My friends are up to cool stuff
Two updates from a couple of friends of mine:
First, if you've ever wanted to punch your computer after using unfriendly enterprise expense reporting applications like SAP, check out Parand's new app, XPenser. You can record your expenses by SMS, voice, or email, and it's nice and easy to use. It's part of a new wave of customer-friendly money-management apps like Wesabe and Mint.
Second, Charlie O'Donnell is taking readers inside his new startup, Path101 (seriously: here's a presentation about their business). He wants to reach folks at LinkedIn about their upcoming API, and offers thoughts on how Path101 would use the LinkedIn API here. What they're doing is smart: using their blog and networks to have a discussion on what would be useful to them as LinkedIn developers. Head on over and join the discussion if the topic interests you!