https://OnlineClock.net is just one example of a case where one person with a vision and the tech skills to make it happen is the winning formula used to create one of the world’s best internet startups. The following tech-savvy minds began by working alone to solve a problem, fill a need, or simply ran with what the believed was a bright idea. All are chieveing what their founders wanted: making an impact!
Informing everyone on how it’s all done 10th place: Techmeme
Software engineer Gabve Rivera created his automated news curation service tech.memeorandum to focus on technology. He renamed it Techmeme and now it employs a team of editors.
Techmeme currently has 10,000 recurring readers with articles shared social by up to 10 million people.
Moving so fast, they might as well be a blur; in 9th place is Newsblur
Computer programmer Samuel Clay programmed NewsBlur while riding on the A-train in New York City. It’s a personal news reader that enables subscribers to better read the news on their mobiles.
Newsblur currently has 60,00 subscribers.
Getting it done in 8th place, we see: Todoist
Student computer programmer Amir Salihefendic created one of the first easy-to-use personal task manager and to-do list applications. Since then, he’s masterminded other popular to-do list apps including Doist and Wedoist.
Todoist currently aid 2 million users.
Multitasking like a champ, they might just save this race for later! 7th place shows Instapaper!
Software developer, coder, and Tumblr’s first employee, Marco Arment created a mobile read-it-later tool that saves web pages. It was acquired by Betaworks in 2013.
Instapaper currently serves 2 million users.
Defining true speed and merit is no problem for this contender; Urban Dictionaryin at 6th place.
California Polytechnic State University computer science major Aaron Peckham created a Web-based dictionary that defines slang words not found in standard dictionaries. Now, it’s used to define any word or phrase.
Urban dictionary gets an amazing 3,946,000 visitors a day. There were seven million definitions accounted for in 2013.
Running so fast, they make animals look bad, we have DuckDuck Go in 5th place.
Web Developer Gabriel Weinberg created an internet search engine unlike the rest. It aims to protect searchers’ privacy and does not collect personal data for ad and security agencies
DuckDuck Go had 1 billion queries in 2013 and 45 million searches.
Burning the lanes like a fireball, Big oven comes in at 4th place.
Software engineer Steve Murch founded his mobile grocery, recipe, and food app as a way of visualizing his own love of cooking.
Big Oven had 10 million downloads, and 2 million registered members.
This casanova of a contender seems to have admirers running with them; Plenty of fish rushing in with a strong 3rd place.
Computer engineer Markus Frind ran his new dating site out of his Vancouver apartment, creating the first free dating site in the world. Currently, it creates one million relationship a year.
Plenty of Fish currently serves 70 million users and has a revenue of $10 million.
Selling the lower position with ease, Ebay roars in with an efficient 2nd place.
Computer engineer Pierre Omidyar wrote the code for an online auction website called Auction Web. The first item sold was a brokn laser pointer. He later renamed the site to eBay.
eBay currently serves 19 million users with a revenue of $4.5 billion
And in very first place, the winner is: Amazon with a swift victory!
Computer enginer Jeff Bezos left Wall Street to start an online bookstore from his garage. Since then, it has expanded to be the largest online retailer in the world.
Amazon currently has a hand in every major market across the world and sports a revenue of $74.45 billion.
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Post time: Oct-16-2017