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
http://www.amazon.com

Online Vendor. Has the best customer service for purchases or returns, and reliable products.




Billeo
http://www.billeo.com

Billeo gives you the fastest, easiest and most intelligent way to exercise choice and control over your online purchases and payments. Billeo deserves to win, because in these tough economic times, people are looking for ways to better manage their bills and shopping, and Billeo is the safest way to aggregate all of your financial information in one place (on your computer).




BillShrink
http://www.billshrink.com

BillShrink.com is a unique, free web tool and consumer advocate service that saves consumers money by making continuously updated, personalized, usage-based recommendations on everyday services with very complex bills and offerings that change frequently, like cell phones and credit cards. BillShrink deserves to win because the site provides extreme value to today�s consumers looking for a simplified personalized way to save money in the tight economy and it is a service that sorts through complicated ever-changing data to take the hassle out of budgeting and saving money.




BitWine
http://www.bitwine.com

BitWine has a large list of topics from which you can select your expertise. You set your own hourly rates. Calls from customers looking for your expertise come in to your computer, but people calling you can connect to the network via ordinary telephone.




Craigslist
http://www.craigslist.org

Access local classifieds and forums for different cities worldwide.




Dapper
http://www.dapper.net

Dapper is a web based service that aims to set the web's content free by transforming any website into a portable feed, API, widget and more. Dapper empowers anyone to re-use and consume the web under their own terms.




Elance
http://www.elance.com

Elance is an online workplace where businesses connect with qualified professionals to get work done, facilitating the entire process from hiring to collaboration to payment. At a time when small businesses are looking for more flexibility in hiring and resource management and many professionals are looking to contract work and freelancing as a career, Elance provides the complete solution--all in a secure, easy-to-use web application.




Etsy
http://www.etsy.com

Etsy (review) is a site that lets you browse and shop through other people's handmade goods. Their geekery section is full of items you won't find on any of the other online stores.




Eventbrite
http://www.eventbrite.com

Online event registration and ticketing for the rest of us. Sell out!




Eventful
http://eventful.com

Eventful is the leading search engine for events , which combines social networking and community tools to enhance event discovery and tracking, with tools to enable fans to create viral, grass-roots campaigns to "demand" that a desired event happen (concerts, lectures, film screenings, book signings, etc).




Farecast
http://www.farecast.com

One of our favorite sites, the airfare prediction site Farecast, is spreading its wings today and launching a beta pricing service for hotels as well. The service works for the top 30 U.S. travel destinations.




Glassdoor
http://www.glassdoor.com

Glassdoor.com is a career and workplace community where anyone can find and anonymously share real-time reviews, ratings and salary details about specific jobs for specific employers -- for free. Think of it as the TripAdvisor or Yelp of jobs and workplaces that uses employee-generated content to provide a free inside look at companies from those who know best � employees.




GoodGuide
http://www.goodguide.com

Provides an environmental report for a wide variety of products, telling you about the impact a product has based on its ingredients and the activities of the company that made it.




Google AdWords
http://adwords.google.com

Lets you purchase advertising based on keywords or phrases you choose.




Google Checkout
https://checkout.google.com

A checkout program that gives online retailers a way for customers to pay using their Google account credentials.




JibberJobber
http://www.JibberJobber.com/

A tool for job hunters to keep track of where they've applied and a CRM solution for those who are employed.




JobCoin
http://www.jobcoin.com/

A job board that specializes in a widget site owners can put on their page that lists jobs relevant to what's mentioned on the page.




Jobscore
http://www.jobscore.com/

JobScore lets employers post jobs, manage resumes and track feedback as a group with others in their company.




Kayak
http://www.kayak.com/

A travel search engine that indexes prices for hotels, car rentals, and flights from multiple providers.




oDesk
http://www.odesk.com

A service for hiring and managing independent contractors to do work for you. Lets you check in on them, then rate them when they're finished.




Oodle
http://www.oodle.com/

An online classifieds service that lets users buy and sell goods locally. Also includes an online job board.




PayPal
https://www.paypal.com/us/

An online payment service users can use to send money to each other, and online store owners can use for purchases.




PowerReviews
http://www.powerreviews.com/

Outsourced and moderated customer reviews that are tag-based and can be used on multiple sales sites.




Trulia
http://www.trulia.com/

Search engine for real estate listings. Also adds in expert advice and data visualizations to track pricing trends.




Upcoming
http://upcoming.yahoo.com/

A directory of local events. Its one part search and discovery and another part tracking tool to help stay abreast of what's coming to town.




Woot
http://www.woot.com/

Site sells one thing per day, starting at midnight and going until it sells out. Woot also has spinoff sites for designed T-shirts and wine.




Yahoo Shopping
http://shopping.yahoo.com/

Tracks Internet shopping deals and product listings on a single page and by category.




Zillow
http://www.zillow.com/

A search engine for home buying. Provides average home prices and more extensive information on housing listings than you might get from a real estate agent.




ZipRealty
http://ziprealty.com

An online real estate agency that matches sellers up with buyers and provides a localized agent to help them sell.




Zocdoc
http://www.ZocDoc.com/

Lets users find and book doctor and dentist appointments online. Also ties in online ratings of each health provider to help users find the right one.





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