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  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [Media] Live Stream from the TWS 2010 Conference, 10 Startup Finalists and 2 Winners
    Concealium DynamicShield™ product line is a data-centric protection platform that is independent of the data format, the transport method or the media where the data is stored. This could be particularly good for small businesses that can’t afford personal support. Led by Omer Ginor. UPDATE: Touchoo won the most promising startup award!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012
    [Media] Belmont Stakes: Why Entrepreneurs Will Never Bet the Favorite
    Brian Zuercher, a serial entrepreneur who is the CEO of VenueSeen, a social-media-management tool, agrees. Roman Scharf, co-founder & CEO of Talenthouse, a social media marketing company and influential online community headquartered in Palo Alto, California, says that risk is good for the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
    [Media] Austin Tech Happy Hour This Thursday
    Perhaps you recently read about the happy hour when Mashable posted their national list of 24 professional organizations and events for social media strategists ? Our first Austin Tech Happy Hour of the year is coming up this Thursday, February 3rd at Molotov. Event management for Austin Tech Happy Hour, Feb 2011 powered by Eventbrite.
  • VENTUREWOODS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Media] 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Online Advertising Trends For The Decade
    While on this topic, I want to particularly emphasize the social media advertising trend, and my observation that the infrastructure to measure, analyze, optimize, and target is really wide open, and I’d like to hear from entrepreneurs working on the various nuances of that particular problem. Next, we had two very interesting entrepreneurs.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010
    [Media] RenewData Unveils eDiscovery Acceleration Platform
    With the release of the first platform module, RenewData has already established extraordinary efficiencies in its extraction and processing of backup media. The Company has seen significant reduction in time during the extraction and processing efforts for backup media. Banc of America Securities, et al.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
    [Media] Meet the New Masters of Cash Flow
    Specifically, Simon founded FastPay last year to provide near-instant financing for digital media businesses, who often need to lay out significant chunks of cash when doing an ad-buy. A client that needs to front the money—if they don't have a large pool of capital to keep investing in media, they can't grow," Simon says.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Media] Think of Your Website Like A First Date
    So make sure your site sells without overselling.Make it easy for your visitors to engage you on their terms with many ways to reach out--click-to-chat, 800 numbers and a range of social media. 'Your goal is to earn a second date. Four steps to make sure they come back for more. Same goes for your website. Make a great first impression.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
    [Media] Why the Once-Hot IPO Market Suddenly Went Cold
    Twitter , the erstwhile social media star, has seen its share price fall to near an all-time low. 'As the air comes out of the tech bubble, promising tech companies hold their breath to see what comes next before going public. In fact, expect more IPO-eager companies to suddenly go quiet, experts say.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] Eyeing an IPO, Dropbox Is Expanding to New York
    We see New York as such a ripe market for that, with Silicon Alley and all of the new media and design history that''s been so rich in the city. 'The cloud service provider, which is rumored to be preparing to go public, bought office chat company Zulip and is now hiring 25 employees for a New York City outpost.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] When It Comes to Online Marketing, Don't Forget About Reddit
    Influence Agents advises businesses on their social media strategies. 'Here are five ways you can use Reddit to boost your online presence. You''re used to hearing from marketing professionals that your company should be engaged on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest. But what about Reddit? And that passion could work in your favor.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] If You Want to Start a Business But Don’t Know What Business to Start
    We connected through social media because I needed to find an expert to recommend, and Joel’s my expert on this subject. And I’m sticking with that story. But there is also an exception to that rule worth noting: it’s called a franchise. So that’s a special case. Don’t know which business to start?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Media] Want to Establish Brand Loyalty? Send ’em to a Competitor!
    To grow your business, you need to make connections within your area and then throughout the industry via social media, conferences, and the like. 'When you’re just starting a new business, you want to make sure that you can offer your customers things that your competitors can’t. Right? Don’t Fight Competitors – Align with Them.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Media] Email: Friend or Foe?
    Add in the social media alerts from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and the like and there is no question that the modern work environment is riddled with digital distractions. Like many people, I enjoy the conveniences that email affords me on a daily basis. Of course, every technology brings challenges along with efficiencies.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011
    [Media] Strategy Before Tactics Saves You Money
    The same thing happens with web sites, blogs, social media tools, email marketing, and webinar services. Tweet [Note: I’m proud to welcome Bill Brelsford as a guest author here. This post was originally posted on Bill's Blog and is re-posted here with his permission. Of course, we usually don’t see the lack of strategy as the problem.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] Simple Move That Will Make You a Better Leader
    His goals were to learn more about the company''s evolving sales process, bond with as many new employees as possible, and encourage people to use social media as a way to get the word out about BlueGrace. 'Get a radically different perspective on your employees and your business with this easy strategy. The move was hugely educational.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] Angels on Madison Avenue
    Ad firms such as Ignited, Rockfish Interactive, and kbs+p have recently begun investing in media and technology start-ups. It makes sense, given that they already spend a good deal of time scouting media and tech start-ups to stay hip to the latest marketing technology. The investments have ranged from $50,000 to $500,000.)
