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These are the hottest startups from KillerStartups for the period ending April 13, 2007.
YoName.com – Search for Anyone Across Social Network Sites
yoName allows you to search for people's social networking profiles all from one spot. You can type in the person's name, their email address, or their username and see which sites they use and then go to their profiles. So far, MySpace, Friendster, Facebook, Xanga, Digg, and Match have been added. You may know just someone's name, but with that you can find which networks they're using and then check out that network and reconnect. read more »
CambrianHouse.com – Home of Crowdsourcing
You've always had a great idea but don't have the human resources to start it up? Cambrian House taps the wisdom of the people and relies the success of the model based on the theory that two heads are better than one, or in this case, entire crowds are better than one. The members of the Cambrian House elect to identify their strengths, skills, interests, super powers, etc, and submit ideas and business ventures onto the site. read more »
XING.com – Powering Relationships for the World's Business Professionals
XING.com is a business social networking site that has recently merged with it's Spanish-speaking counterpart, eConozco. Xing enables its members to not only add, edit and manage their business contacts, but also facilitates new professional opportunities through networking. The now bilingual enterprise also has representation in Beijing, Zurich, and in their headquarters in Hamburg. read more »
Ganges.com – Not Just Another Video Aggregator?
Like a growing number of sites, Ganges aggregates media– in this case videos and photos– and endows their users with the power to share, collect, find and inform. Its purpose is to 'be delightful,' and impart a feeling of joy and warmth among fellow gangesers. Said gangesers will no doubt feel tickled with delight to earn up to $40,000 with their pictures or videos; should your photo/video be voted to top place, your good karma will indeed pay off. read more »
Gigya.com – Boost Content Sharing with Gigya Wildfire
Wildfire is an incredibly useful tool for social networkers and content sites alike. Wildfire forms partnerships with content sites, such as Metacafe and Bolt, and creates a widget to put on their page that allows users to add their content to their favorite networking sites with minimal effort. Instead of having to copy and paste lines of code into their profiles, which can be difficult for less advanced web users, Wildfire allows users to choose which social network they want to send the content to, what their user name and password is, and in which section they want to post the content, and then it’s done. This allows users to continue browsing content providers’ sites without changing pages to insert the code, boosting virality for the sites. Not only that, but it’s free! read more »