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:
- Pinger. Like texting, but with your voice: leave voice messages for your friends on the company’s server.
- Pownce. A microblogging service like Twitter—but users can send large files back and forth, too.
- Qik. Broadcast live to the Internet using just your mobile phone.
- Dash Navigation. Road-ready Internet access that lets drivers grab traffic info on the fly.
- Ushahidi. To help get the word out during disasters, text messages appear on a web-based map showing the texter’s location.
- ReQall. Get reminders by phone, text, RSS, e-mail, or the Web; like a high-tech Post-It note.
- 33Across. Profiles influential social-networkers to help advertisers hone their pitches.
- Peer39. Another ad-targeting-tool, Peer39 “reads” blogs and other forums to determine content.
- Mashery. Helps websites share information with each other.
- Anagran. This company makes smarter routers, better at identifying types of data to keep things running smoothly for customers.