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  • 1. zhen sun  |  February 1, 2007 at 11:20 am

    Thanks for giving us a mention.

    keep it up!

    zhen

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  • 2. Word Hugger  |  September 30, 2007 at 6:30 am

    I love the site, whether you actively promote it or not, it was still a good read. =)

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  • 3. georgiafeedback  |  September 30, 2007 at 6:49 am

    Thanks Word Hugger .. I just startred compiling stories fro my own use .. I dont really promote it because I am not making any money from it …but I have a lot of interesting stories ..

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  • 4. philip tadros  |  March 13, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    METROPROPER LAUNCHES TO CONNECT LOCAL BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITY
    MetroProper Combines Elements of Social and Community Sites

    Chicago, IL (Date) – As many community networks have boomed through the past decade, MetroProper has launched to truly connect businesses and community members in a simplified, streamlined manner, bringing the best of many sites into a one-stop shop for local residents.

    MetroProper acts as the parent site to the 400 localized metropolitan area community sub-sites, where local businesses and community members can comment on local attractions, events. Centered around a local scene, MetroProper offers local business listings and reviews via citizen journalism.

    MetroProper combines elements of several social and community sites into one online experience, organized into a more locally-focused, friendly format. Each site offers many options including:

    Citizen Media Features: Commenting, tagging, RSS feeds, forums and bookmarking which allow community members to play an active role in reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information about their hometown events and businesses.

    Company/Business Features: Classified ads, event listings on top of businesses profiles allow businesses a targeted way to reach their audiences. Search results are extremely geographic, too, which is a friendly, accessible format for users to find local companies.

    MetroProper was founded by Philip Tadros, a Chicago entrepreneur who built the site to help users find new local businesses and people.

    “I have opened many storefronts, particularly coffee houses, and been able to create a productive, engaging and safe off line environment,” said MetroProper CEO Philip Tadros. “My goal with MetroProper is to mirror a coffee shop like atmosphere that is additionally inviting and relaxing.”

    A Proper Business

    MetroProper is nearly tailor made for small business owners or businesses who desire a bigger online presence. A standard business listing and personal profile for business owners and companies is no charge. Business profiles, which are expanded content in near “Myspace-like” format with a customized page, is available for a nominal fee. The business profiles allow a more charming, down to earth, intelligent, productive way to engage with their community.

    Business owners can advertise sales, specials, events or news on MetroProper, which can be read directly from that companies’ personalized page.

    Also, unlike Google or Yelp, where companies can pay to get to the top of a list, MetroProper acts more democratically. Companies can only be at the top of the MetroProper search engine by number of votes or “props.”

    “The main differentiator for MetroProper is its explicit devotion to driving people to do things offline,” said Tadros. “We aren’t necessarily encouraging online sales but for community members to see more of what businesses are offering and to see them in person.”

    For more information, visit http://www.metroproper.com

    Past Accolades:

    — The New York Times : Small Business Blog “Serial Entrepreneur” (2008)
    — Midwest Business : Midwest Minute on Social Networks (2008)
    — Ireland Local : The common currency of the community is “props” (2008)
    — Crain’s Chicago Business : Focus: Young Entrepreneurs “THE IDEA MAN” (2007)
    — Somewhat Frank : “give individuals and small business tools” (2007)
    — Where : “Community 2.0 and the Built Environment” (2007)
    — Chicago Tribune : “social networks lure wave of entrepreneurs” (2007)
    — Silicon Valley Watcher : “Metroproper: On The Radar” (2007)
    — TechCrunch : “business or personal profiles with citizen journalism” (2007)
    — Knock The Hustle : “Comfortable is a good word to describe Phil” (2006)
    — Centerstage Chicago : Dollop is a true “coffee home” (2005)
    — Daily Northwestern : “Filling Chicago’s Communal Cup” (2002)
    — Chicago Reader : What’s New “There’s a lot going on” (2002)

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  • 5. Jelle de Bruin  |  May 15, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    COMPARISON WEBSITE FOR WEB APPLICATIONS LAUNCHED

    Internet Startup makes Finding the Best Online Application Easy

    Breda, the Netherlands May 15, 2008 — The ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) principle is rapidly gaining popularity. The uprise of innovative online applications makes traditional and expensive software unnecessary. Examples of successful web applications are video service YouTube and free music service Last.fm. To bring some structure and insight into the endless possibilities, the website http://www.AppAppeal.com has been launched. The goal of this website is to inform consumers as comprehensively as possible about all the possibilities SaaS web applications have to offer.

