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And so it begins. The finalists are prepped and double-prepped. The Demopit companies are overflowing in the halls. And we are about to start this year’s TechCrunch50. For all of you following along at home (or the office), we’ll be streaming the conference live via Ustream here on TechCrunch as well as on the TechCrunch50 website. You can also vote for your favorite startups on this page thanks to Microsoft Bizpark. (The voting will begin as the startups start presenting). The startup with the most votes will win our Web audience award.

You can also follow along on various social media sites. Just search for the tag #tc50 . You can find official photos here on Flickr and Tweetmeme has set up a TC50 channel that aggregates links and Tweets. You can also try these links:

Twitter: #techcrunch50 or #tc50
FriendFeed: #techcrunch50 or #tc50
Flickr: techcrunch50 or tc50

So who will be the next Mint? Stay with us over the next two days to find out.

Other Coverage:
The TechCrunch50 List: the presenting startups VentureBeat.
Pitch Glut: 220 Web Startups Launch in Two Weeks ReadWriteStart.
A Sundance for Startups The Huffington Post.
Round Up of this Morning’s Startup Presentations at TC50: Session 1: Youth & Games (Updating) TheNextWeb.
Techcrunch 50 2009 Coverage Silicon Angle.
TechCrunch50 kicks off: Let the games begin CNET
TechCrunch50: The iPhone as a Game Controller? AppScout.
New hardware at TechCrunch50CNET.
Startups Aim to Bring Personalization Back in Style GigaOM.
TechCrunch 50: Our Favorites So Far Business Insider.
Favorite Startups from TechCrunch50 Conference PC World.

