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 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 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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