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  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013
    [Media] The Deal with Agile
    The Deal is a media company owned by The Street (of Jim Cramer fame) that reports on M&A, Private Equity, regulatory issues, and restructuring. 'Guest Author: Jay Fox. Big week! Post-agile : No spec docs, just weekly product development meetings in which daily scrums between business and dev side were summed up and discussed.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [Media] When an idea is 10+ years ahead of its time
    This makes it possible to have a really great data download and media streaming experience. CES is happening this week. Since I’m a tech geek, I’ve been avidly following news and blog posts about all the gadgets and technology trends that are being announced. This seems to be an idea whose time has finally come.
  • ANGEL BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009
    [Media] VC Return Numbers are Bogus
    This graphic from The Funded got a lot of attention and coverage in the old media. There has been a lot of excellent blogging and valuable dialog recently about the Venture Capital Model Being Broken. Everyone is trying to figure out what happened to the VC industry, and many are making suggestions on how it might be fixed.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Freespee Receives €3.3 Million For Click-To-Call Advertising Solution
    Their solution allows companies to connect with customers in real time by combining click-to-call rich media ads, access to location data, and call filtering tools. Freespee , the Swedish call advertising startup, yesterday received a €3.3 million round led by Sunstone Capital.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
    [Media] Rovio Acquires Helsinki Based Animation Studio Kombo
    This acquisition is an important step in the execution of our media strategy. Rovio , the creators of the hugely popular game Angry Birds, have today announced that they have acquired the Helsinki based animation studio Kombo. The acquisition was financed through cash and Rovio stock. The sum was not disclosed.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] Use Improv to Brainstorm Effectively
    So every week I huddle with the team at Kohort, the social media company I co-founded, for a brainstorming session. At Kohort, we take a cue from theater and comedy to generate new ideas--and enhance morale. Once a company starts operating, brainstorming often falls by the wayside. The group and I meet every Wednesday at 5PM. And so on.
  • 47 HATS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
    [Media] Scalable content generation using DBpedia (and a hint of oDesk)
    There have been no inbound links posted to the content yet, nor social media shares, but with an increasing number of visitors I am hopeful. By Dan Gravell, Founder, elsten software. Content marketing is a cheap way to attract visitors to your site, but how can you achieve a long tail content marketing strategy as a single founder? name. ?subject
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Media] Can 124,000 Investors All Be Wrong?
    have a friend who was one of the first investors in a startup media and entertainment company that grew to become one of the largest firms in Europe in its market niche. A very bright spot in the U.S. economy right now is angel investing. billion, an increase of 4.7% over the same period in 2010. read more. Investing Jay Turo
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
    [Media] Tough Love
    So ignore the "it bleeds, it leads" media. Over the last two weeks, I have had the good fortune to sit down personally with both the current mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, and the city’s former mayor, Richard Riordan. Both discussions were candid and spirited. And it doesn’t matter whether they want to make these changes or not.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
    [Media] How to Do Spec Work and Feel Good About It
    The Jets need to be at the forefront of social media." 'Above all, be clear on what you''re looking to get out of it. The New York Jets came to me in 2009, just as I started VaynerMedia, because they wanted to sell me a skybox in the stadium for Wine Library. told them, "Forget about the skybox. I knew it was my cost of entry. As told to Inc.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Media] How To Manage Your Online Reputation
    Also make sure that you sign up for all of the associated social media handles and vanity URLs. Robust social media activity is useful, as well. 'Small businesses rise or fall on the basis of their online reputation, which is largely the result of the ways in which today’s consumers do their product research. Defending Your Turf.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] Spotify Gets Hip to Smart Pricing
    These millennials are social, media savvy, and eager to try what their friends recommend. 'By cutting the monthly fee for its premium service in half, the music-streaming startup could win a key demographic. Spotify may have just found a way to scale. Spotify will continue to offer a free version of its service with commercials.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Media] Start-ups for Start-ups
    Launched in 2006, DC-based media company Tech Cocktail <[link] gathers start-ups, entrepreneurs, and technology geeks of all stripes and keeps them informed and connected with news, how-to''s, and industry trends online. Here are a few of the best and brightest. Here are a few of the best and brightest.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] Power to the People (for a Profit)
