VentureBeat:

RedBeacon, a startup that helps people find local services like maids or repairmen, won best of show at the TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco.

The startup is in many ways what Craigslist could have become for local services. Formed by a group of ex-Google employees, the company is focusing on five markets at first including gardeners, personal trainers, and maids. (The idea is to focus on businesses that don’t have a one-price-fits-all model and that customers need somewhat regularly.) It will launch in the San Francisco Bay Area first.

Second place went to Threadsy, which compiles all your e-mail and social networking feeds, into one place.

Third place went to CitySourced, a mobile app that lets residents report problems like graffiti or potholes to their local government.

Fourth runner up was AnyClip, which can search movies for best quotes and memorable moments based on user-generated tags.

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