This Week’s Best In Beta
Which startup is going to be the next big thing? Investors, bloggers, job seekers, and inspiring entrepreneurs everywhere are dying to know. Hundreds of startups enter private beta each month, and that’s far too many for any one person to keep up with. Fret not! Each week, I share some of the hottest new startups in this column, Best In Beta. Let’s discover the next big thing together!
1. Gifts Utopia
Gift giving is a talent, one that I regrettably do not have. Sure, I have an occasional spark of inspiration. I spot something at the right moment and think of the person it’s perfect for at that same time. I think of the perfect gift or make mental notes about a remark someone makes about wanting something badly. After that, the jig is up. I look at the calendar loaded with birthdays and holidays, and the prospect of finding creative and desirable gifts over and over again fills me with debilitating dread.
But we’re not here for group therapy. No, instead we’re going to celebrate the arrival of a service that promises to be a wicked sharp search-engine that conjures up a selection of perfect gift suggestions – Gifts Utopia.
Whether personal or professional, choosing gifts always has inherent risks. Unless you’re skilled at coming up with great items and – maybe even more important – gauging the appropriateness of a gift, it’s unwise to choose gifts alone.
I for one am ready to experience gift giving utopia. If you’re ready to enlist the help of an algorithmic gift matchmaker, request early access at giftsutopia.com.
Speaking of gifts, great quotes are like small presents. They inspire us. They light up our days. They make us sound super smart in conversations. For writers, they’re an intellectual currency that often has more value than the paycheck for penning words. Quotes serve as lead-ins, provide context, lend authority to arguments.
Simply put, no one can ever have enough great quotes at their disposal at any given time.
Quoty is a mobile app and social network for sharing quotes. Pen your own, immortalize the words of friends, share the sparks of brilliant minds. Have fun putting words to pictures. Tap into a growing database of quotes when you need help making a point.
Quotes, pictures, social sharing – sounds like a natural and surefire winning combination, right? If Quoty proves me a seer, you’re welcome to quote me.
Enthusiastic quotographers can sign up at quoty.co.