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Value Prop Twitter Style: “Ranker is a social site/platform for ranking anything, powered by semantic technology that aggregates opinions into ‘wisdom of crowds’ rankings” Clark...

Interview: Clark Benson, Founder & CEO of Ranker.com

Value Prop Twitter Style: “Ranker is a social site/platform for ranking anything, powered by semantic technology that aggregates opinions into ‘wisdom of crowds’ rankings” Clark Benson is the Founder and CEO of Ranker.com. Prior to Ranker, Clark founded four other successful companies, including eCrush, which he sold to the Hearst Corporation in 2007. Ranker helps Internet users find the most appropriate answers to questions that benefit from the wisdom of crowds. It does this by providing simple tools which facilitate crowed sourced lists. Such lists are constantly evaluated and refined by the millions of users who visit Ranker.com each month, resulting in a repository of objective, unbiased consumer rankings.
Article first published as Isaac Garcia - Taking Down Microsoft on Technorati. Messenger: Isaac Garcia, Co-Founder and CEO of Central Desktop, former Co-Founder of Upgradebase....

Interview: Isaac Garcia of Central Desktop

Article first published as Isaac Garcia - Taking Down Microsoft on Technorati. Messenger: Isaac Garcia, Co-Founder and CEO of Central Desktop, former Co-Founder of Upgradebase. Central Desktop was founded in 2005 to provide an easy-to-use, SaaS collaboration solution to the SMB market. The company initially focused on self-serve users who purchased the solution online, competing with the likes of Basecamp and GoPlan. However, over the past several years, Central Desktop's collaboration software has increased in functionality such that it is now a credible competitor to Microsoft's SharePoint. In the interview below, Co-Founder and CEO of Central Desktop, former Co-Founder of Upgradebase, discusses this transition and what it feels like to be in Microsoft's crosshairs. You can watch the video below or watch it on YouTube by clicking here: What follows is a summary which paraphrases the interviewee's responses. For exact quotes, watch the video. Value Prop Twitter Style:  Central Desktop is: "a cloud-based social collaboration platform for businesses."
This article originally appeared on Technorati: You can watch my 14-minute interview with Jason Nazar, Founder and CEO of Docstoc below. If you prefer to...

Interview: Jason Nazar of Docstoc

This article originally appeared on Technorati: You can watch my 14-minute interview with Jason Nazar, Founder and CEO of Docstoc below. If you prefer to read a summary of Jason's responses, they are included below. If you have questions for Jason, please include them in the comments section. Messenger: Jason Nazar, Founder and CEO, Docstoc. Value Prop Twitter Style: Docstoc's mission is to: "Make every small business better"
Messenger:  Angie Hicks, Co-Founder Angie’s List

Interview: Angie Hicks of Angie’s List

Messenger:  Angie Hicks, Co-Founder Angie’s List
Messenger: Dan Engel, Co-Founder and CEO, SaaSy, Co-Founder and CEO, FastSpring, former Marketing Manager at Google, VP of Market Development at Picasa  Value Prop Twitter...

Interview: Dan Engel of SaaSy

Messenger: Dan Engel, Co-Founder and CEO, SaaSy, Co-Founder and CEO, FastSpring, former Marketing Manager at Google, VP of Market Development at Picasa  Value Prop Twitter Style: SaaSy is: “the 1st all-in-one payment & subscription management service designed for SaaS, Web service, & Web 2.0 companies”
Messenger: Ryan Rifkin, Co-Founder & VP of Operations, Burstly, Co-Founder & Sr. Director of Partnerships at TagWorld/Flux (sold to Viacom) Value Prop Twitter Style: Burstly...

Interview: Ryan Rifkin of Burstly

Messenger: Ryan Rifkin, Co-Founder & VP of Operations, Burstly, Co-Founder & Sr. Director of Partnerships at TagWorld/Flux (sold to Viacom) Value Prop Twitter Style: Burstly is: “A monetization platform for iOS and Android app developers”
Messenger: Clark Landry, Co-Founder, GraphEffect, Co-Founder, TagWorld (sold to Viacom) Co-Founder, Top Level  Domain Holdings (AIM TLDH), Seed Investor Adconion and Traffic Marketplace (sold to...

Interview: Clark Landry of GraphEffect

Messenger: Clark Landry, Co-Founder, GraphEffect, Co-Founder, TagWorld (sold to Viacom) Co-Founder, Top Level  Domain Holdings (AIM TLDH), Seed Investor Adconion and Traffic Marketplace (sold to Vivendi). Value Prop Twitter Style: GraphEffect is: "A product that helps clients advertise more effectively on Facebook."
Messenger: Seth Epstein, Co-Founder and CEO SocialStay, former Founder and CEO of FUEL (acquired by Razorfish), Emmy winner for work on X-Games and re-brander of...

Interview: Seth Epstein of SocialStay

Messenger: Seth Epstein, Co-Founder and CEO SocialStay, former Founder and CEO of FUEL (acquired by Razorfish), Emmy winner for work on X-Games and re-brander of ESPN’s Sport’s Center.  Seth attended UCSB but dropped out to start a denim company.  Value Prop Twitter Style:  SocialStay is:"An easy to set up & manage mobile platform designed for the hospitality industry.  It drives revenue & engages guests."
Messenger: Thorsten von Eicken, RightScale’s Co-Founder and CTO, Chief Architect at Citrix Online (formerly Expertcity) and Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University and UC...

Interview: Thorsten von Eicken of RightScale

Messenger: Thorsten von Eicken, RightScale’s Co-Founder and CTO, Chief Architect at Citrix Online (formerly Expertcity) and Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University and UC Santa Barbara
Messenger: Lynda Weinman, Co-Founder and Executive Chair, lynda.com and author of Designing Web Graphics, a world-wide bestseller, translated into 15 languages Value Prop Twitter Style:...

Interview: Lynda Weinman of Lynda.com

Messenger: Lynda Weinman, Co-Founder and Executive Chair, lynda.com and author of Designing Web Graphics, a world-wide bestseller, translated into 15 languages Value Prop Twitter Style: Lynda.com is: “The best, new, online way to learn how to use your software. Search for a specific answer or learn something new from start to finish. ”
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