Early Briefing: The Web's New Field Of Dreams

Monday is the day we turn our Business section over to local news. Here's some of the stories in today's paper:

* The wave of social networking and interactive content companies that has washed over Silicon Valley, promising to upend Internet business models, has reached the Washington area. About a dozen such companies, with names like Mixx, Searchles, and Qloud, has emerged in the region in recent months. See story.

Local Web developers, designers, marketers and entrepreneurs convened at Viget Labs in Falls Church to create and launch a start-up in one weekend. (Richard A. Lipski - The Washington Post)

* One group of techies created a company in one weekend, part of a project called Startup Weekend DC. See story and photo gallery.

* The founder of Long & Foster stirs the local mortgage industry after he urged his agents to use the company's in house mortgage lender more often and stop working with outside firms. See story.

* Giant and Wegmans join national beef recall after meat elsewhere was found tainted by E. coli bacteria. See story.

* Sallie Mae links executive bonuses in part to whether the company successfully completes its deal to go private; this after the buyers said they were walking away. See story.

* We take a look at the new family foundation launched by Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson III and his wife Monica. See story.

By Dan Beyers  |  November 5, 2007; 9:12 AM ET
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The Post did a really great job covering all of this local news--especially the burgeoning new media and web startup community. Thanks for helping to spread the news!

Posted by: Jared Goralnick / technotheory.com | November 8, 2007 10:40 AM

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