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PERSONALRIA: Automated investment advice

The site provides information from professional registered investment advisors (RIAs) as well as retail investors to provide you with automated advice about your investments. You can also match up your investment picks to those of the RIAs.

Emerginvest: Helping you invest in emerging economies

The world economy is growing, and so are investment opportunities in it. Emerginvest provides detailed information about companies around the world, including related news articles and its own macroeconomic analysis. Among other features, you can see which countries are “hot” or not via a colored map of the world: Red is bad, green is good.

ExchangeP: A prediction market for startups

Similar to many other prediction markets, but for early stage companies, you can buy fake stock. Cash prizes are available for top traders. This is a way to get real-time consensus on things like Facebook’s “true” market valuation.

Me-trics: Correlation is not causation, but….

Want to know what’s causing you to be stressed out? Me-trics lets you aggregate data about things you do, like eating out, drinking, using Twitter, etc. Then, it turns this information into graphs that show you which aspects of your live may be causing you problems.

iCharts: A site for creating and sharing charts

Simple features for creating charts. Obviously, Excel, Google Spreadsheets and other services let you create charts, but this does look especially straightforward. It calls itself the “YouTube for charts.” Sounds kinda… extraneous. But take a look at Scribd and DocStoc, two companies that let you easily share documents. They’ve both grown fast. The judging panel liked this company the most, for what it’s worth.

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