Fleck

  • Blerp Aims To Turn The Web Into One Big Forum

    Blerp Aims To Turn The Web Into One Big Forum

    San Francisco startup RocketOn, the company behind a virtual world platform that bares the same name, has more tricks up its sleeve and is today showing off the second product it created. The web application it’s introducing today is dubbed Blerp, and its ambition is to turn the Web into a giant interactive message board by making it possible for visitors to add text comments and… Read More

  • Fleck Headed To The Deadpool Because Nobody Wants to Annotate The Web

    Fleck Headed To The Deadpool Because Nobody Wants to Annotate The Web

    Just a week after ReFrame It launched its service that lets people annotate Web pages, another startup that’s been doing pretty much the same thing since 2006, Fleck, is putting itself up for sale. Fleck is a Dutch company founded by Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten and Patrick de Laive, the famous white-suited entrepreneurs who woke up Mike once at his house to pitch their startup. The… Read More

  • Reframe It Retreads Web Annotation As A Browser Add-On

    Reframe It Retreads Web Annotation As A Browser Add-On

    The idea of annotating the Web has been around for a long time. It goes back to a failed Web 1.0 startup called Third Voice. Today there are a handful of Web startups (Diigo, Fleck, Stickis, ShiftSpace, TrailFire) that let you mark up any Web page by adding virtual sticky notes or comments in a sidebar. One of these, ActiveWeave, had to reboot as BlogRover and eventually sold itself to… Read More

  • Slingpage Lets You Share the Web With One Click (500 Private Beta Invites)

    Slingpage Lets You Share the Web With One Click (500 Private Beta Invites)

    The idea of leaving sticky notes on the Web for others to find has been tried many times, but has never really taken off. Third Voice dotbombed with the idea in the late 1990s, then Activeweave tried it with Stickis (only to abandon the idea in favor for an app called BlogRovr, which was recently acquired by BuzzLogic). The missing element was that there was never a social way to share the… Read More

  • Top 2007 Education Apps: Learning 2.0

    A teacher and active blogger named Larry Ferlazzo has put together his list of the top education startups of 2007. The list was clearly put together with students in mind. And while I’m pretty sure that the average student can get to graduation with little more than Wikipedia, Delicious and perhaps an occasional stolen term paper to help them along the way, I’m glad to see… Read More

  • Five Ways to Mark Up the Web

    Five Ways to Mark Up the Web

    In 1999, Eng-Sion Tan and two friends launched Third Voice, a browser plugin that would let anyone make annotations on webpages. The intent was to encourage freer speech on the internet, but many slammed it as “Web Graffiti.” The company eventually shut down. The idea of web page annotation didn’t die with Third Voice, though. New services, each with unique features… Read More

  • Fleck Offers Zero Friction Web Annotation

    Fleck Offers Zero Friction Web Annotation

    Collaborative annotation of web pages is something many people are working on. The newest entrant in the field, Fleck, is launching tonight at the TechCrunch party in New York. The Fleck team hails from Amsterdam. The service is clearly in its infancy but could be just what some people are looking for. The basic idea is that one person can place notes on top of a web page and other people… Read More

  • Fleck?

    <img style="float: right" src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2006/01/flecklogo.jpg'class="shot2" alt="" /Fleck is either a joke, or a real service trying to be humorous during the pre-launch period. Either way, it’s funny. Fleck is: patent pending, world changing, paradigm shifting and user experience enhancing technology. Tagging… Read More