Opion Inc., an Internet market forecasting company (opion.com), officially launched Nov. 16, touting a new method of analyzing public Internet interactions to anticipate, discover and understand markets and events faster and more accurately than traditional approaches. The company was founded by David Holtzman, formerly senior VP-chief technology officer at domain name registry Network Solutions, and Nick Arnett, formerly VP-marketing, Invisible Worlds. Opion has secured $6.5 million in first-round funding by New Enterprise Associates, Capital Investors Group, Avatar Capital Partners, Science Applications International Corp., Avansis Ventures and Schoffstall Ventures.
Flashcards.com, a rich-media applications solutions provider and source for free Flash greeting cards, is introducing a three-tier product line for Web companies using Flash-based content to attract and retain customers, as well as drive new revenue via rich media advertising.
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