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Zapproved’s web app makes decisions easier » VentureBeat

Anthony Ha writes “Okay, so you still have to deal with passionate disagreements and little things like that. But Portland, Oregon-based Zapproved handles the infrastructure, so you don’t have to worry about the little headaches — like wondering, ‘Hey, has everyone responded yet?’ or ‘Okay, after reading all of your comments I have no idea if you gave me a ‘yes’ or a ‘no,’’ — just the big ones.”

Avoiding the Two Most Common Startup Marketing Pitfalls

Sean Ellis writes “Marketing a VC-backed startup is one of the toughest marketing jobs you’ll ever face. The challenge usually falls on a lone marketer taking a venture to market for the first time. Even seasoned marketing execs find themselves in unfamiliar territory.”

Why and How Embargoes Work in Tech Blogging

Marshall Kirkpatrick writes “Embargoes aren’t as simple as they sound and they aren’t uncontroversial, either. We believe they can be a good idea, though.”

Labor Day Weekend :: Nearby Photo Challenge :: Platial.com

Use Platial’s Nearby iPhone app? You may want to participate in this contest. “Calling all nature lovers, urbanites, families, neogeographers, and mappers of all kinds: Add places, take pictures and explore to win!”

Inverge & Cre8Con | Nate Angell

Nate Angell writes “For anyone engaged in the creative practices that are generating the continuing convergence of interactive media, technology and culture, Portland, Oregon will come alive next week with the convergence of both the second annual Inverge 2008 Thu-Fri 4-5 Sep at the Gerding Theater and Cre8Con, Sat 6 Sep at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, not to mention the concurrent MusicFestNW, the Time-Based Art Festival and the only slightly more regular First Thursday.”

The Substance Substantial Internship Program – Substance

Via the Substance blog “This fall, we’ll be starting the Substance Substantial Internship Program. We’re looking for a handful of things in an intern…”

Vidoop Labs launches Identity in the Browser IDIB) dream project

Greg Hughes writes “The Internet needs a good, strong, reliable, usable and secure standard technology to solve the issues related to user names, passwords, single sign on and identity protection. IDIB looks like a serious and positive attempt to start the journey directly down that path.”