Today is the last day of the TechCrunch Disrupt conference and the words on everybody’s lips are the Apple launch yesterday and startups.
Apple launched the new iPhone 6 and the much anticipated Apple Watch, bringing the next generation of wearable technologies. iOS 8 is also being launched this autumn and Sinch will have some updates about our iOS SDK at the same time.
There have been some great discussions today on the future of tech including Digital Healthcare and The Convenience Economy. Technology is moving more towards serving the everyday rather than just one-off needs and entrepreneurs like Peter Hames and Matt Salzberg are leading the way to bringing a much more sophisticated digital world. With products such as Sleepio, users have more personalized and direct healthcare options, taking an old industry and bringing it to the smartphone generation.
With convenience, the panel of Matt Salzberg (Blue Apron), Rob Spiro (Good Eggs), Tony Xu (DoorDash) discussed how their businesses are aimed at giving better quality products direct to your door, using technology as a way of saving time and improving everyday tasks.
At the end of The Convenience Economy discussion, Rob Spiro wrapped up the discussion with:
If you are going to do a startup, do something that makes the world a better place
Finally, the TechCrunch after party had something for tech fans. On entry, everyone was given a card with a personalized data stamp, which let attendees scan their card on iPads in the room and enter competitions. One of these was sponsored by Sinch, which was great to see, and got a great reaction from people at the party.
This has been an amazing event for Sinch and we can’t wait to see what happens next!
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