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    PlusNet

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    Plusnet is an internet service provider (ISP) based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Plusnet was floated on the Alternative Investment Market in July 2004, making them a public limited company (Plusnet plc). It has been owned since 30 January 2007 by BT Group, but operates as a separate business. Plusnet also operates the Metronet brand in the UK. Plusnet's origins go back to 1 February 1997, when Choice Peripherals, a PC computer-peripherals company launched Force9 Internet. Heavily involved in early Plusnet was founder of Choice Peripherals, Paul Cusack (Chairman), who later went on to create the hardware retailer Ebuyer, and Lee Strafford (Managing Director), who later went on to lead Plusnet through most of its development up to the sale to BT in January 2007. The first Force9 Internet products followed the dial-up Internet model popularised by Demon Internet (monthly subscription, plus the cost of local phone calls), but offered at a lower cost to subscribers (£7 a month + VAT) and including more value-add features. By October 1997 Force9 had achieved the milestone of 5,000 subscribers, assisted by a marketing partnership with Yorkshire Cable (later to become part of
    7.21
    14 votes
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    EBay

    EBay

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    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is an American multinational internet consumer-to-consumer corporation that manages eBay.com, an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. Founded in 1995, eBay is one of the notable success stories of the dot-com bubble; it is now a multi-billion dollar business with operations localized in over thirty countries. eBay expanded from its original "set-time" auction format to include "Buy It Now" standard shopping; shopping by UPC, ISBN, or other kind of SKU (via Half.com); online classified advertisements (via Kijiji or eBay Classifieds); online event ticket trading (via StubHub); online money transfers (via PayPal) and other services. The online auction website was founded as AuctionWeb in San Jose, California, on September 5, 1995, by French-born Iranian-American computer programmer Pierre Omidyar (born on June 21, 1967) as part of a larger personal site that included, among other things, Omidyar's own tongue-in-cheek tribute to the Ebola virus. One of the first items sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer for $14.83. Astonished, Omidyar contacted the winning bidder to
    7.70
    10 votes
    3

    Baidu

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    Baidu, Inc. (Chinese: 百度; pinyin: Bǎidù, pronounced BY-doo in English, NASDAQ: BIDU), incorporated on January 18, 2000, is a Chinese web services company headquartered in the Baidu Campus in Haidian District, Beijing, People's Republic of China. Baidu offers many services, including a Chinese language search engine for websites, audio files, and images. Baidu offers 57 search and community services including Baidu Baike, an online collaboratively built encyclopedia, and a searchable keyword-based discussion forum. Baidu was established in 2000 by Robin Li and Eric Xu. Both of the co-founders are Chinese nationals who studied and worked overseas before returning to China. In September 2011, Baidu ranked 6th overall in the Alexa Internet rankings. During Q4 of 2010, it is estimated that there were 4.02 billion search queries in China of which Baidu had a market share of 56.6%. China's internet-search revenue share in second quarter 2011 by Baidu is 76% In December 2007, Baidu became the first Chinese company to be included in the NASDAQ-100 index. Baidu provides an index of over 740 million web pages, 80 million images, and 10 million multimedia files. Baidu offers multimedia content
    8.44
    9 votes
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    Outblaze

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    Outblaze is a technology company that develops and provides digital media products and services including smartphone games and other apps, social media applications, computer and video games, online transaction systems, and web communication software. Although it started out as an application service provider of hosted Web applications, the company gradually transitioned to the video games industry. In 2009 Outblaze sold its messaging business unit in order to focus primarily on digital entertainment. Outblaze was founded in 1998 in Hong Kong and received considerable media attention around the time of the dot-com bubble. At the peak of its activity in the messaging sector, Outblaze was reported to provide services to over 75 million users around the world, with 40 million email accounts operated by Outblaze plus at least 35 million protected by Outblaze's anti-spam solution. In 2009 Outblaze sold its messaging assets to IBM, which incorporated them in LotusLive. Since then Outblaze has focused its attention on video and online gaming, smartphone apps, and social network applications. Outblaze's various smartphone game apps have been downloaded about 30 million times for iOS and
    7.20
    10 votes
    5
    Google

    Google

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    Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) is an American multinational corporation which provides Internet-related products and services, including internet search, cloud computing, software and advertising technologies. Advertising revenues from AdWords generate almost all of the company's profits. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while both attended Stanford University. Together, Brin and Page own about 16 percent of the company's stake. Google was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998, and its initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004. The company's mission statement from the outset was "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful" and the company's unofficial slogan is "Don't be evil". In 2006, the company moved to its current headquarters in Mountain View, California. Rapid growth since incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships beyond the company's core web search engine. The company offers online productivity software including email, an office suite, and social networking. Google's products extend to the desktop as well, with applications for web
    9.57
    7 votes
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    Yahoo!

    Yahoo!

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    Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) is an American multinational internet corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, United States. The company is best known for its web portal, search engine (Yahoo! Search) and for a variety of other services, including Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Answers, advertising, online mapping, video sharing, fantasy sports and its social media website. It is one of the most popular sites in the United States. According to news sources, roughly 700 million people visit Yahoo! websites every month. Yahoo itself claims it attracts "more than half a billion consumers every month in more than 30 languages." Yahoo! Inc. was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was incorporated on March 1, 1995. On July 16, 2012, former Google executive, Marissa Mayer, was named as Yahoo CEO and President, effective July 17. Yahoo has averaged one CEO a year for the last five years as it struggles to reinvent itself for the next era of the Internet. In January 1994, Yang and Filo were electrical engineering graduate students at Stanford University when they created a website named "Jerry's guide to the
    7.57
    7 votes
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    Mail2World

    Mail2World

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    Mail2World is a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider headquartered in Los Angeles, California. It provides a wide range of web applications for Internet based email and communication services. Mail2World designs and supports a suite of Web-based messaging and collaboration services that they say can handle tens of millions of mailboxes. Mail2World markets their messaging, hosting, and collaboration platform with the claim that it satisfies the need for advanced, ultra-reliable and cost-effective email and collaboration in global enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, academia, membership organizations, and large-scale service providers. Fahad Enany and Youssef Abed began the company as a two man operation in 2000 with one client. They now have many clients in the U.S. and other countries, including publicly-traded corporations, academic institutions, and service providers. On, July 5, 2010 Mail2world announced it handles 10 billion e-mail messages per month.
    6.50
    8 votes
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    Hi-Living

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    Hi-Living is a Korean online auction website and shopping mall where people from all around the world buy and sell goods and services. Hi-Living was founded in 1996 by Baek Seung Hyeok as "Hi" and "Living", parts of a larger personal site. Originally, the site belonged to Internet Life Consumer Group, a consulting firm. Hi-Living is headquartered in Seoul, Korea. Collectibles, appliances, chemicals, and other miscellaneous items are listed, bought, and sold on the Hi-Living website. Hi-Living has revolutionized the collectibles market by bringing together buyers and sellers. Large Korean companies sell their newest products and offer services using competitive auctions and fixed-priced storefronts. Regional searches of the database make shipping slightly more rapid or cheaper. Software developers can create applications that integrate with the marketplace through the Hi-Living Service by joining the developers program. There are thousands of members in the Hi-Living Developers Program, comprising a broad range of companies creating software applications to support Hi-Living buyers and sellers, as well as Hi-Living Affiliate Systems. There has also been controversy regarding items
    7.14
    7 votes
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    NHN

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    NHN Corporation (KRX: 035420) is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea and established in 1998. It operates the Naver portal, which is the most popular Internet portal and search engines in South Korea, and Hangame, the country's number one online game portal. It also has affiliates in Japan. It had the largest market capitalization of KOSDAQ-listed companies however was transferred to Kospi market on November 2008. NHN was formed in September 2001 through the merger of Hangame Communications, Inc., an online gaming company, and Naver.com, a search engine company. Both had been formed a few years earlier, with Hangame coming into being in November 1998, and Naver in June 1999. Upon the merger, the name of the company was changed to "Next Human Network", or NHN, although the two divisions continue to operate under their original brand names. Both Naver and Hangame had established Japanese affiliates in 2000, which continued to operate as separate entities until they too were merged in October 2003. In June 2004, NHN formed "Ourgame", a joint venture company in China with Sea Rainbow Holdings however sold the stake in October 2011. In July 2005,
    6.57
    7 votes
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    News Corporation

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    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWS) or News Corp. is an American multinational diversified mass media corporation headquartered in New York City, United States. It is the world's second-largest media group as of 2011 in terms of revenue, and the world's third largest in entertainment as of 2009. The company is controlled by Rupert Murdoch and his family members. News Corporation is a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ, with secondary listings on the Australian Securities Exchange. Formerly incorporated in South Australia, the company was re-incorporated under Delaware General Corporation Law after a majority of shareholders approved the move on 12 November 2004. At present, News Corporation is headquartered at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, in New York City, in the newer 1960s–1970s corridor of the Rockefeller Center complex. News Corp's U.S. holdings include Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and Twentieth Century Fox. News Corp was created in 1979 by Rupert Murdoch as a holding company for News Limited. News Limited was created in 1923 in Adelaide, subsequently the controlling interest was bought by the Herald and Weekly Times. In 1949, Sir Keith Murdoch took control of The
    6.43
    7 votes
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    Telerama

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    Telerama was an Internet service provider and technology company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1991 and promoted itself as the third ISP in world history. Telerama launched its Wi-Fi network in Pittsburgh in 2001, comprising over 200 nodes. It concentrated access mainly in "coffee-house" style arrangements. In 2003, Telerama's Wi-Fi network started appearing at sites in the Cultural District, Pittsburgh. In 2004 it started lighting up large buildings in downtown Pittsburgh. Telerama's stated approach to municipal Wi-Fi access was somewhat unique. Eschewing the typical Mu-Fi concept of blanketing every square inch of a town area with signal, Telerama instead concentrated on specific locations like coffee houses and apartments. Locations were usually serviced by a high-speed DSL line a Linux based site router, and a handful of WiFi antennas arranged to service seating areas of a location. In April 2008, Telerama took its web site and associated email system off-line. On April 4, Telerama founder Doug Luce stated, "We're actually in negotiations now to move service over to another local ISP. If that works out, we will actually be going out of business." On April
    6.14
    7 votes
    12
    ChaCha

    ChaCha

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    ChaCha is a human-guided search engine. It provides free, real-time answers to any question, through its website, via text messaging, or by using one of the company's mobile apps. The company, founded in 2006 by Scott A. Jones and Brad Bostic, is based in Carmel, Indiana, USA, part of the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Its name comes from the Mandarin Chinese word cha (Chinese: 查; pinyin: chá; Wade–Giles: ch'a), which means "to search." ChaCha answers questions through the use of independent contractors called Guides. There are four main types of guides: Generalist/Specialist, Expeditor, Transcriber, and Vetter. Expeditors categorize questions, convert them into standard form, provide direct responses for certain question types, and also make sure that an answer doesn't already exist for that question. The purposes of a Generalist, "the original and basic ChaCha Guide role," are to: determine what the customer's question is, find an answer to the question using the Internet, format the answer into a text message, and add "magic" to the answer which gives it a human quality. Specialists are a more selective group of guides. They have all of the same purposes as a Generalist but
    9.25
    4 votes
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    CMUNE

    CMUNE

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    Cmune is creating a next-generation 3D social platform for the Internet. Established in 2007, Cmune also creates, develops, distributes and monetizes 3D browser-based games and virtual worlds in-house and for third parties. Cmune has offices in Beijing, China and Seoul, South Korea. Cmune is the developer and publisher of Paradise Paintball, now called Uberstrike, the first free-to-play 3D first-person shooter browser game inside social networks, and working on 3D browser based MMO games for undisclosed clients. Paradise Paintball was a browser based 3D multiplayer game that was launched in November 2008. The game was ranked number 1 worldwide on Apple Dashboard Downloads for four months after its debut in November 2008 and is the first 3D multiplayer game on Facebook and MySpace, where it was awarded "Best New App" at GDC in March 2010. Cmune was founded in 2007 by Shaun Lelacheur Sales and Ludovic Bodin. "Paradise Paintball" was the world's first "Social Shooter". It offered both single and multiplayer first-person shooter experiences and can be played across most internet browsers, in Mac or Windows and via Facebook, MySpace or Apple Dashboard. Single player features are only
    8.00
    5 votes
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    Sky Broadband

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    Sky Broadband is an internet service provider for Sky customers. As of July 2012 Sky claims to have reached 4 million customers, and unbundled exchanges covering over 70% of the United Kingdom. In October 2007, Sky reached the 1 million mark in terms of customer numbers, and claim to be adding one new customer every 40 seconds. From a marketing perspective, Sky Broadband is an example of converged service. As of 30 September 2009, it had 2.3 million customers. Sky Broadband provides Sky customers with download speeds of up to 20Mbit/s (ADSL2+ from Sky enabled exchanges, by means of LLU) and up to 76Mbit/s from exchanges enabled for FTTC via an Openreach landline (often still referred to as a BT line). Sky also introduced a free broadband and calls package for its digital TV subscribers within the Sky Broadband network area. This means anyone on Sky can get free broadband (subject to a 2GB/month usage limit) and free evening & weekend telephone calls, as long as the line is in a Sky Broadband network area. For customers whose exchange has not been enabled for the above services, the Connect service is available using the BT Wholesale ADSL Max network. Sky have said they will be
    8.00
    5 votes
    15

    RapidSwitch

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    RapidSwitch is British internet services company. It is one of the largest dedicated servers providers in the UK, and hosts over 60,000 IP addresses. RapidSwitch is a member and tag holder of RIPE, enabling it to directly register IP space on behalf of customers. It is notable for hosting the infrastructure behind notable Web 2.0 companies such as: RapidSwitch is located in the Bray area of Berkshire. Address is RapidSwitch, Priors Way, Maidenhead, SL6 2HP, United Kingdom. The company's main product is dedicated servers.. The management team comprises Ed Butler and Paul Tacey-Green.
    6.83
    6 votes
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    Vivísimo

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    Vivisimo, an IBM Company, is a formerly privately held federated discovery and navigation software company that was acquired by IBM in May 2012 and is now an IBM company within the IBM Information Management Software brand. The Vivisimo team, which is based primarily in Pittsburgh, develops and sells software products that provide federated discovery and navigation capabilities on the web and in enterprises. Vivisimo gives organizations access to understand and navigate through vast amounts of structured and unstructured information. Vivisimo provides a single point of access to a variety of information sources, extracting relevant information and providing ad hoc analysis without moving the data. The Vivisimo approach adds to traditional approaches, such as data warehouse, by giving insight via new methods and sources. On 25 Apr 2012, IBM announced a definitive agreement to acquire Vivisimo to boost its Big Data Analytics capabilities . On 29 May 2012, the acquisition was completed. Vivisimo was founded in 2000 by a trio of computer science researchers at Carnegie Mellon University - Chris Palmer, Jerome Pesenti, and Raul Valdes-Perez. The name was taken from the Spanish root vivo
    7.60
    5 votes
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    Time Warner

    Time Warner

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    Time Warner Inc. (formerly AOL Time Warner) is an American multinational media corporation headquartered in the Time Warner Center in New York City. As of mid-2010, it was the world's second largest media and entertainment conglomerate in terms of revenue (behind Disney), as well as the world's largest media conglomerate. Two formerly separate companies, Warner Communications, Inc. and Time Inc. (along with the assets of a third company, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.), form the current Time Warner, with major operations in film, television and publishing. Among its subsidiaries are New Line Cinema, Time Inc., HBO, Turner Broadcasting System, The CW Television Network, TheWB.com, Warner Bros., Kids' WB, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, CNN, DC Comics, Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network Studios and Castle Rock Entertainment. The company previously had telecommunications assets through Time Warner Cable and AOL, but in 2009 they were spun off from Time Warner into independent companies. In 1972, Kinney National Company spun off its non-entertainment assets due to a financial scandal over its parking operations and renamed itself Warner Communications Inc. It was the
    8.75
    4 votes
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    Eniro

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    Eniro AB is a Nordic company offering search services and directory assistance 118118 in several countries. The head office is placed in Stockholm, Sweden. The company was founded in 2000 when it acquired Telia's telephone directory and online services. Eniro is a former member of the OMX Stockholm 30 index. Eniro is Esperanto and means access.
    6.50
    6 votes
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    Tucows

    Tucows

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    Tucows Inc. or Tucows (originally an acronym for The Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software, a name which has long since been dropped) was formed in Flint, Michigan, USA in 1993. It incorporated in Pennsylvania and headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The company is perhaps best known for its popular website directory of shareware, freeware, and demo software packages available to download. A system of mirror sites is maintained to allow the traffic to the site to be distributed among several worldwide server locations. Tucows contains software for many major computer platforms including Windows, Linux and Macintosh, and also older versions of Windows (most notably the Windows 3.x series). The Tucows logo is two cows' heads, a play on the homophone "two cows". Additionally, their ratings system uses cow icons. Scott Swedorski started Tucows in 1993 to provide users with downloads of both freeware and trial versions of shareware. Internet Direct, owned and operated by John Nemanic, Bill Campbell, and Colin Campbell, acquired Tucows in 1996. STI Ventures acquired Tucows in 1999. The company employed roughly 30 employees in Flint in 1998. There were additional employees in
    6.33
    6 votes
    20
    Zillow.com

    Zillow.com

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    Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) is an online real estate database that was founded in 2005 by Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink, former Microsoft executives and founders of Microsoft spin-off Expedia. Zillow has stated that it is a media company that generates revenue by selling advertising on the Web site. In April 2009, Zillow announced a partnership to lend its real estate search engine to the Web sites of more than 180 United States newspapers as a part of the Zillow Newspaper Consortium. Zillow shares advertising revenue from the co-branded sites with the newspapers and extends its reach into local markets. In February 2011, Zillow and Yahoo! Real Estate launched an exclusive partnership creating the largest real-estate advertising network on the web, according to comScore Media Metrix. In April 2011 Zillow acquired Postlets, an online real estate listing creation and distribution platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Zillow has data on 100 million homes across the United States, not just those homes currently for sale. In addition to giving value estimates of homes, it offers several features including value changes of each home in a given time frame (such as one, five, or 10 years),
    7.00
    5 votes
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    Healthline Networks

    Healthline Networks

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    Healthline Networks offers the easiest way for consumers to quickly and easily find consistently excellent health information on the Web. By utilizing its robust search and navigation platform, Healthline is focused on becoming the global leader in intelligent health information services, enabling consumers to make more confident, informed decisions about their health.
    8.00
    4 votes
    22

    NetObjects, Inc.

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    NetObjects, Inc. is a software company founded in 1995 by Samir Arora, David Kleinberg, Clement Mok and Sal Arora. The company is best known for the development of NetObjects Fusion, a web design application. In its first phase, NetObjects was based in Redwood City, California, and ceased operations in 2001 after selling its assets to Website Pros (now Web.com) and a portfolio of patents to Macromedia. In 2009 NetObjects was re-established as an independent software company. From 1992 to 1995 the founders of NetObjects had worked at Rae Technology and before that in part at Apple Computer investigating proto-types of web browsers, information navigation and web design tools. In 1995 NetObjects was founded to market NetObjects Fusion, a new design tool to build web sites. The term "web site", well-known and widespread today, was then still on the rise and is connected with the work of Samir Arora, David Kleinberg, Clement Mok and Sal Arora. Initially NetObjects was as a privately held company with the Series A venture investment led by Rae Technology, Series B by Norwest Venture Partners and Venrock Associates, followed by Novell, Mitsubishi and AT&T Ventures and the last round by
    8.00
    4 votes
    23

    Squidoo

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    Squidoo is a community website that allows users to create pages (called lenses) for subjects of interest. Squidoo had 1.5 million hand-built lenses as of October 2010. Development on Squidoo started in 2005, launching a beta testing period in October of that year. The launch team consisted of Seth Godin, his book editor Megan Casey, former Fast Company employee Heath Row, Corey Brown, and Gil Hildebrand, Jr. The site came out of beta testing two months later and reached 100,000 lenses within the first six months. Squidoo is a user-generated website which uses the concept of a lens as its primary feature. In his ebook "Everyone's an Expert," Godin describes a lens as "[focusing] light and [showing] us what we need to see." Lenses are much like blog posts, except they're on a single subject. The site also allows content creators to earn revenue from referral links to sites like Amazon.com and Ebay. The users who create lenses are called "lensmasters". A lensmaster can be anyone with an interest in a specific subject; they do not necessarily have to be externally-recognized experts. In Squidoo's early stages, Godin noted that Martha Stewart and Jane Goodall's lenses did not receive
    6.80
    5 votes
    24
    Glam Media, Inc.

    Glam Media, Inc.

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    Glam Media, Inc. is a privately held vertical media company with more than 1,500 lifestyle websites and blogs. Glam Media is best known for Glam.com, a website targeted at women. The company also operates the male counterpart Brash.com and Tinker.com, a micro-blogging service started in March 2009, offering embedded widgets to follow Twitter events, news stories and topics. In February 2010 Glam Media reached #9 in the Top 100 Web properties with 78 million visitors in the United States on the comScore rank list and 164 million unique visitors worldwide. Recently, Glam Style launched in the #1 position as a media title in the Style category with 6.2M. Glam is also the #1 comScore Community property targeting Women, the #8 publisher in online display media, and a Top 10 Adweek Display Ad Publisher. In March 2010, Glam Media was ranked #1 Most Innovative Media Company by Fast Company (and #37 overall) in the magazine's annual Most Innovative Companies issue. It is controversial amongst industry observers whether Glam should be seen as a Web destination (as it is listed in comScore) or as an ad network. Glam Media was founded in 2003 by former NetObjects CEO Samir Arora together with
    9.00
    3 votes
    25

    Namesco

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    Namesco Ltd is an Internet domain name and hosting service founded in 1996 as a small Internet Startup named "Names.co Internet Services Limited" originally based in North East England. At around the same time, in 1997, another Internet Startup was founded by Kevin Savage, Jason Smith and John Sewell named Phase8.com "Webcall.com Limited" based in Worcester. In March 2000, following the dot com boom, Names.co Internet Services Limited became a Public Limited Company and floated on the London Unlisted Securities Market with a new name of Namesco Internet Plc. In December 2001, Namesco Internet Plc acquired Phase8.com "Webcall.com Limited" for the sum of £2,450,000. Despite acquiring smaller web hosting companies and resellers along the way such as SmartChoice on 1 April 2003 the "publicly quoted" Namesco struggled to be viable citing the increasingly competitive nature of the domain name and web hosting business, and the additional costs of maintaining listed status as the reasons for a lack of profitability. Accordingly in January 2004 Namesco Internet PLC was the subject of a reverse takeover and its internet operations subject to a management buyout. The PLC "acquired" Larchland
    9.00
    3 votes
    26

    UK Online

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    UK Online was a consumer Internet service provider that operated within the UK, and began as a dial-up provider in 1994. Network provider Easynet acquired the company in 1996, and were in turn acquired by BSkyB in 2005. The service was closed down in January 2011. Initially launching an ADSL based broadband product in November 2004 with a 1MB service, they did not appear to be offering anything out of the ordinary. However, they quickly followed up by launching one of the UK's first consumer 8MB services in the same month. At the initial price of £39.99 a month, the service caused quite a stir in the UK broadband market. The 8MB service was only available in areas serviced by the parent company Easynet's LLU operations. Areas not covered were offered traditional speed products based on BT wholesale products. Along with planned speed upgrades by cable supplier Telewest, the UK Online 8MB service helped spur a series of investments by other ISPs in the UK in an effort to keep up. As of October 2007 UK Online provided three packages, Lite, Pro, and Premier - all with "unlimited" usage limits. However a Fair Usage Policy applied to all packages and heavy users were moved onto so called
    9.00
    3 votes
    27
    Demand Media

    Demand Media

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    Demand Media, Inc. is an American content and social-media company that operates online brands such as eHow, and Cracked, and is known for creating online content through its Demand Media Studios division based on a combination of measured consumer demand and predicted ROI. The company also provides social-media platforms to existing large company websites and distributes content bundled with social-media tools to outlets around the web. The company also owns eNom, the world’s second-largest domain registrar. Demand Media was created in 2006 by a former private equity investor, Shawn Colo, and the former chairman of MySpace, Richard Rosenblatt. The company employs an algorithm that identifies topics with high advertising potential, based on search engine query data and bids on advertising auctions. These topics are typically in the advice and how-to field. It then commissions freelancers to produce corresponding text or video content. The content is posted on a variety of sites, including YouTube and the company's own sites such as eHow, Livestrong.com, Trails.com, GolfLink.com, Mania.com, and Cracked.com. Demand Media was co-founded in May 2006 by Richard Rosenblatt and Shawn
    7.75
    4 votes
    28

    ExtraLives

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    ExtraLives AB is a Swedish-based game design company best known for developing the online game Hattrick and Popomundo, games with a combined active user base of more than 1,2 million people (as per March 2008). The company was established in the autumn of 2000 in Stockholm by Bjᅢᄊrn Holmᅢᄅr (known as HT-Bjorn on Hattrick), Johan Gustafson (HT-Johan) and Daniel Abrahamsson (HT-Daniel). When ExtraLives was established, Hattrick was in its 11th season and the main focus of the company was to manage the growing community. Extralives sold the game to Hattrick Limited in 2004, but is still contracted to do a large part of the development work for the game. Extralives also owns and develops the game Popomundo.
    7.75
    4 votes
    29
    Fotopedia

    Fotopedia

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    A Delaware Corporation with offices in Palo Alto California and Paris, France, fotopedia was founded in 2006 by Jean-Marie Hullot, former CTO of NeXT and Apple’s Applications Division. Its mission is to enable the creation of a pool of images for everyone to contribute to, discover, use and enjoy, covering all areas of human interest. Fotopedia (formerly known as fotonauts) is the first collaborative photo encyclopaedia which will deliver the world’s best tools for individuals to organize, enrich, share and collaborate with images, wherever they are stored.
    7.75
    4 votes
    30

