I'm live blogging at New Tech Meetup tonight in the gorgeous Palo Alto area hosted by the second largest law firm in the world, DLA Piper. We're right next to the swanky sexy Four Seasons, I'm the guest of Dave Alpert of PodTech.
Web Strategy Review of the 5 Minute Presentations:
MyThings: Keep track and manage your personal inventory
My things, the largest website of belonings. Connecting with the products you own with others. From a consumer perspective, they collect their info, and connect you with third parties. you can benefit from; finding other people that own that party, connect you with folks with simliar products, third party warrenties, as well as experts. You can also estimate how much your products are worth. Experts tell folks what the items really were worth. Secuirty: you do not have to give your real name, just email address nor location. They've got some security agreements with verisign, for whatever that's worth.
Merchant Circle: The Small Business Marketing Network
"Delivering Value to the 20 Million small businesses out there" They've build 15 million plus websites using a mass media effort. This reminds me much of Yahoo Businesses or an index for small businesses. By leveraging the economies of scale, small businesses can benefit from the large effects of a sophisticated web strategy. There's even a way to advertise on blogs, and other types of media. Apparently there's some listening tools so they can find out who's talking about them.
Razz: Audio Mashup for Web and Mobile
Allow people to mix their audio content with their voice. They've got three products: 1) Razz Mobile, it comes with 6 sounds that you can hit on your live calls so it's audible to both the caller and receiver. There's also a network based solution, that let's folks select Mr. T, Jerky Boys, and other silly content. 2) Razz Mixer: There's a mixer and soundboard so you can mix your voice with your own voice. When you post the code, there's a player that emerges that can be embedded in a users blog and replace profile information. I believe that Odeo was in this space for a while.
Great event, thanks for the pizza, wine, and drinks, I'll be back next time!
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