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AOL Sponsors Web AIM Mashup Competition

AOL and TopCoder, Inc., today announced the Web AIM Mashup Competition. Web AIM is AOL’s new APIs that enables users to integrate AIM features directly into web sites and online communities.

AOL Calls Developers On AIM Phoneline

A programming contest for the most innovative and useful applications on the AIM Phoneline platform will pay out $4,500 in prizes.

10x 2.0

The traditional venture capital invests disruptive technologies that provide a 10 fold improvement and generate 10x return.

Sourceforge has New Competition from Google
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This is the best post I’ve found on Google’s new Code Project Hosting.

Europe’s Competition Double Standard

When it comes to US-based companies like Microsoft and Apple, the European Union thinks they should open the doors on their intellectual property to competitors; when it comes to municipalities competing with broadband providers, the EU’s stance is downright American.

Demystifying Your Competitor’s Ranking Successes

We have all been there, “how the heck do they always get #1?” It is a constant frustration for many a client and, well, even myself occasionally.

CRM Secrets – Winning Strategies to Beat Your Competition

Winning accounts and gaining customers is a natural part of running an organization, but, without the proper tools, it is sometimes difficult to know how you compare with your competitors.

Hitwise Scopes Out The Competition
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Want to know why your competitor’s website is so successful? Hitwise unveiled a service today that gives clients a glimpse into what your nemesis is doing right. Called Hitwise Conversions, the data reporting service outlines how online users navigate within specific sections of competitive websites.

Bloggers Should Think Coo-petition, Not Competition

Jason Calacanis chastises the WSJ for not directly linking to bloggers. He wants the WSJ to give blogs the credit of a direct link rather than hiding behind Javascript code. That’s touching.

Googles Guana Believe, Begin, Become
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Google’s philanthropic arm, the Google Foundation, and TechnoServe, a nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurs in developing countries, kicked off their “Believe Begin Become” business plan competition in the impoverished West African nation of Guana. Applications for acceptance opened Tuesday.

King Content Takes Queen Interactivity

Content, content, content is the mantra that has been driving Web designers for quite some time. The importance of content hasn’t waned – no, not in the slightest – but the results of a decade-long study released by the Web Marketing Association that the focus on content is a bit myopic. The more evolved Netizen is more difficult to impress.

ASP.Net: Great Products, Great Caching

Fans of ASP.Net products can vote for their choice in the asp.netPro Readers’ Choice Awards online; also, Gadgetopia’s Deane Barker praises the “Output Cache” directive.

Sergey Smokes Larry In Hotties Competition

Valleywag is running “Valleywag Hotties“, a competition asking who the hottest man in geekdom is.

Googling The Competition: Mazda v. Pontiac

After General Motors made a call to television viewers to “Google” the Pontiac brand name, it didn’t take long for Mazda to launch a keyword counterattack. Sponsored search results carried the echo of Mazda marketing snickers as Pontiac searchers were invited to a side-by-side comparison under the link title “Pontiac vs. Mazda.”

Google, iPod Give Noogies To Competition

Nearly three times as many shoppers chose Google over Yahoo! to search for holiday bargains. If a percent were a person, MSN was searched by a dwarf-only .79% of Shopping and Classified site traffic originated from Redmond. And if you’re name’s “mp3 player,” you’ll always be the less talented and unnoticed older brother of iPod. Welcome, MSN and mp3 player, to Charlie Murphy status.

Google Box Has Competition

We are at the beginning of the battle for brand recognition in the Web-to-TV market. As the broadband revolution climbs to critical mass usability, there will be little difference between the Web and TV.

Competitive Marketing Analysis

The keyword in this phrase gives us a hint – “competitive”. The competitive marketing analysis is an in-depth study of your businesss competition and the markets available to you in order to ensure your advertising and public relations budget dollars are spent where they will be most effective.

Creative-Weblogging: Ripoff Or Just Competition?

Jason Calacinis has been incensed over the existence of Creative-Weblogging for some time, and now he’s calling in the litigation airstrike.

Keywords, Competition And Being Number One – Uncovering The Algorithm

By following these steps you will see that most closely guarded secret– the search algorithm. Remember the movie “The Matrix?” The Matrix is there, you just can’t see it. So is the search algorithm.

Using Trade Shows to Investigate Your Competition

Your company is in a precarious position. The marketplace is changing daily. New companies enter the industry. Your competitors are constantly unveiling new products, new services, and/or new marketing strategies. How do you keep up with – or even better, how do you anticipate — these changes?

Municipal WiFiUnfair Competition?

Philadelphia joins the list of the latest municipalities looking to install a city-wide wireless network. As HP and Earthlink place their bids for the project, regional ISPs are crying foul for understandable fears that tax-supported wireless networks will drive them out of business.