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YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] 3 Ways Structure Can Take Your Tech Startup To New Heights
| THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016
Look no further than Google and Oracle , and you’ll see that no company is immune from IP impasses. Unfortunately, we work with companies that realize the IP actually belongs to a former partner or the organization that the founders worked for during the product’s early stages. Jenga tower is a precariously built one. Build It Right.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] Basic IP Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know
| TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016
Unless you have baked in the proper IP protection, it’s far too easy for a great idea to be replicated and for you to be out of the game before even getting started. An intellectual property lawyer can help you identify all your IP assets and develop a comprehensive legal framework with strategies to mitigate your risk and exposure.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] Tops Tips On Taking Your Local Business Online
| MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
It does this through using the location of a browser’s IP address. Online, for a while, seemed like it was entirely the playground of the big businesses. There are millions of potential consumers out there to reach, but that’s the point if you’re locally based? The internet can help you do just that. Partner up. Email. Your website.
- [IP] How Would You Build a Movie Studio if You Started Today?
So every company that I now work with or talk to that has a need for character-based IP — I always direct them to Andrew. They had a new company in mind and they posed a question to me “If Walt Disney were to try and build a movie studio from scratch today — how would he do it?” I took the bait. Look at Harry Potter.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [IP] Small Businesses Must Make Data Privacy a Priority
| FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016
Cloud-based Tripwire SecureScan provides free vulnerability scanning for up to 100 Internet protocol (IP) addresses on an internal network. Small Businesses Must Make Data Privacy a Priority written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Apple is refusing to comply, since it would essentially be hacking its own products.
- [IP] The Best Tablets for Digital Artists
inch IPS interactive tablet connects to your monitor via a UBS plug. It comes with a 1280×800 IPS 16:10 Display with 170° visual angle that delivers even more lifelike colors also giving you more vivid images. inch IPS Screen For a very reasonable price, you get so many awesome features with this Ugee device. With a massive 21.5
- [IP] The Best Tablets for Artists
inch IPS interactive tablet connects to your monitor via a UBS plug. It comes with a 1280×800 IPS 16:10 Display with 170° visual angle that delivers even more lifelike colors also giving you more vivid images. inch IPS Screen ([link] For a very reasonable price, you get so many awesome features with this Ugee device.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [IP] How This Fast-Growth Company Lures Millennials to the Suburbs
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
Evolve IP of Wayne, Pennsylvania, recruits and retains a young staff by empowering them as "associates" and recognizing their charitable contributions
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG [IP] Four Laws Of Software Economics (Part 2) | Rich Mironov Guest Post
| MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
Client owns IP: we hope they pay and send more projects our way. We own IP: we hope target segment pays handsomely for perceived value. At BoS USA 2015 Rich Mironov delivered a classic talk on Software Economics that are so common that they are not just theory, they are the law. See the talk here. Here in the US, a team of six (e.g.
- [IP] What Are The Best Laptops Under $500 in 2016?
Processing speed is good thanks to the Intel Pentium N3530 processor, and the IPS (In-Plane Switching) screen is crisp and clean, and able to properly display 720p HD videos. Its IPS screen is noted for its high quality, but battery life is below average. We could all use some tips for saving money. The name Yoga says it all.
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG [IP] The Four Laws of Software Economics | Rich Mironov | BoS Talk, Transcript and AMA
| MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
Do you own any IP? “Your Development Team Will Never, Ever, be Big Enough” Rich is a seasoned Product Guy. He He claims that great product people only stay in Product Management for 2/3 years before moving on – he has stayed for 25 years and counting. The talk is rich with insight and humour – an hour well spent.
- [IP] Best Night Vision Camera for Your Nocturnal Missions
Megapixel) outdoor IP Camera Wansview Pro HD 1080P has actually revolutionized the world of night vision security cameras. Searching the internet for the best night vision camera? Well, night vision cameras are a boon to home security. They help minimize chances of vandalism and robbery, which have become common in today’s world.
- [IP] Keep an Eye Out With the Best Surveillance Camera
Amcrest HD 720P WiFi Camera With a quick WiFi Setup via iPhone or Android Smartphone using the Amcrest View App, seamless video streaming and a two-way audio direct to your smart device, the Amcrest HD Series 720P WiFI Wireless IP Security Surveillance Camera system is one of the best home surveillance systems on the market.
