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Blending The Digital Video Business with Web 3.0 – Helping Business Grow with Visual Story Telling!

What’s Web 3.0

Web 3.0 is the next step in the evolution of the Internet and Web applications, The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries “Wikipedia”

WEB 3.0

Web 3.0 is changing the way we use the Internet, Computers understand the meaning of what we publish on the Web
Learn about the concept of Web 3.0 and Web 3.0 development here is a full introduction to web 3.0

Why Digital Video Business is important in the Web 3.0 ERA

Now we’re entering Web 3.0 Era, which is mobile, In this Era we should be prepared for the challenges and adapt to the big shift and the tremendous change to save time and improve work quality . The Mobile Web 3.0 has elements that build upon prior eras, but it also has several distinct and different elements from what’s come before.  Some of these distinct elements of the Mobile Web 3.0 era include real-time, ubiquitous (always connected, always with you), location aware, sensors, tailored, smaller screen, and high quality camera and audio.

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How we are Blending the digital Video Business with Web 3.0

Proudly the year 2014 & 2015 was a tech evolutionary years of Our InsideOut Group introducing a new wave of semantic technologies aiming to integrate real-time data through different platforms:

Our semantic Innovative Products:

Wordlift:

Wordlift is a WordPress Plug-in to organize post and pages adding facts, text and media to build beautifully structured web sites.WordLift publishes your content as Linked Open Data following Tim Berners-Lee‘s Linked Data PrinciplesWordLift is a semantic editor for WordPress.

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WordLift adds semantic annotations and combines information publicly available as linked open data to support the editorial workflow by suggesting relevant information, images and links.

Download Wordlift now and reach your maximum potential audience

HelixWare Online Video Platform:

HelixWare is a robust streaming platform that makes online video publishing easy, turns WordPress into a Video Hosting platform, supports live and makes videos discoverable, searchable, and beautifully organized.

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Helixware is the streaming platform built for live & on-demand streaming. Its customers are online publishers, hosting providers, telco providers, broadcasters & TV stations as well as media startups

Try out HelixWare for Free!

Helping Business Grow with Video:

InsideOut Today has always the commitment to Support the community As part of Our Corporate entrepreneurship Responsibility to support entrepreneurship in all fields with continuously sharing knowledge and experience about the Latest digital media Technologies and the best practices for Digital media and social marketing

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We are super excited to be an active partner for Riseup Summit for the third in year in a row! This year, the summit’s slogan is “The world is coming to Cairo” and on the opposite side we shall be broadcasting the summit to the whole world! Our main support to riseup is that we are providing HD live streaming for the main sessions and workshops. We shall also be doing an interesting workshop about personal branding on the 13th so we wish to see you all there. Stay tuned on this page for more updates to come!

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Following RiseUp we are holding a meetup about Online Video Business in the Web 3.0 Era!

Advises from the “Connected Startup” Creating an Open Climate for Communication!

Coming Together to Nurture the Digital Media Landscape in the MENA Region!

At InsideOut Today, we have the best team and we look for the best. We are a group of geeks, enthusiasts, visionaries, consultants all with one goal which is to deliver high quality innovative software solutions to the local, regional and global market.

Our Team has diverse backgrounds, knowledge types, opinions and thoughts and we always debating us and criticizing ourselves to take our solution and services to the next level.

As A team, we have lots of massively positive energy that enables us also to be globally virtual and remote team working from different areas worldwide including team located in Cairo, Rome, Sydney, Salzburg and Islamabad.

 logo-mesh-3InsideOut Today is part of InsideOut10 Group, consisting of:
  • Insideout Today: regional hub for mobile web development and digital media services for the MENA region, based in Cairo, Egypt,
  • Insideout10 Headquarters in Rome, Italy is major shareholder of InsideOut Today and Redlink GmbH – focused on open innovation and digital strategies for large clients in Italy, Europe and US,

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Our mission is to create value and unique digital experiences for our clients and partners leverages on our successful multi-cultural team and the commitment of all of us to continuous technology research providing the best digital media services for the MENA region

The year 2014 was a very remarkable year for us with our rebranding we launched a totally new identity  & a new payoff and the delivering of successful projects and many other achievements and the beginning of 2015 was very successful as well with the launch of our own new product HelixWare Online video Platform and we are working hard to put great efforts for the rest of 2015 delivering more and more successful projects!

Meet our team…The power behind the wheel! 

We are Inviting you to meet Our InsideOut Today Cairo Team and get to know the people who makes the delivery and the support of our projects..

