The Register has a nice story listing the Top 25 start ups based in the UK.
Its long overdue that UK talent in Web 2.0 technologies is finally being recognised. Show your support to these sites by signing up to them!
1. Garlik – Garlik is an online privacy firm that monitors your personal information online, and lets you know if there’s any problems .
2. Tape It Off The Internet – Allows you to share details of what you’re watching with friends, and it also points you in the direction of (legal) places to download shows.
3. OnOneMap – A property site that plots houses for sale onto Google Maps, and bills itself as a property search engine, NOT an estate agent.
4. WeHangHere – More location-based Web 2.0, wrapping social networking elements around Google Maps, with clusters of people who hang out at the same places you do.
5. MailSpaces – MailSpaces is a mix ofWeb 2.0 features, including RSS, tagging, and wikis, which aims to organise information among communities
6. Webjam – Content-sharing among communities, where you create your own pages, share them, but can also replicate other people’s and pass them on
7. Zopa – Social lending, matching borrowers and lenders like eBay matches buyers and sellers.
8. Design The Time – A “virtual reflection of time”, with a timeline that anyone can upload their content (photos, videos, text) to, as well as holding footage and info on public events.
9. YesnomayB – A dating service, with Web 2.0 features
10. Mobizines – “Mini Mags on your Mobile” Hmmm sounds awful to me
11. Ebeebo – Matchmaking for jobs, giving recruitment a Web 2.0 spin with a service matching jobseekers with positions
12. Sleevenotez – a website connecting real-time information around what you’re listening to on Last.fm
13. SelfcastTV – Originally pitched as a “Brit YouTube”, with the theory that people will be more likely to come back regularly if they’re presented with more culturally relevant videos
14. Yuuguu – a remote-access application that lets people see, share and take control of each other’s screen and applications, with live messaging alongside it.
15. Mobango – provides you with tools to convert videos, music and photos to mobile-friendly formats, then 1GB of space to store them online AND share them with other people.
16. Horsesmouth – social networking community built around mentoring. So the idea is you can sign up to find a mentor, and get their advice on your lifestyle, job or whatever
17. Cerkle – based around smaller networks of real-life contacts, using mobiles to share information and keep in touch
18. Friction.TV – a video-sharing service for people’s news and views, from professional activists to just normal people with something to get off their chest.
19. Last.fm – Listen to something new. Last.fm radio learns what you like and gets better.
20. Trusted Places – social networking around specific locations (pubs, restaurants, museums etc). It’s more about finding cool places based on people with the same tastes as you
21. DropSend – Send large files of up to 1GB without installing software on your computer, or just use it for online storage.
22. Idio – create a profile of your interests, then get an interactive magazine back with articles from all manner of sources, including blogs
23. Elertz – a free web toolbar that delivers alerts to consumers from brands, when they’ve specifically asked for them.
24. Izimi – Self-publishing, being able to serve files, photos, music and videos up from your computer to friends through their web browsers
25. Crowdstorm – Social shopping, you find stuff to buy based on how much of a buzz there is around it, as well as signing up trusted users whose opinion you’d seek before buying.