    By providing people with access to knowledge, to media, to the Internet on their phones, it affects what they can accomplish 'Many companies have tried to bring sustainable solar power to Africa. Azuri Technologies is one of the few to succeed. Now he was seeing the result. That''s when I realized, ''OK.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
    [Media] 9 Common Reasons Why People Start a Business
    Being an early adapter to social media and being online has enabled me to stay involved in my industry, stay visible, and identify when to make changes with my products and services. 'The following article is an adaptation from the book “ Own Your Future”  by Paul B. Brown with Charles F. Kiefer and Leonard A. Schlesinger. Paul B.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    [Media] Best Marketing Tech Conference You've Never Heard Of
    These Indiana natives will discuss their experiences and the future of tech, marketing and media. 'Over the past decade, Indianapolis has quietly shifted from a center of manufacturing and shipping to a marketing technology hub. Check out this conference. New Software Demo Stage Are you looking for technology from leaders in the industry?
  • NATHAN HURST  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
    [Media] Visual Tech Job Board Comparison
    Nathan Hursts Blog Thoughts on Software, Technology, and Startups « Back to blog Im on the technical side of entrepreneurship in NYC. love programming, board games, and my wife. Ive tried to be as objective as possible, but I run Hirelite: Speed Dating for the Hiring Process , so keep that in mind. few notes and observations after the graphic.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Media] Is Someone Getting the Best of You? :: Small Business Marketing.
    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.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
    [Media] Two Amazing Bar Charts: % Content Consumption, % Share of Search
    And can''t you just see how this really deep understanding of customer interest, based on their data and not your opinions or, worse, an "expert''s" opinion, will be incredible when it comes to fueling your social media strategy? 'Would you believe me when I say that your digital analytics data, from Google Analytics or WebTrends et. Excited?
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] Snap for Cash: 8 Ways You Can Make Money Online With Photography
    With a growing online presence for social media, people need professional profile files for their LinkedIn accounts and their websites. 'A high quality camera, a little luck, and some ingenuity could lead you from dabbling in a hobby to making instant fast cash selling photographs online. Selling products online. Graphic design. per month.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] 8 Essential Tips to Guide Your Web Design Project
    After a website goes live, dozens of unchecked tasks remain on the To Do list: thing like AdWords, social media, analytics, heat maps, SEO, testing, and updates. photo credit: bibliojojo. Too often, when small businesses are redesigning their websites, they lose focus. They don’t work. Trust is the currency of success. Content is design, too.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2010
    [Media] Thoughts on the 2010 Web Analytics Association Board of Directors Vote
    I’m running for three major reasons: Social Media Measurement : Let’s make sense out of them. Shouldn’t really matter, but consider yourself warned. This year, 21 nominees are running as nominees for five board of director positions – 1 in Europe and 4 in North America. I’ve talked to hundreds (thousands?)
  • DSHEN  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | The Dangers and Opportunities of.
    This same cycle is now taking place in social media. Demand Is Strong For Demand Media IPO. If Demand Media is to be a true contender in the public markets, it cannot be beholden to another company for its success. The markets know this and the short sellers are loading up on Demand Media stock. Archives. Other Blogs.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
    [Media] Umbrella People wins Startup Weekend Women’s edition in London
    There are terms that I hate, like social media, that’s b t. After 54 hours of working, planning, networking, meeting new people and generally having a good but exhausting time, Umbrella People has won the Startup Weekend Women’s Edition. Startup Weekend surges on as a good way for people to explore their ideas as entrepreneurs.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] Global Multichannel Consumer Behaviour (Research/Purchase) Analysis
    And to think you've been pimping social media on every company you can find. :). Finance, real estate, groceries, media, retail, technology, travel and health products … What is going on in Japan with health products?! :). Rather I've had to fall back on my trusty steed: data. :). They know the web is exciting. Still.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
    [Media] 12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast
    She uses the time to clear her inbox, schedule the day, and read social media. 'Are you starting your day off productively? If it has to happen, then it has to happen first, writes Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and author of " What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast." Science supports this strategy. They wake up early.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Media] 7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often
    But there''s a definite payoff to making real (not just professional or social media) friends. 'Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions. Happiness: everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early forties. Bummer. Like this: 1. Make good friends. Make real friends.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] Do Entrepreneurs Need College?
