Where do big companies such as Adobe, eBay and Netflix go to to ensure their data is scalable, flexible, and secure? DataStax serves these companies and more by providing a platform for all their data to live on that is built on Apache Cassandra.
How do you carry all your gadgets when you don’t have enough pockets? Wear one of SCOTTEVEST’s clothing and you’ll find the answer. Scott Jordan, CEO and Co-Founder, applies fashion sense with great materials, colors, and design into clothing that is designed to carry things that keeps your life moving. Originally inspired by photographer and fishing vests, it allows one to carry personal items including a cell phone, cameras, ID, passport, pens, notebooks, and even an iPad. SCOTTEVEST’s line allows the geek to still be the geek without looking like one.
Everyone wants to release the next hot app or bulletproof their website. But until now, it took a unique breed to thoroughly test them and to ensure they’ll perform at scale. That’s because functional and performance testing have traditionally been challenging, complex, costly and time-consuming.
https://workforpie.com/ helps you build a showcase of your work, which takes less than 10 minutes. This showcase is much better than an old-style resume. Here the founders explain why in our group of startup interviews at Techcrunch Disrupt.
http://www.hex3.co has some massively cool toys. For instance, one of their products converts your iPhone into a laser gun. You have to see how this works. Here I talk with Jon Atherton, CEO, where he shows me several hardware projects that he partially funded through Kickstarter. Hear in his own words how business is changing for folks who want to make hardware.
http://startupchile.org is working with startups in Chile to help them get to the next level. Here Executive Director Horacio Melo tells me why Chile is a great place to start a company and why it is seeing an explosion in startups.
http://www.saya.im/main/index.php was started by Robert Lamptey to bring messaging to low-cost phones in Ghana. He’s an impressive entrepreneur and it’s interesting to hear him talk about the differences between his market and the United States one. His app is being used by hundreds of thousands of people.
http://bougue.me is a startup that helps people — living in Brazil — find a local professional to help them do things like house cleaning, plumbing, and other trades. What I found interesting here was talking about what’s happening in Brazil.