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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
    [Media] Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on Failed Pitches, Acqhires & Strategy
    But in New York, “Tech is like the fifth coolest thing behind finance, fashion, media, and music,” Crowley said. Dennis Crowley opened up about what it takes to run a successful start-up and the state of the start-up scene. If Dennis Crowley wasn't the CEO of Foursquare, he'd probably be a snowboarding instructor. ”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Media] Lessons from Amazon: How Well Do You Know Your Customers?
    The more people that interact with you—through your site, social media, blog, salespeople, etc.—the You already know how to divide your audience into broad groups. Now it's time to create unique individual targeting. What do Pandora, Netflix, and Amazon all have in common? All three are world-class "segmenters." Brilliant. link].
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010
    [Media] The “right” tools can make a BIG difference
    The tools include – providing an ability to share (a simple blog), an ability to sell (a store), an ability to teach (a lightweight learning management system) and an ability to connect (social media integration). You would have heard the following statements many times. Tools are not everything. Tools are a means to an end.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
    [Media] AOL's Tim Armstrong Played the Blame Game and Lost
    'Blaming others is never a good strategy for media relations, nor is it good for employee morale. For instance, an article by Deanna Fei, one of the babies'' mothers'', about the experience has garnered over 65,000 social media shares. Think about how this will play out in the media. What Armstrong said : "We had a $7.1
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [Media] Happy International Women’s Day!
    Another very cool bit of media that I ran across is called “Makers: Women Who Make America.” Happy International Women’s Day ! What a wonderful day to celebrate, not only because I get to celebrate my side of the gender spectrum, but also because it’s a perfect time to take a look at how women are doing in the business world. think so.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
    [Media] Three Inexpensive Ways to Create Buzz for Your Business
    Newspaper and magazine advertising has been perceived as a dying art for some time, but newspaper and media exposure can still be an important way of getting your name known. Wherever you are in the world, you’d have to have been hiding pretty well to escape all the news of economic gloom and doom. Best of all, it cost next to nothing!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
    [Media] Does Every Business Plan Include a Marketing Plan? What’s the Difference?
    Put yourself in the place of each of these ideal buyers and then think about what media he or she uses and what message would communicate your offering most effectively. What’s the difference between a marketing plan and a business plan? Doesn’t a business plan include a marketing plan? Why would anybody do one without the other?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Media] What is Your Motivation?
    Susan Wilson Solovic is an award-winning entrepreneur and journalist, author of three best-selling books, multi-media personality and contributor to ABC News and other outlets, public speaker and attorney. Tweet. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities. Norman Vincent Peale. Why do you want to go into business for yourself?
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #15: #THOUGHT LEADERSHIP tweet – Why Size Matters
    Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. A while back I was playing “dueling authors” with a guy who claimed to have written 16 books (meaning he won the game!) and said he had two that he wanted to give me as gifts. We didn’t think so.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #10: Why Savvy Authors Never Fear “Giving Away the Store”
    Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. Have you ever attended a writing workshop were one of the participants doesn’t want to publicly share their book idea because it’s so good someone is likely to steal it? Yeah, right!
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #7: How to Create a “Blue Ocean” Book
    Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. Daniel Markovitz’s A Factory of One. Imagine you’re a performance coach or consultant who wants to write a book. What would you do when faced with that challenge? Throw in the towel? Not necessarily.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Media] 4 Tricks for Better Customer Service
    Whirlpool's Maytag: Get Smarter About Social Media Twitter and Facebook have made it possible for customers to be more vocal and far-reaching with their opinions. From Amazon to Lego to Zappos, plenty of big corporations have won kudos for their personal touch. Here's how you can steal their best ideas. With customers, it's similar," he says.
