“Hardware is the new app” is something you hear regularly in the Silicon Valley. And it really is a valid statement. With the introduction of the smartphone 10 short years ago, the app took software off computers and company networks and put it into the hands of everybody doing every activity every day. As long as you have a (smart) phone, there is an app for everything. (more…)
Three years ago my wife and I signed up to purchase an array of sixteen solar panels for our rooftop. It was part of a neighborhood group-buy sponsored by the City of Milwaukee, the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, and our local neighborhood association. Along with the purchase, we became members of the MREA and learned for the first time about their annual Energy Fair. Every year, thousands of people with an interest in sustainable energy convene in northern Wisconsin for three days of workshops, industry speakers, and other activities. (more…)
The winner of Art+Logic’s first annual software Incubator Lab is Scott Hawley, PhD., Associate Professor of Physics at Belmont University in Nashville. Dr. Hawley submitted a machine-learning based app that uses neural networks and Deep Learning to allow producers and composers to train their own systems to help classify, organize, and query their datasets of samples and loops. This project will allow musicians and producers the ability to train their systems to use their own tags and criteria. (more…)
Art+Logic recently acquired Accomplio, one of the leading product development firms in San Francisco.
For several years, now, since before the term Internet of Things came into vogue, Art+Logic has been developing IoT-type software solutions for our clients. With the acquisition of Accomplio, a leading product development firm specializing in hardware and software for IoT devices, we now offer the services of a more complete IoT practice. In addition to developing the necessary software for a project, we can now deliver integrated connected-device solutions for both enterprise and consumer markets. (more…)
Creating a pitch deck can be overwhelming, so naturally, we turn to the internet to give us some sound advice. We’ve all read articles examining “Pitch Deck Examples from Successful Startups” with Airbnb usually listed at the top. Unfortunately, these articles have lead entrepreneurs to believe there’s a simple formula for building a pitch: replicating Airbnb’s deck.
Here are three reasons why you shouldn’t copy Airbnb’s deck: (more…)
At its most basic level, blockchain is a digital-distributed ledger that people around the world can use to exchange information or anything else of value, such as money, titles, contracts, music, video, energy, etc., through encrypted, secure transactions. Businesses are beginning to take a keen interest in blockchain and how it may transform the way they interact with their customers.
So, what is blockchain? How can this new technology change the way we do business? (more…)