I was running through ‘Red Herring’ and Guy Kawasaki’s new venture caught my attention. Might be an old news for you people but what amazed me was the budget that Guy had actually invested to start this new venture called as the ‘Alltop’, it cost him around $10,000 for the site, which includes the domain name, three Apple Laptops(of course it has to be Apple!) and developers expenses!
What does Alltop do, well as the name suggest it is a news site on the 40 most popular topics like celebrities, fashions, Mac etc. I went to the site to check it out:http://alltop.com – It was nothing flashy but a culmination of the hottest topic from about 40 to 80 sources (according to redherring!) which gets refreshed every 10 min! I did venture into sections like journalism and Mac. Under the Mac section i came across quite interesting heading like the ‘Secret diary of Steve Jobs’ and ‘Macrumors’. It really is a conglomeration of the hottest and happening news, well Guy you have got a reader!
His early venture ‘Truemors’ encourages participants to submit news and rumors which are then ranked. Apparently Alltop is inspired by the traffic that Truemor and Popurls.com generated.
Dubbed as Apple’s former Mega Evangelist, this entrepreneur and blogger never ceases to amaze me!