Archive for the ‘award’ Category
This year’s Juniper Future Mobile Awards are given to:
- ShoZu (UK-based) (upload Flickr albums, Facebook pages and personal blogs via picture messaging/MMS)
- myGamma.com (social network for mobile users)
- Jumptap (mobile search)
- Celltick (it allows companies to buy space on your mobile phone’s idle screen).
- Greystripe (advertising network for mobile games – it compensates developers for every time their games are played, not just for when those games are initially sold).
As the GroupLens research blog is reporting, MyStrands have announced a $100,000 investment for the winner of the recommender startup competition. The winners will be announced at RecSys 2008. On a side note, any UCL-ers interested in entrepreneurship might also be interested in this course run by the UCL graduate school.
Update: it seems that tapping into any wisdom hidden in the masses is the new source of ideas (crowdsourcing): don’t come up with ideas, just make a means for the ideas to come to you. A new competition is adding its name to the Netflix prize, this previous post on evaluating algorithms with the masses, and the above competition: semantihacker is offerring $1 million to anyone who can put their semantic-analysis engine to good use!