    They sold it a year later to media giant Condé Nast. They sold it a year later to media giant Condé Nast. 'Do Entrepreneurs Need College? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Marketing interview with Alexis Ohanian. Alexis Ohanian. Podcast Alexis Ohanian Reddit
  • ESCAPE FROM CUBICLE NATION  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Media] Announcing … Fantastic lineup of Spring classes from Power Teaching students
    Steps to Social Media Success for Small Business Owners. Presented by Miriam Salpeter , Small Business & Social Media Coach. How can you tap into the power of social media to grow your business and make more money ? SOCIAL MEDIA. 'In March/April, I ran another small session of my Power Teaching class. BUSINESS.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
    [Media] Investor’s Four Letter Word
    They don’t get caught up in the “drama” that the word risk has unfortunately garnered in our "it bleeds it leads" media and in our litigious culture. The four letter word in all conversations between entrepreneurs and investors is risk. The best investors and entrepreneurs I know take a dispassionate and detached approach. Technology Risk.
  • READWRITESTART  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: A View Into Israeli Start-ups
    Then Alisha Outridge from New York City, discussed TapTank , which she pitched as a B-to-C social media app for setting, tracking and achieving personal goals (health, career, financial, family, etc.). At today's roundtable, we had a jam-packed pitch session with five Israeli start-ups. Sponsor. New Global Markets. TicTacDo. TapTank. Sleeve.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [Media] 4 Ways Startups Make Bad Predictions About Competitors
    An exciting new product can get a lot of media attention, but services are often what really sell customers on a product--more than the product itself," he writes. 'Forecasting other company''s moves is necessary for every business, but don''t fall victim to these common errors. Don''t obsess over market leaders. states as a prime example.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] An Unlikely Startup Hub
    If you read about Colorado in the media last week, sadly, it was probably due to the massive floods tearing up the state, but while most of the nation’s attention was rightly focused on the high waters and humanitarian cost , happier news from the state may have slipped under your radar. Last week was also Denver Startup Week.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Media] 5 Benefits and 5 Key to Raising Crowdfunding
    PR Local media sources are enamored with Crowdfunding as it''s new and unique. 'Crowdfunding is getting a group of regular individuals to collectively fund your venture. And when I say "regular individuals" I am contrasting them to professional investors and lenders like banks, venture capitalists and angel investors. Below are five keys.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010
    [Media] Curt Schilling Earns (an Expensive) Harvard Business School MBA
    They can't be any worse than the Boston sports media."  All In his storied baseball career, Curt Schilling has rarely found himself at a loss for words. The setting was akin to sitting around the living room analyzing last night's World Series pitching performance. Schilling was a great sport and everyone had good fun. Stay tuned.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Media] The Friday Roundup
    Cherry media group proclaims themselves the biggest e-commerce company in the baltics. Media Evolution The Conference on August 22nd in Stockholm. Here's the next edition of the Friday roundup where we try to cover more news, jobs, and events from the region. Have a great weekend everyone! Events : StartSmart! SummerCamp4Startups!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
    [Media] Hip Hop's Wealthiest Entrepreneurs @amywhyte
    The media mogul has parlayed his rap career into multiple television and film appearances and a number of commercial endorsements. 'With Apple''s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, Dr. Dre is set to become the richest man in hip hop--and he''s in good company. Diddy and Jay Z better watch the throne.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013
    [Media] Space Entrepreneurs Taming the Final Frontier
    The media loves really big prestigious events," he says. 'Check out three ambitious companies focused on intergalactic innovation--and one expert''s forecast for what''s next in space. But they''re hardly the only private ventures pursuing ambitious ideas in space. Here are four companies currently trying to tame the final frontier.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] What to Do When a Good Cause Goes Bad
    If you partner with a major brand that has a great reputation, how will your customer and the media view it if you end the relationship? Cause marketing seems so simple. until it's not. How Susan G. Komen could have avoided a public relations disaster. Cause marketing seems so simple. until it's not, and then you're in crisis management mode.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Media] Are Your Words Killing Your Brand?
