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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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