    Sohu

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    Sohu.com, Inc. (Chinese: 搜狐; pinyin: Sōuhú; literally "Search-fox") (NASDAQ: SOHU) is a Chinese Internet company headquartered in the Sohu.com Internet Plaza in Haidian District, Beijing, People’s Republic of China. This company and its subsidiaries offer advertising, a search engine, on-line multiplayer gaming and other services. For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007, Sohu.com Inc.'s revenues increased 41% to $188.9M. Net income increased 31% to $35M. Sohu was ranked as the world's 3rd and 12th fastest-growing company by Fortune in 2009 and 2010 respectively. As of August 2011, Sohu is currently the 44th overall in Alexa's internet rankings. On April 6, 2007, Sohu made a request that Google stop providing its Google Pinyin pinyin Input Method Editor software for download because portions of Sohu's IME software, Sogou Pinyin, were allegedly copied in order to construct it. The detection of the alleged copyright infringement was found due to a suspicious error found in both IMEs, notably the translation of the pinyin "pinggong" which erroneously produces the actor and comedian Feng Gong. On April 9, 2007, Google's spokesman Cui Jin has admitted that the pinyin Google IME "was
    6.60
    5 votes
    31

    TutorVista

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    TutorVista is an online tutoring company geared towards students. It relies on a combination of voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony, instant messaging, a toll-free fax number (allowing review of printed materials), and an electronic blackboard. TutorVista’s operations are entirely located in India, but most of its market is abroad. The company primarily provides academic help to students in English, mathematics, and the sciences. TutorVista was founded in 2005, going live in the United States within the same year. In 2007 the company acquired the educational firm Edurite and in 2009 they announced a partnership with the American Book Company and began to take on investments from other companies such as Pearson, bringing the total reported raised capital to $38 million. TutorVista, has sold a controlling 76% stake to book publisher Pearson. TutorVista said Pearson would pay Rs 577 crore to raise its stake from the 17.2% that it already had in the company. That stake was acquired in June 2009. The price values TutorVista, started in 2005 with $2.15 million from Sequoia Capital, at about Rs 1,000 crore. In an interview with The Economist, Mr. Ganesh, the founder and CEO of
    6.60
    5 votes
    32
    Blist

    Blist

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    blist is an online social database founded in March 2007. blist is a simple database for non-experts that is hosted on the Internet. The look and feel of blist is similar to that of a spreadsheet, but users can join tables together, create nested tables, and store a binary large object like a photo or a document. blist also layers on social networking features that allows a user to find interesting data created by other people either to browse, or to use as template for organizing their own, similar data. blist is located in Seattle, Washington, USA and received its initial 'A' round of venture capital funding of USD6.5 million from Morgenthaler Ventures and Frazier Technology Ventures in February 2007. blist launched at the DEMO 2008 conference in January 2008
    10.00
    2 votes
    33

    Dailymotion

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    Dailymotion is a French video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos. Its headquarters are in the 18th arrondissement, Paris, France. According to Comscore, Dailymotion is the second largest video site in the world after YouTube. As of October 2010, the site was getting over 93 million unique visitors monthly and is the 32nd most visited website in the world. Since February 18, 2008, the site supports video content that can play at 720p on a HD set, but the bit rate is significantly less than the 5–9 megabits for expected HD quality. On January 25, 2011, France Telecom's Orange entered exclusive negotiations with Dailymotion with a view to acquiring a 49% stake in the company for EUR 62M (hence valuing the company at EUR120M). According to LesEchos.fr, Orange is considering acquiring the remaining 51% of the company to fully own DailyMotion. This potential buyout couldn't exceed €72M, and the transaction date would occur during the first quarter of 2013. The founders of Dailymotion started the website from an apartment in Paris. The business launched from the living room of Olivier Poitrey, one of the founders. Six founders pooled together €6,000 ($9,271
    10.00
    2 votes
    34
    7.50
    4 votes
    35

    Asiasoft

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    AsiaSoft is an online game operator in Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia. Its headquarters is located in Bangkok, Thailand. AsiaSoft was founded in Thailand in 2001 with the primary objective of providing games and promoting online content in Thailand. AsiaSoft’s core business covers the publishing of Online Massive Multiplayer Games, Multiplayer Online Games, co-publishing and development of new products. AsiaSoft works very closely with game operators and developers located in Bangkok with presence in Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia. The AsiaSoft offices in Singapore and Thailand currently employ 420 workers. AsiaSoft Corporation was founded in 2001 in Thailand. AsiaSoft Corporation publishes online games in the Thailand region. AsiaSoft Corporation had published Asian Games, Multiplayer Online Games, co-publishing and development of new products. In March 2003 AsiaSoft Corporation published its first two games; Ragnarok Online from Gravity and Dragon Raja Online from eSofnet. In 2004, two more new games were published and co-published; Gunbound from Softnyx and TS Online. In late 2005, AsiaSoft Corporation also published MapleStory from Wizet. AsiaSoft was founded in
    8.67
    3 votes
    36

    CompuServe

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    CompuServe (CompuServe Information Service, also known by its acronym CIS) was the first major commercial online service in the United States. It dominated the field during the 1980s and remained a major player through the mid-1990s, when it was sidelined by the rise of services such as AOL with monthly subscriptions rather than hourly rates. Since the purchase of CompuServe's Information Services Division by AOL, it has operated as an online service provider and an Internet service provider. The original CompuServe Information Service, later rebranded as CompuServe Classic, was shut down July 1, 2009. The newer version of the service, CompuServe 2000, continues to operate. CompuServe was founded in 1969 as Compu-Serv Network, Inc. (the earliest advertising shows the name with initial caps) in Columbus, Ohio, as a subsidiary of Golden United Life Insurance. While Jeffrey Wilkins, the son-in-law of Golden United founder Harry Gard, Sr., is widely credited as the first president of CompuServe, the initial president was actually Dr. John R. Goltz. Goltz and Wilkins were both graduate students in electrical engineering at the University of Arizona. Early employees also recruited from
    8.67
    3 votes
    37

    MadNet

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    MadNet is a Romanian Internet service provider headquartered in Bucharest. It claims 4,500 residential customers (2007 estimate). MadNet, as a service, was launched in September 2003, targeting the residential customers in the Bucharest's metropolitan area with Internet services. In June 2005 MadNet joined ANISP (the Romanian National Association of Internet Service Providers) and in September 2005 becomes member of InterLAN Internet Exchange Point. In October 2007 MadNet launched its Cable TV service. MadNet is also a Serbian company providing broadband internet access services. It was one of the first companies to introduce fixed wireless internet services in Serbia. Also, it owns several popular web-sites with content in Serbian language.
    6.40
    5 votes
    38

    ProActive Software

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    ProActive Software Ltd. is a New Zealand private company, specializing in web-based management services. The company is based in Christchurch, New Zealand with staff in multiple locations throughout New Zealand. ProActive Software's mission statement is "about creating solutions to make the day to day running of business smoother" with a company slogan of "Serious Management Solutions." ProActive Software was co-founded by Julian Stone and Alan Barlow on December 4, 2003 after deciding to commercialize a tool developed for personal use. ProActive Software was founded on December 4, 2003 following the commercialization of ProWorkflow, the first product released and managed by the company. Julian Stone founded ProActive software, enlisting the help of Alan Barlow as Chief Technical Officer and John Walley for business advice (CEO of the Canterbury Manufacturers association). Initially, software was sold through a code download model where a company initially buys the software then pays an annual licensing fee. The company later decided to move into SaaS (Software as a Service), partnering with FastServers.net to provide their applications to customers over the internet. ProActive
    7.25
    4 votes
    39
    Rent.com

    Rent.com

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    Rent.com pioneered the Cost-Per-Lease advertising model in the internet space, and quickly became the most trafficked apartment site.   eBay acquired Rent.com in 2005 for $415M. 
    7.25
    4 votes
    40
    Saturn Media Ltd.

    Saturn Media Ltd.

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    The Internet continues to transform the way we do business. It is evolving in complexity and size, generating rapid growth in consumer numbers and online merchants. Keeping pace with this growth and capitalizing on new sales and revenue opportunities is an ongoing challenge. Saturn Media is a “behind-the-scenes” company that empowers companies to maximize their online business results.
    Saturn Media believes that success is achieved through knowledge and partnership. They have accumulated extensive know-how and experience on the "what, when and how" of successful development and marketing online. They know what products and services are crucial to achieving success and pass this information onto customers and partners using strategic new technologies, business solutions and services. Through 3 major service divisions - Web Development, Online Marketing and Search Engine Marketing, Saturn Media empowers companies to generate and maximize revenue from online traffic.

    7.25
    4 votes
    41

    Fairfax Media

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    Fairfax Media Limited is one of Australia's largest diversified media companies. The group's operations include newspapers, magazines, radio and digital media operating in Australia and New Zealand. Fairfax Media was founded by the Fairfax family as John Fairfax and Sons, later to become John Fairfax Holdings. The Fairfax family lost control of the company in December 1990. It was renamed from John Fairfax Holdings to Fairfax Media in 2007. The group's Chairman is Roger Corbett and the Chief Executive Officer is Greg Hywood. As of May 2008 Fairfax Media had a market capitalisation of over A$5 billion. The number of printed edition readers has fallen since at least 2006 and the group's stock price has declined by more than 60 percent since 2007, to less than A$2 billion by September 2011, and by 85 percent at June 2012. The group's majority owner is Gina Rinehart, the world's wealthiest woman. Rinehart has appointed Bell Potter Brokerage to increase her total share to 19.99 percent, the maximum allowed before a takeover offer must be made. On 18 June 2012, Fairfax Media announced it would cut 1,900 staff and erect paywalls around the websites of its two main metropolitan newspapers,
    8.33
    3 votes
    42
    Gaia Interactive

    Gaia Interactive

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    Gaia Online is an English-language, anime-themed social networking and forums-based website. Gaiaonline was founded in 2003. but the name was changed to GaiaOnline.com in 2004 from go-gaia by its owner, Gaia Interactive. Gaia originally began as an anime linklist and eventually developed a small community, but, following a statement by founder Derek Liu (username "Lanzer"), the website moved towards social gaming, and eventually became a forum-based website. Today, over a million posts are made daily and it is visited by 7 million unique users each month (with over 26 million total registered users). Gaia also won the 2007 Webware 100 award in the Community category. In January 2011, the company won the Mashable Best User experience Award for 2010. Members of Gaia Online, known as Gaians, receive a customizable avatar when they sign up. Users have the ability to customize their avatar in many ways, including skin tone, eye style and color, hair style and color, gender, race ( i.e. human, vampire, elf) and attire. Numerous clothing items and accessories for avatars can be purchased from a range of NPC-run stores using the site currencies, Gaia Gold and Gaia Cash. Avatars appear next
    8.33
    3 votes
    43

    Noviforum

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    Noviforum Ltd. is a Slovenian company that has its Headquarters in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It has created the most popular search engine and portal in Slovenia called Najdi.si.
    8.33
    3 votes
    44
    PrepMe

    PrepMe

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    PrepMe is a for-profit American company that offers online courses and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the PSAT and SAT; and the ACT offered by ACT, Inc. PrepMe also developed its Coursification platform to open its adaptive online learning platform to publishers. The company was founded in 2001 by Avichal Garg and Karan Goel, Stanford and University of Chicago students respectively. It is based in Chicago with a software engineering team in Palo Alto, California. One of the company's co-founders, Avichal Garg, a former Google product manager, raised investment capital from other former Google employees to fund PrepMe. The company was incubated at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business' Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship after it won the university's 2005 New Venture Challenge. The company is a 2008 winner of the Chicago Innovation Awards and was featured on the front cover of Fortune Small Business. PrepMe uses adaptive learning technology to provide students with a customized test preparation course specifically targeting individual strengths and weaknesses. Students are also
    8.33
    3 votes
    45

    Riverdeep

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    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Learning Technology originally started as Riverdeep Interactive Learning, is a publishing house for educational online and CD-ROM products based in San Francisco and Dublin, Ireland. Founded in 1995, Riverdeep was principally the creation of the Irish ex-investment banker Barry O'Callaghan. O'Callaghan was Riverdeep's CEO and controlling shareholder. In October 2002, Riverdeep became a private entity when their stock price plummeted below $2 in NASDAQ. On September 20, 2004, Riverdeep moved its Novato office to 100 Pine Street in San Francisco. Riverdeep also helped on a game called Hamtaro: Wake Up Snoozer! On December 22, 2006, it was announced that Riverdeep PLC had completed its acquisition of Houghton Mifflin. The new joint enterprise would be called the Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group. Riverdeep paid 1.75 billion in cash and assumed $1.61 billion in debt from the private investment firms Thomas H. Lee Partners, Bain Capital Partners and The Blackstone Group. Tony Lucki, a former non-executive director of Riverdeep, would remain in his position as Houghton Mifflin's chief executive officer. HM Rivergroup indicated it wanted to capitalize on the
    8.33
    3 votes
    46

    Www.StarStyle.com

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    www.StarStyle.com is an internet site which allows viewers to identify and purchase the apparel, furnishings, gadgets, and music from their favorite TV shows, films and music videos. It was created by Entertainment Media Works. Headquartered in New York, Entertainment Media Works LLC (EMW) was established in 2004 to act as a bridge between consumers, brands and the creators of television, music and film properties. On March 20, 2006 EMW launched www.StarStyle.com. Facilitated by partnerships with Hollywood studios, networks and production companies, as well as stylists, fashion designers and set decorators, www.StarStyle.com allows viewers to identify and purchase items they’ve seen in their favorite TV shows, films and music videos. Starstyle works to increase revenue and sales opportunities by creating a closer link between the entertainment media and retail providers on. Starstyle helps brands and advertisers to not only place those branded products more effectively, but also measure the results on both brand awareness and bottom line sales. By allowing viewers to identify, tag, and purchase all the products they see in the media, StarStyle’s goal is to maximize opportunities
    8.33
    3 votes
    47

    Genon.ru

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    Genon (Russian: Гено́н) is a Russian knowledge market public resource, stimulating knowledge gathering in the form of answers to questions and providing convenient retrieval of information. Genon technology allows a person to quickly and comfortably find needed information, as well as opening up new solutions in natural language processing in computer. An important component of the project is the realization of opportunities to answer the question by everyone, as well as a system of cash rewards to authors and editors of answers, which directly depends on the popularity of the material. This part of the project is an independent software solution that is present in the Runet, par with similar question and answer services, associated with the largest search engine - Mail.ru (answers service Otvet@Mail.ru), Google (Google Questions and Answers). The sites mentioned in the answers are indexed on the questions, answers to which can be found in the information published on these resources. Such a decision is a logical evolution of cataloguing, helping to avoid subjectivism in the directory structure creation. In fact, the directory structure is dynamically formed based on the user's
    6.20
    5 votes
    48

    GoPets

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    GoPets was a virtual pet site that involved raising a customized three dimensional pet downloaded onto a user's computer. GoPets was launched on August 4, 2005 and closed on November 8, 2009. GoPets resided not only on their owners' computers, but also visited GoPets members around the world when sent, invited or when pets decide to travel on their own. To provide a means of communication among users who speak different languages, GoPets had a universal iconic language called "IKU." The GoPets service also contained chat services and a forum. Players on GoPets had the ability to create a pet. After selecting which animal they desire, they had the opportunity to customize their new GoPet by selecting from a list of pre-set colors and patterns. Once the initial creation process was complete, the GoPet was brought into existence to reside on the player's desktop. If players desired further customization, they could dress their pet up with unique clothing items, and equip different transportation vehicles such as cars or planes. Many equipable items hold trainable animations that GoPets could be taught to use when their stats were at a certain level. GoPets were social, and enjoyed
    6.20
    5 votes
    49

    Siteworx

    • Web Link(s):
    Siteworx (pronounced Siteworks) is an American privately held company, launched in 2002, that specializes in interactive design and application development. Siteworx achieved 847.4% growth in the years from 2003 through 2006 and was listed by Inc. (magazine) as #309 in the Inc. 500 for 2007.
    6.20
    5 votes
    50

    SMS.ac, Inc.

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    SMS.ac Inc. is a mobile data and Internet communications company based in San Diego, California. The company (and its spinoff subsidiary Fanbox) has been widely criticized for charging unrequested SMS services from consumers and for failing to respond to the complaints of users and for Fanbox's e-mail activities. The company provides distribution and billing to people buying and selling digital content (video, music, and applications) through (SMS) mobile services and web-based applications. SMS.ac's website integrates its mobile billing technology with various social networking services like photos, videos, music, and comments. SMS.ac claims over 50 million registered users in more than 180 countries. The SMS.ac website domain name uses the .ac top-level domain for Ascension Island. SMS.ac's revenue is derived through revenue-sharing arrangements with content providers and mobile operators. Specifically, the company enables content providers to bill subscribers for consumption of video, music, and widgets through SMS-based (text message) mobile billing. At the time of its public launch in 2002, SMS.ac made history by signing up "nearly 6 million users in its first six months –
    6.20
    5 votes
    51

    Zetnet

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    Zetnet is one of the UK's oldest ISPs (see list of UK ISPs by age) and according to a New Scientist article is the brainchild of Ghufar Razaq and Graeme Storey. It was founded in Lerwick, on the Shetland Isles by Ghufar Razaq, Graeme Storey, Tim Cole and Paul Martin. According to the Shetland Fishing News, a journal of Shetland's Fishing Industries, the company began trading on 13 October 1994. In October 1994, Zetnet began trading as Zetnet Services. It became a Limited Company (Zetnet Services Ltd) in October 1995. In 1996, Zetnet was thrown into the media spotlight through what nearly became a landmark legal case testing UK copyright laws on the internet. In March 1999 Zetnet founded online gaming service Netgames UK, the brainchild of Sandy Sandom and Phil O'Malley. It was originally a wholly owned subsidiary, sharing Zetnet technical staff, but was sold in May 2000 and incorporated as Netgames UK Ltd. The company was run successfully until August 2001 when reports of a press release detailing a fall-out between Netgames UK management and its technical staff were seen. In 1999, Zetnet hosted the CVS tree for the eggdrop project, an IRC bot. The CVS was maintained by staff
    6.20
    5 votes
    52

    Barefruit

    • Web Link(s):
    Barefruit is an internet new media startup based in London, UK established in 2004. Barefruit has developed a range of solutions to identify and redirect internet error traffic. These errors are either user generated, such as Domain Name System (DNS) errors as a result of mis-typing domain names into the internet browser address bar, or HTTP errors which are a result of broken links in websites and server failures. Barefruit works with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and major portals to use a range of software solutions which modify the ISPs DNS service such as the BIND software and also a specialist proxy solution known as a "Frootbox" to capture the errors and redirect its clients to navigation pages that may contain sponsored listings and algorithmic results. If a user clicks on a sponsored link, Barefruit and the ISP share the revenue. Barefruit's HTTP solution is covered by a granted European patent (Patent No. EP1706823) Barefruit is under Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) that prevent them from releasing a list of all participating ISPs, however, from ISP Blogs it is known that Barefruit is active with Earthlink and Cox Communications in the US as well as a number of other
    7.00
    4 votes
    53

    Positive Internet

    • Web Link(s):
    The Positive Internet Company Ltd is a web hosting service provider originally founded in the United Kingdom and now operating in both the United States and the UK. Positive was the first UK LAMP only hosting company, starting on 25 November 1998 and is known for its distinctive giraffe branded logo and its slogan: "we're good". Initially providing only shared web hosting, Positive Internet has grown its portfolio of services to include dedicated and managed Linux servers. It won the Best Linux/Open Source ISP/Internet Host at the 2006 Linux and Open Source Awards. In February 2006 Positive Internet hosted the Ricky Gervais Show podcast, which was officially recognised by The Guinness Book of Records as the most downloaded show. They also host Stephen Fry's Podgrams another successful podcast. The company supports a number of free software projects, including the hosting of Debian and Ubuntu distribution mirrors, Richard Stallman's website, and the British Film Institute. In July 2007 they became host to science journalist Ben Goldacre's popular website, Bad Science.
    7.00
    4 votes
    54

    Glassesdirect

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    Glasses Direct is an online retailer based in the United Kingdom that supplies discount-priced spectacles. It was founded by James Murray Wells in 2004 joining the small existing sector of online retailers. It has recently received investment from two major venture capital firms. It is also notable for the legal and regulatory attempts to close it down by several major bricks and mortar competitors. In the UK a customer can go to an opticians (shop) on the high street and purchase a fixed price eye examination, from which the optician will issue a written prescription. This can then be used at any opticians to have spectacles made. A common complaint is that the prices UK opticians charge for spectacles are too high. Such claims about UK prices are common in many areas of retail and services in the UK, see Rip-Off Britain. Glasses Direct attempts to undercut bricks and mortar high street opticians by supplying glasses at a lower cost. In 2004, its first year of business, Glasses Direct sold 22,000 pairs of glasses, and had an annual turnover of £1m. In 2007 Glasses Direct had over 30 members of staff and claimed to receive an order every ten minutes, with over 100,000 customers
    8.00
    3 votes
    55

    Mandt Bros. Productions

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    Mandt Bros. Productions is a Los Angeles-based production company founded by brothers Neil and Michael Mandt. The company is primarily known for producing the television programs Jim Rome Is Burning on ESPN/ESPN2 which is the longest running talk show on the network and is currently in its 7th season. Mandt Bros also created and produced Destination Truth on Syfy. It has also produced original content for the internet, particularly Tim's Dates, which earned a Broadband Emmy Nomination and a Webby Award. In 2009 Neil and his brother Michael created Sports Jobs with Junior Seau for the Versus Network. 10 episodes of season one were produced and aired in 2009 and 2010, each following NFL great Seau performing a variety of behind the scenes sports jobs. In 2010 Mandt Bros produced the scripted comedy series Next Stop for Charlie, based on their independent film Last Stop for Paul. The series was sold to Showtime and now is in production on a second season. In addition to television, the company also produces feature films, including the successful 2007 independent film Last Stop for Paul. In January of 2012, Neil and his brother sent shock waves through the sports and entertainment
    8.00
    3 votes
    56

    PlanetAll

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    PlanetAll was a social networking, calendaring, and address book site launched in November 1996. It was founded by a group of Harvard Business School and MIT graduates including Warren Adams and Brian Robertson. Their company, Sage Enterprises, was based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was the winner of the 1996 New Business of the Year Award from the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. PlanetAll was possibly the first social networking site on the Internet. The site had more than 100,000 groups, organized around real-world counterparts such as academic institutions and employers. When the user entered the name of his or her university, the service would list the user's classmates who were also members of the service. Users could exchange authorization to access the each others' contacts. Many sites at the time offered web-based address books and calendars, but PlanetAll.com combined the two: when a user entered travel plans into the calendar, the service would cross-reference the destination with the address book, as well as the user's contacts' travel plans; the site would then notify users when they would cross paths with their contacts. On August 4, 1998, Amazon.com announced that
    8.00
    3 votes
    57

    Seekda

    • Web Link(s):
    seekda is an Austrian spin-off company that specializes in developing and marketing Web Services oriented products, particularly a Web based search engine allowing to locate public Web Services and innovative IT solutions for the eTourism sector. seekda has been built on the results of the European Union funded DIP, and Austrian FIT-IT (German: Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH) RW2 projects. The company is itself a research spin-off of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI Innsbruck) at the University of Innsbruck. The corporate headquarters of seekda is located in Innsbruck, Austria. The company developed the first global Web Service Search Engine based on focused crawling, allowing access to publicly available Web Services. seekda constantly crawls the Web for new Web Services and currently indexes and daily monitors over 27K public Web Services from more than 7K providers. Company is launching its business product based on services for e-tourism industry: (1) Switch system providing with one profile the access to hundreds of hotels' room distribution channels and (2) Internet Booking Engine, which can be integrated with hotels' websites and is
    8.00
    3 votes
    58
    VeriSign

    VeriSign

    • Web Link(s):
    Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) is an American company based in Reston, Virginia that operates a diverse array of network infrastructure, including two of the Internet's thirteen root nameservers, the authoritative registry for the .com, .net, and .name generic top-level domains and the .cc and .tv country-code top-level domains, and the back-end systems for the .jobs, and .edu top-level domains. Verisign also offers a range of security services, including managed DNS, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation and cyber-threat reporting. In 2010, Verisign sold its authentication business unit – which included SSL (secure socket layer), PKI (public key infrastructure), Verisign Trust Seal, and Verisign Identity Protection (VIP) services – to Symantec for $1.28 billion. The deal capped a multi-year effort by Verisign to narrow its focus to its core infrastructure and security business units. Verisign's former CFO Brian Robins announced in August 2010 that the company would move from its original domicile of Mountain View, California to Dulles in Northern Virginia by 2011 due to 95% of the company's business being on the East Coast. Verisign was founded in 1995 as a spin-off of
    8.00
    3 votes
    59
    Virgin Group

    Virgin Group

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    Virgin Group Ltd. is a British multinational branded venture capital conglomerate company founded by business tycoon Richard Branson. Its core business areas are travel, entertainment and lifestyle and it consists of more than 400 companies worldwide. Virgin Group's date of incorporation is listed as 1989 by Companies House, who class it as a holding company; however Virgin's business and trading activities date to the 1970s. The net worth of Virgin Group as of September 2008 was £5.01 billion. The brand name "Virgin" arose when Branson and a partner were starting their first business, a record shop. They considered themselves virgins in business. The current Virgin logo was originally sketched on a paper napkin by graphic designer Trevor Key. Virgin Group operates from its headquarters at The School House, 50 Brook Green in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Although Branson retains complete ownership and control of the Virgin Brand, the commercial set-up of companies using it is varied and complex. Each of the companies operating under the Virgin brand is a separate entity, with Branson completely owning some and holding minority or majority stakes in others.
    8.00
    3 votes
    60
    WhynotAd

    WhynotAd

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    The World’s first all-in-one Web 2.0 Community On-Line Advertising Portal - more choices, more control and more information.

    The world’s first Web 2.0 all-in-one wiki community portal puts you in the driving seat. Built for the community, this new user-friendly, wiki-based 2.0 portal allows the user to place free advertising pages in a matter of seconds. It’s simple to use, but has the technology that provides users with the tools to raise ad profiles and search engine rankings.

    People are passionate about controlling the choices they have. The web is full of complicated and confusing log-in screens, forms, applications, approvals and user panels, specifically controlled and regulated by the site developers. The creators of this exciting portal have eliminated the complicated and unnecessary ho-hum of the Internet and so have made a simple but very effective end-user solution.

    Twenty-four months in the making, the whynotAD 2.0 Internet portal offers you enormous advantages. Users have a much greater choice of service with better and more targeted results. Advertising of any sort can be placed on the portal in almost a few seconds. Users have the ability to add various categories and thus give the advertising more relevance to a particular category or field.

