• SynthaSite Gets A $20 Million Boost For Simple Website Creation Software

    There have been simple, browser-based website creation tools available on the market ever since the WWW turned mainstream, but there’s clearly still a significant demand for this type of services, especially with the way the web is evolving. SynthaSite is one of the players in the DIY website / blog builder field, and they’ve just gotten a huge vote of confidence from their… Read More

  • Webjam Introduces Portable Mini Feeds, Friends Lists

    http://www.webjam.com/techcrunch/~ShowBadge?title=markmhx%20on%20Webjam&location=true&activity=true&webjams=true&friends=true Widgets are the most consumer-friendly means toward data portability. Users who want to establish a “centralized me” – whether that be on a blog, personal website or favorite social network profile – often just need a simple… Read More

  • Whither Webjam?

    What is Webjam? Last time I looked is was a highly customisable home page creator. Founded in 2006 in London by a talented team led by former Yahoo! exec Yann Motte, it bundles community features with a drag-and-drop interface in a modular format. But it has been hard to really put a finger on where it’s big USP is, despite it being called (somewhat inaccurately) an “alternative… Read More

  • WebJam Bags $2 Million for Community of Personalized Pages

    London-based WebJam, a community of openly editable personal pages, just raised $2 million from French early-stage VC I-Source Gestion. You can see our earlier coverage here. WebJam lets you create as many personal pages as you like by using their ajax editor to drop specialized modules onto your page. It’s a little Ning and a little Netvibes or Pageflakes without the open module standards. Read More

  • Webjam Lets Users Be Copycats

    A European company called Webjam launches this weekend at the LeWeb3 conference in Paris. It is a personal Web aggregation tool with a heavy social networking component. At first, I thought Webjam was like a fancier Spokeo in that it allows you to customize your profile page with RSS feeds and your personal content from sites like Flickr. On both sites users can share their pages within… Read More