  • GREGG FRALEY, AUTHOR OF JACK'S NOTEBOOK  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
    [Media] Reshoring – Why It Makes Sense
    The trend is being dubbed “reshoring” and is receiving media attention in the U.S.Derek Singleton of Software Advice recently covered this trend in a blog post titled, “What Can be ‘Made in the USA’?” It’s a shame that the reshoring trend (of manufacturing back to the USA) will take years to be realized. That is, until now.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
    [Media] Startups and Libertarian Populism
    Some incident occurs, is picked up and marketed through the media and monied interests and the people are whipped into a frenzy demanding rnnew regulation to combat this new social or economic ill. As more former bankers and teachers and rodeo clowns start companies, we’re witnessing the emergence of entrepreneurs as a political bloc.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] Attention Start-ups: Big Corporations Want to Work With You
    It was there that she met Josh Emert and Austin Evarts, co-founders of GoChime, a company that serves targeted ads to Internet users based on the material in their social-media pages. 'How young businesses can develop relationships with companies such as Nike and Pepsi. Sheaffer, however, isn''t an employee of Waze.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Memories of an Unconnected Era: Searching for Sugar Man
    How’s that for people who keep saying that social media hasn’t been truly transformative. Many people reading this will be digital natives. These are people who don’t remember an era in which we were unconnected. In my unconnected world there was no personal email. On vacation you really checked out because you had to.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2010
    [Media] Where are NYC Startups and Who is Funding Them?
    Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Where are NYC Startups and Who is Funding Them? Where are NYC Startups and Who is Funding Them? Editor’s Note: This post was created in collaboration with Chris Paik, who was invaluable in helping me crunch the numbers. billion.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Media] 20 Free and Low Cost Tools for Everyday Productivity
    Hootsuite – All in one social media management tool that continues to evolve. '20 Free and Low Cost Tools for Everyday Productivity written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Every so often I sit back and take inventory of the tools I’m using with an eye on weeding some out and adding some in.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Media] 4 Ways You Discourage Customers From Buying
    It may seem like a good idea to make the customer create an account, collect social media information, or ask questions about what led the customer to the site. The relationship between buyers and sellers has changed. In the process, these four tactics have become major turn-offs. They want to be educated and assisted, not sold. Not so.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Why Apple Really Acquired Topsy
    Apple raised an eyebrow or two Monday, confirming to The Wall Street Journal that it had acquired Topsy, a social media analytics firm that monitors conversation and sentiment on Twitter, for a reported $200 million. 'The tech giant spent a reported $200 million to acquire a social analytics start-up. Here''s why.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Make it Big. No, Bigger! Nine Steps to Opening a Store in Style
    Produce lots of photos and videos to post to social media after the fact, so people will see the business at its busiest and liveliest. 'Johnny Cupcakes, a T-shirt company with a cult following, does nothing by halves, and the company is at its most dramatic when it opens a new retail location or a pop-up store. People show up for free food.
  • CSS-TRICKS.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] So You're Going To Start A Huge New Web Project
    FAT Media Permalink to comment December 18, 2012. “Responsive Design” and “Media Queries” are only a piece of a bigger puzzle (more precisely: the view), but don’t magically bring us a great UX for mobile and desktop user. It is built on WordPress , hosted by Media Temple and NetDNA , with fonts by H&FJ.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Media] Tampere Based M-Files Gets €6 Million To Globally Expand Their Metadata Driven Enterprise ECM
    On the 30th of April, the company announced an A-Round of €6 million led by DFJ Esprit , a venture capital firm that invests from seed to late stage in European technology and media companies. Basically their solution does not care where the data is but rather what the data actually represents. Think Enterprise Document Management 2.0,
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [Media] Update On Destly: Travel Curation For Discounted Luxury Hotels
    The service is free to join, and has been growing rapidly since initiating partnerships with groups including CDON Group (the largest e-commerce group in the Nordics), Members.com, DN-Kortet (the member's club of Sweden's largest newspaper, DN) and with Stampen Group, a large Swedish media house.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
    [Media] Startups: Deadline For Arctic15 Pitching Competition Is Near
    Attendees of the conference also get to meet investors and representatives of the media. It's mid-July already, which means there are only 2 weeks left to apply for the Arctic15 Pitching Competition ! We know many of you already applied but on an off-chance that some willing candidates missed this, here is a reminder.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
    [Media] Team Up Right: Three Tips To Pick The Perfect Partner
    Since the tour began, The Chocolate Box has seen significant increases in sales, received positive media coverage across the country and has helped to put Seattle on the map as one of the hottest chocolate spots in the U.S. First stop: a tour at Theo Chocolates , the country’s only bean-to-bar, organic and fair trade chocolate factory.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Media] Is Email Taking Over Your Life? 7 Ways To Get Your Life Back
    Phil Cooke is a television producer and media consultant at Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California. By Phil Cooke, author of “ Jolt! Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing “ During a recent film shoot in Tucson, Arizona for a new Internet project, I woke up at 4am unable to sleep.  Don’t over email.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [Media] Minimum Viable (Hardware) Product?