    8.00
    3 votes
    61
    AMEInfo

    AMEInfo

    • Web Link(s):
    AMEinfo.com is a provider of online business information in and about the Middle East region. Founded in the United Arab Emirates in 1993, AMEinfo.com offers both English and Arabic current information in daily news wires, editorial columns, special feature articles, reports, video and radio features, including detailed business directory information and event listings. AMEinfo.com is a leading provider of news and business information in and about the Middle East region featuring a wide range of news, business information and services covering fourteen countries, based in the UAE. AMEinfo.com also allows the user to select the news that relates specifically to them in the form of a ‘Watchlist’, whereby users can track industries and companies and be alerted whenever news is featured about them. News and information: AMEinfo.com currently carries over 350,000 news articles in English and Arabic from fourteen countries, including Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Syria, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Special reports and country guides provide in-depth information. Live News Feeds: AMEinfo.com news feeds directly to the
    9.00
    2 votes
    62

    MyHeritage

    • Web Link(s):
    MyHeritage is a family-oriented social network service and genealogy website. It allows members to create their own family websites, share pictures and videos, organize family events, create family trees, and search for ancestors. With over 63 million users, MyHeritage is one of the largest sites in the social networking and genealogy field. In 2003, CEO Gilad Japhet and a team of genealogy enthusiasts founded MyHeritage in Japhet's living room in the small town of Bnei Atarot, just outside Tel Aviv, Israel. Within seven years, the company had grown to its current size as a community of more than 63 million members with more than 1 billion online profiles. There are more than 23 million family trees and 151 million photos on the site, and the site is accessible in 38 languages.. In 2008, the company raised $15 million, when venture capital firm Index Ventures joined Accel, which had invested earlier in the company. In 2008, MyHeritage acquired Kindo, another family social network site that was popular in Europe. In February 2010 MyHeritage acquired the Germany Online Social Networking GmbH (OSN) who has genealogy web sites in ten different languages, which are represented in over
    9.00
    2 votes
    63
    Zannel

    Zannel

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    Zannel is the mobile industry’s first Instant Media Messaging™ service, allowing people to instantly update their friends and start real time conversations by sending video, picture and text updates from their mobile phones. Within Zannel’s mobile network, users can also follow friends, meet new friends, and watch videos on mobile and the web. Founded by the team who built the largest mobile media platform in North America, Zannel is backed by U.S. Venture Partners and Palomar Ventures and is based in San Francisco, California.
    9.00
    2 votes
    64

    Cozi

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    Cozi is an American startup company, that provides mobile and Internet-based applications to help families stay organized. The company had 35 employees as of June 24, 2011, and is based in Seattle, Washington. Cozi's tag line is "Family Life. Simplified." Cozi was co-founded by Robbie Cape and Jan Miksovsky after the two of them left Microsoft. Most of the company's employees worked previously at Amazon.com, Expedia, or Microsoft. The company's first product was called Cozi Central and released on September 25, 2006, and includes a family calendar, shopping lists, family messaging, and a photo collage screensaver. Cozi was relaunched as a web-oriented company on June 3, 2008. Cozi uses Tupperware-style events called Mom's parties to conduct market research. On June 5, 2011, Cozi set a Guinness World Record for the longest line of ducks in a row. The line stretched for one mile and was made up of 17,782 rubber ducks. Cozi received the 2010 Industry Achievement Award organized by the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) Cozi was a finalist for the 2010 "Washington Best Workplaces" by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The same year, Cozi was named in Lead411's Hottest
    6.75
    4 votes
    65

    ExecPC BBS

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    ExecPC is an online service provider started in 1983 by owner Bob Mahoney as the Exec-PC BBS. It quickly grew to be one of the world's largest bulletin board systems in the 1980s and throughout the 1990s, competing with the likes of Compuserve and Prodigy. ExecPC began offering Internet access in 1994 as ExecPC Internet, and being based in New Berlin, WI, quickly grew to be the largest Internet service provider in Wisconsin. The company was sold in 1998 to Voyager.net of East Lansing, MI. After a lengthy series of acquisitions, the assets are now held by LocalNet of Buffalo, NY. The Exec-PC BBS launched on November 28, 1983 in the den of owner Bob Mahoney. Known primarily for its extensive shareware software archives, the BBS also offered E-mail, message forums, and BBS door games to paying subscribers. As the file archives grew in size, Mahoney created the Hyperscan feature, allowing members to quickly search for files by keyword — a common feature today, but rare at the time. Mahoney became one of the earliest BBS operators to begin charging a fee for access to a BBS. The Exec-PC BBS grew to over 250 lines, with over 300 GB of file storage at its peak in the mid-90s. Callers
    7.67
    3 votes
    66

    Interdnestrcom

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    Interdnestrcom is a Transnistrian telecommunication company providing mobile communication services for the unrecognized territory of Transnistria in Moldova. It was established in 1998. As well as providing mobile phone services, it also provides dial-up and ISDN internet access. Interdnestrcom provides Internet access in the Transnistrean territory under the brand of OK. Internet access is provided via ADSL. OK's services are available in all large towns in Transnistria. Interdnestrcom provides TV services among which: analog television (up to June 2011 ), digital television and IP-television. Is provided under the brand Transtelecom. Interdnestrcom operates in CDMA2000 standard in both 450 and 800 MHz frequencies. The coverage area includes almost all Transnistria region and several towns of Moldova which are considered outside Transnistria region and Ukraine. 198 — uniform number of support on all lines of business IDC from any mobile or fixed phone of Transnistria. On 6–7 November 2010 some subscribers began expecting troubles with access to VoIP soft. As the result of this after some time all the subscribers of Interdnestrcom were blocked VoIP services including Skype and
    7.67
    3 votes
    67
    MontaVista

    MontaVista

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    MontaVista Software is a company that develops embedded Linux system software, development tools, and related software. Its products are targeted at other corporations developing embedded systems such as automotive electronics, communications equipment, mobile phones, and other electronics devices and infrastructure. MontaVista is based in Santa Clara, California and was founded in 1999 by James "Jim" Ready (previously at Mentor Graphics and creator of VRTX) and others. On November 10, 2009 Cavium Networks announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to purchase MontaVista for $50 million. May 12, 2009 MontaVista announced MontaVista Linux 6 (MVL6) comprising Market Specific Distributions, MontaVista Integration Platform, Software Development Kit, MontaVista Zone Content Server, and support and services. There are a number of differences between MVL6 and previous MontaVista Linux products. The main ones are: MontaVista Linux (formerly known as Hard Hat Linux) is a Linux distribution that has been enhanced to become a full fledged real-time operating system. The work on real-time performance has since continued to a point where MontaVista claims to support hard real-time
    7.67
    3 votes
    68
    Ning

    Ning

    • Web Link(s):
    Ning is an online platform for people and organizations to create custom social networks, launched in October 2005. Ning offers customers the ability to create a community website with a customized appearance and feel, feature sets such as photos, videos, forums and blogs, and the service layers in support for “Like”, integration with Facebook, Twitter, Google and Yahoo!. Ning, Inc. is owned by Glam Media and, the operating company, has its headquarters in Palo Alto, California. The service allows customers to charge for membership directly within their Ning Network. Customers can also monetize by using services provided through partnerships established by Ning, and adding display advertisements, such as Google AdSense, to their Ning Network. There are over 90,000 (as of June 2011) social websites, known as Ning Networks, running on the Ning Platform. Ning offers 3 plans to its customers: Mini, Plus and Pro. The plans are offered with varying feature offerings and range in price so that customers can choose a plan that best fits the goal for their community. Once a plan is chosen, a customer can change it to another plan at any time. As of June 2011, Ning has 65 million monthly
    7.67
    3 votes
    69

    Rayzz

    • Web Link(s):
    Rayzz is a video sharing script for building social networking websites. This script includes features like photos, groups, audio, video etc. Rayzz Video Sharing Software was released in December 2006. A major upgrade was released in November 2007. The latest version 2.3.9 is available in the market. Server Requirements PHP Configuration The various ready-made templates compatible with Rayzz, are also offered by the same company to customize site’s look and feel. It also offers add-on modules that can be used with Rayzz to enhance the usability, functionality, and aesthetics of site. For example, the Video Importer module allows users to import videos from the YouTube using the API provided by the YouTube. This is a “baby version” of the software launched by the company in November 2008. It does not include most features of Rayzz and is meant for webmasters who want to develop a site with basic functions, focusing on video sharing alone.
    7.67
    3 votes
    70

    T-Home Macedonia

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    On May 1, 2008, AD Makedonski Telekomunikacii officially became part of the Deutsche Telekom global family, accepting the new "T" brand. From this date onwards the company runs as a legal subject under the name Makedonski Telekom, Joint Stock Company for Electronic Communications – Skopje or under the abbreviated name, Makedonski Telekom AD – Skopje. With the implementation of the "T" brand, which is umbrella of the two sub-brands T-Home and T-Mobile, Makedonski Telekom took over Deutsche Telekom Group’s corporate identity and design, launching on the market a series of new products and services, among which the attractive Double Play and Triple Play offers for residential customers under T-Home offer brand. T-Home was introduced as offer brand, that stands for all telecommunications and entertainment offers of Makedonski Telekom, which are dedicated for home. Fixed line telephone, Internet, IP television are the services that are recognized by residential customers under the T-Home brand.
    7.67
    3 votes
    71

    Topix.net

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    Topix.net is a discussion board website. Topix LLC, the controlling company, has its headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Topix began as a news aggregator which categorizes news stories by topic and geography. It was created by Bryn Dole, Rich Skrenta, Bob Truel, Tom Markson, Mike Markson, and Chris Tolles, many of whom founded the Open Directory Project. In March 2005, the Knight Ridder (later taken over by The McClatchy Company), Tribune Company and Gannett media companies purchased a 75% share of the company. On April 1, 2007, it acquired the topix.com domain name and invited volunteers to edit the topics of their choice, on top of over 100 journalists and editors from various newspapers already signed up. Yet some time in 2012 they took that volunteer edit option away without any communication to the thousands of committed who did volunteer, for many for years & uploaded thousands of stories Topix went on to create a community news editing platform, and popular forum system, allowing users to comment on news articles and the goings on of local communities. Topix also created forums, organized by locality as well as by subject matter, which allow visitors to post comments
    7.67
    3 votes
    72
    Alibaba.com

    Alibaba.com

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    Alibaba.com (simplified Chinese: 阿里巴巴网络有限公司; traditional Chinese: 阿里巴巴網絡有限公司; pinyin: Ālǐbābā) is an online business-to-business trading platform for small businesses. The company was founded by Jack Ma and 17 other people in 1999 and is now the flagship company of Alibaba Group. It claims it had more than 79 million registered users in more than 240 countries and regions as of March 31, 2012. Alibaba.com has three major business-to-business (B2B) marketplaces. The company’s English language international marketplace (www.alibaba.com) serves to bring together importers and exporters from more than 240 countries and regions. The China marketplace (www.1688.com) is developed for domestic business-to-business trade in China. In addition, Alibaba.com offers a transaction-based wholesale platform, AliExpress (www.aliexpress.com), which serves smaller buyers seeking fast shipment of small quantities of goods. Only Chinese can sell in Aliexpress, not from other countries. Launched in April 2010, AliExpress provides an escrow service and supports payments through Visa, MasterCard or bank transfer. Formerly customers could also use PayPal, but PayPal terminated its partnership with the
    10.00
    1 votes
    73

    Amrita Learning

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    Amrita Learning is a computer-based 'adaptive learning' program in English and Mathematics. It provides interactive, audio-visual supplementary education for children of three-and-a-half years to 7th grade, for home and classroom use. Developed in collaboration with Amrita University, the content of this research-based software is in line with the NCERT/CBSE syllabi. Under the 'Adaptive Assessment' concept, as a student learns, s/he is continually assessed by the programme and the software adapts to their level. "The programme is also being used at some schools...to administer the CBSE mandated Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). Teachers can replace a large portion of paper-based CCE with computer based assessment. After the teacher teaches a set of topics in the classroom, students are immediately taken to the computer and evaluated... Students who have mastered one topic move on to the next level and those who have not mastered a topic are provided with more practice." Based on research conducted by Amrita University, Amrita Learning was founded in Kochi, Kerala, India by Raghu Raman and is directed by Prema Nedungadi in 2005. In August 2007, Amrita Learning partnered
    10.00
    1 votes
    74
    Business.com

    Business.com

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    Business.com is a business search engine and web directory and pay per click advertising network. It includes Work.com, a business-to-business community publishing platform where experts share advice on common business topics in the form of how-to guides. Business.com, Inc. was founded in 1999 by Jake Winebaum, previously chairman of the Walt Disney Internet Group; and Sky Dayton, founder of Earthlink, Boingo Wireless, and Helio, among others. Around that time, the Business.com domain name was purchased from Marc Ostrofsky by Winebaum's eCompanies Ventures for a then record $7.5 million. This represented a tidy profit over the $150,000 price tag of the domain in 1997, also a record in its own time. In addition to investment by eCompanies, early funding in the amount of $61 million was provided in 2000 by Pearson PLC, Reed Business Information, McGraw Hill, and others. In its initial form, Business.com aimed to be the Internet's leading search engine for small business and corporate information. As with much of the nascent and well-hyped Internet industry, Business.com struggled through the Dot-com bubble years. The company retooled beginning in 2002 after massive layoffs and a new
    10.00
    1 votes
    75

    ConnectU

    • Web Link(s):
    ConnectU (originally HarvardConnection) was a social networking website launched on May 21, 2004 that was founded by Harvard students Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra in December 2002. Users could add people as friends, send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Users were placed in networks based upon the domain name associated with the email address they used for registration. In December 2002, Harvard students and friends Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra wanted a better way to connect with fellow students at Harvard and other universities. As a result, the three conceived of a social network for Harvard students named HarvardConnection, which was to expand to other schools around the country. In January 2003, they enlisted the help of fellow Harvard student, programmer and friend Sanjay Mavinkurve to begin building HarvardConnection. Sanjay commenced work on HarvardConnection but left the project in the spring of 2003 when he graduated and went to work for Google. After the departure of Sanjay Mavinkurve, the Winklevosses and Narendra approached Narendra’s friend, Harvard student and
    10.00
    1 votes
    76
    EarthLink

    EarthLink

    • Web Link(s):
    EarthLink is an IT services, network and communications provider headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The company serves more than 150,000 businesses and 1 million U.S. consumers. As of 2012, EarthLink operates two distinct divisions: EarthLink Business Services and EarthLink Consumer Services. EarthLink Business Services include connectivity (MPLS, T-1, DS3, DSL, Ethernet, Wireless), IT services (Cloud Hosting, virtualization, Data and Voice CPE, IT Security, Managed Services, ASP Web Hosting), and wholesale services (fiber capacity and network services). The company owns and operates a U.S. network including 28,000 route miles of fiber, 90 metro fiber rings, and 4 data centers. The network covers over 90 percent of the country. EarthLink Business Services provides IT and IP services for more than 150,000 customers. EarthLink Consumer Services include Broadband (DSL, Freestanding DSL, Cable Internet, Satellite Internet), Voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) phone services, dial-up Internet, Web Hosting and ecommerce, and related services such as software. EarthLink provides Internet services to over 1 million homes. EarthLink was founded in March 1994 by Sky Dayton at age 23. He
    10.00
    1 votes
    77

    Latitude Group

    • Web Link(s):
    Latitude is a UK digital marketing agency that specialises in pay-per-click advertising, search engine optimisation, conversion analytics, social media optimisation, affiliate marketing and online display advertising. It was founded in 2001 by Dylan Thwaites and is headquartered in London with offices in Cheshire, with more than 100 employees. Latitude was a 2006 Media Momentum Award winner and a top 20 finalist in 2007, was a Sunday Times Tech Track top 10 company and a Red Herring 100 Europe Finalist. Latitude was ranked 50 in the 2007 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA, and 10 in the 2007 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 UK. In December 2007, Latitude received financial backing from Vitruvian Partners, a UK-based private equity firm.
    10.00
    1 votes
    78

    Museophile

    • Web Link(s):
    Museophile Limited is a British company that supports museums, especially online. It specializes in web accessibility, online discussion forums and e-commerce. It also supports the Virtual Library museums pages (VLmp) and the Virtual Museum of Computing (VMoC). The company is based in south Oxfordshire near Reading, England.
    10.00
    1 votes
    79

    Nemein

    • Web Link(s):
    Nemein is a Finnish Software Company founded on January 8, 2001 by Henri Bergius, Henri Hovi and Johannes Hentunen. Nemein is specialized in building solutions on top of the Midgard Open Source Content Management Framework. Nemein also participates in developing the Qaiku micro-blogging service.
    10.00
    1 votes
    80
    Claria Corporation

    Claria Corporation

    • Web Link(s):
    Claria Corporation (formerly Gator Corporation) was a software company based in Redwood City, California with products many considered spyware. It was established in 1998 by Denis Coleman. Its name was often used interchangeably with its Gain advertising network, which it claimed serviced over 40 million users. Claria exited the adware business at the end of second quarter 2006., and eventually shut down completely in October 2008. However, its software still remains installed on millions of PCs. The "Gator" (also known as Gain AdServer) products collected personal information from its unknowing users, including all websites visited and portions of credit card numbers to target and display ads on the computers of web surfers. It billed itself as the "leader in online behavioral marketing". The company changed its name to Claria Corporation on October 30, 2003 in an effort to "better communicate the expanding breadth of offerings that [they] provide to consumers and advertisers", according to CEO and President Jeff McFadden. Strategic rebranding such as this is often an attempt by a corporation at distancing itself from "past product errors or partnerships". Originally released in
    6.50
    4 votes
    81
    IAC/InterActiveCorp

    IAC/InterActiveCorp

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    InterActiveCorp (legal name: IAC/InterActiveCorp) is an American internet company with over 50 brands across 40 countries headquartered in New York City. The Chairman and Senior Executive is Barry Diller, who was previously head of Paramount Pictures, Fox Broadcasting and USA Broadcasting. IAC was incorporated in 1986 under the name Silver King Broadcasting Company as a subsidiary of Home Shopping Network. In 1992, Silver King was spun-off to Home Shopping Network shareholders as a separately traded public company. The company has undergone several name changes. February 1998: HSN, Inc. was renamed USA Networks, Inc. May 2002: USA Networks, Inc. was renamed USA Interactive June 2003: USA Interactive was renamed InterActiveCorp July 2004: InterActiveCorp was renamed IAC/InterActiveCorp In August 2008, IAC spun off several of its businesses, including: Tree.com (NASDAQ: TREE), the Home Shopping Network, Ticketmaster, and Interval Leisure Group (NASDAQ: IILG). In February 2011, IAC acquired the free-to-contact dating site, OkCupid, for $50 million. In April 2011, IAC extended the deal with Google to hand over all search advertising on Ask.com and other IAC search products to the
    6.50
    4 votes
    82
    SoftBank

    SoftBank

    • Web Link(s):
    SoftBank Corp. (ソフトバンク株式会社, Sofutobanku Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese telecommunications and Internet corporation, with operations in broadband, fixed-line telecommunications, e-Commerce, Internet, broadmedia, technology services, finance, media and marketing, and other businesses. SoftBank was established in Tokyo, Japan on September 3, 1981, and had a market capitalization of approximately US$43.52 billion at March 2011. SoftBank's corporate profile includes various other companies such as Japanese broadband company Softbank BB, data center company IDC Frontier, gaming company GungHo Online Entertainment, and the publishing company SoftBank Creative. Additionally, it has various partnerships in Japanese subsidiaries of foreign companies such as Yahoo!, E-Trade, Ustream.tv, EF Education First and Morningstar. SBI Group is a Japanese financial services company that began in 1999 as a branch of SoftBank. SoftBank was the only official carrier of the iPhone in Japan until the release of iPhone 4S when it became available on au by KDDI as well. On October 14, 2012, it announced that it will acquire 70% of the United States' telecommunications company Sprint Nextel Corporation
    6.50
    4 votes
    83

    UK Property Shop

    • Web Link(s):
    UK Property Shop Ltd - trading as UK Property Shop - publishes an online directory of UK Estate Agents and Letting Agents known as The National Directory of Estate Agents. UK Property Shop Ltd was registered as a limited company in 1999. The official Registered Office address is 2nd Floor, Union House, 182-194 Union Street, London, SE1 0LH and the company registration number is 3804008. UK Property Shop Ltd was acquired by REA Group in July 2008. In August 2009, Zoopla acquired the PropertyFinder Group, consisting of the websites Propertyfinder.com, Hotproperty.co.uk and Ukpropertyshop.co.uk, with combined annual revenues of £7M, from prior owners the REA Group and News International for an undisclosed sum. The National Directory of Estate Agents is a searchable database of estate agents and letting agents dealing with residential property in the UK. All agents are provided with a basic entry free of charge, but can pay to have their office promoted and for extra services. Individuals selling property privately (i.e. directly without an agent), as well as 'virtual' agents without a local business address, are prohibited from being listed in the directory. Access is free for
    6.50
    4 votes
    84
    Zoran Corp.

    Zoran Corp.

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    Zoran Corporation NASDAQ: ZRAN is a multinational digital technology company, headquartered in Silicon Valley. The name Zoran is derived from the Hebrew word for silicon. Zoran is incorporated in the state of Delaware and has offices in Canada, China, England, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the US. The company was founded in 1983. Due to the similarity between the Zoran Corporation's name and services to that of Max Zorin's fictional company in the James Bond film A View to a Kill, which was released in 1985, a disclaimer had to be added to the film to stress that there was no connection between the fictional company and the Zoran Corporation - none of the films producers had been aware of the Zoran Corporation's existence when selecting a name for the villainous Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) and his fictional organisation. Zoran was founded in 1983 by Dr. Levy Gerzberg, with focus on DSP technology. In 1997 Zoran acquired CompCore Multimedia and named George T. Haber Executive VP and to its Board of Directors. Haber started GigaPixel, Mobilygen and now is currently the CEO of CrestaTech. Currently Zoran develops and manufactures chips that are used in a wide
    6.50
    4 votes
    85

    Academa

    • Web Link(s):
    ACADEMA is a privately held Slovenian engineering software development company, founded in 1992 and based in Ljubljana. The company is oriented to custom made solutions fitted to special purpose, based on: Modeling of Processes, Numerical Analysis, Optimization Methods, Geometric Modeling, Topology and Formal logic. The name of the company is an acronym for Advanced Computer Aided Design Engineering Manufacturing Agency. In the early 90's, the company developed software for Civil Engineering, Mechanic of Structures, Computational Fluid Dynamics and CNC Machining, but later on, in the mid of 90's, moved to Geographic Information Systems and Geostatistics also. In the late of 90's, web services were developed, based on DHTML, ActiveX and Java. The transition to Internet-based solutions affected the customer acquisition especially in the sphere of public utilities, particularly in reducing costs on client-side. The above engineering solutions are conditioned with the necessary basic knowledge in various fields, therefore the need for interdisciplinary is obvious. Software engineering backgrounds are based on: Technical backgrounds are based on: Most Slovenian viaducts between 1993 and
    5.60
    5 votes
    86

    MarchFIRST

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    marchFIRST, Inc. was a short-lived international systems integrator and internet consulting company at the tail end of the dot-com boom. marchFIRST was a Nasdaq traded public company whose peak stock price reached $52. By the time the company filed for bankruptcy, it traded for pennies ($0.16 on March 28, 2001). MarchFIRST company was formed on March 1, 2000 by the merger of Whittman-Hart, a respected systems integrator employing thousands of consultants in the US, Canada, and Europe, and USWeb/CKS, a pioneering interactive services company formed during the 1990s by accretion of numerous local or regional Internet and Web design consultancies. The CEO was Bob Bernard of Whittman-Hart. The merger was considered problematic by many observers, with a clash between the buttoned-down culture of Whittman-Hart and the Web casual culture of USWeb/CKS inevitable. By late 2000, despite aggressive moves by Bernard, the problems became public, with the stock price dropping 60% in one day on October 24, 2000. Despite a $150 million cash infusion by Francisco Partners in December, the company folded in early 2001. On March 13, 2001 the company leadership around Bernard resigned, and on April
    5.60
    5 votes
    87

    Authorize.net

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    Authorize.Net is a payment gateway service provider allowing merchants to accept credit card and electronic check payments through their Web site and over an IP (Internet Protocol) connection. Authorize.Net claims a user base of over 350,000 merchants, which would make them the Internet's largest payment gateway service provider. In November 2007 Cybersource purchased Authorize.Net for $565 million. Authorize.Net was originally purchased in 2004 by Lightbridge for $82 Million. Authorize.Net's large user base makes them an ideal target for hackers and extortionists. In September 2004, Authorize.Net's servers were hit by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. The DDoS attack lasted for over one week and caused a virtual shut down of the payment gateway's service. The attackers demanded money from Authorize.net in exchange for stopping the attack. On July 2, 2009, 11pm, the entire web infrastructure for Authorize.net (main website, merchant gateway website, etc.) went offline and stayed down all morning July 3, 2009. None of the over 200,000 merchants who use Authorize.net payment gateway were able to process credit cards. Authorize.net's phone numbers were closed July 3
    8.50
    2 votes
    88

    Idearc Media

    • Web Link(s):
    SuperMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPMD; formerly Idearc Media, pronounced EYE-dee-arc), based in Dallas, Texas, sells print and Internet advertising to small and medium size businesses. It emerged from the bankruptcy of Idearc Media in January 2010. SuperMedia’s advertising products and services include the SuperGuarantee and SuperTradeExchange programs, Verizon SuperYellowPages, FairPoint SuperYellowPages, Superpages.com, EveryCarListed.com, LocalSearch.com, Superpages Mobile, and Superpages Direct direct mail products. Idearc Media, formerly Verizon Information Services, was spun off from Verizon in 2006. It consisted of Superpages.com and functioned as publisher of the Verizon Yellow Pages, which itself consisted of the former directory operations of Bell Atlantic, NYNEX, and GTE. It also offered "Solutions Direct" full-color direct mail postcards. It previously offered several proprietary magazines such as "Solutions at Hand" and "Solutions at Home". The company diversified its product set by moving its focus from a "print-centric" business to a "multi-platform" business, including the 2007 acquisition of InfoSpace Inc.’s directory assets and the LocalSearch.com URL. Idearc Media
    8.50
    2 votes
    89

