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  • SCOTT WEISS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
    [Media] The covers are finally off App.net!
    And the media, including Fast Company, Forbes, Quartz, TechCrunch, the Verge, VentureBeat, plus many more – are taking notice. It is now clear that App.net (ADN) is not just a for fee twitter clone but a full on platform for developers to build a whole new set of services on top of. Exactly right. We couldn’t agree more.
  • SOCAL CTO  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Media] Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010
    That’s @MeganBerry to you, blogger and social media expert, marketing manager of Klout.com. Some great content around the intersection of startups and being a Startup CTO in June this year. Most were on paper and video; 20 were invited to pitch in person. Interesting patterns emerged: Everyone makes the same classes of error. Ganglia. Rarely.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
    [Media] Meet Bryce Roberts: The Man Who Challenged AngelList
    Roberts is in the news this week because of his high-profile critique of Angellist , the hot new investment network Robert Scoble has called the new Silicon Valley hype machine. Roberts celebrates 10 years in venture capital this month. Frankly, I just dont buy the notion that making an investment is akin to throwing a dart in the dark. startupcto
  • STARTUP HOUSTON  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
    [Media] SURGE Joins the TechStars Network
    Startups spend 3 months in bootcamp, which culminates in “SURGE DAY” (next one is in the spring) when startups pitch to energy-focused venture capitalists, angel investors, corporations and their development teams, community energy and information technology leaders and the media. [link]. by: Monika Jansen. Stay tuned!
  • ENTREPRENEUR SUCCESS BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
    [Media] My About.me Page
    You can link all all of your blogs, favorite links and social media presence for easy acces. I just launched my About.me page yesterday:  [link] (Check it out and let me know what you think). think this is a pretty cool concept. need to get a cool picture like him where it takes over his whole page. Also the design is very pretty.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] [Review] Return On Influence
    Reciprocity – An age old principle on social media, where giving small (or large) favours help one to build up social capital and goodwill. 7. Increasingly, influencers matter more and more in the world of marketing. Having a unique and irreplaceable niche helps. 5. Having a strategy. Reaching relevant influencers. Klout). Nuff said. 3.
  • READWRITESTART  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2010
    [Media] Establishing Your Reputation as a Startup CEO Before Launch
    Establishing an online reputation early - via social media tools and in entrepreneurial communities like Hacker News and Quora - gives your startup a strong headstart. Yesterday, I wrote about the things you can do to prepare your startup's website pre-launch. He blogs and comments. He's active on Twitter and on Hacker News. Sponsor. Discuss.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Media] Ask These 5 Things Before Hiring
    Serial entrepreneur Todd Vernon most recently founded Boulder, Colorado-based advertising and analytics company Lijit Networks , and led it through an acquisition by Federated Media Publishing , where he now serves as an executive vice president. Here's how to identify star employees. An experienced entrepreneur thinks he can help.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Media] Who's The Next Hot Deal?
    Another, Millennial Media, which went public on March 29, is currently valued at $1.42 “It’s pretty nascent right now,” says Srini Dharmaji, founder of Goldspot Media, a mobile advertising startup. After Facebook's acquisition of Instagram, it's natural to wonder who's next. billion. Still, App-makers often struggle.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Media] Enterprise Messaging Comes Of Age With sqoope
    Ability to attach and send multi-media files (image, audio, video, PDF, text files and more). Everybody’s on an instant messaging app these days. Fast, convenient and almost idiot-proof, they allow us to communicate quickly with each other via text, photos, videos and more. For a start, what happens if an employee leaves the organisation?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [Media] Fred Wilson: The Challenges With Going Mobile
    If you are going to operate a media model on mobile, look at Twitter's model for inspiration. The Union Square Ventures VC says the web-to-mobile shift is good news for entrepreneurs. It’s official. Fred Wilson says mobile, not web, will be the next hotspot for growth. But mobile is growing like a weed."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [Media] Test the Performance of Your Homepage: 3 Tips
    Having an optimized homepage experience is critical to our business because we have to get folks to sign up for a free trial of our e-mail and social media marketing services. Your homepage may be the hardest working page on your website, so make sure you know what''s working and what''s not. Ready, Set, Test! Cool stuff!
