Archive for July 2013


Like Digg & Reddit, new Internet startup brings you a personalized Internet

Those frequenting the Internet have always wanted a “personalized” experience, some tool or service that will help make their Online life easy & educative. That is what we at What’s New On The Net try to do, too, & one of the ways is by profiling new Internet startups. But that for some other day.

Today, though, we shall talk of this new Internet startup called ‘theneeds’, based out of San Francisco, USA. theneeds, in beta, claims to aim to give Internet users a “highly personalized” experience for Net surfing. Its patent-pending technology claims to follow your surfing pattern & then give you stuff to your likes. This could be where to find the best restuarants, the best news sites….stuff like that.

In a sense, this new Internet startup is comparable to at least two “personalized” Content sites – Digg & Reddit. On theneeds, too, users vote for the Content posted. Thus, the process tries to do away with the “disconnection” that many feel while using the Internet for information. Users can also share their fav likes with others on the network.

Check the video for an audio/video understanding of what this new Internet startup is:

Video Credit: theneeds/Vimeo
Image Credit: theneeds



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New social networking site that focuses on happy moments

It claims to be a “niche” social network, one that gives the platform for people to record & share their life’s happy moments. Predictably, this new social networking site is named Happier.

This new social networking site is based in Boston, USA. Started in February this year, Happier, Inc., calls itself a “happiness company” on a mission to inspire millions of people to be happier in their everyday lives. The sentiments have found resonance in some big ticket publications such as Fortune & The New York Times. The new social network, available as an iOS app & a web app ( Android is missing) says its aim is to focus on the positive & sharing good things with others as that makes you happier & healthier.

The new social networking site was started by Nataly Kogan, co-founder & Chief happier_logo_for_dark_bgHappiness Officer. She migrated to the USA with her parents from the former Soviet Union when she was thirteen years old. After spending two decades of chasing the “American Dream”, she decided to stop saying, “I’ll be happy when…” & instead started thinking “I’m happier now because…” That’s Happier’s central thought.

And as if agreeing whole-heartedly with Nataly, already between February & July, over a million happy moments have been posted on this new social networking site. Happier has already attracted US$2.4 million in seed funding from Resolute.VC & Venrock. Looks like this new startup is determined to stay, & not fade away like others.

Image Credit: Happier


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