2001 Awards

Internet Technology Award:

Max Starkov and Jason Price, as co-founders and executives of Whale Media, their second Internet start-up, won the Microsoft 2001 Worldwide RAD Award for the SmartSuite Web-based technology applications, inventory management and online reservation systems for hospitality.

This prestigious, much coveted award is given to application developers who make the best use of Microsoft technology to provide business benefits to customers in the retail industry.

eCommerce Patents:

Max Starkov, with his first Internet start-up, co-authored and won patent approval for an innovative Web-based application for Dynamic Bargaining Process to Facilitate Consumer-Driven Purchase Demand in the travel industry (Serial # 09/557,325), an industry first.

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