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Submission + - M2M Startup ConnectM Winner of IBM SmartCamp (

IndioMan writes: Smarter energy Startup ConnectM has been named winner of IBM Global Entrepreneur Startup SmartCamp in Bangalore India. ConnectM's USP technology collects data remotely and uses domain specific analytics to deliver actionable business intelligence. ConnectM's solutions are powered by cutting edge M2M technology, that allow both wireless and wired systems to communicate with other devices of the same ability.

Submission + - 5 Tips To Get Into IBM's Startup SmartCamp (

IndioMan writes: IBM’s global startup competition ‘world tour’ called SmartCamp kicks off in Bangalore on April 27. Slots for India are now full, but there are still openings in the next leg of the competition in Austin. You can take a look at all the Mentors that will be helping and get five SmartCamp tips to help you get your Startup accepted.

Submission + - Kickstarter Best Practices For Getting Seed-Money (

IndioMan writes: tartups fail often because they create a product or service that no one really wants in mass. To mitigate Startup failure you can test your Idea at Kickstarter — A cool place to not only test interest in your idea, but also a great place tp obtain croudsourced funding for your Startup. A good idea, communicated well on KickStarter can spread fast and wide, and the large Kickstarter community can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement.

Submission + - KickStarter's $27 Million Crowdsourced Seed Money (

IndioMan writes: What's really cool about KickStarter is you have absolutely nothing to loose and everything to gain. All you have to do is present your Project/Startup idea, ask for the seed money you need, and like magic the masses of KisckStarter and the world give you a thumbs-up or down, and the Thumbs-Up can be very surprising indeed!

Submission + - IBM helps put Cold-Hard-Cash in Startups hands

IndioMan writes: You're a tireless Entrebreneur working long hard hours — you need cash to hire key hackers to finish your code and launch your awesome dream — If that sounds like you, then you should jump on this opportunity to get seed money for your Startup.

The White House-led Startup America campaign,, which launched yesterday, and IBM will ensure access to capital for high-growth startups throughout the country, expand entrepreneurship education and mentorship programs that empower more Americans not just to get jobs, but to create jobs.

The new Obama Entrepreneur program aims to strengthen commercialization of the $147 billion in annual, federally-funded research and development, which can generate innovative startups and entirely new industries. Its goal is to identify and remove unnecessary barriers to high-growth startups, both within government and large corporations.

Here's Steve Case, Chairman of the Startup America Partnership introducing the new Entrepreneur program.

IBM also announced yesterday that it is collaborate with the White House Startup America program and will invest $150 million in 2011 to fund programs that promote entrepreneurs and new business opportunities in the United States. The announcement was made as part of the White House-led Startup America campaign.

Since launching the IBM Global Entrepreneur initiative last year, IBM has helped launch more than 500 new businesses in key areas such as green energy, health care and transportation. The new investment will be used to:
  • Coach and mentor start-up businesses throughout the United States
  • Expand education, build skills and mentorship programs in collaboration with the academic and venture capital communities
  • Provide skills and business opportunities to the growing community of software developers who collaborate on emerging technologies

Among the new American start-ups working with IBM are the graduates from the IBM SmartCamp competition:

Streetline: The 2010 IBM Global Entrepreneur of the year.
A San Francisco-based company that uses the latest sensor technology to help citizens find inexpensive parking quickly, while helping cities to manage their parking resources more efficiently — .

Sproxil: IBM SmartCamp winner in Boston
A Boston-based company that identifies counterfeit medicine in emerging countries using cell phone technology at point of purchase to validate genuine drugs

CareCloud: IBM SmartCamp winner co-winner in Silicon Valley
A Florida-based cloud computing software and services company that streamlines the financial, administrative and clinical functions of a medical practice.

You can take a good look and all the IBM SmartCamp Finalist by viewing their short Startup pitches.

Lets face it, to get your great idea up and running, you will need Cold-Hard-Cash, so be Smart and get help to succeed.


Submission + - Porting Perl To Python

IndioMan writes: Python programmers shouldn't get too smug. While many people agree that Python is designed in a way that makes it a highly readable language, there can still be problems with legacy, untested Python code too. Porting legacy Perl to Python can be a daunting task. In this article, learn some of the theory behind dealing with legacy code, including what not to do.

Submission + - Resolve common concurrency problems with GPars

IndioMan writes: The shift toward multicore processing has fueled an interest in concurrent programming models like fork/join, actors, agents, and executors. While these models originated within different programming languages, many of them are encapsulated in GPars, a Groovy-based concurrency library. With Alex Miller as your guide, learn how to resolve concurrency problems using techniques drawn from both the functional and object-oriented programming worlds — and do it all using Groovy's familiar, Java-friendly syntax.

Submission + - Block crackers with 3 locks to your SSH door

IndioMan writes: Security always requires a multi-layered scheme. SSH is a good example of this. Methods range from simple sshd configuration through the use of PAM to specify who can use SSH, to application of port-knocking techniques, or to hide the fact that SSH access even exists. Applying these techniques can make life much harder for possible intruders, who will have to go past three unusual barriers.

Submission + - Build Android apps using XML and JavaScript Object

IndioMan writes: Explore techniques for handling two of the most common data formats used on the Internet—XML and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)—on the Android platform. The first part covers the basics of XML and JSON and shows you how to build an Android application that parses and displays a Twitter status-update feed provided in both formats. Part 2 examines the manner in which Webkit-hosted JavaScript code exchanges data with Java code in an Android application.
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Submission + - Yeah - Learn Linux: Maintain the integrity of file

IndioMan writes: Learn how to check the integrity of your Linux filesystems, monitor free space, and fix simple problems. Use the material in this article to study for the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification—or just to check your filesystems and keep them in good working order, especially after a system crash or power loss.

Submission + - Ubuntu Linux solution stack implementation Demos

IndioMan writes: Here is a 4 part demo series to show you how to implement a solution stack (Rational Application Developer, WebSphere Application Server, and DB2 Express-C) on Ubuntu Linux, as well as how to integrate them in a Java application.

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