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  • The individuals who post here work at Intuit and are some of the best and brightest. The opinions expressed here, while probably right and certainly smart, are their own, and are not necessarily reviewed in advance by anyone but the individual author. Sometimes, the author is audacious and decides to post an opinion without a buddy reviewing it, and at other times, he or she may seek counsel of a friend. Regardless, these opinions do not necessarily reflect the view of Intuit or any other person or company. Although, since these people are smart to begin with, Intuit might agree with them - or might not.
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August 16, 2007

So long for now. Zipingo's Last Hurrah on August 23, 2007

Dear Zipingoneer,

On August 23, 2007, we'll say goodbye to Zipingo. We realize what a valuable resource you've made it, so let us explain why we made this tough decision.

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August 17, 2006

Putting Us on the Map

I'm Brian, and as a member of the Zipingo Team, I'm responsible for researching, developing and implementing the Google mapping solution for Zipingo. For starters, I had to compare features for three different map vendors -- MapQuest, Yahoo! and Google -- to decide which solution would be the best.

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August 11, 2006

I'm Off to See the Wizard...

We just added a new feature to Zipingo: the Latest Rating Portlet. It appears on your Home Page when you are signed on. What's a Portlet? Well, basically it's a Java-based Web component that generates content dynamically. In this case, the Latest Rating Portlet displays the latest local business review, in your choice of location. And it includes a link to the company details so you can read the entire list of ratings for that company.

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August 08, 2006


I once had a "follow me home" meeting with a Quicken user who had a very refined category list in his checkbook register. One example that stayed with me was Entertainment: Bowling: Beverages: Beer: Bud.

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July 28, 2006

My Name is Earl

One of the nice things about the Internet is the ability to assume a new personality when you use different Web sites. In the case of Zipingo, you can choose whatever you like (within reason) for a screen name. But what if you decided the one you chose didn't fit you? Now whatcha gonna do?

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July 14, 2006

Zipingo Gets a Face Lift

You may have noticed that Zipingo looks quite a bit different.  Read on to find all the gory details.

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June 15, 2006

Initial Thoughts from the Zipingo Intern

Hi, well I guess you should be saying that to me. I’m the new Zipingo intern. I started last week and I will be hanging around until the beginning of August. I am currently a senior at a fantastic university in the state of Missouri, and I am just in Mountain View for the summer.

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June 14, 2006


Yep, Zipingo is changing. Yesterday the blog. Later today, the forums. Tomorrow the help area. Soon the whole site will look and feel different, not to mention the major functional improvements you'll notice right away.

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May 22, 2006

Help Us Help You

The Zipingo Web site will launch a new "look and feel" pretty soon. I've been working with team members on revamping the design and functionality of the Help area. Soon afterwards, I'll tackle the Forums and this Blog.

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April 28, 2006

Behind the Curtain

Since I started blogging for Zipingo back in July, I've been checking out other company blogs. It's been a learning experience for sure. I've seen a myriad of styles and content.

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