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? » Minimum Viable (Hardware) Product? After much head scratching, I have to conclude that you don’t.  Guess what? 
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2009
    [Media] Truly memorable holiday parties
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? I promise your employees will be talking about it for years to come. Nice and classy.  We had 4 kids show up in total. 
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
    [Media] Cultivating a sense of community in the workplace
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? Why did this team feel such lasting loyalty to each other?  The playing seems to make all the difference.  Blog at WordPress.com.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2009
    [Media] Financial modeling for a new product or service « Startup Musings
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? Startup Musings Life in the Boston high-tech startup landscape Blog About Elaine Chen « Contractors or permanent hires?
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010
    [Media] Focus groups vs. roundtable discussions
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? When I do qualitative research, invariably someone would say: “oh, so you are doing focus groups!&# Separate the genders.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2010
    [Media] Usability research in the lab
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? Usability research for consumer electronics products can be very costly.  My theory is that some research trumps no research. 
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
    [Media] Beta programs
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? What is a beta program? It is the prototype of the software that is released to the public. Click here to view my full profile.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
    [Media] All I really need to know I learned in elementary school
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? This is so true (both in the preschool dropoff context and in the workplace). Here are some of them – enjoy.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2010
    [Media] “We're not curing cancer here”
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? only wish I can get to work in your field! The context was to help add a bit of perspective. We burn out. 
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
    [Media] Where should product management live in an organization? « Startup.
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? I had a blog post about this on my abandoned old blog, so I dragged it out and looked at it.  not actively screw it up).
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
    [Media] Issued patents don't represent innovation
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? My take: NO. This is gratifying since I got to update my issued patent list.  But it got me thinking about the whole system.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010
    [Media] Measure employees by output, not hours worked
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? “ I find myself having a flashback of a conversation on the same topic that I had with a friend in a startup. 
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Media] A learning moment about Plan B
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? As a compulsive planner, I really can’t help myself.  I play to win.  So I sat back and thought about this.  
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2009
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Oh Happy Days
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Oh Happy Days. My wife Dorit thought of this juxtaposition on Inauguration Day earlier this week. Now look at another young girl, just a couple of days ago. Oh Happy Days! Posted Thursday, January 22, 2009. Newer Post.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2009
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Y chromosome genetics
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. chromosome genetics. Posted Monday, October 12, 2009. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Labels: Whimsy. comment: Pearl Mattenson, CPCC, ACC. Cutting edge stuff Richard- maybe over the edge.
  • PASCAL'S VIEW  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2009
    [Media] Be Careful What You Wish For…
    Everybody has an agenda, and we are all influenced by our personal experiences and biases. Certainly the ‘High Frequency Trading’ community of dark pools and hedge funds that currently account for 70% of daily trading activity in the U.S. don’t like this report.  And then there are those who look at the broken U.S. jobs today.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
    [Media] Building on Someone Else’s Railroad
    A good example of these apps would be social media analysis tools.  When you are building the next great Internet innovation, where you build can make all the difference between success and failure.  Like the real estate adage about location, API’s and platforms can be hugely important in gaining traction.  Platforms are great launching pads. 
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
    [Media] Three Epic Sins of Customer Service, the Airbnb failure
    While one can quibble that this is really a PR failure, it starts with customer service getting in front of the issue immediately, before it gets released to the media, Twitter and the blogosphere.  Getting customer service right is difficult for companies of any size, but for startups it can be especially challenging. 
  • MARK BIRCH  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
    [Media] Outsourcing the Startup
    Already most startups outsource PR activities and some marketing functions such as copywriting and social media management. When I hear someone espouse the evils of outsourcing and startups, I just laugh.  The arguments are compelling and cogent particularly when you are building something innovative and need to iterate quickly. 
