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facebook3Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1 billion monthly active users. Facebook announced astonishing numbers in February 2012 upon filing for its IPO. Over 845 million users log into Facebook every month, and 483 million users log in daily. Mobile users now make up half of Facebook’s user base, with 425 million monthly actives. Facebook also announced that by the end of 2011 there had been 100 billion friend connections, and in recent months users had been registering 2.7 billion Likes and Comments per day. Facebook is one of the most trafficked sites in the US, and its international growth has been impressive. Additionally, Facebook is the top photo sharing site with 250 million photos uploaded per day. Facebook users’ passion—or addiction—to the site is unparalleled: more than half use the product every single day and users spend an average of 19 minutes a day on Facebook.

twitterSince its launch, Twitter has become one of the ten most visited websites on the Internet, and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet. As of March 2011, there were 140 million tweets posted daily. On December 18, 2012, Twitter announced it had surpassed 200 million monthly active users. On February 3, 2013, Twitter announced that a record 24.1 million tweets were sent the night of Super Bowl XLVII. In the past year, Twitter has made the integration of Twitter and television the centerpiece of its growth strategy and notably acquired Bluefin Labs in early February 2013 as part of that strategy.

googletvGoogle TV is a Smart TV platform from Google co-developed by Intel, Sony and Logitech. Google TV integrates Google's Android operating system and Google Chrome browser to create an interactive television overlay on top of existing Internet television and WebTV sites to add a 10-foot user interface. Google TV initially launched October 6, 2010, with official devices from Sony and Logitech. Google TV leverages many of Google’s existing products. Google’s Android operating system provides the underlying foundation, allowing developers to create applications that extend the system’s functionality. Google’s Chrome browser provides a gateway to the Internet, allowing consumers to browse web sites and watch television, in tandem. Consumers can access HBO, CNBC, and content from other providers through the Chrome browser. Android and Apple smartphones may be used as remote controls for Google TV. Google TV products ship with wireless remote controls with a full QWERTY keypad. An update in November 2011 allowed access to Google Play and enabled search to find content from live TV, Netflix, YouTube, HBO GO, Amazon, and more.

amazon

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Some examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) • Amazon SimpleDB • Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) • Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS) • Amazon Mechanical Turk • Amazon CloudFront.

gracenotefinallogoGracenote offers developers access to its Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) platform and TV Listings data and is the industry standard for music and video recognition and is supported by the largest source of music and video metadata on the planet, featuring descriptions of more than 130 million tracks and TV listings for 28 countries. The database receives more than 500 million queries everyday and more than 15 billion every month. If you measured Gracenote against a search engine, we would rank among the world’s biggest.

Gracenote eyeQ™ is an Interactive Program Guide (IPG) featuring local, national and international TV listings, as well rich program-related photos and imagery. Gracenote Entourage™ is an Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) platform that unlocks second screen experiences for TV viewers. At its core, Gracenote Entourage uses advanced audio fingerprinting technology to let smart phones and tablets identify movies and TV programs by simply “listening” to a few seconds of the program dialogue and soundtrack.

GMfordevsThe Developer Portal provides developers a method to bring many Infotainment and OnStar services to our customers in a new way. Do you or your organization have BIG ideas to advance Responsible Connectivity, Informed Driving, Location Services and Telematics convenience? If any of these interest you, click the button below and learn how to develop with GM. Remote APIs are not yet commercially available and are not expected to be available until late 2013.

ibm2Fresh from IBM

Codename: BlueMix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing and running apps of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices). Capabilities include Java, mobile backend development, application monitoring, as well as capabilities from ecosystem partners and open source — all through an as-a-service model in the cloud.

EIT Kics logo ClimateKIC 225x110Welcome to Climate-KIC, the EU’s main climate innovation initiative. We connect global and local, small and large partners from the private, public and academic sectors. The split across the three sectors is approximately 50% business, 30% academic and 20% public and not for profit.

Our 13 European centres are organised through national centres each managed by a director, and regional centres, collectively managed by a director and co-ordinated via a steering group. Our central office is based in London.

