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Deal Radar 2010: BigCommerce

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 10th 2010

Not only are Americans buying more online, but they’re also buying more types of products online, including items such as health products, cosmetics, and beauty products that were once the sole domain of physical stores. Of course, products such as books and small electronics that have long been bought over the Internet remain popular. All of this bodes well for BigCommerce, which provides SaaS e-commerce products for small businesses in a variety of retail categories. >>>

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Deal Radar 2010: Probus OneTouch

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 9th 2010

ProbusOneTouch is a family of Web sites that makes premium-quality products available to customers at factory direct prices. The company handles the e-commerce element as well as product sourcing, supply chain management, and warehousing and fulfillment. >>>

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Deal Radar 2010: FineArtAmerica.com

Posted on Monday, Mar 8th 2010

FineArtAmerica.com is an online marketplace and social networking site for painters, photographers, and other visual artists. Artists can use to the site to connect with collectors and other buyers and, says founder Sean Broihier, put the business side of their career on “autopilot,” leaving them more time to create art. >>>

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Deal Radar 2010: WinBuyer

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 3rd 2010

WinBuyer develops solutions for online retailers to maximize retailer page revenue (RPM) and turn traffic into sales by improving the consumer experience and making online customers feel confident about their purchases. WinBuyer’s initial monetization product, an onsite comparative pricing (OCP) application that shows the various prices a product is selling for, is embedded in a client’s site on the product detail page. >>>

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Deal Radar 2010: Fieldglass

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 2nd 2010

Deal Radar continues its coverage of the changing labor landscape with Fieldglass, which provides a SaaS platform, InSite, that helps global 2000 corporations acquire and manage contingent or contract workers, outsourced services, and direct hires so that firms can better understand and use their workforces. >>>

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Deal Radar 2010: RepeaterStore

Posted on Monday, Mar 1st 2010

RepeaterStore sells cellular signal boosters, products that will boost a cell phone signal in dead zones or on the fringe of coverage. This emerging technology is equally important to businesses and end users, and RepeaterStore is committed to selling and promoting it through a Web 3.0 approach. >>>

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Deal Radar 2010: KOM Networks

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 24th 2010

KOM Networks provides storage management solutions for companies to enable them to protect and retain their data. Based in Ottawa, Canada, with a sales office located in New Hampshire, KOM aims to enable enterprises of all sizes to be more productive and meet compliance requirements in a cost-effective way and without altering their network infrastructure or daily business routines. >>>

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Deal Radar 2010: Guru.com

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 23rd 2010

Is the freelancing model unavoidable? Guru.com thinks so. The company, which aims to give small and medium businesses (SMBs) access to expert talent anywhere in the world for short-term project help, points out that small businesses employ 80% of the workforce in the United States. As these businesses slowly begin to hire again, after about two years during which 8.4 million jobs were lost, Guru.com does not believe that cash flows and income will rise very quickly. Using freelancers may be the most practical way for these businesses to continue to operate without hiring full-time workers right away. >>>

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Deal Radar 2010: Brandissimo!, Encino, California

Posted on Thursday, Feb 18th 2010

“Kids can smell a rat from a mile away,” says Andy Babb, president of Brandissimo! Inc., a company that tries to keep Babb’s observation in mind and focus on creating good stories and characters for the online games, Web sites, and other content it develops to help companies and brands better engage with children. It is perhaps best known for NFLRush Zone, the online platform and fantasy world that the National Football League (NFL) uses to connect with kids. >>>

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Deal Radar 2010: VFA

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 17th 2010

VFA provides different software and services for companies to manage their facility assets and for capital planning. Companies can use VFA’s facility assessment services, Web-based software products, and business consulting services to manage around three billion square feet of real estate. The company’s flagship product, VFA.facility, manages real estate assets for corporations and educational, government, and healthcare organizations. >>>

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Deal Radar 2010: Centrro, Oakland, California

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 16th 2010

Centrro is a vertical search engine for personal finance that focuses on credit report information, credit cards, mortgages, and auto loans. The Centrro site allows people to shop anonymously for loans and credit before they actually apply for these products. >>>

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Deal Radar 2010: Bolt Creative, San Francisco, California

Posted on Monday, Feb 15th 2010

Bolt Creative is a small game developer and publisher for the iPhone platform that recently made headlines when its game Pocket God was voted Best App Ever in a contest run by Jeff Scott, whose blog monitors 140,000 apps. >>>

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Deal Radar 2010: Allegiance, Inc.

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 10th 2010

Allegiance, Inc. offers feedback management software to help organizations grow and increase profitability through better customer and employee loyalty and engagement.  Through its Allegiance Engage SaaS platform, the company gathers survey responses and unsolicited comments in real time into a centralized online system, saving time, effort, and money. >>>

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Deal Radar 2010: Layer 7 Technologies, Washington, DC

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 9th 2010

In the past year, adoption of Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA) has accelerated with the advent of cloud computing, which uses these technologies to programmatically connect applications and infrastructures between the cloud and the enterprise. Layer 7 Technologies provides security and networking solutions for connecting applications across the extended enterprise and cloud. Its products address SOA and cloud governance, XML firewalling, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and two-way authentication, among others. >>>

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Deal Radar 2010: Demandbase

Posted on Monday, Feb 8th 2010

From virtual trade shows and downloadable white papers to advanced Web analytics, approaches to B2B online marketing have evolved over the past decade to include products that better track and measure the effect of B2B campaigns and target customers more precisely. Industry observers say that in 2010, there will be a decided shift toward social media. Demandbase is one player that will soon roll out its own social media solutions for the B2B online marketing segment, which consulting firm ARM estimates was worth $3 billion in 2009 and will grow 8% in 2010 and 14% in 2012. >>>

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