SlideRocket takes on PowerPoint with Web-based interactive presentations

Chuck Dietrich, CEO and founder of SlideRocket, has a problem with PowerPoint and other presentation platforms: They haven’t fundamentally changed in 25 years. Enter SlideRocket, an online presentation platform that brings interactivity and collaboration to a market otherwise dominated by Microsoft’s PowerPoint.

Liaise makes email useful, now it’s ready to make money (invites)

Among the many startups promising to help users take control of their overflowing email inboxes, one of the most intriguing is Liaise. The Palo Alto, Calif. extracts action items from emails and turns them into to-do lists. Today it’s leaving beta testing with the full launch of its product.