In this episode I talk with Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, about the coming impact that mobile and pervasive computing will have on the education system and the new ways we will learn as a result.
This is the story of Moves, the app that was featured by Apple and praised by Robert Scoble. The app that has already had close to 1 million downloads in 4 weeks. The app that took a year to build as Sampo Karjalainen and his team tried to optimize location trolling with battery consumption. The app that is collecting over 1 TB of data PER DAY already. The app that has me fascinated.
In this episode we were going to talk about the creation of the app exclusively but to understand how Mark and his team got to launch day his back story is essential. From his first failed company, to falling into the app space, to finding a way to work in his dream office, to launching and funding Timbre – this is what I love about the times we live in right now. An app is just an app but each one of them out there has a story and each one is worth telling because of the lessons they bring.
To say the emergence of mobile has caused a mass media shift would be, well, an understatement. Television, newspapers and radio are in the process of being reinvented whether they like it or not. The media industry is slowly folding over itself and the blurring between traditional print, television and radio is happening right before our eyes. I dare you to find one outlet that isn’t encroaching on another today – this isn’t creative destruction anymore, this is a land grab with huge economic consequences.
If data is the new gold or oil then it is the companies that collect, collate, refine and find value in that data that are set to become the new industry leaders. This is the story of Kantar, one of those companies, and their passionate mobile knowledge leader, Guy Rolfe.
In this full keynote from UNTETHER.talks, Polar Mobile CEO Kunal Gupta dives into the impact that mobile and the post-pc era is having on traditional media and offers some insight into where they should focus their resources.
Always a contentious issue, computing and education becomes combustable when you add mobile to the equation so what is the right mix for today’s student? Yasser Ansari, founder of Project NOAH and Sidneyeve Matrix, professor and Queens University in Kingston Ontario join Andrew Milne, creator of Andy Camper and CEO of BV02 to take a stab at figuring this whole thing out.
Polar Mobile CEO Kunal Gupta answers the question: How will traditional media companies make money with mobile.