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] Helping Big Get Small - Why I invested in Orchard's effort to help institutions participate in online lending
    The more tools that got created to allow sophisticated, targeted buys and various types of repackaging to allow thoughtful media management, the more buyers found a way to make it work for them. 'Over the last few years, we''ve seen a lot of technologies start out in the consumer world and "infect" the enterprise.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Media] The 5 Best States In America For New Business
    Lewis Robinson  is a business consultant specializing in social media marketing, CRM, and sales. 'by   Lewis Robinson. Looking to start a business? Prospective business owners must make a myriad of choices before even opening up shop. One of the most important is where to locate the business. Utah has a growing economy and low unemployment.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Media] [Singapore] [Event] Social Business Week 2012
    Hot on the heels of Social Media Week this week in Singapore is Social Business Week , which will take place next week on February 20-23, 2012. This year, activities include public lectures, a forum targeting corporate leaders, and a 2-day boot camp for social entrepreneurs to develop and refine their social business plans.
  • GROWTHOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] Unrestricted Consumption: Developments in Digital Rights Management
    will further nudge industries that deal with electronic media to adapt to a world where marginal costs of delivery are low and consumers own multiple products designed for media consumption, needing easy transferability of content between them. Rowling has negotiated with the big distributers (Apple and Amazon, etc.) Both C.K.
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Media] allensblog: "Fully-Diluted"
    « DSK & The US Criminal Justice System (Oh, and the Media, too). allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. Whats a Home Run (in VC-speak) » July 12, 2011. Fully-Diluted". The term "fully-diluted", unlike some legal terms, is not defined by any law or regulation. Reblog (0). TrackBack.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Media] What Exactly Is Content Marketing?
    They’ve grown to expect the company itself as well as customers, networks, partners and the media to be the source of this content. 'What Exactly Is Content Marketing? mean, it’s all we’ve been talking about for the last few years. ” photo credit: eyesore9 via photopin cc. Is it a thing? More what it does than what it is.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
    [Media] Can This Start-up Shake up the Art World?
    Customers can also freshen the art hanging on their walls and experiment with different artists, styles, and media. Consumers can already rent dresses, cars, and DVDs by the day. Why not fine art? Everyone wants nice things. The problem is, most people can't afford everything they want. Sometimes it's referred to as collaborative consumption.)
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] How To Reject A Job Candidate The Right Way
    Job applicants freely share their experiences, good and bad, through a wide range of social media platforms. It may suddenly find itself awash in bad press, the target of considerable social media ire and finger-pointing. 'by Barry Sloane, President and CEO of Newtek Business Services. Things are different today. Rothschild, E.F.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] 4 Threats To Your Small Business’ Online Reputation
    Social Media Blunders. Make sure your company has a set, written social media policy, and that the person updating your social media sites is someone who understands your brand identity and company goals. 'by Mike Zammuto, President of Brand.com. How can you combat this? Doppelganger Domains. Online Anonymity.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Smartphone Feature Request
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Smartphone Feature Request. You are talking on your smartphone and your friend asks you for someone’s phone number. “Hold on,” you say, “I’ll give it to you.” No head-banging. Posts.
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
    [Media] Cracking The Code: SaaS Multiples: Recovery or Bubble?
    Popular Media: the key to viral marketing. Cracking The Code. Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Wednesday, February 23, 2011. SaaS Multiples: Recovery or Bubble? What happened? Not unreasonable. revenues while large caps are trading at 6.4x. Unreasonable? 13 AM.
  • NEXTWALA  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
    [Media] Techcrunch Disrupt: (Only) a Few Big Ideas - NextWala
    Redbeacon announced it was expanding its service to Seattle, launching with several media partners (NBC Bay Area, SF Gate, Tribune/Fox Seattle), and launching its widget for inclusion on any website. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. dkhare.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Media] A Business Plan That Will Win Capital: 5 Steps
    Here are some options: You might go after those new customers by designing a new product tailored to those customers’ needs; you could make a product that meets their basic needs and charge a much lower price; or you could sell your existing product using a social media strategy. Your start-up is off to the races. Can you make payroll?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Media] How to Create a Viral Campaign (Hint: You Can’t)
    So she and her team began joking in their social media postings about "Makeup-Free Mondays." Whether or not your marketing takes off--and takes on a life of its own--isn't really up to you. But you can set yourself up for success. Will your campaign go viral? It's really not up to you. Take online magazine The Beauty Bean. Scare yourself.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] 8 Outdated Gadgets You Must Toss
    That’s the re-designed Microsoft mobile operating system that borrowed heavily from the Zune media player. Recognize any of these devices from your briefcase? If so, head to the nearest wastebasket. And then go get an upgrade already. I'm not saying you and your business always need to have the latest hardware. That's just illogical.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Does your startup really need to hire in-house developers?
