Tracking startups on

Josh Chandler · December 3, 2008 · Short URL:

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This is just a passing comment on how promising startups are in the community and social network. And, how the community is uniquely set up to provide great feedback for these startups. I'm going to be following the activities of a number of startups, and writing news and commentary based on what they're teasing it out or announcing on their profiles.

Watch my Vator channel or keep tabs of my blog, and you'll see all the latest developments of the companies I'm following.

And if you own a company connect to me on Vator, or invite me so I can follow you on my Vator dashboard.  

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