The Finalists

The apps, ranging from online music stores to sites that will pick the name of a tune out of thin air, turn your Web browser or Web-enabled desktop into a full audio entertainment system.




Amazon Video on Demand
http://www.amazon.com/gp/video/ontv/ontv

Service lets users purchase and rent movies billed straight to their Amazon account through a variety of set top boxes.




Aviary
http://www.aviary.com

A suite of online design tools that emulate desktop applications and let you transfer work from one app to another.




Blinkx
http://www.blinkx.com

A video search engine with an index of over 35 million clips, many of which can be watched from the results page.




Blip.tv
http://www.Blip.tv

A video hosting service and sharing community. The company also handles advertising and distribution.




Boxee
http://www.boxee.tv/

Free media center software that runs on multiple platforms and streams content from all over the Web including music and movies.




Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/

Yahoo's photo and video sharing community. Users can upload and organize their photos, then share them with others.




FotoFlexer
http://fotoflexer.com/

A free Web-based photo editing service that works with photos from your hard drive, or various social networking sites.




Hulu
http://www.hulu.com

Lets you watch full-length movies and TV shows in your browser, and unlike some services that do this, the content is distributed by the companies that created it.




Joost
http://www.joost.com

Lets you watch full-length movies, TV shows, and other Web content in your browser and on some mobile devices.




Justin.tv
http://justin.tv

A live streaming platform that lets anyone record what they're doing to a channel they own. Users can watch live, or after the broadcast has ended.




Kyte
http://www.kyte.tv/

A platform that lets users share live video, pictures, and audio from a variety of devices through branded channels they can manage.




Mogulus
http://www.mogulus.com/

A video broadcasting tool that lets anyone create their own online show, complete with support for multiple cameras and guests.




Netflix
http://netflix.com

It started out as a mail-order DVD rental service and has since moved on to stream movies and TV shows to a multitude of devices.




Photobucket
http://www.photobucket.com

Hosts more than 7 billion user images and videos, and lets users share their photos on blogs and social networking profiles.




Picasa Web Albums
http://picasaweb.com

Google's free photo hosting service. It's closely tied to Google's Picasa software program and can be synced up with the photos users have on their desktop.




Picnik
http://www.picnik.com

A browser-based photo editing service that lets you edit photos from your hard drive or from various social networks and photo hosts.




Qik
http://www.qik.com/

Turns most phones with video cameras into personal broadcasting devices. The service also archives live footage for viewing later.




Shutterfly
http://shutterfly.com

Both a photo host and a printing service, aimed at people who want to share photos with friends and family then get them printed.




Sling
http://www.sling.com

Lets you watch full-length TV shows in your browser and if you have one of Sling's set-top boxes, you can watch shows you've recorded from your DVR.




SmugMug
http://www.smugmug.com/

A photo and video hosting service designed for both casual and professional photographers.




Stickam
http://www.stickam.com/

A live video streaming service that lets anyone host and distribute their own Web show.




Sumo Paint
http://www.sumopaint.com/

Lets you edit photos right in your browser, and has an interface very similar to a desktop software application.




Ustream
http://ustream.tv

Allows anyone with a Webcam or video camera to broadcast a live show that can be watched even after it's been recorded.




Vcasmo
http://www.vcasmo.com/

Combines a video feed with slides from a slideshow. It lets viewers who are watching a presentation get a similar experience to actually being there.




Veodia
http://www.veodia.com/

A video broadcasting service that lets you securely share a live or pre-recorded video feed.




Viddler
http://viddler.com

A video host and publishing tool and one of the first services to introduce the idea of tags and comments for specific times of a video.




Vimeo
http://www.vimeo.com

A video host that's focused on creative projects from its users. It was also one of the first services to offer streaming HD video.




Vuvox
http://www.vuvox.com/

A set of browser-based tools that let you create dynamic media slideshows and galleries.




YouTube
http://youtube.com

A free video hosting service owned by Google. It's recently begun offering HD video.




Zooomr
http://beta.zooomr.com/home

A photo sharing and hosting service. It offers support for multiple languages and geotagging, the process that lets users place their photos on a map.





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