NewTek, creator of the TriCaster and VideoToaster, releases their new VS-100 Skype video calling production system, designed for television studios and live event producers, it transforms Skype video calls for best use in live TV or online streaming video shows, supporting higher video quality with NewTek's image processing system with failover to custom, still image when unforeseen bandwidth constraints occur and more to make the Skype calls better and more easily usable for TV productions and online live streaming video.
I shot this video from atop the silicon valley capital club in the heart of San Jose, California. You can see far and wide from this vantage point and the startup company Gloopt has created a video product that it wants to spread far and wide all over the world. Gloopt is a Video Application that enables individual experts and enterprises to create short meaningful videos that shows off their product, their service, their technology, their favorite destination, instant endorsements from customers and clients, home listings, a quick tip, an expert opinion, etc. Gloopt will enable a company to get to the top of its market by being the most visible, helpful resource to its target audiences via very effective short form videos. In fact it enables separate company functions including marketing, customer service, training and media relations to become more integrated, cohesive and leveraged.
Omate releases their new Omate X Smartwatch, which is the first Smartwatch to use the new MediaTek MT2502 Aster processor. The goal being 5-day battery life on 400mAh battery, runs on Nucleus OS, it's a companion device to the Android or iOS Smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy. To be sold at $129, it's Omate's entry-level Smartwatch with 1.54" 240x240 display.
With a 6" FHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the new Huawei Mate7 supports 300Mbit/s download and 50Mbit/s upload with LTE Cate6 built-in to the new Hisilicon Kirin925 big.LITTLE Octa Core processor running four 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 and four 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 cores with Mali-T628 GPU. The Hisilicon Kirin925 is quite possibly the most powerful ARM processor in the world. It has a giant 4100mAh battery providing an extremely long battery life in an ultra slim 7.9mm form factor. Available in Moonlight silver, Obsidian black and Amber gold.
Marc Canter talks about his project called Interface where Apps will feature authored “smarts” (that can run in the background ) and “foreground” interactive sequences and mobile interfaces, which would have media playback and record, points, leaderboards, cloud based Content publishing all built into the experience. The tool is designed to work with IFTTT, SmartThings, Nest, HomeKit, Fitbit, Galaxy Gear and any other coolio wearable liveable Wink kind of platform thingie that’s gonna be important to work with moving forward. They want to be friends to all and deliver something nobody else is doing – authoring tools that non-programmers can utilize to do sophisticated kinds of media rich, highly interactive mobile based contextually aware on-line experiences. They think of it as the Instagram of Authoring. The Interface authoring tool environment would be utilized by Interface authors to create customized, one-off Apps for their clients. Each client could have their own instructional materials, interactive tools or interfaces, on-line media and on-demand relevant information – crafted exactly to their needs.
Dave Martinez has been in the field of social media creation and production for more than 30 years and has worked in many different fields of media culture. As the founder and CEO of Dave Martinez Technologies, Dave developed and managed strategic partnerships in web business development with a human centered ideology, presenting a responsible attitude at all times in the tech community. Dave Martinez Technologies specializes in partnerships with startups and entrepreneurs from all over the world with high growth potential as well as the youth of today.
With Monster GO DJ, DJs and music producers are now able to play and record music virtually anywhere as long as they have headphones or speakers. DJs can cue, loop, beatmatch, scratch, and mix music accordingly. Producers can create beats using the drum pad machine, step sequencer, and recording functions. GO DJ comes with 4GB of internal storage but is capable of holding up to 2TB of music. It has a 12 hour battery life with a lithium ion battery. GO DJ is for outdoor events, house parties, and also serves as a great backup controller. Although GO DJ doesn't necessarily replace current DJ controllers, it can serve as a great complimentary device to your setup. GO DJ is a completely standalone device. No laptop is necessary for GO DJ to be played. All your music is stored in the drive or though SD card. GO DJ also has a high resolution audio player which is capable of dual playback and recording as well. GO DJ supports WAV and MP3 files of 192kHz / 24 bit sound.
During my visit to Cupertino, California, I had the opportunity to visit WittyParrot who optimizes efficiency of sales staff's communication with customers, be it email, document/presentation creation or social media outreach. They enable companies with large and small sales staff to speak with one voice. It is done with their always-on widget called WittyWidget which hosts "wits" that are reusable content blocks that any user can drag and drop into variety of online or offline applications such as email, word processor or a power point presentation. It is for sales people to save time and to not retype the same thing over and over again without consistency within the company. It also connects seamlessly with popular social media applications such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. WittyWidget can be considered an intelligent personal assistant available online and offline bringing reusable content blocks (wits) at the point of use, whenever it is needed, wherever it is required.
MentorCloud connects Mentors with Mentees, as everyone had mentors both in personal and professional lives and many are mentors for others. A mentor can help steer you in the right direction, the fastest way with best results, call them guru, call them coach, mentors play a huge role in our lives. But we can’t leave mentoring to chance, it does not happen automatically, where do mentee’s in an organization go to find mentors? MentorCloud provides these answers to their customers worldwide. They connect employees and entrepreneurs with relevant subject matter experts and mentors anywhere with the organization they belong to or externally on MentorCloud’s pre-qualified global network. Their vision is “Mentoring Beyond Borders” and they are achieving their vision by servicing customers like Stanford University GSB (alumni and academia), TiE Silicon Valley (entrepreneurs), LandOLakes (farmer to farmer mentoring), NAWBO (Women Business Owners), Yunus& Youth, SABLE Accelerator (SA), GSI Accelerator (Portuguese speaking countries), TrepCamp in Mexico and several more.
I think that the concept of MentorCloud has a huge potential to impact many people across all industries and countries because if they can make the mentoring process easy to implement and sustain between people with skills and knowledge and the people who seek help and guidance to improve their skills and knowledge.
Potential benefits to organizations include:
- Improve retention and engagement by giving employees access to the right experts and resources to develop themselves to their full potential
- Identify high-potentials for leadership planning and talent mobility
- Enhance productivity by allowing cross-functional collaboration in a way that cuts across hierarchies and organizational silos
- Faster on-boarding of new hires
- Accelerate skills development with in-context learning from mentors
- Unleash collective wisdom of your employees by allowing them to freely generate and co-create new ideas and initiatives
- Capture wisdom of experienced executives, retiring or those leaving voluntarily.