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Submission + - Using Windows 95 to browse a modern internet (

ksandom writes: "The goal was simple. Make a post to facebook using Windows 95 in a virtual machine and using only software on the box, or software acquired from the Internet using software on the box. Sounds like a 5 minute task, right?

I've included a time-line to help you find the key moments in the video. But what I find really interesting when watching the video again is to watch our process for solving the problem, the tangents we explored, and the fact that the challenge put up much more of a fight than I expected."

Submission + - Smartphone app to hail taxis gets $17M in funding (

ksandom writes:

Hailo, a European mobile taxi network, is announcing a $17 million round of Series A financing led by Accel Partners.

Hailo, which has been operating in London since last year, is a mobile network that matches passengers and licensed taxi drivers.

This looks like a real business with real revenues that has worked in London. I wonder what this will be like when it gets to the US.

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