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Naming itself the eBay of the shipping world, uShip brings the bidding process to the transport marketplace. Need to move a boat? Champion horses? Tractor? Everything in your house? Put the job up for bidding and let the transport companies come to you. All transport companies have detailed profiles that show you just who you’ll be dealing with. For example, these guys would like to help move your motorcycle.
While many are excited about live traffic data on firm ground, others have turned their attention to the other 3/4 of the earth. According to The Map Room, many ships are required to carry transponders to broadcast their location. The result is a lot of public marine data and the perfect situation for a classic map mashup.
After a decade of helping sellers list items on eBay, power seller software maker Auctiva is launching its own marketplace. Or, more accurately, it's launching a platform, named AMP, where anyone can create a marketplace. Auctiva and its partners have 500,000 products ready to be included in any store via its API (our new AMP API profile).