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Web curation for March 28th 2010

Filtering the web so you don’t have to for March 28th 2010

  • Case Studies in Freemium: Pandora, Dropbox, Evernote, Automattic and MailChimp
    Don’t spend money on marketing, do offer flexibility and data exporting to eliminate buyers’ regret, make sure to capitalize on and value goodwill, and only charge for things that are hard to do. That’s what some startups say is the key to success in the freemium business. But the biggest reason the five presenters this morning at the Freemium Summit in San Francisco — Pandora, Dropbox, Evernote, Automattic (see disclosure at the bottom) and MailChimp — are doing well is because they have grea..   show all text
    newsycombinator: Case Studies in Freemium: Pandora, Dropbox, Evernote, Automattic and MailChimp http://bit.ly/cr0tAA 
  • The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators
    I keep hearing people throw around the word “curation” at various conferences, most recently at SXSW. The thing is most of the time when I dig into what they are saying they usually have no clue about what curation really is or how it could be applied to the real-time world.
    So, over the past few months I’ve been talking to tons of entrepreneurs about the tools that curators actually need and I’ve identified seven things. First, who does curation? Bloggers, of course, but blogging is curat..   show all text
    Scobleizer: Blog: the seven needs of REAL TIME CURATORS: http://bit.ly/bItQQ1 Anyone working on a real-time curation system? tip @techmeme let us know! 

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