News Cellar - Startup Profile

Start-up Satisfaction aims for “people-powered” customer service

By Mercury News
Monday, May 21st, 2007 at 12:01 am in Inside Silicon Valley.

cupcake.jpgWho hasn’t wished that customer service could be better online? A San Francisco start-up called Satisfaction will launch in the next month or so with the aim of improving online customer service by tapping the collective knowledge of users. The web application is akin to message boards and will allow users of certain products to help each other solve customer service issues. Companies can partner with Satisfaction and launch the discussion and help areas themselves, or users can start their own communities independent of companies. 

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News Cellar - Startup / Entrepreneurship

Best Indian Web Startups in 2008

Written By: Vardaan

List of best Indian web/ internet based startups in India that made a mark in Indian web arena in terms of quality and thus user base.

 

Large Scale Social Network

BigAdda.com has one of a first Indian based social networking portal after Google’s Orkut and has even manged to get large user base through excellent marketing strategies and brand i.e. Reliance. The portal is perpetually getting more user base even after months of its launch and one of a big reason being blog of Amitabh Bachachan on Bigadda.com.

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News Cellar - Making $$ on the Web

Want to know how to get rich? Me too

Sathnam Sanghera: Business Life
July 16, 2007

It was one of those days. In the space of a few hours I managed to reduce a friend to tears by inadvertently implying she was fat, wipe a day’s work by tripping over the cord of a laptop, and then lose the laptop in a violent mugging on the way home.

But worse to come the next day, in the form of a newspaper story about ukessays.com, which specialises in providing ghost-written essays for students. “The company made £90,000 in one week in May and the owner has a Ferrari and a Lamborghini in his garage,” it said, before quoting Barclay Littlewood, the 28-year-old entrepreneur behind it. “My overheads are pretty low . . . so I take about a third of the £1.6 million turnover.”

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Personal Growth - Psychology

Babies gravitate toward good Samaritans, study says

By Tom A. Peter / The Christian Science Monitor
Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:00 AM ET

Six- and 10-month-old babies are much more capable judges of character than previously thought. Not only can infants pick out a good Samaritan, they tend to identify with them, according to a Yale University study published in the journal Nature.

The study released last month presented babies with a diorama-like display of an anthropomorphic circle struggling to make it up a hill. Just when it appeared that all hope was lost, a heroic triangle appeared, and pushed the circle to the top. The round climber bounces, clearly elated to have reached the summit. The same scenario is played out again, only this time a square appears at the top of the hill and pushes the circle to the bottom.

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4.75M HDTV sets shipped in 2006 - 8.14.2007 : and shipments of 19.7M are expected by 2011, Research and Markets says.
 

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