For many startups, USA seems like most attractive direction. While this might be essentially true, there are other markets worth notice. Indonesia is one of them. My first association was that Indonesia is a small, insular country with their flag very similar to Poland (180^ rotation). I was amazed to learn that there are over 240 million people living over there! In comparison, USA's population is currently around 300 million. I thought: "not too shabby, but how many people use internet, let alone Read more [...]
Facebook has recently changed it's Search API. It used to allow developers to search through public results for selected languages (locale parameter). Not anymore. Presently, if you try to search for i.e. french public mentions containing word "volvo" - Facebook API returns results in several languages like Korean, Chinese or Spanish. Therefore, most of relevant data is lost in global noise.
This is real problem for companies providing social media monitoring service like Radian6, Viralheat or Read more [...]
You probably know GoPro - world's most popular action camera. What you might not know is that Foxconn has just bought 8.88% of GoPro company for whooping $200 Million. Therefore, company has earned a $2.25bn valuation.
The company was formed by Nick Woodman, who sold his first camera in 2004. Interestingly, Woodman raised initial money for his company by selling bead and shell belts out of his Volkswagen van. In following years, company established itself as one of most lovable brands out there. Read more [...]
For last 3 weeks, I've been testing rechargeable batteries from Mophie (provided by iCorner.pl). I've tested two devices: Juice Pack Reserve and Juice Pack Powerstation. First one is a small battery you can use to instantly charge your iOS device. Second is a powerful external battery providing 4000 mAh which is enough power to fully charge my iPhone 4s thrice! Powerstation is much more versatile product. Through USB output, it can charge almost any device (smartphone, tablet, etc).
All in all, Read more [...]