Yes, we all wish we’d bought shares of Apple when it languished at $60 a share and most of the tech world had written off Steve Jobs and his cadre of loyal followers. But, now that the company’s stock’s been selling at around $600 a shareits detractors are casting about for the next big thing that businesses and consumers will grab in large quantities.
Over at the New York Times, tech writers have assembled a list of the services and apps that are getting lots of attention and venture capitalists’ money. Many of them will be familiar to tech users (Dropbox, Pinterest and Square are pretty well known).
The writers ask the question: Which one would you back?
Their list includes:
- Uber — an app for snaring a car service in a number of big cities
- Dropbox — a popular file-sharing service
- Square — tech for allowing smartphone users to accept credit card payments
- Pinterest — a social media site that allows users to post images of stuff they like
- Quora — a question answering service
- Pinwheel — a virtual note service
- Path — a mobile social network that’s more private than Facebook
- Airtime — a not-yet-launched video sharing network
- TaskRabbit — a service that lets you find people to do, well, tasks
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