Catchup Tuesday in Silicon Valley: Pleo, Prosper & Dabble
Lot's going on, with DEMO unfolding in Phoenix, and then tidbits falling between cracks...
an investor in both companies. (Scoop by Michael Arrington)
Individual borrowers say how much they need to borrow (up to $25,000) and the maximum interest rate they will pay. Interested lenders say how much they want to lend, and at what rate. Prosper takes the lowest price lenders and groups them into a loan.
Google allying with car companies -- Volkswagen is working on a vehicle that features Google's satellite mapping software to give drivers a bird's eye view of the road ahead. (Via). Meanwhile, Fiat has a nice little game going on where it is letting you guess where on Google's satellite map it has hidden its Ferrari 360 Experience and three Fiat Sedicis in the snows under Turin by the Winter Olympics. .
Web 2.0 Matrix -- Here's a nice little matrix of all the Web 2.0 mashups out there, in case you're bewildered by all the offerings.
In less than six months, Hodder has put together a nice little service which will allow users to bookmark videos from different video services in one place. I would like to call them videomarks. I have known that Mary has been working on her new start-up for six months, and raised angel funding from the likes of Evan "Odeo" Williams and Mark Pincus.
New way to stream music from PC to home stereo -- New York Times (subscription required) has the skinny on latest Squeezebox from Silicon Valley company Slim Devices.
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