September 9, 2009

Save an Alien finds success outside of Facebook

by Ayelet Noff

Save an Alien, previously a successful Facebook application with over 250,000 users despite no marketing, is an app that lets you adopt and save virtual aliens from destruction. Similar to the virtual pet fad of the 1990s but for the Web 2.0 age, SaveAnAlien lets users take care of aliens whose planet was destroyed in a meteor crash and now … Continue reading

August 17, 2009

Qype launches In Italy

by Ayelet Noff

This past weekend, Qype expanded its European presence and launched its Italian site. For anyone who hasn’t heard of Qype before, the site originally launched in 2005 in Germany. Qype now boasts over 350,000 active users, who have contributed over 1 million local reviews. I previously wrote about Qype when I visited them at Seedcamp.

August 13, 2009

MyHeritage updates its Family Tree Builder

by Ayelet Noff

MyHeritage is a social network and software for genealogists. Launched in 2005, MyHeritage has since accumulated 33 million users worldwide. The company helps people build family trees, share them with their relatives and stay in touch with their loved ones. They are the most popular free family tree website, according to ProGeneologists.com. Family Tree Builder, their geneology software program, is … Continue reading

August 11, 2009

Mobypicture implements new hashtag service

by Ayelet Noff

Hashtags are becoming a useful way to organize information in today’s information age, when data is spread over a multitude of platforms. It is incredibly time consuming to log into Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and every other niche network that you have an account on and update the same information over and over again. However, with the launch of a new … Continue reading

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July 29, 2009

Socialmedia.biz helping you find a job in the social media world

by Ayelet Noff

Disclaimer: Donanza is a client of my firm, Blonde 2.0, a one-stop-shop for all your social media needs. People don’t look for jobs in the newspaper classifieds anymore. Instead, job postings are dispersed through a variety of niche networks, from groups on LinkedIn, tweets on Twitter, and widgets and search engines on a variety of sites. While increasing the ability … Continue reading

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July 19, 2009

FasterWeb: Making sites perform 2 to 10 times faster

by Ayelet Noff

If you listen to Google (and these days who doesn’t?), speed is everything on the Web. “Page load times are the critical metric,” says Marissa Mayer, Google’s SVP for search. She says the entire basis for Google’s success was their emphasis on extremely fast page loads way back in the dial-up era when the Web loaded line by line. Many … Continue reading

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