November Hot Links

‘Hot Links’ will provide you regularly with links to 10 new Web services and applications that might indicate interesting trends. This service is brought to you jointly by T-Labs and P&I Product Portfolio Management.

SplashTab – Customized Facebook fan pages: http://www.splashtab.com/
SplashTab easens building corporate Facebook fan pages. Users can create and design customized tabs (sub pages), e.g. for the purpose of promotions, events, or sales.

COPIA – Social eBooks: http://www.thecopia.com/
COPIA is an eBook platform with social networking features. Users can share their library, follow others with similar interests and discuss – even within the discussed eBook.

Top Apps – Highlights among mobile apps: http://www.t-mobile.de/top-apps/
Top Apps is a service giving recommendation on smartphone applications. Highlights are presented both on their Website as well as via their own app (iPhone, Android, Windows).

Yardsellr – A social marketplace: http://yardsellr.com/
Yardsellr allows users to sell and buy items by integrating heavily with Facebook and Twitter. It turns the user’s social feeds on these platforms into a social ‘yardsale’.

Bling Nation – Mobile payment: http://www.facebook.com/blingnation
Bling Nation offers mobile payment based on NFC stickers, which users apply to their mobile phone. At the point of sale users tap their phone, receive a SMS and confirm the purchase.

RockMelt – A social browser: http://www.rockmelt.com/
Based on Chromium, RockMelt is a new browser with a focus on sharing and social networking. Browsing takes place with and around Facebook friends, feeds, and search results.

Limili – Buy the songs you hear: http://www.limili.com/
Limili is an iPhone app that recognizes a song (e.g. playing on the radio) and adds it to a playlist. Further, it allows playing that song from multiple services, including Grooveshark, iTunes, etc.

harmon.ie – The end of Email attachments: http://harmon.ie/
The harmon.ie plugin integrates SharePoint and Google docs with MS Outlook and Lotus Notes. Instead of sending large Emails, attachments are replaced by shared documents.

Blekko – Filtered search: http://blekko.com/
Blekko is a new approach in the Google-dominated search market. Users can restrict their search to defined sites with so-called slashtags and can exclude results by marking them as spam.

Rounds – Enhanced video chat: http://www.rounds.com/
Rounds is a video chat platform that enables 1-to-1 as well as open video conversations. These chats can be enriched with special effects, games, virtual gifts, or shared photos and videos.

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