HIPPOLAND [IP] Dear elizy: How should I split equity with my co-founders? And how will that affect raising a seed round?
| SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016
Ada is my professor, and we are using her lab, and the company is based on her research, though the IP is assigned to the company. Dear elizy : I started a company in school with two co-founders. Let’s call them Ada and Bob. But, Ada wants to split the equity 50% her, 20% Bob and 20% me with a 10% option pool. Good luck!
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Latvian Science Accelerator Startups Seek Further 5 Mln In Investments
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
Experts, technology scouts, evaluators and IP protection visionaries pre-screen scientific dealflow and bring the best technology to the headquarter of the acceleration process in Riga. The accelerator has reviewed over 600 international IPs to date and helped over 30 promising scientists find entrepreneurial co-founders.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Users Pick High-End Features For First Crowdsourced Tablet
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
The device will come with: Display: 12-12.5" LCD IPS 2160x1440p or better Processor: Intel© 6th generation Core m 6YXX “Skylake” RAM: LPDDR3, 8GB or more Digital Pen: Digitizer enabled Pen, 256 pressure levels or more Storage: Solid State Drive (SSD), options: 128GB, 256GB or better Battery: 10 hours or better For full specs click HERE.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [IP] 3 Reasons Why The Defend Trade Secrets Act Will Help U.S. Manufacturers Protect IP
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016
Trade secrets - including manufacturing designs & processes, customer lists and R&D information - are the 'secret sauce' of manufacturing competitiveness
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] When Security Can Become Your Business Differentiator, Everybody Wins
| TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016
If their intellectual IP is stolen or if they are discovered to have been a launching pad for attacks against a larger business partner, it can mean going out of business. by Mark Seward, VP of security solutions at Anomali. Many of the most innovative companies are small to medium sized businesses (SMBs). million.”
SCOTT EDWARD WALKER [IP] The Importance of Due Diligence in M&A Transactions
| MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016
” Obviously, this is a relatively small transaction; however, it is still imperative that, at a minimum, you conduct financial due diligence (to validate the numbers [Target] has provided to you) and IP diligence to confirm the ownership and functionality of the software. www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqAmVCkSmhA. hqAmVCkSmhA. Thank you.
UP AND RUNNING [IP] How to Find the Top VCs for the Investment You Need
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016
They invest in strong teams, massive market opportunities, and novel IP. As we head into 2016, we leave behind a year of robust trends for venture capital—or “VC”—funding. In coming months, many entrepreneurs are looking for the best sources to help fund the startups they have planned. Pacific Northwest. billion in 2014 and $1.4
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Ville Heijari Returns To Rovio
| FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
In short, we're perfectly aligned to continue building the Angry Birds franchise, and launch more games based on hot new IP!" Rovio has struggled as the popularity of Angry Birds, the top paid mobile app of all time, has waned.The firm has cut jobs since popularity of the franchise peaked around 2012, making Heijari's return stand out.
STARTUP NOODLE [IP] Tech Events in China you Shouldn’t Miss This Year
| THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016
only available to studios developing licensed or original mobile games IP. This year will be the first year I’d need to miss GMIC (global mobile internet conference) in Beijing. Which made me think I should go and expose myself to other conferences. Related reading: Conferences Comparison; This is Where the Mobile Industry is Heading. Venue.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] Business Owners Need To Understand Intellectual Property Law
| MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
Patent applications represent the hope for defensible protection, as the most a company can truthfully tell investors is that the company owns its IP. What should my IP strategy be? Image credit: Copyright message from Shutterstock. by Paige Zandri, Attorney Network Director at Priori Legal.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] The Unbiased And Updated Guide To Selecting The Right Hosting Company
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
Evidence exists that your hosting IP address can affect your SEO and traffic from Google , particularly if your users are concentrated in a specific geo-location/country. Ecommerce features—Online store and selling tools, SSL certification, dedicated IP, and one-click shopping cart software installation (for ecommerce websites).
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] 7 Essential Steps Your Web Host Provider Should Be Taking To Secure Your Website
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
IP addresses and locations can also be checked as a further measure. The firewall should be robust enough to identify and deny entry to any threats, as well as being flexible enough to enable the blocking of any known IP addresses that have been shown to be unsecure or threatening previously. Passwords. Don’t Mix Accounts. Firewall.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Latvian Startup Eventech Moving To Space
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
The company is developed at Commercialization Reactor , Baltic region’s biggest accelerator for science-based startups that has reviewed over 600 international IPs to date and helped over 30 promising scientists find entrepreneurial co-founders. Katrina Krivenko , COO of Eventech.
