Linket has 12,000 Users in 57 languagesLos Angeles, CA – 15 November 2018 – Today Linket Corp has 11,000 users, each owning one or more linkets. These span 57 languages. The first Bosnian linket was granted – [Model Jakšić]; the first Danish linket – [Forfatter Ramos]; the first Croatian linket – [Inženjer Jelena]; the first Lao linket – [ຜູ້ພັດທະນາ Bates]; the first Malay linket – [Pengurus Qin]; the first Sinhala linket – [Auditor නවීන්]; the first Thai linket – [Auditor නවීන්]; the first Yoruba linket – [Imọ-ẹrọ Abolarin].
Linket has 11,000 Users in 49 languagesLos Angeles, CA – 15 October 2018 – Today Linket Corp has 11,000 users, each owning one or more linkets. These span 49 languages. Recently, the first Swahili linket was granted – [Nasubo Msaidizi ]; the first Zhosa linket – [Umcebisi weMdima]; the first Greek linket – [Developer Μουμούρη]. Notice that the Swahili and Zhosa linkets are written in Roman letters. This reflects the colonial history of Africa. The European imperialists imposed the Roman alphabet. So even after independence, the countries wrote their regional languages in that alphabet.
Linket has 10,000 Users in 46 languagesLos Angeles, CA – 3 September 2018 – Today Linket Corp. has 10,000 users, each owning one or more linkets. Spanning 46 languages. Recently, the first Polish linket was granted – [Menedżer Skulska]; the first Khmer linket – [Denise Soeun សឿន]; the first Latvian linket – [Developer Mezītis]; the first Nepali linket – [Recruiter विजय वर्गिया]; the first Pushto linket – [حبيب الرحمن Instructor]. In the above, the Nepali linket might look to be in Hindi. But remember that Hindi is written in the Devanagari alphabet. Nepali uses the same alphabet, much like the western European languages use Roman. Likewise the Pushto linket might seem to have portions written in Arabic. But the Arabic language is written in the Arabic alphabet. Other languages, like Farsi and Pushto, use the Arabic alphabet as the underlying alphabet. Linket strives for global reach, to have brands in every language.
US Patent “Hashtag, deep link and linket”Los Angeles, CA – 7 August 2018 – Today US patent 10,042,946 Hashtag, deep link and linket for more user interactions published. It describes how a website showing hashtags and associated messages can improve their ads. Currently such a website can have ads. Each is an URL that goes to an ad webpage. The patent explains how an ad can be a linket. If the linket is clicked, an app executes. The user interacts with the app. The choice of app for the linket is decided by the linket owner (ie the ad owner) and is stored in the Linket Registry. The patent is useful in showing how the website can show more effective ads. If the website is seen in a mobile phone browser, the UX is better via a mobile app than a webpage. The patent is the 3rd patent for the firm.
Linket adds Georgian = 38th LanguageLos Angeles, CA – 5 August 2018 – The Linket Registry today added Georgian linkets for the first time. This is the 38th language supported by the Registry. Actual Georgian linkets include [Designer ჭავჭანიძე] and [Manager ცინცაძე]. As the reader can tell, these particular linkets have the occupation in English and the person’s name in Georgian. While these are strictly bilingual, we classify them as Georgian. In general we follow this policy for linkets that are bilingual in English and another language. Linket strives to be globally inclusive in brands and cultures.
Linket has 9000 usersLos Angeles, CA – 5 August 2018 – Linket today reached 9000 users who own linket brands. The company is successful in signing up new owners. Most owners only own 1 linket each. The linkets can be perused in the Registry on Linket’s website. For each owner, Linket has an email address. The Registry page does not show this.
Second RevenueLos Angeles, CA – 30 July 2018 – Linket has booked second revenue. From taking part in a research effort by Rice University and MIT that aids startups. The research involved founders of various startups in Los Angeles attending free workshops. Speakers discussed vital topics like startup strategies, marketing, and finding a team. As inducement for taking part, the startups each received an honorarium.
Linket has 7000 usersLos Angeles, CA – 8 July 2018 – Linket now has 7000 users who own 7800 linket brands! The company is successful in signing up new owners. Most owners only own 1 linket each. The linkets can be perused in the Registry on Linket’s website. For each owner, Linket has an email address. The Registry page does not show this.
Linket has 6000 usersLos Angeles, CA – 24 June 2018 – Linket reached another milestone. It now has 6000 users who own 6800 linket brands. Most of the owners only own 1 linket each. The linkets can be perused in the Registry on Linket’s website. For each owner, Linket has an email address. The Registry page does not show this.