    It’s for writing website copy, social media posts, blog articles or any other type of content you produce. 'Are Your Words Killing Your Brand? written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: BigStock. ” And as a verb: “to give a product a distinctive identity.”
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2007
    [Media] Christine: Sobering, Joyful Life Lessons: Last Lecture of Prof. Randy Pausch
    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. " Prof.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008
    [Media] Christine: Virgin: 200 Businesses, One Culture and One Brand
    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. And then?
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008
    [Media] Christine: Alex Frankel on How Employees Create Brand
    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.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] How Chris Peters Kickstarted A Beer Bottle Opening iPhone Case (With Ashton Kutcher & Jamie Oliver As Backers) Into A Million Dollar Company
    Along the way they picked up endorsements from Ashton Kutcher and Jamie Oliver, among many other points of exposure in the media. 'Download the Text Transcript in PDF. Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes. My newsletter subscribers will be well aware that I recently moved to Melbourne. This led to a successful launch for their first product.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] Building a Strong Business: Bob Vila
    He used to get lots of fan mail, but with social media and his blog there's more two-way communication. Now we get that in social media." Bob Vila isn't just a brand, he's an entrepreneur reinventing himself in a new economic landscape. See what he's learned. He is America's Handyman, Bob Vila. Make your content available everywhere.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Media] 47 Incredible iPad Apps for MBAs
    Hootsuite : Put all that knowledge of marketing and ecommerce to work by using this app that lets you manage all your company’s social media presences from anywhere. Business applications for the iPad are becoming a huge section of the market, as the tablet grows in popularity as more than just a vehicle for Angry Birds. All-in-one Apps.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] 6 Things Entrepreneurs Wish Family, Friends and Employees Understood
    The image of people ideating all over the place and randomly straying from project to project is one that is constantly portrayed in media and is most often a mischaracterization. 'Entrepreneurs often feel misunderstood and with good reason. If people around them acknowledge the following six points, everyone can benefit. Like this post?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
    [Media] Leiki Will Change The Way You Discover Content
    Leiki's technology allows for example media sites offer automatic context-based links to readers from their own archives (or similar news sites), targeted to each user's preferences based on their behavior on the site. There's even been one case, where a media company was able to stop buying SEM altogether thanks to Leiki's technology.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Media] How To Write Award Winning Blog Headlines
    If you need more headline templates, I recommend Chris Garrett’s 102 Proven Social Media Headline Formulas. I remember when I was putting together the Blog Mastermind course four years ago, writing lessons on how to produce powerful blog content. There are very few replicable elements I can talk about – it just happens.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
    [Media] Michael Birch: Why I Bought Bebo Back
    It will be less of a social network and more of a social media app. People are willing to use many different social media services. 'After selling the social network to AOL for $850 million, Michael Birch announced he''s buying it back for $1 million. Here, he explains why. Giving up control of your company is tough. Not really.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013
    [Media] Building a Global Music Management Force
    “We worked very well together, and we brought him back to national media attention,” Dubb says. 'Brian Dubb reconceives music management and turns his vision into a thriving small business. He’d gotten himself and the performer he was watching, a Chilean force of nature named Nano Stern, booked into the Festival. ”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Jesse Kirshbaum
    heard this when listening to my good friend Beverly Jackson do a speech at Social Media Week right after the Grammys last year. The CEO of New Universal Entertainment Agency takes his cues from the industry greats, including Beverly Jackson and Marc Geiger. The artist was named Mims, and he had a single that was heating up. Blogs. Press.
