October 1, 2009

SimilarWeb launches three new features

by Ayelet Noff

SimilarWeb — the Firefox add-on that enables users to discover related websites similar to ones they are currently visiting — has now made it simpler than ever to find similar content that relates to the user’s interests. The three new features include Similar Articles, Recent Buzz, and Mini-Mode, which allow the user to further research and organize finding websites and … Continue reading

September 30, 2009

The Top Five Misconceptions About Social Media

by Ayelet Noff

In the years that I’ve been involved in social media, I have heard so many misconceptions and myths about social media that I am certain this article is long overdue. Here is a list of the top five misconceptions regarding social media: Misconception #1: Social media is only right for certain brands Often people ask me: “Is social media only … Continue reading

September 15, 2009

Best International Startup at TC50: Trollim

by Ayelet Noff

Trollim was chosen by TechCrunch as the Best International Startup at TC50 yesterday — well done! Trollim is a competition platform for programmers unlike any other you’ve encountered before. Trollim assesses the coding level and performance skill set of programmers via one to one or one to many coding “battles” no matter where they are in the world. Think of … Continue reading

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