san francisco

She just doesn’t get me

This week, two major tech events took place just miles from our office. Apple announced the iPhone 5 at the Yerba Buena Center, and Tech Crunch Disrupt SF announced its winner. Scoble had a great blog post about how, despite the upgrades to Siri in iOS 6, its context awareness was still a major flaw. Siri is quite stupid about context, location, and a bunch of other things. He’s right, but context as simply more data is better data doesn’t solve the underlying problem. Siri’s bugs don’t come from a lack of data, they come from an inability to...

Mashape at Data 2.0 Conference

The Data 2.0 Conference is a one-day conference on April 4, 2011, in San Francisco that answers the question: How can improved access to data impact your industry? The U.S. government is opening up its data; social networks are exposing their APIs; and data-as-a-service is a new and growing business model.  How can you use this data to better target new customers? What are new business models for your data? Data 2.0 tackles the big questions about the growing importance of data in business. Get 20% off your ticket with discount code “data2reader” – Expected over 800 people! The world’s largest data...

HeyZap & AirBnB – 2 different approaches, 2 unique successes

I asked myself a question: What are the real magic pills that a geek entrepreneur should have to increase his chance to success? By observing two successful startups closely, I began to understand that, most of the time, it is a combination of several factors. I was lucky enough to get to know two successful start-ups and began to understand that the real power lies in their soul. One year ago, I slept in the AirBnb building for nearly 3 weeks, when they were just a company comprising of eight people. I also worked in their office/living room and...

SF and behind

Some pictures from SF!...

Mashape at TechCrunch50

Mashape is excited to be exhibiting at TechCrunch50 this year. Here’s some photos of our experience!...

Onwards to SF! Mashapers having our layover in Philadelphia :)

Here’s Mashapers Marco and Augusto in Philadelphia waiting for their connecting flight to San Francisco....