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Boxing with the Cloud

Read the article …and my favorite social/collaborative start-up, Sococo, can make use of as part of its amazing visual communications/collaboration environment. There’s  and Chatter. The list seems endless. The Analytical Box. We’re only just starting to crack the nut on how to use metadata for business advantage, and the folks at  seem […]

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Polo, Churchill and charity come to Santa Rosa

By STEVE HART THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Sir Winston Churchill would have enjoyed the scene at the Wine Country Polo Club in Santa Rosa, where polo teams played a charity match Saturday. “My grandfather would have loved to be here, watching a sport he loved so much,” said Celia Sandys, granddaughter of the British wartime leader […]

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Santa Rosa Polo Event

Churchill’s kin to present trophy at Santa Rosa polo event By JOHN BECK FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Celia Sandys remembers early mornings as a young girl, running into her Grandpapa’s room while he had breakfast in bed and then making the rounds with him to feed the fish, pigs and black swans that lived on […]

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Useful Sites for Small Business

Whether you’re running a business out of your den or from a penthouse in the sky, you don’t have time or money to waste on second-rate tools. These well-designed services and resources are among the best the Web offers for small and midsize businesses. Some include apps for smartphones and downloads for your desktop, but […]

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Favorite Startups: Schedulicity

Schedulicity is an online appointment management and booking tool for SMBs to track customers, schedule employees and create pop-up offers. Unbooked appointments are perishable inventory for SMBs, similar to ripe bananas on a grocery store shelf that get moldy before they’re bought. While daily deals sites may be a shaky marketing proposition for many small […]

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DemoBeat: Schedulicity adds tools

Online appointment booking startup Schedulicity on Tuesday announced it will now offer a service called “Pop-Up Offers” that lets businesses post last-minute time slots with a discount in hopes of attracting more customers. “The worst thing in the service industry is to suddenly have an empty slot at 3 p.m.,” Schedulicity CEO Jerry Nettuno told […]

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Demo Fall Shows Products Aimed at Small Business

Michael J. Miller’s Forward Thinking Schedulicity has actually been offering businesses a way to manage their schedules online for a while. Ideal for businesses that typically require appointments, like health clubs and dance studios, Schedulicity has features like a Facebook widget to book appointments. At the Demo conference, the company added a new feature called […]

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Your Biggest Management Problems–Solved!

Earlier this week we polled BNET readers about the biggest management challenges they’re facing right now. You voted — in droves! And we were surprised by the results: Around 40 percent of you said that you’re drowning in emails and other busy work that keeps you from doing the more important things you should be […]

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DEMO Fall 2011

It’s time to launch your product. But where? Choosing the right platform to make your product’s first public appearance is critical. Sure, you have lots of choices, but none offer the access, interaction and validation of DEMO. For nearly 20 years we have built an unmatched track record of selecting, coaching, promoting and making successful […]

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Collaboration Tool Bets Bobbleheads Beat Avatars

Sococo may be just enough virtual reality for organizations wanting to add another dimension to corporate collaboration–but not necessarily three dimensions. Looking like a buddy list presence icon with eyes and a headset, a Sococo icon moves around the floor plan of a virtual office space like a chess piece moving around the board. You […]

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Sococo: Real Teamwork in Real Time, in the cloud

When Gene Roddenberry created the original “Star Trek” television series, he was adamant that the starship Enterprise be big enough to hold hundreds of people. Why? Because then it would be like a street, a large dormitory or an office. A random walk could lead to an unexpected adventure, conversation or great idea. That’s really […]

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Sococo: Real Teamwork in Real Time, in the Cloud

Michael Dortch Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research, Principal Analyst and Managing Editor, published on Aug. 17, 2011 When Gene Roddenberry created the original “Star Trek” television series, he was adamant that the starship Enterprise be big enough to hold hundreds of people. Why? Because then it would be like a street, a […]

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Local-social recommendation from Greg Sterling

Schedulicity emerges as a very strong competitor in a segment (online appointments) that is very crowded and not exciting for most people. But this is a pretty interesting platform, and a company that has lots of provocative roadmap ideas. David Galvan, formerly of Yahoo and Topix, is running BD for the company. Read the article

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Schedulicity helps manage daily deals

Daily deals sites Groupon and LivingSocial can be a big help to local businesses, or a major pain. Success rates vary, to put it delicately, and the sites (there are now more than 350 of them already) have love/hate polarizing effect among merchants using them. One segment in particular has it rough: appointment-based businesses like […]

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Sococo: Overcoming isolation in a wired future

Link to article There’s a tension at the heart of web working. Technology allows us to do our jobs nearly anywhere, and there’s plenty of appetite for the flexibility of location independence. GigaOM Pro research (subscription required) found that 34 percent of those whose business allows telecommuting opt to spend time at home, out in […]

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Cloud-based tools that help your small business look big

Read the article A slew of new offerings in the cloud are helping even the tiniest of businesses look and act like big companies. Web-based appointment systems such as Schedulicity and Genbook, online storage and file-sharing like Dropbox and SugarSync, and automated marketing systems from iContact, Constant Contact and MailChimp are helping even new sole […]

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