Scott Kirsner the well respected chronicler of all that is Tech in Boston, recently published his “Cool Half-Hundred” Companies list. In the same spirit, we are putting together our own purely subjective, no logical reason or diligent analysis list of companies that we think are worthy of the “Even Cooler” tag.
Doink.com – Online art and animation with a social component.
Viximo – Virtual Goods Market
Swaptree – Online trading of CDs, Games and Books, with 3-way trading algorithm.
Kayak – Huge and successful online comparison shopping for airline tickets.
SecondRotation – sell and recycle electronics at an agreed upon price.
Good2Gether – Online distributor of Non-Profit information and donation mechanism.
Affine Systems – technology that analyzes the visual content of videos and images ,” not just the metadata ”
Lookery (sorta Boston) – demographic advertising for Social Networks
Product Design / Web Design / Marketing
Bokardo.com – Social Web Design
Hunt & Gather – Interactive Media Agency
SimpleBits – world recognized expert in the field of standards-based web design
Research & Development
Arts Alliance Labs – build highly scalable, advanced technology products
Virosity (BetaHouse) – ruby on rails development for early stage startups
Hacker Homes (where senior hackers go to play)
Abinitio – massively paralell financial analysis applications
ITA Software – advanced algorithms and distributed computing techniques for airline industry
Acquia – value-added software products and services for the Drupal platform
Autovirt – state of the art solutions to the problems of Data Migration and File Server Consolidation
Cilk Arts – products that allow rapid development of reliable, high peformance applications for chip multiprocessors
Tokutek – accelerate key database operations by orders of magnitude
Vertica Systems – column-oriented relational database management system (RDBMS)
Aylus Networks – MediaShare family of products and applications to enable a new class of real-time multimedia sharing solutions.
Envio Networks – mobile social networking?
Geezeo – Social on-line finance
Mobicious – best place to find anything for your phone
Auraria Networks – products that are at the leading edge of content management and information identification and analysis