Personal assistants are not affordable for every one out there. I mean I can’t afford that, to manage my chores, help me find out the right things or news from the bulk available so I don’t waste time filtering the same. This is exactly what many of those social recommendation startups have kept in mind. Perhaps the single most useful thing that social networks and the Web 2.0 has given us. We thought it was time to bring forth a similar startup on this week’s Startup Sunday, bet our readers would love to have one of their own. The startup comes from India.
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Have you found a great product lately that you’re just dying to tell your friends about? Or, do you need help picking out a new product? Gangaroo is a fun site where you share and discover your favorite products with your trusted friends; whether it’s your favorite iPhone apps, sporting goods or cooking tools. We all have friends that are experts in something. Think of your buddy that’s a camera expert. Gangaroo lets you leverage your friends’ experiences when you need the information and you want advice from a trusted expert. As a bonus, if your friend happens to have some cool products lying around, you may be able to borrow or buy something for a good price. Read More »
We had been anticipating a global launch of the Facebook Tag Suggestion feature for quite some time, given that it had been sporadically available to a handful of its users already. The feature simply helps ease the task of tagging friends in pictures. This is done simply matching the existing tagged photos in your albums or those of your friends to detect faces and suggest tags.
What started off as an experimental venture back in 2009, Google Social Search has finally gone global, coming to more users. Social Search basically aims at helping people find more relevant information from within your social connections, ensuring the information you receive is from a circle you trust most.
In what I consider to be the ugliest of maneuvers in social media, Facebook seems to have gone beyond all my imaginations. It will be an understatement to say it exceeds expectations of anyone online or offline. Its very political, very dirty and utterly lame to get your PR firm gaming in on the propagation of anti Google sentiments.
The Web Of Trust (WOT), the world’s leading crowd sourced reputation rating service with its global community reporting over 5 million sites reported of being malicious and untrustworthy, has gained a massive popularity over time. It’s community is comprised of over 20 million people who have rated 30 million plus sites to date. The idea to protect users from such sites is a must need but the job is impossible to be undertaken by a few individuals, especially for the fact the Web continues to grow exponentially. We have social networks like Twitter and Facebook where loads of links are shared, countless applications requesting to access your personal information and the tragedy is they all prove to be havens for scammers and malware. Call it lack of awareness, but this grows for one reason or another.
You call it luck or good timing, Sohaib Akhtar of Pakistan might not have known that he would be a part of the Web history as the only person Live Tweeting the Abbottabad operation which involved US armed forces and the Pakistani Intelligence Service killing Osama Bin Laden. The guy is an IT consultant and was probably on a break in the quite of Abbottabad. But things changed and I am sure the atmosphere will not be as peaceful in the city as it had been.
Following are a few tweets he sent last night. Thanks to TC for compiling these up.
So Osama Bin Laden is dead? That’s the worst news you can hear early in the morning, that too in the country you are a citizen of. I am not a political analyst nor is this a political or anti-terrorist blog but what makes it worth its mention is that the whole is crazily taking over the Social Networks. Read More »
SaleLocator is a new local shopping search engine and iPhone app that brings local retail sales information to consumers. The startup plans to step in the arena as one of the largest collection of in-store sale information, SaleLocator helps bargain hunters find the best ongoing sales near them by showcasing local brick-and-mortar sales in all US markets, from the smallest towns to the biggest cities.