BSD Geekly Digest First Week of February, 2016
Join us for another week of BSD’s Geekly Digest, our need-to-read newsletter in which we keep you informed on the latest tech happenings, issues and events in Asia and around the globe.
Are you in Central Hong Kong? Our Tech Time starts at 12:30pm today – come by and meet us!
Things That Amused Us
A Kiss to Build A Dream on: Model/actress Jessica C gives French-kissing tutorials on HK-based learning app, Showmuse. App then goes on to receive HK$3 million in funding from HKUST.
Here are 28 awesome hacks for photoshop. Because who doesn’t want to learn how to quickly whiten their teeth?
This just in: Knitting, sewing and woodworking may help you become a better coder. Learn how skilled fingerwork might produce more creative and mobile ideas at the desk.
Things You Need to Know
Over the past seven years, apps were the new “software goldrush.” But this glorious era may be over, as the market begins to enter what is called “App Fatigue.” Today’s developers face a series of rising challenges in a world that is oversaturated with apps.
John McAfee, creator of the McAfee VirusScan, says he will eat his own shoe if he does not crack the San Bernardino shooter’s iphone within three weeks. The infamous hacker, who also happens to be running for U.S. president, has asked the FBI to let him personally crack the accused’s phone.
“Generation Z was born digital,” experts argue. Today’s lifestyle and fashion brands must cater to a savvy, new breed of young consumers who are ultimately seeking “personality” and “authenticity” over status and fitting in.
Case Studies: Online to Offline. In one case, Korean messaging app, Line, has been cited as one of the best examples of successfully translating an online product into offline business. Like Apple and other brands, Line has successfully opened brick and mortar stores for fans to shop for official merchandise such as plush toys and mugs with images of their iconic emoticons.
How to get the best results from pairing your firm with a digital agency. Hint: Companies ought to plan ahead for what results they hope to achieve when working with a digital agency. Here’s how to build a better brief.
What We’re Downloading
- Card R: manage your business cards efficiently, effectively – virtually! This clever app will automatically read characters and words from photos taken of business cards, adjust the content and save these contacts to your phone. Download here.
What’s On @ BSD
- Startup Weekend EDU is back. Do you have an idea for improving education? This is your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in just 54 hours.
- Our Easter Holiday Tech Camp is back! Sign up now for to receive an early bird discount.
- Have a great week ahead!