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] A 5-Point Plan for Making the Most of Customer Complaints
    Instead, they become a secret detractor of that company and tell thousands of their friends about their bad experience on social media. 'Disappoint them twice and, um, you won''t disappoint them again. Why isn''t it working? How can you fix this? Who can solve my problem? That''s the bad news. way to win back dissatisfied customers.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Tekes Launches Tempo - Puts Feedback Into Practice
    Services and products could work in the possible business areas of social media, games, location based services and cloud services. Tekes , the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, has launched a new financing program to support growth companies developing mobile services and applications - Tempo.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] Pivoting « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    At VideoEgg/Say Media, one of the three parts of the problem became the sole focus. At VideoEgg/Say Media, one of the three parts of the problem became the sole focus. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation Pivoting January 10, 2011 Posted by jeremyliew in pivoting. You can see the accompanying slides here ). Pivot fast.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: What Would Mom (and Pop) Do?
    Mom and Pop pay very little attention to the latest business books, the most popular blogs, or the current theories about social media marketing, but they do pay very close attention to one thing in particular: how much black ink is there at the bottom of the monthly income statement and how can that be improved next month? What would mom do?
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011
    [Media] The Big, Important Startup Lesson From The Recent Google Leadership Shuffle
    In fact, it’s impossible to not have heard this news, as it’s being shouted in every major media channel (online and offline) there is. As you’ve heard, there’s been some big announcements at Google recently (announced during their earnings call). So, what’s the big lesson here for startups? What do you think?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
    [Media] Best Advice I Ever Got: Shama Kabani
    She is also the author of the bestseller The Zen of Social Media Marketing, and an international speaker. The president of the Zen Marketing Group explains how being an entrepreneur is similar to being a newlywed, and other great advice she's received. Some are helpful—hire people who have a proven track record. Differentiate or die.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2010
    [Media] Commit To Your Core: 9 Reasons Why Every Entrepreneur Should Outsource
    This might mean customer service, design, social media marketing or coding. SEO, SEM and Social Media Marketing. The following is a guest post by Scott Dinsmore. Scott is an entrepreneur, Personal Freedom Coach and value investor. Read more of his articles at Reading For Your Success or grab his free eBook. Without it I'd be nowhere.
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
    [Media] The Future of Data Storage
    Our early investments in component technologies ( Link-a-Media , Pliant Technology , Fusion-io ), systems companies ( XtremIO ), and software technologies (IO Turbine ) centered around flash memory have validated that hypothesis. We at Lightspeed were early believers in the disruptive power of flash memory in next-generation storage systems.
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012
    [Media] There is Something Beautiful About a Book
    Publishing is probably the last bastion of old school media that digital is disrupting. This week there was a ton of rumblings, leaks and rumors about Apple’s big “eBook” event that took place earlier this am. Apple is going to change education! Apple is going to destroy publishing! Did it happen? Or have they? Cookbook?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
    [Media] 5 Tricks for Working With Millennials
    best practices for engaging in social media, alerting us to important, breaking trends in the blogosphere that might impact our client base or our firm, or simply showing us what’s new and hot.) 'Your youngest employees are creative, bright.and a complete disaster to manage. Here''s how to turn the mess around. Going to Peppercomm?"
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Media] How to Become Your Own Boss in 2015 (Webinar Recap)
    As CEO of Quintessence Group, Melinda educates entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies on subjects including small business startup, business development, and social media marketing. Social media is no longer an option, you must be a social media expert, too, or have some budget to hire somebody to help you. What do you manage?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Seven :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
    Image YiShian | Photography via Flickr Good stuff I found this week: How to monitor social media mentions in five minutes a day - step by step directions for setting up a powerful listening station. The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Can your product help run a global software community or an event business?
    'If you make software that will make our lives, and the lives of our customers, easier, we’re all ears… We are currently starting to rebuild the Business of Software and BLN web sites as well as integrate these sites with our back office, billing, CRM, email marketing, social media, accounting functions etc. As
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
    [Media] The Complete Small Business Marketer's SEO Toolkit :: Small.