TC50: With Penn & Teller, your iPhone does card tricks too
VentureBeat.
Penn and Teller Unveil New iPhone Application #tc50 Techgeist
TechCrunch50: Penn and Teller, the iPhone app LA Times.
TC50: Story Something creates personal stories for your children VentureBeat.
Story Something cria histórias de dormir para o seu filho TC50 Jornal tecnologia.
TC50: ClaseMovil launches a virtual world for learning VentureBeat.
Quick thoughts from TC 50: ToonsTunes Startup Marketing Blog.
TC50: ToonsTunes is like GarageBand for kids Venture Beat.
ToonsTunes Launches at TechCrunch50. SheBlogs.
ToonsTunes Launches World’s First Virtual Community Offering an Online Recording… Reuters.
ToonsTunes – Tunes For Tots #tc50Techgeist.
TC50: Sealtale offers a personalized way to declare brand loyalty Venture Beat.
SealTale – New Widgets For Your Blog (?) #tc50 techgeist.
Microsoft launches Bing ‘Visual Search’ CNET.
Microsoft’s next attack on Google: Bing gets visual search VentureBeat.
Bing Tries More Pictures, Less Text Silicon Alley Insider.
Microsoft’s Bing Introduces Visual Search Feature paidContent.
Making Search Prettier: Bing Launches Visual Search ReadWriteWeb.
Microsoft Updates Bing with ‘Visual Search’ FeaturePC World.
Microsoft launches new visual search for Bing Seattle Times.
Microsoft Bing Adds Visual Search Option Bits NYTimes.
Bing: Now With Visual Search Digital Daily.
Meet an Awesome Search Engine for iPhone Apps – Bing Digital Inspiration.
Bing Search Gets Visual Technologizer.
Hands on: Bing gains Silverlight-only Visual Search feature Ars Technica.
Microsoft Bing Adds Picture Searches for Some Queries Bloomberg.
Microsoft Bing gets visual search; full 2.0 update later this fall All About Microsoft.
Microsoft Adds Visual Search to Bing PC Magazine.
Bing’s new visual search tools are both stupid and cool Daily Finance.
Bing 2.0 “Visual Search” Launches, Allows Search By Pictures Search Engine Land.
Is Bing Optimizing for the Short Snout? The Noisy Channel.
Microsoft announces Bing Visual Search MobileTechWorld.
Bing Goes the Visual Internet AppScout.
Visual Search – Why type when you can see it? Bing Blog.
Microsoft Bing Visual Search Option Helps Us Become Lazier Searchers Google Watch.
Bing encourages visual search Computer World.
Google Leads in Search Engine Quality Test, But Bing ImpresseseWeek.
Bing 2? Microsoft Debuts Visual Search Engine internetnews.com
TC50: iTwin allows encrypted, cableless file-sharing VentureBeat.
TC50: FluidHtml builds a more web-friendly version of Flash VentureBeat.
FluidHTML seeks to bridge Web programming divide CNET.
TC50: Toybots lets toys come to life with Internet connectivity VentureBeat.
ToyBots – Connected Toys Of Some Sort #TC50 Techgeist.
Quick Thoughts from TC50: ToyBots Startup Marketing Blog.
TC50: Clicker is a TV guide for the Internet age VentureBeat.
Clicker Guides You To Internet TV #TC50 Techgeist.
Clicker’s Guide to Online Video Technologizer.
Stealth Report: TV / Video search engine Clicker AltSearchEngines.
Former Ask.com CEO Lanzone Launches Video Search Engine paidContent.
TC50: 5to1 gives publishers more control over their ads VentureBeat.
TC50: DataXu optimizes ad campaigns in real-time VentureBeat.
TC50: SeatGeek tells you when to buy tickets VentureBeat.
TC50: HealthyWage lets companies incentivize employees to stay fit VentureBeat.
TC50: RackUp sells gift cards in fast online auctions VentureBeat.
TC50: Udorse lets you tag your photos with product endorsements VentureBeat.
TC50: iMo turns the iPhone into a joystick for your PC games VentureBeat.
TC50: Need someone to mow your lawn? Redbeacon creates a market for local services. VentureBeat.
TC50: Yext transcribes, searches phone calls for local businesses VentureBeat.
Google News 2.0: Fast Flip Screenwerk.
Google Tries to Enhance News Browsing With Fast Flip PC World.
Google launches Fast Flip news website Telegraph.
Google unveils Fast Flip for newspapers and magazines LA Times.
Google turns a new page in online news content Times Online.
Google Launches Fast Flip To Accelerate News Browsing Information Week.
Google’s Fast Flip Trick Reuters.
Google lets readers “flip” through the news USA Today.
Google’s Fast Flip Dips Publishers’ Toes in Google’s Own Ad Revenues Content Bridge.
Breaking: Google FastFlip Web Search Android Guys.
Google hopes readers will ‘flip’ over new format SeattlePI.
Google Releases News-Reading Service New York Times.
Google Fast Flip Goes Live; Experiment In News Reading And Revenue Sharing paidContent.
Google Fast Flip: Reading Online a Bit More Like Print Businessweek.
TC50: Mota wants to curb “lemons,” fix the used car market VentureBeat.
TC50: Startups can trade favors at TheSwop.com VentureBeat.
iMo Is Great For Games, IMO#tc50 techgeist.
TechCrunch50: Show me the money CNET.
TechCrunch50: Click on Me! Click on Me! Or: Better Ads AppScout.
The Top 3 personal finance startups from TechCrunch 50 WalletPop.
TechCrunch50: Businesses that match you up CNET.
TechCrunch50: Next-Gen Classified Ads PCMag.
Startups Aim to Bring Personalization Back in Style GigaOM.
Mota Motors Launches Services Socaltech.com
RefMob Launches at TC50 to Revolutionize Word-of-Mouth Referral Programs” eMediaWire.
TC50: Refmob gives customers a slice of the referral market VentureBeat.
Redbeacon Launches At TechCrunch50 Reuters.
TC50: Localbacon wants to fix job sites by making job-seekers pay VentureBeat.
Yext(TM) Launches First Ever Pay-Per-Action Phone Call Service at TechCrunch50 Reuters.
Yext launches Yext Calls service at TechCrunch50 TelecomPaper.
TC50: Metricly aggregates analytics for startups, small businesses VentureBeat.
TC50: ClientShow manages collaboration for graphic designers VentureBeat.
TC50: Affective Interfaces detects whether your ad makes people happy VentureBeat.
TechCrunch50: Business Apps on Parade (and Emotion Sensing!) AppScout.
TC50: CrowdFlower offers rich analytics for mechanical turks VentureBeat.
TC50: CitySourced Lets You Report Pot Holes And Graffiti On The Go Facternet.
Demos and Dreams at TechCrunch50 Day 2 Change.org
City Sourced Allows Mobile Complaint Reporting IntoMobile.
I’d Call CitySourced, but I’m Just a Pothole bub.blicio.us.
City Sourced – A New Way To Inform City Hall #tc50 techgeist.
Citizen complaint app finally fires up TechCrunch50 CNET.
TC50: CrowdFlower offers rich analytics for mechanical turks caem.la.
AOL embraces Twitter, Facebook with AIM Lifestream CNET.
AOL Integrates LifeStream into AIM AppScout.
TC50: AIM opens up; pegs its future on mobile apps VentureBeat.
Cocodot – For Overdoing Invitations #tc50 techgeist.
Cocodot creates a slicker version of Evite VentureBeat.
Trollim throws programming gauntlet SDTimes.
TC50: LearnVest walks users through life’s financial milestones VentureBeat.
AIM Debuts Lifestream Twitter Client ReadWriteWeb.
TechCrunch50: A ‘Elegant’ Evite and More Subscription Services AppScout.
CrowdFlower Bolsters a New Era of Work PR Web.
CitySourced Launches At TechCrunch50 YouVox Tech.
Techcrunch 50: Glide Health Geekfluence.
What Women Want: Startups Targeting Females
ReadWriteWeb.
TechCrunch50: How to pitch to women in a room full of dudes PHP Hosts.
Affective Interfaces’ Webcam Software Reads Emotions Gizmodo.
IPhones Take on Potholes With City Reporting Tool PCWorld.
TC50: Does the world need another news aggregator? Thoora thinks it does VentureBeat.
IPhones Take on Potholes with City Reporting Tool CIO.
TC50: AnyClip searches movies for quotes, famous moments VentureBeat.
TC50:Perpetually creates a personalized Internet archive VentureBeat.
TC50: Insttant provides a snapshot of real-time news VentureBeat.
TechCrunch50: Aggregating News, Even Way In the Past AppScout.
TC50: Crowd Fusion wants to be the ultimate tool for web publishing VentureBeat.
Insttant.com – Real Time People Generated News at TechCrunch50 YouVox.
TechCrunch50: Women get short shrift LA Times.
TechCrunch50: The Better Social Network AppScout.
TC50: Lissn is like Twitter for longer, public conversations VentureBeat.
Apps for business at TechCrunch50 CNET.
TeleMedicine, Mood-Measuring, Citizen Complaints Vie for Net Fame
Wired.
TechCrunch50: Business Apps on Parade PC Mag.
AIM Bets on Social Networks as Startups Reveal a New Spin on Metrics GigaOM.
O’Brien: Real-time Web is Silicon Valley’s new obsession SJ Mercury News.
TC50: Radiusly says companies should forget Twitter, microblog with us instead VentureBeat.
TC50: Radiusly says companies should forget Twitter, microblog with us instead VentureBeat.
Threadsy: All Your Communications, All in One Place Technologizer.
Startups Attempt to Lasso the Real-time Web GigaOM.
Connected communities matter: Introducing Stribe Stribe.
TechCrunch50: Real-time stream is more like a flash flood CNET.

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