SF CHRONICLE -- June 28 -- Supernova2006 was produced in concert with the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of business. It brings together such luminaries as Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun and Craig Newmark, of Craigslist. "There's a frenzy of startups," said Markus Frind, founder of PlentyofFish.com, a free one-man online dating service in Vancouver, British Columbia. "How many news readers do you need, or calendars?" he asked, referring to online products that many companies have bet their businesses on. Frind's online dating service faces its own array of competition. But he insisted that he is making a profit from online advertising -- as proof, he has posted the image of a $900,000 check from Google on his blog -- and declared "I'm probably the only company here making money."
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