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We discuss Taltopia and Presdo

Conde Nast Portfolio's Blaise Zerega is our guest host (again) this week

Innovation series by Bambi Francisco Roizen
September 8, 2008 | Comments (1)
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In this mixed bag theme, John Shinal (managing editor) and Conde Nast Portfolio's Blaise Zerega look at Taltopia, a talent agency site - much like GotCast, IBeatYou, WeMix, and Zivity. We also look at Presdo, a scheduling service. In the end, the three of us split on who'd we bet on. We'd back one of them, but we're excited about the other.




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Description: Launched in Los Angeles in March 2007, is a self-promotion platform whose aim is to provide aspiring and professional talent...
Description: Presdo is a web-based scheduling tool that takes the hassle out of trying to find the best time to get together with people. Use Presdo t...
Description: Ibeatyou is a platform for competitions.
Description: WeMix is a new media company founded in 2007 as a joint venture between Disturbing Tha Peace Entertainment and MegaMobile TV. How did...
Description: GotCast was born from one simple idea - you deserve your shot at stardom! Until now, getting there was nearly impossible for everyone. ...
Blaise Zerega
Deputy Editor,
Conde Nast Portfolio


Allen Vartazarian
Allen Vartazarian, on September 16, 2008

Thanks for the great coverage about Taltopia.

As far as our monetization strategy is concerned, we are not only ad-supported...our members have the option to purchase "Famebucks," the pseudo-currency used on the site to help members get exposure. Members can earn Famebucks just by using features on the site, or can purchase them using paypal.

Also, we are launching a casting section in the coming weeks, along with a premium membership model (monthly subscription model). I will keep you posted on those as they become available. Thanks!

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