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The Ultimate Twitter Revenue Model

The Ultimate Twitter Revenue Model

The perennial debate surrounding Twitter’s revenue model continues to live on. The micro-blogging service has succeeded in building a strong, loyal following, but failed to capitalize on it. Such a scenario, which lacks a revenue model, isn’t sustainable over the long-term, especially when investors begin to question the company’s intentions. If an…

10 Chat Widgets to Consider

10 Chat Widgets to Consider

Embedded chat in a website provides the ability to more closely connect with your readers or customers, depending on the instance. Chat widgets provide real-time feedback and spur thought-provoking discussions – features lacking in e-mail. However the disadvantages should be acknowledged too. In some cases, widgets may slow down the page load…

10 Ajax Start Pages to Consider

10 Ajax Start Pages to Consider

Ajax start pages are easy-to-use, customizable webpages, allowing you to keep up with the latest news and add interactive content. You can add new RSS feeds and widgets, and move your content around the page. In some ways start pages are the successors to the portals of the 90’s. They have yet to break into the mainstream, however the promotion…

10 Micro-Blogging Tools Compared

10 Micro-Blogging Tools Compared

Micro-blogging is a term described by Wikipedia as “a form of blogging that allows users to write brief text updates (usually less than 200 characters) and publish them, either to be viewed by anyone or by a restricted group which can be chosen by the user”. Several startups have witnessed phenomenal growth with micro-blogging services, most…

10 Free, Innovative Web Analytics Tools

10 Free, Innovative Web Analytics Tools

When most people think of free web analytics, they immediately think of Google Analytics. But there are many other free, innovative statistic tools available on the web. These tools measure everything from user behavior, to search engine traffic, to real-time visitor tracking, and more. The following ten products may provide valuable data when…

The Web’s Top Takeover Targets

The Web’s Top Takeover Targets

This past year has been a very eventful one in the M&A arena, with many of web 2.0’s biggest names being snapped up. A few stand-outs include the likes of YouTube, Photobucket, Feedburner, Last.fm, and StumbleUpon.
Yet, there still remains a number of juicy, mouth-watering targets available on the market. This may be a great opportunity for…

Web Apps We Love To Hate

Web Apps We Love To Hate

This list is a group of companies we wish would just
go away. Their basis is controversial to say the least. Recently, Wired published
an article Exploring The Dark Side of Crowdsourcing, which shined light on
some shady startups. The article discussed the potential downfalls of social
media and web 2.0, or at least the seedier activities – e.g…

Top 5 Hottest Product Launches of 2007

Top 5 Hottest Product Launches of 2007

So far in 2007 we’ve seen some exceptional web app launches. From video to
micro-blogging, new startups have transformed the web landscape. So what defines a ‘hot
launch’? Obviously, a great product is essential, but also the ability to generate
buzz.

So let’s take a look at the startup launches that have packed the most powerful punch in…