HERE’S HOW DATA CAN MAKE YOU A BETTER ATHLETE

If you’ve ever watched a sports event on TV (and if you haven’t, please contact a relative for help), you’ve no doubt been bombarded by tons of statistics from the commentators on the players and teams. Stats are the backbone of all game analysis, but so far, they’ve existed primarily in the realm of professional sports. ShotTrackers is on a mission to change that. They create wearables and software that allow anyone to track performance in real time , at a much more affordable price than what the big leagues…

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WHAT IF THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY WAS AN ACTUAL HIGHWAY?

Imagine driving down the highway, blasting your favorite music, feeling the wind in your hair, when suddenly the road speaks to you via your mobile device. “Hey, slow down, an accident just happened a mile ahead, and the roads are slick.” Fiction? Not really, thanks to the smart roads that Integrated Roadways is aiming to build. Their Smart Pavement technology contains a bevy of sensors and other tech, including cellular tower technology. In addition to providing data to cities and drivers, that allows the smart roads to extend cellular networks,…

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How About a Side of Data With That Burger? | Kansas City

Imagine a typical Sunday: you go to your local grocery store, get sticker shock from the price of avocados, go home and have a kale smoothie (what, that’s not your typical Sunday?). Whatever your taste, have you ever considered the retail process that brought those goods to you? Mark Calhoun, the CEO, of PerfectCube, definitely has. PerfectCube is “an online platform that allows small retailers to easily track their performance and even forecast the near future.” It’s basically the Neo to every small grocery stores’ Matrix, allowing them to have…

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The Tenets of A/B Testing from Duolingo’s Master Growth Hacker

Gina Gotthilf, VP of Growth at language education platform Duolingo, is reluctant to spill one of her favorite A/B tests, but it’s too good not to share. “You know that little red dot on your app icon that indicates there’s something new, or something unresolved? That led to a six percent increase in our DAUs. It was six lines of code. I think it took about twenty minutes. And then our V2 for the dot brought an additional 1.6% increase in DAUs,” she says. There are a lot of lessons…

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Change Lives By Shopping | Chicago

In 2017, over $91 billion will be spent on online holiday shopping. What if a small portion of each of those dollars went to a worthy cause? Shopping.Gives makes that happen. Here’s how it works: non-profits or other organizations, like local sports teams, create fundraising campaigns using Shopping.Gives. People can purchase items from all their favorite stores through the campaign, and every purchase gets the organizers up to 40% cash-back: cash they can put to good use. It’s a win-win for everyone – good causes raise funds, and shopaholics get…

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You gotta get yourself connected | Kansas City

From smart homes to smart cars, in the modern day, we’re surrounded by the Internet of Things. Connecting the hardware we engage with on a daily basis promises great advantages, but keeping the information flowing and secure is a challenge. Big Bang, based in Kansas City, helps companies connect or create connected devices. Founder and CEO, Jonathan Wagner, sat down with Techweek’s Prab Kumar to share more about his company and the state of IoT today. Prab: Tell us a little about your company today. Jonathan: We help small and…

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THIS IMPORTANT “FEED” ISN’T ON SOCIAL MEDIA | KANSAS CITY

Ever had an omelette, or drank a glass of milk, and wondered how the cow that made your food got fed? Well, thanks to the over 6,000 feed mills in the US, you don’t have to. These mills, some of which have been around for centuries, keep livestock and other animals raised for husbandry well fed across the country. But like every industry, agriculture has its challenges. Increasing regulations and higher costs can equate to thinner margins and the need for more efficiency. That’s where Gretchen Henry, CEO of Sprout…

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SQUAREOFFS MAKES IT EASY TO PICK A SIDE | KANSAS CITY

People have been taking polls since the dawn of society. From predicting elections, to creating rivalries before the big game, asking people to choose a side is a surefire way to know what they want, and more importantly, create engagement. It’s this reality that SquareOffs capitalizes on, with a product that makes it easy for online publishers to poll their audiences. Jeff Rohr, SquareOffs’ CEO & Founder, sat down with Prab Kumar, Techweek’s Head of Media, to share more about his platform. Prab: What are three stats that shows how…

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VIDEOFIZZ TAKES YOUR GREETING CARDS TO THE NEXT LEVEL | KANSAS CITY

When was the last time you bought and mailed a physical greeting card? If you’re like most people today, this is probably a rare occurrence, unless you’re also curating a collection of CDs and VHS tapes. Since the introduction of E-cards in 1994, people have been trying to crack the online greetings market. Videofizz, based in Kansas City, MO, is taking direct aim with a solution that makes it easy for groups to create video greetings together. CEO & Founder of Videofizz, Laura Steward, sat down with Techweek CEO, Amanda…

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ALEXA, CAN YOU FIND ME A BETTER ASSISTANT?

MyCroft AI is on a mission to democratize AI personal assistant software. With Siri and Alexa already household names, in addition to Google’s technology, it may seem like they’re in a crowded space. Think again. Existing consumer devices have limited applicability in the enterprise space. Further, they’re not customizable, which is why everyone gets to experience the same hilarious Siri errors. MyCroft AI is creating the first truly open-source personal AI assistant, which allows maximum customization and creates a platform for other developers to build off. MyCroft AI won Techweek…

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