November 20, 2009
TechCrunch's Crunchup: Startups Pitch Their Latest
TechCrunch's Real-Time Crunchup previewed a number of startups, some of which haven't officially launched yet and some of which announced new features and announcements today.
Baduku is an opinion engine that helps people make informed decisions or gauge public opinions about anything -- all in 50 characters.
Baduku is an intelligent organization of opinions that merges the opinions of all users and ranks them by order of consensus. Rather than having to read hundreds of individual reviews to get the whole picture about a topic, Baduku seeks out similar points/opinion in every review and then organizes it by how often a point/opinion was mentioned by different people.
Flixup is a web and mobile application that helps you discover movies and share them with your friends on Twitter and social media.
Think of the Twitter stream and filtration for movie reviews. (Rotten tomatoes Twitter style :-). They segment and analyze movie conversations to make it easy for moviegoers to understand what people are saying about a particular movie.
It spans across Twitter, then returns a score as well as tweets about a particular movie from people you follow on Twitter.
VideoLobby (great name), allows you to run professionally managed live shows. You can set your shows up to go viral and using their Twitter and Facebook integration leverages the power of your audiences social networks.
Rippol is an intelligent video discovery engine that uses The Butterfly Effect Network, a system of algorithms that allows you to discover videos you like and once you do, you can view it online in real time.
There's over 700,000 TV shows, movies, live video and clips from all over the Internet to choose from. You can learn, discover and share new content based on your passions, social graph and social impact. Friendcasting will allow you to dig into your social impact and measure it.
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