In this episode shot live at Relay Ventures’ Strictly Mobile event, I talk with Romotive co-founder Keller Rinaudo about their first home robot, Romo, and the implication the smartphone will have on the democratization of the home robot.
This UNTETHER.talks keynote, by Chaotic Moon Labs GM whurley, is about his perspectives on the mobile industry – trends, tragic outcomes and a vision forward – with a hint of his view on innovation and a glimpse of his position on the future of mobile (“it is dead”). whurley was the highlight of the conference.
This is a wide ranging and mind-blowing conversation with an incredible thinker in this space in ExpertMaker founder Lars Hard. His company is trying to help usher in a new era of business AI that helps alleviate some of the stresses a business feels. However, you can see his excitement when we talk about the future and how, in all likelihood, artificial intelligence will turn conventional business on its head.
In the final segment of this episode we tackle the revenue and monetization conversation – how do you turn a bunch of nature nerds into a bunch of paying nature nerds. The concepts are interesting as the world of mobile gets labelled in the wake of Instagram and Facebook and the fact the numbers they produce are outliers yet they are how every company from now on will be measured by. Yasser doesn’t hide from these comparisons – he embraces it in fact. In his industry, targeting his customers, Project Noah is the equivalent to Instagram.
In this second segment with Yasser Ansari, co-founder of Project Noah, we look at the investment from National Geographic and the impact that it may have on their business as well as the focus challenge entrepreneurs looking at mobile are facing because of the massive opportunities around every corner.
In this first segment with Yasser Ansari, we set the stage for why he started Project Noah, the inspiration for building a platform for citizen scientists, where the desire to be an entrepreneur came from, and how the early days of constant pitching his idea landed him in the National Geographic boardroom.
We’ve all used this app, Shazam, but what we failed to see from the start is just how this one app that helps us discover music is now poised to take on the advertising industry and it has the reach and users to do just that. David Jones, EVP at Shazam Entertainment is in the middle of all of this and took some time to talk the past, current and future of this little app that could.
Will 2012 be the year we remotely connect to our smart homes using our smartphones? Can Intel crash the mobile party and make its mark with tablets that stand up to ARM-powered devices? Should we expect a shift in the operating system landscape in favor of Microsoft (with Symbian as a back-up plan)? This week’s [...]