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Media] Esther Dyson And Anssi Vanjoki, Among Others, Invest Into Valkee
    The company is very much talked about in the Finnish media, but I'd suggest it's equally interesting elsewhere for its solution Valkee , the startup that is developing an ear light solution to curing seasonal affecting disorder (SAD), has closed a 400 000 euro investment round from many well known investors. Valkee is on a great roll.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
    [Media] The Common Thread Between Batman, The Romans & One of Facebook's Angels
    A fantastic article in Fortune Magazine this month - " The Temptation of Facebook ," talks about the early days of the social media giant. No doubt Thiel's cat-bird seat as CEO of PayPal in the late 1990's allowed him to "get" instantly the scalability power of the Facebook social media model. million. Run With the Right Crowd.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013
    [Media] Micromanaging vs. Macromanaging Campaigns
    good comparison would be AdWords Search and Media Buys. Media Buys, on the other hand, is a great example of a macromanagement traffic source. There is far less targeting options with media buys, and as a result, less elements that need constant monitoring and adjusting. Micromanagement. Macromanagement. Affiliate Marketing
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Media] The Latest Questions Small Businesses Are Asking
    Listen with an open mind to employees, suppliers, customers, the media and members of the community. What is being said about the company in public, on social media and in the hallways of the business? How do I decide if a business idea is likely to be successful? Census Bureau. If not, the business idea is not feasible. The U.S.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Media] Hangout with an Ecopreneur: Caroline Cummings on Feb 19, 4 pm EST
    Caroline is regularly invited to participate as a judge for several business plan competitions, as well as speak on topics including entrepreneurship, angel investing, social media, and authentic self promotion. We hope these inspiring stories and lessons learned will encourage you to dream big and do good. Join us on Tuesday!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
    [Media] Top 6 Characteristics of the Best Startup CEOs
    Becoming a CEO is easy--just take a few minutes to change your job description on social-media sites and call up a printer to send you some new business cards. Do you have what it takes to excel as a CEO? Top names from the startup scene weigh in. Presto! You’re now a CEO. What traits emerged as consistent themes? Resiliency is No. 4.
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
    [Media] Retropreneur: Should Anyone Start an Indie Record Store?
    to start building a community via social media. Pic: Flickr Creative Commons. “Independent record stores are like a casino where you put down your money and you always win. Back in my university days I dabbled as a DJ. The two turntables and a box full of vinyl kind of DJ. The paying for itself part was important. The US has around 700.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] Weekend Favs September Fourteen
    GetSignals – New social media monitoring tool from Hubspot – Chrome browser only. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or one that I took out there on the road. photo credit: Al_HikesAZ via photopin cc. Good stuff I found this week: Moasis – Location based flyer technology.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] 13 Ways to Fix Your Worst Meetings
    That way, you leave the meeting with a whole new set of productive to-dos and clear direction for who is doing them and when they are getting them done by. -- Stephanie Kaplan , Her Campus Media 12. Meetings get a bum rap, especially from Gen-Y founders. What are the youngest entrepreneurs actually doing behind closed conference doors?
  • A VC : VENTURE CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010
    [Media] The National Broadband Plan
    She had a lot of fun with the fact that our nation's broadband plan was being distributed to congress and the media in paper form in a binder. I went down to Washington, DC yesterday to participate in an event that celebrated the 25th anniversary of.com. military ranked 17th in the world, you can bet that as a. The vital. second-class.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] A Laser Targeted Referral Strategy
    In fact, Pilar & I gave him a walk on part in my book “The Lazy Website Syndrome” – you’ll find him in the Social media section although I have changed his name. Today’s guest post is brought to you by Tony Messer – Enjoy! helgabj via photopin cc. funny thing happened in the Gym locker room today. Let me explain.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Media] The Start-up That Stole the Spotlight at SXSW
    The social-media manager representing Hennessey discovered us because she was invited to a baby shower through Splash," says Hindman. It belonged to Splash, the event-planning website that made many of those events possible. Momentum surged from there. At the 2012 SXSW conference, Splash was used to planning 25 events.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] Who Thrives at a Startup? Those With a GSD
    It''s imperative that the next generation of entrepreneurs be smart, analytical, digital natives, and social-media savvy. When you''re hiring, you should be on the lookout for those with this little-known "degree." I''m fortunate to speak regularly with talented entrepreneurs and students. Sounds simple right? It''s harder than it looks.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Finnish Army Goes Lean and Uses HeiaHeia for Pre-Service Fitness
    We believe a social media service that drives exercise will appeal to even those who don''t work out on a regular basis. Startups and armies are not often seen in the same sentence. Especially when an army becomes one of the biggest clients for a startup. Top Image Courtesy of Shutterstock // Military Sport
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
    [Media] 12 Ways to Get Your New Product into a Major Retail Chain
    Make sure that their price is somewhat in line with your online pricing. -  Jason Grill,  JGrill Media | Sock 101. 6. Investing in something new is a gamble, so how do you get stores to begin carrying your product? What is one tip you have for getting a brand-new product into major retail chains? Their answers are below. 1. The customer?
