Are We Online Calendar Obsessed?
Maybe its the idea of competing directly against one of the most successful and largest online corporations, (Google Inc. has recently integrated GCal and GMail). Maybe its reading about Kiko (a competitive online calendar product) by being acquired by Tucows, a publicly traded Internet services company, for a quarter million dollar winning bid on eBay after Kiko themselves posted a blog saying that they were closing up shop. Maybe its the idea that you truly believe in the product and service you are offering. Whatever it is, Greenwich, CT based Vivapop has formally launched their web based calendar and events management service.
Vivapop does have a niche audience and premium features the ability to write to your calendar by voice commands, sync both ways between Vivapop and Outlook on the desktop and manage multiple calendars. Vivapop also uses synchronization technology from Redwood City, California’s Funambol and has a dedicated business model with end user cost starting at at $1 for the first 30 days, followed by $9.99 per month for the basic service with Outlook syncing and $14.99 to include voice access.
As a dedicated supportor entrepreneurial endeavors, I certainly wish Vivapop the best of luck and the largest success. If not, there’s always the “eBay” exit strategy.
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