Boomtrain – Startup of the Month


Boomtrain videos online

The Interface

There are so many great startups out there that don’t get nearly the attention they deserve, because they simply don’t fit into my publishing schedule. I’m changing that, starting this month with our first ever Featured Startup of the month.

My video life is divided. I’ve got TV for news and organization, Hulu and Netflix for shows, and Youtube for short quick random videos. There’s so much great free content on Youtube, but it’s too much of a pain to find in the long term. Thankfully, a new startup has come along to try and master the show model for Youtube.

I recently started using the beta version of a new service called Boomtrain, and I think it has serious potential. Boomtrain categorizes shows available on Youtube and makes it really easy to watch it as you would a show on Netflix, and find similar shows as well.

There’s still a lot of work to be done adding content to their library of addable shows, but the basic concept is very sound. The interface is very simple and is far more optimized for watching shows than the standard Youtube layout. Everyone who’s read this blog for a while knows I have an extreme dislike of Youtube’s new interface, so as this platform is developed further I may shift more and more of my watching from to Boomtrain.


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Michael Sitver

Michael Sitver is a technology insider who has been blogging about technology since 2011. Along the way, he's interviewed founders of innovative startups, and executives from fortune 500 companies, and he's tried dozens or hundreds of gadgets. Michael has also contributed to works featured in Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the associated press. Michael also occasionally consults, and writes for Seeking Alpha and Yahoo News.

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