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
    [Media] Proof that speeding up websites improves online business.
    How big an impact does performance optimization have on the business metrics of a typical media or e-commerce site? The Strangeloop guys ran sprinted with this idea, testing a couple of different types of site, including media and transactional businesses. Definitely. But what about other websites? There’s no longer any debate.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
    [Media] Age Bias: Young Startup Founders Get More Investor Cash
    Should a 40-year-old not focus on a social media or mobile startup? Blame Mark Zuckerberg. Since he invented Facebook in the third grade (or so it seems) high-tech investors have been throwing more and more money at younger and younger whiz kids. Older entrepreneurs may not like the trend - but it shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    [Media] “What I’ve learned about creating meaningful work”
    Yes, I’m talking to you friend, the person who thinks they are awesome at it. I’m also talking to myself, for every time I leave social media open because I think I can do actual work and keep up with status updates and retweets and blah blah, all at the same time. Paul Jarvis  is a Web designer and author. To innovate. Experiment. Show up.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [Media] 7 Things You Need to Know Today
    Beware the Bots Advertising company Solve Media reports that bot traffic on mobile devices has gone way up: It now accounts for almost 61 percent of traffic on Solve''s network. A roundup of the day''s news that can help you and your business succeed. 1. TechCrunch 3. Quartz 5. OfficeTeam 6. Washington Post 7. Why you should care? SpaceX
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Media] Facebook & Instagram: Why You Should Care
    Second, we are going to see more and more consolidation in the social media world. What does the $1 billion acquisition have to do with you? look at the dangers of hitching your company to one particular platform. In a word, wow. Instagram is now worth an astonishing $77 million per employee. There's just no way that Zuckerberg et al.
  • JONATHON BALOGH  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012
    [Media] How to do Cohort Analysis in Google Analytics
    Google Analytics is rapidly morphing into a Swiss Army knife of functionality, covering everything from social media tracking to website speed optimization. New to cohorts? Check out the Introduction to Cohort Analysis for Startups. Google Analytics doesn’t support cohort tracking as a standard feature. Why Google Analytics? Events.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] Sellfy Raises Seed Funding, Announces Affiliate Program
    Sellfy has produced an e-commerce platform aimed at digital goods on social media, allowing anyone to easily sell their digital wares by just sending or sharing a link. The size and details of the funding round were not disclosed. This allows them to earn commissions or discounts on your products in exchange.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013
    [Media] Attract a Huge Crowd With LinkedIn
    Barbara Rozgonyi is the founder of CoryWest Media. Don't let your virtual and live events be a bust. Use these LinkedIn event-marketing strategies to create your A-list and fill those seats with just the right crowd. It happens every single time. If you're planning an event, you get the panic. If anyone knows about A-lists, it's Barbara.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] How Do You Build A Brand That Google Rewards With Traffic?
    And value in the blogosphere is generally expressed in the mentions on other blogs, social media, etc. Social Media Presence That’s where the magic of having a loyal audience comes in. Is it just me or have you also noticed that Google seems to be paying a lot more attention to brands these days? What Is A Brand? How do I know?