  • 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.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
    [Media] Should Your Mobile Startup Offer a Free App Alongside a Paid App?
    We reviewed the apps a couple of weeks ago when they launched , and even better than media coverage, the startup found TripLingo featured app in the App Store. Last month, Instapaper founder Marco Arment revealed that he'd pulled the free version of his popular "read later" app from the App Store. But that $4.99 Sponsor. and $9.99. Discuss.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Media] Guy Kawasaki’s Finishing School for Entrepreneurs!
    This also makes him the perfect guide to introduce you to ways to achieve your enchantment using the latest online and social media technology. According to Wikipedia , finishing school originally referred to “ a private school for girls that emphasizes training in cultural and social activities.&# Image versus reality. Importance of balance.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] Israelis Are Addicted to the Internet [chart]
    According to comScore Media Metrix, out of the countries monitored by comScore Canada, Israel and the US are the top three consumers of Internet per capita and time spent online. In comparison, a typical Israeli over the age of 15 spent,on average,  38.3 hours online in May 2010, compared to 32.3 hours in the UK. online in May 2010. billion.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] Israelis Are Addicted to the Internet [chart]
    According to comScore Media Metrix, out of the countries monitored by comScore Canada, Israel and the US are the top three consumers of Internet per capita and time spent online. In comparison, a typical Israeli over the age of 15 spent,on average,  38.3 hours online in May 2010, compared to 32.3 hours in the UK. online in May 2010. billion.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Media] Israelis Are Addicted to the Internet [chart]
    According to comScore Media Metrix, out of the countries monitored by comScore Canada, Israel and the US are the top three consumers of Internet per capita and time spent online. In comparison, a typical Israeli over the age of 15 spent,on average,  38.3 hours online in May 2010, compared to 32.3 hours in the UK. online in May 2010. billion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] 7 Things You Need to Know Today
    Social Semantics Enough with the term "social media" already, says Twitter co-founder Ev Williams. 'A roundup of the day''s news--curated by the Inc. editorial team--to help you and your business succeed. Most Audacious Companies Inc. released its annual list of the top 25 companies changing the world. Inc.com 2. Medium 3. But that "trust?"
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Media] How to Spot Fake Online Reviews
    When you click on a reviewer’s profile, you can usually see if there are any social media accounts associated with that username. 'Is some ill-intentioned user posting fake reviews on your company''s Yelp page? Here''s how to find out. recent post on the Intuit Small Business Blog outlined a handful of tips to spot false reviews.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] 11 Major Rebranding Disasters and What You Can Learn From Them
    PepsiCo was bombarded with emails , phone calls, and social media posts blasting the new carton. 'Here are some of the biggest marketing flops companies made when trying to update their image. Every company is defined by a few things: its name, logo, and brand identity. We''ve collected the 11 worst rebranding disasters in recent memory.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
    [Media] The Easiest Way to Find Your Next Customer
    The opportunity to secure your next customer, best partner, or critical business contact may very well be sitting in the emails and social media messages you have been ignoring 'Chances are, your next business opportunity is already waiting for you. You''re just not looking in the right place. To find new customers and make new connections?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Media] 8 Personality Traits Of Effective Business People
    Love them or hate them, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and Huffington Post Media co-founder Arianna Huffington are three successful business leaders who understand the value of creativity in business. Some of our country’s most lauded leaders in business, technology, and science are creative individuals.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Media] CIOs Are from Mars; CMOs Are from Venus: Seven Ways To Bridge The Great Divide
    The CMO-CIO divide is exacerbated by the rise of web commerce and social media. These After all, the share of marketing that goes through digital channels — through the web and social media, on smartphones and tablets — is growing like crazy. When you do, you’ll see that the contention is actually about much more than just money.
