Under the influence

Among the many benefits of spending time around the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial environment, is learning about and accessing some new, maybe upcoming, or even established but “I didn’t know you were there” businesses online. My head is swirling around from the frenzy of activity out here. Take a look and you can visit these sites:


Yardsellr believes that people are natural born buyers and sellers. In the tradition of neighborhood garage- and yard-sales, they make it easy for you to list and sell, or find and buy whatever you want. Best of all, the buying and selling is done by regular people. That means you get great prices from folks you can trust within your network or within a friend’s network.

When you put something up for sale, Yardsellr will spread the word about your item within your online “neighborhood” – social and messaging networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google to start.


Pulse News is a news reader app for the iPad developed by Alphonso Labs, a company founded by two Stanford graduate students. They developed the app in just four weeks for an entrepreneurship class. Pulse is intended to be a news reader unlike other RSS or news aggregating apps out there, eschewing regular RSS feed links and other traditional ways of adding news sources for browsing.

Here’s what they say:

How does funding work?

Every project has a funding goal (any dollar amount) and a time limit (from 1 – 90 days) set by the project creator. When the deadline is reached, there are either of two results:

1. Funding Successful: If a project has met or surpassed its funding goal, all backers’ credit cards are instantly charged and funds go directly to the project creator. Project creators are then responsible for completing the project and delivering rewards as promised.

2. Funding Unsuccessful: If a project has NOT met its funding goal, all pledges are canceled. That’s it.


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Little Ricky Software

ShakyGlobes are the first in a new genre – DIGITAL COLLECTIBLES for the iPhone. ShakyGlobes are glass globes with beautiful, highly-detailed scenes inside. The graphics have all been created by a team of professional digital artists and game designers. Like a traditional snow-globe, when you shake a ShakyGlobe, floaters spin around as if they’re in real water. And the floaters aren’t just plain looking flakes… the floaters are unique, amusing objects that are relevant to each scene.

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Dogpatch Labs and all the businesses sitting there

It includes entrepreneurs and companies that have been part of the lab over the last few months and those that just recently joined (new additions: AdCru, Animoto, Burbn, FanPop, JibJab, LearnBoost, Milennial Media, Recruly, StickyBits, Task Rabbit and Wild Pockets).

They look for great, exciting entrepreneurs who thrive in open and collaborative environments, and aim to have a diverse collection of individuals, companies and verticals.


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