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Media] Rethinking the Way You Plan Events, Weddings, Corporate Meetings, and Parties
    Instead of browsing Social Media or staring off into space, use that time to learn a new skill or become more of an expert in your space. What is Greenvelope? Greenvelope.com is a Seattle based start-up rethinking event planning. It makes planning anything from a corporate event to a wedding simple and organized. wanted to start Greenvelope.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Media] 10 Reasons Your Facebook Ads Aren’t Working
    This is a social media death sentence. If you’re using Facebook for your business, you may have noticed that your marketing attempts aren’t performing to the level you’d originally hoped. There are several reasons why this might be the case. They’re boring. Not using an effective image in your ads. You haven’t adequately tested the market.
  • TYLERCRUZ.COM: AN INTERNET ENTREPRENEUR'S JOURNEY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
    [Media] Movie Vault Attends The Expendables Premiere
    recently had a number of changes made, improving some of the administrative and staff functions as well as adding and implementing a lot of social media into the site. Please feel free to join Movie-Vault.com’s various social media outlets, or at least “Like” our Facebook page: RSS. Twitter. Facebook Fan Page.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
    [Media] 5 Good Posts for Friday July 1
    Shashi Bellamkonda of Network Solutions, alias the swami of social media, posted 6 Ways to Improve Your Online Content on the Amex OPEN Forum. Tweet I need your help: Can you suggest a way to give a theme and a title to a series of Friday posts listing good posts and recommended links I’ve seen from the last week? Shashi knows. The SBA (U.S.
  • JEFF JORDAN  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013
    [Media] So You Want to Compete Against Amazon?
    many companies deploy multiple strategies: Sell differentiated product: Amazon’s sales skew very heavily towards “hard-lines”, things like media, electronics, home & garden, and toys.  These same drivers also make Amazon a heavyweight competitor for e-commerce companies as well. Its resulting scale advantages are staggering. 
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
    [Media] Author’s Journey #15 – Crafting the perfect book proposal
    Limit your marketing plan to the print, broadcast, public relations, and social media that you realistically expect to employ for marketing and promoting your book, and list the marketing affiliates and professional services you intend to work with. It often represents the formal beginning of your journey to a published book. Marketing plan.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [Media] TiE Entrepreneurial Summit
    Panel programming  includes The Entrepreneurial Lifecycle, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Mobile Technology and more.  If you are a startup an Innovative Startup Showcase  provides an opportunity to demo your products and services to over 50 influential VCs, 500+ attendees, and potential future customers. 
  • GOOGLE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] Change aversion: why users hate what you launched (and what to do about it)
    When these changes generate strong reactions, people often turn to social media to vent — amplifying individual voices into a torrent of angry petitioners, digital torches in hand, demanding a return to the familiar, older, “better” product. Change is good. When a product becomes more fun or makes us more efficient, we embrace change.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [Media] McRib's Magic Marketing Sauce
    Thanks to social media, the voice of your customers is louder than the voice of the company," says Stratten. COMEBACK KID: The McRib, master of the limited-time-only promotion, time and time again.'> McDonald's brought back the McRib this week, but once again just for a limited time. Cruel and unusual? Maybe. It's also brilliant marketing.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] How to Rebrand Yourself with Your Second Business
    Every business needs the essentials – a blog, a website, and social media – to be successful, but not everybody knows how to implement these needs. As any entrepreneur knows, running a successful business takes time, effort, and commitment. Without these three factors in play, many business owners can be shown the door to failure.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] Oops: MIT Miscounts MBA Students, Pays Them to Defer
    One of the deferred students who "already quit her job, rented an apartment and sold her car…will spend part of the year traveling, and work on media projects," the outlet adds. The business school miscalculated enrollment, but finally found a way to shrink the class size.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Media] Heartbleed Proves the Password Is Dead. This Is What You Need Now
    Anything from your bank to your social media account that you access simply by typing a password into a computer or mobile device is not as secure as it should be or could be--no matter how sophisticated that password may be. The password had its day. R.I.P., password. All of them. It''s not enough. There''s a better alternative.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
    [Media] Will This Startup Event Suck?
    Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Will This Startup Event Suck? Will This Startup Event Suck? Being a new entrepreneur in a big tech scene like the Bay Area, Boston or NYC is tough. But you can’t totally avoid startup events. 100 – 200 Points: Can you add me as your +1?
