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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.
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
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.