The Next Big Web Start-Ups

MIT offers a look new software to improve how we communicate online
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 28, 2008 6:04 AM CDT
Dash provides drivers with traffic information while on the road.   ((c) tmd)
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(Newser) – What’s next in the wide world of Web?  MIT’s Technology Review lists 10 up-and-coming apps and gadgets to make communicating even easier:

  1. Pinger. Like texting, but with your voice: leave voice messages for your friends on the company’s server.
  2. Pownce. A microblogging service like Twitter—but users can send large files back and forth, too.
  3. Qik. Broadcast live to the Internet using just your mobile phone.
  4. Dash Navigation. Road-ready Internet access that lets drivers grab traffic info on the fly.
  5. Ushahidi. To help get the word out during disasters, text messages appear on a web-based map showing the texter’s location.

  1. ReQall. Get reminders by phone, text, RSS, e-mail, or the Web; like a high-tech Post-It note.
  2. 33Across. Profiles influential social-networkers to help advertisers hone their pitches.
  3. Peer39. Another ad-targeting-tool, Peer39 “reads” blogs and other forums to determine content.
  4. Mashery. Helps websites share information with each other.
  5. Anagran. This company makes smarter routers, better at identifying types of data to keep things running smoothly for customers.