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Entries from February 23rd, 2008

What’s the ‘Character’ of Your Web App?

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · MOO, Small Companies

Denise Wilton, creative director at MOO and co-founder of b3ta, made a fascinating keynote speech at a recent Oxford Geek Night. Her talk was titled ‘Designing a web app with character’ and if you are in the business of web apps then you really should watch the video and download the slides as they contain [...]

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Developers Harness Facebook Platform for Charitable Causes

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · Facebook, Small Companies

There are now millions of Facebook users playing with pointless and silly apps on the Facebook platform. You’ll be pleased to hear that some of the developers behind these apps are using them to support good causes by donating money made from advertising (and CPA) to charity. The Pink Ribbon app is one example: users [...]

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Lovely Litmus

February 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Small Companies

Web apps have become an increasing part of everyday life online. Some are almost beginning to feel like friends – but how many of these ‘friends’ sent you a Christmas present last year? Litmus, a web app for checking what your web sites and HTML emails look like in different browswers, sent everyone on their [...]

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Simple Things To Make You Smile

February 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Small Companies

There was a lovely post on Signal vs Noise yesterday about simple things that make us smile  – check it out here (and be sure to read the comments too).

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Unlimited hosting and great support: A Small Orange

February 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Small Companies

The LovelyCompanies.com website is, of course, hosted by a lovely hosting company! A Small Orange are a relatively small firm based in Atlanta, Georgia and their philosophy is simply “to provide the best quality service and support to customers at an affordable cost.” All of they’re hosting plans are “unlimited” – ie. free from artificial [...]

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Options Millionaires at Google

February 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Big Companies, Google, Lovely to Staff

Issuing options to staff is a lovely thing that companies can do to build loyalty and reward hard workers. It is reckoned that there are now over 1000 Google employees with options worth more than $5m! One of these mutimillionaire Googlers is the company masseuse who started her job when there were just 40 employees [...]

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MOO

February 14th, 2008 · No Comments · MOO, Small Companies

MOO is a printing company for the web 2.0 generation. They have become well-known for their neat little cards and stickers, not to mention cute little emails from their printing machines! They also have a chatty blog and a thriving Flickr community. They try to make sure that each touch-point that a customer has with [...]

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Affiliate links and MoneySavingExpert.com

February 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Affiliates

Affiliate links. A fantastic way to make money online? Or, as Jason Calcanis argues below, the latest form of internet pollution? On MoneySavingExpert.com, Martin Lewis marks all the affiliate links in his content with an asterisk in order to main absolute transparency for his readers. It is also worth noting that the affiliate links are [...]

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Google.org

February 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Big Companies, Google

Google.org is the non-profit arm of Google established to “use the power of information and technology to address the global challenges of our age: climate change, poverty and emerging disease.” They are involved in various fascinating projects including a drive to invest in small and medium-sized enterprises across the developing world and developing renewable energy [...]

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Welcome along!

February 14th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Updates

Welcome to LovelyCompanies.com – a fresh, new blog documenting the lovely things that companies do. Inspired by a new generation of small companies such as MOO and innocent drinks who not only have great products but also have exceptional customer service, admirable ethical policies and generally give those around them a warm feeling inside. The [...]

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