LeWeb

  • LeWeb: Wordy – more than just a spell-checker

    LeWeb: Wordy – more than just a spell-checker

    [Denmark] One thing that's sometimes overlooked on the tech scene is content. But whether you like it or not, content is what makes the web go around. Or without it the internet environment would clearly be a bit less interesting. Wordy is a start up that among other things wants to step in and get rid of all the rambling blog posts out there. It's a service that allows anyone producing text… Read More

  • LeWeb: Mendeley – the last.fm for academics

    LeWeb: Mendeley – the last.fm for academics

    [UK] Mendeley wants to be the Last.fm for research papers. The company offers a free academic desktop software for managing and sharing research papers and a website where you can back up the data and connect to like-minded researchers. For anyone working on a thesis this might seem like a godsend. The service automatically extracts data from research papers and can also generate bibliographies. Read More

  • LeWeb: Superfeedr – the lube for the real-time web?

    LeWeb: Superfeedr – the lube for the real-time web?

    [US] Superfeedr wants to help you out with all your feed needs and hope to be "the lube for the real-time web". Interesting. The service promises to collect up to a 1000 feeds for free and push them to users in real time, which in reality means less than 15 minutes. The service turns feeds into one standardised format and users can add any atom or RSS feeds they want, but also follow Flickr, Read More

  • LeWeb: LiqPay wants to digitalise our coins

    LeWeb: LiqPay wants to digitalise our coins

    [Ukraine] LiqPay is a startup that wants to compete with Paypal by allowing its users to withdraw and send money with their mobile phones for free. The service allows users to send money from Visa or MasterCard cards to an account linked to a mobile phone number. Money can then be withdrawn or transferred by sending SMS invitations to clients, customers or banks. Read More

  • LeWeb: Stay fit with the iPhone says RunKeeper

    LeWeb: Stay fit with the iPhone says RunKeeper

    [US] Are you constantly attached to your iPhone? Do you like to stay fit? Why not combine the two? That's the thought behind Fitnesskeeper an app for smart phones that allows runners, cyclists and other outdoorsy sporty types to track their process and training. The app is an extension of RunKeeper that does pretty much the same thing, only for runners. If RunKeeper's success is anything to go… Read More

  • LeWeb: Sports predictions tells you where to place your bets

    LeWeb: Sports predictions tells you where to place your bets

    [Denmark] Sports predictions is a service that might make all the football geeks out there salivate a bit. The site hopes to attract sports geeks and betting fans by promising to deliver scientific premier league predictions. Read More

  • LeWeb: Kukunu wants to be your travel agent online

    LeWeb: Kukunu wants to be your travel agent online

    [UK] Kukunu is a London based start up that aims to replace traditional travel agents. The founders Gerald Goldstein and Itamar Lesuisse wants to help people build their holidays online, with the tag-line ”travel is better when you plan it yourself”. Most reasonably tech-savvy people already know this and can find their way around all those price comparison and hotel review sites out there. Read More

  • LeWeb: Shutl launches near-instant gratification for online shoppers

    LeWeb: Shutl launches near-instant gratification for online shoppers

    Online shopping has come along in leaps and bounds since 1994 when the first e-commerce transaction actually occurred — but as dotcom bombs UrbanFetch and Kozmo proved, delivery can be the most painful point in the ecommerce chain. Enter Shutl, which today launches an on-demand delivery platform that aggregates transportation carriers. Think of it as cloud computing for the logistics industry… Read More

  • LeWeb: Storific riffs on hyperlocal, real-time conversation through social media

    LeWeb: Storific riffs on hyperlocal, real-time conversation through social media

    [FRANCE] Another startup pitching on their home turf is Storific, which is all about getting companies and customers talking to each other using the de facto social media avenues we know as Twitter and Facebook. It's your classic 'opt-in for great rewards' model that drives the plethora of email newsletter services which most companies still rely on as their mainstay of direct communication with… Read More

  • LeWeb: Sokoz turns real-time auctions into web entertainment

    LeWeb: Sokoz turns real-time auctions into web entertainment

    [FRANCE] Sokoz is a quick-fire real-time, reverse auction platform in beta that makes bidding for online goods dangerously fun for the shopping-addicted. The site is available in French and English. Each auction starts with a top price which begins to fall until either the reserve price is reached or all units of the product are passed. Like a shopping channel TV show, live sales begin at a… Read More