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July 30, 2008 9:05:13 PM PDT
Getting loans for college isn't easy these days. But now students and their parents have an alternative way of getting help with skyrocketing tuition.Lending Hand
Greennote.com thinks you should put your future in the hands of those who believe in you, NOT a bank or lender. The website works like this: Students reach out to family and friends and ask them to invest in their future by making small loans. GreenNote helps legally formalize everything from the actual loan through repayment and it does it without the high interest rates of private lenders.

Akash Agarwal, CEO of Greennote says GreenNote, "Helps gets the money...collects the money creates...social network than sends the money to the school."

GreenNote.com

Google Rival
It's spelled c-u-i-l but pronounced cool and some would say that's exactly what it is. Cuil.com is the latest search engine to rival Google. It spans 120 billion web pages, that's at least 3 times the size of Google's last published index, although it hasn't been updated in three years. Of course the founder of cuil.com knows a few things about search engines, she used to be a Google employee.

If you think you have a solution to global warming or have devised a plan turn that neighborhood mom and pop shop into a fortune 500 company Innocentive.com says log on. It challenges you to solve the world's biggest problems by offering prizes...some as big as a million dollars.

Cuil.com

Innocentive
If you think you have a solution to global warming or have devised a plan turn that neighborhood mom and pop shop into a Fortune 500 company Innocentive.com says log on. It challenges you to solve the world's biggest problems by offering prizes... some as big as a million dollars.

Innocentive.com

Collective Idea
After 15 years of touring with rock band Collective Soul...Dean Roland has certainly had his share of Saturday nights out...and Sundays Mondays and Tuesdays. One night at a hot spot in Atlanta this idea came to mind.

Roland said, "We asked our selves,.how would people know about this place if you were a traveler or if you were local?"

So Roland and a friend launched sneakysunday.com and sneakysunday.tv, which features video tours of the "best ofs" across the country.

"We have people on the ground in each city we call them sneaky reps and they kind of have their finger on the pulse in of what's going on in that town. "

Roland says the site does not accept any money which keeps it clean and unbiased. And the site doesn't just tell you the best places to go but the best times to go there.

Roland said, "It's a day specific thing so the best happy hour in Philadelphia on a Monday is probably not going to be the best happy hour on a Thursday."

SneakySunday.com


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