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Hot new 25 Web 2.0 Companies
My latest issue of Business 2.0 arrived yesterday in the mail. Oh boy.
This month's cover story features "The Next Net" - 25 hot start ups to watch.
We all know Stumble Upon, I have the widget on my Firefox browser (net surfing app for the channel surfer in your house - highly addictive).
Some of the others were new to me. Some were interesting. Some were shoe-ins.
You can read the reviews online or in Business 2.0 if you subscribe to the tree-killer like I do.
Here at MarketingMe, you get my very own Miss Web 2.0 beauty pageant!
Best New Company * - JanRain. I have wanted this for about ten years. Now, add a universal, profile fill feature and I am sold.
* Best New Company has to be one year old or less.
Most Likely To Succeed - Joost. From the founders of Kazaa and Skype. Billions in their pocket and a proven track record which will attract every major sponsor, investor and channel. Please.
The Stretch Award - FON - Home and small business consumers buy a FON wireless router and allow anyone to use their WiFi network for a small fee they determine of which FON gets a cut. Besides the name having been used before and might be confusing to US subscribers, how is this business plan going to work? Especially in a day and age of free WiFi networks popping up everywhere? Further, I have a T-Mobile HotSpot account which pays for itself on one trip out of the house.
The "Duh'O!" Award (For Why Didn't I Think Of That?) - Simulscribe - Voice mails to text messages or emails. Would like to see the back end system which interoperates with different phone systems. Simple and useful.
The Neat, I Have To Try That Award - Meebo. Portable IM client for your blog or web page which supports all of your current IM logins. Neato.
Brick and Mortar Disruptor Award - 2 won this top spot - LogoWorks and SuccessFactors.
The Yes, When You Sell This You Are Going To Be A Billionaire Award - AdMob.
We Can Hope This Works Award, Because Competition Is Good - Turn.
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