*UPDATE* Welcome GetGlue to the mix!
Come hear from the awesome people at Spotify, Boxee & GetGlue at our next Inside Startups Club. Company presentations will be followed by Q&A and an opportunity to network with attendees to discuss job opportunities and more. Anyone is welcome to join, but developers are strongly encouraged to RSVP. Great way to build your network, hang with cool people, and learn more about the startup scene.
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to more than 16 million tracks. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal. Since its launch in Sweden in 2008, Spotify has become the largest and most successful music service of its kind, with more than 10 million active users and more than three million paying subscribers. Spotify is now available in 15 countries around the world: Germany, US, UK, Sweden, France, Spain, Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia and New Zealand. www.spotify.com
With Boxee, you can watch any TV show from the Internet, movies from services like Netflix and OpenFilm, and enjoy all the rest the Internet hast to offer that will never make broadcast TV. The idea for Boxee was born when founding friends Avner, Gidon, Idan, Tom, and Roee, came up with the idea for Boxee while using Xbox Media Center, open source software for the original Xbox that allowed people to play digital media on their TVs. They became members of XBMCs open source community and in 2007 imagined a way to take the platform even further. Since 2007, Mr. Ronen and a team of 11 others have worked to extend the base code for XBMC with online sources like hulu and Netflix as well as social networking in Boxee. www.boxee.tv
GetGlue is a social network for entertainment and the recognized leader in social television and second screen applications. Users check-in and share what they are watching, listening to and reading with friends; get fresh recommendations, exclusive stickers, discounts and other rewards from their favorite shows and movies. www.getglue.com