jueves, octubre 25, 2007


Business 2.0 nos trae otra de esas listas medio caprichosas que tanto nos gustan: The Next Disruptors: 15 companies that will change the world. La selección es una bonita ensalada multicolor de la que rescato algunos casos interesantes:

CEO: Reman Child and Shawn Gupta (founders)
Disruption: Simple, straightforward financial planning
Disrupted: Today, makers of personal finance software. Tomorrow, the credit industry

Combine the utility of software like Quicken with the social power of Web 2.0, and you have Expensr - a free online service that tracks your budget and spending habits, then shows you how you're doing compared to your peers. "That's the idea behind the social network," says co-founder Shawn Gupta, "to help you do better by making you aware of what other people like you are doing."

CEO: Scott Griffith
Disruption: Self-serve hourly car rental in urban neighborhoods
Disrupted: Car dealers and traditional rental agencies

There are no service clerks, no paper contracts, no lines. With Zipcar, you pay a $50 annual membership, then go online to see what cars are available near you. When you get to the car, swipe your wireless ID card to get in, and the keys are inside. You pay a usage fee that runs $8 to $15 per hour. Zipcar is profitable in cities where it has been operating more than two years, including Boston, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and it's ahead of competitors like Flexcar and City CarShare.

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