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2016 Year In review….The Journey of the year of Innovation and Excellence

From content creation to digital strategy and implementation? What difference did we make in 2016?

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As another year comes to an end, it’s time to look back and reflect on the year highlights

2016 was a very busy year for InsideOut Today

This year was full of new endeavors, hard work, and growth, now we are reaching more businesses, countries, and people than ever before. We have collected top highlights and figures about the journey of InsideOut Today during the year 2016 and put them in a quick infographic. We invite you to check it out

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2016 was a good year for us, and we wish you have shared the same level of success. We experienced exponential growth with our products , services , customers and our people

We are tremendously grateful to our team members, clients and partners who contributed to our accomplishments, which should serve as inspiration for 2017.

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year 2017!

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”

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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!

The revolution of creating Egypt’s online content just took place!

Proudly last week we gathered Egypt’s successful online content creators in one place!

And for The first time in Egypt the event was Live streamed with HD!

Part of the attendees at the OCCEgypt meetup

Part of the attendees at the OCCEgypt meetup

Insideout.Today, previously called Interact Egypt, proudly organized on June 15th Egypt’s First Online content creators meetup at the prestigious AUC new Cairo Campus in partnership with our educational Partner Entrepreneurship and innovations at AUC and gladly we had also RiseUp Egypt supporting us during this event.

The audience were around 80 with interesting diversity from bloggers, graphic designers, photographers, online Journalists, video creators, community managers, social media specialists, and more!

 Event Highlights:

  • Welcome speech by our country Manager Fady Ramzy who announced our new brand identity InsideOut.Today
Interact Egypt New Identity is InsideOut.Today

Interact Egypt New Identity is InsideOut.Today

  • Welcome speech by Dr. Ahmed Hassanein from AUC EIP stressing on the importance of online content creations
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Dr. Ahmed Hassanein – AUC EIP Welcome Speech

  •  Welcome speech by Abd El Hameed Sharara from RiseUp Egypt and he announced that RiseUp summit will take place this year next October 2014
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Abd El Hameed Sharara Welcome speech

  • Following the welcome speeches Fady Ramzy presented the latest about content supported by technology and giving hints about the types of online content and the latest trends in content creation such as the infographics and how to create valuable online content. And he also discussed the linked open data and the semantic web (“CONTEXT” IS NOW THE KING) and he advised the attendees to tryout wordlift to semantically enrich their blogs & websites over wordpress platform.
Fady Ramzy Presentation at the OCCEgypt Meetup at the AUC

Fady Ramzy Presentation at the OCCEgypt Meetup at the AUC

And also Fady Ramzy announced in this event that gladly Insideout.Today will be hosting a Twitter chat each 2 weeks for one hour on #IOTTT to answer people questions about the latest technology and to share experiences and latest digital media trends.

 

 

Finally the coolest part of the event was the panel discussion featuring entrepreneurs, online content creators & media anchors who have online content success stories to be shared with the audience as follows:

The Panelists at the OCCEgypt Meetup

The Panelists at the OCCEgypt Meetup

  1. Sherry Kilany and Sabrina Khalil from scoopempire showcasing the story behind #Kashmagy video (the Egyptian Version of happy) and how it hit more than 1 million online views with the great cooperation with disalata!
  2. Amir Shoushaa the Man behind (Asa7be sarcasm society) talked about the comics business in Egypt and how (Asa7be sarcasm society) Started , how they produce the online content and how they built Asa7be out of comics.
  3. Abdel Rahman Wahba The founder of Iqraaly presented the Iqraaly unique platform and how they aim to deliver rich audible content through the audiobooks
  4. Amr Shahin From Akhbar El Yom presented a demo of augmented reality for enriching the news experience and as well the ads, done by Akhbar El Yom, and the impact of this AR technology to switch the offline newspaper Akhbar el yom to a digital newspaper.
  5. And the final speech was given by Enas Tharwat the popular radio anchor from Negoum FM & Radio 90 90 talking about how social media impacts the media business.