    Laura Roeder , LKR Social Media.  . 'When it comes to scaling your startup’s Web development resources (or lack thereof), it seems like you can never have enough assistance. But for startups, which is really better: in-house talent or outside agencies? And at what price? Agencies thrive on innovation. Andrew Howlett , Rain.  .
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011
    [Media] Link Post (weekly)
    Infographics are Useful –But They Must Evolve « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing. The Internet Is Filling Up with Dead People and There’s Nothing We Can Do About It – Technology Review. tags: blog. CRM News: Social CRM: Seeing Yourself Through Others’ Eyes, Social CRM-Style. Posted from Diigo.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
    [Media] Venture Atlanta Companies
    have been advising and coaching Venture Atlanta participants BLiNQ Media ,  Preparis ,  ScoutMob ,  Toomah ,  Twitpay ,and  Wavee  for quite some time now. In a few short minutes the companies that were selected for Venture Atlanta will be making their way to the stage for six minutes of fame. Some of them are going to do better than others.
  • FAIRSOFTWARE'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Media] Busy week with 2 articles about Founders
    Finally, FrenchWeb became the media partner for the Founder Conference Paris and also did a write-up today (in French). This week has been very productive (and it’s only Tuesday morning): First on Monday, VentureBeat published my guest column on the winning pitch at the Founder Conference. That’s it!
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
    [Media] On the Facebook IPO
    All of that said, it's still the gold standard of social media -- and is not likely to be supplanted by any of its rivals anytime soon. Lots of thoughts on this. let me try to be brief. I am a marketer and practitioner, not an investment professional. . The Facebook IPO is the apex of this cycle. Woohoo! So no real surprise there. Godspeed.
  • THE COMMON SENSE WEB... AN ENTREPRENEURS' BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
    [Media] Recap - Rice Alliance Monetizing Location Panel
    Blair Garrou of DFJ Mercury is as astute a VC as you'll meet when it comes to location services and how social media, game mechanics, and real-time technologies will shape the future of tech. A few quick thoughts on the location services monetization panel discussion I was fortunate to sit on last night at the Rice Alliance event.
  • ASH MAURYA  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] How to Get Early Customers to Respond to Your Cold Emails
    You then package that material into an e-book, report, video, or other media. This is a guest post from Robert Graham – a solo bootstrapper who blogs about the experience. Robert has been working in software since 2005. He is a Ph.D. dropout who spent time working for Google. Someday he ‘d like to work for himself.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Media] Conferize comes closer to a TED-for-every-conference vision
    Additionally they share event media getting the most traction around the web, helping you find valuable talks and slide decks. 'As a Danish startup building an online platform for professional events, Conferize has our full attention. We had the features and said ''let’s try rethink everything.'' The basic premise is still the same. alone.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] Why Hiring Summer Interns Is Like March Madness
    That leaves the prospective intern from Columbia trying to explain why knowing every character in Chaucer''s Canterbury Tales makes her the ideal candidate, while the Northeastern student engages in an in-depth discussion about best practices for managing a crisis on social media channels. Here''s what our intern committee found.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor
    Entrepreneurs should also use social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) What is wonderful about this interview is that I got Tom on the record on: what angels look for and how they work? lessons learned from his days as an entrepreneur. some fun, big tech issues like privacy, net neutrality, location-based services and real-time data.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
    [Media] WikiHow's Recipe for Success
    On top of that, it's a media company where everyone owns its content. Unlike Yahoo Answers, About.com, and eHow (which Herrick sold to Demand Media in 2006), wikiHow lets anybody edit articles, but uses multiple layers of quality assurance to try to make sure the changes are good ones. and the company is intentionally self-funded.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
    [Media] Aspiro Signs Deal With Google's Widevine DRM
    The whitelabel media streaming service, Aspiro , has signed a deal with Google's Widevine DRM for studio approved DRM-solutions for Video OTT-services. This comes as good news for media companies, as it seems the streaming services are used mostly for sports broadcasts. In 2010, Widevine was acquired by Google
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Media] Why Blogging Isn’t Enough Anymore
    There was a time when the art of SEO practitioners focused on building out highly optimized pages dedicated to narrowly defined themes or keywords. photo credit: winterofdiscontent. But then blogs came along and sort of upended the whole deal. People started sharing this content routinely, linking to it and even republishing it via RSS feeds.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010
    [Media] An Investors View on Twitter’s Announcements – I’m not Abandoning the Ecosystem
    For ad-networks this can be a simple revenue share as is customary in more traditional online media.  I have read much commentary on my Twitter stream (ironically) and in the press about how investors are going to abandon investments in the Twitter ecosystem because they seem to appear hostile to ecosystem partners. Let me explain. While Ad.ly
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Top 9 HR Fails of 2013
    Just like the AOL layoffs, someone in HR left a very important things off the layoff checklist: Either change social media passwords or make the company "tweeter" part of the layoff team. Your social media person should never be surprised by anything negative. These HR departments failed in their jobs. You''re fired! Intern lawsuits.
