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This Week’s Best In Beta: Soundninja And Keupy

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. Soundninja

I have never heard a One Direction or Taylor Swift song. I won’t bore you with an explanation, but don’t worry, I sleep just fine at night.

 

However, I have a younger sister that’s crazy about both artists. For the sake of conversing with her, if not staying up with contemporary culture, I’m tempted to have a listen. I’m already online all day reading and see their names plastered all over. It wouldn’t take but 20 seconds to track down a sample, after all. But guess what? I’m lazy, and not so curious that I’m going to open separate searches or lose part of my day on YouTube.

 

Soundninja has a nifty solution for predicaments like mine. It’s a tool that let’s you discover music directly from the text that you’re reading online.

 

 

soundninja landing

 

 

Hover over an artist’s name, which Soundninja goes to the trouble of recognizing for you, and listen to work samples – this is key – without leaving the page.

 

 

So, you can discover music you love (or hate) without breaking stride and by putting forth minimal effort. If you’re a content creator, this WordPress plugin and Chrome extension is a great way to give your page visitors an enhanced, more streamlined browsing experience – and not risk their curiosity leading them away from your website.

 

Those inclined can go the extra mile, following a link to artists’ pages in the iTunes store. Slick, simple and sweet.

 

Want a preview of the latest tracks by musicians you’re reading about online? Interested in discovering great music without disrupting your web experience? Sign up to hear the music you’re reading about at getsoundninja.com.

 

2. Keupy

As consumers become more sophisticated in their understanding of cloud storage, this space holds tremendous potential. If not specific needs, security concerns may prove the tipping point of everyone expecting more from the cloud.

 

Does Keupy have the right recipe to satisfy the growing appetite for better cloud services?

 

 

keupy landing

 

 

Early signs are promising. No size restrictions, fast upload and download times, device flexibility, and – the most crucial feature – the cloud belongs to you rather than another company. Your data is your data. How long before we look back and think that it was crazy that it would be any other way?

 

Visit keupy.com to sign up early for your own personal cloud storage. Keep your data safe and sound in nobody’s hands but your own.

 

Photo and Video Credits

Soundninja | Keupy

Author : Keith Liles

Keith Liles is a freelance writer who loves travel, music, wine, hiking, poetry, and just about everything. He practices saying "yes" to life vigorously, rehearsing for the phone call when he's asked to tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Follow Keith on Twitter @KPLiles.

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