    Kewego

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    Kewego is a video platform provider website. The company is based in Paris, France. In early 2011, KIT digital purchased Kewego. Clients include brands such as Orange, Ebay, Lycos, M6, and L'Equipe. Kewego also operates its own branded video sharing sites such as www.mykewego.com, www.mykewego.fr www.mykewego.co.uk, and so on. Kewego was founded by Michel Meyer and Olivier Heckmann, two French entrepreneurs. They founded Multimania in 1995, which they subsequently floated on the French New Market at the Paris bourse in March 2000. It was later sold to Lycos for 220m Euros. Meyer and Heckmann then founded PulseVision in 2003, which was renamed Kewego in 2006. The Kewego video platform is a white label video hosting platform. Kewego provides all software, hardware and bandwidth necessary to operate a video portal. Videos are converted to Flash Video format and the platform is provided with a branded Flash Video Player. Kewego also offers a viral video placement / seeding service.
    8.50
    2 votes
    90

    NDO

    • Web Link(s):
    NDO Limited was an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the United Kingdom. Originally established in 1995, originating from NetDirect which was one of the first ISPs in the UK. Originally founded as NetDirect Internet Ltd in November 1995 by Chris Anderson from a back bedroom in New Cross, London early expansion saw the business move to Greenwich, London. In February 1999 74% of NetDirect was purchased by Distefora Holding A.G and it became one of the First Internet Service Providers to be acquired as UK ISP market consolidation began. NetDirect subsequently became the UK division of ISION AG. When ISION was formed from Distefora's acquired Internet businesses including IS Internet Services AG in Germany. At the time of floating in March 2000, ISION Internet became the largest e-business group to list on the Neuer market, with a valuation of $1 billion. Chris continued as managing director until September2000. At its height ISION Internet employ more than 800 people throughout Europe, with over 100 based in the UK offices in London Docklands. ISION grew to have over 30,000 businesses and hosting thousands of complex websites in data centers across Europe. The business was then
    8.50
    2 votes
    91

    Windfinder.com

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    Windfinder.com is a commercial online and SMS (short message service) weather service for windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing and sailing spots which provides free, real-time weather information via the Internet and paid weather information via SMS. The service was introduced because wind, wave and weather information is essential for the above mentioned sports and the locations for those activities are often quite far away from where most people live. The wind needs to reach a certain threshold before a windsurf or kitesurf board gets on a plane. Waves need to have achieve a certain energy and height before they can be surfed by a surf board. When people go on a sailing trip and stay in the ocean for hours or even day they need to know about the weather for security reasons and for planning of the course. Providing this information in real time any time and anywhere is the purpose of Windfinder.com. The WindSMS service allows users to pull an SMS containing the latest observations from weather station. Users can also set a threshold for their favorite spots. If a weather station exceeds the wind speed limit a Windalarm-SMS is sent to the user. Windfinder.com was founded in
    8.50
    2 votes
    92

    Agava

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    Agava was founded by the graduates of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1998. Initially the company specialized on development of the software. In 1998 the graduate of MIPT Vladimir Panfilovich founded a small organization which specialized on development of the software. This organization's name can be explained by formulating the specific phonetic criteria, also, from all obtained versions, which correspond to these criteria, it was not selected the name of plant "Agava" (it does not associate with neither Mexican cacti, nor with drinks from these cacti and especially, with ancient Greek mythology). A project Joblist became the first flower of Agava in 1999. The web site dedicated to the search for work and to the selection of employee, which is on the leading positions in the market. In 2000 a hosting direction had been chosen, which later was developed very actively and as of 2007, Agava was amongst the top 5 largest hosting companies of Russia. Afterward Agava became to grow a great amount of projects and conquered confidence of the increasing number of users. Now Agava occupied by successful activity of e-commerce in different directions. The company supports and
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    Helium.com

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    Helium.com, Inc. is a website where active writers are paid for contributing articles, and visitors can read these articles for free. User generated content in a given title is rated up or down by other writers in a form of peer review system. As with social news sites like Digg or Reddit, user ratings determine the rank of an article. In this case, however, the ones who rate are the writers, and multiple articles exist and compete in most topics. In turn, high-rated articles receive more page views and earn more money for writers. According to Alexa's website global traffic rankings, Helium.com's rank increased significantly during 2008-2010 and is now consistently better than 1300 internationally and better than 500 nationally as of September 2010. The site's number of users has grown from over 5,000 in October 2006 to 100,000 in February 2008. Members write articles on the Helium site in return for a share of the site's revenue (see below). Articles are grouped into topics (called 'Titles'). Articles are arranged by categories and sub-categories ('Channels'). For instance, Creative Writing ('Base Channel') has sub-topics such as Drama, Essays and Satire ('Leaf Channels'). Each
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    Kampyle

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    Kampyle is a a vendor of online Feedback Analytics. Kampyle’s Software as a Service (SaaS) platform delivers its customers the means to collect, analyze, measure and manage users' feedback on services, products and customer experience. Kampyle was founded in 2007 and is privately held.
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    3 votes
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    Mozilla Foundation

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    The Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization that exists to support and lead the open source Mozilla project. The organization sets the policies that govern development, operates key infrastructure and controls trademarks and other intellectual property. It owns a taxable subsidiary: the Mozilla Corporation, which employs many Mozilla developers and coordinates releases of the Mozilla Firefox web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird email client. The subsidiary is 100% owned by the parent, and therefore follows the same non-profit principles. The Mozilla Foundation was founded by the Netscape-affiliated Mozilla Organization, and was officially launched on July 15, 2003. The organization is currently based in the Silicon Valley city of Mountain View, California, USA. The Mozilla Foundation describes itself as "a non-profit organization that promotes openness, innovation and participation on the Internet." The Mozilla Foundation is guided by the Mozilla Manifesto, which lists 10 principles which Mozilla believes "are critical for the Internet to continue to benefit the public good as well as commercial aspects of life." The Manifesto has been translated into over 30 languages. On
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    96

    OrangeProblems

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    OrangeProblems is a Consumer organization forum web site, providing a focus for customer discontent with poor customer service from the UK ISP: Orange. It was initially set up as WanadooProblems.co.uk, targeting the UK ISP, Wanadoo, but the name was changed in line with the June 2006 rebranding of Wanadoo to Orange. The site was originally motivated by problems related to Local Loop Unbundling, but the scope later increased to cover consumer problems with most other aspects of the ISP's operation. It includes sections on regulatory organisations such as Ofcom, UK ISP Trade Association ISPA and many ISP competitors to Orange. On 4 September 2006, the site was extended to cover Orange's Mobile Phone operation. Although the majority of contributors are customers and ex-customers of Orange, regular contributions are made by Orange Technical Support and Customer Service staff. Whether any are in an official capacity is unclear. The site has rapidly become a very popular resource for Orange customers, and has now expanded with a new site called www.talktalkproblems.co.uk for the Carphone Warehouse TalkTalk customers. The Times daily newspaper recently printed an article using
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    97

    ParaEngine

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    ParaEngine Corporation is a technology and product company focusing on 3D virtual world technologies. It is usually referred to as P.E. for short. ParaEngine Co. is founded by LiXizhi in Shenzhen in the People's Republic of China. In 2009.10, it launched its first public product called Haqi Town, a creative social MMO for kids. In Haqi Town, each user has its own avatar, virtual land, and can build up their dream world easily. ParaEngine Corporation (P.E.) also focuses on the research and development of a distributed computer game engine called ParaEngine. Based on its proprietary game engine technologies, they are building various applications and are also working with licensed clients who use ParaEngine in their projects. They believe that game technology is the driving force to a new 3D Internet or Web3D. ParaEngine (the game engine) was initially written by LiXizhi from March 2004 when he was a student at Zhejiang University. In July 2005, he started ParaEngine Tech Studio in Shenzhen with a small group of people and fanacially supported by Shenzhen Tech Innovation International, until July 2007 when it was formally funded by a well known venture capital. In Jan, 2008 the
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    98

    TechTarget.com

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    TechTarget.com (NASDAQ: TTGT) is an online IT media related firm. It runs various online review sites, such as TechnologyGuide.com and ComputerWeekly.com, as well as enterprise IT sites with the "Search" prefix, including SearchStorage.com. TechTarget also produces live events, including the Storage Decisions series.
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    The Digital Village

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    The Digital Village (TDV) was a digital media company based in Covent Garden, London WC2 in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1994. The science fiction/comedy writer Douglas Adams was one of the founding members, along with Robbie Stamp, who is the Executive Producer of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie, released worldwide in 2005. At its highest point in October 2000, the company had over 40 employees. TDV produced the video game Starship Titanic, and started h2g2, a community site dedicated to producing what is referred to as the Earth edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The company was renamed after its main asset in 2000, to h2g2. Following the dot-com crash in 2001, many h2g2 staff continued to work without pay until the h2g2 site, brand and several staff moved to the British Broadcasting Corporation. The game division became a new company, Phase 3 Studios, which continued for several months under the ownership of PAN Interactive, but ultimately closed in 2002. The 3D game of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy it was working on was never released. Adams died suddenly on May 11, 2001, although the company's fate had already been sealed by that time.
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    3 votes
    100

    TigerLogic

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    TigerLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: TIGR) designs, develops, sells and supports software infrastructure products. These products allow the company’s customers to create and enhance flexible software applications for their own needs. This software may be categorized into the following product lines: yolink search enhancement technology, XML Data Management Server (XDMS), Multidimensional Data Management System (MDMS) and Rapid Application Development (RAD) software tools. Incorporated in the State of Delaware in August 1987, the company was originally incorporated as Blyth Holdings, Inc. and the name was changed to Omnis Technology Corporation in September 1997. Effective December 1, 2000, the company completed the acquisition of PickAx, Inc., a Delaware corporation. Concurrent with the acquisition, the company changed the name from Pick Systems to Raining Data Corporation. On April 17, 2008, the company changed the name to TigerLogic Corporation. The principal asset of PickAX is PICK Systems acquired from the estate of Richard Pick, the founder of Pick Systems. PICK Systems was incorporated in California in November 1982 Many of the company’s products are based on the Pick Universal
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    101

    Zix Corporation

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    Zix Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIXI) is an American company based in Dallas, Texas, that provides hosted services in two core businesses that demand the secure transmission of a high volume of sensitive information – Email encryption and E-prescribing. ZixCorp operates the largest email encryption directory in the world enabling secure communication among Communities of interest. ZixCorp’s directory connects over 15 million members and includes over 800 financial institutions, the FFIEC federal banking regulators, over 1000 hospitals and over 30 Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations.
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    3 votes
    102
    RotoHog

    RotoHog

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    RotoHog is the consumer facing Fantasy Sports website for Fastpoint Games, a digital platform developer that designs, implements and markets fantasy services for media and advertising partners. The company builds, delivers and manages co-branded fantasy sports games for major media companies, sports companies and professional sports leagues. Their signature stock exchange game is a budget-based, high-roster-turnover style fantasy sports game that combines traditional fantasy scoring with a stock market-style trading floor for baseball, basketball, American football, and Association Football (soccer). The company also delivers traditional commissioner and pick-em style fantasy sports games. RotoHog has also branched out to entertainment games with the Rose Ceremony game for the Reality TV show The Bachelor and the Us Weekly Celebrity Fantasy League . RotoHog is also the provider of nba.com's NBA Stock Exchange and commissioner games and Brazilian media company Grupo RBS's first ever Fantasy Soccer game. In 2009, RotoHog began to provide games for Fox Sports en Español and the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball tour. In June 2009, RotoHog closed a multi-year deal with Sporting News to power
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    103

    Alexa Internet

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    Alexa Internet, Inc. is a California-based subsidiary company of Amazon.com that is known for its toolbar and website. Once installed, the Alexa toolbar collects data on browsing behavior and transmits it to the website, where it is stored and analyzed, forming the basis for the company's web traffic reporting. Alexa provides traffic data, global rankings and other information on thousands of websites, and claims that 6 million people visit its website monthly. Alexa Internet was founded in 1996 by American web entrepreneurs Brewster Kahle and Bruce Gilliat. The company's name was chosen in homage to the Library of Alexandria, drawing a parallel between the largest repository of knowledge in the ancient world and the potential of the Internet to become a similar store of knowledge. The company offered a toolbar that gave Internet users suggestions on where to go next, based on the traffic patterns of its user community. Alexa also offered context for each site visited: to whom it was registered, how many pages it had, how many other sites pointed to it, and how frequently it was updated. Alexa's operation includes archiving of webpages as they are crawled. This database served as
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    Kosmix

    Kosmix

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    Every organization has a home page on the Web, every person can have a Web home page, then why not every topic? Kosmix’s mission is to create the unofficial home page for every topic on the Web, giving consumers a starting point from which to explore and discover new content online. The first of Kosmix’s topic sites are www.righthealth.com, www.rightautos.com. The company’s fundamental content categorization engine, licensed to numerous companies, is built upon breakthrough technologies in algorithmic categorization and large scale systems distribution.
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    3 votes
    105

    Mail.ru

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    Mail.ru is the largest free e-mail service of the Runet. The business was originally owned by Port.ru, a company founded in 1998 by Eugene Goland, Michael Zaitsev and Alexey Krivenkov as spin-off from DataArt. It received an initial investment of USD 1 million from the well-known investor (and fencing champion) James Melcher. The Mail.ru business expanded rapidly to reach the No. 1 market position in Russia by 2000. Attempts to fund the company’s expansion in 2000-2001 were thwarted by the collapse of the technology bubble and Mail.ru was forced to seek merger partners. In 2001 Yuri Milner, who was managing NetBridge (the owner of less popular internet brands) persuaded the well-known entrepreneur Igor Linshits to back a merger of the Mail.ru business with NetBridge. Igor Linshits subsequently took an active role in the development of the Mail.ru business. In connection with the merger, Milner became Mail.ru CEO. The company started to operate under its present name on 16 October 2001. Before that time its brand name was owned by Port.ru. It is headed by Dmitry Grishin. As of 2009, its global Alexa rating is 29. In 2003, Milner resigned from Mail.ru and subsequently set up another
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    106

    Ask.com

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    Ask (originally known as Ask Jeeves) is a question answering focused web search engine founded in 1996 by Garrett Gruener and David Warthen in Berkeley, California. The original software was implemented by Gary Chevsky from his own design. Warthen, Chevsky, Justin Grant, and others built the early AskJeeves.com website around that core engine. Three venture capital firms, Highland Capital Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, and The RODA Group were early investors. Ask.com is currently owned by InterActiveCorp under the NASDAQ symbol IACI. In late 2010, facing insurmountable competition from Google, the company outsourced its web search technology to an unspecified third party and returned to its roots as a question and answer site. Douglas Leeds was elevated from president to CEO in 2010. Ask.com was originally known as Ask Jeeves, where "Jeeves" is the name of the "gentleman's personal gentleman", or valet, fetching answers to any question asked. The character was based on Jeeves, Bertie Wooster's fictional valet from the works of P. G. Wodehouse. The original idea behind Ask Jeeves was to allow users to get answers to questions posed in everyday, natural language, as well
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    107

    Automattic

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    Automattic, Inc. is a web development corporation founded in August 2005. It is most notable for WordPress.com (a free blogging service), as well as its contributions to WordPress (open source blogging software). Other projects include: Automattic's employees include Matthew Mullenweg and Ryan Boren, two of the primary developers of WordPress. On January 11, 2006, it was announced that Toni Schneider would be leaving Yahoo! to become CEO of Automattic. He was previously CEO of Oddpost before it was acquired by Yahoo!, where he had continued as a senior executive. In April 2006, it was discovered, through a Regulation D filing, that Automattic raised approximately 1.1 million dollars in funding, which Mullenweg addressed in his blog. Investors were Polaris Ventures, True Ventures, Radar Partners, and CNET. On September 23, 2008, Automattic announces acquiring IntenseDebate. Two months later, on November 15, 2008, Automattic acquired PollDaddy. On September 9, 2010, Automattic gave the WordPress trademark and control over bbPress and BuddyPress to the WordPress Foundation.
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    108

    Mail.com

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    Mail.com is a webmail company from USA. The company site first run on June 10, 1996. Now owned by IDPG, it offers free e-mail accounts to web users. Mail.com e-mail accounts have little reputation throughout the World Wide Web as the company is said to be a spam and spyware source.
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    109
    Spongecell

    Spongecell

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    Spongecell is an American software company that provides interactive media technology for display advertising. The company has an approach to transforming standard banner ads into dynamic flash ads with rich media-like functionality. Some features of their advertising platform include politely loaded rich media, enabling ad content to be shared and distributed across calendars, social profiles, mobile devices, home pages, and other permanent places directly from the ad unit, and run on standard flash impressions. Spongecell's platform also includes advanced, fully transparent reporting on consumer engagement, and features flexible billing option based on the different reporting metrics. Spongecell is funded by Halo Venture Partners, including The Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG) and the Pilot Group. They have offices in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY. Launched in September 2005, Spongecell released their first public product, Spongecell Calendar. The product was an Ajax-based calendar solution, which was received favorably but was ultimately shelved after Yahoo and Google entered the already crowded space. A key notable feature that would highlight subsequent products from
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    110

    The Times Group

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    The Times Group (also referred as Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd.) is the largest mass media company in India. The company remains a family-owned business as the descendants of Sahu Jain family controls majority stake in Times Group. The company has sixteen publishing centres, fifteen printing centres, fifty-five sales offices, Over 7000 employees, five dailies, including two of the largest in the country with approx 4.3 million, copies circulated daily, two lead magazines, twenty-nine niche magazines reaching 2468 cities and towns, thirty-two Radio Stations, two Television News Channels, one Television Life Style Channel and turnover in excess of USD 1 billion. Its major brands include: The Times of India competes with HT Media, the media conglomerate that owns of English-language newspaper Hindustan Times and the Hindi daily Hindustan. Those two alone had a daily readership of 12.7 million according to their website. The Times Group subsidiary companies include: Times Innovative Media Limited & Entertainment Network India Limited that together control Times Internet Limited is one of the largest internet companies of India. It has interests in publishing, mobile, eCommerce, telecom
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    111

    Bhaskar Group

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    D B Corp Ltd., informally known as the Bhaskar Group, is a Rs. 1700 crore business conglomerate of India with presence in newspapers, television, entertainment, printing, textiles, fast moving consumer goods, oils, solvents and internet services. It is owned by the Agrawal family of Bhopal (Rameshchandar, Sudhir, Girish and Pawan). The group rocketed to the top of the print media industry in India with its flagship Hindi daily newspaper, Dainik Bhaskar, and the Gujarati newspaper, Divya Bhaskar. Two magazines Aha! Zindagi and Bhaskar Lakshya are also published by the group. Its collaboration with Zee Group has resulted in DNA, short for Daily News and Analysis, which enjoys a large readership in Mumbai. Bhaskar group runs 7 newspaper titles across 11 states of India with their 48 editions - reaching out to 15.5 million readers every day: In addition, Bhaskar group also owns DB Star, Saurashtra Samachar, DB Gold. By 1995, Dainik Bhaskar had displaced Naiduniya as the No. 1 newspaper in Madhya Pradesh (MP). The newspaper decided to expand outside MP, and was launched in four places as No. 1 on the Day 1 of its launch: Jaipur (19 December 1996), Chandigarh (January 2000), Haryana
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    112

    Weblogs.com

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    Weblogs.com is a site created by UserLand Software and later maintained by Dave Winer. It launched in late 1999 as a free, registration-based web crawler monitoring weblogs, was converted into a ping-server in October 2001, and came to be used by most blog applications.(Web-services like Feedster and Technorati monitor Weblogs.com for its list of the latest blog posts, generated in response to pings via XML-RPC.) The site also provided free hosting to many early bloggers. In mid-June 2004, Winer temporarily shut down free blog-hosting services there, without any notice, citing server and personal problems. Criticism from many bloggers was intense. Dave Winer, who had originally promised to get the blogs back up and running within a two-week period, was able to restore them much faster thanks to help from Rogers Cadenhead. According to Wired Magazine, "What was decried as the death of a blog universe when Dave Winer shut down free blog host Weblogs.com turned out to be little more than a four-day server outage surrounded by a heck of a flame war." In October, 2005, VeriSign bought the Weblogs.com ping-server from Winer, promising that services currently free there would still be
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    4 votes
    113

    BreakingNewsOn

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    BNO News is a news agency based in Tilburg, the Netherlands. It currently provides news wire services to companies and managed a popular Twitter account until December 2009, when it had approximately 1.5 million users. The company was founded by Michael van Poppel of the Netherlands in May 2007, and the company was mainly based on the Twitter social networking site until December 2009 when it announced plans to launch a subscription-based news wire service to media organizations. The company also announced it would end its Twitter-based news service and transfer the management of the account to MSNBC.com as of December 1, 2009. It had nearly 1.5 million followers on its last day, making it one of the most popular news services on Twitter at that time. The Twitter service was maintained by a number of journalists from the Netherlands, Ireland, Mexico, and the United States. The subscription-based news wire service was launched in late January 2010 and provides news coverage to MSNBC.com, Thaindian News, W. R. Berkley and other companies. A Mauritian-based news website, Island Crisis News, announced on May 31, 2010 that it has also become a client of BNO News and is the company's
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    1 votes
    114
    GenieKnows

    GenieKnows

    • Web Link(s):
    GenieKnows Inc., a privately owned vertical search engine company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Like many internet search engines, its revenue model centers on an online advertising platform and B2B transactions. It focuses on a set of niche search markets, or verticals, including health search, video games search, and local business directory search. GenieKnows uses algorithms to download, assess, and categorize web pages and index them for later matching with web search queries. In 2005, GenieKnows entered the search engine market with a local business directory search engine. Targeting only the United States in its beta release, the local search engine is similar to Google Maps but uses the proprietary GeoRank algorithm to associate potentially uncategorized web pages containing addresses with businesses listed in an internet Yellow Pages directory by extracting addresses and geocoding these to identify geographic coordinates for which it associates the web page. On February 29, 2008 GenieKnows Local was launched as a completely revised local search engine extending beyond the 100 most populous US cities covered in its beta release. The local search engine utilizes processed
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    1 votes
    115

    HubPages

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    HubPages is a user generated content, revenue-sharing website. The site launched in August 2006 funded by a $2 million investment from Hummer Winblad. According to Quantcast, HubPages has become one of the 50 most visited US sites on the Internet. In December 2010, it received around 42 million visits and over 90 million page views , which, according to the site, were across over 1 million Hubs published by more than 200,000 published users. In May 2010, HubPages was recognized as one of the “2010 Hottest Silicon Valley Companies” by Lead411.Scott Goebel was once the leading controller of the company, before selling to re-locate to Las Vegas, NV. HubPages is a social content community for writers. Members (known as "Hubbers") are given their own free sub-domain, where they can post magazine-style articles (referred to as Hubs). Hubbers are encouraged to enrich their text by embedding videos, external links, reader surveys, photos and maps, and providing a comments box for reader feedback. Hubbers retain all intellectual property rights to their Hubs and can delete them at any time. Hubbers earn revenue through advertising on their Hubs, including HubPages' own Advertising Program,
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    1 votes
    116
    Internet Central

    Internet Central

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    Internet Central (also known as NetCentral from their Nominet UK registrar tag ) is an ISO27001 certified UK-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) headquartered in Keele, Staffordshire, England. While providing Internet connectivity, telephony, website hosting and I.T. security solutions to a predominantly business customer base, Internet Central is known for pioneering a unique radio-based broadband system known as IC-air in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire. Internet Central has maintained membership with the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA), Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE), the Communication and Internet Services Adjudication Scheme (CISAS) (an alternative dispute resolution scheme giving access to independent and speedy conflict resolution), and the major UK peering point Manchester Network Access Point (MaNAP) which in turn is a member of EuroIX (see List of Internet exchange points). Founded 1995 in the town of Nantwich in Cheshire by Mark Simcoe, Internet Central was one of the first established Internet Service Providers in the UK and therefore has a very low autonomous system number of 6717. Acquired in 1997 by Goodwin PLC, Internet Central continues to
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    1 votes
    117

    Jarrett & Lam Consulting

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    Jarrett & Lam Consulting is a British Internet consulting, technology services and marketing communications company, serving a broad range of markets, including government agencies, the veterinary industry, and manufacturing. It is registered in England, UK and based in Horley, near Gatwick in Surrey. Jarrett & Lam is also the sponsor of Albury Junior Badminton Club, based in Redhill. Jarrett & Lam's core business is providing web solutions. Services include: eConsulting; web development; Internet marketing & communication; brand communication & design; and IT infrastructure solutions.
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    1 votes
    118
    Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

    Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

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    Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. (MSLO, NYSE: MSO) is a diversified media and merchandising company founded by Martha Stewart. It is organized into four business segments: Publishing, Internet, Broadcasting media platforms and Merchandising product lines. MSLO's business holdings include a variety of print publications, television and radio programming, and e-commerce websites. The company was founded in 1997 as an umbrella for the various media and merchandising ventures linked to the Martha Stewart brand. It went public on the NYSE on October 19, 1999. The stock opened at $18 a share, but shot up to $38 a share, making Stewart an instant billionaire on paper. She served as president, chairwoman and CEO of the company until being forced to resign as a result of the ImClone insider trading case. As part of an agreement with the SEC, she was banned from serving in any role that would allow her to prepare, audit or disclose financial results of a public company until August 2011. In effect, this banned her from serving as an officer of her own company. However, she still owns a 96 percent controlling interest. Stewart rejoined the board of directors of her namesake company in
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    119

    Pandora tv

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    Pandora TV (판도라TV) is a video sharing website that hosts user-generated content. Founded in October 2004, Pandora TV is the first video sharing website in the world to attach advertisement to user-submitted video clips and to provide unlimited storage space for users to upload. The operating company, Pandora TV Co., Ltd., has its headquarters in the Seoul-Gangnam Building in Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul. In 2007 it was the fastest growing website in South Korea. In 2008 it was the largest video sharing website in South Korea, and it had 3.6 million members. At the time it had 35% of the Korean marketshare for video sharing sites. The site is available in Korean, and since April 2008, in English, Chinese, and Japanese. Pandora TV raised over $16 million from Silicon Valley venture capital firms - Altos Ventures and DCM - in two consecutive funding rounds 2006 and 2007, which represents the largest foreign investment made so far on any Korean Internet start-up.
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    120
    Softdisk

