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Submission + - How To Pitch To A Bank: Startup Edition (

vencs writes: Pitching your startup to a Fintech VC is hard work, but a bank is a different league. Technology hurdles, hierarchy hurdles, you name it, you’ll have to jump through the hoops. Here’s how to maximize your chances of success. Lessons learnt from a startup engaged with major banks in the US and the EU.

Submission + - India's MOM enters Mars Orbit (

mkukuluk writes: India's Mars Orbiter Mission enters Mars Orbit, making her the first country in the world to do so in the first attempt, and the first Asian country to do so.

Submission + - Speed Reading Made Easy

vencs writes: With the latest cycle of speed reading fad catching speed all over, there bloomed a rather neat technique called Spritzing. Even before the co released its SDK, many clones came up offering bookmarklets making it a cool must use tool for going through text articles in a jiff (more like 600WPM on average).

Submission + - Personal history may thrust new Microsoft CEO into visa debate (

dcblogs writes: The personal history of Satya Nadella, Microsoft's new CEO, may draw him into the immigration debate over visas. His background, born in Hyderabad, earning advanced degrees in the U.S., exemplifies the type of STEM expertise that Microsoft's cites for visa liberalization. Microsoft has long argued that U.S. schools do not produce enough computer science grads. Said Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel, "We have imported people, in part, because when we started the 1980s, we didn't have the capacity in our higher education institutions to produce the degrees that would be needed to take these new jobs." But Microsoft's assertions of a skills shortage have long been disputed. "Microsoft's lobbyists and executives have played the leading role in misinforming the public and policymakers about how the H-1B and L-1 visa programs are used in practice," says Ron Hira, a public policy professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. What is certain is that Indian community in Silicon Valley is "bursting with pride" over Microsoft's new CEO, reports the LA Times.

Submission + - Samsung unveils the Galaxy S4

adeelarshad82 writes: It’s been leaked, teased, accused of being a copy of its predecessor, and celebrated as the likely champion of the mobile ecosystem for 2013. Samsung has finally unveiled the next in their line of globally available smartphones, the Galaxy S4. The phone carries a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution at 441ppi, weighs only 130 grams and is no more than 7.9mm think. On the inside, Exynos based Octo-Core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz and the Snapdragon based Quad Core 1.9GHz processor power this beautiful machine. Galaxy S4 is also packing a 2GB of RAM, 2600mAh battery and microSD slot are accessible though the removable rear panel. S4 will include several new features such as Air Gesture, Smart Pause, and Smart Scroll. Samsung's vice president of portfolio planning said that many of the software improvements in the Samsung Galaxy S4 could make their way into existing Samsung Galaxy S3 phones.

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