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The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. Name: Gravity
Daily deals sites are all well and good for sending a company extra business; the only problem is that much of that business tends to arrive when the company would have been busy anyway. Aiming to help perk up the recurring lulls in an enterprise’s normal activity, ThinkNear targets potential customers who are nearby and entices them with deals right at the times when the company needs them most. Companies begin by telling ThinkNear about their slow periods, including the range of discounts they can offer during such times.
Are you, like so many others, tired of all those old-fashioned cameras you have to hold in order to take pictures? Well here’s a camera you get to throw. The Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera is a foam-padded ball studded with 36 fixed-focus, 2-megapixel mobile phone camera modules capable of taking a 360-degree panoramic photo.
The start-up incubator Y Combinator today is pushing out 63 new companies, its largest and most daunting class ever. Of them, 31 are presenting themselves on the record for investors and press at the newly embiggened Y Combinator headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. “We didn’t become less selective,” Y Combinator founder Paul Graham said of the latest class, his program’s thirteenth. “We funded three percent of the applicants just like we always do.