    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.
  • WHITETAIL SOFTWARE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013
    [Media] MicroConf 2013
    You can get 50 by scratching and clawing (see things that don’t scale) and 25 more with guest posts and social media. 'Jason Cohen led off the conference with a talk about building a “money machine” that brings in $10,000/mo. Jason crushed it. Rob burned it down. Welcome to my retro-diary for MicroConf 2013. Learning. Teach.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Media] Is Your Business a Mac or a PC?
    Tori Keyes is the CEO of Plastick Media in North Hollywood, Calif., There's a fierce debate raging among small business owners and in this grudge match, there's no gray area. Which side are you on? There’s a fierce debate among business owners that dates back to the dawn of time (well, almost). a start-up with five employees.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [Media] The truth about the broken relationship between advertising agencies and clients
    Consumers are using new technology and media constantly. 'Yesterday I was on a panel at an AMA (American Marketing Association) event with Del Ross , Mike Racic, and Rick Radermacher, moderated by the great Glen Caruso. The topic was (and I’m paraphrasing), “Why is the advertising agency and client relationship so screwed up?!”
  • DAVID TETEN  |  FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
    [Media] Announcing our summer intern class
    He was an early employee of a software start-up born out of the MIT Media Lab, Frictionless Commerce (acquired by SAP). A bit belatedly (due to a backlog of blog postings), I wanted to announce ff Venture Capital ‘s summer intern class. We’re actively recruiting interns for the fall. Franklin Bi. He’s your guy. David Gabbay.
  • AWEISSMAN.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007
    [Media] Amie St is the future
    Media consumption with variable pricing based on the profile (and time of that profile) of the buyer. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Oct 3, 2007. Amie St is the future. Ive been aware of Amie St for a while now -- heard the buzz, checked out the service a few times. Still rising. Utterly.
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
    [Media] An Interview with Dr. Kevin J. Scanlon
    Axon Intelligence Media’s Sandya Menon and Ashwini Naganthran. June 2012. link]. interviewed Dr. Kevin J. Scanlon, Chairman of the Pasadena Angels Investment Group. What are you doing to improve Pasadena Angels? We have learned many investment lessons over the past 12 years; we. Angels. effectively. screening process. investors. better.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Media] The Coming Wave of Enterprise Tech in NYC
    New York City is the global center for the financial services industry, the leader in publishing and media, and home of over 10% of the Fortune 500.  If you do not watch out, you might miss what is coming round the mountain, or skyscraper in this case.  But a closer look reveals something very different happening at the moment.
  • FLORIDA VENTURE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2009
    [Media] Florida Growth Fund
    was in Tallahassee when the Florida Growth Fund was announced and I remember a media question about "when can we expect results from this FSBA program?" say "hybrid" because the fund has two missions: 1) invest into Florida-focused venture capital funds and 2) invest directly into Florida companies. It includes email and phone contacts.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Media] Steve Jobs and Bernie Madoff: What They Have in Common
    Jobs successively disrupted the computing, communication, media, and entertainment businesses. 'You might not think these two have any similarities, but turns out they do. What do Bernie Madoff and Steve Jobs have in common? More than you think. Madoff helped build the Nasdaq exchange, where Apple shares trade to this day.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [Media] Productivity@Work Resource: Keep Your Communications Safe and Secure
    The more online communications tools you use—website, blog, social media, and more—the more access hackers have to your network and computers. Comcast Business Class Internet gives you the tools you need to keep your business safe from online threats.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013
    [Media] Holy $#%&: Cursing at Work Might Be Okay
    Passion is subjective—one person’s passion is another person’s crazy,” said Scott Stratten, business author and social media marketing expert. CEO David Farr was taken to task last week for his use of four-letter words. What does your choice to profane or not profane say to your audience? From the Inc.
  • UC BERKELEY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Media] Avoid Trends & Groupthink
    Two major lessons that we’ve learned from our supposed geographical disadvantage are that trends are never as important as mainstream media makes them out to be, and, as such, startups should avoid the groupthink mentality. 'by Adii Pienaar , Founder of WooThemes. How many social, consumer-focused mobile apps do we seriously need?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
    [Media] How I Got My First Customer: I Called My Old Boss
    Online Optimism helps businesses with everything they do online, including website design, search engine optimization, social media and e-commerce. 'This story is part of Bplans’ “How I Did It” series—true stories of real businesses getting started, solving problems and finding success. Read the previous story here.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Media] Will That Prospect Buy From You?