  • NICK O'NEILL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Media] Why Online Review Products Are Frequently Wrong
    They have leveraged the “power of social media” to empower consumers (by giving them a voice) and enable them to find the best places around. You find yourself shopping for a restaurant to eat at, a hotel to sleep at, or a destination to travel to, so what do you do? Why wouldn’t you? Or do they? So what went wrong?
  • CRACKING THE CODE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Eastern European Champions & the 4 V’s of Big Data
    Eastern European Champions I had the opportunity to do a keynote at the IDCEE conference in Kiev last week. It was my first time in the city and I must say that I was immediately taken by the energy of the city and of the entrepreneurs that I met at the conference. Why Eastern Europe? mobile phone per person for the Top 4 EE countries (vs. in GE, 1.3
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
    [Media] #3010
    If you’ve been following me on social media I’m sure you noticed a bunch of posts tagged with #3010 at the beginning of September, along with some stunning photos of Slovenia. While it was fun to document the trip this way, it was such an amazing experience, I thought it deserved a full post. She’s truly amazing. Ljubljana.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: A Map of Socio-economic Value Creation
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Map of Socio-economic Value Creation. Check out this wonderful diagram from Max Marmer’s essay published in The Startup Genome Blog (and also HBR ). Also check out who he puts where on his chart (below). Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: The $1000 Genome is old news
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The $1,000 Genome is old news. have written a few times about the coming of the $1,000 genome, and what that really means. million new cancer cases each year in the US). Posted Friday, June 22, 2012. Older Post. Posts.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Seriously Bold Tech Startup Predictions for 2012
    Social media helps to incite protests and topple illegitimate dictatorships worldwide, and Malcolm Gladwell continues to stick his head into the sand. About this time of year, folks put together lots of lists about the past year as well as the outlook on the future.  This is the time to aim high and hit it out of the ballpark. Yahoo!
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
    [Media] 6 ways to monetize a user-based business model
    As we’ve grown, we’ve added a number of items to our marketing platform that includes mobile and desktop websites, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), paid search technology for optimizing online media buys across desktop and mobile devices, display advertising, local maps optimization and review management. Giving it away at Contently.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Bad content is worse than no content: How to create stuff that doesn’t stink
    They figured out that their audience likes up-to-date marketing news, inbound marketing tips and the latest statistics on SEO, blogging, social media and marketing trends—all packaged in concise, readable posts. 'Jake Athey is the Marketing Manager for Widen Enterprises. When was the last time you were enthralled by B2B “content?”.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
    [Media] The Skåne Innovation Support System's Maze
    Media Evolution : a regional network for collaboration and promoting media companies. Media Evolution City : situated in Malmö, similar to Mindpark it offers co-working spaces. It is run by Media Evolution organisation, and also hosts the famous  Foo Café. Connect Skåne : network that help startups with private investors.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014
    [Media] How We Signed Up 10,000 Customers in 6 Weeks
    All of our partners have been pretty good about talking about us in their social media doing tweets and Facebook posts. 'San Francisco startup PointsHound knows a thing or two about scaling a company fast. Here''s how it made inroads in the competitive travel industry. The U.S. travel industry is established, competitive, and noisy.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014
    [Media] The Groundbreaking Path of Real Innovation
    commerce Will Never Be a Reality As late as 1995, the mainstream American media was printing articles full of skepticism about whether e-commerce would ever be plausible. 'When it comes to innovation, what''s the most common mistake that companies make? The full post is worth a read too. The government axed the project shortly after.
