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FizzyLab’s Sticky Proposition

Dozens of Internet startups, many of them Seattle-based, want to help the big online publishers make money (and take a cut of that,...

Qpass: Digitize & Monetize

About $5 billion worth of stuff was sold online in the first three months of 2000. And the vast majority of it was...

The Crocodile Chronicles

"Adult e-commerce," aka online pornography, is a big but nasty business that suffers from an overwhelming amount of competition and many Ponzi-like...

Things are Starting to Clique

Have you picked up a popular magazine lately? Probably not with one hand--they're so thick with ads. Now, Clique.com is offering publishers...

Online Merchants’ Little Helper

When people go to a store, they usually buy something. Not so on the Internet. Only 2% of online shoppers actually become customers....

Salesguy.com: Writing Great Fiction

"You and a client spend $200 at a strip club; how do you get your company to pick up the tab?" This is...

iCARumba Is Getting Ready to Roll

After 20 years at Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Debra Walker decided to take a walk on the wild side: she and Ken ...

The Niche Meister behind Workz.com

Wall Street has fallen hard and fast for this pitch: a single website that caters to virtually all small-business needs. Witness the meteoric...

The Hazards of Online Advertising

Seattle's Internet startups are pretty skeptical about the benefits of online advertising. That's one of the main things we learned at the ...

Demo Club Rocks On

The Demo Club investment forum (Feb. 7 at the Speakeasy Café) was well orchestrated, despite the informal, clubby atmosphere. The earnest entrepreneurs...