How Cubic.ai Makes it Easier than Ever to Build Your Smart Home

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How Cubic.ai Makes it Easier than Ever to Build Your Smart Home

For our fifth Startup Spotlight, we interview Alex Kim, the COO of Cubic.ai, who aims to change that.

Cubic.ai - a smart home app and personal voice assistant, helps users manage their home from a streamlined platform to simplify their lives.  By using natural language understanding that adapts to users’ linguistic quirks and building compatibility with products like Nest, Hue, or even the upcoming Apple Home, users can manage their entire home - devices and all - with a single assistant.

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This Is What Real Disruption Looks Like (a Must-Read for Startups)

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This Is What Real Disruption Looks Like (a Must-Read for Startups)

Disruption: a term so widely touted, it has lost a sense of its original meaning. But it was not long ago that “disruption” referred to technologies that were –well, disruptive. These were technologies that disrupted existing markets to create new ones; technologies with an impact so unbridled, it could not have been forecasted or planned.

Names like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Mark Zuckerberg garnered worldwide recognition and unwittingly inspired the mainstream glorification of entrepreneurship. Simply put, innovation has never been “cooler” before, and at the top of the chain were the mobilizers of disruptive innovation.

… Which is why I was surprised to learn about a company called CrowdOptic the way I did.

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Needls: What It Is and Why Ad Agencies Should Be Afraid

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Needls: What It Is and Why Ad Agencies Should Be Afraid

For the second instalment of our Startup Spotlight Series, I reached out to Justin Hartzman of needls –the world’s first “RoboAgency.” Needls’ mission is one that we share here at The Incubator, which is what made this interview so interesting. Needls’ mission is to democratize access to intelligent advertising – cutting out efficiencies and false starts in between. No longer will small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have to rely on marketing “middle men” to manage their social media ad spend for them.

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