Just browsing through the SXSW startup companies for 2013. I am not going to SXSW this year mainly because of funding issues but also out of protest that they have Al Gore as a keynote. What a joke! Most of the time Southby gets intelligent and interesting people…Mr. Gore is neither of those. Not a political statement just stating the facts.
Located in the heart of Startup Village, this special reception shines a spotlight on new and emerging startups. There will be complimentary drinks and demos from participating companies (listed below). Join us on Friday, March 8, from 4:00-6:00pm at the Hilton Downtown Austin 4th Floor Foyer (500 East 4th Street).
A Knowledge sharing tool for the modern workforce. Bloomfire helps you capture, display, save, and share information, connecting people who have the knowledge with those who need it.
Citybot is a mobile app that creates personalized itineraries for visitors both new and familiar to a city.
Bringing true relationships together in a fun new way.
Build, run and manage your Java apps in the cloud with the CloudBees Platform as a Service (PaaS).
Taking the BS out of getting a custom site and managing it. We’re going to make businesses better and save them time and money. We’re not stopping until we’re everything to everyone. $20 a month. Websites for the rest of us.
A new approach to serendipitous discovery for collaboration. Collaborizm offers intelligent matchmaking for projects and collaborators, simplified project management and communication tools and a diverse community based on shared values.
- Crowd Act
Crowd Act Inc is a Calgary, Canada based start-up and launching the beta version of crowdact.com, a subject-based social media and network in SXSW.
eevzdrop is a fun, new way to share your day-to-day life experiences with the rest of the world through audio recordings.
Glocal provides stories to the world’s communities from the people who represent them.
Guide turns your favorite online news and social streams into video. Guide’s TV news style format allows you to watch your favorite content instead of having to read it.
A mobile app that allows you to share the things you Hate. Hate on celebrities, politicians, bad service, too much traffic, and annoying Facebook “friends.” Simply, your random daily Hate.
“Crowdsourced Hiring” Jobhuk helps leverage the human network to Hire and Get hired via Referrals. Pays referrer on successful hires.
- Light of Creativity
Light of Creativity is a startup company that presents LIGHT, a Web System that helps record, organize and share your life.
- Not it Labs
Not iT is a smartphone app that helps groups of people who live, work or play together to delegate real-world tasks from a gamified hub.
- Social ID
Social I.D. presents ASKIE, your personal mobile “Ask the Audience”. Askie is an app that is all about advice, whether you’re giving it or getting it.
Speeker is a mobile social network where people can openly share pictures, news, and opinions based on proximity.
Talentwire powers talent acquisition for the #open era. Leverage your team’s expertise and culture to attract and engage a higher level of better matched candidates.
Transporter is an online, but off-cloud social storage solution for privately sharing, accessing and protecting all of your valuable files.
Userify is a mobile and agent-based platform for secure public cloud User Management and supports both SSH and API role-based authorization and authentication.
How do you find out about articles in Forbes, Fast Company, NYTimes, etc. ?
I don’t subscribe to any of those publications anymore but I do read their articles almost daily. Of course, when I read them I am assaulted by advertisements…and yet I still read them!
Strong content always wins regardless of the advertising clutter. But I digress…
What do you think? Do you subscribe to print anymore? Did social media save them or will it eventually kill them? Can they survive on advertising revenue alone? I think they have to try as more and more of us go digital and social continues to grow.
Lots of changes on Facebook lately. I recently met with one of our IBM Eastern European regional teams and shared a few Facebook suggestions with them. Here are the links for with the detailed readings for your information.
Why are we evolving our Facebook strategy and implementation in IBM System x Brand? (general stats and graphs)
There are half a billion people on earth on Facebook, which amounts to 1 in every 13 people alive; in the U.S., a whopping 72% of the internet-connected audience has a profile.
Infographic: The World Lives On Facebook http://tinyurl.com/6cohvy9
New Social Media Marketing Fact: 6x More People Using Facebook Than Twitter! http://bit.ly/hSwqxC #
Facebook “Likes” More Profitable Than Tweets [STUDY] http://t.co/zZhPM7i
Is Facebook Killing Off The Company Website? http://ow.ly/4ihcW
Leveraging your existing Facebook platform:
How to Build the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2011 Edition http://bit.ly/gGG9F9
ReadWriteBiz: How to Optimize Your Brand’s Facebook Page For Search Engines http://rww.to/gtzWE2
Improve Engagement on Your Brand’s Facebook Page [STATS] http://t.co/9nh8Dsh
Still want more?
Actually, Facebook Marketing Does Work (If Done Right) http://rww.to/hxjWtJ
Facebook is Great, But Does It Make Businesses Any Money? http://rww.to/eMl3KK
5 ways Facebook is changing search marketing http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/28875.asp
Security Firm: Facebook Should Better Protect Its Users – http://on.mash.to/g5i0J0
Twitter Considering Facebook-Style Pages for Brands [REPORT] – http://on.mash.to/e77Cr9
Facebook’s iPhone App To Let You Check In to Events http://on.mash.to/f2NKWC
Don’t forget to LIKE my IBM branded Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/IBMSystemx?ref=ts
Check out My IBM communities: http://www.ibm.com/systems/x/community/
Going to SXSW-South by Southwest 2011 arm yourselves before you show up! I will try to avoid the obvious ones like Twitter tools or eMail
Card scanner app for reading business cards and brochure urls CamCard
Choose your location poison: Gowalla or FourSquare or Facebook App
Localscope for restaurants, ATMs and more
Foodspotting or Yelp for restaurant advice and your input
Junaio for Augmented Reality browsing – Point your camera around you and check out your surroundings via user pics, atms locators and more
Panaramio website for taking pics and adding Augmented Reality snippets to your version of Austin
panoramio.com combined with Google Latitude
Logmein to check your home computer is expensive but worth it!
First don’t make everyone read your write info from your name tag…make your own QR code business card! Perhaps personal version and a business version? http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
Print the codes out and make several copies. Paste on your nametag and your ipad case 🙂
Here are my versions:
My basic information
Just a phone number
Read codes with a QR Reader BeeTag Reader Pro
Other tools to use:
Follow your friends and stalk your want to be friends http://plancast.com/
Local website Austin 360