Some dot-com ideas are just silly, and some dot-com companies are just lame, but Charitygift.com is neither. By streamlining the process of honoring special people and occasions with a gift to charity, this startup used the Internet to take something that used to be tedious and made it easy. And the business side worked well enough for Charitygift to be acquired in July by Bay Area-based Charitableway.com.
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