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Baynote's 'Wisdom of Community' Approach to E-Commerce Receives $10.75M Series B Boost

Social Computing Magazine - May 8, 2007 – "Baynote boosts conversion rates and improves the online experience because it understands what customers desire rather than just what they click on," said Dan Beldy, managing director, Steamboat Ventures, as it was announced that Baynote, provider of content guidance software for the business web, secured $10.75 million in Series B funding, led by Steamboat, the venture capital arm of The Walt Disney Company. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Flip Video a Must Have

Detroit Free Press - May 7, 2007 – There's an inexpensive new video camera that is a must-have for your summer fun bag. It's called the Flip Video and, of all the gizmos and gadgets I get to test out, it's the first must-buy item I've seen this year. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Baynote Joins Omniture Genesis Network to Optimize the Web Experience Through Community-Guided Recommendations

OREM, Utah and CUPERTINO - May 2, 2007 – Omniture, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMTR), a leading provider of online business optimization software, and Baynote, the leader in content guidance software for the business web, today announced a strategic partnership that will integrate Baynote's Content Guidance platform with Omniture SiteCatalyst. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Baynote Secures $10.75 Million in Series B Funding Led by Steamboat Ventures

CUPERTINO, Calif., - April 3, 2007 – Baynote, Inc., the leader in content guidance software for the business web, today announced that the Company has secured $10.75 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Steamboat Ventures, the venture capital arm of The Walt Disney Company, with participation from Series A investors Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, JK&B Capital and Chess Ventures. Concurrent with the investment, Dan Beldy, managing director of Steamboat Ventures, has joined Baynote's Board of Directors. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

An Ad Upstart Forces Google to Open Up a Little

The New York Times- February 26, 2007 – Google and Yahoo have been fighting it out over which company will dominate the online advertising business, with Google maintaining the upper hand so far. But in the competition for contextual text ads – those small sponsored links that run adjacent to related articles online – both companies are facing a challenge from a tiny but growing adversary named Quigo Technologies, a New York-based ad service that bills itself as an alternative to the giants. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Think MySpace, but for Local Businesses

BusinessWeek Online- February 22, 2007 – When tech entrepreneurs Wayne Yamamato, 43, and Ben Smith, 38, met back in 2004, they decided they would start a business together one day. Their 'aha' moment arrived at one of their weekly brainstorming meetings at a Palo Alto [Calif.] coffee shop, after spotting a sign advertising both a hot dog hut and a bike shop across the street. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Next Generation Sport & Event Ticket Management Software Turns Ticket Inventories into Easily Managed Corporate Assets

LOS ANGELES- February 21, 2007 – RazorGator introduces TicketOS, the first ticket management platform developed to save companies millions, turn sponsorship expenditures into attractive ROI investments and simplify the compliance and reporting process. Through TicketOS, companies can now outsource their ticket management function to the domain experts at RazorGator on a platform that manages ticket inventories as portfolio investments, offers real-time tracking to help reduce the number of wasted tickets, and includes digital ticketing to reduce mailing costs. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

RazorGator Experiences Offers Exclusive Hospitality Packages for NCAA Men's Final Four

LOS ANGELES - February 20, 2007 – RazorGator Experiences, the leading full-service event experience company in the sports and entertainment markets, announced today they will serve as The National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) official hospitality provider for the NCAA Men's Final Four. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Fast Food Chains Banking on Their Own Score This Super Bowl

SAN DIEGO - (Business Wire)- February 1, 2007 – Quick service restaurants are gearing up for the anticipated "Super Bowl surge" this February. But, some will be more prepared than others to handle additional customer transactions, all because of a relatively new, but growing, guest-service technique that has the industry a-buzz: Let guests handle their own orders. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

Quigo Selected by AlwaysOn Media as First Among Top 100 Private Companies

NEW YORK- January 17, 2007 – Quigo, a pioneer and leading provider of site-targeted, auction-based, pay-per-click advertising, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn Media as first among the nation's Top 100 Private Companies. The AO Media 100 is a power list of the top private digital media companies. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

MerchantCircle Launches First Online Solution for Business Owners to Manage All Aspects of Web Identity

LOS ALTOS, Cal if. - December 11, 2006 – MerchantCircle today announced the availability of Web Identity Manager (WIM), the first solution designed specifically for local business owners to manage their online reputation by aggregating company listings, reviews and online ratings from several local search sites. READ FULL ARTICLE >>

VoodooVox Expands Country's Largest In-Call Advertising Network

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/- September 20, 2006 – VoodooVox, a pioneer and leading provider of targeted audio advertising, today announced that Univision and ABC Radio will join VoodooVox's In-Call Network, an audio advertising network that inserts marketing campaigns into the call volume of high call volume industries. READ FULL ARTICLE >>