  • WWW.SMASHINGMAGAZINE.COM  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
    [Media] Innovative Techniques To Simplify Sign-Ups and Log-Ins
    If so, this may be your opportunity to join Pixable, voted by Time Out… Drupal Developer - NJI Media - (Alexandria, VA) - FullTime We’re a small, fast-moving, agile environment and our team of developers is growing. Most designers are familiar with the conventional ways. The reason is understandable. Chances are, it will work. icons.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
    [Media] Click.to – Clicking Your Way Around Your Desktop And The Internet
    Earlier we featured Markerly , an online highlighting tool that lets us select and socially bookmarking a particular chunk of text , and immediately sharing it across your social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook. Let me explain. Click.to Selecting a chunk of text, and opting Twitter icon from the Click.to Useful? We think so.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
    [Media] 5 Ways to Improve Local Search Results for Business
    You can do this by adding local links and descriptions that point to your site in social media profiles and exchanging links with other local businesses and strategic partners. 5 Ways to Improve Local Search Results for Business This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. “This article originally appeared on the OPEN App Center.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] How 50 Cups of Coffee Can Change Your Life
    My next 50 coffees My next move is to get back into consulting with companies in innovation and social media. 'Raising investment, changing careers, or leaving your city? Then you owe it to yourself to have coffee with 50 people. Each time I make a significant change in my life, I have coffee with 50 people to get their views on my plans.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
    [Media] First Impressions Matter: The Importance of Great Visual Design
    The researchers then analyzed the eye-tracking data to determine how long it took for the students to focus on specific sections of a page – such as the menu, logo, images and social media icons – before they moved on to another section. They People make snap judgements. It takes  about 50 milliseconds  (that’s 0.05 seconds.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
    [Media] You Can’t Control What People Think So How Do You Control Your Brand?
    Make it work for you by using social media, encouraging clients/members to talk about you and spread the word by giving them something of interest to talk about, like an exciting event or offer. I recently returned from a trip to Holland to visit my in-laws and the rest of my husband’s family who all live there. Here is what got me thinking.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
    [Media] 5 Tricks for a Killer Company Blog
    Along the way, I got some great advice on blogging from social media experts that turned this activity into a real business opportunity. When it comes to giving the world insight into your business, nothing beats a great blog. It can also help grow your business. It didn't do a thing for my business. What changed? Who are you writing for?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] 4 Ways Mobile Should Change Your SEO Strategy
    number of people responding to my post on my big, fat social media experiment feel the same way. Tiny keyboards, cramped screens, voice-activated search -- it's all going to change how people find your business online. Start preparing now. No matter how nimble their thumbs, most people type faster on a traditional keyboard.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] The Trusted Few
    Can’t Buy Me Like describes how advertising has been rendered impotent and irrelevant by social media and consumer cynicism. 'Research shows that consumers distrust three out of four companies. If yours is among the trusted, anything is possible. The cognitive dissonance left me lightheaded. So deliver on your promises.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Media] The Top 10 World's Richest Entrepreneurs
    Before working at city hall, the world''s 16th-richest person, who has a fortune valued at $33 billion, held court at his eponymous financial software and media firm Bloomberg LP. 'Forbes announces it''s annual Rich List. See which founders made the cut. While many entrepreneurs would say money isn''t important, many others want to get rich.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Media] The 25 Best Leadership Bloggers
    ” In addition to helping leaders be thoughtful and purposeful, he also blogs several times a week about productivity, social media, and his personal area of expertise, publishing. Anyone who has ever tried to lead people will tell you leadership is more like art than science. Michael McKinney. John Maxwell. Bob Burg. Michael Hyatt.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] The What-Not-to-Bring on Vacation Checklist
    week before your trip, disable all of your push notifications and delete all social media apps from your phone (don''t worry--you can reinstall them). 'Want to go off the grid without having a panic attack? Here are a few steps to follow when preparing to go on a (virtually) mobile-free vacation. It''s time for a little summer R&R.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] 3 Reasons Starting a Family Is Good for Business
    This is constantly a topic of focus in the media regarding women-owned businesses (as if men don''t have kids too), which make up only 35% of the total entrepreneurial population. 'There''s a myth that having a family and running a company are incompatible, but here are 3 reasons why kids can be a business advantage.