    Softdisk

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    Softdisk is a software and Internet company based in Shreveport, Louisiana. Founded in 1981, its original products were disk magazines (which they termed "magazettes", for "magazine on diskette"). They were affiliated and partly owned by paper magazine Softalk at their founding, but survived its demise. Names they have been known by at various times and for various purposes include: Softdisk Magazette, Softdisk Publishing, Softdisk, Inc., Softdisk Internet Services, Softdisk, L.L.C., and Magazines On Disk. Publications included: By the late 1990s, however, these publications were discontinued, although Loadstar had a continued life as an independent company catering to a cult following of Commodore buffs. Softdisk has also published some standalone programs, including screensaver creator Screen Saver Studio (which is now published by Flat Rock Software). However, they are probably most famous for being the former workplace of several of the founders of id Software, who worked on a short-lived game subscription product, Gamer's Edge. Gamer's Edge was a bi-monthly PC game disk started in 1990 by John Romero. The disk's developers were John Carmack, John Romero, and Adrian Carmack.
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    StrataLight Communications

    StrataLight Communications

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    A Leader in the development of transport solutions that take advantage of spectrally efficient lightwave modulation.  The company delivers 40 Gigabit per second fiber transmission subsystems sold as OEM products to carriers.
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    122

    Terra

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    Terra Networks, S. A., usually referred to as "Terra", is a Spanish Internet multinational company with headquarters in Spain. Part of Telefónica Group (the former Spanish public telephone monopoly), Terra operates as a web portal and/or an internet access provider in the U.S., Spain, and 16 Latin American countries. Terra was publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TRLY and on the Spanish stock market under the symbol TRR. Terra was founded in 1999 by Juan Villalonga, Telefónica's president between 1996 and 2000, and quickly turned into a major internet player through the aggressive acquisition of several local startups in Spain and the main Latin American markets: Olé (Spain), Zaz (Brazil), Infosel (Mexico), Gauchonet, Donde (Argentina) and Chevere (Venezuela). Terra has also created several vertical portals, like Invertia, a successful finance portal, and Educaterra (e-learning). It also has had or has stakes in other internet ventures: Uno-e (online banking), Rumbo (travel, in partnership with Amadeus), Atrea (real estate, in partnership with Spanish bank BBVA), Azeler (car selling, also with BBVA), and Maptel (online maps). In November 1999, still during the period known as
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    123

    CableOne

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    Cable One, Inc. (branded as Cable ONE) is a United States cable service provider and subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, functioning as its own self-contained corporation within its parent company. The company's name and current focus dates back to 1997; prior to that time the company was known as Post-Newsweek Cable. It is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Cable ONE is the 10th largest cable provider in the USA with most subscribers residing in small rural communities in nineteen midwestern, southern, and western states. As of January 2009, about 699,000 subscribers receive basic service and about 230,000 receive digital video service from Cable ONE. The company offers broadband Internet to over 370,000 subscribers. In May 2006, Cable ONE began a system-by-system launch of its digital telephone service with currently about 94,000 subscribers. Cable ONE is the only major cable provider that maps subchannel numbers same as digital cable box channel numbers. Cable ONE currently provides service in 19 U.S. states including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon,
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    124

    Equinix

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    Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) is an American public corporation that provides carrier-neutral data centers and internet exchanges. Equinix provides network-neutral data centers (IBX or "Internet Business Exchange") and interconnection services. The company offers colocation, traffic exchange and outsourced IT infrastructure solutions to enterprises, content companies, systems integrators and over 600 network service providers worldwide. Equinix currently operates 98 data centers across 38 major metropolitan areas in 12 countries in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America. According to the company website, Equinix’s mission is to “store, power, and connect the internet.” Equinix was founded in 1998 and went public August 11, 2000 and soon after announced the Equinix Foundation charitable fund. Former CEO and current Executive Chairman Peter Van Camp describes Equinix internet exchanges (IBXs) as “international airports where passengers from many different airlines make connections to get to their final destinations.” These internet exchanges route internet traffic between over 600 telecommunications networks worldwide. Equinix IBXs route over 90% of the world’s internet
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    3 votes
    125
    Flavorpill

    Flavorpill

    • Web Link(s):
    Flavorpill is an open network of culturally connected people chronicling worthwhile events happening in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and London. The site, started in 2000, promotes the arts, entertainment, and nightlife.
    6.67
    3 votes
    126

    MFG.com

    • Web Link(s):
    MFG.com is an online marketplace for manufacturers. The company reportedly has more than 200,000 members around the world. Members include buyers, engineers, purchasing professionals, job shops and contract manufacturers. Its headquarters are in Atlanta and the company also has offices in Paris and Shanghai. MFG.com is privately owned by Mitch Free, Founder and CEO, Bezos Expeditions and Fidelity Ventures. The company currently employs 175 people worldwide. MFG.com was founded by Mitch Free in 1999 with the first site transaction taking place on February 14, 2000. Free, a former machinist, was a CAD/CAM dealer at the time and he started the business for his customers. Free bootstrapped the entire venture and gradually acquired and retained customers growing the company to a profitable business. In 2005, Free accepted an investment from Jeff Bezos of Bezos Expeditions. In June 2006, MFG.com acquired Geneva based SourcingParts.com and in October 2006, the company opened its second largest office in Shanghai. In 2007, Fidelity Ventures invested in the company.Mitch Free still serves as the CEO of the company with members of Bezos Expeditions and Fidelity Ventures sitting on the
    6.67
    3 votes
    127

    Northern Light Group

    • Web Link(s):
    Northern Light Group, LLC is a company specializing in strategic research portals, enterprise search technology, and text analytics solutions. The company provides custom, hosted, turnkey solutions for its clients using the software as a service (SaaS) delivery model. Northern Light markets its strategic research portals under the tradename SinglePoint. Typical applications for SinglePoint strategic research portals are in market research, competitive intelligence, product management, product development, and technology research. Northern Light's client base consists of global companies that typically have more than $10 billion in annual sales. Companies that have stated publicly that they use SinglePoint research portals from Northern Light include HP, Verizon, Symantec, SAP, and Cisco. Northern Light has been picked for six years in a row (as of 2009) as one of the "100 Companies That Matter In Knowledge Management" by KMWorld magazine. According to the industry trade magazine Information Today, Northern Light is innovating the automated analysis and extraction of meaning from large repositories of market intelligence documents. The company is named after the clipper ship
    6.67
    3 votes
    128
    Scribd

    Scribd

    • Web Link(s):
    Scribd is a Silicon Valley startup creating technology that makes it easy to share documents online. Scribd's mission is to create the world's largest open library of documents where everyone can publish original contents. The company was founded in 2006 by Trip Adler, Jared Friedman, and Tikhon Bernstam. The company has raised money from notable Silicon Valley investors, including Paul Graham's Y Combinator, the Kinsey Hills group, Redpoint Ventures and several prominent angel investors.
    6.67
    3 votes
    129

    Website Pros

    • Web Link(s):
    Web.com Group, Inc. is a provider of Web services catering to small and medium-sized businesses. As of June 2011, Web.com had more than 1,000,000 subscribers. The Web.com Group was formed as a result of the acquisition of Web.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: WWWW) by Website Pros, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSPI). Website Pros was founded in 1999 by Darin Brannan with a goal of becoming the largest nationwide website design and related value-add services company to the small and mid-sized market in a subscription model (SaaS). The idea was to provide these services at 1/10 the cost and time of that offered by thousands of small web design shops dominating the cottage industry. It took only six years from start-up to achieve its goal of dominating the market, and went public in 2005 - it is still the market leader in its category. The company was initially funded with $65 million from Norwest Venture Partners, Crosspoint Ventures, Chase, Verizon (Bell Atlantic), Office Depot, and Dell; and subsequently by Insight Venture Partners just prior to its IPO. The company used a portion of this initial money to acquire both the SaaS sitebuilder platform company (first in the market), Virtual Publisher Inc., and the
    6.67
    3 votes
    130

    Yoursports

    • Web Link(s):
    YourSports is an online media network for amateur sports. It operates on a crowd funding model—people interested in watching a certain event online contribute in advance towards its production. Currently, viewers can contribute towards the viewing rights towards archived video of certain games, such as the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. Recordings that attract sufficient funding can be watched for free by contributors, or for a small fee by other viewers. YourSports began when founder Chris McCoy was interested in webcasting his hometown Babe Ruth League. The team had made it to the national championship game, but few of his neighbors had the means to travel to the match. He hired film students to help in the endeavor, but the webcast itself was not a complete success. Since then, YourSports has raised $900,000 in seed funding. YourSports products include YourSports10, the first national online broadcast top 10 highlight show solely based on user-submitted amateur sports content. The show consists of media from fans, players, parents and coaches, and enables users to create channels (group profiles) for local teams and organizations. In addition, users can create
    6.67
    3 votes
    131

    EMolecules

    • Web Link(s):
    eMolecules is a search engine for chemical molecules. The system was first launched in November 2005. Two public available search modules are provided
    5.75
    4 votes
    132

    American Internet Services

    • Web Link(s):
    American Internet Services is an Internet service provider and colocation data center operator based out of San Diego, California. AIS provides a wide array of services including business connectivity solutions and colocation. American Internet Services is a North American provider of network-neutral data centers, offering data center colocation and high-speed office connectivity. Carriers, and businesses participate in American Internet Services data centers. American Internet Services, LLC was created through the combination of several U.S. telecommunication companies including: On September 18, 2008 AIS was acquired by Seaport Capital, who is also invested in Peak 10 and Switch and Data data center facilities.
    7.50
    2 votes
    133

    Freeserve

    • Web Link(s):
    Freeserve was a British Internet Service Provider, founded in 1998. It was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index but merged into the Wanadoo group in 2000, itself a subsidiary of France Telecom. Its successor to this day is Orange Home UK, the ISP operation of Orange UK. The company was founded in 1998 as project between Dixons Group plc and Leeds-based hosting provider Planet Online to provide free Internet access to customers buying new home PCs from Dixons stores. Initially the concept was called Channel 6 and was between Packard Bell and Planet Online. Packard Bell pulled out and Dixons (who resold their PCs) stepped in as joint partner. Freeserve was one of the first of the UK's ISPs to dispense with the usual monthly subscription fee for Internet access, and instead to collect a proportion of the standard telephone line charges. (At the time virtually all Internet access in the UK was by dial-up access via BT lines.) Further revenue was obtained from advertisements on Freeserve's homepage, which was set as the default page in the customers' web browsers upon installing the Freeserve connection software. BT sought to challenge Freeserve's business plan by arguing that under
    7.50
    2 votes
    134

    Netmarble

    • Web Link(s):
    Netmarble (Korean: 넷마블 Japanese: ネットマーブル), a subsidiary of CJ Corporation, is a developer, publisher, and sponsor of free online games. You can only create an account if you have a South Korean citizenship registration number. The most popular game on Netmarble is Sudden Attack, a military first-person shooter that is similar to Counter-Strike. Netmarble is also notable for the first two DJMAX pc games. Recently, Netmarble has established global services on July 2009 for English-speaking players in North America. In March 2010, a couple in Suwon, South Korea were arrested for allegedly neglecting their three-month-old premature daughter, resulting in her death by starvation. South Korean police said the couple fed her once a day between twelve hour sessions at an Internet cafe at which they played Netmarble's Prius Online. According to police, the couple became obsessed with nurturing and caring for a virtual girl within the game named Anima while their daughter starved to death.
    7.50
    2 votes
    135
    Tailrank, Inc

    Tailrank, Inc

    • Web Link(s):
    Tailrank.com was a site that provided a feed of content on the World Wide Web that's being discussed across the blogosphere. The site continuously scanned blogs that had been registered with it, and composed an index of "top stories" that had been cited by the various blogs it had scanned. The focus of the site was the news items themselves, but users were also able to see snippets of the various blog citations that made the story popular. The list of top stories changed over time; newer items were given a higher score than older items, and more popular items were given a higher score than less popular items. Items high on the list tended to be articles or posts that had triggered a lot of blog activity over the last day or so. Because the site's index allowed one to follow the spread of ideas from blog to blog, it could have been considered a memetracker. It was the closest thing to a modern equivalent of blogdex, which has been shut down. Tailrank closed down some time before June 2009, with the company concentrating on its search and index technology, spinn3r.
    7.50
    2 votes
    136

    UK2.net

    • Web Link(s):
    UK2.net is an internet service provider based in the United Kingdom. The company launched in 1998 and started out by selling cheap domain names in the UK. They have expanded to offer web hosting, dedicated servers, reseller hosting, ecommerce packages and Microsoft Exchange email hosting. In September 2010 the company launched Virtual private server (VPS) cloud hosting. In February 2009 they were named by Netcraft as the second most reliable hosting company in the world, and the most reliable in the UK. The company provides domain name registration through Nominet and Tucows. They offer 24/7 technical support, allowing customers to phone a UK based call centre, raise a ticket, or use live chat to submit a request for a call back. The UK2.net brand is one of several brands operated by the UK2 Group. The group operates its services out of several multi-million pound data centres in the UK and US. The UK2 Group was acquired by Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) in April, 2011. This list is not yet complete.
    7.50
    2 votes
    137

    Walla

    • Web Link(s):
    Walla! (Hebrew: וואלה!‎) is an Israeli web portal, providing news, search and e-mail, among other things. One of the first Israeli internet portals, Walla! is considered as one of the most popular web sites in the country. As of August 2011, Alexa rankings put it in the top 6 sites by traffic originating in Israel. The portal was founded by Erez Pilosof and Gadi Hadar in 1995, and soon afterwards acquired by "Mashov Computers Marketing", a member of The Mashov Group headed by Yaki Dunietz and David Assia. In 1998, the company, traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, changed its name to "Walla! Communications Ltd". In the same year, the company was acquired by Formula Systems, headed by Dan Goldstein, and in 2001 it merged with IOL, a similar site run by the Ha'aretz Group. Walla! provides news from Israel and around the world, 24 hours a day. Most news stories that appear in Walla! come from the Ha'aretz Group, news agencies and other content providers. However, during the year 2006, Walla! started building an independent news and editorial staff, which produces original news stories and special features. In addition, Walla! produces original content in various fields such as
    7.50
    2 votes
    138

    Wetpaint

    • Web Link(s):
    Wetpaint is a Seattle, Washington-based company, founded in 2005, that hosts both user-generated and professionally created content. Wetpaint began as a wiki farm, hosting wikis using their own proprietary software. In 2010, the main site was rebranded as Wetpaint Entertainment, a website focused on TV entertainment for the female 18-34 demographic. The wiki farm was renamed "Wikis by Wetpaint" and moved to an auxiliary site. In addition to their Seattle headquarters, Wetpaint also has offices in New York City. In December 2011, the company announced the Wetpaint Social Distribution System, analytical methods that provide a real-time and continuously-updating picture of audience interests and responsiveness. Wetpaint began as a wiki farm, hosting wikis using their own proprietary software. In 2010, the main site was rebranded as Wetpaint Entertainment, a website focused on TV entertainment for the female 18-34 demographic. The wiki farm was renamed "Wikis by Wetpaint" and moved to an auxiliary site. Wetpaint was originally named Wikisphere, and was co-founded in October 2005 by Ben Elowitz, who had previously co-founded the online jewelry retailer Blue Nile Inc. In December 2005,
    7.50
    2 votes
    139

    OOplala

    • Web Link(s):
    OOplala is the leading OOp Torrent provider for P2P users. OOplala offers the Platform to all users around the world to exchange what most precious to them. The idea is anyone can be a seed to Others, and somedays after who can be beneficiary one. As of May 21, 2008, OOplala is ranked n overall in Alexa's internet rankings. The name of OOplala was inspired by the meaning of Surprise. OOplala started with simply an idea early days in the beginning of 2006. The Spirit of OOplala is always " The Best Price is FREE and should be FREE. " OOplala uses the same "pay-per-click" model for advertising revenues.
    5.50
    4 votes
    140

    Starmedia

    • Web Link(s):
    StarMedia is a leading Latin Internet brand, co-founded in August 1996 by Fernando Espuelas and Jack Chen as the first pan-regional Internet portal for Spanish and Portuguese speaking audiences. During the dot.com boom of the 1990s, StarMedia became an iconic company when it raised the first dollar of venture capital for a Latin Internet company, and then did the first IPO in the sector, while becoming one of the top 10 biggest sites on the Internet, measured by audience, and the only one not in English. Under Espuelas' leadership, StarMedia launched a massive marketing effort to attract the very first Internet users, advertisers and e-commerce companies across the Latin world. Called the "Espuelas Effect" by leading Brazilian news weekly Exame, StarMedia was the catalyst for the Internet industry throughout Latin America. While Espuelas was CEO, Starmedia was the leading Latin portal, serving over 25 million Spanish and Portuguese speakers every month across the Latin world. In total, StarMedia raised over $500 million in a series of private and public offerings, reaching a market capitalization of over $3.8 billion dollars at its peak. According to the Harvard Business School
    6.33
    3 votes
    141

    Starnet

    • Web Link(s):
    StarNet Interactive, Inc., a leading on-line tween community site, announced today the completion of its spinoff from Gteko Ltd. Gteko was recently acquired by Microsoft Corp. StarNet Interactive also announced the closing of a Series A Funding led by Leo Capital Holdings, LLC. Founded in 2006, StarNet was a privately-held spin-off of Gteko Ltd, which has offices in New York City and near Tel Aviv Israel. Starnet carries two core internet properties, GirlSense.com and Kiddonet. Both are online fashion communities that are targeted towards teen and pre-teen girls. The web based communities are designed around games and activities that promote entrepreneurship and creativity. In addition to fashion creation and dress-up games, the fast growing fashion communities users add over 100,000 new designs per day. The site has over 11 million registered users. Starnet operates safe online communities. Girlsense is COPPA compliant (COPPA compliance) requiring site operators to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of all members¬タル personal information 12-years-old or younger. Partnership Girlsense.com powers KOL's (AOL kids network) newly designed Style Center, enabling
    6.33
    3 votes
    142

    Technorati

    • Web Link(s):
    Technorati is an Internet search engine for searching blogs. By June 2008, Technorati was indexing 112.8 million blogs and over 250 million pieces of tagged social media. The name Technorati is a blend of the words technology and literati, which invokes the notion of technological intelligence or intellectualism. Technorati was founded by Dave Sifry, with its headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA. Tantek Çelik was the site's Chief Technologist. Technorati uses and contributes to open source software. Technorati has an active software developer community, many of them from open-source culture. Sifry is a major open-source advocate and was a founder of LinuxCare and later of Wi-Fi access point software developer Sputnik. Technorati includes a public developers' wiki, where developers and contributors collaborate, also various open APIs. The site won the SXSW 2006 awards for Best Technical Achievement and Best of Show. It was nominated for a 2006 Webby Award for Best Practices, but lost to Flickr and Google Maps. Technorati was recognized as one of the “2010 Hottest San Francisco Companies” by Lead411. Technorati looks at tags that authors have placed on their websites. These
    6.33
    3 votes
    143

    USAePay

    • Web Link(s):
    USAePay, a GorCorp company, is a payment gateway service provider. USAePay offers direct processing through its website, integrated processing through shopping carts and custom applications, secure processing through payment forms and payment buttons, recurring billing and customer database, integration support for developers through multiple programming languages APIs, and reseller programs. USAePay can process transactions through terminals as well as a wireless application on most advanced mobile phones.
    6.33
    3 votes
    144

    Fish in a bottle

    • Web Link(s):
    fish in a bottle ltd. (or fishinabottle) is a creative digital agency based in Leamington Spa, United Kingdom specialising in browser game development (including social casual games and games based viral marketing), website development and social network design and development. The agency was incorporated in 2003 and has worked for clients in television broadcasting, television production, video games publishing, retail and the public sector including the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Disney, Leapfrog, Ogilvy & Mather, Turner Broadcasting, Nickelodeon, Barclays, Activision, Ubisoft and Hat Trick Productions.
    8.00
    1 votes
    145

    Infield Parking

    • Web Link(s):
    Infield Parking is a social networking website for NASCAR fans. It was built by UK-based social networking company, Rareface. The model is a classic social networking website (similar in user stories to websites such as MySpace) where members can register, create a profile, invite their friends and create networks of friends. The website gained 4,000 new members within a week of launching on December 6 2006, thanks in no small part to co-founder and NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., putting his name against the website. His motorsport company, JR Motorsports, is a part-owner of the business. As of June 2007 has an active membership of over 36,000 members. Presently most of the activity on Infield Parking centers around the forums where conversation ranges across all sorts of topics, NASCAR-related or otherwise. Other features currently include photo libraries and a section dedicated to music and entertainment. Infield Parking offers NASCAR drivers the opportunity to adopt an official presence on the website. Participating drivers are: Accessed June 21, 2007 As Infield Parking is a free service, most of the revenue seems to come from CPM advertising.
    8.00
    1 votes
    146

    Latitude White

    • Web Link(s):
    Latitude White, a subsidiary of Latitude Group, formerly Corporem Global, is a UK firm working in the new media field of search engine marketing. They primarily provide pay per click advertising for other companies on the Google, Yahoo and MSN search engines. The company also develops software to refine techniques of internet marketing and search engine result analysis.
    8.00
    1 votes
    147

    LineOne

    • Web Link(s):
    LineOne was an Internet Service Provider in the United Kingdom in the 1990s. LineOne was a joint venture of News International, United News & Media and British Telecom. It then became the UK branch of Tiscali, which is now TalkTalk. As of September 2011, the "lineone.net" domain is still active for email (username@lineone.net) and website hosting (website.lineone.net/specific site). Before LineOne was launched in 1997 as a joint venture between News International and British Telecom, it was known as Springboard Internet Services and previously to that Delphi. This is not to be confused with the company known as Delphi in the United States. In 1998, United News & Media bought a 33% stake in the company for an undisclosed sum. LineOne offered customers 0845 (Local Rate) access to the Internet (which required a monthly subscription) as well as offering e-mail and web hosting services, which were included in the subscription fee. Freeserve launched in 1998, and was the first major ISP to offer a subscription free dialup service that only charged the standard per minute local call rate for access. LineOne was forced to follow suit with the same service to stem the flow of dialup
    8.00
    1 votes
    148

    Midcontinent Communications

    • Web Link(s):
    Midcontinent Communications is a regional cable provider, providing a triple play service of cable television, cable modem Internet service, and cable telephone service for both North Dakota and South Dakota, along with several communities in western Minnesota and Wisconsin. Their business-class service also provides direct fiber-optic cable services via leased data circuits for larger companies. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and operated as a joint venture between Midcontinent Media and Comcast, the company, also known as "Midco" provides their services to 200 communities both urban and rural, and serves an area containing nearly 200,000 customers. Midcontinent Media was originally founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1931 as the Welworth Theater Company, an operator of movie theaters. The company remained in that business until the 1990s, when it sold its theaters to various chains, including Carmike Cinemas. In 1952, it bought the Midcontinent Broadcasting Company, owner of KELO-AM-FM in Sioux Falls; the company name changed to Midcontinent Media. The company also bought the construction permit for South Dakota's first television station, KELO-TV, which took to the
    8.00
    1 votes
    149
    Netscape

    Netscape

    • Web Link(s):
    Netscape Communications (formerly known as Netscape Communications Corporation and commonly known as Netscape) is a US computer services company, best known for Netscape Navigator, its web browser. When it was an independent company, its headquarters were in Mountain View, California. Netscape's web browser was once dominant in terms of usage share, but lost most of that share to Internet Explorer during the first browser war. The usage share of Netscape had fallen from over 90-percent in the mid 1990s to less than one-percent by the end of 2006. Netscape is credited with developing the Secure Sockets Layer Protocol (SSL) for securing online communication, which is still widely used, as well as JavaScript, the most widely used language for client-side scripting of web pages. Netscape stock traded from 1995 until 1999 when it was acquired by AOL in a pooling-of-interests transaction ultimately worth US$10 billion. Shortly before its acquisition by AOL, Netscape released the source code for its browser and created the Mozilla Organization to coordinate future development of its product. The Mozilla Organization rewrote the entire browser's source code based on the Gecko rendering
    8.00
    1 votes
    150

    Open Market For Internet Content Accessibility

    • Web Link(s):
    Open Market For Internet Content Accessibility - OMFICA is a non-profit organization with the mission to develop competitive market for web search. OMFICA has created data repository of World Wide Web content and set-up its governance based on democratic principles. Data repository is updated by distributed crawlers, which use free resources of volunteers' PCs. The World Wide Web is a huge source of information generated by people who use it. However, this data is chaotically spread or decentralized in the wide net of the web. In order the data to be available for the Web users, it should be collected and centralized in storage. Centralization itself carries a threat of monopolization of the information, and when it is monopolized, it stops to be openly available for the public. A very good remedy for this could be a centralization of the data with its democratic availability, that is the data centralized but not monopolized and it becomes available and controllable for all the Web users interested in it. This idea is carried by OMFICA. Being incorporated in February 2008, OMFICA starts its activities by participating in WWW important events, such as Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco
    8.00
    1 votes
    151
    Thoof

    Thoof

    • Web Link(s):
    Thoof is a user generated news website, which automatically personalizes the articles shown to users, and where users can collaboratively edit articles, in a manner reminiscent of Wikipedia.
    8.00
    1 votes
    152
    8.00
    1 votes
    153

    Zen Internet

    • Web Link(s):
    Zen Internet is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) based in Rochdale in Greater Manchester, England. Founded in 1995 by Managing Director Richard Tang after a now famous drink in the pub, Zen Internet was one of the first Internet Service Providers in the UK. Zen began by providing Internet access to schools and small businesses in the Rochdale area. It has since moved from 2 employees in 1995 to 413 at the start of May 2012 and in 2004 achieved an annual turnover of £14.2 million along with a customer base of more than 77,000 broadband users nationwide. In 2006 the company won several awards at the Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) annual awards ceremony. These awards were: "best business ISP", "best heavy business broadband", and "best uncontended service". The company featured in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 from 2003 to 2006 as well as featuring in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 in 2004. In early 2008 Zen Internet moved all its employees from their purpose-built HQ on Moss Bridge Road in Rochdale into the much larger Sandbrook House offices located at Sandbrook Park (Rochdale), a move part funded by the North West Regional Development Agency. In 2010 Managing
    8.00
    1 votes
    154

    Bills.com

    • Web Link(s):
    Bills.com provides consumers with information and interactive tools dealing with personal finance topics, including credit cards, insurance, debt relief assistance, mortgage loans, student loans and other personal loans. The company is one of the five divisions of Freedom Financial Network. Bills.com has been ranked as one of the fastest growing companies for three straight years. The company employs approximately 600 people, and has annual revenue of $106 million. Company co-founder, Bradford Stroh, was named Northern California finalist in Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. The company, based in San Mateo, California, was named one of the best places to work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times, where it was No. 5 in the "Small Business" category. The Bills.com domain name and related trademarks were acquired in December 2005 for US$ 964,500 by Freedom Financial Network. This price for a domain name with no underlying business was the second highest in 2005 (the most expensive in 2005 was fish.com for $1.02 million). It also is on the top 25 all-time most expensive domain name list. In 2010, Techcrunch broke the story that Bills.com had acquired
    7.00
    2 votes
    155

    Craigslist Inc.

