Day 3 of TechCrunch50 demos had a lot more gamer presentations then the other 2 days. I am not a gamer but I do respect what they bring to the Web 2.0 table. I want to congratulate Yammer for winning the grand prize. I picked them out as one of the most impressive on the very first day Most Impressed Demos At TechCrunch50 Day1: Angstro, OtherInbox and Yammer
The only other demo that I thought was impressive on day 3 was by a company named Dropbox.
Dropbox is the easiest way to store and share files in the cloud, combining online sync, sharing and backup into a single interface that’s seamlessly integrated into your operating system. It’s the only truly cross-platform cloud storage solution, with support for Windows, Mac OS X and now Linux. Files in your Dropbox folder are continuously kept in sync between your computers and securely backed up online, eliminating the headaches associated with emailing yourself attachments or carrying USB drives. Folders in your Dropbox can also be shared with others, leading many businesses to abandon traditional network drives and VPNs and collaborate using Dropbox shared folders instead. Our beta users love that Dropbox just works and doesn’t make you think, and our March screencast ranks among the top links of the year on Digg (11,000+ diggs.) Dropbox is backed by Sequoia Capital and Y Combinator and was founded by a team of MIT engineers.
I installed their software and was up and running within 10 minutes with all 3 of my computers sharing a Dropbox folder. I tested placing a file and an image into the Dropbox folder on one of my computers only to see the same file and image on my other two computers Dropbox folder within seconds. My only complaint is that they limit you to 2 gigs of space for Free and they don’t currently have a price plan for additional space.
All in all I have to give kudos to the organizers of this years TechCrunch50. I wish all of the companies that participated luck and look forward to being there in person next year.
All the best