The meetup was also an excellent opportunity for attendees to network in a professional environment and interact with others who share the passion for great content creation, brainstorm and to have their questions answered by the panelists and the event organizers.

Attendees asking the panelists

Attendees asking the panelists

It was a very successful event and the hashtag #OCCEgypt went trending during the event and we have collected a beautiful set of pictures from the event and here is all the recorded sessions

 

Stay tuned with @insideout_Today and our coming twitter chats #IOTTT!

Attendees Networking

Attendees Networking

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Are You Ready To Make Sense of Your Data?

We finally sent to the Cloud Redlink’s new website and we will release in the coming months the APIs that will allow developers and enterprises to plugin semantic technologies and linked data services to their existing applications and workflows.

Redlink is a company headquartered in Salzburg, Austria and co-founded by Insideout10 (the sister company of Interact Egypt), Zaizi (an experienced open source ICT consulting firm based in the UK) and the amazing team of researchers behind Apache Stanbol and Apache Marmotta.

Here is a quick introductory video where I explain where the Redlink name comes from.

How we plan to make the Web smarter…

The Web is a blend of technical resources, functionalities and usage patterns: all of these dimensions make it the medium we all love. This article is about Interact Egypt (and its holding company IO10), WordPress and the Semantic Web.

And before I start describing our latest effort on how to make the Web smarter…

I have to admit it was my idea to add the naive slogan “we love the Internet” in our new meetup group name – and yes I really believe Egypt does have a crucial role in leading the next wave of innovations after #jan25 and the Arab Spring and…this is also the  reason I’m so proud of investing in Egypt these days.

Now getting back to our scope I’d like to start with one question for all of you:

Why is Google buying from IBM U.S. Patent 7,865,592 and what really is a semantic network?

The news that just  came out these days informs us that Big G purchased a patent from IBM to shape the next generations of social networks and to lead users finding “experts” or like-minded enthusiasts on specific topics using semantic technologies. Now a semantic networks is a form of knowledge representation. And this acquisition proves that we’re ready (or nearly ready) to find and access Web sites and Web resources not by keywords, as Google and the other search engines have being doing in the last 20 years, but by descriptions of their contents and capabilities. “The semantic web is an extension of the current web in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation” (Tim Berners-Lee).

Why we decided to contribute building the Semantic Web (or Web of Data) with a WordPress Plugin?

WordPress today is the largest blogging platform on the Planet, it runs 12% of the top 1 million largest websites and powers 20% of the new website launched in the States and this is why we had no choice when few months ago we decided our mission was to bring Semantic Web technologies mainstream. IO10 (Interact Egypt’s mother company) joined the pioneering team of IKS (a european founded research project), started contributing to the open-source project called Apache Stanbol (a stack of reusable software modules for semantic web content management) and developed WordLift. The idea behind it is quite simple:

WordLift reads the text of your post and pages, understands it,  adds context and meaningful data using schema.org vocabulary  (this is a set of tags all major search engines will recognize) and help you boost SEO on your website.

Simple and effective we went live this past August and since then we had over 693 downloads; we won the Semantic UX Contest and secured the founding to move the project further (a website of WordLift was born in the meanwhile).

What’s next? Meet the innovators!

Unleashing the power of semantic technologies with a bottom-up approach (starting from blogs and websites) means creating a long tail of valuable semantic networks, providing everyone with open-source tools to make web content more useful, and sharing interests and knowledge in a democratic way. A medium that is complete, democratic and democratized is a medium that lets everyone organize data as it is received. With the continuos growth of spontaneous information sharing platforms (and social networks) everyone shall be able to coordinate his/her views with various communities and to organize content efficiently. The trend toward opening up data and semantic technologies is changing the web’s core structure and the means of accessing it.

We want to embrace these changes and we want to do it with Egypt’s brightest digital revolutionaries and this is why you’re all welcome to join our first meetup this coming monday!

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