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No longer a start up but this company has been in the news this year. Xobni is the smart way to manage your inbox. It includes updates from your contacts on LinkedIn Facebook and Twitter. Xobni was acquired by Yahoo for $48M in July 2013.
Yakit is an iOS app that makes it easy to make your own commercials or animated videos. It allows people to animate, just by speaking into their phone. Teachers from kindergarten to high school have adopted it for their iPad labs.
It meets educational core standards, and kids are rabidly using it because it feels like a toy. There is some great storytelling and creativity with the app that kids are expressing and the designers promise some fun stuff fresh on the horizon.
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Zinged, a San Francisco-based company, brings its version of the "three Rs" to the web with a new site for reviews, a personal reference source and dispute resolution.
The site gives users a forum to write reviews about anything and anyone. Zinged also provides a solution for dispute resolution when there is a conflict between parties.