AmsterdamSchiphol airport for a long flight. Cuba is waiting for us. The check in and custom checks went quite smoothly and there were no delays. We were flying with a
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The unthinkable happened yesterday.I got a call from my landlord asking me to pay my rent that was overdue. No, the rent was not overdue because I could not pay. I have the money. But because there is a cash component in the rent that requires me to withdraw cash and send someone over to his office and deposit the same. Haha, cashless economy. And of course, I could not find someone to do that! Thus the snafu.So the landlord called me and was curt when he spoke to me about it. I don't blame him....
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