My daily readings 03/24/2011
That Was Fast: The Speak-To-Search Extension For Chrome
How fast the innovation is! Also a very smart move
is an extension that Dugley Labs churned out in record speed yesterday. With it, many of the search boxes you visit on the web gain the little microphone icon that when clicked, allows you to speak your search. It works on Google, Bing, YouTube, Hulu — a ton of sites. And it works well.
Color Looks To Reinvent Social Interaction With Its Mobile Photo App (And $41 Million In Funding)
But the founding team goes a long way toward explaining it. Headed by Bill Nguyen
— who sold Lala to Apple in late 2009 — the company has attracted a wealth of talent. It has seven founders including Nguyen and company president Peter Pham
, who previously founded BillShrink. And its chief of product is DJ Patil, who was previously LinkedIn’s chief scientist.
43 Promising Startups Present At Y Combinator’s Biggest Demo Day Yet
Of course, Demo Day is a bit different from what it was a year or two ago. The spectre of a $0 bank account is further off, as Y Combinator companies are now being offered $150,000 in convertible debt by Start Fund
, the fund created by Yuri Milner and Ron Conway’s SV Angel. And there are now more companies than ever — 43 companies presented during Demo Day this afternoon, which means they’re each given a bit less time.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.