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How AWS Supported WOMBO’s Wildly Popular, AI-Powered App
For most startups, scaling quickly and becoming extremely popular is a desirable goal. But the rate of WOMBO’s growth exceeded even the founders’ wildest expectations, with 25 million downloads in the first month alone—something that created a huge challenge for the company. AWS recognized the situation and stepped in to help.
Koo App Connects Millions of Voices in Their Preferred Language with AWS
When the social media revolution began, e-commerce sites mostly catered to English speakers, which left out a huge population of would-be participants. Koo, a microblogging platform based in India, noted the lack of inclusivity and made it their mission to create an app that is accessible to the entire spectrum of languages spoken in India. Koo started with just three languages—English, Hindi, and Kannada—and expanded from there. Learn how this ambitious startup used AWS to scale and give a voice to millions of users.
Freehunter Connects Freelance Talent With Opportunities
Meet Freehunter, a social network that connects creatives directly with clients. CEO Harris Cheng got the idea for the company while struggling as a freelance photographer and designer. Not only did Freehunter end up solving his own problem of finding meaningful and steady work, but it showed Harris that there was an entire market of like-minded folks facing similar struggles.
RINGS.TV’s ‘Loops’ Connects the Arab Community Through Its Live Social Platform
For Bryan Loh and the team at RINGS.TV, building a live streaming platform specifically for the arab community seemed like a no brainer, especially given the success of similar platforms like Periscope and Facebook live. What those platforms lacked, however, was knowledge of the Arab market, something that Loh and his team had in spades.
How Auris Leveraged AWS SageMaker to Help Marketers with Machine Learning
When we started GenY Labs a couple of years ago, infrastructure was one of the biggest challenges for us. It wasn’t easy to find machine learning-tuned hardware.
How Emojer Leverages ML for Custom Emoji Creation
If you spend any time on Twitter, you’re bound to see various complaints of why certain people and objects aren’t represented in the official emoji register. This is just the problem that the team at Emojer, a recent graduate of the Y Combinator Summer 2018 batch, is looking to solve.
ReCactus Founder and CEO Bernard Tan on Engagement Advertising
It’s safe to say that Gen Y and Gen Z are intimately more connected to their peers—and social influencers—than previous generations and are less connected to cold advertising. “Advertising that just pops up? They don’t watch it,” says ReCactus CEO and Founder Bernard Tan.
How tech is Reinvigorating the Hotel Industry with Revinate CEO Marc Heyneker
The hotel industry has existed since the beginning of the 19th century, and like many centuries-old industries, getting up to speed with modern tech can be challenging. That’s why companies like Revinate have sprung up to help hoteliers identify their best customers and transform guest data into revenue.
Depop on How It Evolved from a Data Swamp to a Data Lake on AWS
Founded by Simon Beckerman, the co-founder of PIG magazine and RETROSUPERFUTURE sunglasses, in 2011, London-based startup Depop provides a social marketplace where customers can buy, sell and discover unique items based on what their friends and favorite influencers are digging at the moment.
“Social Media Black Magic Artist” Chris Obereder On the Importance of Openness and Fun
Chris Obereder is in some ways a typical Silicon Valley wunderkind. Only 26, he started out in tech at the age of 14 and has been called a “social media black magic artist” by Napster founder Sean Parker. But unlike some of his other tech industry peers, he emphasizes the importance of openness, creativity and just plain fun in crafting a career.