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [Media] Omniture and Adobe: What it means
    If you wondered how we were going to pay for online media and digital TV, well, now you know. > [link] Watching Websites » The Adobe and Omniture Acquisition: Some Predictions [.] Adobe has a problem. They make great client software — Flash, Flex, Acrobat — that works with the vast majority of browsers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Media] 3 Super-Cheap Marketing Tactics
    Unsolicited feedback often comes in the form of unstructured data in blogs, social media and online reviews platforms. There''s no longer any excuse for letting your marketing slide. As an entrepreneur running a bootstrapped company, marketing is not likely at the top of your to-do list. But first, you have to get potential customers there.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
    [Media] 4 Secrets From a Master Networker
    Another approach he recommends is to use social media, for instance by sending a connection request on LinkedIn or liking something on Facebook, or following the person on Twitter. The founder of the company that brought you Solitare Deluxe reveals his strategy for building a strong network. Here''s how it''s done: 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
    [Media] 5 Ways to Be Known as a Groundbreaking Thinker
    In some cases smaller mainstream media outlets not only don’t mind when you reach out, they want you to reach out, because many are starved for content. Everyone has ideas; it's how you execute them that will get you noticed. Adopting these five principles will help. Would you like to be seen as a groundbreaker and a visionary?
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010
    [Media] Lasso: Press & Progress
    Howdy everyone - I thought I'd share a few quick updates on our company while I have a few minutes on an Easter Sunday evening. First, as part of our soft launch, we've renamed our platform to Lasso ™  to better reflect what we do. city very soon, along with a variety of others that will get us closer to our vision for the Lasso  ™  platform.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
    [Media] A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference
    Every region needs its local media & events. on to their next companies and that produced Demand Media, a public company who even with a slight recent reduction in share price is still trading at $1.3 This article originally ran on TechCrunch.  I’m in Seattle this week. Can’t list them all. The ingredients are all here.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Media] Welcome to 'The Danger Games'
    Branding Dilemma McDonald''s recently had its social media campaign CheersToSochi commandeered by activists angered by McDonald''s failure to acknowledge the bad situation for its gay customers there. As the Olympic Games gear up in Sochi, the volatile climate around the LGBT community is a reminder to brands to be authentic and honest.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [Media] Best Way to Protect Your Brilliant Ideas
    Check out other articles in this series: The secret to outstanding customer service Shake Shack's CEO on how not to sell out The basic social media marketing mistake most businesses make The best way to learn to be an entrepreneur Red Hat's CEO on how to inspire your team Debate: Does social media marketing even makes sense for a small business
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] How to Pitch Respectfully (Put Down the Phone)
    Lawler’s phone is easily-available with a few searches of media databases, leading to hundreds of rage-inducing cold calls each month. Why PR people need to read more and call less. In May 2012, Ryan Lawler joined tech blog TechCrunch after a career that spanned other successful tech blogs such as GigaOm and Light Reading. The result?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Microsoft Gives Finland A Chance To Move On
    If you''re located in the Nordic region I think it''s impossible it hasn''t popped on your social media already, but Microsoft has bought Nokia''s devices and services unit for $7.2 billion. Just like it sounds, Nokia the phone manufacturer''s days are limited, by the end of 2015 they can no longer sell phones under their own name.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Media] Arctic15 Is Live: First Speakers Announced.
    Naturally the event will be optimised for serendipity meetings, so you can expect an easy way to detect speakers, investors, startups, corporates and media. WORLD CLASS MEDIA. We hate to say it, but last year we did not have enough outside media attending Arctic15. Those who register early will receive more tips, by the way.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
    [Media] How to Write an Insanely Popular Blog
    Social media optimization (SMO) enhances success by adding the ability for users to create social signals by sharing the article. The most popularly shared articles online, regardless of industry, topic, or even author, often share these similar traits. While there's no secret formula, there is a very simple structure that works well.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Media] BoS 2011: Business of Software Talks from 2011 all in one place.
