(Part 1, Startups 1-5)
2007 seemed like a mighty long time ago, however so much has advanced and happened technologically in these 6 years. So let’s take a trip down memory lane and see which of these top start ups started up and which ones couldn’t get their ignition to go vroom.
Twitter – By now you must know what twitter is. If you don’t you are living under a rock. Twitter is a micro blogging social networks site that allows users to sum up their thoughts into characters of 140 or less called tweets. Twitter also is the birthplace of the infamous #hashtag, which is now an integral part of the internet as we know it. Currently twitter is globally ranked the #13 website. Not bad eh?
Dropbox – Another fave of mine… I love drop box. It completely eliminates the need to email yourself files! It’s a free service allowing its users to store media, docs, and more in an online storage space that is easily accessible and shareable. It’s a handy tool, and apparently users around the world think so as its globally ranked #177!
Airbbd – Airbnb is a great concept, which is why it is still successful. This online service provides a platform for “hosts” to rent rooms and unoccupied living space short term to travelers in search of accommodation. As of November 2012, the company had over 250,000 listings in 30,000 cities and 192 countries. Listings include private rooms, entire apartments, castles, boats, manors, tree houses, tipis, igloos, private islands and other properties.
Zynga – is a platform that provides social gaming services that work on a stand alone basis on mobile platforms hosted on zynga.com and integrated into various social media platforms such as facebook and google+ In the past 24 hours the Zynga stock rose 30% after they announced a new CEO had been hired.
Tumlbr – The #18th site in the United States has proven a force among todays younger internet users. Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you are! In May Yahoo announced plans to buy twitter for $1.1 Million dollars!
Stay tune to our next recap of 2007s top startups where we take a look back at
Gilt, Waze, Twilio, LivingSocial &10Gen!