Monday, February 16, 2009

Part 2: Boston start-ups

Continuing as promised:

Pongr is a mobile software start-up that provides real time price comparison for shoppers. The team includes a couple of MIT PhDs who seem to have cracked the image recognition problem. A cell phone picture of a book cover is enough to automatically launch the search engine to find the closest stores carrying the book!Very impressive. They have other very interesting offerings in the pipeline that I cannot blog about at this time unfortunately.

uLocate brings the promise of location awareness using GPS to real-world applications. Their technology enables widgets for local search, family/friend finders, maps & directions. Interestingly, it's also offered as a platform which offers easy access to GPS data enabling developers to go to market with location based applications.

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