We asked the brains behind four of our Web Business 50 winning sites to reveal their personal Web preferences. They all check CNN.com for news, but the similarities end there.
Col. Robert Coxe
CTO, ODISC4, United States Army
?Coxe logs on to www.us.army.mil for the latest official Army information.
?For technology news and trends, he checks www.thearrowgroup.com and www.wired.com.
?Other favorites include www.netflix.com (to rent DVDs), www.amazon.com and www.planetfeedback.com.
Vice president of operations, iQVC, a division of QVC
?For business purposes, Hamlin has bookmarked all his competitors’ e-commerce sites.
?He uses www.quicken.com to check his personal portfolio.
?Other favorites include www.mlb.com (official site of Major League Baseball), www.weatherchannel.com, www.historychannel.com, www.yahoo.com and www.aol.com.
Vice president of application development, Oxford Health Plans
?Kottoor frequently visits www.w3.org, which is a “great starting point for technical research,” he says, and www.gartner.com for industry specific research and advice.
?He checks www.ecommercetimes.com for “up-to-date relevant news on e-commerce initiatives around the world.”
?Other favorites include www.nytimes.com (The New York Times website), www.fortune.com, www.cnet.com and www.nba.com (for info on professional basketball).
E-commerce marketing manager, Lands’ End
?To keep up with the latest issues in the direct-marketing industry, Nelson checks in at the online newspaper for direct marketers, www.dmnews.com.
?Nelson’s preferred news and information site is www.yahoo.com.
?Other favorites include www.travelocity.com and www.mlb.com.