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GridPoint

30 September 2008 by Ch. Tronche | Comments Off | Filed in Cool sites and start-ups

This is part of the future of energy: distributed production coordinated by a sophisticated platform.

GridPoint home page.

The UpDown (updown.com)

13 September 2008 by Ch. Tronche | Comments Off | Filed in Cool sites and start-ups

This cool site let you manage a simulated portfolio using real-world stocks and quotes, exchange analysis and even win real money ! Your goal is to out-perform the S&P 500. I’m waiting for the one with futures and the french stocks.

The server’s overloaded today, which may  be a good sign (or not).

Their ultimate goal is to leverage “collective intelligence” to make money on real investments. Will it work or not, I’m not sure (you don’t behave the same when you know it’s a game), but the idea’s cool anyway.

Zopa

29 August 2006 by Ch. Tronche | 1 Comment | Filed in Cool sites and start-ups

Zopa tries to disintermediate the personnal credit market. You want to borrow money ? You have money to lend ? Go to Zopa

I’m not sure this is even legal in most of the world, but this is one of this brilliant ideas that anyone could do, but only one got it.

Riya.com

24 August 2006 by Ch. Tronche | Comments Off | Filed in Cool sites and start-ups

Another jewel from DEMO. Go to riya’s web site.
Face recognition for the masses. In my view the most awesome breakthrough in data search since the advent of Altavista.

MooBella

23 August 2006 by Ch. Tronche | Comments Off | Filed in Cool sites and start-ups

MooBella.

Amazing Ben-&-Jerry’-O-matic (or Häagen-Dazs-O-matic on this side of the Atlantic).

I first hear about it on the DEMO 2006 web cast.