Krassimir Fotev scoffs at SEO with his brainchild, Peer Belt

If you’re like me then you are sick of SEO. These cookie-cutter predictive patterns that create a myopic filter for the content we see online make as much sense as casting a rapper in a film noir, or taking a three-year old to a fine china shop.

This must be what Krassimir Fotev thought when he looked at how we gather, process and retrieve information and thought — pssst… I can do better. So he did. (Don’t you just love people like that?). He created Peer Belt — a personalized search engine that organizes the content you encounter online.

After first getting a masters degree in Physics, then giving up a cushy job at Credit Suisse Krassimir created Peer Belt, and hasn’t looked back since.

We had tons of questions for Krassimir — like what the heck Peer Belt actually does, so we fired off a series of rapid-fire questions to him about his entrepreneurial experience and the technology behind the brand. He then banged his head against his desk until something brilliant came out. And brilliant it was…

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Can Microsoft’s SkyDrive compete with iCloud?

There are many competitors to Apple’s iCloud – Amazon’s Cloud Drive, Box.net, DropBox, Microsoft’s SkyDrive and SugarSync.

Microsoft’s SkyDrive has unique advantage to grow more in the coming days. It can make great strides if it can offer a perfect platform that offer user friendly features plus skin that make the usage of SkyDrive not only compatible among Microsoft’s own products but also across various Operating Systems. iCloud is popular on Apple devices, SkyDrive is popular on Microsoft based products.

It is common that Apple tries to incorporate more friendly features for iOS based users just as Microsoft incorporates more friendly features for Windows users. Compatibility among Operating Systems and across products will create win-win situation for any Cloud based service provider in the market. Strong affinity to one segment of products and rigidity to move across other applications will be detrimental to the growth in the long run.

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AuthorStream’s Sharing goes Mobile

Just as Flickr enables you to manage and store photos, AuthorStream helps you manage and share PowerPoint presentation files on internet. The service is offered free of cost. You can sign up and start your presentation sharing instantaneously. In order to fulfill the requirements of mobile segment, AuthorStream has announced a new mobile site. With the enhanced mobile version, you will be able to share presentations through social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ or through email as well.

You can view available presentations, search presentations and share presentations through the mobile version. The distinct advantage AuthorStream provides in addition to its capacity to serve mobile community is the ability to store, retrieve and share presentations without compromising on quality. Whatever is embedded in your slides like animations, sounds and videos will not be distorted or modified from their original versions. Furthermore, users will be able to access presentations from anywhere and at anytime.

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Can Mangoes thrash Androids?

Android-powered based mobile phones are dominating the world of smartphones. Smartphones built on Windows OS are trying their level best to beat this trend. The lead in this direction was taken by Taiwan based mobile phone manufacturing company – HTC. HTC having many firsts to its credit has launched Windows based smartphones labeled HTC Titan and HTC Radar. These are launched in UK market loaded with Windows 7.5 OS. HTC had unveiled this line up in last August and made its way well ahead of global mobile phone manufacturing major, Nokia. We may expect similar range of phones from Nokia by the end of this year.

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Digital Book Rental Service Threatens iPad Services

Amazon, which initially started as a online book store that shared exclusive non-fiction stories and other short stories, went on to sell CDs, DVDs, softwares, toys, video games, apparels, furniture and MP3 downloads.

Amazon is planning to launch a Netflix-like service which allows users to pay an annual fee so that they can get the book for rent. However, Amazon Prime, a premium membership service where the user pays $79 through which they speed up the process of shipping movies and TV shows is in the process of creating a digital library of older books that will be made available exclusively to them. They include aggressively paying off publishers and attaching of subscription plans to Amazon prime. Currently Amazon has planned to offer publishers a substantial fee which is greater than for what Apple pays for access to books. Attaching subscription plans simply attracts users to sign up for Amazon prime membership.

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India’s Mobile Number Portability – Boon for Consumers!

Mobile Number Portability, shortly known as MNP is finally been implemented in India. MNP provides the consumers and subscribers an opportunity to change their service operators while retaining their existing mobile numbers. It has become an instant success across India with the results showing 13 million subscribers changing their service operators since the day it has been implemented. It’s not every day you hear about the end-user getting most of the benefit, do you?

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Financial Institutions’ approach against Groupon

Groupon is a popular website that offers gift coupons which can be used at local and national companies. Established in November, 2008 with initial promotions based at Chicago, spread to many more cities and countries worldwide. At present, it has its presence in 4 continents with more than 35 million registered users with unprecedented growth in any business ever. Except LivingSocial, the company is not facing any major competitors so far.

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Copyright Infringement Case – Oracle vs Google

Oracle is seeking hefty damages “in billions of dollars” from Google Inc. over the patent lawsuit, according to the court filing. Oracle had sued Google last year, claiming that Google’s Android operating system has violated Oracle’s Java patents. Oracle is also pursuing to stop further sales of these Android products and quoted that it was willful and deliberate infringement of seven of their patents and copyrights related to Java Technologies which they acquired from SUN Microsystems in January 2010. Oracle also alleged that the Android platform has explicitly copied elements of Oracle’s patented Java’s API packages.

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After Groupon, LivingSocial’s IPO is Planned

An American based e-commerce company – LivingSocial, has grown swiftly in the past 4 years. Started in 2007 as a deal of the day company with just 4 employees, it gained reputation and has reached greater heights. Initially it had been doing services like PickYourFive & BuyYourFriendADrink daily deals which were launched in 2009, and these services became the top grossing venture of LivingSocial. Since then, there was no turning back for the company.

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Is Microsoft a Winner or a Loser?

With any small or large businesses; winning and losing are part of the game. It is really hard to find one company that either steadily grows or steadily decays in growth; there always will be bit of ups and downs on the path. But we are not either worried or talking about all those companies out there, but Microsoft. Why? Because it is one of the biggies that influences our day to day lives and also is an important part of our business and personal lives.

Microsoft had recently released many products of which some of them got great applaud from the crowd, but some others didn’t make it. You know, it is with all business, when you launch a product not everyone likes it. And not every product you launch goes viral and talked by people.

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