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Sidecar is a ridesharing community that connects drivers with commuters. Sidecar passengers can request for a ride at any time and instantly see the exact fare for the trip through the mobile app. During the ride, passengers can freely chat with their driver and even choose their own music. A refreshing twist to traditional cab services is that anyone can become a Sidecar driver. Drivers and passengers provide social feedback to one another after each ride making Sidecar a fun, safe, and convenient way to get around.
ShareThis powers the social web with social sharing buttons: an all-in-one widget that allows people to share content on the web via e-mail or social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Google+. More than 2 million publisher sites use the social solutions of ShareThis to encourage users to share online content through over 120 social channels. ShareThis provides each online publisher with a rich set of user data analytics to understand the social behaviors of its users, and these insights help advertisers to deliver personalized online advertising campaigns.
Tech In Asia Tech in Asia is the leading tech media startup of Asia with a presence in major cities. As a news portal focusing on technology startups, Tech In Asia is recognized for its fidelity and flair in news reporting. In addition, Tech in Asia organizes Startup Asia, a bi-annual conference that features tech luminaries such as Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, and prominent investors from around the world. Tech In Asia is on course to become the digital media leader of the region through its current offerings and future undertakings.
Lark is a next-generation wearable application that improves the user’s quality of sleep. Elegantly designed by sleep experts, the Lark wristband application wakes the user through silent vibration, which avoids unnecessary disruption for others sleeping in the same room. A well-crafted solution for users with hearing impairments and roommates with conflicting sleep schedules, Lark is an innovative leader in the emerging category of “quality of life” applications.
Jetlore provides 50% increase in the effectiveness of targeted email marketing. Its technology analyzes data on social media services such as Twitter to discover an individual’s personality and buying preference. In addition, Jetlore applies machine-learning algorithm to the click-through rates of prior email campaigns to further optimize email targeting. The contextual understanding of short lengths of text is a complex challenge, which is accomplished by Jetlore’s team of Stanford PhDs and engineers.
Dream Link Entertainment (DLE) is a multimedia solution provider. Their flash animation studio has produced numerous original animation series and movies. The flagship animation is the ‘Secret Society Eagel Talon’, a Japanese hit series that has generated feature movies, merchandise sales and mobile applications. DLE provides comprehensive business solutions for clients who require creative multimedia design, development, production, and distribution as part of their marketing strategy.
Bottlenose is a dashboard that organizes one’s information from multiple social media streams. It is a platform that unifies all social media by providing a solution to manage the explosion of information that individual heavy users and enterprises receive through their social networks. In addition, it provides a tool named ‘Sonar’ that enables graphical navigation of information based on their content, as well as intelligent filters that prioritize messages requiring immediate response.
Roximity brings customer engagement to the next level by delivering personalized, time sensitive offers to the most likely customers. Roximity sends mobile alerts and customized offers to a selected group of customers when they are near a merchant’s physical locations. From the customers’ perspective, they receive only offers that are suited to their preference instead of mass daily deals that are sent through email to everyone. Roximity is the winner of Ford’s Sync App Developer Challenge. Through Roximity, Ford owners are presented drive-by discounts on meals, shows and consumable goods.
Optilly leverages advanced algorithm technology to maximize profits from each advertisement banner. The first solution from Optilly is advertisement optimization for Ads displayed during software installation, which has already connected them to most major banner Ad networks. The next solution from Optilly will provide software developers the ability to monitor user actions within their software. Through this platform, developers will be able to optimize mobile and Facebook display advertising in response to user actions.
I AND C-Cruise.Co, Ltd (IACC) operates Japan’s #1 solar power web portal “Green-Energy Navi”, a marketplace that matches solar power solutions to consumers’ energy requirements. Their web portal presents consumers with user reviews and cost estimates for convenient comparison and selection of solutions from multiple vendors. Additionally, consumers are given practical information such as best practices, government subsidies and tax incentives for using solar energy. IACC will establish its North America subsidiary in June 2013 as part of its push to avail services to the global market.
