TagStand San Francisco, CA
NFC tags and NFC applications. NFC allows two electronic devices to exchange information if they are close to each other. For example, a cell phone can read data off of an NFC tag embedded inside of a poster or business card. An NFC tag contains small amounts of data that can be read by NFC-enabled phones and readers. It's basically a chip plus an antenna, usually embedded within a sticker, card, or poster. NFC tags have applications in advertising, ticketing, payments, events, and as accessories to mobile applications. Tagstand's app NFC Task Launcher makes extensive use of NFC tags, with the belief that near-field technology can reclaim lost seconds and minutes in our day.
hue Amsterdam, Netherlands
hue is a home LED lighting system that lets you control your lights and change their colour using your smartphone or tablet. These Philips lightbulbs can be screwed in to your existing light fittings and then use your iPhone to control them, set a timer or create multi-coloured lighting 'moods'. Bringing endless possibilities to help you get creative and help you personalize your lighting to suit yours and your family’s lifestyle. hue can be set up in minutes. The intuitive app allows you to remotely control your home lighting to help secure your home, personalize your home lighting experience with custom settings and program timers to help manage your daily schedules, all through the convenience of a smart device. An intuitive and seamless system, hue is upgradable and future-proof, with the potential for more features to be downloaded and enjoyed in the future.With its high quality energy-saving LED light, hue allows you to tune shades of white light or create any color.
thingCHARGER New York City, NY
thingCHARGER is a simple, elegant new way to charge all your things. Just plug it into any outlet and you'll have a neat charging station — free of ugly wires. Featuring: USB power (the worldwide device charging standard), the ability to charge anything USB: smartphone, tablet, reader... Samsung, Apple, HTC, Motorola, LG, Nokia, Sony, Kindle... anything, interchangable tips stored in the back, wire-less charging, 'invisible' design that disappears into the wall outlet and a naturally green design that uses no power when not in use. Plug 2 or 3 thingCHARGERs together to make a compact charging station.
Curriculet San Francisco, CA
Curriculet’s digital reading platform allows teachers to enrich reading by embedding their questions, quizzes and rich media directly into the reading. With Curriculet, students encounter checkpoints at a relevant moment for learning, and are given immediate feedback on their performance. Simply connect your questions to any Common Core State Literacy Standard and immediately get data each night that measures student growth and mastery over time. Curriculet isn’t tied to just one type of device. The browser-based product allows students to start their assignment in class on a laptop, pick up right where they left off and read more on their mobile device as they ride the bus home; and, finally, finish up on the family computer. Curriculet automatically calculates data on student reading time and content comprehension.
Readability New York City, NY
Readability is a free web and mobile app with a simple purpose: to deliver a great reading experience. It turns virtually any web page into a clean, comfortable reading view. You can also sync articles for reading later as you surf around the web. Readability works on your web browser, iPhone, iPad and Android smartphone, giving you the flexibility to read anytime, anywhere.
Feedly San Francisco, CA
The better place to organize and read what matters to you. Feedly is a news aggregator application for various Web browsers and mobile devices running iOS and Android, also available as a cloud-based service. It compiles news feeds from a variety of online sources for the user to customize and share with others.There is an extension available for numerous web browsers including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Feedly integrates into the web browser, appearing as a clickable icon that redirects the user to their Feedly Page, where all of the news feeds are found.
Diigo Reno, NV
Diigo is a multi-tool for personal knowledge management. Dramatically improve your workflow and productivity. Read more effectively with annotation tools as you browse around the web. Add digital highlighters and sticky notes whether on PC, tablets, or mobile, and have them always be where you left them when you return! Build your personal library in the cloud, with links, pages, notes, pictures etc, never to be lost, and ready to be accessed anywhere. Provide feedback and catch attention with annotation or screenshots. Diigo provides unsurpassed organization capabilities, with both tagging and lists, to suit different needs. Each piece of information can be set as private or public. Build a group knowledge repository for your family, your class, your team, or your entire company; each group member can add and subscribe to it, and browse and search it.
Zapier Mountain View, CA
Zapier lets you easily connect the web apps you use, making it easy to automate tedious tasks. Here's an example of a Zap: "When I receive a new email in Gmail, send me an SMS message." The first part (receiving a new email) is the trigger. The second part (sending an SMS message) is the action. You can create Zaps like these using over 200 web apps without knowing anything about code. Once you've made a Zap, Zapier will run it for you automatically without any additional effort on your part. You can monitor activity in your dashboard, manage your connected accounts, and turn Zaps on and off anytime you want. With Zapier taking care of repetitive tasks, you get to focus on the exciting business challenges that need your attention.
Segment.io San Francisco, CA
Segment is a single, simple integration that gives you access to 70+ analytics and marketing tools with the flick of a switch. Send data to any analytics or marketing tool with a single integration. Send data from any platform, including mobile. Track anything, from purchases and views to clicks and upgrades. Forward the data to any tool with a single click. Segment protect and store your data so that you can access, export and search through it whenever you want. Download your data and replay it into new tools. Discover new analytics tools and learn from the Analytics Academy.
Backblaze San Mateo, CA
Backup everything. Backblaze backs up everything on your computer except your operating system, applications, and temporary files. Backup online. Whether directly connected or over WiFi, If you are connected to the Internet, you are backing up. Backup continuously. Files change and Backblaze backs them up. By default, Backblaze simply backs up all the time so you don't have to remember. Backup securely. Your data is encrypted on your computer, sent over an encrypted connection, and stored encrypted. With the Backblaze mobile app, you are able to access, download, experience and share any of your files backed up from your PC or Mac to Backblaze on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Multiple computers can be backed up.