Why is San Francisco the home of Silicone Valley? It’s more than just Twitter, Apple and Google. Every other cool site I come across seems to be based in the Western frontier-town for hippies, beatniks and 49ers (I’d say gold-diggers…but that means something else now). Some claim New York’s Silicone Alley is the future of tech start-ups. And I’m sure they have some fine sites too (love ya’, Tumblr!). But San Francisco still has a huge tech presence, and plenty of those are small tech start-ups running on little more than angels and a prayer.
This list is just getting started!
planwise.com Know how the plans you make today affect your finances in the future
blip.fm My favorite site, share and listen to music with your friends using a simple, Twitter-like interface.
vidcaster.com “Our technical co-founders developed VidCaster while producing local TV with the San Francisco Chronicle and other partners here in the Bay Area. We were fed up with the numerous web tools for video that didn’t “talk” to each other and took a huge amount of time to setup and integrate. Meanwhile, we were fed up with legacy TV distribution as a whole and see the “unbundling” of content to be the future of video.”
mingly.com helps people manage their social media contacts. They’re located in the startup-friendly SoMa district in San Francisco.
ibenta.com is a b2b site specializing in semantic search. They have offices in eight countries. Their US office is in San Francisco.
eff.org AKA The Electronic Frontiers Foundation is a non-profit that defends your digital rights. I throw money at them wildly; you should too! Their office is in the Mission District of San Francisco.
storify.com “Storify helps its users tell stories by curating social media.
We’re based in San Francisco in a newly remodeled loft office in the heart of the city.”