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Apple unveils new gadgets

Changing People’s Behaviour

The term “wearable technology” always pissed me off. It’s a definition that has become so loosely used that it creates such false validation for products, no matter how bad they are, to be classified among some great inventions in the new generation of innovation. I’d have to go on to say that Apple, in this …

Loyalty Program

The Future of the Loyalty Program

Mobile payments in stores is something new, it’s only just begun to see people using it in even the most developed and fast adopting countries. As a company we know this technology will take time. Why? Because we’re not only bringing new technology to market, we’re seeking to change behaviour in people that’s been common …

Bitcoin

I always find it interesting that Bitcoin is something almost anyone I speak to knows about in some way or another, but very few actually know what Bitcoin is. What I find worse though, is that even less people have recognised and are prepared for the disruption Bitcoin will have on global systems that have …

Our Core Values

We don’t really believe in forcing yourself to create core values. Overall, a team that works well together naturally shares at least some of the same values anyway as they work towards the same goals. It would be clear pretty early on if that wasn’t the case. But at a time when you’re looking to grow, …

The Immigration Game – building a new startup hub

I was reading an article shared by Kevin Hale (@ilikevests) today about the contribution of immigrants to the American entrepreneurial landscape and it struck a lot of points I think could be applied to the state we’re in as a startup based in Dubai. The contribution of immigrants to entrepreneurship in this region is probably …

Video: Competition is for Losers

Peter Thiel has some grand ideas, he thinks very much towards an ideal world, which is hard to relate to sometimes. However he gives a lecture to Stanford Students during Sam Altman’s “How to Start a Startup” class about Competition which can serve as a great lesson to anyone. An important statement he makes here is …

Do Things That Don’t Scale

One of the most common types of advice we give at Y Combinator is to do things that don’t scale. A lot of would-be founders believe that startups either take off or don’t. You build something, make it available, and if you’ve made a better mousetrap, people beat a path to your door as promised. …

What is Going to Happen

The following is a repost of the latest from Fred Wilson where he gives his predictions on what 2015 will bring from the world of tech. I highly resonate with what he predicts here and thought it would be an interesting read as well as a way to recommend his blog AVC as one great …

Why Combining Payments and Loyalty is the Answer

A couple of weeks ago we posted an article on our social media that I think offers the best example of where we think mobile payments is heading and what we are hoping to do with our product. When it comes to mobile technology, it’s hard to imagine that a sector counting in Apple, Google, …

Early Adopters

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy Nothing can be more true in technology than what is said in the statement above and by telling the story of our company, I think a lot of lessons can …