Innovation has paved the way for smarter workplaces, and smarter methodologies which are more than just evolutions of the tried and tested mechanisms of the past. Punch cards, biometric scanners and machine logs are being replaced by more robust trackers and sensors, which in intricate mannerisms play bigger roles in the modern workplace.
Social Graph Politics is an interesting new issue that startups and indie developers are facing. To build a social community is not an easy task, since users need to connect to their friends. Some apps use your address book, then there are some that try to piggyback APIs from bigger social networks so you can find friends. It isn’t a simple road for these smaller apps that are trying to build their social graph by leveraging a bigger graph.
Let me begin this article by saying that this one isn’t related to a specific trend, or a particular arena of technology. This article focuses on a much more serious issue, which pretty much has the power to further influence technology in various sectors and also the growth of businesses.
No matter who you are, or in what field you are based in, one thing is certain: everyday, you come across words such as ‘mergers’ or ‘acquisitions’. Be it in your news feed or on social media, news about acquisitions are always flowing in.
Last year on my visit to Waterloo in Canada, one of the coolest technology I heard about was Myo by Thalmic. Myo is a gesture control armband, a new input method. With talent dispersing from BlackBerry, Waterloo has become quite the startup hub. I got a glimpse of their office and heard lot about the Myo at the Communitech hub from other entrepreneurs. It is good to see that some of my talented friends from BlackBerry have found a good place there. We got Stephen Lake the CEO of Thalmic Labs to answer some questions for the Emberify Blog as well.
Editor’s note: At Emberify while starting up it was really interesting and motivating to see the thriving ecosystem around. We worked on building an product based startup on contextual technologies inspired by the potential and opportunities available in the Indian startup ecosystem. Our analyst Nivedit, did some research on some statistics around some of our favourite startups in India that we are sharing on our blog.