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Startup Roundup: Orpheus Media Research announces Myna, XIPWIRE officially launches

Introducing Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup. Here, we’ll parse out the small pieces that make our greater Startup ecosystem thrive. We want to keep you in touch with the innovations that we can’t quite get to covering, but that deserve highlight. Follow along with the Startup Roundup’s dedicated RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, […]

Introducing Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup. Here, we’ll parse out the small pieces that make our greater Startup ecosystem thrive. We want to keep you in touch with the innovations that we can’t quite get to covering, but that deserve highlight. Follow along with the Startup Roundup’s dedicated RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch.

DEFINITE READS

Orpheus Media Research has announced Myna, its music marketplace search engine, which lets users upload a song—beit a long orchestrated piece or a two-bar guitar hook—and find similar matches based on parameters like mood and tempo. It’s designed for music buyers who are looking to connect, sans middle-man, with commercial composers. The engine looks extremely promising and as we’ve said before, we’re excited to see this one develop. As CTO Greg Wilder puts it in a press release, “after months of hard work, it was an absolutely incredible feeling to see Myna come to life, first hand.” In addition, OMR has received seed funding from two angel investors and it is still seeking strategic partnerships.

Watch a video preview of Myna, in all its slickness, after the jump.

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MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME

According to a press release, XIPWIRE has officially launched, and has promised that its service will be free of charge through 2010, likely to attract customers and clients in a tough mobile payment market crowded, even locally, by competitors like Venmo.

Proximity-based social network LoKast, run by Wharton talent, offered up a comment to Technically Philly that it is hiring. Now, the comment has disappeared. No, we did not delete the comment to convince the $1 million-backed company to post on our jobs board. But this mention is certainly is a ruse intended for that purpose.

GIVE A GLANCE

Vuzit has published a white paper on its document publishing platform about what it does best—delivering hi-res documents through the cloud.

Virtual Reality-meeting platform Proton Media has announced that it has brought on Cisco Director of Engineering Greg Pelton to its Executive Advisory Board. Not surprisingly, Cisco is one of Proton’s clients that utilize’s the company’s Second-Life-esque meeting space.

Startup Roundup will post weekly on Wednesdays until there’s not a Philly startup story left to link to on the Internet. See others here.

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Brian James Kirk

Brian James Kirk is a cofounder of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Kirk was Web Editor of PlanPhilly, an independent online news resource covering planning and development issues in Philadelphia, and a freelance writer and designer. He resides in South Philadelphia.

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  1. Technically Philly » Startup Roundup: Lots of love for local entrepreneurship | Covering the Community of People Who Use Technology in Philadelphia. / May 5, 2010

    [...] has been active in the local news lately after officially announcing last week. Let us count the ways (in which a press release [...]

  2. cera / May 15, 2010

    Thanks for mentioning the white paper!

    I also love Greg’s video. It’s great to see the traction!

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