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Let’s say you need to assemble a piece of IKEA furniture. You dislike doing it so much that you would be willing to pay somebody $50 to put it together for you.
If you’re a workaholic at a tech startup (or anywhere else), it’s probably a challenge to make sure you’re eating tasty, healthy meals, at least if you aren’t being fed by the chefs at a company like Google. So a startup called Gobble just launched an online marketplace where you can order home-cooked meals for pickup and delivery.
Here’s one way to bring location-based checkins to the masses — use them to shave off a few dollars at the gas pump.
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Top Prospect, a startup that helps members find jobs for their social network friends, is enhancing its social recruiting service Tuesday with improvements for job seekers and job matchmakers alike.
Dave Kerpen is the CEO of Likeable , a social media agency that has worked with more than 200 leading brands including 1-800Flowers.com, Verizon and Neutrogena.
Airbnb , the vacation rentals site where users can rent couches, countries and everything in between, is personalizing the rental search experience with the help of Facebook's social graph starting Tuesday. "Social Connections completely transforms the search experience on Airbnb," the startup says .
One of the big shifts in online shopping last year was the emergence of social e-commerce. Brands and retailers started to realize that social networks aren’t just a means to extend their visibility but also a way to pull in more revenue. The infrastructure of the Internet now enables the sharing of information among networks at a velocity and scale that has been impossible in the offline world.
When I last talked to Kevin O’Connor , who sold his online ad company DoubleClick to Google for $3.1 billion, he was trying to expand his new startup FindTheBest by adding as many “comparison apps” as possible.
With its slick visual interface for bookmarking content, Pearltrees is unique enough that I’ve been both impressed and slightly skeptical that a mass audience will actually use it.
The Securities and Exchange Commission may adopt rules to let internet-age technologies be used in fund-raising. The agency is considering whether to let fast-growing companies use social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to raise funding by tapping thousands of investors for small amounts of money, the Wall Street Journal reported . The move is part of a larger review by the Securities and Exchange Commission into whether to ease decades-old constraints on how companies can issue new shares to the public.
(Editor’s note: Tod Whipple is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of StartupAddict.com.