Friday, January 25, 2008

Keep Up With The Start-ups

Everyone has to stay on top of trends in technology that may have beneficial or detrimental impacts on the business, the sooner you spot them the better. One great source of information can be found reading news on start-ups. Reading about start-ups will enlighten you into the very cutting edge of technology, new ways to use our current technology "mashups", and innovative approaches to old problems.

There are several sites on the web dedicated to following start-up news and information.

KillerStartups reviews 15-30 internet start-ups per working day. This is a great site to visit to understand the diversity and sheer volume of internet startup activity...15-30 per day?

TechCrunch, founded on June 11, 2005, is a weblog dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. In addition to covering new companies, they profile existing companies that are making an impact (commercial and/or cultural) on the new web space.

MobileCrunch is Mobile 2.0. is a weblog dedicated to identifying, profiling, testing and even help developing the technologies, applications, services and devices that will define the next generation of connected mobile computing.

I have been compiling a list of start-up companies as I find them on a Microsoft Live Labs site called Listas Tech Preview, my list is called bittabeta and I have included it below.

23andMe - first personal genome service - unlock the secrets of your own dna today
5min - 5 min or less video solutions to solve every question
8Hands - brings social networks to your desktop
AdMob - world's largest advertising marketplace
AOL Beta Central - aol beta site
All of Me - israeli software and internet startup - stealth mode, put yourself together
AmazonMechanicalTurk - human intelligence tasks (hit) site
AmericanTowns - local link to the people, issues and activities that matter most in your daily life
AppJet - instant web programming just type some code into a box
Augme - make a tshirt that links to your website
Avvo - lawyer search and ratings
Babelgum - the instant enjoyment of full-screen TV meets the unlimited potential of the Internet
bCode - the future of mobile ticketing, coupon, loyalty and payments.
BeeTagg - mobile tagging, physical world connections
BitTorrent - find thousands of movies, tv shows, games and mp3s
Channel 9 - all about the conversation cluetrain style
Channel 10 - place for enthusiasts with a passion for technology
Clearspring - the widget platform
ClickTale - record visitors' every action as they browse your website later sit back and watch
ClustrMaps - see at a glance where your site's visitors are located
Dash - the future of personal navigation
DimDim - world´s first free web meeting service based on the open source platform
EnterpriseDB - run most applications written for Oracle unchanged, at a fraction of Oracle’s cost
Fon - share some of your wifi and get some back all over the world
Gigya - widget distribution network
Gigaom - leading daily online news for key influencers in the emerging technology market place
Google Finance - google beta search site targeted at finance
GoogleImageLabeler - mob intelligence to help google classify images
Google Labs - google labs - beta projects from google
Google Scholar - google beta search site targeted at scholars
Google Suggest Labs - google beta to help with search string creation
Google TiSP (ha ha) - ever heard of power line - its hard to explain
HelpfulVideo - all helpful videos in one place
HelpHookUp - social networking for volunteer projects
Hulu Beta - find and enjoy the world's premium content when, where and how you want it
iLoop - mobile advertising
Inkling - prediction market platform companies tap the collective wisdom of everyone
Innocentive - mob intelligence, where the toughest problems meet the brightest minds
Innovid - stealth mode startup developing out of tel aviv israel-innovation with online video
Instructables - worlds largest show and tell
Journeys - journeys will be a revolutionary social online game – for everyone
LinkedIn - career-oriented social networking site
Make: - brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life
Medis - world's first consumer fuel cell for portable devices
Microsoft Labs - microsoft beta site
Microsoft Lincoln Research - linking physical objects to the web
Microsoft Office Live Beta - an online extension of microsoft office
MTIMicro - cord-free rechargeable power technology
NEJMBeta - new england journal of medicine beta site
Nokia Beta Labs - nokia beta site
Nuconomy - go beyond the old page view model and start to measure engagement.
OpenSpan - expect more from your applications (legacy or not), the new enterprise desktop
PageOnce - making the Internet experience much better and much more relevant.
PlyMedia - development and deployment of an interactive, multi-dimensional web video platform
Predictify - tap into collective wisdom, make money by predicting future events
Powerset - next google? natural language search
QLoud - music for social networks
Qoof - first video commerce platform that maximizes the commerce potential of online video
Radio-Locator - radio station search engine
RockYou - the best slide show ever
Scanr - scan, copy and fax with your camera phone or digital camera
Scilpo - broadcast your skills
Scrybe - groundbreaking online organizer that caters to today's lifestyle
Semingo - in stealth mode so we can’t say much about it until the end of january 2008
Shotcode - offline weblinks, physical world connections
Skype Beta Center - skype beta site
Slide - help people express themselves and tell stories through slide shows
SnapTell - snap a picture of an ad with your phone, sms text, get information back
Soonr - keeps you securely connected to your computer files so you're free to go mobile
Spock - people search engine
Squidoo - everyones an expert on something, share your knowledge and passion with the world
Strikeiron - data as a service
SuTree - whenever you want to learn anything, watch, meet, create
Symantec Beta Center - symantec beta site
TeacherTube - online community for sharing instructional videos
ThePudding - free web phone calls with context sensitive ads
ThreadBanger - an end to fashion dictated from on high, live and die diy (do it yourself)
TopCoder - social software development
TrickLife - how to video site
Triggit - why code when you can create
Twipster - geocentric mobile publishing platform
Velingo - collects search activities and creates social knowledge
Videojug - life explained on film
ViewDo - video tutorial site
Woot - one deal per day
Ximmy - social review site, pays you to share top news, videos, pictures and websites
Yahoo Beta Center - yahoo beta site
Xobni - makes microsoft outlook better


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