We receive funding from academic and private sector partners as well as an annual grant from the European Commission through its European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

samsungSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Samsung Electronics recently released the Smart TV SDK (Software Development Kit) 4.0 at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 which will now allow Smart TV software development on Linux and Mac, in addition to Windows O/S. Up till now, Samsung's Smart TV software development only supported Windows O/S. The new SDK 4.0 allows for the development of Smart TV software on Linux and Mac environments. 

lgLG offers a 'Total Home Entertainment Solution' enabling consumers to enjoy practically any digital content on any smart device. For consumers who want full control over how and where they get their entertainment with maximum ease and comfort, the LG Smart TV solution may be all they need. LG Smart TV provides open and flexible access to live TV and web content and service optimized to home TV usage. eveloping applications for LG Smart TV is familiar and easy. LG Smart TV SDK (Software Development Kit) is a tool that provides developers with LG IDE, emulator, and related documents. Developers can easily implement applications for LG Smart TV using this SDK.

filn-on-tvFilmOn is the world’s largest OTT IPTV content library and platform offering business to business and direct to consumer solutions coupled with traditional VOD and TV distribution businesses. Customers include Lenovo/IBM and Dish Networks.

It includes FilmOn Interactive, BattleCam and other Social Television platforms combining OTA Television with Internet based services through FilmOn’s must carry LA based TV station.

FilmOn Interactive is syndicated across 40 million US Cable homes and a brand new Sky TV / Freesat Channel in Europe - producing original content with pop-culture celebrities, Billy Zane, Gary Busey, Andy Dick, Jamie Kennedy, Janice Dickinson and Kato Kaelin and many more.

hailo

Hailo is the evolution of the hail - a free smartphone app which puts people just two taps away from a licensed taxi, and lets cabbies get more passengers when they want them.

A Hailo hail is accepted around the world every four seconds from Hailo’s global network of tens of thousands of drivers and hundreds of thousands of passengers. Launched in November 2011, Hailo is available in London, New York, Dublin, Cork, Galway, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Madrid and Barcelona - and coming next to Japan. Hailo has carried five million passengers and grown to annualized sales of over $100M.

Founded by three taxi drivers and three internet entrepreneurs, Hailo has raised over $50M from the best investors anywhere, including Union Square Ventures, Accel Partners, Wellington Partners, Atomico Ventures and Sir Richard Branson.

Hailo is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Simply search on "Hailo".

brightcoveBrightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), a leading global provider of cloud content services, offers a family of products used to publish and distribute the world's professional digital media. The company's products include Video Cloud, the market-leading online video platform and Zencoder, a leading cloud-based media processing service and HTML5 video player technology provider. Brightcove has more than 6,300 customers in over 60 countries that rely on Brightcove cloud content services to build and operate media experiences across PCs, smartphones, tablets and connected TVs.

zeeboxzeebox is a social networking and social television platform available for mobile devices, including iPad, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10 and web. zeebox provides contextual information second-by-second as people watch TV. This information includes which friends are watching the same shows right now and what is seen and heard within the broadcast. The company was founded by Anthony Rose, the ex-CTO of the BBC iPlayer, and Ernesto Schmitt, ex-Board Director of EMI Music. Film Director Simon Miller, Max Bleyleben, and Alex Nunes are also in the founding team. In January 2012, BSkyB bought a stake in Zeebox and announced plans to integrate the software with its offering.[3] In September 2012, Zeebox announced expansion into the US with a commercial partnership with Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, Viacom and HBO. Comcast, NBCU and Viacom have also taken minority equity stakes for undisclosed sums.[4] In November 2012, zeebox launched a joint venture in Australia with Network Ten and Foxtel.

utrechinc225x110UtrechtInc is a business incubator that specializes in growing (tech) startups during their first years of existence. We provide an environment and program for your startup to build innovative products, develop teams, meet experts and like minded entrepreneurs, attract funding and grow a successful business. 

Entrepreneurship is about taking risks, chasing your dreams and personal growth. But also being persistent, believing in yourself and taking advantage of opportunities.

At UtrechtInc you can find exactly what you need for this entrepreneurial adventure. Click here for the startups that are working with us at the moment.

betfair

Betfair is one of the world’s largest international online sports betting providers and pioneered the first successful Betting Exchange in 2000. The Betting Exchange, where customers come together in order to bet at odds sought by themselves or offered by other customers, has eliminated the need for a traditional bookmaker. Driven by world-leading technology the company now processes over five million transactions a day from its three million registered customers around the world.

