Apple’s first iPhone was the first device that changed the wearable tech industry. 2017 is the year where we can marvel at just how far off these companies have been shaking things up since 2007. So, we’ve rounded up the best companies of 2007, all of which are turning ten in 2017.
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James Park and Eric Friedman founded FitBit on the 1st of May, 2017. With its fast pace, Fitbit took over the tech industry by storm. FitBit instantly became a leader in smart tech wearables specifically for health and wellness. The company shipped out more than 18million fitness trackers worldwide after its $4.1 billon IPO in 2015.
FitBit has been growing quickly since its establishment, adding new elements such as an altimeter and a digital stop watch. In 2016, the company unveiled four new products; the Blaza, Alta, Charge 2 and Flex 2.
FitBit now approaches its tenth anniversary. Whereas other big tech companies have followed the wearables trend such as Apple and Samsung, FitBit and Samsung, FitBit remains on top.
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Are you on the hunt for a new job, recruiting new talent or doing some industry research?
Glassdoor has always been a one-stop shop for honest information about companies and up-to-date listings for job openings.
Founded by Tim Besse, Robert Hohman and Rich Barton, Glassdoor was established in 2007. Glassdoor is different from other job search platforms like Linkedln and Indeed. Glassdoor is unique as it offers peer reviews and company feedbacks.
Glassdoor is a great analytical tool, providing reports of popular jobs, industries and companies. It pushes companies to prioritize culture and employee treatment.
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We have forgotten the days where flip phones and landlines came around. Particularly, when Apple’s first iPhone was released. With its sleek, easy-to-use design, it sparked a revolution in the mobile technology. The touch screen, wireless internet access, iPod, camera shed light to the development of technology. Apple sold nearly 3.7 million iPhones in January 2008. By 2016, 1 billion iPhones had been sold.
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Otis Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler launched a ‘social cataloging’ site in early 2007. Goodreads replicates a massive online library, the kind that users upload books, annotations and reviews and creating a massive database that individuals could freely sort through.
The site garnered more than 650,000 members in December, 2007 and more than 10 million books had been added to the site. Users can read reviews and post their thoughts on Goodreads.
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Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss from Sweden founded music company SoundCloud in 2007. A user of SoundCloud can be a creator, a listener and a curator as the “social sound platform” allows its members to upload, record, promote and share original music.
SoundCloud is free of charge and makes its money from license holders. In January 2016, Spotify had 95 million monthly listeners, SoundCloud had more than 175 million, reports TechCrunch. The company even announced a partnership with Universal Music Group in January as well, giving it 50 percent coverage with the “Big Four.” In June of 2016, SoundCloud had an estimated value of $700 million.
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The first Kindle e-reader was launched by Amazon in November, 2007. It sold out in five and a half hours! The device was pricier than what we see today, selling at $399. Although the Kindle wasn’t the first e-reader on the market, it surely was the most popular, leading the transition from paper to digital books. Its creator, Amazon, also made downloading new books on the devices quick and simple.
TIM FERRISS’S ‘THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK’
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Tim Ferriss, the entrepreneur and bestselling author released a book, The 4-Hour Workweek in April 2007, changing lives around the globe. The book was an immediate success, becoming a number-one New York Times bestseller. In fact, the book spent more than four years on the bestseller list, has been translated into 35 different languages and has sold more than 1,350,000 copies worldwide.
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Founded in 2007 in New York City under the name “Mogulus,” Livestream has made its mark in video — especially today as its popularity becomes ever-increasing. The company changed its name in 2009 to Livestream after receiving $10 million in funding at the end of 2008. The platform lets users broadcast a live video on the internet using a camera and computer and stream them through any of its viewing platforms on iOS, Android, Roku and Apple TV.