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Thursday, 20 November 2008

3 cool startups

I read about some really cool startups during the past week so I thought I will share it here with everyone:

  1. Boxee: Fred Wilson called it the 'firefox of media content'. I find Boxee utterly intriguing because there are so many powerful concepts in it. It allows users to reorganise their content into streams of attention, making it one of the few reconsturctors. It is also able to become the 'RSS reader' of media and in the process, able to conduct profile based targeting ads. Finally, it is able to become the 'wordpress of the media center OS' and such openess is becoming the defacto business strategy.

  2. Ocarina: A cool iphone app that turns your iphone into a flute, with the ability to share your tunes around the world. Beyond the coolness of the app, this also shows how the iphone is less of a phone and more of a mobile entertainment device. In fact, it might possibly disrupt the portable gaming console market. With its many sensory features and the low price point of its apps (relative to psp or ds games), the iphone might do to the portable game console what Wii did to the game console.

  3. StockTwits: An open, decentralised financial information service and conversation tracker. This can be seen as an light weight Bloomberg for the masses. It is also interesting as the first powerful application in a vertical that is built on Twitter. What other verticals can this model be aplied to?