Bookmate is a subscription service covering mobile, tablet and web, iOS and Android. Bookmate tries to create a unique concept of social reading. Bookmate connects publishers and authors with new markets. Unlike services like Amazon, Google Books or iBooks, Bookmate is an open platform that connects publishers and readers directly. So publishers get access to user behavior analytics and have promotion tools for direct marketing. It means they own their relationship with their readers. At the moment the market of Bookmate is concentrated in Russia and Turkey but they are looking forward to extend to more markets this year.
Google promotes their advertising solutions at HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2014, they talk about how they work with partners that support Adword campaigns, support industry to make better ads on Google.
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.
Link to download the app (iPhone only for now)
Also check out their website where they have videos from top influencers like Guy Kawasaki http://gloopt.com/#influencers
Some links for sample Gloopt videos:
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.
Links and contact info for Dave Martinez:
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.
You can reach WittyParrot’s CEO Anil Jwalanna at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
DivX shows their Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) video-on-demand demo. It is an adaptive bitrate streaming technique that enables high quality streaming of media content over the Internet delivered from conventional HTTP web servers. Similar to Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) solution, MPEG-DASH works by breaking the content into a sequence of small HTTP-based file segments, each segment containing a short interval of playback time of a content that is potentially many hours in duration, such as a movie or the live broadcast of a sports event. The content is made available at a variety of different bit rates, i.e., alternative segments encoded at different bit rates covering aligned short intervals of play back time are made available. As the content is played back by an MPEG-DASH client, the client automatically selects from the alternatives the next segment to download and play back based on current network conditions. The client selects the segment with the highest bit rate possible that can be downloaded in time for play back without causing stalls or rebuffering events in the playback. Thus, an MPEG-DASH client can seamlessly adapt to changing network conditions, and provide high quality play back without stalls or rebuffering events.
Cookening is a platform that allows users to connect with people from different cultures by attending or hosting home-cooked meals. The startup provides a unique opportunity for travelers to experience authentic, local cuisine in the city they’re visiting, and for the hosts to meet new people. Cédric Giorgi’s initial thoughts started 2 years ago and some time later Cookening got founded.
Hosts are free to cook any meal they want to, but they first have to create a dashboard that includes information from their profile, photos of dishes they have cooked before, a list of the dishes that will be included (appetizer, main course, dessert, etc.), the location and photos of their home, and the cost of the meal.
Travelers can easily search available meals by the city that they are visiting. Once they find a meal, they can book it right on the Cookening website through its secure payment system, or message the host to find out more information. Cooks can respond to the messages and then choose to accept or decline a request. After the meal, hosts and guests can write a review to let users know about the experience they had through Cookening.
Nokia makes Here Maps, to compete with Google Maps, Baidu Maps and Bing Maps. Now Nokia has ported Here Maps for Android, exclusively for now on the Nokia X Android phone. This video features an 18 minute overview of Nokia Here maps, including the UI, technology overview, automotive and more.
Hightail, formerly know as Yousendit, is a cloud storage service with 45 million users around the world. The service allows to do sharing, storing, and syncing as well as e-signature capability. The service when paid for offers unlimited storage. The pricing system for companies is based upon how many employees are using the service. Hightail offers functionality and control that isn’t found in consumer services like dropbox.