May 07, 2010
Launch Pad Top 5 at Web 2.0 Expo5 companies out of nearly 100 were selected to present on the Web 2.0 Launch Pad stage today in the San Francisco's Moscone Conference Center: Ask Your Target Market, Stupeflix, Pearltrees, Strings and Rhomobile. Engleasy also presented games for kids which they hope to implement in schools. The idea is to encourage teachers to use it for free and charge parents a monthly fee. The interesting thing about the company is that the concept and company was developed in 72 hours during a Start-Up Weekend.
Ask Your Target Market has an interesting online survey tool, which comes with a built in consumer panel. You have the option of choosing your target market by age, gender, location, income, and more for an accurate representation of your target market. After using the online survey creator to build your survey, you can log into your online survey tool control panel and watch graphs and charts begin to take shape within minutes.
Pearltrees introduced their latest beta on the Launch Pad stage, which included to embed a Pearltree into a blog or website. This is a powerful tool for bloggers, journalists and Internet users who can now use this feature to not only organize a series of web pages about a particular topic and create one ‘tree’ that houses all that content, but also then embed that Pearltree in their blog or website. Now, people can view everything they have discovered about that topic in one single window – all without leaving the blog.
Pearltrees supports Chrome and has added real-time notifications about comments a Pearltree has received, as well as when other Pearltrees’ users “pick” or subscribe to a particular Pearltree. They also now have a simplified user interface and a new social search engine that gives users a visual representation of the relevance of search results based upon proximity.
The Strings guys addressed the the abundance of online noise issue, how we spend more time looking for content rather than enjoying it. Strings is a social filtering platform that allows people to sift through the noise and trackers let you automatically capture activity from websites.
Strings lets you stay connected when you're offline and when you're on your mobile device, allowing you to share the places you visit and what you purchase in real-time. Their concept of discovery? It's about what is meaningful and relevant, not what's new or popular. Their tracking and discovery API will be available starting this summer.
check out the Pearltree below of the lucky 5 winners of this year's Launch Pad as well as Engleasy, winner of the Start-up competition.
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