The night started with what first appeared like a an odd niche solution for booking conference rooms called Moki Mobility. The solution was essentially you mount an ipad on every conference room at your work and it tells you the availability of the room and you can reserve said room via the ipad right there if its available, kooky no? I thought so too at first until I realized this is just the use case that sits on top of a more powerful device management system and that is the sell, its essentially a platform. The question how can this company differentiate itself in such a crowded space?
The next startup to present was an established Italian company called Beintoo. Beintoo seemed like a virtual currency company like so many but it has a gamification reward sharing proposition that could possibly resonate with some. Not exactly my cup of tea but there is definitely a business here.
CardFlick is back at SF New Tech to demo the improved iPhone app and more. Card Flick is the most beautiful card sharing solution out there period, the app has been greatly improved and optimized on ios. There is a new browser design interface that should make designing your card super easy they did show some gorgeous examples. There is an eminent Android version about to be released so look for that some time in early spring.
Viewdle was another very cool demo, super impressive deep technology, the first thing I thought was Microsoft Kinect minus the need for a piece of hardware. This solution could and is running on phones and could run on tv's or anything with a camera in it and the right amount of smarts.
Casual Connect USA Starts Today Casual Connect USA Starts Today The 2016 Casual Connect USA opens today in San Francisco. Casual Connect USA is about matching the creativity of the games industry with new media innovation and investment. There will be many talented speakers at Casual Connect USA 2016, and today we’re highlighting some of the Industry Insights track speakers . The Nerd Stalker team will be learning the inner workings and current trends of the games industry from those who know it best and will be reporting on this later. The Industry Insights track is designed to help people in all aspects of the gaming industry create more potent strategies with global and region-specific insights. Check them out below!
On Wednesday, March 6 , Notion released a host of new features to make it easier for Evernote users to switch over. This is a trend Notion has been observing since launching the 2.0 version of its all-in-one note-taking, wiki, and task management tool last spring. Now, if you want to migrate your data from Evernote to Notion, you can do so in just a few clicks: In addition to this feature, Notion also launched its own Web Clipper , allowing users to save any content on the web to their Notion workspace. This is available on both desktop with a Chrome extension (Safari and Firefox support to follow soon), and on mobile if you upgrade your iOS or Android app. Here's how it looks on Android: On mobile, you can also use this tool to save photos from your phone to your Notion workspace. These features, combined with Notion's ability to sync across apps on unlimited devices, makes it an appealing alternative to Evernote. The company i
IoT Growth Hurdles Raised by Security, Software Interoperability amongst others Our friends at NJIT, aka New Jersey Institute of Technology, put together the following infographic on what the beginning of the next decade will look like for IoT. As the infographic state, 1.9 billion devices are connected today. But, in a recent Entrepreneur article " what could be limiting IoT growth will be Security and Software Interoperability ." As pointed in the infographic below, Security, Lack of Interoperatbility, Massive Data, Wireless Connectivity Costs, and Power Consumption are some of the hurdles that need to be solved in the coming decade. However, there will still be use cases driving IoT. For example, current use cases amongst municipalities will be through utilities and traffic. CIO of San Francisco, Mario Gamiño predicted that " Edge Computing ", putting algorithms into local devices, could drive IoT in cities in the area of transportation. The McKinsey Globa