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2016 Olympics – discover and meet athletes, fans and tourists in Rio ?>

2016 Olympics – discover and meet athletes, fans and tourists in Rio

The biggest sporting event of the world is about to start later this week. There have been some reports about the Olympic village construction not being up to the mark, the state of the Brazilian economy and the crime rate in major cities like Rio. But most people will agree that it is fitting that the Olympics are being hosted by one of the top 10 global economies. And it is being held in a continent that is crazy about…

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Pokemon Go, Missed connections and VoyageUp ?>

Pokemon Go, Missed connections and VoyageUp

The Pokemon Go craze is sweeping across all the places it has been launched at. And users in other countries are trying out various hacks to get the game before it officially launches in their country. Many players have complained about malfunctioning servers since the game went live. Its success has added $9-$10 Billion in Nintendo’s valuation and probably this number is even higher now. What if we could all be Ash Ketchum ? Maybe that fantasy is fanning this craze as the game…

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Some interesting information on World WiFi Day ?>

Some interesting information on World WiFi Day

Mobile data prices are continually declining, yet everybody still loves free Wi-Fi. Consumers will often choose restaurants or cafes based on whether they can connect to a Wi-Fi there. Of late it has become easier to find Wi-Fi hotspots (and their passwords) due to the following: Apps Crowdsourcing Wi-Fi details: There have been a host of Apps that have crowdsourced data on Wi-Fi networks available in different cities (and the passwords for the same). Probably the most popular among them…

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VoyageUp for backpackers and travelers ?>

VoyageUp for backpackers and travelers

Staying in hostels can be a great way to meet other travelers. There is a very large and widespread community of backpackers. After a while you can start to see the value in having a community of other people doing the exact same thing you are. And everyone has some horror / funny stories from their backpacking experience for e.g. The leftovers you kept in the fridge for the next day (of course every “real” backpacker is on a budget) were eaten…

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VoyageUp Activities: Find others with same interests ?>

VoyageUp Activities: Find others with same interests

  Living life out of a suitcase can be hard. There’s the added perk of getting to see the whole world but it also means living in hotels rather than homes. For some, living in hotels is something of an adventure, for others it is a necessity. But in both cases comfort is paramount. Hotels will treat you like kings and may even cater to all your possible whims but at the end of the day, it’s not home. VoyageUp strives…

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Building culture at a bootstrapped startup ?>

Building culture at a bootstrapped startup

With VoyageUp growing to a small 8-member team I don’t know whether it is too early or already too late for us to think about the culture we are building in the company. But in the middle of a hectic day of launching the localized version of our app in multiple markets I spent sometime thinking over this. Firstly what is company culture – can it be easily broken down into factors like vision, values, norms, systems, symbols, language, assumptions, beliefs, and…

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France: The first international launch of VoyageUp ?>

France: The first international launch of VoyageUp

  Paris, a place in which we can forget ourselves, reinvent, expunge the dead weight of our past. A city that encourages you to take your time and enjoy life. A city of love, the perfect setting for a romantic moment because its beauty strikes you at every corner, with its elegant yet impressive architecture, the legends that stick to its iconic monuments, and the subtle combination of art, history and nature. Just walk across the Pont du Carrousel and…

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