October 15, 2018
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At the beginning of 2011 we reported that Collect had decided to drop it's API in order to change their offering to something more profitable. But now ReadWriteWeb have reported the disappointing demise of Collecta. This has the potential of being the first big failure of a well funded real-time web focused company, so questions need to be asked about why this happened and why Collecta weren't successful. Back in January of this year we asked "Is It Finally the End for Real-time Search Engines?" and it now looks like that very question is being raised again.
They say the 3rd time's the charm - and it looks like that's just about right for the Philadelphia StartupWeekend. While some weekends end with a bunch of mock-ups, slide decks and just a handful of working demos, that wasn't the case for Philly this time around. Demos and deployed sites were the rule, with almost 20 different pitches making it to Sunday afternoon.
Customer experience affects both top and bottom lines. Research shows a modest shift in customer experience can increase product sales, reduce churn, and improve revenue. This article shows how to catch market trends early and act on them in time by effectively analyzing what customers are saying.