Archive for Startups
The Crunchies, a TechCrunch 2nd annual show where Silicon Valley opinion makers, startups, investors and everyone else involved and interested in Web 2.0 gathered, in the sold-out ceremenony, in front of 900 people spotlighted best people, companies and services in their opinion for 2008.
I will include here only winners (because winners take all ):
Best Application – Google Reader
Best Technology Innovation/Achievement – Facebook Connect
Best Design – Cooliris
Best Bootstrapped Starup – GitHub
Most Likely To Make The World A Better Place – GoodGuide
Best Enterprise Startup – Amazon Web Services
Best International Startup – eBuddy
Best Clean Tech Startup – Project Frog
Best New Gadget/Device – iPhone 3G
Best Mobile Startup – Evernote
Best Mobile Application – Imeem Mobile
Best Startup Founder – Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone (Twitter)
Best Startup CEO – Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)
Best Overall Startup In 2008 – Facebook
Edgios is a search engine based on a P2P model which means it is highly dependent on the user base. It is a new search engine, and they are focused on making the initial community who will test the search engine so if you would like to see how P2P search engine works you can visit www.edgios.com and get information how you can start using it. Basically, model works like standard P2P network model, so you download and install Edgios software on your computer and the aim of that software is to monitor your Internet activity and based on that activity search engine will show results to its users.
Making a good search engine is very risky but can be also very lucrative business if projects become popular. Many companies want to make a Google killer or at least very good alternative search engine to the highly popular Google search engine. Definitely, the thing is that everyone knows that there is a lot of additional possibilities how search engine results and user satisfaction with the search results can be better and because many companies wants to make “the next big thing”. We will see who will succeed in that competition.
It is interesting to say that one of the premier VC companies DFJ (invested in Hotmail, Skype and other very successful ventures) invested in Edgios and also development team of the project is also based in Serbia.
Loic Le Meur, a well-known French Internet entrepreneur (his latest venture is video site Seesmic) compiled an useful 10 tips for launching a startup. Many of those (maybe all) tips you already know but it is nice to have it at one place.
Click here to read his tips.