Starting a real-time stream company in 2009

This is Somrat, co-founder of Bazaar Labs.  I am excited to be launching Bazaar Labs with my friends Tim and Matt.  This is a great time to create a company – the market is picking up, there is good positive buzz in the start-up community, and the cost to develop and get a product to market is getting easier-and-easier.

Of all the areas to focus on, we are building a company based on real-time data.  As Ron Conway describes, there are lots of opportunities around real-time data, including everything from analytics to developing content-based advertising solutions.

For instance, in the area of advertising, just in the last 2 weeks, two Twitter advertising solutions launched – one centered around getting top Twitterers to tweet a branded message and another created an ad product to monetize the real-time web.  Now… it’s unclear whether either of these solutions will work, since they have to get to mass adoption by advertisers, consumers, and publishers, but that’s not the point.  Twitter’s APIs have really opened up the opportunity for start-ups to create businesses in the same way Facebook’s platform created great businesses for start-ups who developed on their platform.

Out of all areas, several Twitter clients have emerged.  We launched our own Twitter iPhone app called TweetNGo.  There are two versions: free ad-supported(TweetNGo Lite) and paid, no-ads with push notifications(TweetNGo Pro).

Unlike other Twitter clients, TweetNGo is designed for casual users, not “power users” of Twitter.  We focused on keeping it simple, easy-to-use, and fast. In addition to the standard Twitter features, we added some fun features including the ability to tweet your location through Yelp, upload pictures through TwitPic, and for the paid version, you can receive @ mentions and direct messages through push notifications.  We looking forward to receiving your feedback!  If you have any, send feedback to and for more info on the app follow @tweetngoapp.

As for the other things we’re working on, well, you’ll have to wait and see!  Here we come world. Follow @bazaarlabs to keep up with our musings.

Watch this video to learn more about TweetNGo:


1 Response to “Starting a real-time stream company in 2009”

  1. 1 Danaus Chang October 2, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    The UI is looking good!!! Congrats to you and the team. Loving the Push Notifications – guessing others do too

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