Middlespot and BackType at SearchAppalooza in NYC

by Rob Lewis

Right now at the Search Engine Strategies Conference in New York, Chitika is hosting SearchAppalooza  - a power-packed, one-hour face-off featuring some of the movers and shakers in search. Two startups with Canadian connections are among the finalists - Toronto-born BackType.com and Vancouver's own Middlespot.com.

The SearchAppalooza session is going to feature the “Kick-Ass Search Apps Contest“, which is kind of an American Idol for search geeks, with judges including Jen Slegg and executives from Chitika, Yahoo, & Microsoft.

Out of the multitude of developers/companies that have applied (from small developers to multi-million dollar VC funded startups), six finalists have been chosen by Chitika to face off in the Kick-Ass Search Apps Contest, showing off their apps and their ‘outside of the box’ approach. The lucky winner, picked out of these six finalists, will receive a Kindle2, sponsored by Yahoo along with recognition throughout the search and app development industries.

Mountain View, California, United States

BackType is a service that lets you find, follow and share comments from across the web. Whenever you write a comment with a link to your website, BackType attributes it to you. We give comment authors a profile featuring all the comments they've written on the Internet. If you don't have a website to use when you fill out comment forms, sign up and use one of ours. more

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

middlespot.com is a visual search interface that lets you see, save, and share your search results with your peers. more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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