[ATTACH=right]17464[/ATTACH]The cool thing about the TechCrunch Disrupt conference is that the biggest names in technology come to mingle with some actual garage operations on a somewhat level playing field. One of the simplest but also brilliant micro-startups there this year was [URL="http://storify.com/"]Storify[/URL], founded by a former AP Bureau chief, it's another possible way to save the ailing journalism industry. But even if it doesn't save the world, it's still a pretty powerful little tool for anyone who publishes anything on the web, which is almost everyone these days. Storify is in private beta right now, but we got access to …

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[ATTACH=right]17430[/ATTACH]For years now, we've been promised new technologies that would merge the idea of virtual payments with actual brick and mortar retailers, but inevitably we just keep swiping those plastic cards. Meanwhile, the Japanese and others leapfrog ahead, happily waving their phones and other gadgets in front of those cool Near Field Communication (NFC) payment systems without ever having to fumble for a wallet. The problem, according to [URL="http://mobilepayusa.com"]MobilePayUSA[/URL] Founder [URL="http://twitter.com/@MobilePayUSA"]Randy Smith[/URL], is that while financial institutions and others have tried to push adoption of NFC here, retailers have balked at the up to $500 price tag to replace existing …

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[ATTACH=right]17425[/ATTACH]Swedish start-up [URL="http://saplo.com"]Saplo[/URL] wants to put the entire online world into context to help slice through the deluge of irrelevant information - and they're trying to do it by shifting from syntax-based search to algorithms based on high-profile academic research that understand the semantics underlying all that overwhelming amount of text on the Internet. Saplo's latest effort to that end is [URL="http://stream.saplo.com"]Saplo Stream[/URL], which went live in an alpha phase Tuesday afternoon, right in the middle of [URL="http://disrupt.techcrunch.com"]TechCrunch Disrupt[/URL] in San Francisco. Saplo Stream's aim is to deliver only the most relevant news headlines and blog posts to users, weeding …

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[ATTACH=right]16824[/ATTACH]Not long ago we [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story306488.html"]reported how Plancast represented the future of social networking[/URL], both literally and figuratively. Over the past month, the plan broadcasting service has continued to grow, even drawing in many [URL="http://plancast.com/WASDted"]Daniweb devotees[/URL]. We tracked down one of Plancast's founders, [URL="http://twitter.com/mhendric"]Mark Hendrickson[/URL], to ask him about how the start-up came together and see if they were willing to let us broadcast some of their plans to you. (BTW, we found out after this interview that Plancast is hiring. [URL="http://www.onethirdofmylife.com/one-third-of-my-life/2010/08/plancast-90120000-and-equity-for-two-outstanding-engineers.html#EnvDL26815_-1967570720"]The gig is pretty sweet[/URL], starting at $120k and an equity stake.) [B][I]Daniweb:[/B] Briefly, what was the genesis of Plancast?[/I] …

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