10 start-ups that show promise for '08

Wired predicts which 10 start-ups will garner the most attention in the new year.

If it's done nothing else, the Internet has turned countless piles of straw into gold.

The latest Rumpelstiltskin-eque ideas include a site that will use your DNA to tell you which diseases and other health risks you face, a GPS device that gathers info from you such as traffic problems and beams the data to other users, a social-networking site for businesspeople and other professionals, and a site that lets you find out what the Internet reveals about you.

These start-ups and six others are the ones that Wired expects to break into the Internet's spotlight next year.

Read the full story on Wired: "Top 10 startups worth watching in 2008"

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    Natalie Weinstein is a senior editor who works out of Austin, Texas. She spent a decade as a reporter and editor in the newspaper industry before joining the CNET News staff in 2000. E-mail Natalie.


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