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The Industry Standard has posted a list of "10 ‘Net services that will succeed and 10 that will probably fail". They apparently are more sure of the successes than the failures.
To view all 20 companies, you need to provide The Industry Standard with 20 pageviews for Intel. You can enter your predictions into their prediction market as well.
Here are the companies on each list. Do you agree or disagree?
- Fav.or.it – Mashable wrote about them today
- Cognitive Code
Will Probably Not Succeed:
- Chumby – just got funding today
- Second Life
Chumby Industries (love the name), makers of the Chumby Internet connected device, have picked up $12.5 million in Series B funding today. The lead investor was JK&B Capital, and other participants included existing venture investors, Avalon Ventures, Masthead Venture Partners and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. The company notes that the financing will be used to accelerate growth of the company, and expand and broaden the Chumby Network to other screen-based Internet connected devices. The device ain’t cheap; it will run you about $200.
Chumby is a touch screen device that offers a widget buffet to let you customize it to your liking. Widgets include: news, sports, Facebook, Digg, horoscopes, weather, and a huge gallery of others. There are also corporate-sponsored widgets including those from CBS, MTV Networks, MySpace and The Weather Channel Interactive.
Here’s a video I found that shows what happens when you turn on the Chumby for the first time. What a great way to introduce you to Chumby but also to welcome you to the family by having each team member interact with you.