Mobile and cloud computing have completely changed the business of moving goods and people from Point A to Point B. Though the early household names are now close to maturity, the road for mobility and logistics transformation has a long way to go yet.
Linus Liang discusses the history of his previous company, the challenges the team faced, and why they realized big data was the only way to achieve the greatest social impact. While Embrace’s technology has already saved the lives of over 150,000 babies in 11 different countries, there is still a lot of work to be done. Linus outlines Embrace’s newest initiative, Embrace Angel, an upcoming ecosystem that combines human-centered design, sensors, and big data analytics to empower mothers to keep babies healthy. Click for link >
The success of early horizontal marketplaces such as eBay and Craigslist has propelled a new set of next generation marketplaces driven by vertical focus, mobile-first, or social. The cream of the crop have also developed an unnatural advantage on either the supply or the demand side of their business.