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Friday, January 02, 2009

Tech Companies to Watch in 2009

As we enter 2009, former tech leaders are scrambling for solutions to spark sales, while expanding 3G technology is opening new doors forambitious developers.

Freeverse: Developed several top-selling iPhone Apps, including Flick Fishing, Flick Bowling and Wingnuts Moto Chaser.

Epic Tilt: Developed popular games and apps for App Store, including ESPN Cameraman, Pussycatt Dolls Party Pack, and geezeo logoBe like Lil Wayne.

Lexcycle: Creators of the Stanza App, which includes hundreds of classic literary works for free reading. Combines social networking, personal finance, and a unique gauge of the economy. Geezeo uses member-submitted banking data to analyze consumer trends..

china mobile limitedChina Mobile Limited: China's primary mobile provider is rapidly building its 3G network and its potential market is larger than the  entire U.S. population. CBS' answer to youtube and hulu, uses neutral platform that broadcasts hit shows from each of the major networks, including Grey's Anatomy and Heroes.

Microsoft: Jerry Seinfeld and the Mojave Experiment ads didn't convince customers or investors that the company has gone stale.

Ooyala: Founded by three former Google leaders, Ooyala has over 5,000 publishers using its syndication platform - Backlot. Ooyala's goal is to build a successful technology company that focuses on delivering premium video content to  providers, advertisers, and most importantly, consumers.

Sony: 2008 was a rough year for Sony. Disappointing PS3 sales and exploding PC batteries and a layoff of 16,000 workers combined to scare investors from the tech giant.

Nintendo: Wii's phenomenal success continues to amaze investors, but the momentum will eventually stall. What's the next big product from one of our favorite video game makers?

By Matt O'Hern at 11:53 AM | Comments (0)

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