Streamload MediaMax (San Diego, CA): File Sharing Max Out
The pitch goes: "Streamload MediaMax is an Internet service that allows digital users to easily and securely send, store, move, receive and access their digital files; like video, music and photos." I feel exhausted just pondering on that.
Blogcritics.org (Aurora, OH): Superior Bloggers on Music, Politics, TV, Film, Books, Sports, Gaming, Science, Technology, and Culture
Now that's what I'm trying to say! Seriously, in my very biased view, this is the spot where the professional gloss of the mainstream media meets the funky and personality-driven flow of the blogosphere. (Full disclosure: I'm the exec producer for these finest of fine cats, and had no idea that Blogcritics made the Web 2.0 Innovators map until I stumbled across it! "Well of course!" I roared out in my living room, startling my previously napping dog.)
Blinksale (Hurst, TX): Online Billing
Not super-flashy, but easing the ability for people to conduct transactions seamlessly and efficiently online will further revolutionize the way we do business… and clear the way for more cool stuff to get created!
Fruitcast (Mesa, AZ): Add Ads to Podcasts
Allowing an easy way for self-publishers (bloggers, podcasters, vloggers, etc.) to add a commercial break might suck for humanity but is an easy winner as an automated web-tool.
Coastr (Santa Ana, CA): "An experiment in social networking for beer snobs…"
Hmm… I'll need to investigate this one more closely and get back to you.
Userplane (Los Angeles, CA): Flash and Video Chat
I imagine something like video chat will be "big" at some point, but there's got to be some Pets.coms in the mix here, and this could be one of them.