Legal proceedings continue apace for convicted Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht, as prosecutors filed a nearly 200-page argument against an appeal. Meanwhile, if you guessed that the DIY assault rifle community was experiencing an uptick in the wake of Orlando, you were correct. Well done. On the other side of the gun debate, House Democrats staged a sit-in to protest a lengthy Republican blockade against ...
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Video Sharing API
In 2015 Cisco reported that 75% of all mobile content will be consumed as video by 2017. Crosshair continues to evolve its video editing API with CutShelf that enables users to auto cut long videos down to manageable mobile sharing size.
André J. Cook Founder / CEO
André has had the unique privilege of working in several major media, technology, and entertainment tech startup companies since 1996. He accumulated two decades of hands-on experience in creative development, platform architecture, operational management, marketing strategies, and developed refined growth hacking strategies over the years that allowed him quickly turn ideas into a profitable, growing companies with fast market entry.
Greg Jones Design / UX and Mobile
Greg is our very talented hybrid coder / designer and brings over 12 years experience to Crosshair. His past 7 years spent in the Silicon Valley as freelance design for various ad agencies and tech startups gave him the insight to help with better platform and mobile design for Crosshair. Greg joined the CH team to help with modern HTML 5 responsive design and mobile apps.
Andrew Whitfield CTO
Andrew Whitfield has been innovating and developing platforms for 8 years both off-line and online. Working with Charities, SMEs, Educational Institutions and Multinational companies, Andrew has experience communicating and delivering to all manner of clients, budgets, sectors and expertise. Projects Andrew has delivered have received investment backing and gone on to be successful. Andrew also holds a Masters Degree in Physics from Hull University.
Currently working on a video sharing API that will allow anyone on a mobile phone to share video as short clips to top social networks. "Like" for video.
Our first vertical search platform for creatives, folioSWEEP, is a replicable search database on the cloud that can be white labeled and used for any industry.
80% of all time spent on mobile are spent on apps. For this simple fact Crosshair focuses heavily on mobile app development for all its products.
At the core of everything we do, our foundation for success starts with methodical planning and the technical architecture required to launch products on the cloud.
Blue Origin has successfully completed the fourth launch and landing of their New Shepard rocket and crew capsule. With another nominal flight test, Jeff Bezos’ rocket company is marching toward their goal of becoming the first private company to send tourists into space. And along the way, they’re perfecting the ability to reuse suborbital rockets over and over again – a feat that’s never been done before. After four successful launches...
The most innovative thing Apple did with their Photo app recently was the addition of a ‘Selfie’ filter. You can find the folder in your Photos app, and yeah, it is filled with Selfies. Apart from that Apple still thinks we use photography as we did it 30 years ago: we go on a trip, take a bunch of photo’s then struggle with how to show our friends these photos when we get back from our trip. Well, I’ve got news for you Apple; that’s maybe...
WhatsApp has made it possible for the first time for users to share documents as part of a new mobile app update. On Android, users who tap the paper-clip icon for attachments will see a “Document” button, while on iOS, users who tap the upload icon will see the option to “Share Document.” This is an important upgrade for small businesses who use WhatsApp to communicate with one another, or with customers...Read the full article
Plenty of startups have tried and failed to make enterprise software sexy, but Slack made it viral. Its growth rate is unheard of. Both Slack’s daily user count and its paid seat count are up 3.5X in just a year. Tons of people have still never heard of it, but with this momentum, they probably will soon (it’s workplace chat). What the growth means for Slack is network effect. Each person who joins makes the product stronger for everyone...Read the full article
Implementing new social media tools and making technical changes to your online presence can have a serious positive or negative impact to your business. In this article we explore 7 technology trends that may have a significant impact to your business that you need to be aware of. With a Social Media Strategy it’s really important to consider where Google is going. Google wants to deliver the best results and is seeking...Read the full article
With the recent release of Apple AAPL -0.88%’s iOS 9.0, Apple has thrown its considerable weight behind a rapidly-growing tech trend: blocking ads from websites, thereby depriving content publishers of a significant source of revenue. This reminds me of one of Apple’s more memorable slogans, which dates back to 2001: Rip, Mix, Burn. The music industry interpreted this — which referred to creating your own music CDs — as a call to piracy.Read the full article
ABOUT A YEAR ago, Martin-Luc Archambault was at a friend’s new apartment, celebrating her move. He wanted to listen to music, but realized the A/V situation wasn’t up to the challenge. “I brought a bottle of champagne and we wanted to listen to some music, but she didn’t have her speakers unpacked,” Archambault explains. “So I just put my phone in the middle of the table, and it sounded pretty bad.” We’ve all been there: maybe it’s on a back porch...Read the full article
Talking about down rounds in a bull market feels like shopping for an umbrella in this unprecedented California drought. You get some funny looks, but it pays to be prepared. When the current market shifts, as we know it will, capital will dwindle and shrink valuations. We’ll see down rounds spike, just as they always do when the markets fall. A down round can happen to anyone, but conscious founders can minimize their company’s risk.Read the full article
In a significant change, the popular photo-sharing app announced native support for landscape and portrait-shaped photos. The update will roll out to all iOS and Android users through the day on Thursday. Previously, if you wanted to upload a photo or video captured in landscape or portrait mode, you usually had to share a compromised version: a letter-boxed version that cropped out part of the shot to fit..Read the full article
When the on-line banking service Simple got started, one of its promises to customers was that it would eliminate many of the excessive fees that traditional banks charge while also offering an improved and mobile-optimized banking experience. However, while Simple certainly did away with a number of the most common banking fees – like maintenance fees, overdraft fees, or minimum balance fees, for example ....Read the full article
Unless you have the good fortune to have been introduced through a referral, your buyer has a long list of reasons not to buy. “As you are selling,” he is asking himself, “Can you do what you say you can?”, “Do you really understand my company and what I am facing?”, and “Will I get the return on my investment in your fees?” says John Doerr of the RAIN Group. Sometimes, the main reason we search Google before...Read the full article
Google has announced the beta release of Bazel, an open source system for developers to create and test software builds on a variety of platforms. The company says it uses Bazel to build most of its software, and that it’s suitable for projects that involve large shared code repositories and extensive automated testing and release processes. Bazel promises potentially ...Read the full article
They’re here! Last Saturday, New Horizons started the intensive process of sending data from its July flyby of the Pluto system back to Earth. During its closest approach—about 7,800 miles from Pluto’s surface—the spacecraft collected tens of gigabits of data. That includes photos, spectra, and atmospheric readings. Now that data is coming back bit by bit. Like, literally. The probe is so...Read the full article
TV IS TROUBLED these days. Not the content—we’re in the midst of a Cambrian explosion of excellent programming—but the process by which we discover, find, and consume it. Apple CEO Tim Cook said as much yesterday during the company’s big event in San Francisco. “The TV experience has been virtually standing still,” he proclaimed, while innovation flourishes in the mobile space....Read the full article