  • THE VC IN ME  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011
    [Media] "Graph Theory" - Opportunities Beyond. - the vc in me. - Typepad
    Technorati Tags : friend graph , network effect , relationship graph , social graph , social media , social web , vc. Fergushurley - interesting thought - do you think this is a new company opportunity or will facebook own this object graph as media objects are highly influenced by friends? the vc in me. Welcome! Archives. Profile.
  • TIM BERRY'S BLOG - PLANNING STARTUPS STORIES  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
    [Media] Leadership and the Man Killed 47 Years Ago Today
    And, on the other hand, they weren’t subjected to public scrutiny of every aspect of their personal and private lives (the media chose not to write about Kennedy’s less-than-faithful marriage behavior). Tweet It’s November 22. How important was this? How much did it change our history? It’s full of real leadership.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [Media] Is Advertising Worth the Expense?
    Related Posts: Discuss Small Business With The White House Today The Post Office is a Small Business Resource Update of My Free Social Media Ebook The Crowd Spoke and Was Heard My Content Amplification System. Is Advertising Worth the Expense? This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. This is sponsored by @ducttape.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Media] 4 Ways to Get a Celebrity Endorsement
    And StyleCaster founder and CEO Ari Goldberg has been working to capitalize on these social media “non-celebrities.” Friends in high places can help your company take off--but big endorsements cost big bucks. See how these companies found famous fans. “When you’re a small business owner, cash is king. million meals).
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] Content Marketing in 11 Steps. Now Go.
    This includes your website and other sites that you can control, as well as social media, direct marketing, influencer marketing, campaigns, and more. 'Here''s how to create and manage content that will turn browsers into buyers. Get focused Zero in on just one customer segment to start.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] ArcticStartup To Hit Tallinn, Riga Next Week: The Friday Wrap Up
    Our end destination is the TechChill Baltics conference in Riga, but first on Monday the 11th at 17:30 we'll be at Garage48 in Tallinn to talk about Startup Media tips. Tuxera is hiring a Lead Developer: Wireless Media Sharing Airplay/DLNA/UPnP ArcticStartup is going on a road trip next week! Lots of good points. Rovaniemi, Finland.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Media] Over 120 000 Sanoma User Credentials Stolen
    Old Media Sues New Media: Case TV-Kaista. Not exactly a startup news per se, but a healthy reminder to all those working with user credentials in their online services. One of the largest, if not the largest, online identity thefts has just occured in Finland. The service to be breached was Älypää , a Sanoma bought gaming site.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] Taking the Guesswork Out of Advertising
    In 2009, MIT''s Media Lab spun off the project into a separate company. 'Tired of relying on focus groups and surveys to test ads? Affectiva''s facial-reading software takes a more scientific approach by analyzing viewers'' moment-to-moment reactions. If Rana el Kaliouby has her way, you will never have to channel surf again.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
    [Media] On Patterns
    That investor, old white male and card carrying member of the Boy's Club that he is, would get burned at the media stake--and that the whole conversation would take one giant step backwards because of it. series of small group conversations away from the media? Neither does the person who gets off at your subway stop. Can I ask? don't.
  • DAVID LEE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Media] James Gandolfini and Napster - The Originals
    Napster completely redefined the way people view media and content. People opened their eyes to the notion that they could consume media how they want, when they want and where they want. 'I’m beyond bummed to hear that James Gandolfini passed last night. There are a lot of reasons. He was complex, heinous and also very human.
  • STEVE BLANK  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
    [Media] The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 3: Value Proposition Hypotheses
    They met with their mentors, and refined their messaging pitch by attending a media training workshop one of our mentors held. The Stanford Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment in a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. This post is part three. Part one is here , two is  here. Syllabus is  here. The Nine Teams Present. Autonomow.
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