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Startups That Came Back From The Dead

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2008-04-20 17:20.
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We’ve all seen the usual success story: a 20-something programmer gets an idea, launches a website, and within months he’s already got huge traffic, multi-million dollar exit options and an interview with Wired. All the traffic graphs go straight up without faltering even for a day.

'Lonelygirl' Gets Popular With Investors

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2008-04-19 18:09.
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Producers of the Internet-video serial "lonelygirl15" -- once thought to be an amateur project but later revealed to be the product of professionals -- have raised $5 million from prominent technology investors to expand and introduce new online shows.

Try A Wine

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2008-04-18 08:42.
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http://www.wineside.net/

Wine may be enjoying new popularity, but that doesn't mean the average consumer isn't still daunted by the knowledge it takes to pick a bottle they'll like. We've written about several efforts to simplify the process, and now WineSide is taking a novel approach by offering wines packaged in sample-sized tubes.

Profiting From Swapping Video Games Online

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2008-04-17 10:24.
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Pretty clever idea, don't you agree?

Franchising For Kids

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2008-04-12 08:57.
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http://www.franchild.com/

The Story Behind Dooce.Com

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2008-04-11 09:23.
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Dooce.com

Lots of businesses get hate mail, but few owners react the way Heather Armstrong does. She prints out nasty emails, puts them in her driveway and drives over them with her car. "That's the attitude I have," she says, "and it's made my life a thousand percent better."

Rentals Are For Anything

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2008-04-10 11:25.
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http://www.crybabycomforts.com/

When someone goes on vacation with their family, chances are they don’t have the room to bring along the stroller and other big things that are needed once they’re at their destination. Rather than seeing it as a problem, Lisa Cook saw that as a business opportunity.

Google Maps That Tell Stories

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2008-04-09 11:58.
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http://www.wetellstories.co.uk/

It seems a fair statement to say that the art of storytelling has not yet caught up with the Internet's capabilities, at least not in the mainstream. A new project from UK-based Penguin Books' digital fiction group, however, is using the power of the Internet to tell stories in new and surprising ways.

Shoe Art That's Profitable Too

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2008-04-08 09:32.
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http://www.ndeur.com/

We've already written about companies that let consumers customize their own dresses, lingerie and duvets, and now Toronto-based design firm Ndeur offers customized, hand-painted shoes.

How To Make Money With Videoblogs

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2008-04-04 10:25.
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One of my favorite ways to make money online is with videoblogs. By videoblogs I don't mean your own clips (though I am a big fan of talented people like ZeFrank), but rather setting up a nich video site with 100% content provided by Google Video or You Tube.

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