CONVERSIONXL [IP] The Advanced Guide to Transactional Emails That Convert
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016
Use a dedicated IP for transactional emails. Identify all of the machines, IP addresses and sending domains you use. In 2008, Seth Godin published a list of things that “every good marketer knows” Among that list was: “Anticipated, personal, and relevant advertising always does better than unsolicited junk.”
STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS [IP] 7 Lessons They Don’t Teach You In Crowdfunding School
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016
Keep all IP details close to the vest. Crowdfunding is the hot new vehicle for raising money to support your entrepreneurial efforts, with over 1,250 website platforms around the world to help you, according to a 2015 industry report. How can you go wrong? Several crowdfunding successes have failed as a business.
CONVERSIONXL [IP] Why Content Personalization Is Not Web Personalization (and What to Do About It)
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
For instance, my IP address would show that I’m from a high-tech company in Boston, so they could offer me relevant case studies from other respected high-tech firms in Boston. ” Ironically, nearly 20 years later, personalization is being used by companies attempting to make the online experience more human. Tweet It!]. Granify.
CODE AS CRAFT [IP] Putting the Dev in Devops: Bringing Software Engineering to Operations Infrastructure Tooling
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016
The API provides various functionality including an endpoint with a mutex lock to prevent multiple simultaneous builds getting the same IP address assigned to them – this allows multiple boxes to be powered on and provisioned at once without worrying about race conditions. The Indigo Tool Suite. indigo-web : a web frontend and API.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Latvian NanoOptoMetrics Is Taking On Hard Disk Drive Industry
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016
The company is developed at Commercialization Reactor , region’s biggest accelerator for science-based startups that has reviewed over 600 international IPs to date and helped over 30 promising scientists find entrepreneurial co-founders. Any technology product or equipment is required to undergo testing and quality assurance before shipping.
CONVERSIONXL [IP] The Intersection of SEO and CRO (and How to Maximize Long Term Growth)
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016
Treat Googlebot just like any other user and don’t hard-code our user-agent or IP address.”. You’d think conversion optimization and SEO should play together nicely, right? In theory, conversion optimization aims to improve the user experience, which, conveniently, is what Google wants to do as well with their top search results. Right?
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Vortex Rolling Out Technology Boosting Oil Field Usage
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2016
The company is developed at region’s biggest science accelerator Commercialization Reactor , working with IP-protected startups from advanced industry software to health tech and nanotechnology. Will this Latvian startup change the oil industry? What is the problem? How does it work? Where is the money? What's next? Join the event here
START UP BLOG [IP] Understand the tricks Multinationals use to avoid paying tax
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016
This is not done to save on production costs, but to justify the location of IP assets in these low tax regimes. It’s time to get real on Multinational Tax avoidance. In case you don’t know, many of them of have the pleasure of only paying 1% tax on their revenue. While we all use the products and services of multinationals.
BERKONOMICS [IP] Marketing and big data: Finding that needle in the haystack
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016
You may not be aware of all the data your company stores, or whether it is usable at the atomic level – by source location or name or IP address. We once measured our audience using demographic buckets, especially with the use of age groups, gender, and financial ability as keys. Still true, but with a big twist. Positioning
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] A Beginner’s Guide to Programmatic Advertising & RTB
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016
This will also help direct the type of targeting – like data, contextual, retargeting, IP address, etc. by Andrew Fischer, Co-Founder and CEO, Choozle. Programmatic media buying is the new wave of buying digital advertising. So what exactly is programmatic? Real-time bidding (RTB) is a type of programmatic ad buying.
HIPPOLAND [IP] How do seed VCs pick their investments?
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2016
What makes your solution unique / differentiated? Is there any special tech or IP here? [in many cases, probably not worth asking] What is your unfair advantage? On Friday, I spent a couple of hours at my alma mater talking with student entrepreneurs about their companies. And there’s an entrepreneur coming into the room in 10 minutes.
VENTUREWOODS [IP] Time to Startup, India!
