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Heh… ‘404’ named word of the year, thanks in part to Obamacare failures – Washington Times

Heh… ‘404’ named word of the year, thanks in part to Obamacare failures – Washington Times.

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Ning’s Announcment

It appears as though this announcement is being talked about everywhere…

It has just announced that it is killing off its free product, forcing existing free networks to either make the change to premium accounts or migrate their networks elsewhere.

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eXpresso – SaaS

expresso

http://www.expressocorp.com/  Menlo Park, CA  June 2007

Upload and share Excel spreadsheets!

eXpresso is the best way to share Excel spreadsheets with people. eXpresso enables multiple contacts to work on the same spreadsheet at the same time, saving all changes to a common version in real-time.

This service has been integrated with Salesforce.com’s applications.

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Cherp – Twitter branding and marketing service

 By Matthew  Tharp, 2008, www.cherp.com

Learn how you can market on Twitter with this service!!  

Cherp provides creative solutions for marketing and branding on Twitter. “Tweeting everyday is not a solution”, says Cherp.  Cherp is your guide you to social network marketing success. 

“Don’t just tweet…Cherp!”

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Qwaq – virtual business collaboration

  – Palo Alto, CA www.qwaq.com – 2006

Qwaq provides 3-D virtual collaboration solutions for enterprises. Qwaq Forums are virtual environments used to facilitate interactive online meetings, workflow, project and program management processes, real-time document editing, document sharing, and online training. Qwaq Forums are deployed as virtual workspaces for virtual offices, program management, virtual operations centers, facilitated meetings, and corporate training .

France based Tixeo, is another start-up focused on the same market. A slew of other companies offering tools to set up and collaborate in virtual worlds include Second Life, VastPark, ProtonMedia, Forterra Systems, and Multiverse.

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Zoho

 founded 10/05, based in Pleasanton, CA

Zoho’s parent company is AdventNet, “a software company started in 1996 focusing on building affordable software for businesses. Aoho reached one million customers in August 2008.

Zoho is a suite of online applications (services) that you sign up for and access from our Website. The applications are free for individuals and some have a subscription fee for organizations. The applications that run on the Internet rather than your hard drive are part of a new trend termed “cloud computing” and ssoftware as a service – SaaS. You’re in the network cloud and can access your files from anywhere if you have an Internet connection and a Web browser.

Some of the products they offer are:

  • Zoho Writer—online word processor
  • Zoho Sheet—online spreadsheet
  • Zoho Show—online presentation
  • Zoho Creator—on-demand Web application creation service
  • Zoho CRM—on-demand customer relationship management
  • Zoho Chat—group chat made simple
  • Zoho Notebook—online note taker
  • Zoho Planner—online organizer
  • Zoho Projects—online project management
  • Zoho DB & Reports—online database and reporting functions

Zoho’s main competitors are Google Docs and Spreadsheets as well as Microsoft Office.

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Matt Mullenweg – cofounder of WordPress and Automattic

Information taken from crunchbase.com

 
Matt is the cofounding developer behind the open source WordPress blogging platform and its founding company AutomatticA Houston native, Matt also serves as an adviser to Sphere and WeGame.

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