  • NEXTWALA  |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Media] Learning from Slideshare's Founders - NextWala
     All the media hype about the two communities being at loggerheads with each other is overdone. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. www.about.me/dkhare. dkhare. Follow @dkhare. Follow Dev on Quora. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter.
  • READWRITESTART  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
    [Media] Never Mind the Valley: Here's Paris
    They're going strong , and constantly adapting their platform to users' changing needs for information and social media aggregation. Not only does the country have a higher percentage of homes with high-speed Internet than the U.S. billion online in the first quarter of this year. Sponsor. But these barriers are showing some wear and tear.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Vilnius-Based StartupHighway Graduates Four Teams At London Demoday
    We were positively surprised by the attendance both of top investors and of top media. StartupHighway just had their Demoday in London, in partnership with Huge Thing, a Polish accelerator. During past 12 months StartupHighway has accelerated 10 companies. Half of the startups from their 2011 batch received funding after graduating.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Jobless Execs: It’s Time To Dump The Old School
    According to surveys, 89 percent of employers use a form of social media to identify job candidates, with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter the most popular. After embracing social media (even building a personal website), try these tips: Streamline your strengths with specific examples. So how do you stand out in that crowd?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
    [Media] The 10 Questions I Didn’t Expect to Be Asked by Investors
    The Idea Generator (You are the visionary, you come up with the great next big idea, your thoughts are not limited by what you hear from your peers, the media, the market, etc.). I’ve raised close to $1 million for my previous startups and the following questions were not what I had expected to hear from the investors I was pitching to.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] 3 Ways to Avoid a Twitter #Hashtagfail
    As a leader of a social media agency, I often obsess over the tweets that my staff sends on behalf of brands. But I can only imagine how a small business might feel when readying to engage on social media--one misstep can reverberate well beyond the intended target. 'A well-intentioned interaction can backfire at any moment.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Media] 5 Ways to Make Your App Take Off
    And for every 50 apps that join its platform, Great Apps issues a press release touting them to more than 2,000 media outlets, although if you want to be included you’ll have to buy the highest level of membership, which is $495. Want your app to be the next Angry Birds or Pinterest? Try these expert suggestions: 1. Get reviewed.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
    [Media] How To Make Smart Borrowing Decisions (Including NOT Borrowing)
    On the other hand, alternative lenders may use more creative means to determine your creditworthiness, like checking out your customer reviews (on sites like Yelp), social media activity, or even looking directly at your business’s accounting software. So, what types of businesses should think about taking out a loan? and 1.50
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Media] Week One Roundup from the Duct Tape Selling Blog
    When we bought media around big tent poles like new product launches, Grammy’s or the Super Bowl, budgets were huge and making an impact could be guaranteed solely by the ability to buy share of voice. 'Week One Roundup from the Duct Tape Selling Blog written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Media] Good Marketing Strategy Becomes Culture :: Small Business.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] 10 Silly Things Entrepreneurs Say
    CEO Ben Smith and SVP of Business Development Mark Menell of Wanderful Media , a startup that re-imagines the digital circular through FindnSave.com and a suite of mobile apps, like to collect silly things entrepreneurs say. 'And more importantly, what to say instead. Some people keep lists of overused phrases and verbal tics. We can do both."
