Update: My final notes are up on TechCrunch
We’ve just kicked off the connected innovators program at Supernova. This is so cool – we’re seeing company demos live here at the Palace Hotel, there’s live IRC chat at irc.freenode.net/#supernova, and this is being live cast on Second Life (if you have a second life account, click here)
There are twelve companies presenting. I’ll be writing these up formally on TechCrunch, but my real time notes are here:
I’ve writen about Sharpcast a number of times. They’ve released a cool tool to sync photos between the desktop and a mobile device (and other computers). Change the file on one and it autosyncs with all other instances. Frankly, it makes Picasa look fairly lame. Website is at sharpcast.com.
Webaroo – see techcrunch post here. Webaroo takes parts of the internet (pre defined or user defined sites) and saves it to your hard drive – allowing you to access it when you are offline. I like this because there are still times that we are offline and need access to access stuff on the internet. Mac client is coming soon.
PostApp is announcing the beta of its widgetbox – Marshall just wrote about PostApp on TechCrunch. PostApp will allow website owners to bring web services directly to their sites without having to use the API. PostApp takes care of the technical side for them.
Ed Anuff is the CEO. Talking about “widgetizing the web”. wants to make the usage of widgets on line easier and more widespread.
widgetbox – two important pieces of functionality. Marketplace to allow developers to create, publish, monetize their widgets.
This is a very crowded space, but vpod is one of the most interesting applications. They’re running an interesting experiment around monetization. I also like that you can create your own channel and the interface to create the look and feel of the channel is totally Ajax.
Vpod is headquartered in Paris and Madrid.
See Ether posts on TechCrunch here. Ether allows you to sell your time on the phone, Ether handles all aspects of the call. Users go to the site, arrange for a call and payment, and make a call. The seller takes the call knowing that they are automatically being paid just by picking up the phone. Time can be set, for example, at $50 for 30 minutes. At the end of the time, the call can end, or charging can end, or another fee can be charged. They officially launched today and were covered at TechCrunch here (Ether).
Bruce Spector presented. His other companies include Riffs. They have some other cool companies too. LifeIO is launching in september. early look here at Supernova. combines email, IM, Calendar, Contacts, ToDo, etc…looks like an ambitous multipage ajax homepage, but I may be wrong. Screenshot was shown, I will post it on Flickr.
Yep, Bruce just said its an Ajax UI. The framework is being opensourced, jitsu.org. This may be the interesting part of the story. I’ll dig much deeper into this. Reminds me, its time to do an update on Riffs as well, cool stuff going on over there.
Gearon is a mobile user interface with a buddy list for the entry point for photo sharing, music sharing, events, etc. Interesting mobile application – I need to get Oliver at MobileCrunch to take a look.
See TechCrunch posts on Soonr Here. I love Soonr because they find a way to make things work on a mobile device that otherwise wouldnt
t. It allows you to run Skype on your normal cell phone, for example, among other things.
Business can use Zixxo to create a coupon. consumers print and redeem coupons. Business charged $.50 for a used coupon (they actually charge “per print” regardless of whether or not it’s used.. Revenue share to whoever brings the business (40%) and whoever brings the consumer (15%). Interesting API to include coupons directly into other sites and services.
national cost – $.30 for redeemed coupon (newspapers). Local cost, $8 – $40 per redeemed coupon (direct mail).
Craig Barnes from Attensa presented – he’s a cofounder and CEO. Website is here. Attensa is one of the funded RSS/feed reader companies. They also have their own slant on “attention”. Not concerned with clickstream. Rather, looking at other behavior characteristics – hundreds of factors, time of day read, deleted, lots deleted at once, forwarded, saved, etc. They use this attention data to recommend specific content to users and hopefully mitigate information overload.
next week – attensa for outlook 1.5. Includes predictive ranking via river of news.
also rolling out an RSS Appliance. Plug and play. What is this? Need to follow up. Rich client or ajax interface, available July. This is the first of several modules in enterprise suite. several fortune 500 companies utilizing it. craigslemonade.typepad.com – Craigs blog.
4 million users.
They are looking for developers to create modules for netvibes.
My observation: netvibes is kicking ass right now. People like it because its very, very fast.
These guys have serious momentum.
I use this service. Its a top firefox plugin, 939k registered users in 139 countries. 2.2m stumbles per day, more stats on photo, he changed slide too fast but I took a picture.
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