Thursday November 11, 2010 1:30 pm
Ambitious startup Thingd aims to catalog everything
Thingd was recently put in the spotlight by the New York Observer, ending a period of intentional un-discovery.
Thingd might just now have become noticed, but according to Tom Pinckney, co-founder of the New York startup Hunch, Internet giants such as Amazon, eBay, and Google are hard at work on the same idea. "Right now it's not clear what the best approach is, or who will have the strongest database," Said Pinckney. "But when one player does emerge from the pack, there will be a strong network effect."
Einhorn acknowledges the challenges his website is facing. "This isn't as simple as liking someone or making them your friend," He said. "Commerce is at the heart a lot of these relationships, and that can be tricky."
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