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5 Web 2.0 startups that will make a splash in 2010

These companies and services are worth watching

Keep an eye on these five businesses bringing fresh ideas to the Web 2.0 arena. From search to microblogging, these tools deserve your attention.

While 2009 might not have been the best year for new companies, 2010 offers much better opportunities.

We've picked out five startups that are bringing fresh ideas to the Web 2.0 arena and are likely to succeed this year.

1. Backtype

The Backtype service lets you find, follow and share comments from across the web.

It indexes comments from millions of blogs and social networks, making them available for search based on a keyword or a URL (especially handy for tracking posts on Twitter).

It also lets you "claim your comments" - by inputting your usernames for several websites such as Digg, FriendFeed or Facebook, Backtype then attributes those comments to you on your Backtype profile.

2. Evernote

Evernote, a cloud-based service similar to mindmapping allows you to save notes from meetings, photos, documents and more, then organises them in a searchable way (or you can do that yourself).

Evernote recognises text in pictures too; you can archive notes from a meeting or keep travel documents handy by snapping a photo of them.

It also supports Ritescript - a division of Evernote - which is a handwriting recognition software. (Evernote also closed out 2009 with $10 million in financing.)

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