    • Web Link(s):
    Craigslist (styled craigslist) is a classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, personals, for sale, items wanted, services, community, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums. Craig Newmark began the service in 1995 as an email distribution list of friends, featuring local events in the San Francisco Bay Area, before becoming a web-based service in 1996 and expanding into other classified categories. It started expanding to other U.S. cities in 2000, and currently covers 50 countries. Having observed people helping one another in friendly, social, and trusting communal ways on the Internet via the WELL, MindVox and Usenet, and feeling isolated as a relative newcomer to San Francisco, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark decided to create something similar for local events. In early 1995, he began an email distribution list to friends. Most of the early postings were submitted by Newmark and were notices of social events of interest to software and Internet developers living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Soon, word of mouth led to rapid growth. The number of subscribers and postings grew rapidly. There was no moderation and Newmark was surprised
    7.00
    2 votes
    156

    Ecunet

    • Web Link(s):
    Ecunet is a not-for-profit online network of Christian organizations, founded in 1985 and incorporated in 1987 as Ecunet, Inc., a charitable organization. Ecunet is short for Ecumenical Network. From its beginning, Ecunet has used allowed its members to create new online discussion groups (called "meetings") and invite other members into the discussions. Subject matter is at the discretion of members and conferences are successful when other members join and participate. Ecunet has provided a support network across denominational and professional lines and without geographical limitations. The North American churches supporting Ecunet over the years have been primarily, but not exclusively, Christian.
    7.00
    2 votes
    157

    Groundspeak

    • Web Link(s):
    Groundspeak, Inc. was founded to manage Geocaching.com, the largest geocaching listing website in the world. It has over 65 employees. Jeremy Irish is the President and CEO. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "Geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and "treasure", usually toys or trinkets of little value. Geocaching.com is used by cache owners to list caches including descriptions, hints and puzzles, and for seekers to post about their experience searching for a cache and post photos and stories. There is also a community discussion forum. As of August 2011, Geocaching.com lists over 1,500,000 active geocaches. Waymarking is another project by Groundspeak for sharing and visiting interesting locations. The idea revolves around cataloging interesting locations around the world. Wherigo is intended to be a mix between Geocaching and an Adventure game. It is a toolset for creating and playing multimedia, location-based experiences in the real world, rather
    7.00
    2 votes
    158

    JustAnswer

    • Web Link(s):
    JustAnswer is an online expert question and answer website that connects visitors with verified experts in several categories including medical, legal, automotive, veterinary, and tech support. Created in 2003 by CEO Andy Kurtzig, JustAnswer allows paying users to ask a question, create a user account, and receive a verified expert answer, in a time scale ranging from minutes to days depending on the amount the user paid for the service. Users only pay for answers they are satisfied with. JustAnswer has received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau . and obtained the TRUSTe Privacy Seal of Approval. JustAnswer is currently rated as one of Quantcast’s top 200 most visited websites on the Internet. JustAnswer has more than 150 categories and subcategories. Experts on JustAnswer’s site answer questions from 145 countries around the world. Besides the English-language website, www.justanswer.com, JustAnswer is also available in Spanish, Japanese and German. JustAnswer verifies the credentials and expertise of experts through a multi-step process, which includes: 1. Profile screen. Every Expert has undergone a profile screen of his/her listed licenses, certifications,
    7.00
    2 votes
    159

    Network 18

    • Web Link(s):
    Network18 Media & Investments Limited (BSE: 532798, NSE: Network18) is an Indian mass media company with interests in television, print, internet, film, mobile content and allied businesses. Network 18 FinCap is the holding company for several media entities in India such as Television Eighteen India Ltd (TV18), IBN 18 Broadcast Ltd, Web 18, Studio 18, Shop 18, Infomedia 18, and Viacom 18. The company was incorporated as a private limited company on 16 February 1996. In 2006, it was converted to a public limited company. The name of the company was changed from SGA Finance & Management Services Private Limited to Network 18 Fincap Private Limited with effect from April 12, 2006. Network 18 got listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange on 2 February 2007.The shares of the company of face value of Rs 5 each opened at Rs 312.10 at the NSE and at Rs 300 at the BSE. Since the company was created as part of the re-structuring of TV18 to comply with foreign ownership laws for news channels in India, it did not have to list through a public issue. The Network 18 Group announced a restructuring plan to create a simplified two listed entity structure for the group
    7.00
    2 votes
    160
    NRG³

    NRG³

    • Web Link(s):
    NRG³We are NRG³, the leading agency for strategy, concept and design. Our agency is founded on the firm conviction that a new way of communicating also demands a new way of handling brands. The new world of communication not only involves new tools, but also new forms of communicating that are faster, more fragmented and that appear in multiple manifestations.

    In today’s society communications take place at an increasingly faster pace and consumers are growing accustomed to this fast and fragmented approach to gaining information. This makes it more and more difficult for brands to get their message in the public eye and to capture and above all hold consumers’ attention.

    This means that brands have to change the way they communicate. And in turn requires agencies to assist brands in this process and to identify changes and to respond to them effectively. NRG³’s strength lies in our comprehensive overview of the total spectrum of marketing communications and our knowledge of and views concerning the various media. This is crucial because using the right combination of media is the secret to successful and innovative work that nearly always includes an interactive component. NRG³ is driven, flexible and up to speed on the latest developments and has the ability to put the latest breakthroughs into practice immediately as required.

    Genuinely interactive communications are increasingly becoming the reality and this naturally demands that agencies and clients provide the same level of interactivity. We must leverage this interactivity in order to join forces with our clients to successfully make and maintain contact with their target groups. 

    If we’ve got to be placed in a pigeonhole, we are a marketing communications agency. But one that has a broad perspective and experience and skills that can be applied in a diverse spectrum of ways.

    Our focus is firmly on bringing brands into contact with their target group. And that’s what it actually all boils down to – achieving results at the right place in dialogue with the right people. And while there is an array of tools available for this, at the end of the day it all comes down to the idea and how it is creatively translated to advertising, a promotion or a campaign. That’s what makes NRG³ tick and what we’re good at.
    7.00
    2 votes
    161
    Picnik

    Picnik

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    Picnik was an online photo editing service which was acquired by Google in 2010. It was headquartered in Downtown Seattle, Washington, United States. The site allowed users to edit images, add styles to imported images and use basic editing tools such as cropping and resizing an image. Users could import photos natively from Facebook, Myspace, Picasa Web Albums, Flickr, Yahoo Image search, Google Plus and also offered options to upload from a computer or to upload from a website. Many of Picnik's basic photo editing tools were free to use. Picnik Premium included additional photo editing features and was offered for a monthly, 6-month, or annual subscription cost. Picnik had a partnership with Flickr that included a less feature-rich version of Picnik built into Flickr as a default photo editor. They had also signed up to do photo editing with free website creator Webs. Picnik was acquired by Google on March 1, 2010. In January 2012, Picnik announced that it would be closing on April 19, 2012 and would be moving their tools to Google+. They provided a full refund to all Premium members and also provided free Premium service to everyone until April 19. In addition, they offered an
    7.00
    2 votes
    162

    UnitedLayer

    • Web Link(s):
    UnitedLayer, Inc. , is a United States private corporation that provides IP Services, Colocation and Managed Infrastructure. UnitedLayer offers services including IP Transit/Transport, Server and Router Colocation, and Managed Infrastructure. Managed Services include internet infrastructure solutions customized based on client needs. UnitedLayer currently operates 4 datacenters residing in 2 facilities in the United States: UnitedLayer currently utilizes the following PoPs for routing and peering: Arman Khalili is currently the Founder, CEO and co-owner. Other management includes:
    7.00
    2 votes
    163
    Get Satisfaction

    Get Satisfaction

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    Where customer and employees come together to answer questions, share ideas, and solve problems around products and services.
    6.00
    3 votes
    164

    Lightmaker

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    Lightmaker is a global private limited company which specializes in web based design, development and strategic services. The company is headquartered in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, with additional offices in Amsterdam, Orlando, and Vancouver. Lightmaker's clients have included World Anti Doping Agency. In the United Kingdom, Lightmaker was listed at #10 in New Media Age's list of Top 100 Design and Build Agencies in 2007. One of Lightmaker's most notable non-advertising projects is the personal website for author J. K. Rowling. This site pioneered the use of many techniques in accessible rich media development.
    6.00
    3 votes
    165

    Moonfruit

    • Web Link(s):
    Moonfruit is a UK-based web hosting company. They employ a website construction tool called SiteMaker, which is intended to make website creation simpler for people who do not have a high degree of technical knowledge. Moonfruit was launched in January 2000 during the dot-com bubble, and was supported entirely by advertisements. When the bubble burst, it became a subscription-based service. Later, the company was bought out by its London-based staff. The service is now in its fifth version, including a French language version, with further languages to follow. Over 3.5 million websites have been built using Moonfruit’s point-and-click interface and drag-and-drop templates. Turnover reached $1.9m in 2009, before shooting up to nearly $4m in 2010, with its SiteMaker subsidiary making a loss of £1.26m in 2011. Moonfruit is advertising both free and subscription-based accounts as of October 2011. On 16 May 2012, it was announced that Yell Group had acquired Moonfruit for £18M. In June 2009 Moonfruit began a promotional campaign using the viral power of Twitter's trending topics. In celebration of their 10th birthday, they offered Twitter users the chance to win an Apple MacBook Pro
    6.00
    3 votes
    166
    Salehoo

    Salehoo

    • Web Link(s):
    SaleHoo Group Limited is a New Zealand based e-commerce company that manages SaleHoo.com, a website specializing in global trading between wholesalers and retailers. It is one of the largest wholesale directories on the Internet and one of the first to offer international wholesale contacts. The company was founded in 2005 by New Zealand-born entrepreneurs Simon Slade and Mark Ling and is currently used by over 50,000 retailers and eBay sellers. As of November 2007, SaleHoo Group incorporates three sub-companies:
    6.00
    3 votes
    167

    Empathica

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    Empathica is a global consumer information provider that works with leading retail companies to help them with customer issues, especially those that relate to brand name promises. Empathica samples customer experience by conducting more than 25 million surveys per year and producing more than 650,000 reports every week. Empathica works with over 75 leading companies to deliver a predictable, beneficial and personal customer experience at their individual retail locations. Empathica helps some of the world's best known retailers to improve profitability by enabling them to measure, manage and improve the quality of every customer experience.
    5.00
    4 votes
    168

    ComScore

    • Web Link(s):
    comScore is an Internet analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to many of the world's largest enterprises, agencies, and publishers. ComScore Networks was founded in August 1999 in Reston, Virginia. The company was co-founded by Gian Fulgoni, who was for many years the CEO of market research company Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) and Magid Abraham, who was also an ex-IRI employee and had served as President of IRI in the mid-1990s. Magid and Gian came up with the idea while working with one of the original investors in the company, Mike Santer, who thought up the concept of creating a very large consumer panel online to track online commerce. The problem was that the traditional methods in which companies were tracking online behavior would not work in tracking commerce, because of the lower incidence of buying online. Normal panels in tracking visitation would be around 20-30K and, with less than 2-3% of the population buying online, the panel size needed to be at least 1-2MM. They decided to build a very large panel using more aggressive recruiting methodology and managing for the error by using advanced statistical methods and controls. Years and tens of
    5.67
    3 votes
    169

    Convera Corporation

    • Web Link(s):
    Convera was formed in December 2000 by the merger of Intel's Interactive Services division and Excalibur Technologies Corporation. Until 2007, Convera's primary focus was the enterprise search market through its flagship product, RetrievalWare, which is widely used within the secure government sector in the United States, UK, Canada and a number of other countries. Convera sold its enterprise search business to FAST Search & Transfer in August 2007 for $23 million, at which point RetrievalWare was officially retired. Microsoft Corporation continues to maintain RetrievalWare for its existing customer base. In February 2010, Convera Corporation merged with Firstlight ERA to become Vertical Search Works, bringing with it its web-scale semantic search engine. Excalibur Technologies had a history of search technology development dating back to the early 1980s. Originally founded by Jim Dowe in 1980, Excalibur sought to exploit neural networks through Adaptive Pattern Recognition Processing (APRP). One of the applications of APRP was text retrieval, and it was found that the technology could provide a pattern matching search that was able to tolerate spelling variations and optical
    5.67
    3 votes
    170
    Ijji

    Ijji

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    ijji ( /ˈiːdʒiː/) is a free multiplayer game portal website. Games hosted at ijji range from traditional shooters and MMORPGs to more accessible casual games, all of which are free to download and play, and with the majority featuring competitive multiplayer gameplay. The ijji website opened on July 7, 2006. The American based game portal have published some well known worldwide titles that include A.V.A, GunZ, and Soldier Front. ijji has decided to focus more on the "hardcore" gaming segment, as they have already released Alliance of Valiant Arms and Soul of the Ultimate Nation in 2009. ijji later released Genesis A.D into open beta. ijji surpassed 10 million unique registered users in November 2009 and created a new logo for their game portal. The old orange ijji logo was replaced by a new metallic looking logo that is still being used today. In this same month, all flash games on ijji.com that required no download were closed and removed from the game portal. In June 2011, ijji partnered up with Steam, the popular game distributing platform developed by Valve Corporation, and released Alliance of Valiant Arms as one of the free-to-play games available on Steam. This partnership
    5.67
    3 votes
    171
    TM Net

    TM Net

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    TM Net is an internet service provider in Malaysia. It is the largest fixed line broadband provider in Malaysia It also provides Internet Protocol television and other multimedia services. TM net is a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysia's main telecommunication provider, TM Bhd. TM Net was established in 1995 by Telekom Malaysia Bhd as part of Malaysia National Broadband Plan. It was initially deployed on a trial basis between TM Net and COINS. The first commercial trial of xDSL by TM was done through a service known as HiS that was deployed together with Ericsson in 1999. The original Streamyx broadband internet service was launched in April 2001 at speed of 384 kbit/s. In June 2007, TM Net launched its 4 Mbit/s service at selected locations, which was the fastest speed available at the time. Customer service provided by TM remain poor as most of the time the technical support relies on scripts rather than true technical knowledge. TM does not provide technical support on Mac, Linux nor FreeBSD. Although technically, the system is OS-independent and will work so long as the connecting PC supports the DHCP standard or the user manually sets up the connection. In 10 December 2009,
    5.67
    3 votes
    172

    AvidCast

    • Web Link(s):
    AvidCast, Inc. is an Internet based marketing firm dedicated to providing web identity and web hosting services for individuals and businesses. Predominantly providing the following services; web design, e-commerce business development, web content development, database development, custom logo and print design services. AvidCast is a privately held business that services clients nationwide. Founded in 2001 by Ronnie C. Walker, AvidCast's original identity was Myrtle Beach Networks, Inc. Myrtle Beach Networks underwent companywide redevelopment and on July 1, 2001 AvidCast emerged as a single source for Internet, business, and corporate identity solutions. Since its 2001 unveiling, AvidCast has created and hosted a multitude of websites. AvidCast specializes in e-commerce solutions as well as search engine optimization. AvidCast Online (a division of AvidCast Inc.) was founded on April 15, 2005. AvidCast Online is yet another facet in this diverse corporation that supports clients worldwide. AvidCast Online provides web hosting services, spam free web based email, web traffic marketing, Data Secured SSL Certificates as well as bulk domains, domain appraisals, and hosting
    6.50
    2 votes
    173

    Entanet

    • Web Link(s):
    Entanet International is a British Wholesale ISP and is a member of the Internet Service Providers Association Entanet is formed as a limited company in November after running as a separate business unit with Enta Technologies since February. Launches a 'Virtual Pipe' solution for ISP's wanting to buy IPStream capacity without having to buy a full central from BT Wholesale Expands into Europe with PoPs in Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris. Joins AMS-IX, SFINX and De-CIX. All broadband customers on 'MAX' products are upgraded from 'up to 2Mbit/s' to 'up to 8Mbit/s' Entanet begins to sponsor Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club Entanet is selected to take part in the test of BT's 21st Century Network, making it the only non-BT company taking part in the trial. Entanet launches a business Ethernet First Mile product in the West Midlands using LLU copper lines from Openreach Entanet launches ADSL2+ services based on BT's 21st Century Network on 15 July. Though to date this is only available via the following areas. Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Cardiff, Bristol, Preston, London North West. The remaining eleven are scheduled to be live September 2008. On 3
    6.50
    2 votes
    174

    Hattrick Limited

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    Hattrick Limited is a Gibraltar-based online game company best known for the MMOGs Hattrick and Popmundo, which together have more than 1.1 million active users worldwide (as per February 2010). The company was established in 2003 in Gibraltar by Johan Gustafson (known as HT-Johan on Hattrick) to own and operate Hattrick, which it purchased from the original developer Extralives. Gustafson was the first Managing Director of the Company, a role he retained until 2007, when he became lead game designer. He was replaced as Managing Director by Jacob Gustafson (HT-Jacob on Hattrick). The company is owned by Johan Gustafson and a number of international investors.
    6.50
    2 votes
    175
    Tellme Networks

    Tellme Networks

    • Web Link(s):
    Tellme. Networks, Inc. is a company founded in 1999 by Mike McCue and Angus Davis, that specializes in telephone-based applications. Its headquarters are based in Mountain View, California. Tellme Networks was acquired by Microsoft on March 14, 2007, for approximately $800 million; the deal closed in late April 2007. In 2006, Tellme's phone network processed more than two billion unique calls per year. The 800-555-Tell (800-555-8355) information number, identifying itself as "Tell Me", provided time-of-day announcements, weather forecasts, brief news and sports summaries, business searches, stock market quotations, driving directions, and similar amenities. Operating by voice prompts and speech-recognition software, it was set up in 2000 as a loss-leader service to demonstrate the Tellme functionality to U.S. consumers. It was to have been discontinued on June 1, 2012, according to a message played at the beginning of each call during much of May 2012. Users were advised to use the web-based Bing search engine instead. Despite the announcement, toll-free Tellme service continued through most of June. Calls to the above 1-800 number, as of June 29, 2012, were met with a voice
    4.75
    4 votes
    176
    5min Media

    5min Media

    • Web Link(s):
    5min is a place to find short video solutions for practical questions and a place for people to share their knowledge. It is a website that allows its users to create instructional videos as well as view other videos that have been created.
    7.00
    1 votes
    177

    AOL

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    AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL, previously known as America Online, written as AOL and stylized as "Aol." but commonly pronounced as an initialism) is an American global brand company that develops, grows, and invests in brands and web sites. The Company’s business spans online content, products and services, which it offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. Founded in 1983 as Control Video Corporation, AOL has franchised its services to companies in several nations around the world or set up international versions of its services. AOL is headquartered at 770 Broadway in New York, but has many offices throughout cities in North America, such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Dublin, Dulles, Lancaster, Nashville, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington, D.C. Its foreign offices include Bangalore, Dreieich, Dublin, London and Tel Aviv. As of March 2012, it serves 3.1 million paid and free domestic (US) subscribers. AOL is best known for its online software suite, also called AOL, that allowed customers to access the world's largest "walled garden" online community and eventually reach out to the Internet as a whole. At its prime, AOL's
    7.00
    1 votes
    178

    Lycos

    • Web Link(s):
    Lycos, Inc. is a search engine and web portal established in 1994. Lycos also encompasses a network of email, webhosting, social networking, and entertainment websites. Lycos is a university spin-off that began as a research project by Michael Loren Mauldin of Carnegie Mellon University's main Pittsburgh campus in 1994. Lycos Inc. was formed with approximately US $2 million ($3.1 million today) in venture capital funding from CMGI. Bob Davis became the CEO and first employee of the new company in 1995. After unsuccessfully attempting to turn the business into a software company selling an enterprise version of the search software, Davis concentrated on building the company into an advertising-supported web portal. Lycos enjoyed several years of growth during the 1990s and became the most visited online destination in the world in 1999, with a global presence in more than 40 countries. In 1996, the company completed the fastest IPO from inception to offering in NASDAQ history. In 1997, it became one of the first profitable internet businesses in the world. In 1998, Lycos paid $58 million ($82.7 million today) for Tripod in an attempt to "break into the portal market." Over the
    7.00
    1 votes
    179

    MyBlogLog

    • Web Link(s):
    MyBlogLog was a social network for the blogger community that was based in part on interactions facilitated by a popular web widget that many members install on their blog. Bloggers signed up for free accounts on MyBlogLog and can initiate a blog community for one or more blogs they authored. Other registered members could subscribe to these communities, effectively bookmarking them for future reading and sharing them with their own contacts. Bloggers could then display widgets on their sites which show MyBlogLog online community members who had recently visited their page. These widgets also contained links to visiting members' community pages, and are one way in which users connected with one another. All members could see certain basic information about how many people visit their blog, what links they clicked and where they come from. Members could also view more extensive information about traffic on their site for a monthly fee. MyBlogLog communities revolved around an individual blog registered by that blog's author. These communities had anywhere from a few to thousands of members. Communities that are particularly popular, had the most members or that are brand new were
    7.00
    1 votes
    180

    Sharpcast

    • Web Link(s):
    SugarSync is a service that actively syncs files across computers and other devices for file backup, access, syncing and sharing from a variety of operating systems, such as Product history== Sharpcast's first product was Sharpcast Photos, which was software designed to make it easier for people to view their photos on multiple devices and share them with friends via the Internet. This product was the precursor to Sharpcast’s larger, more ambitious project, SugarSync. In December 2006 Sharpcast inked a deal with Alltel for Sharpcast Photos to be the "standard and exclusive" sync tool for the wireless carrier's Windows Mobile-enabled smartphones. Deals were also made with Lexar and Corel to provide backup services to their customers. Sharpcast Photos was shut down at the end of January 2009. Users were given the option to migrate to the SugarSync service or retrieve their photos. SugarSync was launched in March 2008. The software is designed to sync all of a user's files (documents, media, photos, etc.) across as multiple machines. editor N'Gai Croal dubbed SugarSync an "interesting solution" even before its launch for its ability to "automatically sync your documents, photos and
    7.00
    1 votes
    181

    Space Fellowship

    • Web Link(s):
    The International Space Fellowship (ISF) is an international news and information network dedicated to the development of the space industry. The organisation works to report and communicate space news and information to its valued community. Offering a unique and fresh approach, the International Space Fellowship works alongside leading space organisations with the goal of bringing space to the general public. Its online news service provides visitors with the latest news and updates from both inside and outside the space community. In the early days the Space Fellowship was the Official X PRIZE Foundation web forum and a separate X PRIZE blog on Google's blogspot. On 12 July 2004 the X PRIZE Foundation web forum and the X PRIZE blog spot joined to form the X PRIZE News. On 18 October 2005 the X PRIZE News was renamed to the International Space Fellowship. Aerospace companies / Teams and prizes having their official forums listed on the Space Fellowship are:
    7.00
    1 votes
    182

    Neopets, Inc.