    Laura Fitton, VP, HubSpot, Making social media work in business to business. If you came to Business of Software 2011, you can access all the talks from last year here using the passcode you were sent by email. Anyone registering for this year’s event will also receive a code to access the talks prior to their general release.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
    [Media] How To Make Your Next Business Pivot More Graceful
    The antidote is to establish ongoing processes for staying connected with the market, like social media, customer visits, and focus groups. You will be pivoting your business in your lifetime, whether you are a new startup, or a mature company like Motorola or IBM. Pivoting” is changing a fundamental part of your business model. Sherry, Jr.,
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
    [Media] Security And Privacy Are Entrepreneur Opportunities
    Young people naively enter their pictures and personal data for fun on social networking sites, ignoring constant feedback from the media that these are bad practices. Why is everyone so paranoid these days? My plea to entrepreneurs is to recognize these concerns as an opportunity, to make people’s life better, rather than stoke the fires.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012
    [Media] I Broke These 6 Business Rules. Why You Should, Too.
    We eased up on major account sales and made a major investment in social media. I may be a rule-follower by nature. But when it comes to my own company, I've learned when to color outside the lines. I am not a risk taker. Even as a child, I always did what teachers told me to do and listened to my parents -- well, most of the time.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
    [Media] Time For a Change #5: The Power of One Page
    The need for attractive and informative display of visual information has created a new media form known as infographics. To see the variety of creative ways in which information can be graphically displayed, look at examples of social media infographics. The benefits of brevity. Samples always lead sales. Understandable. Memorable.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] 8 Business Lessons From Game of Thrones
    In business, debt reduction is not just a part of your financial statement, says Heather Taylor, the Social Media Manager at MyCorporation.com. Sure, it''s an unlikely source for entrepreneurial wisdom--but no less relevant. Here''s what to steal from the HBO series and apply to your own company. Sound familiar? Pay your debts quickly.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015
    [Media] GP Bullhound & MOOR invest $2.2 Million into Goo Technologies
    Since then they''ve had clients like Nike, Aftonbladet, and other large brands and media companies using their platform to create 3D advertisements. Stockholm''s Goo Technologies announced Friday that they picked up a $2.2 million seed round led by Kaj Hed''s MOOR Capital and GP Bullhound’s Sidecar Fund.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Media] Two New Experiments from The Lean Startup Conference Team
    Our stellar list of experts have deep expertise in Lean Startup methods, entrepreneurship, user research, design, analytics, engineering management, PR, social media, startup law, corporate innovation, social-sector innovation, venture capital and more. Quick Consulting , an evening event on March 27 in San Francisco. Office Optional.
  • ROB GO  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Media] Boston Strong
    But forget what the media says. Maybe this is why the tech community here has been less embraced by pop-tech media which seems to care more about movie-star investors than real businesses. There are things on the ground here that make this place really great, and the folks that were honored last night really hammered it home for me.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013
    [Media] Writing for the Web: Tips, Tricks and Standards
    More than ever, PR firms, social media marketers, and search optimizers are rushing to push out more web content for clients. Andy Crestodina is the Strategic Director of Orbit Media , a  Chicago ecommerce company.  He’s also the author of  Content Chemistry, An Illustrated Guide to Content Marketing. And the best copy will win.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
    [Media] Easy Ways to Boost Holiday Sales
    While panelists emphasized the use of social media to help drive holiday sales, Misty Young, founder of Reno, Nevada-based Squeeze In Diners , said she complemented efforts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with postcards and direct mail. A recent survey revealed that consumers don't want to spend more this holiday season.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] Nailing the Convenience Factor in Customer Service
    With iTunes and Spotify, we have every song we''ve ever wanted waiting in our pockets; with Yelp and Google, we can find every restaurant that serves any kind of food in any city; and with social media, we have up-to-the-minute information about what our friends, family, and disparate networks are reading, seeing and doing.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011
    [Media] Finnish Gaming Industry: 165M Euros and 1200 Employees
