LivePlasma: Discovery Engine

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Liveplasma maps and displays music and movie search results with linkages and groupings. After the search term is submitted, it's immediately surrounded by other artists; the closer they are, the more similar they are in style to the target.


Company: LivePlasma
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Amazon Web Services Used: Amazon E-Commerce Service
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Audience: Consumers
Pricing: Both Free and for-fee tiers available
Created On: June 20, 2006 1:53 AM GMT
Last Updated: June 20, 2006 2:56 PM GMT

What about an Internet tool that allows you to discover bands & artists in a multilingual interface in English, French, Spanish and German?

It’s now possible on, an engine whose primary purpose is “to make music available to everyone or at least make suggestions easy to find”.

It’s not exhaustive, neither for specialists, it’s a tool that answers this simple question: what is great for me to listen to?” That is how the person behind it describes this new service.

Free to use, it is also now enriched with movies, actors & directors.  Books, writers, and also other services will be added in the future.

  • Every object is an interactive hotspot
  • Extensive use of colors to classify properties, relationships, categories etc.
  • Items can be marked as favorites
  • Logical proximity-based recommendation system
  • Direct links to individual Amazon order pages

Currently your request in any search engine usually leads to a list of links for result. Now with LivePlasma you have a visual representation of all findings from a database.


I was first introduced to LivePlasma during a technology innovations class in college. Since then, it's stuck out in my mind as the perfect way to use Amazon Web Services. When I think of innovative ways to use the internet, this always comes to mind. The web is inundated with similar services now, but LivePlasma was groundbreaking when it was released.
mediaspine on June 15, 2010 8:08 PM GMT
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