Monday, May 5, 2008

Top 15 emerging wireless startups

Fierce Wireless has come up with top 15 emerging wireless companies . I can definitely think of lot more startups that can be added to the list. Well, for now, let’s look at what has been published by fierce wireless.

Here is the list of top 15 wireless startups mentioned in fierce wireless:
DeviceAnywhere FireTide
Mfoundry Pelago

My pick from the list, and some information about them.

bluepulse started as mobile social networking is now focusing on messaging. That’s an interesting move from the company. It’s a mix of social network and instant messaging. The statistics looks unbelievable 150 million messages per month (2,000 per minute)

chacha a human powered search engine. Cool service. Users can either call an 800 number with their question or send a text to the short code 242 242. Within two or three minutes, they receive their answer. The answers are not only provided quickly and accurately but also with a human personality. I wonder how they manage to keep up with so many topics.

DeviceAnywhere is something very innovative. I was in awe when I read about how the solution works. You can virtually play around with thousand of gadgets using internet

Loopt, LBS based social networking. I guess loopt is ruling the roost in this arena. They have the blessing of operator, which is a biggest accomplishment

Pelago’s whrrl is Google maps with twitter. It’s a location based social tagging where users tag the location they visit.

uLocate is another LBS based startups. They have an impressive list of carrier deals -- Boost Mobile, Helio, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, Alltel and MetroPCS as well as partnerships with Autodesk, Navteq, TeleAtlas, MapQuest and iDEN GPS company Trackem. Content providers like Eventful, EveryTrail, Zipcar, Twitter and Yelp have also inked deals with uLocate to mobilize and localize their offerings for the mobile phone.

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