The Betfair API provides live data from the Betfair Exchange for software developers to use in their own products.

There are approximately 70,000 Betfair customers betting on the Exchange via third-party built betting applications, with approximately 50 million bets and 10 billion data requests going through these applications every week.

itv-newITV is the largest commercial television network in the UK. It operates a family of channels including ITV1 and delivers content across multiple platforms. ITV was the first broadcaster to launch a brand new interactive service which allows advertisers and retailers to send electronic coupons to its viewers, which can then be redeemed at retail outlets. The service has evolved with technology uptake by the consumers in the UK. ITV work with new preferred suppliers to offer the best price and integrated service in this dynamic marketplace. ITV now offer old and new interactive ways for brands to communicate and engage with our customers.

tmslogoTMS is an international leader in entertainment information. As part of its On® Entertainment product line the company provides industry leading TV, movie and celebrity metadata that fuels the most exciting entertainment guides and applications on the planet. In addition, this comprehensive metadata is used extensively for media measurement and analysis. TMS data is available via OnConnect Managed Services, a DaaS platform that combines our world-class image hosting with a powerful set of data delivery APIs. For more information about TMS join our developer community at http://developer.tmsapi.com.

twilioTwilio is a cloud communications IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) company based in San Francisco, California. Twilio allows software developers to programmatically make and receive phone calls and send and receive text messages using its web service APIs. Twilio's services are accessed over HTTP and are billed based on usage. As of October 2012, more than 150,000 developers use the service. Twilio is reinventing telecom by merging the worlds of cloud computing, web services and telecommunications. Twilio hosts a telephony infrastructure web service in the cloud, allowing web programmers to integrate phone calls and SMS messages into their applications. Twilio's simple, powerful API minimizes the learning curve required to build advanced, reliable communications applications, and its Pay-As-You-Go pricing model means customers pay for capacity only when they need it, not before.

uktsbThe Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is the UK's National Knowledge Transfer Network for the Creative Industries. The Creative Industries KTN is part of the Technology Strategy Board's family of Knowledge Transfer Networks. The consortium that created Creative Industries KTN is led by the University of the Arts London and includes the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Imperial College London and TIGA, the trade association for games developers. This partnership's wealth of expertise and experience makes it uniquely suitable to work with the UK's creative businesses. 

JETSTREAMStreamzilla - The European Streaming Media - a Provider With billions delivered professional videos and live streams per year for many professional customers in all European countries, StreamZilla is the market leading pan-European Streaming CDN. We deliver Hundreds European, well-known and satisfied broadcasters, enterprises, publishers, streaming providers, content owners, sports clubs, governments, video production companies, web design companies and small businesses chose StreamZilla as their preferred media hosting and distribution partner. Who we are StreamZilla is founded by Streaming Media pioneer Stef van der Ziel who produced his first webcast in 1994. We are a professional team of experts with backgrounds in media production, media technologies, senior Content Delivery Network technology developers and internet networking experts.

metabroadcastMetabroadcast are the founders of Atlas, an open source video & audio index with an open API that gathers and stores metadata and provides a powerful, rich query interface so that you can build cool stuff with content. With a large database of 15+ video and audio sources from US, UK and online TV, Atlas finds the places where you can play content, no matter where that is. quick search across top 15+ video and audio sources from US, UK, and online TV listings by publisher, channel, genre, tag links to all services for the same show a fast, flexible, easy to use API specialist feeds for google, bbc iplayer, uk radioplayer and more

galahadGalahad gives fans new, intuitive ways to immerse themselves in your story-worlds, socialize around your narrative universes, and purchase story-related merchandise—all within a digital ecosystem that brings them back for more. Galahad, a multi-platform, multimedia content distribution engine designed to produce and support a new generation of transmedia projects. Designed over the course of creating GoBzrk, a prepublication transmedia project designed to generate interest in writer Michael Grant’s book series, Galahad is said to offer a simplified and economical technology platform for the production of complex interactive narrative events in a variety of media.

