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Live from DEMOfall: Lirix innovates in music advertising

Live from DEMOfall: Lirix innovates in music advertising

Blogged Live from DEMOfall by Alex
Iskold
Until
now, online music advertising has been a somewhat unsolved – sometimes
controversial – problem. Today Lirix
unveiled at DEMO an intelligent and elegant solution to the problem, called AdLirix.
It is a smart, context-sensitive advertising solution that will allow musicians
to make money off their music…

Live from DEMOfall: BuzzLogic innovates in social influence space

Live from DEMOfall: BuzzLogic innovates in social influence space

Blogged Live from DEMOfall by Alex
Iskold

BuzzLogic has unveiled a solution today which helps marketers keep track of social influence. Based on your topic of interest, BuzzLogic software turns the chaotic world of blogs and web sites into a network of flows of influence. The software finds top influencers, measures the weight or importance of…

Live from DEMOfall: Presto – photos for people who are not online

Live from DEMOfall: Presto – photos for people who are not online

Blogged Live from DEMOfall by Alex
Iskold

Presto has launched a photo service which is focused on helping get photos to people who are not online. This might not be a spicy web 2.0 ajax application, but it solves a big problem and does it very well. Here is how it works. Say your grand mother is not web savvy. For $149.99 you purchase an HP…

Live from DEMOfall: Tribeca Labs bring interesting twist to photo space

Live from DEMOfall: Tribeca Labs bring interesting twist to photo space

Blogged Live from DEMOfall by Alex
Iskold

Tribeca Labs launched
an interesting photo service at DEMO, focused on helping you preserve your digital photos. Their
application continuously crawls your hard drive and when it finds a photo it does a few
interesting things. Firstly by using adaptive imaging, Photobot automatically improves the
quality…

The Social Networking Faceoff

The Social Networking Faceoff

Written by Alex Iskold and edited by
Richard MacManus.

With all this buzz around the potential
Yahoo! acqusition of Facebook for $1Billion, we think it’s time to do the social networking
faceoff.

Arguably of all services in the new social era, the social network sites hold most
promise. The reason for this is that these community-driven sites…

The Social Bookmarking Faceoff

The Social Bookmarking Faceoff

Written by Alex Iskold and edited by
Richard MacManus.

The social bookmarking market is in a steady state with two dominant players – del.icio.us and StumbleUpon. The rest of the pack, including Yahoo
MyWeb, appears to be substantially behind. Will they catch up? In this post we attempt to
answer that question.

We also take a look at how social…

The Web VC Chart

The Web VC Chart

Written by Alex Iskold and edited by
Richard MacManus.

Whether you like the bubble mentality of the current era or not, it’s hard to deny
that VCs play a big role in the Web ecosphere. Many prominent venture firms have funded
startups in social networking, online video and vertical search – helping to jumpstart
the current excitement about new…

The Web Photo Sharing Site Faceoff

The Web Photo Sharing Site Faceoff

Written by Alex Iskold and edited by
Richard MacManus.

In this post we profile the red hot photo sharing space, where the blogosphere darling
Flickr is actually trailing in the mass market. Back
in June, Hitwise posted their online photo market
statistics – which showed Photobucket with a
huge market lead at #1 and Flickr at #6. A lot of…

Web Platform Primer – what’s available via API?

Web Platform Primer – what’s available via API?

Written by Alex Iskold and edited by
Richard MacManus.

The Web computing platform today encompasses a wide range of functions, a lot of which
are accessible via APIs (Application Programming Interface). From the relatively simple
bookmarking service del.icio.us, to more complex
functionality like Amazon S3’s complete
virtualization of data storage…