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016
In my view, Indian startups have not emphasized enough on IP creation and protection. The recent Startup India event has generated considerable excitement and energy amongst entrepreneurs and the supporting ecosystem. The sound and light around the event has been amazing. That by itself is a credible achievement. Ecosystem General
NON-LINEAR GROWTH [IP] Tahosa’s Summit: 6 Months [Series]
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
Hire an IP attorney to help you through the process and some good marketing people if you can afford them. I enjoy reading blog posts of entrepreneurs that chronicle the journey of starting and building a business. The ones I enjoy most are at times heart-breaking and at other times triumphant. It feels like its worth writing about.
CONVERSIONXL [IP] Google Analytics Health Check: Is Your Configuration Broken?
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
Is the office IP address filtered out? Are the IP addresses of your affiliates filtered out (agencies, freelancers, etc.)? Is your home IP address filtered out? Are the IP addresses of remote employees filtered out? Peter Drucker famously said, “What gets measured gets managed.” Still, things go wrong.
CONVERSIONXL [IP] How to Setup Google Analytics and Segment Your Data
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016
You might consider filtering out internal IP addresses, for example. 4. When you hear “data segmentation”, your instinct might be to bury your head in the sand or fall asleep. Well, segmentation can seem daunting (or boring) to those unfamiliar with it. As Avinash Kaushik famously wrote, “All data in aggregate is crap.”
GRADE A ENTREPRENEURS [IP] Simone Murray from DirectEmployers: Employers in residence help to address education inequality
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015
Two of these schools have hosted the Employer Simulated Workplace labs, IPS Career Technology Center and Bloomfield Jr./Sr. Simone Murray with Bill Warren at the DirectEmployers Association 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference (#DEAM15). Education inequality is a chronic problem in this country, and it is getting worse. High School.
STEVE BLANK [IP] How to Avoid Innovation Theater: The Six Decisions To Make Before Establishing an Innovation Outpost
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015
Startups are developing IP relevant to the disruption. This is the third in a series about the changing models of corporate innovation co-authored with Evangelos Simoudis. Evangelos and I are working on what we hope will become a book about the new model for corporate entrepreneurship. Read Does it become a new division? Does it get spun out?
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG [IP] The Story of Raspberry Pi | Raspberry Pi Zero | Jack Lang Business of Software Europe 2015 Talk
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2015
What happens when every light bulb and every light switch has got an IP address and possibly a camera? What started out as a project to boost the number of applications to Computer Science at Cambridge University by inspiring a generation of children programmers has turned into a worldwide revolution. Just think. Five dollars. Transcript.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] 5 startup investments in 5 industries: How can Practica Capital handle this?
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2015
We also helped with setting up their legal entity, IP issues, other legal agreements, KPI's, budget, product lineup. Comment by Donatas Keras (partner): At first, we helped with very practical things: setting up accountancy and reporting, cleaning up HR and IP staff, setting up ESOP scheme, main KPI's and projections. But why them?
SCOTT EDWARD WALKER [IP] Startups and IP Ownership Issues
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2015
For many startups, intellectual property (IP) is their most valuable asset. Below are the three most common IP-related mistakes that startups make — the first of which I discuss in this brief video with Jason Calacanis. Mistake #2 – Not Assigning to the Company Any IP Created Pre-Incorporation. www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqL3Xm5iUCY
UP AND RUNNING [IP] Protect Your Business Plan Like It’s Your Baby—Here’s How
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
Nearly all businesses, whether they are small or large, are comprised of intellectual property (IP) and trade secrets, which can serve as the foundation for commercial success. The World Intellectual Property Organization defines IP as, “creations of the mind,” which, depending on the business, can take many forms. Logos. Wireframes.
SCOTT EDWARD WALKER [IP] Walker Twitter Highlights: October 19th – November 8th
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015
Dear Founders: be careful with IP ownership issues. I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, blog posts and video clips relating to startups, entrepreneurship and legal issues. Below are my five most popular tweets (via bitly ) for the past three weeks. Cheers, Scott. Top 5 Tweets. link].
CONVERSIONXL [IP] How to Master Lead Gen Form Optimization
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
Can you guess based on their IP? At the heart of every landing page is the lead gen form. When your visitors land on your page, you want to ensure they can find and complete the form as quickly and painlessly as possible, right? After all, it’s the gate to your conversion funnel, your first interaction with leads. Reduced friction. Noise).
