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White Hot Startups - Part 1

The right app can change your life. If you find yourself "not getting" an app, there's a good chance that someone is working on a similar one that you will get. 

TechCrunch has unveiled a list of "private Internet companies" that Goldman Sachs thinks may IPO in the next year. I thought it would be useful to check out what these companies actually do so I've added links and a brief description of each one  (click here for Part 2 of the list

  • Airbnb - Find a Place to Stay
  • Beachmint - A Next Generation Social Commerce Company (girly e-commerce)
  • Beauchamp
  • Bluekai - Your Data Performing at Scale
  • Badoo - Boost your social life. Chat, flirt, meet up and have fun!
  • BOKU - Pay with your phone number
  • Box.net - Simple, secure sharing.
  • Cloudflare - Give us five minutes and we'll supercharge your website
  • DropBox - Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.
  • Gogobot - The best travel advice
  • Hipmunk - We make booking travel faster and easier
  • Instagram - Fast beautiful photo sharing for your iPhone
  • Jawbone - delivering innovative products that improve the mobile lifestyle through ever-changing software and wearability
  • Klout - Measuring influence since 2008