Second day at TechCrunch50 conference 2009Posted on September 17th, 2009 –
The second day at TechCrunch50 was by far more interesting than the first one, because I had the chance to visit all the booths and seeing some presentations. Many companies like Clixtr, Wander Mobile, OnTheRoad, etc. present an iPhone as an image taking device. The images are synchronized with the user’s online profile and there used for sharing and collaboration. Basically, what we do without recognition
A useful application comes from myinfoQ. In order to remember things, the user can send any text via SMS or app to her online profile, where it is presented with all the needed context information (direct links to related Websites or Google search results). This saves browsing and searching time.
There were many more companies, but frankly, none of them really impressed me. All cover a bit about the same social media type of applications.
The winner of this year’s TC50 award is RedBeacon. Here the description by The Washington Post. “RedBeacon is a new service making its public debut today at TechCrunch50 that further streamlines this process by bringing the OpenTable model of online transactions to much broader spectrum of services.Using the site will be easy for anyone who has used a local review service like Yelp. Simply type whatever service you’re looking for (be it plumber, gardener, or hair stylist), and the site will present a list of recommended service providers in your area. RedBeacon also employees natural language processing so it can figure out exactly what you’re looking for (for example, “Cupcake maker” would search for any bakers in the area). The site will then present a list of profiles for each match, featuring reviews and comments from other users, basic information like their hours, and star reviews imported from Yelp.”
That was it for this year’s TechCrunch50 conference.