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Deal Radar 2008: Revver

Posted on Thursday, Jun 26th 2008

Revver is a video sharing site that hosts user generated content. It was founded by Steven Starr, Ian Clarke and Oliver Luckett in 2004 and went live in 2005. Clarke and Luckett left the company in a management shakeup in 2006. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Brightcove

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 25th 2008

Brightcove is an online video publishing company that lets users—both established media networks and independent content makers—monetize their content through ad revenues. It was founded in 2004 by Jeremy Allaire, who is now CEO. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Metaweb

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 24th 2008

Metaweb Technologies, a spin off from Applied Minds, aims to build a better infrastructure for the web. The company, co-founded by Danny Hillis, was spun off in January 2005, and is based in San Francisco, California. Its primary product is Freebase, ‘an open, shared database of the world’s knowledge’. This database is free to use and anyone can make contributions, query, build applications on it and use it in their own websites. The information in the database covers topics ranging from sports and money to society and the arts. Freebase is currently in Alpha. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Mimosa Systems

Posted on Monday, Jun 23rd 2008

Mimosa Systems has designed a solution to archive and manage email, attachments, IMs and files so that companies can easily access historical communication. >>>

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Deal radar 2008: Veoh

Posted on Thursday, Jun 19th 2008

San Diego-based Veoh is an internet television service where users can find and watch major studio content, independent productions and other user generated videos. Founded in 2003 by Dmitry Shapiro, who is also the company’s Chief Innovation officer, Veoh began its full beta service in early 2006. >>>

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Deal radar 2008: Motionbox

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 18th 2008

Motionbox is an online video sharing service based in New York City. The brainchild of Chris O’ Brien and Andrew Wason, MotionBox was dubbed a Youtube clone. It seems to have some interesting features though, and may be a reasonably priced acquisition for a larger player with distribution looking for an online video angle. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Blurb

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 17th 2008

Blurb gives individuals and groups the ability to create, publish and market professional quality photo books. Unlike offset printing, they can publish just one copy or thousands, bringing book publishing to the masses. The self-publishing and print-on-demand industry is starting to become a meaningful alternative to the older, slower, more traditional publishing model. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Geni

Posted on Monday, Jun 16th 2008

Geni allows you to build your family tree online. It is free and easy to use and was built to create “a family tree of the world.” Users in the tree are able to email others and invite them to join their tree. Family members are able to share information and photos and build the tree with details of their ancestors together with other members. Each member can store a profile which is visible only to other members of the same tree. The information is all kept private and not sold to third parties, so users do not receive any spam. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: BitTorrent

Posted on Thursday, Jun 12th 2008

BitTorrent—founded by Bram Cohen and Ashwin Navin in September 2004—is one of the players in the peer-to-peer content delivery industry. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company invented the BitTorrent protocol and runs a peer assisted content delivery system based on the protocol. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: YuMe

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 11th 2008

YuMe is a broadbrand video advertising network that allows publishers to organize their content into various categories that can be delivered to any device. Co-founders Jayant Kadambi and Ayyappan Sankaran realized that the video ad networks were mere extensions of text and banner ads and that the video ad network had a tremendous potential for monetization. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: AKQA

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 10th 2008

AKQA is an interactive ad agency driven by ideas to inspire its clients to move forward in the digital era. Some of the services AKQA provides are designing interactive experiences for its clients. It also provides content creation and distribution as well as E-commerce and technology solutions for them. The company was founded in 1995 by Ajaz Ahmed and and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Washington D.C., New York, London, Amsterdam and Shanghai. AKQA employs over 700 employees including graphic designers, software engineers, coders and art directors. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Mercado

Posted on Monday, Jun 9th 2008

Mercado started ten years back and is the first search engine especially for ecommerce. The company provides search, navigation and merchandising solutions that supposedly lead to sales, revenue growth and profitability for their customers. The technology behind Mercado brings the final shopper closer to the seller with every click of their mouse through a series of searches and navigation, thereby helping the shopper hone in on the appropriate product on the correct site. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: VideoEgg

Posted on Thursday, Jun 5th 2008

VideoEgg is a web based publishing service that allows users to format and publish video content from any device onto the web. Three Yale students?Matt Sanchez, Kevin Sladek and David Lerman? started VideoEgg in 2005 to build an easier way to edit, post and share videos online. The three had won a Yale sponsored contest for their idea of amateur video competitions to generate promotional videos for nonprofit organizations. VideoEgg came into existence when they had problems moving their video online. They decided to simplify things for others. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Joost

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 4th 2008

Joost is a peer-to-peer internet TV client software, launched by the Skype and Kazaa founders, Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom. The company?operated from Netherlands, UK and North America? was featured in Mitch Berman’s post on IPTV. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: PayScale

Posted on Monday, Jun 2nd 2008

PayScale provides companies and individuals with compensation information by positions and job profiles of employees and employers around the world. They have a proprietary data-collection and reporting system which gathers the statistical records. The company claims to have the largest online database of employee salary information in the world. >>>

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