Apps & Software

This is episode 2 of the TechZulu Tech W(rap). Produced by PodShare’s Elvina Beck and Kera Package for July 6-12, 2015.
Its Monday! That means your weekly tech roundup of some of the hottest stories from around the net in 60sec.

Techstars Disney Accelerator class of 2015 was announced yesterday. The ten companies in this year’s program represent a diverse cross-section of technologies, and are inspired by their visions for the applicability of these technologies in the media space.

The internet has revolutionized human life by being able to provide instant and quick access to information. Not only that, it has also improved how we communicate with others via our social media networks, e-mail addresses and voice chats. It has also improved the everyday services that we usually encounter—from banking, booking plane tickets, and even conducting business and the bigger picture of retail marketing.

This is episode 1 of the TechZulu Tech Wrap. Produced by PodShare’s Elvina Beck and Kera Package for June 20-July 6, 2015.
If you missed out on all the news last week because of… well you simply checked out Tuesday for the long 4th of July weekend, we got you covered
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The cloud services market continues to grow at an impressive rate. Companies all over the world are realizing how beneficial it is to move some operations to the cloud, creating a need for the services that cloud providers offer. Research from the Everest Group shows that the cloud services market is worth $40 billion, with growth expected annually at a rate of 27 percent.

Santa Monica-based Tapiture has grown in traffic by 300%, monetized from year one and raised $2.25 million in seed funding since its founding in 2012. If Pinterest is catnip for girls, Tapiture was founded to go after the men, but quickly evolved into a more sophisticated artistic social media community. The curated design and photography-driven entertainment site is where GIFs and memes intermingle with stunning photography, video and the ability to purchase in app.

Nearly three years after the showing of the prototype, Facebook-owned Oculus finally unveiled the much-awaited Oculus Rift virtual reality headset this week. While news sources and fans are eagerly awaiting more details about the long-enigmatic device, a news conference in San Francisco revealed some, but not all, specifications. Here’s what we know so far:

Playing with Avengers and Star Wars toys is about to reach a whole new level of cool! Disney just announced their new line of wearable toys which will combine hardware, sensors with cloud and Bluetooth to create embedded play experiences. Picture laser tag, on steroids!

Finding the right musicians to perform with at clubs, special events, festivals, and concerts has never been easy for bandleaders, or even skilled industry pros, since there are so many variables such as location, experience and skill level, and knowledge of musical repertoire. Gigmor intends to reinvent the ways in which musicians and bands are connected with paid gigging opportunities and the way industry talent buyers discover new talent through its social network for musicians, bands and industry talent buyers

If you keep a smartphone or tablet long enough, it loses resale value to the point that it may eventually end up sitting in a drawer somewhere, gathering dust (try selling an iPhone 3 on Craigslist these days…). Technology advances so quickly that within a couple years, many of these devices are pretty much useless for their original purpose.