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways To Keep In Contact With Remote Staff
    Yammer is like a social media site for business. 'Starting a business can be difficult enough without having to keep a watchful eye on everyone within your company. When your company strays from the typical small office environment, this can be even more difficult, particularly if your staff telecommutes. StartMeeting. Yammer. Dropbox.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [Media] Don’t Be A Donald (Sterling, That Is) – 5 Lessons For CEOs And Business Owners
    There are several instances where supervisor-employee conversations are secretly recorded and posted to social media. But putting aside the abhorrent nature of his comments, for CEOs watching this unfold are there lessons to be had? m not here to analyze Sterling’s comments, they speak for themselves. Have A Zero Tolerance For Racism.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Media] Some Tips On Effective Networking
    On Thursday, I spent time at a Hacks/Hackers meetup that had 147 attendees from the media and business.  'by Roger Smith, Technology Marketing Specialist at  Hypersoft. Effective networking is one of the most powerful entrepreneurial skills you need to master to advance in your personal and professional life.  minutes on 4/9/2014 and 4.2
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013
    [Media] Digital Franchises: New Spin on an Old Business Model
    Make sure you really spend the time and money on technology and integrated applications that bring together your email marketing, your CRM tool, your social media and so on," he says. Brick-and-mortar businesses using franchising to scale. Why shouldn't websites? The founder of OrderUp explains how it's done. What's a digital franchise?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
    [Media] 5 Tips for Winning a Debate
    When I media train an Inc. You might not be on a national stage like Mitt Romney and President Obama, but you can take some cues from the pros. Here's how to win even the most casual debate. My decades of work in public relations have taught me a few things about wooing the crowd, and besting your opponent (while staying humble). Kennedy.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Media] Pirate Bay Founder Peter Sunde to run for European Parliament from Finland
    Sunde''s goal - to revamp current copyright laws and legalize casual file-sharing - is ambitious, but also clearly a voice that represents a great deal of people who seem to keep “pirating” to themselves when under media spotlight. He’s also been nominated by the European Pirate Party as their pick for the European Commission presidency.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Media] A Love Story: Start-ups & Ultimate Frisbee
    There's even a dedicated league--New York Media Softball League--where literary players compete. Founders, engineers, and designers have wrested control of Ultimate Frisbee from jocks and made it their own. got in the game to explore. About 15 entrepreneurs, engineers, and interactive designers got together Thursday evening to network.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013
    [Media] 'Follow the Money' and Other Lessons From Jeff Bezos
    His introductory remarks, in the form of an open memo, hit notes of "believable optimism," as the media blog Poynter.org put it: "Bezos promises to honor the values of the Washington Post, to own up to mistakes, to ''slow down'' in order to get it right, to be courageous in the pursuit of truth. 'Sixteen years ago, Jeff Bezos told Inc.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2006
    [Media] Christine: Holiday Planning with the Thanksgiving Calculator
    Categories Art/Media Best Practices FRC Nonprofit Personal Technology Telephony/Wireless Venture Capital Women Archives March 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 More. Christine (.net) net) technology and society Tweets follow me on Twitter Snaps www. Launch Pad.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
    [Media] Amazing Alex Launches Today, Let's See What Rovio's Got
    Rovio has proved that they can print money all day around the Angry Birds concept, but if the company truly wants to IPO and create a media empire, they need to prove to investors they can do a much bigger reach than Angry Birds Space. Amazing Alex looks like a familiar concept, but still interesting for a new and wider audience.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
    [Media] Thinglink Aims To Become Bit.ly For Images
    Its ideal for media, photographers or anyone wanting to present things through photos online. Since the focus of the service is to enable object tagging in photos this could be quite nifty tool for any media who could subsequently generate affiliate sales through linking the objects to online stores or even sell those products themselves.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] 9 Irresistible Viral Marketing Videos
    According to Unruly Media , a U.K-based 'There are lots of ways to go about putting together a clever YouTube ad. Watch these examples for a little inspiration. An average of 75 million people in the U.S. watch online video every day, streaming almost 40 billion videos every month. Of course, virality is what every business wants. Surprise!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work
    It’s got nothing to do with personal productivity, personal branding, social media, or trendy diets. Making warm and fuzzy promises to yourself doesn't work. Here's what does. Every year around this time you can find gazillions of articles about New Year’s resolutions and planning. They usually take one of five forms: 1. Great.
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