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Strands Launches Plug-and-Play Recommendation Engine for eCommerce and Media

From the Strands blog “The Strands Social Recommender can be easily installed through the Strands API or by adding personalization widgets to a retailer’s site, and can be up and running in as little as 30 minutes. More than 100 online businesses have piloted the Strands Social Recommender, with many customers seeing a significant increase in sales.”

An Inside Look at Y Combinator

Josh Catone writes “3 year old seed fund Y Combinator has funded over 80 companies and seen a handful through to Series A round funding or successful exits. Given the amount of money that Y Combinator invests in each startup (in the order of $10-20k), it would be hard to classify their oft emulated model anything but a success. Though many of Y Combinator’s alumni have blogged about their experiences, what it’s like to be one of the few companies selected to live in Cambridge, MA or Mountain View, CA each year remains something of a mystery to anyone who hasn’t lived it.”

Calagator: Go Ahead and Search Us

Audrey Eschright writes “I’m behind on relaying code sprint updates, but as of yesterday we have something especially cool to announce: you can now search all events on Calagator. You’ll see a little search box in the upper left corner. Type in whatever you’re looking for, hit enter, and ta da! Search results.”

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Concrete5 Blog » Welcome All Early Adopters to Concrete5!

From the Concrete5 blog “Before we get going, please try to keep in mind that this is a preview release. I can’t stress that enough! There are going to be issues with performance, stability, with some features, and probably some problems with browser compatibility. Still, that doesn’t mean we don’t want to hear from you; far from it!”

Kryptiq connects GreenField Health with Microsoft HealthVault

From the Kryptiq press release “GreenField Health, a nationally recognized consulting group and medical clinic in Portland, Oregon, is using Connect IQ to enable patients to exchange information between their doctor’s office and their HealthVault account. This is the first live implementation of connectivity between a clinical practice and Microsoft HealthVault.”