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The 1M1M Deal Radar 2010: Aprigo ,Waltham, Massachusetts

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 22nd 2010

Aprigo provides data governance and management, storage capacity management, and e-discovery technology solutions to small and mid-sized businesses. The company’s flagship technology, Aprigo NINJA, is available as a freemium solution and as a subscription-based pro version. It’s designed to help organizations gain instant visibility into unstructured data and through its actionable data dashboards so that IT managers can reduce storage costs and control access to sensitive data. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: Lingotek, Draper, Utah

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 14th 2010

Even as companies large and small become more global in ambition and scope, language barriers remain a fact of doing business across borders. Language translation is one of those costs that most people don’t automatically think of when they’re looking at a balance sheet. But for big organizations, translating hundreds of thousands of words into another language can be a significant expense. The average translator charges 21 cents a word. This paragraph alone would cost $17.85 to translate. Lingotek makes software that aims to disrupt the traditional translation model. The company has developed an Internet-based translation platform to give clients more control over the translation process while cutting the average cost of translation by more than half. >>>

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The 1M1M Deal Radar 2010: Plimus ,Fremont, California

Posted on Monday, Sep 13th 2010

Deal Radar continues its comprehensive coverage of e-commerce solutions with Plimus, a hosted e-business platform that clients use to market, sell, and distribute digital goods online. It comprises a hosted e-commerce application, which the company believes is particularly suited to enabling independent companies to quickly get their products and services available for purchase online across the globe; and a newly launched e-commerce application programming interface API (Buy Anyware) that enables clients to embed e-commerce into any Internet-connected application, eliminating the need for a virtual storefront. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: Kapow Technologies, Palo Alto, California

Posted on Monday, Sep 6th 2010

Kapow Technologies provides Web data services to more than 400 enterprises, including AT&T, Walt Disney, Morgan Stanley, Intel, Vodafone, and Audi. These companies use Kapow’s Web data server to automate their access to and integration with any data that can be viewed in a browser or virtually any Web application. This includes social media data on the public Web, private data inside the firewall, or partner data within a collaboration portal. The goal is to eliminate the barriers to accessing and integrating these data sources with their critical information applications, enabling companies to benefit from access to real-time, actionable business intelligence. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: Music Wizard, Boulder, Colorado

Posted on Thursday, Sep 2nd 2010

Music Wizard Group is a software company that creates, develops, and produces music video games that use real music on real instruments. Its flagship product, Piano Wizard, has been developed into a full-blown music-education-in-a-box product known as Piano Wizard Academy. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: appssavvy, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 1st 2010

appsavvy is a data-driven platform and direct sales and marketing services team that helps companies to monetize social activity across the Web through organic social marketing campaigns. Its sales team represents social media applications on Facebook, MySpace, Google, the iPhone, and emerging platforms and connects the developers of these applications with major brand advertisers.  >>>

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The 1M1M Deal Radar: MobileIron, Mountain View, California

Posted on Thursday, Aug 26th 2010

Regular readers will know that I am deeply interested in the mobile device convergence movement and frequently cover companies such as chipmakers that have benefited from the steady growth of smartphones in business. Today, Deal Radar looks at another category of beneficiary, mobile device managers. Mobile device management (MDM) platform provider MobileIron, one of the newer entrants to this market, has a comprehensive offering in a market that is “poised for growth.” >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: Mashery, San Francisco, California

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 25th 2010

Today’s Deal Radar turns to a new topic for the series, application programming interface (API) management. It’s a concept that some have termed “Business Development 2.0“. A growing player in this space, Mashery creates API management tools. APIs make it easier for software programs to interact. Mashery uses its products to help companies make a limited set of databases and software programs related to one or more of their products available to software developers. These new developers might be company employees, corporate partners, or outside coders who mix their new ideas with the native data they have from the company publishing the API to form a “mashup.” >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: Clickfree, Toronto

Posted on Monday, Aug 23rd 2010

Clickfree makes and sells automatic digital storage products for consumers that are designed to be user friendly and “less work than a toaster.” The company has benefited greatly from increased consumer awareness of the need for a digital backup strategy, played out in blog postings, how-to articles, and chat rooms across the Internet. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: BullionVault, London, UK

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 18th 2010

BullionVault is an online, person-to-person platform for buying, selling, and storing gold directly from the gold exchange. Before 2003, the private investor in gold was unable to trade in large bar “good delivery gold” – the bullion product traded by professionals and the one that offers the lowest trading costs and the highest degree of safety. BullionVault opened the professional bullion market and good delivery bullion bars to retail participation. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: 3dcart, Tamarac, Florida

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 17th 2010

Deal Radar continues its coverage of all things e-commerce with 3dcart, a software provider that supplies programming, technical support, templates, SSI certificates, and other products and services needed to sell products online. The software is integrated with all major shipping carriers (USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL) and several major accounting packages (QuickBooks, Mas90, Peachtree). >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: BrightEdge, San Mateo, Californi

Posted on Monday, Aug 16th 2010

BrightEdge is a search engine optimization (SEO) platform and a developer of on-demand software that aims to help companies grow revenue from organic searches in a measurable and predictable way. BrightEdge released its platform earlier this summer after three years in stealth mode. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: FootzyRolls

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 11th 2010

For many women, the excitement of getting ready for a party or big event can be tinged with a bit of apprehension: A pair of stilettos may look fabulous, but will they make it through the night? Bringing a bulky tote bag with extra shoes may not be an option. FootzyRolls is an e-commerce company that sells rollable shoes described as “fashion first aid” for the feet. The waterproof ballet-style flats are designed to fit into a handbag or evening clutch, enabling women to carry an extra pair of shoes for when they need to change out of heels into something more comfortable. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: LendingClub, Redwood City, California

Posted on Monday, Aug 9th 2010

LendingClub removes banks from the lending process by providing a platform that enables consumers to secure fixed-rate loans and investors to capture the spread on consumer debt. Since 2007, investors have earned a net annualized return of over 9.5%, and borrowers have obtained loans at rates 20%–30% below marketplace alternatives. It’s an approach that has become increasingly popular as Americans, including entrepreneurs seeking funding, find themselves unable to get the loans they need in the poor economy. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: Blacksocks, Zurich

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 4th 2010

Blacksocks is an e-commerce site that delivers high-end socks for men by “sockscription.” Customers can select the quantity and frequency to receive socks automatically or order individual pairs from a selection of five styles: calf-length business socks, business light (made from a lighter cotton), knee socks, sport socks, or cashmere socks. The company also carries ski socks. >>>

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