Socialize enhances apps by providing a drop-in SDK that adds a row of ‘social’ buttons at the bottom of the screen. By using Socialize, developers can easily enable social network access for their apps, thus greatly accelerating their speed-to-market. Users can now easily ‘Like’, Tweet and comment within an app, and the app developers are given reports of user analytics. Socialize is developed from the founders of AppMakr, an app-making service responsible for over 1% of all apps on the market. In March 2013, Socialize has been acquired by ShareThis.
DJZ (pronounced “dee-jays”) is the MTV of Electronic Dance Music (EDM). By providing its users with exclusive content, including mix tapes, live concert streams, latest news and gossip, DJ tutorials and interviews, DJZ is becoming the global destination for all EDM fans. DJZ is putting the ability to create EDM in the hands of music fans with DJZTXT, the emoji-texting app for creating electronic mixes and DJZ/U, the first ever DJ Tutorial app. The company has been endorsed by the top industries personalities including Snoop Dogg, Paul Oakenfold and Diplo.
gTar by Incident Technology, is the first digital guitar that anybody can play. Once docked with your smart phone, the gTar fret-board illuminates where your fingers should be placed. The adjustable level of difficulty allows even an amateur to start strumming his favorite tune. At the easiest level, ‘SmartPlay’ forgivingly mutes out mistakes to encourage the beginner to practice basic guitar skills. As a player becomes more proficient, higher difficulty levels spot errors and hone the player’s skills. The demand for gTar has been overwhelming with over 900 units pre-ordered through crowdfunding in just one month.
Wevorce is revolutionizing divorce processes by ensuring that kids come first, costs remain affordable, and transition is well-paced, so that couples can focus on parenting, not fighting. Wevorce brings families together to work with an attorney-mediator who guides the couple through a defined and fully-personalized settlement process. Parents and mediating professionals can access a web platform to visualize the progress and remaining milestones. Additional experts in finance and parenting are brought in as needed to ensure that beyond legal issues, emotional and financial challenges are resolved.
99dresses offers an innovative clothes-swapping platform. The founders understand that ladies never have enough variety of clothes and will be happy to swap them with friends. With 99dresses, anyone can list and sell their clothes in exchange for virtual currency, which can in turn be exchanged for clothes from other users. 99dresses has the vision to revolutionize fashion by creating an “Infinite Closet” of endless styles. No woman (or man) has to ever wear the same thing twice.
Circa is a news app optimized for the mobile experience. News articles are succinctly reproduced, through a combination of natural language processing and journalist curation, into a format suitable for reading on the go, such as while standing in line for the morning coffee. Through its ‘follow’ feature, you will be notified as a news story progress and be updated about what has happened since the last time you check on the same news story. Circa is redefining how news is produced, delivered and consumed on the mobile device.
Meta combines the virtual world with the real world through a pair of augmented reality glasses that rivals the Google Glass. Users can create virtual objects and 3D printed prototypes with hand gestures, through its optical display, imaging and miniature computer technology. A notable team member is Steve Feiner, a well-published Computer Science professor at Columbia University who is recognized to be an industry expert in augmented reality.
Regalii is an international remittance platform for migrants to send money to their family in Latin America via SMS. It has already formed partnerships with 7,200 retail locations in 8 countries, where Regalli’s credits can be used for grocery and utilities. In the near future, Regalii will leverage on Fenox’s access to emerging markets as it expands its remittance network.
Kii, an established mobile backend-as-a-service (MBaaS) platform that suits the software development needs of businesses ranging from startups to multi-national enterprises. Kii’s current customers include enterprises such as LinkedIn, NTT Docomo, Softbank and HTC. They provide mobile developers a complete solution to add backend functionality, analytics, and ad-based monetization without the burden of having to develop, manage or operate servers. Kii will soon be expanding their geographical reach to the Southeast Asia region.
Butter Systems is a tablet-based menu system that would replace a restaurant paper menu, allowing customers to order food and drinks, or request their check without having to wait for their servers. The tablets present opportunity to upsell drinks and dessert, thus significantly increasing the check sizes of each table. Through this technology, restaurants can improve customer satisfaction and drive sales at the same time.