"startup" entries

Four short links: 10 December 2010

Four short links: 10 December 2010

Javascript Snowmarklet, Tech Startups, Enterprise Dropbox, and Cloud Contracts

  1. Let it Snow — bookmarklet from David Flanagan that makes Javascript snowflakes fall. Awww. (via Mike Loukides)
  2. You Can Work on Great Technology at StartupsThere are more innovative database startups at various stages in their life than I can remember right now. So true–waiting for the inevitable amalgamation, thinning out, etc. (via Nat Friedman on Twitter)
  3. Dropbox for Teams — an interesting package of features from a very innovative company. (via Hacker News)
  4. Cloud Computing ChecklistComparison and Analysis of the Terms and Conditions of Cloud Computing Services. What to look out for when signing a cloud contract. (via Rick Shera in email)

TOC hosting publishing startup showcase

Deadline for submissions is January 10, 2011.

TOC's first Publishing Showcase will give you — and your business — a chance to get in front of hundreds of potential users and investors. Submissions are due by Jan. 10, 2011.

A deeper dive into Do-Not-Track

FTC technologist Ed Felten on how a "Do-Not-Track" tool might work.

The FTC has released a new online privacy report that could reshape advertising, media and business on the Internet. A key element of the report is the creation of a "Do-Not-Track" mechanism for web browsers.

The story of BrightScope: Data drives the innovation economy

BrightScope uses government data to clarify 401(k) plans, and it's making money along the way.

The story of Brightscope and 401(k) plan fees is one of the best government data-driven startup case studies in Gov 2.0, but it's not an open government data success story … yet.

The startups at the Expo Showcase

30 companies will vie for attention at the Web 2.0 Expo NY.

Startups are starved for attention, which is why this year's Web 2.0 Expo NY will feature a Startup Showcase. Take a look at the 30 companies selected to participate.

The VC-free startup

The big-bet model works on occasion in Silicon Valley, but it seldom works elsewhere.

The big-bet venture capital model works on occasion in Silicon Valley, but it seldom works elsewhere. Dale Dougherty mulls the trajectory of non-VC startups: the small firms that don't need an exit strategy because the business creates its own type of fulfillment.