conductrrConducttr is a subscription-based service that allows anyone from international interactive agencies to independent filmmakers to write, manage, deliver and measure engaging interactive, social entertainment that spans online, offline and mobile platforms. Conducttr acts like an unseen conductor orchestrating the performance of media across platforms and responding to audience feedback. The audience never knows it exists. Our experience design tool allows the service to be told about the experience, the characters, the audience and the media. It’s then told what media to play to which audiences and when. It’s a secret command center; a hub for controlling cross-platform experiences. Conducttr manages the experience to a calendar schedule or in response to events. And there’s no programming language to learn, no absurd metadata abstraction of the story and it’s intuitive. Conducttr is for anyone who wants to deliver transmedia entertainment but doesn’t have the resources to develop their own technology – which is almost everyone. Even those with the resources will find that it’s quicker and cheaper to deploy a cross-platform experience on our platform than develop their own.

mashery-logo-PNG-150Mashery is designed from the ground up as a cloud-based, multi-tenant Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for lowest total cost, highest reliability, and state-of-the-art global caching. We handle API scaling and security so that our clients can focus on building great API-enabled products and services. For more on Mashery's multi-tenant API management and delivery architecture, read the Mashery Cloud Advantage whitepaper. Mashery invented API management and we power more of the world's leading API programs than anyone else (Read our customer success stories). Our focus is maximizing the business value from APIs, whether through new revenue channels, reduced costs, or increased brand awareness. We share our industry-leading expertise through Mashery Strategy Services, and through advanced product features, such as Mashery API Packager, Mashery I/O Docs, and Mashery Value Tracking (to name just a few).

cloud-logo-PNG-150CloudSigma places no restrictions on the operating systems that run on the virtual server instances. We offer Windows cloud servers and Linux cloud servers and other operating systems of whatever version without issue. Cloud servers come with full administrator/root access also making them ideal platforms for reseller web hosting such as CPanel or Plesk. Any operating system will run on the CloudSigma platform as long as it is compatible with standard Intel/AMD architecture.

operaOpera's technology is used by manufacturers to provide web functionality and application environments for TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray and other media players. With the Opera TV Store, end users can easily find and install TV-optimized web applications on their TVs. See our Opera for TV product pages for more information. Learn how to create web content for TV, build your own Opera TV Store applications, and use tools like Opera TV Emulator for easy debugging and testing.

aurasma-logo-PNG-150Aurasma is the world’s leading augmented reality platform. Available as a free app for iPhones, iPads and high-powered Android devices or as a kernel for developers, Aurasma uses advanced image and pattern recognition to blend the real-world with rich interactive content such as videos and animations called “Auras”. For video tutorials and demos, check out our YouTube channel.

mozillaMozilla's Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video. Use your web browser to combine video and audio with content from the rest of the web — from text, links and maps to pictures and live feeds. Mozilla is partnering with the world’s leaders in documentary film to launch The Living Docs Project. The partnership will produce events, projects and code aimed at revolutionizing Web-based documentaries, using the power of new open Web tools like Mozilla Popcorn to create new ways of telling stories online. Living Docs is a partnership between Mozilla, The Tribeca Film Institute, The Center for Social Media at American University, ITVS and BAVC. The Tribeca Film Institute is one of the world’s leading funders of interactive documentaries.

tvsyncTVsync makes true audio-video-image content recognition possible on any mobile device. TVsync is powered by the identification technology used by virtually every major content company and publisher to authenticate video and audio assets. Our patented technology enables content owners, publishers, apps developers, and platforms to create unique content consumption experiences in ecommerce, infotainment, and social applications like never before! TVsync empowers you to build the world’s smartest apps with ease. TVsync is supported on iOS and Android for smartphones, tablets, PCs, and smartTVs utilizing Intel, ARM, and MIPS. Plus, we offer an API portal, documentation, support, and tiered service to help you get off the ground right away.

