Archive for February, 2007
Segala, specialist in Web standards compliance and certification, have had a “makeover”
The new site – built on wordpress – is very slick.
Paul also mentions that they have opened up their partner network for free – check out the details here.
So what next? This summer we will aim to bring together some of Europe’s best entrepreneurs and investors to start supporting and seeding talented developers who have ideas that they think they can turn into world beating businesses.
Right now, I’ve love your feedback.
Let me know;
* what you think,
* who you’d want to be involved,
* how we should go about finding the right talent,
* who should we be telling about it,
* how should the model work best,
* if your an entrepreneur what you would need
Saul is one of the smartest entrepreneur/advisor/angel investor around – and with his new role with Index, this promises to be an exiting initiative to create more world class companies out of Europe.
I recommend you subscribe to his blog – localglo.be and kick in your comments/thoughts/ideas….
Feedhenry have an end-to-end RSS mobile solution for telco operators.
It includes a mobile reader app (Java, MIDP2), a Feed Management Server web-app, a browser-based RSS reader for users and business integration hooks.
The mobile-reader uses SIP for efficient communication.
Feedhenry is an ideal solution for the likes of O2, Vodafone etc. – who can use this to deliver “content” to their users and drive up data revenues, and “stickiness”.
“I also like it because it is a potentially huge play – it could be pennies on almost every website on the planet as a charge for certification – and there are now 45 billion of those.”
Alex has the details….
Microsoft, BT and Top Coder have launched a competition encouraging developers to build ‘managed network mashups’ using BT’s Connected Services Sandbox (an implementation of Microsoft’s Connected Services Framework – CSF). From Top Coder’s announcement:
“Usage scenarios can include a combination of communications services, such as e-mail, instant messaging and document collaboration, with Web services, such as Windows Liveâ„¢, Microsoft MapPointÂ®, Amazon, eBay, Google and Yahoo!”
“The â€˜My bluebookâ€™ services enables O2 UKâ€™s users to store, share, create, manage and print all their mobile content.
The â€˜My bluebookâ€™ is based on the concept of life caching where users can safely store personal messages, photos and videos and share experiences of their lives with friends and family.
Using the MySpace-like service, content can be stored in a secure online personal space by sending a message to short code 40202 and users can then invite guests to view all or part of their personal site.”
1. Define a previously unrecognized niche
2. Strong ability to leverage natural search as the primary means of user acquisition
3. Service that empowers people to make a living
4. Free (or near free) alternative for a previously high cost service
5. True viral distribution potential
6. Ability to jumpstart user acquisition through distribution partnerships
7. Story that lends itself to mainstream PR
original piece was on venturebeat – see here