Yelp Continues to Rock

Yelp, a site I have praised before, is continuing to grow and gain traction. Today, TechCrunch profiled them and spoke of their success and new-found hate sites. You see, business owners who have been given bad reviews on Yelp are trying to fight back. Sorry businesses, but if you want to fight back, respond to…

Strands.com Tries Social Aggregation

As I posted on GigaOM Strands.com is trying to get into the social aggregation space. Currently the market dominated by FriendFeed which has gained an amazing among popularity amongst the web 2.0 crowd. Today’s news follows the NetworthIQ news from earlier this month. The service aims to take the social media aggregation FriendFeed offers to…

A Local Boy Does Well – Strands Acquires NetworthIQ

As I reported on GigaOm, local web application developer Ryan Williams‘ NetworthIQ has been acquired for an undisclosed amount by Strands, a Corvallis based startup who is heavily involved in social recommendation software. Strands, formerly MyStrands, is a company known for social recommendation technologies mainly surrounding online media. The company’s core product is a music…