smartpaySmartPay.tv introduces the world's only multi-platform, multi-currency, global in-app payment solution for Smart TV applications. Enabling secure processing of credit card payments from any Smart TV app, including support for recurring payments, grace periods, multi-lingual interface and advanced server- side notification systems, SmartPay is the ultimate monetization solution for any Smart TV application. Integrating SmartPay into your app is as easy as pasting 2 lines of code, and your app is ready to start accepting payments and customers. SmartPay has been certified and chosen by leading Smart TV and Connected Device manufacturers such as Samsung as the official billing solution in their own pre-installed apps. SmartPay even allows cross-app PIN code-only billing, which means any customer can make purchases in different applications on his device by entering a short PIN code with her remote control – Conversion ratios have never been better in Smart TV apps! Breaking the last barrier to a thriving ecosystem of Smart TV e-commerce and commercial services, SmartPay is now inviting worldwide developers to integrate its top-tier billing solution into their apps. Come visit us at AppsWorld North America, Feb 7-8 th 2013.

moovweb3Moovweb offers products and services that help our customers quickly take advantage of the mobile revolution. Our cloud-based platform uses a patent-pending site virtualization and transformation approach that offers the flexibility and power to deliver incredible mobile customer experiences while at the same time leveraging 100% of existing Web investments. No expensive re-coding. No synchronization headaches. No scaling issues. The Moovweb platform has served billions of mobile page views for an amazing set of customers; we power mobile websites, apps, and tablet solutions for Macy's, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Chico's, Ross-Simons, The American Cancer Society, Geisinger Health, Accenture, TicketWeb, Cox Communications, Golfsmith, Seagate and dozens of other businesses. Moovweb is headquartered in San Francisco.

mashape3Hi, We're Mashape We make it easy to distribute, monetize, manage and consume cloud APIs. Mashape is building a world-class marketplace for cloud APIs, driven by a passionate community of developers from all over the world. What We're Doing We exist to become the "Assembly Line" of Software; to unlock and facilitate the distribution and consumption of data and services.&Mashape provides a world-class marketplace to manage, distribute and consume any kind of API in the world, both cloud and internal, both existing or just born, targeting every developer, company or organization committed into the Internet.

pias-logo-PNG-150We’re one of the worlds leading independent music companies, consisting of three main areas; [PIAS] Artist & Label Services and our record company, [PIAS] Recordings and our [PIAS] Cooperative label licensing division. Founded in 1982 by Kenny Gates and Michel Lambot, today [PIAS] has over 200 employees and offices in every major European market, the USA and Australia. [PIAS] is a company based first and foremost on a genuine passion for the quality of the music and repertoire we’re privileged to work with.

ebu22The Economic Board Utrecht (EBU) was founded on October 31, 2012. It is a unique cooperation between business communities, authorities, knowledge and social institutes in a joint effort to further strengthen the regional economy and spur innovations that make people’s lives healthier and more sustainable. The board has 17 board members. EBU has the strong belief that economic value is best found in cross-sectoral businesses & cooperation and regards societal challenges as a major market opportunity. EBU focusses on three themes: Healthy living, Green economy, and Service innovation.

oneplanetOneplanetcrowd.nl helps entrepreneurs develop their innovative sustainable products and services through 'crowdfunding'. At Oneplanetcrowd we see everyone as a consumer and as a potential investor, or crowdfunder. Crowdfunders bring together the target amount of money to give businesses the foundation for their products or services. The confidence of the crowd - the market - helps the business owners to get more customers, partners and financiers. By working together to bring sustainable products on the market, we make our planet a little greener. The power of the crowd Oneplanetcrowd is a collaboration of organizations. Each partner contributes in its way to this crowdfunding platform. To promote sustainable consumption. Partners Oneplanetcrowd They see that crowd funding is becoming increasingly important to help. Sustainable entrepreneurs continue Crowdfunding sustainable products will only be a success with a wide range. Our partners have a large network of people and organizations that support Oneplanetcrowd. Thus, sustainable entrepreneurial ambitions reality.

ebbitsThe ebbits project does research in architecture, technologies and processes, which allow businesses to semantically integrate the Internet of Things into mainstream enterprise systems and support interoperable end-to-end business applications. It will provide semantic resolution to the Internet of Things and hence present a new bridge between backend enterprise applications, people, services and the physical world. The ebbits platform features a Service oriented Architecture (SoA) based on open protocols and middleware, effectively transforming every subsystem or device into a web service with semantic resolution. The ebbits platform thus enables the convergence of the Internet of People (IoP), the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Services (IoS) into the “Internet of People, Things and Services (IoPTS)” for business purposes.