Digg joins DataPortability: Opening up to other sites, looking to sell

Today, social news site Digg announced it was joining the DataPortability Project, the latest in a string of big companies to join, including Facebook (our coverage), Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and others. The project is a workgroup, where engineers from these companies discuss ways to let a user on any of their respective sites export their own data, and share it with the other sites.

Startups, here’s how to cut through the crap when you’re looking for a CRM tool

There are too many CRMs. Heck, there are too many CRM add-ons. Sales is our livelihood, and part of the job has become navigating the labyrinth of choices (and customizations) to make something that actually makes your job easier. Marc Andreessen says that software is eating the world, but for salespeople, software is eating us alive.