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Rising Sun Start-up Presentations Part 2

Rising Sun Start-up Presentations Part 2
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

The second round of startups selected for the Rising Sun Start-up competition continued where the first left off, more awesome.

Let’s give you an overview:


The Next WebCoTweet have created the first Twitter client aimed almost exclusively at businesses who use Twitter. In many respects, it’s a Twitter CRM and useful for any business looking to get a handle on their Twitter presence.

You can assign Tweets, schedule Tweets, add notes, support multiple accounts, and more.

IRL Connect

The Next WebAs awesome as Google Latitude’s service is, it’s very much confined to Google friends and contacts.  It doesn’t include access to the most popular social networks, through which many users connect with friends.

In Real Life (IRL) Connect allows people to locate their Facebook and Twitter contacts on a map and interact with them on the social network from the map interface.


The Next WebPlista, aims to change the way you experience the internet: automatically re-order content on websites, get individual recommendations, find similar items, and much more.

The app is a social recommendation service that follows what you like and don’t across sites. Plista compare’s your preferences based on your usage on the web and based on what you like, Plista recommend’s other stuff you might like!


The Next WebE aims to bridge your online and offline lives.

The startup enables you to collect your accounts – on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and every other network of your choice – in one spot, and share them in real life by using any mobile phone or a small handheld device called The Connector.

With E, you have a card ready for each context, every situation and any kind of person you meet in real life. No more stacks of cards on your desk. Instant connections, in the place where it matters most: the real world.


The Next WebYubby aims to be your one stop shop for video content on the web. With Hubby you are able to find, collect and publish from 30+ video sites

Yubby will let you find video from over 30 popular video sites, gather these videos in your own channels and share your channels with friends and publish them on your favorite websites.


The Next WebKimengi introduces the first product f»dforward, a widget based recommendation network. Recommendations are created in one single proces, but based on two layers.

One layer will match blog posts based on there content like the familliar ‘related articles’ plugins. The second layer will connect blog posts based on reading behaviour on your blog and on other blogs in your network, optimizing the matches to give the best recommendation at the right time to the right person.