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Deal Radar 2008: Inform

Posted on Thursday, May 29th 2008

Inform provides media websites with a technology solution that automatically searches, organizes and links content to provide the site with depth with the aim to win and retain more readers. The easy-to-implement technology automatically creates links to relevant information on the site, in archives and anywhere on the web, to create a more detailed reading experience for the viewer. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Daptiv

Posted on Thursday, May 29th 2008

Daptiv is one of the leading on-demand collaborative business software that allows companies of all sizes to transform their mid-office business transactions. Daptiv provides solutions which simplify employees’ daily association and communication while dramatically reducing the difficulty of managing multiple teams, projects and tasks. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Bill.com

Posted on Wednesday, May 28th 2008

Bill.com is targeted towards small and medium sized businesses, their accountants and bookkeepers, to help them send, receive, route, pay and store bills. The company recently changed its name from CashView. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: PayCycle

Posted on Tuesday, May 27th 2008

PayCycle provides online payroll services for small businesses and for the accounting professionals who serve them. Their mission is to make paper-based payroll obsolete. Using a unique Do-It-With-You model, they guide users through the entire payroll procedure online – from paychecks to W-2s. The company has highly experienced professionals who have previously developed products like QuickBooks, Quicken and QuickPayroll among others. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Encover

Posted on Thursday, May 15th 2008

Encover helps manufacturers and their channel partners manage, market and sell service contracts and their subscription agreements. It provides companies with visibility in service contract opportunities and tools for channel partners to sell service contracts. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Comcast Buys Plaxo

Posted on Thursday, May 15th 2008

Just as I said Comcast has not been doing anything to beef up its internet portfolio, they announced the acquisition of Plaxo for an estimated $150 Million. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Jigsaw

Posted on Wednesday, May 14th 2008

Jigsaw is an online directory of over 8 million business contacts, complete with full name, title, address, email address and telephone number. It works on a point system, where members exchange contact information they have for contacts they need. Members are given points for every contact they provide and for wrong contact information which is updated by them. On the other hand, points are deducted from their account for incorrect information they provide. It is like an online white pages with detailed contact and company information including phone numbers and email addresses, on private and public company executives. The service is used primarily by sales people. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Xactly

Posted on Tuesday, May 13th 2008

Xactly develops software-as-a-service for managing sales performance. It provides real-time, web-based, on-demand sales compensation solutions that help companies to sell more. The programs are affordable and enable smaller size companies to design, implement and manage sales compensation programs. The company was launched in 2005 by Christopher Cabrera and Satish Palvai and is headquartered in San Jose, California. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Genius

Posted on Thursday, May 8th 2008

Imagine you are on the web site of a company, browsing about their products, and someone from that company calls you at that very moment? That’s the technology Genius provides. It’s spooky! >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Intacct

Posted on Wednesday, May 7th 2008

Intacct provides on demand financial management applications for small and midsized companies. It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in San Jose, California with offshore operations in Bangalore, India. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: MakeMyTrip

Posted on Thursday, May 1st 2008

Rated India’s #1 Travel Website (by JuxtConsult), MakeMyTrip has carved a niche for itself in the eight years since its inception in 2000. It started out as a service for the booming USA to India NRI travel market and has now evolved to include airline tickets, hotel reservations, holiday packages, car rentals and several other services. Founded by Deep Kalra, Keyup Joshi and Sachin Bhatia, the company has over 700 employees and provides 24×7 support from its call center in Gurgaon, India. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Yatra

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 30th 2008

Yatra is a travel company which provides availability and booking facilities for air travel, hotels, buses and car rentals worldwide. Besides its strong online presence, Yatra also offers its services through mobile phone and retail mediums. Founded by Dhruv Shringi, Manish Amin and Sabina Chopra in 2006, the company currently is based in 10 cities in India and has 700 employees. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Cleartrip

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 29th 2008

As part of our extensive coverage of online travel, this week, we will take a look at the Indian Online Travel industry. We begin with Cleartrip. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: Seventymm

Posted on Monday, Apr 28th 2008

I wrote about Seventymm two years back, as part of the Concept Arbitrage series. In this post, we will review how the company has progressed in the interim against its stated goals. >>>

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Deal Radar 2008: TutorVista

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 22nd 2008

Located in Bangalore, India, TutorVista provides scheduled and on-demand tutoring to students all over the world. In an attempt to penetrate the $2.5 billion-a-year private tutoring market in the US, Krishnan Ganesh founded TutorVista in 2005, which has grown to include over 100,000 registered users, although the actual number of students tutored by the company is only about 20% of that number. >>>

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