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Swiss based web-startup launch

This post is partly shameless self-promotion, but I'm hoping I can also add some value..

We are a Swiss / London based web-startup and we've recently launched the first version of our on-line travel journals tool at http://mapvivo.com

Plugging apart, I'm hoping this may be of interest to EF readers (being a widely traveled bunch), but also because I'd love to contribute to any discussion on start-up or on-line business here in Switzerland..

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Old 14.05.2009, 15:30
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Re: Swiss based web-startup launch

Very cool. Thanks. I've always wanted a tool like this to track my travels. I'd like to get my kids on this. Is the user content area moderated, and do you have a kids' safe policy?

A thread on local online start-ups would also be of great interest to me. I'm particularly interested in any VC and incubation project scenes. Surely, there are some VCs around, no?

Please feel free to start a thread, and I would gladly contribute with the little I know about that scene here in Switzerland.
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Re: Swiss based web-startup launch

Re: kids policy - Technically speaking the Terms of Service stipulate that you must be over 18 to use the site (or have permission from a parent of guardian) - primarily because the law regarding the use of websites by minors is fearsomely complicated. So thats one reason why we haven't gone for a kids safe mode.

However, we do moderate the content to ensure that there is nothing untoward posted (and also to avoid any of the other legal pitfalls that surround websites that host images)..

If you are interested in getting more involved in the start-up scene then you might want to check out Web Monday: http://www.amazee.com/next-monday-web-monday-0
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Re: Swiss based web-startup launch

Thanks for sharing marklad2020.
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Cool idea. The font used for headlines is nearly unreadable on my Windows PC:

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Seems to be OK for me Win PC FF ( UTF-8 )
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Cool idea. The font used for headlines is nearly unreadable on my Windows PC:
Thanks for the images / feedback. Looks a little like you don't have cleartype / font smoothing enabled. We'll look at that - although I'm guessing that scenarios like that could be rare.

(Secret: our biggest problem is old versions of the flash-plugin being installed which makes our image loader behave badly. - for this reason we are currently doing some surgery there).
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