[Posted on February 12, 2008 - 1:30 PM]
My futile search for an online travel startup that actually can make money while improving users' vacation or business trips in some meaningful way continues tomorrow night. TripIt and YowTrip will present their services during a five minute demo on stage at San Francisco's Mighty Club. I've used TripIt and can't figure out why it's useful. I would have given up on it if not for the startup's formidable founding team. YowTrip looks to be more useful than TripIt's business travel services but much less likely to turn a profit.
The four other companies presenting offer services for online publishers. Of the quartet, I'm most excited about seeing Triggit, a web page editor for idiots. I consider myself to be an expert in their target market segment and am sure there are a lot of others out there like me. Another promising startup to present at the meetup organized by SF New Tech is ClickTale, which takes a fresh approach on web site analytics. Blogbard and Utterz round out the demos. To attend the event, register here. - Joshua Jaffe
Joshua Jaffe is general manager of TechConfidential.com.