    Despite this somewhat significant size of the industry for such a small country, it has yet to see any real public acknowledgement from media at large or politicians. Those are the strategic figures of the Finnish gaming industry at the moment. The background of the gaming industry is in the demo scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [Media] Gadget Review: The Amazon Kindle Fire
    Quick: Name a company that starts with an A , makes beautifully designed products, and has radically changed how we consume media. It just might be the best product Amazon has ever released. The burning questions is, should you get one? Inc.com columnist John Brandon weighs in. If you’re thinking it’s Apple, think again. At 14.6
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Chuck Cohn
    There are many platforms available to collect customer feedback, such as email, online surveys and social media. Entrepreneur Chuck Cohn explains why knowing your business inside out is crucial (even if you''re scared of what you might learn). He shares the three lessons that made it possible. metropolitan areas. Metrics are your friend.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [Media] 6 Ways to Spread the Holiday Spirit
    Here at VerticalResponse, we've got our noses to the stone and working 'round the clock to make sure our small business customers are successfully promoting the heck out of themselves through email marketing campaigns , social media and holiday events. December is the busiest month for many companies, including mine. Have a festive contest.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Media] 31 things I learned the hard way about growing a SaaS business. GBP from Duane ‘Startup’ Jackson, Kashflow
    This encourages social media posts about your service – “anyone got an invite code for Flinkywinks?”. Be a human on Twitter and other social media, not just a company. It’s called social media for a reason. A guest blog post – a quick read with 31 real life lessons learned building a SaaS business. Duane is different.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Media] How to get your network working
    In the world of social media, a network can mean a lot of things. Unfortunately, your network is not equivalent to the sum of all the friends, follower and connections across your social networks. That would be a fantasy. qualified it with “some degree” because everything is not always proportional. Nature of your Network.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Media] What I Learned From My First Time Writing on LinkedIn
    The most helpful was Neal Schaffer, a social media expert who provided no fewer than nine practical tips. Once limited solely to influencers such as Richard Branson and Bill Gates , LinkedIn recently opened the platform to all subscribers. Since then, many people have been clamoring to make their voices heard on the site. What I Did Right 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
    [Media] A Glimpse Into the Future: What Sales Will Look Like 5 Years From Now
    Social media, outsourced meeting makers, earned media, and other mechanisms are entering and developing in the market for the single purpose of getting higher up the food chain in the buying organization as a way to bypass the structured purchase. 4. What will the future bring for sales professionals? It is also not absolute.
  • AGILE VC  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] Alibaba S-1: How Well Do They Monetize?
    But Alibaba is clearly making it up on volume as they say. 4)  It’s Unclear if Alibaba Looks Like an Media Company or a Marketplace – To be clear, Alibaba’s sites are obviously marketplaces. Today I’m going to analyze monetization across Alibaba’s various businesses. cents.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Media] Will Apple Release an iPad Mini?
    Once you decide on a 7-inch tablet, you may limit your media options and focus on e-mail and the Web. A pint-sized version of the iPad is coming, says one analyst. But is a 7-inch form factor the best fit for business? Size matters, especially when it comes to touchscreen tablets. Now, Apple may be catering to both segments. And the name?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Media] Are You Ready for Equity Based Crowdfunding?
    Most of your network’s retention and growth presumably will come through your interactions and networking on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Google Hangout, and Twitter. Accordingly, your business may continue to use social media to build relationships and circulate information. Equity crowdfunding vs. donation crowdfunding.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Media] World online music sales seen up 7 percent in 2011
    Would not be surprised if the free fall is even faster for physical media than what is predicted. World online music sales seen up 7 percent in 2011 : infoneer-pulse : Global online music revenues are expected to rise by about 7 percent this year to $6.3 By 2015, Gartner forecasts online music spending will rise to $7.7 billion from $5.9
  • MARKETING JUNKIE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
    [Media] Consistency is One Key to Killer Branding
    Make sure that your logo is clearly displayed and when possible, use the same color scheme on all of your collateral materials, including social media. By Anita Wong. Does your website look one way, your blog another way, your Facebook fan page still another way, and your Twitter page looks like something else?