Linket gets 3rd PatentLos Angeles, CA – 21 June 2018 – Linket received a Notice of Allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for “Hashtag, deep link and linket for more user interactions”. It will soon issue as a patent. It describes how a mobile webpage can have ads that do not merely link to other webpages. Instead an ad might have a linket which when clicked causes an app to be installed (with the user’s permission). The user then interacts in the app with another person running a different instance of the app. The UX of a mobile app is better than via a mobile browser. The interactive aspect of engaging with another person in real time can increase the efficacy of the original ad.
First RevenueLos Angeles, CA – 12 June 2018 – Linket booked its first revenue, from teaching a workshop on “Patenting Your Blockchain”. The workshop was well attended, with participants from various tech and business backgrounds. The Chinatown venue was a good fit for the workshop. This is an important step in making the firm operational. Linket expects to conduct such workshops on a regular basis.
Linket has 4000 ownersLos Angeles, CA – 18 May 2018 – Linket Corp. reached a significant milestone. It now has 4000 unique users who own 4800 linkets. Most owners have 1 linket each; a few owners have several. Many linkets are in English. But there are linkets in over 15 other languages, including Russian, Chinese, Hindi, Spanish, French and German. The linkets can be perused in the Registry on Linket’s website. You can search for the names of linkets or owners. The Registry shows that most linkets have whitespace and upper and lower case characters. As well as being in Unicode, so linkets can be written in Chinese or Hindi, for example. Linkets are more readable than domains or URLs, which are restricted to ASCII characters and which prohibit whitespace. Unicode puts all languages equal. Unlike domains with a legacy burden of being restricted to Roman. This is germane because linkets are meant for interactions between mobile users. In the developing world the mobile phone is the most common personal computer. And China and India are massive markets where being able to see a brand in Chinese or Urdu (eg [وی گارڈ] aka [We Guard]) or Tamil (eg [ஆபரணம்] aka [Jewelry]) greatly adds to the value of the brand. And even for languages written in Roman, there are extra symbols that do not appear in domains. Consider the Spanish tilde, the French acute and the German umlaut. A linket can easily have any of these symbols. Countries and cultures push back against a linguistically dominant English by using linkets. The Registry shows that many linkets give the profession and name of the owner, like [Accountant Yang] and [Analyst Guo], while others are the name of a firm, like [AskBitcoiner]. Some linkets are just the name of the owner, like [Ирина Коваленко] aka [Irina Kovalenko]. The Registry is similar to a combination of Verisign and whois, to show whether a given linket exists or not. It also maps a linket to an app picked by the owner, and sends this map to cellphones.
Linket signs MOU with FitFreqLos Angeles, CA – May 18, 2018 – Linket Corp. is pleased to announce an MOU signed with FitFreq, a personal fitness company in Los Angeles. FitFreq uses Linket’s patented technology for enhanced functionality. FitFreq can segment its client base into users and trainers. A trainer gets a professional brand (“linket”) from Linket. The linket is akin to a domain name. A person finds and signs up with the trainer via the linket. The person downloads the FitFreq app without manually searching the app store. This increases use of the app for a live social network. The trainer is in a different place from the person. He makes an income by having customers use the app. He undercuts fees charged by a fitness center for a personal trainer. His incentive to promote his linket brand increases use of FitFreq. Linket benefits by having FitFreq design an app that can be accessed from Linket’s brand registry database. This increases the number of apps that use linkets, where the apps are made by independent firms.
Linket Offers a 3 hour Workshop on the Patenting Process and Blockchain Patenting IssuesLos Angeles, CA – May 3, 2018 – Interested in blockchain and cryptocurrency and ICOs? Do you have an idea for a blockchain or ICO and you want to protect it by getting a patent? Going to an attorney can cost between $4000 and $10000 to file a patent application. Expensive. But the Patent Office lets you file an application on your own. The problem is how to do this. Linket offers a 3 hour workshop. The speaker, Wes Boudville founder of Linket, is a full time inventor with 11 US patents that he wrote and filed himself. He will offer detailed step-by-step advice about how to write your patent application. The first 2 hours will cover filing an application on any topic. The last hour will focus on blockchain specific issues. The Workshop will be held at 418 Bamboo Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90012 on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT. Tickets are $90; available through EventBrite.
