Yesterday 37signals founder Jason Fried posted about the team's upcoming contact management app called Highrise. The goal of the app is to help you manage contact information in a better way than relying on Post-its or your current software-based customer relationship management (CRM) tool. Think of it like a Rolodex but with collaboration and more space to write things down. Many people can have access to the same records at once, and from the announcement, 37signals thinks they can do better than your current CRM.
In many ways Highrise is a solution for a problem with Web communication technology: … Read more
PairUp launched today at the Demo 07 conference. The service helps business travelers network with others going to the same event or locale. PairUp imports your Microsoft Outlook contacts, or you could also add them by name and e-mail address. You then enter basic trip information like hotel name, flight numbers, and the purpose of the visit, along with privacy options for how much of that information will be shared with others. When it finds connections with other PairUp users, it lets you know. From there you can contact those with similar travel plans and potentially save on shared expenses … Read more
How do you say 'I love you' to an enginerd? To a fan of Sylar on Heroes? With cogs and gears, apparently.
As Uncrate points out, Red Envelope is offering these watch gear cufflinks for $125. They are an alternative, I suppose, to the silver baubles already offered by a certain company with a signature blue box.
Forget the bolt-shaped cufflinks and wow him or her with "antique watch works." (Yes, women wear French cuffs, too.)
Red Envelope says that ordering by February 7 with only ground shipping will still get them there by Valentine's Day.
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My-Currency is designed to bust through friends' recommendations and real-estate advertising campaigns in order to help you find the agents with the best knowledge of their market, as shown by how well they predict the outcomes of real estate transactions.
(WARNING: This post contains spoilers for the Legend of Zelda games.)
I've been playing a lot of Twilight Princess lately, and I can honestly say that it is a great Zelda game. It's possibly the best one I've played since Ocarina of Time, and it might be even a little bit better. It also made me notice an important fact about the Legend of Zelda series: almost all truly great Zelda games subscribe to the Zelda pattern.
The Zelda pattern is this: collect three things in three dungeons, go through a big plot twist (the "Zelda … Read more
Netflix is set to launch its long-awaited movie download service over the next six months. The new service, which will be sold separately and also as part of the regular Netflix subscription plans, bills movies on time, not on amount. For instance, plans will have various tiers of movie times, and each streaming movie counts against that time. Think of it as an allowance.
Netflix is also launching a new service called Program which lets users watch portions of movies as opposed to the whole thing, in essence, turning Netflix into a YouTube for movie clips.
There will be about … Read more