Neone is an Austin-based tech start-up currently running a Kickstarter campaign for its private social network device called the Neobase. Essentially, the Neobase device allows users to create their own means of sharing social content without any central servers, websites or cloud servers. The Neobase is a device for friends and family to share content privately and securely.
The Neobase is an encrypted piece of hardware that enables the sharing of material through secure connections with only those you have established a network with.
The Neobase's designers were inspired to develop a privacy-focused alternative given that most projects aiming to do so were still operating within a cloud server. Currently selling for $299 on Kickstarter, the project aims to raise $100,000 and is ready to ship as soon as July 2015.
The Neobase is a Device That Acts as a Private Social Network
1. Decentralized Social Networks - The Neobase is disrupting traditional social network models by providing a device that enables private social content sharing without relying on centralized servers or cloud networks.
2. Internet of Things Security - The Neobase's encrypted hardware provides a secure way of sharing content between connected devices, offering an opportunity to improve Internet of Things (IoT) security.
3. Privacy-focused Technology - The Neobase's creators have identified a gap in the market for private and secure content sharing, creating an opportunity for the development of more privacy-focused technology.
1. Technology Hardware - With the success of the Neobase campaign, there is a potential growth opportunity for technology hardware companies to develop devices to support decentralized social networks.
2. Cybersecurity - As the need for secure content sharing increases, cybersecurity companies have an opportunity to develop more innovative and effective methods to keep data safe between connected devices.
3. Consumer Electronics - The popularity of the Neobase campaign demonstrates a growing demand for private social networks, presenting opportunities for consumer electronics companies to develop similar products.