One of the most exciting aspects of living in the 21st century is witnessing rapid evolution and disruption of industries that impact our lives and businesses. From cyber security to radio and real estate to cancer treatment, creative technologies are being introduced left and right, and many of them are making a big impact. Here are my 10 innovative companies to watch in 2016 :
Radio stands out as a content medium that is still beloved and used by millions, but that has some catching up to do in terms of shareability and searchability. Enter AudioBurst, a new startup that is seeking to become the Google GOOGL -0.02% for radio. The technology aims to index, segment and make searchable clips from thousands of radio stations. Users can easily find clips on topics or keywords they care about and share them through social media. Perhaps most interestingly, the content’s shelf life increases infinitely, as it now exists on the cloud rather than evaporating through the airwaves. With the monumental rise of video in the last few years, it seems that radio is ripe for this kind of disruption.