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By ZORAN BASICH And EMILY MALTBY Allison V. Smith for The Wall Street Journal Charlie Vogt is chief executive of Genband, a Frisco, Texas, provider of Internet-based telecom services that topped this year's ranking. Venture capitalists are still investing in flashy Internet start-ups, but the "Next Big Thing" is more likely to be a maker of humdrum Internet plumbing for businesses. The Wall Street Journal's third annual ranking of the top 50 venture-capital-backed companies shows a crop of contenders that overall are focused less on online consumers than in years past.
Amsterdam: known to many foreigners as the world’s cannabis capital and (in)famous for its red light district. Not so much for the locals though: a few steps away from the obvious tourist traps you’ll find a budding tech and startup scene. It’s the birthplace of The Next Web, too. In the first in a series looking at awesome tech company offices, here’s a look at some of Amsterdam’s finest.
Mode, design, déco, auto, produits high-tech... chaque produit disponible dans la nouvelle application mobile de social commerce Kaniti , est géolocalisé et associé automatiquement à ses points de vente . Des milliers de photos accueillent ainsi les utilisateurs de l'application mobile, qui peuvent en un clic trouver le produit qu'ils recherchent. Le catalogue de produits disponible est quotidiennement mis à jour, et enrichi par la communauté d'utilisateurs de Kaniti. Opérationnel dans les grandes métropoles françaises , ce nouveau service permet aux points de vente physiques, de mettre en avant leurs produits, et créer du trafic en magasin .
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If you are looking for a neat countdown tool that doesn’t lead you through annoying options just to set up a simple countdown then ItsAlmo.st is the one you need. It is a simple and elegant web based countdown timer that lets you create multiple countdowns and also share it with friends so that they too are aware of the time left to that big occasion. Enter the name of the event or occasion in the box on the homepage, select the date and time, and hit “start countdown”.
En tant qu’entrepreneur et passionné du web, je suis toujours à la recherche des dernières tendances et innovations dans le secteur. L’un des moyens de dénicher les futures success-stories est de garder un oeil ouvert sur les fonds d’investissements de jeunes pouces en phase de démarrage. Article rédigé par Rubens Mamane, jeune diplômé de l’ESCP, titulaire d’un diplôme Mass à Paris Dauphine, directeur de la technologie dans un groupe spécialisé dans les relations humaines, et surtout passionné par Internet, les startups, le mobile, l’innovation, et l’entrepreneuriat.
It’s now four years since YouTube opened its API, making it infinitely easier for people the world over to integrate video into their websites. A simple copy and paste of the YouTube iFrame embed code, and basic blogs can be transformed into video repositories. The same applies to other video-hosting websites such as Vimeo and Daily Motion too, which have also opened their APIs. But why only embed one video, from one video host into one player? Yokto (http://www.Yokto.tv) is a free tool that lets you collect and embed video from multiple sources and embed them all in a single player on your website. The platform has just soft launched into beta, and it’s currently working to optimize the platform, but on our initial tinkerings, it’s a very simple, useful and effective tool to use.
There is no denying the power of Gmail. And armed with a handful of extensions and add-on services, you can really turn Gmail into the ultimate emailing powerhouse. From enhancing and tidying your contacts list, to implementing an elaborate productivity system in your inbox, almost anything’s possible. You just need to know how. And because of Gmail’s popularity, the list continues to grow, diversify, giving users countless new ways to make the service even more useful. Here’s a look at some of the tools you can use to enhance your Gmail experience.
There are a bunch of sites out there that let you share things like the home screen of your iPhone and your choice of apps , but there hasn’t been a stylish equivalent that lets you show off your desktop. That’s where Desktop.ly comes in. It’s a clean, great looking site that lets you upload a screenshot of your desktop, fill out some information about yourself and your setup and share it via Twitter or URL. Desktop.ly couches this simple functionality in a simple interface that’s very easy on the eyes.
The startup landscape in the Middle East may be quieter than much of the rest of the world, but don’t let that deceive you. Behind the scenes, there are countless talented developers working on services, applications and websites, some of which not only cater to a Middle Eastern audience, but to the entire world. From sites built on the Groupon model, to video sharing sites, to browser extensions, there is no stone that has been left unturned.
Startups have flourished in 2010. The last 12 months have yielded some fantastic success stories. Groupon is a standout and is currently receiving a lot of attention, buzz and press. Some believe the latest wave of start-ups are driving a dot-com recovery. Either way, as designers, it is interesting to reflect and see what design trends and styles are used by some of the world's newest and most innovative companies. Below are 50 logos for tech start-ups that were launched in 2010 or that came to prominence in 2010.