My Friends Were Busy While I Was Gone
Nov 26, 2006
I just gone done with my quarterly week off the grid. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – Amy and I spent it chilling out in Keystone. I had a little trouble disconnecting – finally shutting off all of my computers on Wednesday morning. Even though lots of folks took the long weekend off, a few of my portfolio companies pushed out some neat new stuff.
- NewsGator Enterprise On-Demand: NewsGator just went beta with their new Enterprise On-Demand RSS product. Enterprise RSS – but via a SaaS model. Its code name was NGOD, but apparently my marketing friends decided to be non-religious and call it NGEOD.
- Lijit Identities: At our last board meeting, we spent a lot of time talking about people, identities, and content linked to a particular user. Since many web services are now republishing user information via RSS, I speculated that it would be nice to have a simple UI for associating content in different services with me. Voila. Remember my post on Sync vs. Slurp vs. Spew? This would be a good example of Slurp.
- Judy’s Book Store Pages: Wanna see some Apple deals? Or Gap deals? While I’m near the outlet stores in Silverthorne, I’d rather shop on-line.
There were a couple of others (FeedBurner in Russia anyone) but those were the ones that caught my attention as I got caught up from my self-imposed electronic exile.