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And Your Pick Is? Internet Startup Live! Showcase

Tuesday through today we've showed you the firms that presented at Internet Startup Live! Venture Showcase just a few days ago at Fall Internet World. Today we wrap up the snapshot and ask once again - which piques your interest the most and why?

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INTERNET STARTUP LIVE! VENTURE SHOWCASE SPOTLIGHT

Who

Sagacity Corporation / ShopInCities

Web

www.shopincities.com

Stage

early-stage

Sector

Commerce

Year established

1997

Employees

9

Strategic allies

Banc of America, Storefront Owners, currently working out a deal with R.R. Donnelley

Mission/market strategy

ShopInCities, International offers fast growing communities for direct market penetration Web sites on the Internet. ShopInCities has pioneered large-scale, Web-based shopping malls for Internet users to shop online at 18 malls so far, set up Personal Shopping Pages, and share ideas, interests and expertise.

In the spirit of Equal Access for All, Educators can set up Classroom pages geared toward education and edutainment for students, utilize private and public chat rooms, create online fundraisers for their schools and classrooms, and shop for supplies at the Teachers Tool Box. Merchants can set up stores on ShopInCities and either pay a monthly hosting fee, and/or, a sales commission.

All visitors can access the Web-Grab Search Engine, create City specific Net Directory Pages, which offer a full page of information about their businesses including a contact form, link to an existing Web site, and e-mail address. The processes which allow visitors to use the site are fully automated.


Who

SwiftShop LLC

Web

WWW.quickpix.com/library.html

Stage

early-stage

Sector

Services

Year established

1997

Employees

4

Strategic allies

several under development

Mission/market strategy

We have direct access to a virtually unlimited supply of original, high quality content (global, near real-time newsphotos, and local history photos), that have significant value for portals competing to attract users and keep them and their all-important ad-perusing eyeballs on their sites. In addition, we have developed a convenient, low cost turnkey service, for both content and transactions,that leapfrogs all technologies currently used to input and display images and associated descriptive text over standard-bandwidth phone lines.

We have produced multiple sites that illustrate both business and consumer applications created with our image-driven search engine, natural user interface, and data compression.(see field 2 above) Review of these sites will demonstrate why SwiftShop LLC's idea offers equity investors access to that rare kind of start-up, a 'first mover' with a new platform for transactions and content, and an entirely new category of online marketing and advertising tools.


Who

TelePost

Web

www.telepost.net

Stage

early-stage

Sector

Services

Year established

1996

Employees

60

Strategic allies

EUnet, SOL Norway and Denmark, Telia

Mission/market strategy

To become the leading provider of Web-centric, value-added telecommunications services that improve business communications. TelePost differentiates itself in the market by offering services, as opposed to selling hardware or software platforms. The company is strategically positioned at the intersection of Internet and telephone network convergence.

But rather than focusing simply on the Internet (i.e. Internet telephony), TelePost's technology uses the Web to control the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). This enables each network to be used for what it excels at - the PSTN for reliability and voice quality, and the Internet Protocol (IP) network for data and user interface simplicity. As a result, TelePost provides 'anyway, anywhere, anytime' communications services.


Who

Volatile Media Inc.

Web

www.EZCD.com

Stage

early-stage

Sector

Commerce

Year established

1997

Employees

4

Strategic allies

Various record labels and affiliates

Mission/market strategy

Volatile Media Inc./EZCD.com intends to be the premier custom compilation CD site, specializing in connecting music lovers and new music. Using personalization technology, EZCD.com will help discover tomorrow's music superstars from the thousands of independent artists out today.


Who

Ziplink, LLC

Web

www.ziplink.net

Stage

Early/Mid Stage

Sector

Services

Year established

1995

Employees

65

Strategic allies

WebTV Networks, Cue Paging, Beepwear by Timex

Mission/market strategy

Ziplink seeks to be the premier service provider among national Internet service companies by offering a complete Internet access solution to a national network of businesses, resellers, and dial up consumers through direct and indirect channels.

Ziplink has a two tier focus: (1) providing wholesale Internet access through Dialnet relationships and resellers and (2) developing the Web appliance marketplace to add Internet and enhanced telecommunications features to every day consumer electronics products.


Of the above and those companies mentioned since Tuesday, which do you think is a better idea? email us now  your votes tallied and revealed next week (c) 1998 Mecklermedia, Internet.com

Eyeballs.net also presented, although its data wasn't submitted to us in the above format. Please see its Website for details on what it is. It's in the eye of the beholder for sure.



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