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] The Legal Side of Entrepreneurship
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015
Craig Schmitz, a partner in the Technology Companies Group at law firm Godwin Proctor LLP who works on corporate, governance, board and fundraising issues, and Erika Fisher, an associate in the firm’s Business Law Department who deals with IP, fielded questions about the legal issues startups face. Financing. Convertible Securities.
SCOTT EDWARD WALKER [IP] What Is the “Walker Startup Package”?
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015
Button-down IP ownership and assignment issues (see post here ). 5. I get calls and questions all the time about our Startup Package and, accordingly, I put together a brief clip from the podcast “ This Week in Startups ” which should be helpful. www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1A44ShZfWo. N1A44ShZfWo. Cheers, Scott. Startup Issues
- [IP] Setting Up a Security System For Your Small Business
While Internet protocol (IP) cameras are the choice of more and more business and store owners, closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras can also work for your purpose. IP cameras are digital and, since they are installed on a company’s IP network, can communicate with any computer or device that has access to the network.
CONVERSIONXL [IP] Should You Really Reduce Form Fields?
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015
IP address)? You have a landing page and plenty of traffic, but no one is clicking the submit button on your lead gen form. What gives? If you’re like most people, your first instinct is to remove form fields to reduce friction. Sounds simple and, well, pretty obvious, right? If you want more people to complete your form, ask less of them.
UP AND RUNNING [IP] Going Global: 8 Things to Consider If You Want to Expand Your Business
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015
Many businesses throughout the world are struggling to protect their ideas and intellectual property (IP) rights, particularly when expanding into international markets. The choice of where to base your IP holding company has become a key strategic decision for a company’s board of directors. Today, the world is remarkably small.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Dealflow from Latvia: Q3, 2015
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015
Snowision technology has very strong scientific background, sufficient for complete IP portfolio. MaxTraffic. About: MaxTraffic is a platform for e-commerce sites to help them turn abandoning visitors into customers. During last year, MaxTraffic has attracted 50+ clients. Conelum. Slides: here. InSelly. Mahydy. Spatial Initiatives. Cheeks Up.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [IP] Top 4 Content Marketing Metrics
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015
New Users are the number of people viewing the site for the first time (or for the first time on their particular IP address) while returning users are returning to view your content again. This is the total number of unique IP Addresses that have accessed your site in the filter window. Average Session Duration. Bounce Rate.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Can building startups be taught? Latvia about to find out
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
The curriculum is based on the previous "Enterprise management" course modules, with several practical additions like startup accounting, legal IP issues in a startup, the basics of customer development, tech and design. This is the first academic program in Latvia to be officially titled "Startup enterprise management".
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] Hosted PBX, A Revelation In Telecommunications Technology
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
Irrespective of company size, location, and total employees, the VOIP or voice over IP system is suitable for businesses. All of the IP telephonic system, VoIP maintenance, equipment, support, updates and installation requirements would be taken care of under a single roof. Hosted PBX solution is cost effective and more economical.
- [IP] How To Protect Your Business With Intellectual Property Rights
Protecting your Intellectual Property is an essential component of running a business and in the early stages when there’s so much to sort out; it’s often understandable that your IP rights get pushed down the ever-expanding “to-do” list. IP rights provide protection against someone directly copying your idea. Your inventions. billion.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] Q2 2015 DDoS Trends – The Fall Of Search Engine Impersonators
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
Search engine impersonators are bots that pretend to be crawling a website in an attempt to index it and find useful links. Most Most website owners are more than happy to have the search engine bots (googlebot and bingbot, to name a couple) browsing their website all day long. More indexing = better chance to be at the top of the search results.
UP AND RUNNING [IP] How to Protect Your Small Business When Advertising Sales and Discounts [Part 2]
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015
As well as that information, some of the unique types of information that you may collect online (that you wouldn’t collect offline) are: customer’s internet domain; IP address; when your website was accessed; type of browser and operating system used; pages visited; and. Let’s take a look. Privacy issues when collecting customer information.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] 2015 Q2 DDoS Threat Landscape Report: The Downside Of The Decline Of Search Engine Impersonator Bots, And What It Means For DDoS Attacks
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015
Then a great thing happened: people caught on, internet security caught up, and IP-based mitigation techniques that can identify and bounce these bots was widely adopted. On the surface, the news that the use of search engine impersonator bots is down from 57% of all DDoS bot traffic in 2014 to a miniscule 0.9% in 2015 seems like good news.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [IP] What Is Shared Hosting and Is it Reliable for a Business Website?
| FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015
For example, another company could be engaging in spamming practices and could get your IP blacklisted from search engines. What Is Shared Hosting and Is it Reliable for a Business Website? written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: flickr. How should I host this website?
