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This article was published on December 12, 2008

    German readers, these are your 100 most successful start-ups

    German readers, these are your 100 most successful start-ups
    Ernst-Jan Pfauth
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    Ernst-Jan Pfauth

    Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He a Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform.

    According to yeebase, a German start-up’s success depends on the Yahoo! and Technorati API. They’ve generated a fancy algorithm that once a week pumps out a new top hundred list. Currently, social bookmarking site Mister Wong, news community Webnews, and local community service Qype are the most linked-to start-ups and thus the most successful.

    TOP 100 | Startups - Web 2.0 Gründer & Technologien

    Although counting in-links is a nice start – which will probably lead to more blogposts like these – it is far from enough. How can you rate customer satisfaction and engagement? The number of friends on social networks? Please post your ideas below and don’t forget to mention which start-up should have been ranked higher.