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    Neopets, Inc. is the company that owns the popular online-based virtual pet game, Neopets (under Viacom since 2005). The site was made on November 15, 1999 by Adam Powell and Donna Powell. The company itself was founded in February 2000 by Doug Dohring. Neopets is an online virtual pet site Adam and Donna Williams launched on 15 November 1999. Adam was responsible for the programming and database, and Donna the web design and art. The site grew by word of mouth and by Christmas, they received 600,000 page views daily and sought investment to cover the high cost of running the site. The same month, Doug Dohring was introduced to the creators of the site and, along with other investors, bought a majority share in January of the following year. Neopets, Inc. was incorporated in February 2000 and began business in April. The website made profit from the first paying customers for an advertising method trademarked as "immersive advertising", touted as "an evolutionary step forward in the traditional marketing practice of product placement" in television and film. On June 20, 2005, Viacom stated that it had bought the rights of the Neopets, Inc Company, in a deal that has been valued at
    5.33
    3 votes
    183

    OrgSync

    • Web Link(s):
    OrgSync provides an online community management system to higher education institutions in the United States and Canada. OrgSync enables colleges and universities to communicate with students and staff, track student involvement, and manage campus organizations and programs. Student organizations can manage their members, events, and websites. OrgSync supports sustainability initiatives by giving campus administrators the ability to post online forms, conduct assessment and manage organization rosters without using paper. The company was founded in 2007 by students and alumni from the University of Texas at Austin with the goal of increasing communication among organizations and make it easier for student to get involved. At the end of 2009, OrgSync has established partnerships with over 100 universities and colleges. On April 30, 2010 the company relocated it's headquarters from Austin, TX to Dallas, TX. The software is developed using Ruby on Rails and is hosted using cloud computing provided by Amazon Web Services.
    5.33
    3 votes
    184

    SecureWorks

    • Web Link(s):
    Dell SecureWorks Dell SecureWorks is a U.S.-based information security services provider that provides protection of computer, network and information assets from malicious activity or cybercrime for its customers. The company has thousands of customers, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to mid-sized businesses in a variety of industries. It became part of Dell in February 2011. SecureWorks was founded as a privately held company in 1998 by Michael Pearson and Joan Wilbanks. In 2002 Michael R. Cote became President and CEO. In 2005, and again in 2006, the company was named to the Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 lists (2005, 2006) and Deloitte’s Fast 500. In 2006, SecureWorks merged with LURHQ Corporation and the new entity continued under the SecureWorks corporate name. LURHQ, which was founded in 1996 in Myrtle Beach, SC and provided managed security services to large enterprises, had similar company cultures and leadership to SecureWorks. According to Gartner, the merger created a stronger company. With the merger, SecureWorks was able to leverage Sherlock, LURHQ's portal, to unify its combined customer base onto a single integrated security management platform. In 2009, SecureWorks
    5.33
    3 votes
    185

    Connected-uk.com LLP

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    Specialist Internet company focussed on improving conversion, retention, enquiry and sales performance within the digital world. Developed the ,PERL-based, VITES plaform to provide supporting services including A/B testing, personalisation and dynamic content delivery. Additional services include consultancy, UI design and online strategy development.
    6.00
    2 votes
    186

    Etheric Networks

    • Web Link(s):
    Etheric Networks is based in Mountain View, California and provides high speed Internet access to the greater Bay Area. It was a founding member of the first non governmental ISM and UNII band frequency coordination group (BANC), and often appears in the top 10 fastest ISPs in the world based on user speed tests on user DSL Reports Speed Tests. Etheric is one of the few broadband fixed wireless service providers using license free spectrum with continually improving latency bandwidth and packet delivery. Etheric is active in network management and monitoring software development and integration, and is also active in innovative electro mechanical base station designs. Etheric is currently developing a community VoIP service that includes the ability to analyze and modify the network to maintain CD grade audio conditions. Etheric routinely provides customers with two completely separate paths from their local site to the Internet backbone, using dual radio channels. Etheric Networks launches ISP service via its first generation broadband fixed wireless local loop WLL access network, via the Qwest colocation center in Sunnyvale and Black Mountain, a communication tower complex at
    6.00
    2 votes
    187

    LIVECHAT Software

    • Web Link(s):
    LIVECHAT Software is a Poland-based IT company; developer of business communication software. Founded in 2002 as Livechat Sp. z o.o. (LLC); since October 2007 runs as a stock company. The company serves more than 1,600 businesses of all sizes, including Adobe, Air Asia, Better Business Bureau, ING, Linens 'n Things and Orange Telecom. Besides developing and selling communication solutions, in 2004-2010 LIVECHAT Software was also the owner of one of the first Polish online chat portals - POLChat. In October 2006 50% of company stock was bought by Capital Partners S.A., investment and consultancy firm publicly listed at Warsaw Stock Exchange. In February 2008 Capital Partners S.A. decided to follow its strategy of having fewer companies but larger individual transactions and sold its entire stake along with another 13% of company stock to another publicly listed company, Gadu-Gadu S.A.. This way LIVECHAT Software became another Polish company in Naspers capital group, joining Gadu-Gadu and Allegro.pl. In January 2011 the management team looking to get back a controlling equity stake in the company started the management buyout process. After Naspers agreed in June 2011 to sell its
    6.00
    2 votes
    188

    Lumison

    • Web Link(s):
    Lumison is a UK Managed Services Provider based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was known as edNET from 1996 to 2004. They primarily offer fully managed network solutions and hosted products to SMEs. Recently their client portfolio has expanded with more large businesses and corporates taking advantage of their national network offerings and colocation in their two geographically diverse data-centres. Their USP is superior technical support, with 24x7 telephone and email assistance at every product's core. Lumison was founded in Leith as edNET in 1996, where its head office remains. It rebranded to the name Lumison in August 2004, and opened a 10,000-square-foot (930 m) dedicated datacentre on a greenfield site in Newbridge, Edinburgh in October 2004 and added a 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m) London Datacentre in Croydon, South London in 2008. This has enabled Lumison to provide additional rackspace for managed hosting, dedicated servers, virtualised servers and colocation (colo). In October 2010, a majority stake in Lumison was acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital in order to fuel growth from its existing position as a Managed IT Services provider into a significant player as a
    6.00
    2 votes
    189

    RadicalMail

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    RadicalMail pioneered a streaming email product that allowed recipients to open emails full of voice, music, sound effects and video, absent any type of plug in.
    6.00
    2 votes
    190

    Spanish Broadcasting System

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    Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSA) is one of the largest owners and operators of radio stations in the United States. SBS is also invested in television and internet properties, deriving the majority of its income from advertising through its media products. SBS owns the internet portal LaMusica.com. It also acquired WSBS-TV in Miami, Florida and WSJU-TV in San Juan, Puerto Rico, known as MEGA TV. SBS targets the U.S. Hispanic audience in six geographic regions: greater Los Angeles, greater New York, Puerto Rico, greater Chicago, greater Miami, and greater San Francisco. Spanish Broadcasting System was founded by Pablo Raúl Alarcón, Sr., who started in Spanish-language radio broadcasting in the early 1950s when he started his first radio station in Camagüey, Cuba, and his son, Raúl Alarcón, Jr. Alarcón Sr. had acquired 14 radio stations by the time he fled Cuba with his family to the United States in 1960. In the U.S. he continued his career as an on-air personality at a New York radio station after arriving in the United States before being promoted to programming director. He subsequently owned a recording studio and advertising agency before borrowing $3.5 million
    6.00
    2 votes
    191

    Superlative, Inc.

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    Superlative, Inc. is a privately-held web design corporation specializing in internet solutions for the American real estate industry. Based in the heart of the west coast tech valley, Irvine, California, Superlative offers a wide range of real estate marketing solutions including: agent/broker real estate web design and hosting, Realtor services, search engine optimization, lead management, content management, custom software development, and an advanced MLS (Multiple Listing Service) database. Founded in 1996, Superlative has developed into the market-leader in real estate web development. Superlative was founded in Irvine, CA in 1997. Since then, Superlative has grown quickly over the past 10 years, culminating in a 40 % growth between 2005-2006. It consists of departments dedicated to web design, programming, sales and marketing, IT, accounting, and management. Superlative develops, designs, and hosts real estate-oriented web sites for thousands of brokerages and agents across the country. These web sites and related products fall under the following product lines: Studio Agent is the flagship product in Superlative's lineup. Customers buy the website, which Superlative hosts.
    6.00
    2 votes
    192
    Akros Silicon

    Akros Silicon

    • Web Link(s):
    Founded in early 2005, Akros designs chips for use in network-connected devices, such as VoIP phones, wireless routers, security cameras and security badge readers.
    5.00
    3 votes
    193
    MarkMonitor

    MarkMonitor

    • Web Link(s):
    MarkMonitor, Inc. is a company that develops Internet brand protection software and services. It was founded in Boise, Idaho in 1999. Today it is headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices in Boise, London and Washington DC. Over half of the Fortune 100 are clients of MarkMonitor, as are AAA, Facebook, Google, and the Wikimedia Foundation. It has software products for domain management, anti-fraud, brand protection and anti-piracy. The company conducts routine research about trademark, counterfeit, and copyright issues. MarkMonitor was active in discussions around ICANN’s move to create new domain names, and has remained neutral on +SOPA. MarkMonitor was founded by Faisal Shah and James Hepworthin Boise, Idaho in 1999. The visionary Founders were early adopters at recognizing the Internet and its content would become a new market for intellectual property protection. The company was originally branded as “online brand protection.” In the mid-2000’s it was referred to as security “outside the firewall.” Today the company again refers to its products as “online brand protection.” When the company was first founded it was focused exclusively on protecting corporate
    5.00
    3 votes
    194
    Rightmove

    Rightmove

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    Rightmove plc (LSE: RMV) is a British-based company that runs www.rightmove.co.uk, an online real estate portal. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. The Company was created in 2000 as a joint venture between four of the UK's largest property agents: Halifax, Countrywide plc, Royal & Sun Alliance, & Connells under the name Rightmove.co.uk Limited. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2006 at which time it became Rightmove plc. In 2007 it bought 67% of Holiday Lettings Limited. In May 2008, HBOS, one of the founding investors, sold its stake in Rightmove. Rightmove makes money from listing estate agents on its website. Individuals selling property privately (i.e. directly without an agent) are prohibited from advertising on the site. Each month, Rightmove release a House Price Index, illustrating any changes in the asking prices of house throughout England and Wales. Rightmove also lists overseas properties for sale and to let.
    5.00
    3 votes
    195

    SUP Fabrik

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    SUP (Russian: СУП, which means 'soup') is an international online media company, founded in Moscow in mid-2006 by Andrew Paulson and Alexander Mamut. Its ownership is split between Mamut, Kommersant Publishing House and management. SUP’s first major announcement was a licensing agreement with Six Apart that gave SUP rights to use the LiveJournal brand, as well as operate portions of the LiveJournal service for LiveJournal’s Russian users. SUP subsequently purchased LiveJournal outright from its previous owners, Six Apart. Since its launch SUP has grown through acquisition and organically. In June 2008 Kommersant, a leading Russian media company, acquired a significant minority stake in the business. SUP is split into two business divisions, one is SUP Media, which includes Gazeta.ru (a popular online news site); Championat.com (an online sports site); and LiveJournal.com (a widely used blogging platform). The other business line is SUP Advertising, which includes +SOL (an online sales house which sells SUP's inventory, Russian media sites and foreign media sites including Yahoo, the BBC, Last.fm and a number of newspaper sites) and Victory SA, a digital marketing agency. SUP
    5.00
    3 votes
    196

    Talanto Technologies

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    A joint stock company Talanto Technologies was established in 1999. A developer and provider of web-base game applications and services for InstantChess.com, Talanto Technology is the 100% owner of InstantChess.com. InstantChess.com is the biggest project Talanto Technologies Company is currently involved in, utilising approximately 40% of the company resources. The company has 4 fulltime and 3 part-time employees and leases 60 square meters for its office in central Moscow, Russian Federation. Besides InstantChess.com and related projects, the company also provides e-business consulting and user-friendly interfaces designing (e.g. for any account based sites and e-banks and etc.).
    5.00
    3 votes
    197
    KickApps

    KickApps

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    KickApps is a hosted platform for creating social networks and adding social software features, video players and widgets to websites. More than 100,000 sites use KickApps, including major media companies (e.g. NBC Universal, The BBC, H&R Block, and Scripps Networks) and a wide variety of niche websites. The KickApps company was acquired in January 2011 by KIT digital. KickApps is a hosted platform (SaaS) that provides a range of social media applications to website developers and publishers that accelerate deployment of more sophisticated and costly applications such as social networking, user-generated content, media management and sharing, social marketing solutions, employee social communication, profiles, premium video players, webcam applications and widgets. A SaaS platform allows websites to deploy a wide range of user experiences in a variety of ways: REST and SOAP APIs, feeds, programmable widgets and video players, customizable templates and single-sign services. KickApps is often compared with Brightcove, Flux and Ning.. Founder and Chairman, Eric Alterman, was also founder of MeshNetworks (acquired by Motorola), Military Commercial Technologies, TeraNex, SkyCross, Jed
    5.50
    2 votes
    198

    ZipLocal

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    Ziplocal is a company which provides local search information across the United States. Ziplocal was first created when Montreal-based Zip411.net was acquired by Redcity Search Company (also known as redCity and RedToronto) in 2008 a few years after Zip411 (under its former name of Tamec, Inc.) pleaded guilty in a Montreal court to deceptive telemarketing and misleading advertising charges under the Competition Act, stemming from complaints filed from February 1997 to August 2001. Ziplocal was headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia before it ceased trading in 2009 and sold its assets to Canpages. In January 2010, Utah-based Phone Directories Company (PDC) entered into an agreement with Canpages and rebranded itself as Ziplocal. In March 2010, Olivier Vincent (then CEO of Canpages) orchestrated the sale of Canpages (including Ziplocal's assets) to Yellow Pages Group (YPG). YPG then traded its US division (YPG Directories, LLC.) to Ziplocal, LP in exchange for an "equity-to-equity swap". YPG now owns 35% of Ziplocal. Olivier Vincent then left his position as CEO of Canpages and became CEO and President of the Board of Directors of Ziplocal. Ziplocal's website states that its
    4.67
    3 votes
    199

    Be Unlimited

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    BE Un Limited is an Internet service provider in the United Kingdom with the trading names "Be There", BE Unlimited or simply BE. It is part of Spanish group Telefónica Europe, who also own O2. BE offers ADSL2+ services through BT's telephone exchanges via Local Loop Unbundling (LLU), with advertised speeds of up to 24 Mbit/s downstream and 2.5 Mbit/s upstream (subject to Annex M enablement, line length and quality), making BE the fastest mainstream ADSL ISP in Britain. Although its services were initially only available in selected parts of London, Manchester and Birmingham, BE has undergone a programme of rapid expansion across the UK making it available in at least 1,256 of the UK's telephone exchanges according to publicly available data. All three levels of non-bonded ADSL service come provided with a leased "BE Box", a branded Technicolor (formerly Thomson) SpeedTouch router. Internet access is unlimited and offers uncapped bandwidth usage subject to compliance with one of the industry's more lenient Fair Usage policies. Uncapped services are currently quite unusual from UK-based ISPs due to the high cost of backhaul over BT's core backhaul network (BE use independent
    6.00
    1 votes
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    CDC Games

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    CDC Games is a leading publisher and operator of online games and MMORPGs in China. Its headquarters are located in Shanghai, China. It is a subsiary of NASDAQ-listed CDC Corporation. It was launched on June 9, 2006. CDC Games is a market leader in online and mobile games in China with more than 160 million registered users. CDC Games has also had approximately 11 million active users over the past 90 days, and over 30 million active users in the past 180 days. The company pioneered the "free-to-play, pay-for-merchandise" online games model in China with Yulgang and launched the first free-to-play, first-person shooter Special Force. Currently it operates Digimon Battle Online, Eve Online, Special Force, Shaiya and Yulgang in China.
    6.00
    1 votes
    201

    EBizAutos

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    eBizAutos is a provider of integrated inventory marketing technology and services to the automotive marketplace. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. eBizAutos is a Privately held Nevada Corporation. eBizAutos enables an automotive dealer to manage the following internet marketing activities from a single web-based application: eBizAutos also provides a car search application (http://www.ebizautos.com) for consumers with over 75,000 listings and over 1.3 million photos for new, used, and certified cars. The company was founded in 2001. Their first Client was Gaudin Jaguar Porsche Aston Martin of Las Vegas.
    6.00
    1 votes
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    Exalead

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    Exalead ( /ɛɡˈzæliːd/) is a software company that provides search platforms and search-based applications (SBA) for consumer and business users. The company is headquartered in Paris, France, and is a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes (French pronunciation: [daˈso]). The company's CloudView product is an infrastructure-level search and information access platform used for both online and enterprise SBAs as well as enterprise search. SBAs use semantic technologies to aggregate and normalize unstructured, semi-structured and/or structured content across multiple repositories. SBAs employ natural language technologies for accessing information. In the case of structured data, the SBA index replaces a traditional relational database structure as the primary vehicle for information access and reporting. The CloudView product is also the platform for Exalead's public Web search engine, which was designed to apply semantic processing and faceted navigation to Web data volumes and usage. Exalead also operates an online R&D laboratory, Exalabs, which uses the Web as a medium for developing applied technologies for business. Exalabs projects include: Many of Exalabs projects are developed in
    6.00
    1 votes
    203

    Hangame

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    Hangame (Korean: 한게임) is a popular South Korean online game portal operated by NHN Corporation. Launched in December 1999, Hangame offers casual, first-person shooter, MMORPGs, sports, and other genres. With over 19 million members and a peak concurrent user base of 290,000 in South Korea, it is the country's largest game portal. Hangame also has affiliates in Japan (Hangame Japan). It also offers channeling and publishing services for many popular online games. Hangame was launched in December 1999 as the online game service of Hangame Communications, which changed its name to NHN in September 2001. In 2000, Hangame entered the Japanese online market with Hangame, Japan. The following year, Hangame became an online game publisher. In 2003, Hangame began offering mobile games. In 2004, it moved into the Chinese market with Ourgame, a joint venture company with Sea Rainbow Holdings Corp however discontinued the service in October 2010. In 2007, it entered the U.S. market with the launch of the English service ijji.com however sold the stake of ijji.com on December 2011. Hangame provides both casual titles, like board games and card games, as well as hard-core games like first-person
    6.00
    1 votes
    204

    Net Press

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    Net Press (Macedonian: Нет Прес) is Macedonian independent internet news agency. Net Press's primary task is providing news, information and analyses only in Macedonian language. Net Press is founded in January 2007 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Net Press use only the Internet like free media.
    6.00
    1 votes
    205
    ON24

    ON24

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    ON24, Inc., is a San Francisco-based company that markets products and services based upon webcasting and virtual event and environment technology. ON24 is a privately held company whose primary venture capital investors are Gold Hill Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, Canaan Partners and Rho Ventures . Founded in 1998 as a financial news company, ON24 has evolved to become the market share leader in webcasting and virtual events. The ON24 Webcast Center platform launched in 2002. In 2006 ON24 began its global expansion and now has local presence in the US, the UK, Australia, Singapore and Spain. With its current expansion in China and certified global partner network, ON24 provides local support in almost every country in the world. In 2008 ON24 launched its virtual event platform, ON24 Virtual Show. In 2009 ON24 was recognized with Frost & Sullivan’s virtual events market leadership award, and in 2010 ON24 received a second market share leadership award from Frost & Sullivan, for web events. 2010 saw the launch of ON24’s Virtual Briefing Center, a virtual environment platform used for a wide range of applications, such as training, marketing, product launches and corporate and HR
    6.00
    1 votes
    206
    Piczo

    Piczo

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    Piczo, Inc is a privately held blog company based in San Francisco, California. notable investors include Catamount, Sierra Ventures, US Venture Partners, and Mangrove Capital Partners . Their eponymous service, also called Piczo, is an online photo website builder and community, which is for generation of free advertising-supported websites. Piczo, launched in 2004, allows users to add images, text, guestbooks, message boxes, videos, and other content to their site using plain text and HTML. Partners include YouTube, VideoEgg, Photobucket and Flock. In addition to the website development aspect of the site, Piczo has a User Generated Content repository, the Piczo Zone, where users can browse, post, and consume content that they or others have used on their site. Another feature is "The Board" where Piczo informs users on Html and Internet safety. Piczo sees around 12 million unique visitors a month but according to Hitwise is by no means the most popular social networking site available . While primarily offering services in English and German Piczo is also available in French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Korean BETA versions.
    6.00
    1 votes
    207

    Quickbrowse

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    Quickbrowse is a Web-based subscription service that enables users to browse multiple Web pages more quickly by combining them vertically into a single Web page. It was one of the early metabrowsing services. Quickbrowse received wide media coverage during the height of the Dot-com bubble. It was quickly followed by other metabrowsers such as Octopus.com (backed by Netscape founder Marc Andreesen), Onepage.com (backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen), iHarvest.com, Katiesoft.com and Calltheshots.com - all of which have ceased to operate as metabrowsers. Octopus received more than $11.4 million in venture capital funding from Redpoint Ventures. Onepage received $25 million in venture capital funding. Quickbrowse received half a million dollar in angel funding. It is the only one of the original Web-based metabrowsers still operating today. Quickbrowse backers included its lead investor, Geocities.com founder David Bohnett, the financial writer Andrew Tobias and CBS hurricane expert Bryan Norcross. Quickbrowse was created by Marc Fest, a former journalist and self-taught programmer who initially created it as a tool to facilitate his daily journalist research.
    6.00
    1 votes
    208
    SAPO

    SAPO

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    SAPO (Portuguese for toad), Servidor de Apontadores Portugueses, is a brand and subsidiary company of the Portugal Telecom Group. It is a Portuguese internet service provider that started as a search engine when founded in 1995. SAPO was created on September 4, 1995 at the Agrupamento de Escolas de Montemor-o-Velho by seven members of the Computer Science Center of the University of Aveiro. The name was derived from the acronym of the service, S.A.P.O (Servidor de Apontadores Portugueses Online). This acronym corresponds to the Portuguese word for toad. Later, in September 1998, Saber & Lazer - Informática e Comunicação S.A. bought SAPO from Navegante. With Saber & Lazer, SAPO launched new services; free e-mail, a virtual shopping and some new features for the search engine. Still in that year, due to increasing traffic SAPO and Telepac signed an agreement, with 'Telepac' becoming their new internet service provider. In September 1999, PT Multimédia acquired 74,9% of Saber e Lazer. And in March 2000, SAPO was assigned to PTM.com, with the objective of joining all internet projects under only one company. After some improvements in infrastructures and accesses, finally in June 2002
    6.00
    1 votes
    209

    SGEduLab

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    SGEduLab was a Singapore-based educational website that provided free study notes for students who were taking the GCE 'N' Level and 'O' Level examinations. The website was founded by Tan Yong Kian, and co-founded by Sam Wai Git. SGEduLab BETA Phase I was officially launched on April 1, 2006. SGEduLab's mission was to provide free study notes to all Singaporean students, as well as connecting students with teachers through SGEduLab's forum. The resources in SGEduLab were mainly contributed by contributors. The website was still in the developmental stage, and did not have sufficient study notes to provide to students. Some study notes were contributed by administrators. On April 2, 2006, a post on the founder's blog was submitted to Tomorrow.sg, a metablog for Singapore bloggers. The post generated some comments in which the readers questioned the credibility of the notes. The founder was later contacted by a reporter from The Straits Times to do an interview. The article was released on The Straits Times newspaper on April 18, 2006. On the same day, thousands of people signed up for a free account on SGEduLab. There were also many contributions of notes to SGEduLab. The record
    6.00
    1 votes
    210

    SparkPeople

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    SparkPeople is a private company which develops and maintains several healthy living websites. The best known website is SparkPeople.com. SparkPeople.com has a free daily calculator & tracker for daily calories consumed, and a number of other resources, including meal plans, for those who want to lose weight. Spark People assumes people will buy food in their local supermarket. It does not sell food. The tracker library has a comprehensive list of ordinary and brand name foods. Tracking is based on calories, although it is possible, and easy, to track carbohydrates, fat, or nutrients such as calcium, folic acid, iron, or sodium, or almost any labelled nutrient that the user wishes to monitor. Persons can add to the foods in the database, and the foods users add are available to all other users, which can be very helpful on some of the newer food choices. Spark People's tracker is unique in that, unlike the Weight Watcher's Online Tools, it is completely without charge to the user, although the site makes money from advertisers. Spark People's calculator and daily diary/tracker are easier to use than the also free Department of Agriculture calculator, and there is a social component
    6.00
    1 votes
    211
    Winster

    Winster

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    Winster.com is a social community where friends help friends solve puzzles to
    win real prizes. You pick the prize you want to win, then play engaging, fun
    games until you win your prize. The games are specifically designed to foster a
    sense of community and promote positive interaction. Players cooperate to help
    each other win prizes, rather than compete. At Winster.com, players play with
    each other, never against each other. 
    6.00
    1 votes
    212

    Keynote Systems

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    Patrick Quirk (born 11 October 1985) is an American rugby league player for the Philadelphia Fight in the AMNRL. His position is fullback. He was selected in the Red vs Blue All Star game in 2010 in preparation for the USA Tomahawks upcoming internations for the 2010 Atlantic Cup.
    5.00
    2 votes
    213

    Living Media

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    Living Media (India Today Group) is an Indian media conglomerate based in New Delhi, India. It has interests in magazines, newspapers, books, radio, television, printing and the Internet. LMI was founded in 1975 and its first publication was India Today International which was a fortnightly news magazine. Aroon Purie is the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief and Ashish Bagga is the CEO. LMI, also has several Joint ventures/Licensing agreements with prominent brands for their Indian editions, they are:
    5.00
    2 votes
    214

    Speakeasy

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    Speakeasy, Inc. is a broadband internet service provider and Voice over IP carrier based in Seattle, Washington, United States. They are known for their liberal usage policies for home users whereby subscribers are explicitly permitted to run any number of servers and are permitted to resell their connectivity to others through the "NetShare" service. They are also known for their support of Linux and BSD-derivative operating systems, and were the first provider to offer a customized version of Mozilla Firefox to customers, in January 2005. In 1994, Gretchen Apgar and husband Mike opened a cybercafe in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood with Mike's brother Tyler. They started out with offering connectivity and email services in the area. Customers at the cafe expressed a wish to have the ability to check their email from other locations than just the cafe and a series of terminal stations were set up at various bars around town. These terminals were marketed under the label, "Rainmail." As computing power expanded and the cost of computers diminished, customers began to express the further wish to access their email from home. Speakeasy put together a bank of modems and offered a dial
    5.00
    2 votes
    215

    Alconet

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    ALCONET s.r.o. is a small local internet service provider in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia. It has connected the city of Liptovský Mikuláš and some villages (Zavazna Poruba, Liptovsky Trnovec, Bobrovec, Trstene, Jalovec, Veterna Poruba, Uhorska Ves, Paludzka, Liptovska Ondrasova, Podturen). ALCONET is using wireless (802.11b+) technology to connect their clients. The name ALCONET was created from the first letters of their slogan ALL CONNECTING NETWORK.
    5.00
    1 votes
    216

    Colloquium

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    Colloquium is a UK Internet service provider based in Glasgow, Scotland, established in 1994 Colloquium provides internet access, telephony services - over both fixed line and VoIP and bespoke web design and application development.
    5.00
    1 votes
    217
    Dilithium

    Dilithium

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    Dilithium™ is the global leader in converged video solutions for mobile and broadband networks and the Internet. Dilithium pioneered 3G video communications and our network equipment and end to end solutions are deployed in fifty countries in networks comprising more than 800 million subscribers. Dilithium’s innovations facilitate interactive video services and enable Communications for a Borderless World.