- [IP] Crowdfunding: Ways to Boost Your Campaign Success
Before you go public with your campaign, you need to identify and protect your IP. With crowdfunding blowing up, in a good way, more and more entrepreneurs are considering jumping on the bandwagon. But before you upload your product video and hit the launch button on your campaign, there are some things you need to know.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [IP] Geo-Targeting Can Skyrocket Your Conversion Rates!
| THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
First off, in order to obtain a visitor’s geo location accurately and non-intrusively, you will require an IP to location database which converts a visitor’s IP address to a usable location. Or, you can choose to work with a more cost-effective and simple software solution that doesn’t require the complex IP tracking technology.
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG [IP] The Science of Web and Email Optimisation | Brian Massey
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
Sp25: A lot of venders make the mistake of asking for country or state or location when you can get that from the IP address. As a Conversion Optimization Evangelist, Brian spends a great deal of his time speaking and writing about conversion. Brian spoke at Business of Software Conference USA 2014 on the topic of optimising landing pages.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] 8 Applications You Should Hunt Down On Your Network
| MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015
If a company is making the leap to Voice over IP (VoIP), IT should set the expectation that this is the only voice client that should be running on the wire. By Leon Adato, Head Geek, SolarWinds. The findings point to workers become increasingly reliant on applications to perform their job. Online Storage. Online Gaming. Media Streaming.
- [IP] Are You Putting Your Business At Risk by Making These Mistakes?
Business Risk #2 — Not protecting your IP Why is having an IP strategy important? IP could account for as much as 80% of your business’ value. You will get a higher valuation and be more attractive to potential investors and acquirers if you own your IP outright. Set up your legal entity on day one.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [IP] How Many Angels is the Right Amount for a Startup to Have?
| TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015
Founder fighting, IP lawsuits, high-profile resignations, trouble fund raising, bad product release, 409a complications, community is rebelling against the CEO: You. If you follow the Twittersphere you may have noticed several people weighing in on this recent piece by Mike Isaac of the NY Times, asking “ How Many Angels is Too Many?
- [IP] How To Survive A Startup
No matter how big or small you are, it’s always important to consider protecting your IP and trademark that will provide a secure shelter for the future of your business. For a certain breed of individual, there’s always been something quite alluring about the thought of being stranded on a desert island. Do nothing – think.
- [IP] How Do Angel Investors Make Decisions?
They’ll want to know what’s unique about your IP and … Continue reading → Investment Capital: Equity / Debt / VC FundingIn some ways, getting your startup funded has parallels with The Amazing Race. It can seem like a long, winding, obstacle-strewn course. They are interested in whether or not your business solves a problem.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [IP] Six Reasons Not to Invest in a Venture Capital Fund
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015
When you back a founding team and their first product hits a wall, there's not usually any IP that is worth anything to anyone. I recently met up with an investor who I'm not totally sure is a fit for my second fund , so it was important to me that I was upfront about all the reasons why he shouldn't come in. Let's be clear. Trust me
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [IP] What is it Like to Negotiate a VC Round?
| FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015
Of course investors care about controls (board, protective provisions, IP assignments, non-solicitation) but these are all pretty standard. Over the years I’ve written extensively about the downsides of convertible notes for startups such as here , here and here. In the old days VCs funded off of a “pre-money” valuation.
ASK THE ANGELS [IP] Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 3
| MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
Is it disruptive technology, IP or what other kind of criteria? Richard Chino is passionate about investing in the business environment. In addition to his membership with the Pasadena Angels, Richard has been serving on the Board of ShipHawk, StaffRanker, and C2FO, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Chippmunk. RC: Precisely.
