Thursday, February 7, 2013

Jargon is Evidence of a Disruptive Wave of Innovation

As I read through the titles of the first page of stories on TechCrunch.com, I noticed something interesting. There are a tremendous amount of new companies and products out there. 13 of the stories had jargonesque names in them that kind of sound silly if you say them all in a row. I can imagine them being sung in a karaoke bar to Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire":


  • NanoSatisfi
  • Yammer
  • Goldbely 
  • Uber
  • Zite
  • EveryBlock
  • Happier
  • Redfin
  • Redbeacon
  • MyTime
  • Telly
  • LibreOffice
  • Trademarkia
If you check the home page from TechCrunch in 2011, you see stories about HuffingtonPost.com, Google, HTC, SalesForce, GoDaddy, Apple and Groupon. There are only a few buzzword-ly named companies listed, like Animoto and Audioboo.

I think this illustrates how quickly things are changing out there in the digisphere, with startups popping up so quickly you can't keep up with the latest uber-telly-moto-boo-whatevs. Let's check out the tech homepages in 2015 to see where the startup dust has settled. See you then!

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