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Do Online Reputation Management Services Work?

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2008-05-01 09:28.
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Google the name of your company right now. See anything you don't like? If you do, at least a dozen services promise they can make it disappear.

An industry of online fixers is sprouting to defend clients against damaging information on the Web. With potential customers increasingly heading online to research products and services, bad reviews or complaints that turn up in a search can mean lost business. Reputation management services promise to highlight positive pages and bury offending sites deep in search results.

New Twist On Selling Ideas Online

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2008-04-26 19:05.
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Small businesses looking to find a hot idea -- or trying to sell a hot idea to a big company -- are about to get some help.

RapidRepair.Com Success Story

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2008-04-23 19:12.
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Four years ago, when Ben Levy broke his iPod after tinkering with it, he began searching online forums for a solution. What he discovered, however, was that many people were in the same boat and Apple's warranty often didn't cover certain repairs, or they were very costly.

How To Make Half A Million Dollars A Year With A Free Book Exchange Site

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2008-04-22 10:13.
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Like some of the luckiest people in high tech, John Buckman made a mint on his first company and now dabbles in passion projects.

But one of his latest companies may prove he's more than just lucky, at least if you buy the Silicon Valley adage: Strike it rich once, you're lucky. Twice, you're smart.

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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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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The Story Behind Dooce.Com

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

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