by Brian Solis

Good friend Vic Podcaster of HotfromSiliconValley fame is working on his very own startup. StartupNewz hasn’t officially launched yet, but it appears that you can request an invite to participate in the private beta.

It’s basically a dedicated Digg for startup news that becomes the platform for people to discover new companies. It opens up the news game, allowing the crowds to also publish startup news and vote on the most popular stories.

Seems like this may have legs as the appetite for startup news isn’t satisfied and by putting people in control of publishing startup news, we may indeed see more interesting information outside of the usual memes out there.

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Allow me to introduce our latest show to the line up, True Silicon Valley Stories hosted by our very own Adriana Gascoigne.

In the premier episode, Adriana interviews Snocap to get a behind the scenes glimpse into the world of digital licensing and copyright management services for the digital music marketplace. We also feature a special live performance of in house guest for the day, Hanson.

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Although the party was still in full swing, Via Osgood‘s night was coming to a close, yet she was able to round up the folks from MediaTemple and Goowy to talk about what’s in store for them, and whether or not Bono really was hanging out with the Twiistup crew.

Demian P. Sellfors, Founder and CEO of MediaTemple
Chris Lea, MediaTemple
Sashi Bommakanty, Goowy

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In L.A., everybody likes a show-off, and Via Osgood happened to be in the city of angels to get the scoop on what companies were showing off at Twiistup’s second annual party.

Interviewed “Show-Off’s”:

Michael Fisher, CEO of ElephantDrive
David Moss, CTO & Data Architect of CrowdRules
Davd Liu, Founder of Faqqly
Gordon Gould, CEO of ThisNext” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”transparent” width=”425″ height=”350″>

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Despite a sell-out crowd and giant talking pickle, Twiistup co-founders Bill Wetherell and Mike Macadaan managed to find a few minutes and a relatively quiet corner to sit down with Via Osgood and give us the lowdown on the night’s “show-off” companies as well as a good reason for you Canuks out there to start practicing your swingline dancing.


Bill Wetherell
Mike Macadaan

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