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14 Emerging Tech Companies That Are Going To Change The World

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1. Shyp is officially the easiest way to ship something.

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Sending physical items to another person has become a chore. With Shyp, all you need to do is take a photo of the object and wait for someone to come pick it up, pack it, and it'll be shipped for you. It's only $5 plus shipping, so... yeah. It's the best.

2. Hipmunk takes the headache out of traveling.

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If you've ever had to book a trip, you can appreciate how much traveling sucks. Luckily, the good folks at Hipmunk have solved some major logistical issues. All you have to do is type in your desired trip information and — boom — you're given a visually pleasing calendar of the cheapest travel options.

3. Final will ingeniously eliminate security threats on your credit card.

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Perhaps the greatest advancement in credit card technology in recent memory, Final is promising major changes to the purchasing world. Instead of being assigned one credit card number, you're given an unlimited combination to use for different services. So if someone gets access to your sensitive information from one site, they still don't get the farm.

4. Detour transforms your commute into a magical journey.

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Speaking of brilliant ideas, Detour uses location data to feed you enthralling stories about the area you're traveling through. You can listen by yourself or sync up your feed with a few friends. It's like having your own personal tour guide!

5. Schoola wants to fund education through shopping.

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While education budgets are getting sliced throughout the country, Schoola has taken a proactive approach. Using their robust website and infrastructure, they organize clothing drives for students who outgrow their clothes and resell the brand-name goods at very low prices online. $2 out of every $5 sold goes right back to the schools. Win + Win.

6. Slack is fed up with inefficient office communication.

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The speed of business is faster than ever these days, and with so many great communication services, it can be a challenge to keep your team organized. With Slack, all your office chats, messages, files, dreams, hopes, and desires can be neatly placed in one spot. The integration with your existing services is simple and powerful.

7. Experiment wants to give science back to the people.

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Wish there could be more independent scientific research? Have no fear, experiment is a crowdfunding website that gives important scientific research decisions back to the people. You can finally fund research on that arc reactor you've heard so much about.

8. Lily will document your adventures for you.

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If you're the type of person who wants to snowboard down the side of a mountain, you're probably also the type of person who wants to record it. Sure, you could strap a camera to your helmet... but that doesn't really show off your moves. Fortunately, Lily will turn a drone into your own personal cameraman so you can capture that 720 tailgrab in high-quality HD drone-style footage.

9. Enlitic improves the accuracy of your medical diagnosis.

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Who doesn't love data? Enlitic is building a simple research-based system that will allow doctors to more accurately diagnose and treat patients. Their algorithms will not only save millions of lives, but it will also help deliver on the promise that one day robots will act as our caretakers.

10. Teespring easily turns your brilliant T-shirt idea into money.

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Everyone has a really awesome T-shirt idea, but not everyone has the financial resources to produce and ship them. Teespring feels your pain. These innovators will handle the entire production and shipping side at ZERO cost to you. All you need to do is design the T-shirt, submit it, and collect a check. Perfect.

11. SpoonRocket wants to take the pain out of eating healthy.

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It's no secret that eating healthy is the most annoying thing humanly possible. It's always so difficult to find something good, tasty, and cheap. The team over at SpoonRocket put an end to all that fuss. Just go onto their site, check out the daily specials, and get a superb meal delivered right to you for just a few hundred pennies.

12. Houzz is your new hub for interior design.

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The world of interior design has been stuck in the Stone Age. Most people are limited to the designers in their area regardless of whether or not they're a good fit. Houzz connects people with designers from all over the world using a sharp, image sharing platform. Welcome to the future.

13. RealMassive will help your business find a home.

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You know what they say: The most important part of any business is "location, location, location." Without RealMassive, finding that perfect office can be a nightmare wrapped in tears. Search hundreds of available spaces at the click of a button, and get back to focusing on growing your business.

14. Coinbase is the wallet of the future.

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Whether you like it or not, bitcoins are here to stay. That means you need a much more advanced way of securely storing and trading your futuristic money. Enter Coinbase. This industry-leading service will help you purchase, save, and spend your internet money with a simple interface.

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