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Deal Radar 2008: Grockit

Posted on Monday, Sep 8th 2008

Grockit, which describes its approach as “Learning 2.0”,  is developing tools to harness the power of the Internet to help the world learn. It began by helping students prepare for standardized tests and is now developing a learning game that will allow students from all over the world to teach each other, thereby creating an innovative method for people to learn online. The company calls itself an MMOLG, or massively multiplayer online exam preparation site. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: LifeSize

Posted on Thursday, Sep 4th 2008

High definition (HD) videoconferencing and communications developer LifeSize was founded in 2003. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas with subsidiaries in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. The company provides high quality communication solutions for large enterprises, academia and mid-market enterprises. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: GirlSense

Posted on Thursday, Sep 4th 2008

Continuing our coverage of online gaming, today I discuss GirlSense, the online tween social network for girls. Part of the Israel-based tween community StarNet Interactive, GirlSense allows girls to play dress up games, create their own designs, and build and interact on their own networks. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Realtime Worlds

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 2nd 2008

Realtime Worlds is an entertainment software company that produces hit video games like Grand Theft Auto, Crackdown and Lemmings. Their latest game is the community-based All Points Bulletin (APB), which is expected to be released soon. The company is also currently developing new software technology that will have applications in various other industries. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Jive Software

Posted on Friday, Aug 29th 2008

A leader in web collaboration, Jive Software makes business social software that connects employees to each other and to their clients and partners. Their main focus is to improve teamwork and increase productivity through the use of their primary products, Clearspace and Clearspace Community. Other products include Jive Forums, a forum software, and Openfire, an open source server. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Veodia

Posted on Thursday, Aug 28th 2008

Video production was traditionally cumbersome. Veodia plans to change that, by offering its clients the ability to stream high quality video via an SaaS platform. Its service allows companies to broadcast live, on-demand videos without making significant investments in manpower and technology. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: ON24

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 27th 2008

ON24, the global leader in webcasting and virtual events solutions, is headquartered in San Francisco, California. It was co-founded by Sharat Sharan in 1998 as Newsource, a distribution center for Internet-based video press releases. In 1999, it changed its name to ON24 and its focus to that of a financial multimedia company. Following the dot com-bust in 2001, the company started concentrating solely on its webcasting platform. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Dimdim

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 26th 2008

Dimdim is a web-based conferencing service. Unlike other online conference platforms, Dimdim does not require users to download any client – a big win over the competing offerings from WebEx, Adobe, and GoToMeeting. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Telanetix

Posted on Monday, Aug 25th 2008

Telanetix is a communications service provider which offers telepresence and VoIP services to businesses. The company was founded by Thomas A. Szabo, Rob Arnold, and Bob Alford in 2001 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. The trio had previously worked together on digital distribution provider Digital on Demand and multimedia solution provider RedDotNet (both of which were later sold). >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Ning

Posted on Friday, Aug 22nd 2008

Ning is a social publishing platform that allows users to create their own social websites and social networks. It was founded in 2004 by Marc Andreessen and Gina Bianchini as a stealth startup called 24 Hour Laundry. The Palo Alto, California-based company changed its name to Ning, which means peace in Chinese, in October 2005. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: ID Analytics

Posted on Thursday, Aug 21st 2008

ID Analytics is the leader in on-demand identity intelligence. The company’s original focus was identity fraud and identity risk management solutions, but it has now evolved to cover visibility into individual identities. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Wetpaint

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 19th 2008

Wetpaint is a social publishing platform. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the company was formed to make it easier for people to share their experiences and information online. Founded in 2005 and previously named Wikisphere, Wetpaint combines the best of blogs, wikis, forums, and social networks. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Flock

Posted on Thursday, Aug 14th 2008

Flock is an open source web browser that has social networking features built into its interface. Founded by Bart Decrem, Geoffrey Arone, and Anthony Young in 2005, Flock is headquartered in Redwood City, California and has an office in Victoria, British Columbia. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Fabrik

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 12th 2008

Fabrik provides users with online services, software, and devices to help them better manage, store, share, and protect their digital content. The company’s core products are software and web services to offer data backup and content management, along with external hard drives. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Hulu

Posted on Monday, Aug 11th 2008

Hulu offers free online video content in the form of TV shows, clips, and movies to users in the US. Based in Los Angeles, the site is a joint venture between NBC Universal and News Corporation. More than 50 other companies also provide content, including FOX, MGM and Sony Pictures Television. >>>

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