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InsideOut Today Team Families – Ramadan Iftar

At InsideOut Today we are always keen on creating and maintaining a high performance culture that encourages innovation, creativity and high team work spirit…We had our Team Families Iftar last Ramadan and last week we had our Monthly Team Day Out where we reviewed our achievements..performance and above all celebrating success

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InsideOut Today Monthly Team Breakfast

Gathering and outings with the team are done regularly we are always keen on providing to our team a positive, energetic and motivational working environment

We are glad to share with you some tips and advice’s from our team for working together across time and space:

What We do to stay always connected with Cairo Team and the team abroad for effective project management:

As we are a multinational team it’s very important that we stay always connected and to work together throughout the day for better communication and performance

  1. Using Trello and Slack…Trello and Slack has everything you need to organize projects of any size
  2. Regular Skype Conference Calls
  3. Regular meetings between Cairo, Italy and Salzburg
  4. Having all our documents shared on Google drive for all the team to be able to access it
What we do to stay always connected with the Tech Community:

We enjoy being part of the community and supporting entrepreneurship in all fields..we focus on sharing experience with the tech community through:

  1. Organizing Regular meetups for experience sharing and networking in a professional environment
  2. Attending Tech and startups events and providing support through our services such as live streaming Riseup summit to the world
  3. Organizing a monthly Twitter Chat #IOTTT to answer people questions about the latest technology and to share experiences and latest digital media trends.
  4. Involving young startups to witness the creation of projects and test it and give us their feedback and answer all their questions
A Group of young startups were invited to our office to test our latest project

A Group of young startups were invited to our office to test our latest project

If you have any questions, inquiries about our services , our Dynamic Team can help you find the support or services you need we provide a wide range of Digital Media and Online Marketing services check all about our services here

Contact us today sales@insideout.today

Starting today … Always Startup!

This is the story of our new brand, InsideOut Today!

It has been a very interesting journey since our company was born in 2009, launched by Andrea Volpini who initiated the setup for the company beginning of the year then myself, Fady Ramzy, joined as the country manager in June to start the journey of Interact Egypt bringing online innovations from the European market to Egypt and the Middle East. Interact Egypt, started as the regional office for Interact SpA to strengthen the footprint in Middle East and North Africa, especially in the Telecommunications market. We started building the team and we were (and we still are) very focused to get the best calibers in town in terms of technical skills as well as personal entrepreneurship & enthusiastic spirit! The very first team members were Remon Magdy, the brilliant Service Delivery Manager, Ahmed Atef as support engineer & Jasmine Alladin our energetic online marketer.

Andrea's birthday in Cairo 2009

Celebrating Andrea’s birthday in Cairo 2009, with an exciting gift from the team: A Shisha 🙂

And we moved forward …..

Now we were closer and more local to our Egyptian as well as regional customers in Egypt, Tunis, Algeria and others, even including Pakistan. We started our journey by having all the R&D operations done in Cairo as well as the regional support operations. Lastly was the business development to grow our own regional footprint and it was interesting to expand our customer base to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Ghana and others in the MENA region. We were also proud to have a network of worldclass technology partners, like RealNetworks where we launched their Helix 13 platform in 2009 in Cairo in an interesting event inviting partners, customers and telco/media key players. Since then, we have been their regional partner for next generation streaming technologies. We were always committed share our experience to the local community through lots of public events we did as online marketing consultants, also with giant partners like Al-Ahram (in media & publishing sector, check the photo set) and Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (in Government sector, check the photo set), Google (in ICT sector, check the photo sets & session video) and IOETI (In travel & tourism sector, check the photo set) and also Markedu and Afritech (in the sector of online marketing, check the BBC interview and photo-sets: Markedu & Afritech). Based also on our commitment to local startup eco-system, we believe that we did the very first web-seminar about E-marketing for Entrepreneurs in Arabic! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMG9hR_hG20

The Egyptian Revolution

A major milestone for Interact Egypt, as well as the whole Egypt, was the Jan 25th revolution in 2011 where young Egyptian generation wanted to create a new Egypt that’s more dynamic and enthusitic going away from 30 years old stagnant political regiem & scene. This revolution was ignited over social media, and we had to summarize the whole story for those days before, during and after the revolution in a summary slide-deck that went viral and a public photo set. Egypt, written using logos

Andrea makes another entrepreneurial move!

Few months later, as a serial entrepreneur, Andrea decided to make a major entrepreneurial move by moving out of Interact SpA and creating his own startup with David Riccitelli Insideout10 SRL to bring a step forward their own restless dedication towards online innovations, and with special focus on another major passion the semantic web – where the web is about things not strings! It is the next generation web where computers understand the needs of human beings and makes the online journey looking for content and services easier and richer discovering more facts and exposing more values. At this moment, the very first version of our first semantic web product, Wordlift, took place. Wordlift started basically as WordPress Plugin that provides an easy-to-use method to enrich user-created text (a blog post, article or web page) with HTML Microdata, and evolved across different versions to be the tool to help bloggers, publishers & content creators to organize their posts and pages using “concepts” like we do in the real world. Accordingly, Interact Egypt was reborn again, instead of being the regional office for Interact SpA, it was the sister company for the new startup, Insideout10 S.R.L having an amazing team back in Rome including Maurizio Sarlo, Francesco Scavelli and Kim Renberg as first believers of this new path. This move was a major change to our team, where for the first time we had to become a startup ourselves since we were not relying anymore about the Italian mother company. We grew our own footprint unleashing the potential in Africa where we started building online music and online advertising platforms. Moving the the Gulf (GCC) region, where internet speeds were even booming, our streaming platform was the exact solution for Telco operators who wanted to provide streaming services to their customers, starting by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Meeting @RealNetworks office in London

