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We Launch TalentSpring: Marketplace Ranks Resumes by Merit

We launched today, and here is our article on TechCrunch about our company TalentSpring.com. TalentSpring ranks resumes within their industry.  This allows employers to go directly to the strongest candidates in an industry.  The resumes are ranked by peers who are voting against others. Learn more: blog.TalentSpring.com Or go to: TalentSpring.com Other press coverage: Seattle [...]

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Web 2.0 vs Applications

InstaCalc.com is a very creative startup that contrasts how web sites can be much better then a legacy Software Application. InstaCalc chose to be better than Excel by doing less.  They focus on the scenario of getting a quick calculation accomplished.  This contrasts Excel that is a general purpose tool that scales to large spreadsheet. […]

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Beyond HTML: Microsoft Silverlight vs Adobe Apollo

The internet is getting ready to advance to a better platform beyond traditional HTML.  It is likely going to take 3 to 5 years to complete, however the technology is now getting ready.  Microsoft Silverlight joins Adobe’s Apollo among others to compete to become a new higher level platform beyond HTML. In the past, innovation […]

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Kaneva = SecondLife + MySpace

Kaneva is one of the most amazing companies I’ve seen recently.  Kaneva is like SecondLife combined with MySpace. It creates a social network like MySpace.  It lets users go into a SecondLife like environment when they want to get more involved.  It then allows the user’s photo and video content inside of that 3-D environment. […]

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PR for Internet Startups

PR is very important for the launch plan for internet startups.  Every month, a group of founders of internet startups get together here in Seattle to discuss issues we all face at Seattle Tech Startups.  I’m bringing together a speaker and a panel of PR experts that specialize in working with internet startups during their […]

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Is Linked-In a new source of Nigerian Scams?

Linked-In’s new feature to ask questions can enable a new attack forum for scams.  Here is an example: “How can I raise money to Gold/Diamond projects in Africa?”   View here. The classic Nigerian scam is to email the victim saying that the victim had a rich relative that died and has millions of dollars to […]

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