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Traxo has won Vator Splash NY!

Thumbs Up wins the Peoples' Choice Award

Technology trends and news by Steven Loeb
December 5, 2012 | Comments
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/2c2d

The ballots are in! They have all been counted and recounted, and we have a winner for this year's Vator Splash NY!

Congratulations to Traxo for winning the judge's vote.

Traxo is the world’s most advanced personal travel organizer. The free service automatically detects and aggregates travel information, including: itineraries, miles, points, and elite status, directly from over 190 different travel websites, and accepts travel confirmation emails from over 1,300 travel providers, organizing everything into a single, comprehensive travel dashboard  -- essentially a next-gen Tripit or Mint.com for travel.

Traxo also provides destination specific data for users, including maps, itinerary and weather.

The service, which seeks to fix the problem of fragmentation of travel information, has already imported half a million trips for its members, who have accumulated over three billion points.

We should also say congrats to Thumbs Up for winning the People's Choice Award. 

Thumbs Up is the magic button for TV. You watch a show. You love a moment of that show. And you can instantly share that moment with friends.Through a plug-and-play API, TV shows integrate Thumbs Up into any second-screen app to establish a real-time connection with their audience. Thumbs Up lets the audience vote, rate and share great moments of a show with one touch in real-time - enabling new, interactive TV experiences that increase viewer engagement, live viewership and ad revenue.

The company plans to monetize by selling data to networks, giving them deeper insight into which moments the audience liked. This works best for live events, such as the Olympics, the Oscars and the Super Bowl.

It eventually plans to be an API company, meaning it will be incorporated into the websites for specific shows by the networks.

Here were the rest of our finalists:

Auctionopia is a first of its kind direct social commerce marketplace. We're excited to offer our next generation embedded instant messenger technology that allows retailers to negotiate shipping & price points with potential customers, promote to their fans, and close deals live, all within our proprietary chat interface (OpiaTalk).

Creativeworx is solving the global timesheet problem to increase revenue and accelerate invoicing. By making the capture of hard-to-obtain employee workflow data effortless, the CreativeWorx platform automatically generates business intelligence that  helps organizations & individuals capture more revenue, reduce costs, streamline processes, and have better visibility of operations.

Blenture Software is the creator of Playrock, a location-based gaming network with a big twist. Mobile players can create their own location-based spaces and play multi-player games in real-time with others who are next to them.

LessonWriter automatically turns any digital text into high-quality dynamic literacy lessons for print, web, and moblie. Our program makes it possible for every to teacher to support reading in every subject regardless of their training. Our product is fully-built, used by over 30,000 teachers around the world and generating revenue from premium school and individual sales. 

MatchPuppy is a brand new way for dog owners and their dogs to meet new friends in their neighborhoods. Think of us as the OkCupid for dog playdates. Owners can arrange and join playdates, whether for finding matches for a quick stroll in the park or just meeting up with other dog owners and their dogs to play some fetch and sniff some butts.

Offerbus provides a turnkey, easy to integrate engagement platform that combines notifications, virtual currency rewards and a digital goods redemption marketplace. Developers can use the platform to engage, incentivize, retain and, if needed, monetize users.


PhotoSpotLand helps photographers by suggesting great places to shoot and create great shooting experiences, with great people... or alone. We are a step above sharing photos and we don't share photos. PhotoSpotLand is the essential instrument of where, how, what and with whom to take pictures around the world and to propose and aggregate photographers communities to share the experience.


Silver Living provides critical independent research and rich media that guides families to the best senior living community for their loved one. Our professional reviews, 100's of photographs and videos, resident interviews, and in-depth analysis cut through the marketing hype.

 


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