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20 best new startups and apps in the world

Last updated on: December 18, 2012 08:20 IST

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Here are 20 of the best apps and startups that launched in 2012, according to Business Insider. They're sure to do amazing things in 2013 it says.

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SmartThings

CEO: Alex Hawkinson

Date launched: January 2012

What it is: Ambitious. SmartThings wants to connect everyday objects - from ovens to thermostats - to the Internet and make them smarter.

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Medium

CEO: Ev Williams, Biz Stone (co-founders)

Date launched: August 2012

What it is: Medium is a publishing platform that organises text and images into theme-based collections.

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Sherpaa

CEO: Jay Parkinson

Date launched: February 2012

What it is: Sherpaa provides companies with affordable health care and round-the-clock access to doctors.

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Circa

CEO: Matt Galligan

Date launched: October 2012

What it is: Circa is an app for reading the news.

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Clever

CEO: Tyler Bosmeny

Date launched: June 2012

What it is: Clever helps third-party developers integrate their apps with school data.

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Clear

CEO: Dan Counsell

Date launched: February 2012

What it is: Clear is a to-do list for iPhone and Mac.

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FiftyThree

CEO: Georg Petschnigg

Date launched: March 2012

What it is: FiftyThree is an app for drawing, doodling, and sketching.

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Lua Technologies

CEO: Michael DeFranco

Date launched: June 2012

What it is: Lua creates tools to help mobile workforces stay connected.

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42Floors

CEO: Jason Freedman

Date launched: March 2012

What it is: 42Floors is search engine for real estate and office space.

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Urban Compass

CEO: Robert Reffkin

Date launched: In stealth mode

What it is: Urban Compass is building a platform with hyper-local knowledge to help people make personal decisions.

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Brewster

CEO: Steve Greenwood

Date launched: July 2012

What it is: Brewster is a mobile app that personalises your address book by pulling in data from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, and Gmail.

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Branch

CEO: Josh Miller

Date launched: August 2012

What it is: Branch is a platform for exclusive, in-depth discussions and conversations.

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RebelMouse

CEO: Paul Berry

Date launched: June 2012

What it is: RebelMouse is a snapshot of all your social media activity, all in one place.

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uBeam

CEO: Meredith Perry

Date launched: N/A

What it is: uBeam wirelessly charges electronic devices.

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Highlight

CEO: Paul Davison

Date launched: January 2012

What it is: Highlight shows you people who are nearby on a Google Map, and it lets you learn more about them - even if they are total strangers.

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Gumroad

CEO: Sahil Lavingia

Date launched: February 2012

What it is: Gumroad lets you sell things like songs, photos, T-shirts and anything else that you can link to through social networks.

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Mixel

CEO: Khoi Vinh

Date launched: August 2012

What it is: Mixel is a collage and photo sharing app for iOS.

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MoviePass

CEO: Stacy Spikes

Date launched: October 2012

What it is: MoviePass is a subscription service that lets film buffs see all the movies they want for one monthly price.

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Chromatik

CEO: Matt Sandler

Date launched: November 2012

What it is: A musical platform for musicians that allows songs to be written, recorded and shared on an iPad app. Everything is stored on the cloud, so it can be accessed anywhere.

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Upworthy

CEO: Eli Pariser

Date launched: March 2012

What it is: A media company with a team of content curators. It finds morsels of interesting but overlooked information on the web and spins it in a way that's compelling to the masses.


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