Tough times, that generated more success

Moving forward to the next years after the revolution, namely 2012 & 2013, it was challenging & tough time for us due to the overall situation in Egypt. The elections for a new president, was a unique experience that many Egyptians had not witnessed for the previous 30 years, or (if age is less than 30) then it was a first-time experience. We had our contribution here too: Our social media monitoring report about presidential candidates went viral & trending over slideshare and also received the attention of international media like BBC, CNN and Wamda https://twitter.com/slideshare/status/214366046247845890 https://twitter.com/samuelcnn/status/214326101504311296 Back to our core business, Enterprise Content Management Systems (ECMS) and media delivery, the year 2012 was major year for technology advancements on both fronts. In digital media, the new MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) technology started to evolve, we witness that clearly during our visit to IBC in Amsterdam, where we celebrated the launch of our second major product (after wordlift) which is then code named HelixCloud. HelixCloud is basically a middleware that provides a management framework and an intuitive Web UI on top of Helix Universal Server to help ISPs, Telco Operators or large enterprises to take control of their streaming platform. This product has changed the way our customers do streaming business. For example in A1, Austria’s leading telco operator providing them with a scalable and robust future TV platform that boosted their revenues through ingesting advertising in video playlists as well as lowering operational costs. It was a busy year though in 2012, between launching new versions of the mobile portal for Tunisiana (our telco customer in Tunisia), Augmented Reality for Enel (energy customer in Italy), upgrading the streaming platform of FastTelco (Telco customer in Kuwait), boosting back travel industry in Egypt through events & trainings and also launching social media contest for Savoy Group (travel customer in Egypt, a leading hotel complex in Sharm el Sheikh). Good news also was that, again our products like wordlift were getting media attention. This is also beside lots of work also on the Italian side, summarized in the next leaderboard video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOyW8LrK_Dc

The Group

Moving forward in 2013, the new spin-off called Redlink became finally a reality, providing semantic technologies to news & media, and changing the way computers work for people! This was the year of linked open data for us, where we started heavily focusing on these technologies and providing it to our customers like the linked open data for Enel project, and other projects across Europe as well. The InsideOut Group now started to taking shape between the three companies, with a startup spirit! Having said so, back to Cairo, the major trend was the uprising tech startup eco-system that was really booming, with lots momentum going on, and we were actively there on several fronts like providing guidance to Entrepreneurs, speaking at and supporting events like Riseup Summit , launching Egypt’s first Augmented Reality meetup, and lots more. Although political scene was quite tough in Egypt those days, we managed to deliver our best quality of services and also expanded our services and footprint to South Africa, crafting a solution for democratizing the radio programing there! Rise Up Egypt Summit Another major milestone for 2013, towards end of year, was the start of MICO (Media in Context) project, a European Union part-funded research project to provide cross-media analysis solutions for online multimedia producers. The 3 companies of the group are working harmonically on that project while our role, here in Cairo, is providing interesting use cases for this research project.

InsideOut Today!

Finally today, in July 2014, we are proud to make this long awaited announcement of our rebranding where our new brand is InsideOut Today. It is a new concept more than a brand, it is dynamic, open and community driven! Even our new logo is an open source algorithm that you can play with it yourself! Our team is growing, not only more geeks, but in several fronts also boosting every day our energy and focus. We work hard and play also hard 🙂 !

Iftar party 2014

InsideOut Today team at the Iftar party, Ramadan (July) 2014.

Delivering Simulated Live Streaming support for A1 Telekom Austria!

A1 - Delivery of the SLTA module of Helix Cloud

It always feels great when the testing team of A1 (Austrian’s #1 Telecom operator) completes the weekly session and we can bring in production our latest software  release of the Helix Cloud platform.

This time we added support for Simulated Live Broadcasting that can now be configured using an easy-to-use Web UI or via Restful APIs.

We also started the testing of the latest release of Helix Server v. 15 that now adds support for MPEG-DASH.

Thanks to @ziodave for his amazing work on this one and to the A1 Web Streaming Team (Ludwig, Arnold and Michael in the photo)!

WordLift reviewed from Search Engine Watch on Semantic SEO!

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We are really happy that Interact Egypt and its innovation-focused sister company InsideOut10 are really reshaping the web and its eco-system. Wordlift, which is our wordpress plugin, is really creating a paradigm shift in the world of SEO.

Today WordLift was reviewed from Search Engine Watch on Semantic SEO!

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WORDLIFT WALKED ANOTHER MILE: ENEL.TV AND THE NEW IOIO.JS FRAMEWORK


In this post we will present ioio.js a framework we developed for WordLift users to personalize the user-experience on semantic-aware WordPress blogs (WordLift brings the power of Apache Stanbol to WordPress).

Read more on: http://blog.iks-project.eu/wordlift-powers-enel-tv-semantic-tv-example/

Content Discovery and Content Marketing for the Enterprise Market – powered by WordPress

WordLift’s latest presentation for the IKS Workshop in Salzburg. Click here to join the WordLift Beta.

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