Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Welcome to StyleFeeder

StyleFeeder is a website designed for the style savvy. On this site, Internet connoisseurs join together to rate their favorite products and add them to wish lists. You’ll never have to wait for your next copy of Wired or Vogue to see what is in.

Dina Pradel, a member of the StyleFeeder team, shared some details about the company with Business Quickie readers:

Sunday, August 5, 2007

The Business Quickie

I'm a blogger for a business blog called The Business Quickie. It started with some graduates from UF. The site is relaunching this month. Stay tuned!

Gardner Burke Antiques

Garnder Burke Antiques sells high quality authentic antique porcelain, including American Belleek and Limoges, and antique crystal.

I'm the webmaster for the site! Check it out here.

From Domino's to Catholicism

In 1998, when Domino’s founder, Tom Monaghan, sold the Domino’s company for $1 billion, he immediately invested $400 million dollars and founded Ave Maria College.

The college was located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. By 2000, Monaghan founded the Ave Maria School of Law. Both campuses are set to relocate to Ave Maria, a Catholic-inspired town in Southwestern Florida.

On Saturday, the town will open to the public, and the two campuses will move in the following week.

According to USA Today, Monaghan “created a stir last year when he was quoted as having said in a speech to a Catholic men's conference that pharmacies wouldn't be allowed to stock condoms or birth control pills and that cable TV would show no pornography.”

Even with all the controversy surrounding Ave Maria, Florida, many people around the US are looking forward to relocate their homes to this Catholic town. Perhaps they’ll even eat complimentary Domino’s pizza. Learn more here.

Web 2.0 Defined

Are you still confused about what Web 2.0 means? Here is a comparative analysis of Web 1.0 vs 2.0 from darrenbarefoot.com :
Web 1.0 was about reading, Web 2.0 is about writing
Web 1.0 was about companies, Web 2.0 is about communities
Web 1.0 was about client-server, Web 2.0 is about peer to peer
Web 1.0 was about HTML, Web 2.0 is about XML
Web 1.0 was about home pages, Web 2.0 is about blogs
Web 1.0 was about services sold over the web, Web 2.0 is about web services

Learn more here.

What Happened to Facebook?

I tried to log on to Facebook today, and each time I tried the site was down. The message on the homepage said, "Facebook is temporarily unavailable. We are working on it."

So what happened to Facebook today? One blogger believes that Facebook was hacked. His argument seems convincing. Another blogger believes it might have been proxy issues. You can follow more of the story here.

What do you think?

Shoeboxed.com -- Welcome to the Consumer Revolution.

Shoeboxed has finally arrived. Just last week, the site opened up to the online public. If you’ve ever wanted to make a purchase online (and who hasn’t?) – a shoeboxed.com account would make your purchase easier and safer. It’s free, private, minimizes spam, organizes your online receipts, and protects you from identity theft.

The site has a strong foundation. The seed investor of Shoeboxed.com is Michael Brehm, the CEO of StudiVZ.net (Germany’s equivalent of Facebook). Shoeboxed is on its way to becoming one of the core sites for internet shoppers.

Shoeboexed is one of the hottest start-ups. The popular vlog, Rocketboom.com, covered Shoeboxed a few days ago. You can check it out here.

Dan Englander, the Shoeboxed press contact, explained the site:
Ninety percent of Internet users get unwanted spam in their e-mail inboxes; Shoeboxed is poised to rectify this and is committed to keeping your personal e-mail personal—the way it was meant to be…Users create free accounts at Shoeboxed and are given @shoeboxed.com e-mail addresses. Then, whenever they make online purchases, they make sure that they tell the store that they would like to receive receipts and notifications via their Shoeboxed e-mails.

Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were

"It’s not a pipeline problem. It’s about loneliness, competition and deeply rooted barriers." Read more in the NYT .