    Worldwide Popularity

    Because of the many advantages offered by web applications in comparison to traditional desktop software, the use of there applications are undergoing a global and explosive growth.
    Web applications can be accessed and used from any workstation equipped with a webbrowser, such as Internet Explorer. Hence, users are not constrained to one workstation for reading email or the editing and storing of text documents. “Both consumers and professional users can benefit tremendously from a transition to web-based applications,” says Sytse Sijbrandij, co-founder of AppAppeal.com, “web-based applications are the future, for instance Microsoft is developing an online version of Microsoft Office.”

    Web Applications make Traditional Software Obsolete

    In contrast to traditional software, web applications are often free to use and users to not have to deal with hassle such as installations, updates or workstations which freeze. Moreover, there are many services around, which allow users to share documents with other users, for example Flickr for photo’s, YouTube for videos and Google Docs for text documents.
    Because all documents are stored on external servers, users do not run the risk of losing important documents when a workstation crashes. Co-founder of the website Jelle de Bruin: “web application users are no longer bound to the workstations at home or at work, instead they can access their documents whenever and where-ever they want.” He adds: “through AppAppeal.com users can base their choice for a particular web application on the reviews published on this website.”

    Launch Comparison Website

    Despite the advantages of online services as opposed to traditional software, many users are not fully aware of the possibilities offered by various applications. Moreover, new applications are launched every day. In order to make the choice for the application which suits the needs of a user and to stay up-to-date with the latest news, the website http://www.appappeal.com has been launched.
    On this website, elaborate and independent reviews of web applications can be found. All applications are organized in categories such as “Blogging”, “Personal Finance” and “Wiki Hosting”.
    The website is still being developed. Soon, tools will be added to create an interactive community around web-based applications. The goal is, to become the No. 1 online community in web applications. The website is developed by the internet startup Comcoaster, founded by Sytse Sijbrandij and Jelle de Bruin.

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  • 6. Edwin Christian  |  November 28, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Hello

    Great blog. I love it. Please keep it up.

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  • 7. kene72  |  December 12, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    No need to apologize for what you enjoy. This blog can become a one stop shop for motivating stories.

    Keep it up.

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  • 8. Sebastian Deutsch  |  June 16, 2009 at 2:58 am

    Hi,

    may I introduce you http://img.ly, which is a twitter based photo sharing service. Okay – yet another one? No! With img.ly you can tag twitterusers on the photos, which makes twitter a lot more social and a lot more fun (especially for tweetups).

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  • 9. George Chidi  |  June 28, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    We have a new blog at Company.com — Startup Boardroom. Our first post is at http://bit.ly/97zQoL. We’ve asked a couple of dozen experts in small business the question; What’s the worst mistake small business people make, from your perspective? Our contributors include a former congressman, a New York trendspotter, a fraud catcher, a Bank of America market president, a professor of entrepreneurship, and others. I hope you find that interesting.

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  • 10. thierry  |  November 12, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Alternative finance site
    interest free for 62 days

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  • 11. Ash Gilpin  |  April 23, 2011 at 4:28 am

    Hello! I came across your site on a Google search for “startups”

    My team and I at Eyepinch.com just launched a new website, TastyDuel – a fun game to rank your favorite restaurants, unlock exclusive Tasty Deals and share your recommendations with friends. We’ve recently been featured in KillerStartups and Springwise. We’d love for you all to have a look at our site!

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