RockMelt: An Innovative Social Media Web Browser

A new social media web browser called RockMelt is getting a lot of buzz online, despite being a startup whose early access version was only released on November 8, 2010. Where other similar endeavors might fade into obscurity taking years to get noticed, this browser has become a quick topic of conversation. The name of its developers — Tim Howes and Eric Vishria — may not ring a bell, but once you hear who’s behind the project, it will all begin to fall into place.
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OpenSky Platform Helps Bloggers Monetize Their Blogs

There’s been a lot of buzz on the Internet these days about a fairly new, one-year old platform called OpenSky that is hoping to “re-imagine retail.” The company, which has a small team of about 20 working at their headquarters in New York, boasts some decent numbers in a fairly short amount of time. Currently, there are 248 people using the OpenSky platform to sell products, with over 500 suppliers distributing their goods through the platform. All in all, OpenSky reaches about 4 million shoppers each and every month; not too shabby.
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Mapping Twitter Trends with Trendsmap

Though it could easily be argued that Trendsmap, a website that maps Twitter trends across the world in real-time, is just riding Twitter’s coattails into popularity, there’s no denying that being able to “see what the global, collective mass of humanity is discussing right now” is pretty amazing, to say the least.
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