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010
    [Media] Medialets Announces Universal Mobile Ad SDK
    Publishers can serve Medialets rich media ads, ads from other mobile ad networks as well as ads from their own first party ad server – all from one SDK. Earlier this week, Medialets made a significant announcement : the launch of their universal mobile ad SDK. We’re excited that Medialets is in the middle of the mobile ad revolution.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Media] The Team Facebook Bought for $1 Billion
    Role: CommunityZollman is a pro in the guerrilla-marketing aspect of social media. Facebook acquired some indisputable talent with Instagram. Will they use it? With its billion-dollar acquisition of Instagram, Facebook now has a killer photo app that plugs a big hole in its mobile strategy. That's no coincidence. million? Maeghan Ouimet
  • READWRITESTART  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
    [Media] Why Venture Capital No Longer Defines Innovation
    million on Kickstarter is a perfect example of how venture capital is being complemented by new approaches propelled by social media. Michael also founded four other startups, including MacWEEK and ICONOCAST, and authored Social Engagement Marketing, an easy-to-navigate guide to the world of social media. It just doesn’t fit.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Grad Hiring: It's Tough Out There for Start-ups
    These should all be conveyed in the job posting, career page, and social media outreach. Surprising new survey results show that while grads are keen to work at established small businesses, very few are looking for a start-up gig. These young workers may not be seasoned but they're fresh, enthusiastic, and full of ideas.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010
    [Media] Perfecto Mobile Gets Perfect Backer in Vodafone Ventures for App Testing in the Cloud
    The sum of the round was undisclosed, but sources in the Israeli media estimate it at $4-5 million. V odafone’s venture capital arm made a strategic minority investment in Israeli startup Perfecto Mobile , joining previous backers Carmel Ventures and  Vertex Venture Capital who invested $7 million ten months ago.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] Why Hard-Working Bloggers Fail
    And no one really disputes that one of the best ways to establish that presence is to blog regularly in tandem with social media. Many business bloggers seem to work harder and harder without any improvement in their results. Here''s how to decide if there''s a better approach and implement it. If you usually wrap up your workday at 10 p.m.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] Socialware Raises Series C from CrunchFund and Others
    Socialware, the leader in social media compliance and engagement, today announced that CrunchFund, founded by tech industry veterans Michael Arrington, Patrick Gallagher, and MG Siegler, will join other investors in a $7M series C round of funding. Many companies miss the mark by only leveraging social [.].
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [Media] How to Start a Successful Restaurant
    Utilize social media channel s. Establish a strong social media presence, try an ad in your local paper, participate in the local fair, or host a small non-profit get together at your restaurant to keep marketing your business. In fact, 60 percent of restaurants fail in the first year. We’re not telling you this to temper you passion.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
    [Media] How to Use Google and Facebook for Customer Segmentation
    The ability to search through all the data in social media is thought by many to be the next technological “golden goose.” What is customer segmentation? Customer segmentation allows businesses to target specific groups of people so that they can reduce risks and sensibly allocate their marketing resources. Understanding the Data.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
    [Media] Google+ Offers Great Business Potential :: Small Business.
    Related Posts: Getting More From Your Google Maps Profile Adding the Google +1 Button A Facebook and Google Reader App for Bloggers Real Time is Big Time Google Adds Wonderwheel Search Results Option Posted by : John Jantsch on Jun 29, 2011 | 7:21 am Categories : Social Media , Web Marketing Tag : Google Popular Posts Adding the Facebook Like.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
    [Media] 6 Keyword Search Strategies to Grow Your Business
    While social media may capture headlines, search is still the workhorse. Consumers search the web billions and billions of times each month. Here's how you can use that information to grow your business. In its latest analysis of U.S. With so much searching going on, you can imagine how much information there is to data mine.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
    [Media] Power Shift in Silicon Valley?
    The firm's aggressive efforts have brought extensive media coverage and big money. With the hottest start-ups widely sought after, VC firms try new ways to stand out. Silicon Valley appears to be seeing a power shift from VCs to entrepreneurs. Each year about 15 deals account for 97% of all venture capital profits, reports the paper.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] Inventure adds Kiosked's Ekaterina Gianelli as Director
    At Inventure, she will be drawing from her roots and focusing on Online Media, SaaS and eCommerce. Inventure says with Gianelli joining the team, Inventure is launching a seed investment allocation, "a portfolio of 15+ seed-stage investments mainly in the digital and online sector."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Media] Rein in Your Freelancers
    Recently a woman we hired to do some social media work for us had great ideas about selling our charms at retail so we asked her to work up a whole presentation about that, even though her background was in advertising. Freelancers (at least the good ones) have their pick of projects, and you have to work hard to keep them engaged.
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