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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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The 1M1M Deal Radar 2010: Merkle ,Baltimore,Maryland

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 3rd 2010

Merkle, an independent marketing agency, builds custom databases that analyze information and translates that information into marketing intelligence. The company offers the full services of a traditional agency but bases its approach on tools for quantitative measuring and testing to help clients get a better return on their marketing investment. >>>

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The 1M1M Deal Radar 2010: Gigamon , Milpitas, California

Posted on Monday, Aug 2nd 2010

Following on Friday’s coverage of network forensics with Solera Networks, today’s post profiles Gigamon, which develops data access solutions to enhance network monitoring of data centers, service provider, and enterprises. >>>

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The 1M1M Deal Radar 2010: Solera Networks ,South Jordan, Utah

Posted on Friday, Jul 30th 2010

Solera Networks develops software and appliances for network forensics, a technology created to give more complete information into breaches of network security. Solera compares it to “putting a security camera on your network” by combining high-speed data capture, indexed storage, and comprehensive analysis tools. >>>

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The 1M1M Deal Radar 2010: DollarDays, Scottsdale, Arizona

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 21st 2010

DollarDays International is an online wholesaler that helps small businesses compete against larger enterprises by offering more than 80,000 high-quality goods at closeout and wholesale prices close to those at which large chains purchase the same merchandise. >>>

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1Mby1M Deal Radar 2010: The Income Tax School, Virginia

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 20th 2010

Peoples Income Tax (PIT) was founded in 1987 by Chuck MCabe, who had the idea of creating a national tax franchise after an almost twenty-year career with H&R Block. His vision was to create an upscale mass market tax service that could compete with H&R Block on quality and certified public accountant (CPA) firms on price. He was committed to using technology including computer tax preparation and e-filing. Today, PIT is divided into two entities, one for tax preparation and another, The Income Tax School, for educating tax professionals. >>>

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