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By the time Jeff Tannenbaum and Brett Cohen reached the tender age of 25, they were already serial entrepreneurs. While still in college, the pair formed two successful businesses. Then, after what Tannenbaum calls an ill-advised, and ultimately unrequited, stint working as employees, the pair teamed up yet again in 1999 for a new enterprise called EnhanceNow.

Their -based company publishes a digital detective series that's aimed at the young adult market. "We've interwoven traditional books and the Web in a way that makes our books interactive," says Tannenbaum. The pair has developed two books that direct readers to a Web site to search for clues and essentially take on the role of the investigator. Then the moves back and forth between the Web and the book to solve the mystery.

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