Linket Patent Pending Leverages Blockchain for Location Verification and Notary ServicesLos Angeles CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2018 – Blockchain for the mobile gig economy. An easy way to record location-dependent jobs during the day. Using their unique linket identity and the GPS and camera on their phones, workers can upload their information onto a blockchain creating a verifiable record of their location at a particular time. In contrast to employee tracking this is not an invasion of privacy, it simply is a location and identity verification. This can also be used for Augmented Reality (AR) gaming and geocaching events, to minimize cheating. To extend the validation capabilities when combining linkets and blockchain, mobile notary services can be executed. Linket provides the personal identity validation that when used with location and photographic evidentiary information constitutes a valid legal record of work performed. The patent pending is “Blockchain, notary and linket for mobile users”. Filed on 1 Nov 2017, #15/732368 was co-written by COO Louise Falevsky and CEO Wesley Boudville. The blockchain pending is part of a blockchain technology portfolio. Along with patent 9,792,101 and the pending “Blockchain and deep links for mobile apps” #20170031874, which are used to make a verified social network via a blockchain. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/01/prweb15088389.htm
Linket founder ranked 6th in global list of influential blockchain patenters – higher than Amazon!Los Angeles CA (PRWEB) December 18, 2017 – An analysis by noted Australian patent attorney Dr Nicola Maxwell found that Linket founder Boudville was 6th in a global list of influential blockchain patenters. Higher than Amazon. Noted Australian patent attorney Dr Nicola Maxwell published an analysis yesterday of the global blockchain scene. The emphasis was on inventions – patents and patents pending. http://bit.ly/2ACdmcX There is a table of the top 10 entities worldwide, ranked by average number of citations per invention. In part, the table looks like this in descending order:
- Overland Storage (US)
- Sony (JP)
- Masterlock (US)
- Qualcomm (US)
- Cloudera (US)
- Wes Boudville (AU)
- Security First (US)
- Coinbase (US)
- UPS (US)
- Amazon (US)
Linket Gets a Second US Patent – to Help Apps Bypass Ad BlockersLos Angeles CA (PRWEB) November 10, 2017 – Linket received a Notice of Allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for “Cookies and anti-ad blocker using deep links in mobile apps”. It will soon issue as a patent. Ad blockers are an existential threat to many mobile apps that show ads, since users often expect apps to be free to download. The other common revenue source for apps is subscriptions. Often a subscription is motivated by stopping ads being shown. Thus an effective ad blocker jeopardizes both ads and subscriptions. An ad blocker uses a blacklist of ad servers. An incoming data packet is scanned for links. If any are in the blacklist the blocker considers the data to be an ad and will not show it on the phone. Linket works as a partner for app firms, helping them battle nefarious ad blockers. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14898620.htm.
Linket Obtains US Patent 9792101 for Blockchains and Mobile UsesLOS ANGELES (PRWEB) November 7, 2017 – Linket Corp. has been awarded US Patent 9792101 “Capacity and automated de-install of linket mobile apps with deep link” with 19 claims. The invention describes how a mobile on demand worker controls their own direct mobile brand, called a Linket, which acts like a domain. The Linket points to a mobile app and the network address of the worker. Mobile users click the Linket to directly interact with the worker via the app, in a streamlined experience. Interactions between the Linket owner and a user are stored in the blockchain. Producing verified social network data that can enhance the usefulness of Facebook and LinkedIn. The patent lets the blockchain be used to schedule events. A gig worker who owns a Linket can subcontract a gig to another worker who can verify details in the blockchain. The Linket owner can scale to a 365x24x7 business. A blockchain can have its own Linket brand. This anticipates when there are competing blockchains and branding becomes vital. Linket is independent of the mobile app that the linket uses. If the app goes out of business the Linket owner points it to another app. We protect the owner’s investment of time and money in the brand. A key distinction of our technology. Other apps that let users have brands have the drawback that the brands live only in those apps. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14884698.htm.
Linket CEO to speak at DevFest Los Angeles 2017 about branding and blockchains for mobile usersLOS ANGELES (PRWEB) October 19, 2017 – Linket CEO Wes Boudville will speak at DevFest Los Angeles (https://devfest2017.gdgla.org) about how Linket lets mobile users have personal brands (“Linkets”) for personal or professional use; akin to web domains. The talk will be at the Google Developer Group Los Angeles annual DevFest on Nov 4 2017. He will describe how blockchains can be used to make a verified social network. A brand owner can have her own gig, using various 3rd party apps. Or she is a gamer, wanting to make money. Spectators click her Linket to watch her play. Or they pay to play her. Attendees of DevFest can each get a free Linket. They can also refer the offer to their friends. For each friend who signs up for a free Linket, the referrer can get a free Linket. GDGLA is a pre-eminent programmer association in Los Angeles, independent of Google. (http://www.mkpartners.com) http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14811674.htm