UP AND RUNNING [IP] Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets…How Do You Protect Your Creations?
| MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
In the simplest terms, intellectual property (IP) pertains to things you create with your mind; not the ideas themselves, but the expression of the ideas in some form. There are four common types of IP: . You wouldn’t leave money out in the open to be stolen, so why leave your valuable IP exposed to possible theft? Copyrights.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Booxmedia acquired by Amino
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
It will also further strengthen our core competency in IP entertainment software bringing cloud TV, multiscreen and mobile expertise to our skillset,” says Donald McGarva, Chief Executive Officer of Amino Technologies in a statement. Through Booxmedia's service both live TV and catchup can be offered.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] Start-up Tips: Identifying Intellectual Property, Simplified
| THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
by Navarre Roy , Senior Associate with Selvam and Selvam. I’ve attended many IP seminars and conferences conducted specifically for businesses and they are generally always about Patents. While I’ve mentioned the basics of what each of the major streams of IP protect, there are instances where they overlap. SRK to get copyrighted?”
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] Find Innovation 5 Times A Day
| TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
More and more, my obsession and appreciation for voice over IP (VoIP) and hosted PBX grew. By Adam Simpson , CEO and co-founder, Easy Office Phone. A day in the life of an entrepreneur is never usually a quiet one. know; I’ve been there too. Of course, I love the entrepreneurial journey and live for the chance to test my creativity.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Coinify opens up to all 34 SEPA countries for buying and selling bitcoin
| MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
Coinfiy is backed by SEED Capital and Accelerace , which gave it some cash to acquire Bitcoin Broker Bitcoin Nordic , as well as the IP rights to the payment gateway technology and merchant relationships from Copenhagen-based Bitcoin Internet Payment System.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [IP] Why Lawsuits Are On the Rise at Startups and What To Do About It
| SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015
This also happens out of “startup weekends” where it’s unclear who contributed to the IP and where many people don’t continue with the idea beyond the first 30 days. As I write these words I already imagine my next deposition in which I’m asked to read this out loud. Lawsuits are becoming so prevalent these days.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [IP] How Great, Operationally-Focused CFO’s Can Transform Your Business
| SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015
Legal threats from other IP holders? What I love about my job is getting to see teams of super-early-stage companies develop ideas that while raw have potential to make an impact on the market. If I could bottle this moment and spend all my time here I would be in heaven. But alas I must scale with businesses and make money. And so must you.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Synopsys acquires Oulu's Codenomicon
| TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
Synopsys meanwhile provides electronic design automation and semiconductor IP, but Codenomicon will plug into their software quality and security testing solutions under its Coverity brand. Now Synopsys announced they''ve acquired Codenomicon, plugging in the security firm into the world''s 15th largest software company.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] What All New Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Trademarks
| THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
Spend some time looking into existing trademarks yourself or, to be absolutely confident of your rights, hire a lawyer who specializes in IP law to help you get everything in order. When you’re setting up a new business, it’s easy to get mired down in all the paperwork involved, and forget about filing some important items. Using A Trademark.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] Two Best Windows Smartphones Under US$400
| THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
with Lumia Denim operating system; 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive Touchscreen; 16GB internal memory, which is expandable up to 128GB; 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad core processor; 1GB RAM; 2200mAH battery, which provides a long talk time of 12hours and 54 minutes on a 2G network – 14 hours and 48 minutes on a 3G network. NOKIA LUMIA 830.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] [Review] Sony Xperia X4
| THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
The E4 sports a 5” IPS LCD screen with a quarter HD resolution of 540x960p with a pixel density of 220ppi. With smartphones becoming an essential piece of gadget to have in your hand, popular brands like Samsung, Apple, Motorola, HTC, Sony etc. Aesthetics. The phone does not adopt the same design as the one adopted by its predecessors.
- [IP] IX WebHosting Review
Subscribers to this plan would enjoy one free domain as well as two dedicated IP addresses. Three dedicated IP addresses. 15 dedicated IP. Two dedicated IPs. Two dedicated IPs. Two dedicated IPs. This is a big advantage for those who want to access the web without their IP addresses. Introduction.
UC BERKELEY [IP] You May Not Own That Logo…5 Reasons Why Startups Need Attorneys
| FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015
Early stage startups tend to seek legal advice only when IP is involved. That mindset can come back to bite entrepreneurs…hard. Here are some top picks: 1. You may not own that logo your friend designed for you…unless you’ve secured the rights. 2. Advisors typically get.25% to 1% vesting monthly over 24 months. 3. UC Berkeley
ROB GO [IP] Disrupting Gillette
| SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
There is real IP and decades of effort around optimizing performance that the new players need to deal with. 3. I found myself giving a couple different personal care companies a try recently. One was Harry’s , and the other was Walker & Co. As a result, I have a couple unique POV’s. 1. Time will tell.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] VoIP – Why Is It So Lucrative For Small And Medium Businesses?
| THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
Most of the small businesses preferred web-based or hosted solutions, denying IP-PBX. There seems to be a lot of hype surrounding VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and unified communications. More than 50 percent of the buyers were new to VoIP. Times are Changing, So are the Traditions. Businesses are now looking to shift to VoIP. Summary.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Hands on with Finland's EVE T1 Tablet
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015
THE SPECS: 8-inch IPS HD 1280x800 display. Finland has been known for its mobile hardware, but Nokia and Jolla aren’t the only tablet makers in town. Already on the market is the Eve T1 which an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet at an affordable €159 price point. Inside, you will find the essential with a charger and a user manual. megapixels camera.
UP AND RUNNING [IP] Webinar Recap: 14 Tips on How to Pitch and Get Funded
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
Last week, Bplans members had the opportunity to attend our free webinar, “14 Tips on How to Pitch and Get Funded.” ” Our featured speaker was Caroline Cummings, the VP of Business Development at Palo Alto Software. As we jump in here I want to first talk about the purpose of the pitch. That’s really the purpose of the pitch.
STEVE BLANK [IP] Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
They know the activities, resources and partners (manufacturing, regulation, IP, supply chain, etc.) – and the costs to deliver the product/service and have well defined product development and product management tools that emphasize the linear nature of shipping products to existing customers. How can we restart our innovation culture?”.
- [IP] What Are The Best Laptops Under $500 in 2015?
Processing speed is good thanks to the Intel Pentium N3530 processor, and the IPS (In-Plane Switching) screen is crisp and clean, and able to properly display 720p HD videos. Its IPS screen is noted for its high quality, but battery life is below average. High quality IPS screen display. Asus Transformer Book T200 & T100.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] Drop in some intelligent security to your startup with Castle.io
| MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
Once its in there it starts listening to user behavior - and lets you know if suddenly a user logs in from a strange IP, if the credentials are seeing a brute force attack, if the login is coming from TOR, if the user has a suspicious browser configuration, or even if the user is using the keyboard differently. Enter Malmö-based Castle.io
- [IP] 5 Considerations for Choosing a Cloud-based Phone Service
There are many things to consider before signing a contract with any cloud or hosted IP phone service provider. It’s important to ensure that any cloud or hosted IP phone service that you select offers the calling features that your business needs. Image Source: Renjith Krishnan, FreeDigitalPhotos.net. Phone and System Features.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [IP] Cybersecurity: What Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
Additionally, an IT professional is your best resource for downloading patches, updates and other security enhancements as they become available, as well as providing support for email, voice over IP (VoIP) and virtual private networks (VPNs). by Matthew Edenhofer, Director of Information Technology, Balboa Capital. Steps to Take.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [IP] Some Career Advice for Aspiring Tech CEOs
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
There are many companies with phenomenal IP that is truly differentiated but where the original executive team squandered their opportunity due to inability to sell, market or service customers. There is often money to be made in finding places with under-valued IP. But how? Nobody sees you as a CEO since you’ve never been one?
LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS [IP] NUTANIX POWERING THE FUTURE OF COMPUTING, STORAGE & DATACENTERS
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015
Ethernet was too slow and too lossy to carry the SCSI (block-based) storage protocol over the wire; SCSI could never afford the latencies and the retries inherent in the TCP/IP/Ethernet stack. Prescient words from the CEO/Founder of Nutanix, Dheeraj Pandey. Why Nutanix, and Why Now. Author: Dheeraj Pandey July 26, 2011. The Internet Era.
OCCAM'S RAZOR [IP] Crushing It With Competitive Intelligence Analysis: Best Metrics, Reports
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
Switch your IP to the first opportunity from #1. Half-way through this post, you'll seriously wonder why you've spent so much time obsessing with Adobe/Google Analytics/Chartbeat or other web analytics tool. Regular readers of the blog know of my deep love for competitive intelligence analysis. Small sites are out-of-luck. Others.
ARCTICSTARTUP [IP] F2P First - Yoga Retreat connects to heart rate monitors for game dynamics
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
Based on the success of this feature launch, it seems like Gajatri is prepared to expand their product lineup with new IP that takes advantages of similar features. With that background it was easy to think Gajatri Studios have been playing catchup with their tropical Yoga retreat simulation game. Innovation niche.