    5.00
    1 votes
    218

    Edmark

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    Edmark Corporation was a publisher of educational print materials and an educational software developer in Redmond, Washington. They developed software for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS in several languages and sold it in over a dozen countries. Edmark was incorporated in 1970, they began developing software in 1992. Edmark was listed on NASDAQ. Their audience was children between the ages of 2 and 16 years. Edmark had more than 65 industry design awards. In 1989, Sally G. Narodick and W. Hunter Simpson became directors. Narodick became the CEO in October 1989. Edmark hired former teacher Donna Stanger as vice-president of product development in October 1991. In 1992, Edmark released Millie's Math House and KidDesk. Sally Narodick resigned as CEO in September citing the stress, and Donna Stanger became the CEO Edmark was acquired by IBM on November 13, 1996 for $102.3 million ($15.50 per share for two-thirds of Edmark's shares) to expand its presence in home software. In September 2000, it was sold to Riverdeep. 1991 1992-present 1991-1999 2000 1994-2001
    5.00
    1 votes
    219

    Krstarica

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    Krstarica (English: Cruiser) is a web portal and Internet provider in Serbia founded in March 1999. It includes search engine, up-to-date daily news from Serbia, directory of the local sites grouped by the topics and variety of content. Krstarica has 1.6 million visitors per month. Cruiser was founded in 1999 by Ivan Petrovic, as a result of Ivan' hobby during a pursuit of a university degree in information systems. With time, it developed into the most prominent Internet brand in Serbia, which has changed the way in which information is communicated, accessed, and exchanged. Everyday I'm shuffling ( shake that ) ooooh yeeeeah haha Search: According to magazines "Mikro - PC World", "PC Press", "Svet kompjutera" and "Digital!", Cruiser is the best search engine in Serbia. Cruiser Search enables its visitors to find on the Internet everything they need. There is Cruiser Navigator toolbar which is free of charge and makes the search easier and more accurate. Cruiser also offers a number of other Internet services and content (majority available in Serbian language, only). Communication: Cruiser provides communication services such as Webmail, Forum, Blog and Chat. The following
    5.00
    1 votes
    220
    Metaweb Technologies, Inc.

    Metaweb Technologies, Inc.

    • Web Link(s): metaweb.com
    Metaweb Technologies, Inc. was a United States company based in San Francisco that developed Freebase, described as an "open, shared database of the world's knowledge". The company was founded by Danny Hillis in July, 2005, and operated in stealth mode until 2007. Metaweb was acquired by Google in July, 2010. Although Metaweb no longer exists as a separate corporate entity, Freebase and its associated website freebase.com continue to be provided as an open database under Metaweb's original CC-BY licensing terms. On March 14, 2006, Metaweb received $15 million in funding. Investors included: Benchmark Capital, Millennium Technology Ventures, and Omidyar Network. Kevin Harvey of Benchmark Capital is a member of Metaweb's board of directors. On January 15, 2008, Metaweb announced a $42.5 million Series B round led by Goldman Sachs and Benchmark Capital. On July 16, 2010, Google acquired Metaweb for an undisclosed sum.
    5.00
    1 votes
    221

    Quote.com

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    Quote.com is a website that delivers financial content and trading tools to active traders and individual investors. It provides free access to delayed worldwide quotes, charts and financial news covering major markets and more than 50 exchanges, including NYSE, NASDAQ, the London Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Market coverage extends beyond U.S. and international stocks to include a range of global futures, options and foreign exchange data from sources such as CBOT, CME, NYMEX/COMEX, ICE, Eurex, and Euronext. The site features a large compilation of free global market data, trading tools and financial news, as well as mutual fund information, a portfolio manager with email alerts and a personal finance section. Quote.com provides home pages visible to international users in 18 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Spain and the United Kingdom. These country-specific financial portals give active investors access to each country’s major domestic markets and deliver region-specific financial news. Site visitors can also choose from daily and intraday advanced charting with capabilities that include multiple
    5.00
    1 votes
    222

    UserJoy Technology

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    UserJoy Technology (宇峻奧汀), founded in Taiwan since 1995, is a company involved in PC single-player/MMO game development, publishing and maintenance. It has 5 published games, 4 developed games, 6 refrances and 7 external links. With its R&D studio and distribution company in Beijing and the publishing subsidiary, Userjoy Japan Co. Ltd., Userjoy joined the international gaming market as a content provider in Taiwan, China, North America, Europe, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. In 2007, Userjoy jointly developed Angel Love Online PLAYSTATION 3 version with Q Entertainment Inc., to provide the first PS3 MMORPG. UserJoy Technology develops games for the PC, mostly including MMORPGs. Its Fantasia Sango series was published by Nihon Falcom Corp. in Japan. Its The Legend of Three Kingdoms Online was commercially launched by Funbox Co. Ltd. in Thailand on August 2006, by AsiaSoft Corporation Co. Ltd. in Vietnam on November 2006, and by Userjoy Japan in Japan on January 2008. Its Angel Love Online was published by Q Entertainment in Japan on September 2006, by WaveGame in Indonesia on July 2007, and by Skyuion Co. Ltd. in North America and Europe on December
    5.00
    1 votes
    223

    Vizu

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    Vizu is a San Francisco based company that employs polling technology to power consumer and business applications. The Vizu website is a consumer destination with an interactive polling community that encourages users to create and place opinion polls on personal blogs and websites by using their free polling web widget. The Vizu Answers website is a business destination that combines enhanced polling technology with a network of websites, allowing anyone to conduct market research while providing a revenue stream for website publishers. The Vizu Answers service has been described as ¬タリpoll-based AdSense.¬タル Founded in 2004, Vizu received its seed funding from angel investors including Bill Hambrecht, Esther Dyson and Ron Conway. Vizu closed a USD 2.9 Million 'A' round of funding in January 2007 led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
    4.00
    2 votes
    224
    Yandex

    Yandex

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    Yandex (Russian: Яндекс) (NASDAQ: YNDX) is a Russian Internet company which operates the largest search engine in Russia with about 60% market share in that country. It also develops a number of Internet-based services and products. Yandex ranked as the 5th largest search engine worldwide, based on information from Comscore.com, with more than 150 million searches per day as of April 2012, and more than 25.5 million visitors (all company's services) daily as of May 2012. Yandex' revenue grew over the last few years. The company's mission is to provide answers to any questions users have or think about(explicit or implicit). The Yandex.ru home page has been rated as the most popular website in Russia. Yandex attracts more than 56 million users from all over the world. The web site also operates in Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Ukraine and Turkey. Another company, Yandex Labs, is a wholly owned division of Yandex that is located in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to research studies conducted by TNS, FOM, and Comcon, Yandex is the largest resource and largest search engine in the Russian Internet market, based on audience reach. Yandex currently has a market share of over 64% in
    4.00
    2 votes
    225
    Bivolino

    Bivolino

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    Bivolino, founded in 1954, is a Belgian clothing manufacturer, specialized in customized shirts. Bivolino.com was founded by the brothers Louis and Jacques Byvoet. On 13 October 1987 the company was passed over to Michel Byvoet. Brothers Louis and Jacques Byvoet founded the company in 1954 with a joint investment of 8 million Belgian franks. Their grandfather, Jacques Byvoet, had been in the linen trade since 1900 and the name Bivolino was chosen to represent both the family name of Byvoet and linen. They based the company in Hasselt – Belgium. Under the direction of the Byvoet brothers, the company, a small plant with 80 employees, produced 350.000 shirts a year. At this point, export to the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Germany and Switzerland represented 35% of the business. In 1969, Bivolino introduced a new ergonomic measurement system, allowing each shirt to be individually fitted to the body. This system was the first of its kind in Europe, and was created in partnership with IBM. In 1981, Bivolino became the first shirt label to take steps towards computerised production, which automatically produces the pattern making gradations. By now, and using this technology, Bivolino was
    4.00
    1 votes
    226
    Dotomi

    Dotomi

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    Founded by the creator of Instant Messaging, Dotomi changes the way marketers communicate with their customers by creating a one-to-one messaging channel on the Web. Dotomi Direct Messaging transforms traditional ad banner space into a personal message window, which empowers marketers with the ability to deliver personal, timely and relevant content to individual consumers. Dotomi is pioneering this new form of consumer outreach. Since Dotomi's launch in March 2003, the Company has worked with Orbitz, PCH, Audible, WebLoyalty, and Buy.com. Dotomi is privately held, with headquarters in Boston and offices in New York, Menlo Park and Tel Aviv.
    4.00
    1 votes
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    228

    Forum Communications

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    Forum Communications Company is a media firm based in Fargo, North Dakota. The company prints a number of newspapers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, including The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. The company also owns Fargo radio station WDAY-AM 970 (though it no longer owns WDAY-FM 93.7) and four ABC-affiliated television stations in North Dakota, best known for pre-empting most NBA Countdown shows on Sunday Mornings. The company also owns a CW affiliate in Fargo. As of June 7, 2006, Forum Communications announced the purchase of rival newspaper Grand Forks Herald as well as Duluth News Tribune. In May 2009, Forum Communications ceased publication of two of its newspapers, the Lake Elmo Leader and the Stillwater Courier.
    4.00
    1 votes
    229

    Supanet

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    Supanet is a UK-based Internet service provider founded in 1998. It is currently based in Burnley in Lancashire and has over a million registered subscribers. As of 2008, they offer dial-up Internet access (at 56 kbit/s), broadband (at up to 8 Mbit/s), anti-virus software, web hosting service, telephone services (which can be packaged with broadband Internet access) and also an SMS online service for sending messages to mobile phones. In a 2010 broadband service survey, Which? magazine named Supanet as a "don't buy" provider with respondents unhappy with connection speeds and customer service. Supanet.com has since made some dramatic network changes that have improved the service, according to their customer services help lines.
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    Weblogs, Inc.

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    Weblogs, Inc. is a blog network of about 90 blogs, covering a variety of subjects, from computers and gaming . Roughly half of these blogs are regularly updated and maintained. Weblogs, Inc. was founded in September 2003. Weblogs, Inc. was founded by Brian Alvey and Jason Calacanis with an investment from Mark Cuban. The company was founded in the wake of Calacanis' Silicon Alley Reporter magazine. By early 2004 Weblogs, Inc. and Gawker Media were establishing the two most important templates for networked blog empires. At that time Weblogs, Inc. consisted of a few dozen blogs designed for professional readership, all residing as subdomains of weblogsinc.com. The exception was Engadget, a stand-alone site covering new technology in blog format. Engadget was co-founded by Peter Rojas, the former editor of Gizmodo in the Gawker Media network. At the start of 2006, 26 stand-alone sites populated the network, and over 50 subdomain blogs were in operation.A few of the company principals maintain personal blogs in the blogroll, and the home page is maintained in blog format. Entrepreneur Mark Cuban, an early investor in the company, keeps his personal weblog on the Weblogs, Inc.
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    Adify

    Adify

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    Adify focuses brand-driven advertising networks. Adify's partners are able to extend their brands, increase their reach and grow their revenue by using Adify to aggregate niche, high-quality content sites and create customized, vertical ad networks.
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    Aspiration hosting

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    Aspiration Hosting is a premium web hosting provider based in Malaysia, with servers in the US. Founded in 2008, the company strives to provide high quality hosting services to clients around the globe. Aspiration Hosting is specialized in Premium Web Hosting services, such as Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Virtual Hosting and Dedicated Hosting services as well as reselling SSL Certificates and Domain Name registrations. Magento is a feature-rich, professional open-source eCommerce solution that offers merchants complete flexibility and control over the look, content, and functionality of their online store. Aspiration Hosting is fully compatible with Magento Commerce and free installation of Magento is provided upon request.
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    BIZVI

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    BIZVI is a leading website development, marketing, training company in the US Virgin Islands. BIZVI is a subsidiary of Trans-Atlantic Business Solutions. The BIZVI Group LLC, formally known as BIZVI, was registered as a Limited Liability Company in the US Virgin Islands. After announcing the island of Saint Croix as its home, BIZVI started off as website development company and later expanded its services into marketing, training and research areas. At present, it is considered as the leading company in its field in the Virgin Islands. BIZVI joined the VI technology sector as part of Trans-Atlantic Business Solutions in 2003 and soon attained its position amongst the leading companies in the territory. BIZVI started at Caravelle Arcade, Strand Street Christiansted Saint Croix US Virgin Islands, according to . BIZVI significanlty contributed to the local economy by supporting SMEs in the territory. The CEO of the company, Syed Gilani, started sharing his expertise with small scale businesses through a series of lectures at SBDC. Later in 2007, BIZVI partnered with local organizations in holding Virgin Islands St. Croix Economic Summit to stimulate the local economy. BIZVI has
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    Bomis

    Bomis

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    Bomis ( /ˈbɒmɨs/ to rhyme with "promise") was a dot-com company founded in 1996 by Jimmy Wales and Tim Shell. Its primary business was the sale of advertising on the Bomis.com search portal, and to provide support for the free encyclopedia projects Nupedia and Wikipedia. As of 2006, Tim Shell was the CEO of Bomis, but it seems to have disappeared from the Internet the same year. The name was an acronym of Bitter Old Men in Suits. Bomis created and hosted web rings around search terms popular among male users. The rings were categorized broadly as "Babe", "Entertainment", "Sports", "Adult", "Science fiction", and "Other". The "Adult", "Babe", and "Entertainment" categories were the most frequently updated and the most popular. In addition, Bomis hosted a copy of the Open Directory Project search directory. These search-related pages generated revenue from advertising and affiliate marketing. Bomis ran a website called Bomis Premium at premium.bomis.com until 2005, offering customers access to premium, X-rated pornographic content. Until mid-2005, Bomis also featured the Bomis Babe Report, a free blog, publishing news and reviews about celebrities, models, and the adult entertainment
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    ChemSpider

    ChemSpider

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    ChemSpider is a free chemical database, owned by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The database contains more than 26 million unique molecules from over 400 data sources including those listed below. The ChemSpider database can be updated with user contributions including chemical structure deposition, spectra deposition and user curation. This is a crowdsourcing approach to develop an online chemistry database. Crowdsourced based curation of the data has produced a dictionary of chemical names associated with chemical structures that has been used in text-mining applications of the biomedical and chemical literature. A number of available search modules are provided: The ChemSpider database has been used in combination with text mining as the basis of chemistry document markup. ChemMantis, the Chemistry Markup And Nomenclature Transformation Integrated System uses algorithms to identify and extract chemical names from documents and web pages and converts the chemical names to chemical structures using name-to-structure conversion algorithms and dictionary look-ups in the ChemSpider database. The result is an integrated system between chemistry documents and information look-up via
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    Collactive

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    Collactive Inc. is an Israel based privately held start-up company. Collactive offers a system designed to influence ratings on sites which allow users to rate articles or other items. Collactive launched publicly in May 2007, with US $2 million in startup funding from Sequoia Capital. Collactive's current product is a system designed to influence ratings on key sites which measure the popularity of items on the Internet. The system has two main components, the APB component that allows an individual to create and distribute a "call for action" webpage, and the "Web Assistant", that, when installed on a user's computer, helps APB participants by automating the process of logging in, voting or commenting according to the previously created APB. Collactive offers a free and an Enterprise edition for its services. The free edition is available to individuals for non-commercial use, and the Enterprise edition is for commercial use.
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    Dare Digital

    Dare Digital

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    Dare is a marketing agency based in London, United Kingdom. Operating from an office in Fitzrovia, Dare specialise in "marketing for the digital world". As of June 2010, Dare's clients include Barclaycard, Barclays, Becks, BMW, COI, EA Games, The Football Association, ITV, Nestlé, New Look, Sainsbury's, Standard Life, Sony, Sony Ericsson, Premier Inn and Vodafone. On July 4, 2007, Cossette bought a 64.5% stake in Dare for £10,000,000. Campaign and Marketing magazines both named Dare Agency of the Year in 2007 – a first for a digital agency. They also won the Revolution Grand Prix and more Campaign Digital Awards than any other agency in 2007. In 2009, Dare were named Campaign Digital Agency of the Decade and Marketing magazine's Agency of the Year.
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    Interpark

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    Interpark is a Korean online auction and shopping mall where people from all around the world buy and sell goods and services. Intepark was founded in 1996 by Lee Ki Hyeong and Lee Sang Kyoo as "AuctionWeb" and "ShoppingMall", parts of a larger personal site. Originally, the site belonged to Internet Life Technology Group, a consulting firm. Interpark is headquartered in Seoul, Korea. Collectibles, appliances, computers, furniture, equipment, vehicles, food, tickets, clothes, jewellery and other miscellaneous items are listed, bought, and sold. It is fair to say that Interpark has revolutionized the collectibles market by bringing together buyers and sellers internationally in a huge, never-ending "yard sale" and auction. Large international companies, such as LG and Samsung, sell their newest products and offer services on EBay and Yahoo! using competitive auctions and fixed-priced storefronts. Regional searches of the database make shipping slightly more rapid or cheaper. Software developers can create applications that integrate with the marketplace through the Interpark Service by joining the developers program. There are thousands of members in the Interpark Developers
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    Lightning MultiCom

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    Lightning MultiCom is a Swiss developing company of Internet software and a manufacturer of secure network access appliances and web-server software. It also offers customized software and hardware. Lightning has developed and markets the MultiCom range of broadband router and firewalls, including VPN IPSec gateway with banking/government level encryption and security. Since 2005, it also develops web-server software and providing services around this. Its most notable achievement is Community Builder, a Free and open-source software social networking software extension for Joomla running over 2,500,000 websites, according to Google. Hardware products are based on Linux, and software products on Open-Source under the GPL license. Lightning's firewalls address professional applications. Lightning currently provides network security to carrier, ISP, banks, media houses, law firms, accountancy firms, consultancies, and to government entities throughout Europe, Asia-Pacific and EMEA region. Lightning's web software addresses a broad range of needs. Lightning is currently divided into several core groups:
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    Lunarpages

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    Lunarpages Web Hosting is a web hosting provider and domain name registrar and was founded in 1998 in California. It is the web hosting branch of Add2Net, LLC, founded in 1996 by The Riddle Family. Lunarpages began offering free web hosting to their community and after 2 years branched into paid web hosting and domain name services. The company hosts over 245,000 domains. Lunarpages also offers web design and SEO and SEM services. Lunarpages is housed among four peerless data centers. In San Diego at the AIS building (Tier 4 certified), an 80,000+ square foot collocation facility. AIS was recently honored with SAS 70 Type II audit certification – an internationally recognized standard that reviews all levels of technology service providers for security, communication, business practices and internal procedures. Lunarpages launched a Web Hosting Affiliate Program in 2000. This Affiliate Program is an in-house program which rewards their customers and even non-customers for referring new business to Lunarpages with $65 1st-tier commissions and $5 2nd-tier commissions. To date, this program has paid out nearly $5 million in affiliate commissions and continues to be one of the
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    Mahalo.com

    Mahalo.com

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    Mahalo.com is a web directory (or human search engine) and Internet-based knowledge exchange (question and answer site) launched in alpha test in May 2007 by Jason Calacanis. It differentiates itself from algorithmic search engines like Google and Ask.com, as well as other directory sites like DMOZ and Yahoo! by tracking and building hand-crafted result sets for many of the currently popular search terms. The company also develops mobile apps. Mahalo means "thank you" in Hawaiian. Mahalo.com President Jason Rapp exited the company in September, 2012. Mahalo.com's directory contracts human editors to review websites and write search engine results pages that include text listings, as well as other media, such as photos and video. Each Mahalo search results page includes links to the top seven sites, as well as other categorized information, and additional web pages from Google. The company also pays freelancers to create pages for piecework compensation. The pages are approved by contract quality control site members on the QC Team prior to appearing in the main index. Mahalo.com's approach is similar to that employed by Ask.com in 1998. Mahalo.com started with the top 4,000 search
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    MedHelp

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    MedHelp is an American private corporation that was founded in February 1994 and pioneered the field of consumer health information and communities on the Internet, before WebMD, Microsoft or Yahoo!. MedHelp partners with doctors from hospitals and medical research institutions to deliver online discussion boards on healthcare topics. The company's slogan is "Finding Cures Together." In December 2008, MedHelp was ranked 3,090 in the Alexa Internet 3 month traffic rankings of all sites on the web and gets over 7 million unique visitors each month. The founders of MedHelp, Cindy Thompson and Phil Garfinkel, met in December 1993, while conducting research in CompuServe's Med-Sig Forum. Both had family members that had struggled with life threatening illnesses. They discussed the difficulties they encountered in obtaining medical information in lay terminology. Cindy mentioned that one of her dreams was to create a service where patients would be able to contact leading physicians and scientists, who could answer specific questions, in lay terminology, regarding their diagnoses. Based on that vision, they incorporated the company on February 14, 1994 and launched the MedHelp bulletin
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    Neopets

    Neopets

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    Neopets (originally NeoPets) is a virtual pet website that was launched by Adam Powell and Donna Williams on November 15, 1999. Two years after the web site was launched, the creators sold a majority share to a consortium of investors led by Doug Dohring. On June 20, 2005, Viacom bought Neopets, Inc. for US$160 million. Visitors can create accounts, own virtual pets ("Neopets"), and buy them food, toys, clothes, and other accessories using in-game virtual currencies, which can be earned by playing games on the site or purchased with real-world money. Neopets also operates a pay-to-play version, Neopets Premium, and sells Neopets merchandise. Neopets was conceived in 1997 by Adam Powell and Donna Williams. Powell and Williams started creating the site in September 1999, with Powell responsible for the programming and the database and Williams the web design and art. They launched it on 15 November 1999 from offices in Portsmouth Road, Guildford, a location still commemorated on the site. The site grew by word of mouth and, by Christmas 1999, it was logging 600,000 page views daily and sought investors to cover the high cost of running the site. The same month, Doug Dohring was
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    Nokia

    Nokia

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    Nokia Oyj (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈnokiɑ], English /ˈnɒkiə/) is a Finnish multinational communications and information technology corporation headquartered in Keilaniemi, Espoo, Finland. Its principal products are mobile telephones and portable IT devices. It also offers Internet services including applications, games, music, media and messaging through its Ovi platform, and free-of-charge digital map information and navigation services through its wholly owned subsidiary Navteq. Nokia has a joint venture with Siemens, Nokia Siemens Networks, which provides telecommunications network equipment and services. Nokia has around 122,000 employees across 120 countries, sales in more than 150 countries and annual revenues of around €38 billion. As of 2012 it is the world's second-largest mobile phone maker by unit sales (after Samsung), with a global market share of 22.5% in the first quarter. Nokia is a public limited-liability company listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange. It is the world's 143rd-largest company measured by 2011 revenues according to the Fortune Global 500. Nokia was the world's largest vendor of mobile phones from 1998 to 2012. However,
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    Onoko

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    Onoko Ltd. (NXC: ONKO) is a private internet services company with divisions in media, entertainment, and travel. The company has dual headquarters in Croydon, London and Ma On Shan, Hong Kong, and has 2 full time employees (as of March 31, 2007). Onoko's mission statement is to "help people achieve their aspirations". As part of its efforts to help people achieve their aspirations, Onoko uses a significant portion of its profits to provide basic education, healthcare and shelter to impoverished children across the world. This is done through the Onoko Foundation. Onoko Publishing is a magazine publishing team that produces a range of publications built on the contributions of Onoko.com users. Profits are shared between Onoko, contributors, and children's charities.
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    Pyra Labs

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    Pyra Labs is the company that created the Blogger service in 1999. It was acquired by Google in 2003. Pyra was co-founded by Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan. The company's first product, also named "Pyra", was a web application which would combine a project manager, contact manager, and to-do list. In 1999, while still in beta, the rudiments of Pyra were repurposed into an in-house tool which became Blogger. The service was made available to the public in August 1999. Much of this coding was done by Paul Bausch and Matthew Haughey. Initially, Blogger was completely free of charge and there was no revenue model. In January 2001, Pyra asked Blogger users for donations to buy a new server. When the company's seed money dried up around the same time, the employees continued without pay for weeks or, in some cases, months; but this could not last, and eventually Williams faced a mass walk-out by everyone including co-founder Hourihan. Williams ran the company virtually alone until he was able to secure an investment by Trellix after its founder Dan Bricklin became aware of Pyra's situation. Eventually advertising-supported Blogspot and Blogger Pro emerged. In 2002, Blogger was completely
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    Reprise Media

    Reprise Media

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    Reprise Media is a U.S.-based Search Engine Marketing and Social Media Marketing firm that helps companies identify and connect with their customers through integrated search and social media programs. Reprise Media’s headquarters are in New York City, and the company also has offices in San Francisco, Boston, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid and Sydney. Searchviews is Reprise Media's blog on the search and social media industries. Reprise Media was founded in 2003 by Peter Hershberg and Joshua Stylman, who previously served as members of the management team of search engine Ask Jeeves (now [http://www.ask.com Ask.com). In 2007, Reprise Media was acquired by the Interpublic Group of Companies, joining Facebook, Spotrunner, and other investments within IPG's Futures Media Group. In January 2009, Reprise was reorganized into IPG’s Mediabrands division, the holding company’s new media-management unit. Reprise expanded internationally with the opening of its first overseas offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid and Sydney in early 2010. Reprise Media provides clients with customized solutions composed of three core services: Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, and
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    Suite101.com

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    Suite101 is a collaborative publishing site. It generates revenue from advertisements and shares the revenue with contributors. Suite101 was started in 1996 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The original founders included non-fiction and fiction writers who invited local writers to visit the site and post articles about a range of topics. The site continued for nearly a decade (1996–2005) by simply being a source for writers to share their knowledge. During this time, online courses called "Suite University" were offered in an attempt to create revenue for the company, but this effort did not survive. By 2005, unique visitors to the site had reached four million per month. In 2006 the company was purchased by Canadian and German investors including Boris Wertz, a past founder of JustBooks.de and a previous COO at Abebooks.com. He was joined in the purchase by the digital media arm of Hubert Burda Media, one of Germany’s leading publishing houses. Under this new leadership, Suite101 expanded its editorial team, in part by recruiting contract editors from book and magazine publishing. On the business model side, the site, under new CEO Peter Berger, added advertising to each article
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    Trovix

    Trovix

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    Trovix is a confidential, personal online career service that intelligently matches working professionals with the best job opportunities available.
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    WebMediaBrands

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    WebMediaBrands Corp. is a U.S.-based corporation, established in 1994, and headquartered in New York. The company provides business-to-business services for creative, business and information technology professionals, including journalism, research, recruitment and event promotion. WebMediaBrands main property is Mediabistro.com. In 1994, Alan Meckler, then CEO of Mecklermedia, created MecklerWeb as an addendum to his offerings in print (Virtual Reality World, CDrom World, and Internet World) and conferences (Internet World, Virtual Reality World). In 1996, as advertising-supported publishing emerged as a viable business model on the Web, the Website was renamed iWorld and began to publish content for the nascent Internet industry. As the Internet World conference prospered, iWorld set out on a strategy of acquiring successful Websites that were focused on technology content, such as Webopedia, SearchEngineWatch and WebReference. In 1997, the online division was renamed internet.com, after acquiring rights to the domain name from The Internet Company. In 1998, Mecklermedia Corp. was acquired by Penton Media and the online assets were spun off into a separate company called
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