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First global LTE Direct trials

PIONEERING THE PROXIMAL INTERNET

Compass.to started 2012 with the vision in mind to build the ‘proximity graph’ by providing social apps for proximal discovery and location based recommendation with a focus on today’s urban needs. But the existing technologies were limited in their range and scalability, neither battery efficient nor privacy sensitive. No wording was really matching the idea of any kind of broadcasting device being connected in a smart way in our proximity. So we started naming it ‘Proximal Internet’.

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3 ways to Skateboard to China: Developer Conference 2015

Some might say it’s an impossible endeavor, but we’ve managed to skateboard our way to China in 3 key steps. Yes, it’s easier to fly there, but the skateboarding experience will be richer, more interesting, and you’ll get to enjoy the scenery. Our startup experience has taught us how to skateboard through different challenges and obstacles. We reached deep enough into our inner Brooklynite-hipster soul, grabbed our skateboards, and along with an amazing team of developers and collaborators, we are now at the cusp of sharing an eye-opening, device-to-device technology with our very own little app, Compass.to, with some of the best developers in the Chinese tech world. Here is how we did it.

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What in the #IoT is that??

A question many companies are asking right now. The endless debate about data collection and use is continually growing and Internet of Things stakeholders are asking: What should we do with all this data? A recent survey from Dimensional Research sponsored by ParStream titled Internet of Things (IoT) Meets Big Data and Analytics revealed that 94% of companies or stakeholders that are involved in some way with IoT projects face challenges collecting and analyzing data in a timely fashion. Why is this a problem? Imagine having servers with gigantic amounts of IoT data stashed away in some warehouse, waiting for someone to make sense of it, and inform you promptly about whether or not your connected home is overheated (hey Nest users!) or if someone is stealing your valuables (hey there Canary fans!).

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Compass.to @ NY Tech Day 2015: Silicon Alley’s largest startup science fair

Alex Bierling, CEO & Co-founder of Compass.to at NY Tech Day

Alex Bierling, CEO & Co-founder of Compass.to at NY Tech Day

The first time at everything is always challenging to navigate. As Tania Luna highlights in her new book: Embrace the unpredictable and engineer the unexpected. Last Thursday, April 23rd, was Compass.to’s first time at New York Tech Day, denominated as NY’s largest startup science fair. It was an amazing experience especially because of the vibrant entrepreneurial culture Silicon Alley is living at this point in time. Here’s a recap of our experience and highlights.

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Empowering citizens with #ProximityServices – SXSW 2015

New York City in the Age of Proximity

New York City in the Age of Proximity

Imagine New York City as a supremely intelligent device that constantly communicates, understands, broadcasts and shares relevant information with its citizens. Imagine the MTA, for instance, communicating in real time with its passengers, suggesting which bus or train to take while considering weather reports, accidents, or fastest routes. The power and reach of proximity services in cities is now possible through new device-to-device communication technologies and apps such as LTE Direct and Compass.to, that allow our cities to become smart and let inhabitants take true advantage of the data that surrounds them while helping them make the right choices.

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Compass.to at MWC 2015 – Moving Mobile Forward

Compass.to, Facebook, and more innovative companies at MWC 2015

Compass.to, Facebook, and more innovative companies at MWC 2015

As MWC 2015 in Barcelona moves along, the big fish companies have launched their new tablets, smartphones, latest mobile trends, and innovative technologies. Compass.to’s CEO, Alex Bierling, discussed with engineering director at Facebook Connectivity Lab, Yael Maguire, about our technology and the potential use of our application. Truly exciting.

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Mobile Innovations and Seamless Efficiency with Compass.to

Compass.to CEO Alex Bierling showcasing at MWC Barcelona

Compass.to CEO Alex Bierling showcasing at MWC Barcelona

It’s a great opportunity to take part in one of the greatest mobile conferences in the world, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, not only because of the actual experience, but because of the fast-paced environment you’re immersed in, meeting new people, and getting real-time feedback on your product. It is also an opportunity to be exposed to some of the greatest innovations in the mobile realm which helps you think objectively about your product and be able to iterate. Fast.

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