I have always wondered what's on my car's computer. At the garage the mechanician plugs it on a computer and my car downloads all kinds of data to a stranger. This is why I think that the founders of Carvoyant have an excellent idea and I hope that it will become a lucrative business. What they do is provide you with a gadget with which you can access the data on your car's computer. So you can be the true owner of your car.
Farmigo is the most convenient way to shop the farmers market for produce that's 48 hours from harvest. Farmigo connects small, local farms in your region directly to you, giving you access to fresh, locally harvested food. Farmigo creates local communities that connect directly with farmers.
I hate conference calls. If the line is noisy or the speaker's accent is a mixture a Welsh and Oakney I don't understand him or her. And it is so embarrassing to ask to repeat. So sometimes I miss important points. Voxeet is a new software that promises to solve my problem and many others and wants to become the Rolls Royce of conference call softwares. http://www.voxeet.com
Spinlister is a bike rental startup in the US. You can earn some cash by lending you bike or find cheap transportation by renting one. The uniqueness of Spinlister is if your bike is damaged or stolen you get a refund and a piece of cake. Spinlister has a community-oriented reviewing system. www.spinlister.com
This new social network would like to attract politically active users where they can share their views and ideas. Tha goal of the founders is to move beyond partisan politics and bring together people tofind working solutions to problems. Naiv? Yes.
ScanThe.net is for real-time news streaming. Enter a keyword and the app collects hits from Twitter, YouTube, etc. in real time, as they are being uploaded. You can share them if you wish. Interesting.
Create simple but eye-catching and interactive stories with this startup. Though still in beta and lots of features are not available yet, Storyplanet is one of the visually most interesting applications out there.
This is a simple but brilliant idea. With Spently you can create attracting receipts with which you can generate more sales. Spently is designed for small and medium businesses that regularly send out receipts in email to their customers. With Spently they can add coupons and social media to the receipt. It's no wonder that Spently claims to be 5 times more effective than email and direct mail: since everybody reads the receipts it is an excellent surface to deliver marketing messages..
Kinobi is a how-to website where amateur experts rather than professionals upload how-to videos on dancing, working out, etc. Users activate their webcam and follow the expert's moves step by step while watching themselves and the expert on a splitscreen. A visual way of learning. Kinect support will come soon. www.kinobi.co
Mobee is an iPhone app that helps businesses to collect real-time feedbacks from ordinary customers and support the analyzis of client satisfaction. From the customer's point of view this app makes you a mystery shopper by sending you on consuming missons. Users can earn points by completing these missions or by inviting friends to join Mobee. (It has a pyramid-like system: you earn points after your invited friends earn points. Interesting idea but the founders will have to convince shop owners that it is a reliable analytical tool.
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