From: Rohit Khare (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 12:33:04 PDT
[An interesting new spin on Crit-Link, ThirdVoice, etc. I don't see
how they got the A-list info providers so early in the
chicken-and-egg game, though. Do they scan those pages, RSS'em, or do
it manually? Hmm... there must be signed contracts in place to use
all those logos, though. --RK Fullist at
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Today the web contains billions of bits of information, but users are
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Annotate.net was incubated for the past year inside of Edwin
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Edwin Schlossberg, Founder and Chairman - Dr. Schlossberg is the
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Arts from Columbia University; Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College.
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at Foote, Cone & Belding (FCB) in New York, a top worldwide
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management solutions. Brian holds a degree in business from
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solutions to clients in the high technology field. Vince worked for
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and for Price Waterhouse in New York City from 1991 to 1994 as an
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Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a BS in Accounting from
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than fifteen years experience in implementing and leading large
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five years of experience in technical product management, business
analysis / system design, risk management, strategic planning,
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functionality. His most recent assignment was VP of Technology
Implementation for Republic National Bank of New York. Eric holds a
degree in Finance from Loyola College and a Certificate in
Information Technology from New York University.
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