• Gorb: Taking Personal Reputation To A New Low

    Online reputation online is a fascinating area, partially because eBay, through their feedback score, is the only company to have reached scale. Startups like Rapleaf and iKarma are still young and struggling. Perhaps their flaw has been in taking the high road, and going out of their way to ensure that reputational feedback is being left by verified identities. New startup Gorb, which I… Read More

  • iKarma has Potential to Be Huge

    Company: iKarma
    Launched: August 6, 2005
    Location: Jupiter, Florida iKarma is an online feedback and reputation system that we’ve been kicking the tires on for a few days. While there are many closed, centralized feedback services that are quite useful (ebay’s feedback, for instance), they are a part of the service they support and cannot be leveraged effectively outside of… Read More