    Social media contact. person with whom you are communicating on a social media network, such as Facebook or LinkedIn. In terms of creating trust, for example, a face-to-face meeting (as in a “social contact” lead) at a conference trumps a series of online interactions (as in a “social media contact” lead).
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014
    [Media] Payment Predictions For 2015
    Before founding WePay, Clerico worked in technology investment banking at Jefferies & Company, where he advised enterprise software, digital media and financial technology companies on M&A and capital market transactions. 'by Bill Clerico, CEO of WePay. Bitcoin reached historic highs but then went sideways. lot happened! The reason?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
    [Media] Here They Are: Arctic15 Finalists
    Human-translated social media platform. Campalyst measures whether social media helps brands sell. It's been a tough run up to the Arctic15 conference for startups competing for the chance to pitch on stage. The finalists have now been chosen by the secret jury and they are listed below. This is for two reasons. Tribe Studios, Finland.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
    [Media] How to Manage Millennials
    The 26-employee company, which sells an application that lets barhoppers scout out the ratio of male to female patrons at local nightspots, has younger employees in the IT department who are keyed in to social media and are always connected by smartphone. Thirtysomethings prefer email, instant messaging, and videoconferencing.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013
    [Media] Science Inc – ecommerce focused startup foundry
    They were initially focused on the real-time social web and more recently they have shifted to focus on the distribution, consumption and maybe creation of media. Science is theme/sector oriented. Mike made this point several times during the six minute interview. Betaworks has a similar approach. Again, this is similar to Betaworks.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
    [Media] Four New Types of CIO for the Future
    saas microsoft google apps security salesforce.com collaboration google enterprise mobility enterprise security enterprise collaboration mobile cloud computing ibm apple crm oracle cloud blackberry social media iphone sap socialtext work analytics cisco sharepoint social crm android enterprise2.0 What do you think? startupcto
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [Media] It’s Morning in Venture Capital
    There is no sector of the economy that isn’t being transformed by the online community that is now voraciously consuming media, applications, communications and buying global products. This article originally ran on PEHub. If you prefer the super short version – I’ve summarized the post in the final section. The Funding Problem.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
    [Media] 45 Inspiring Career Blogs For College Students
    The LinkedIn Blog : Social media-savvy students and pros might want to check out everything new going down at the insanely popular site, which also looks into some general business trends. Fortunately, blogs exist to help demystify the overwhelming amount of information applicants have to process. Career Girl : Like the title states, Ms.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Media] How to Discover Your Perfect Target Customer in 5 Steps
    Some of this information will be commonly understood, such as demographics, but much of it will be discovered in your test sessions and though some additional research in more behavioral oriented places such as social media. How to Discover Your Perfect Target Customer in 5 Steps This content from: Duct Tape Marketing.
  • THE PRODUCT GUY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Media] Introducing Product Management to your Organization
    have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. 'In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Jordan Bergtraum, lead a conversation around “Introducing Product Management to your Organization”.
  • BEN'S BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
    [Media] The Shana Fisher Competitive Advantage
    Later she went on to become a Vice President of Technology and Media M&A at Allen & Company, and then she led strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions at IAC before starting High Line Venture Partners, her own early stage investing business. 'It ain’t what you know, it’s what you feel. No team, no traction.
  • 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.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009
    [Media] Revenge of the Nerds? Why Madison Avenue Is Going Tech
    On one side, he has techno-media companies like Google, Yahoo and MSN using technology and data to eat into the traditional ad agency value chain.  Ad Age reported this week on the gauntlet that has been thrown down by GroupM, WPP's major media buying organization.  But his industry is under siege from the Nerds. 
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Media] Choosing An Accelerator That Fits Like A Glove – 5 Questions To Ask
    An accelerator can also help you gain media traction at the end of the program to build a captive audience around your official launch (or new product launches). To this end, look for an accelerator that has been consistently covered by media for the great work it has done with its startups. 'By Elton Rivas, co-founder of KYN.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
    [Media] Entrepreneurs Who Rule By Gut Instinct Usually Lose
    There is so much positive feedback on the value of involving customers in product development, and the use of social media for crowd feedback, at a very low cost, that’s it hard to argue that one person could have more insight alone, and be right more often. It’s been downhill from there. recent book by Thomas H. The power of culture.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Who Are Your Online Competitors? Find Out for Free
    Finally, ensure that you are first to market by promoting your value-add content on social media platforms and industry websites. Discover opportunities that online competitors haven't yet found by using these free analysis tools. Follow the steps below to find opportunities to outperform your competition using free analysis tools.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] Win Bigger in 2012: Analyze Your 3 Best Sales
    And for people selling in more fluid industries–such as media, logistics, digital marketing and services–the change cycle can feel like a turbine. Use these questions to analyze your recent sales performance--both wins and losses--to get more wins in 2012. “Learn from your mistakes.” Who from their side must you meet?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] Fast-Food 'Wage Theft' Protests Staged Across U.S.
    The protests by labor groups since late 2012 have captured national media attention and served as an important backdrop for President Obama''s push to lift workers'' wages. In major cities, for example, TV crews and other media are alerted of a time and location the day before a large rally is planned. McDonald''s Corp.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] Who's Managing the Reputation Managers? (Avoid Bogus Reviews and Bottom-Feeders)
    Schneiderman’s announcement today that 19 firms would be fined $350,000 for posting completely bogus reviews on such social media sites as Yelp and Facebook. 'I have to believe even legendary huckster P.T. Barnum would be appalled by New York State Attorney General Eric T. I''d opt for the latter. The Scarlet Letter should be applied.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2009
    [Media] $2.5bn market size estimated for virtual goods in the US by 2013.
    gaming Internet mmorpg myspace Search social games social gaming social media social networks start-up startup startups user generated content VC Venture Capital viral viral marketing virtual goods virtual worlds web 2.0 Like Be the first to like this post. Comments » 1. Reply 2. Reply 3. to draw in lots of developers.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2010
    [Media] Venture Fundraising in Four Graphs
    If so, I think that chart is probably worth thinking about. link] Brad Hargreaves After a point, yes. The graph is trying to convey two things: below a certain threshold, investors who you think are totally “on board&# can drop off and seriously threaten the syndicate. link] dlifson Oh man, so true. so true. Check out [link]. Good luck.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
    [Media] All You Have to Do is to be You…or Not
    Social media is filled with sayings that will talk about the need to be Yourself in the name of authenticity. 'It is true that not everyone is comfortable with being themselves. It is also true that there is no need to be guilty of just who you are. Some of these sayings are very cute too. One such saying from Oscar Wilde goes like this -.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
    [Media] The Upside of the Downside
    Related Posts: When the going gets tough… Advice for Tough Times – From Tom Peters Times UK Ways to distinguish yourself – #122 Overestimate people with potential minus experience Lessons from creating a social media powered eBook The Case for Listening. Nothing happens in a straight line. Inspiration for the future.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Media] Silicon Valley: Only Game in Town?
    Long renowned as a digital media and entertainment hub, LA Tech investing activity has never been greater, with both funding and deal activity at a five year high. 'With 41% of all U.S. venture capital investing activity, Silicon Valley is the nation’s unrivaled tech early technology investing epicenter. Great for them. Of course not.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Media] Top 5 Places to Get Startup Advice from the Experts
    Has worked in certain aspects you seek guidance with (PR, marketing, social media). 'Do you wish you had a mentor to answer your startup questions? Here’s where to find one. As a small-business owner, you make hundreds of decisions every day—some of which will have a lasting effect on your business. For starters, he or she…. Airtime.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Media] Crowdfunders Act Surprisingly Similar to VCs
    Endorsements were explicit hyperlinks or quotes from outside organizations or new media providing support or legitimacy to projects," Mollick writes. The typical crowdfunding-project backer is more sophisticated than you might think. The results were surprising--and encouraging for proponents of crowdfunding. Verdict: True. Verdict: True.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
    [Media] Transfluent raises a €1.46 million "Pre-Series A"
    It seems in the past, ArcticStartup was full of Transfluent news as they were one of Helsinki''s sweetheart startups - the idea of providing fast human-powered transition services for social media and customer service actually had legs. 'This number speaks to all languages: Transfluent has announced to Gigaom that the company has raised a €1.46
  • NEXTWALA  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
    [Media] The Digital Car and Harman's acquisition of Aha Mobile - NextWala
     At that time, in 2007/2008, some of the areas that we found interesting to prospect into included: new map databases, consumer voice apps, voice recognition engines, connected PNDs, location-based services, off-board navigation, connected media services, app stores for the car, and data aggregation. NextWala. About Me. Dev Khare.
  • CONSTANTLY LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
    [Media] Successful Marketers are Creative
    By visiting a science museum you will understand why interactive media is so effective. Forever 21 accomplished to receive a bunch of media attention from the ad. 'If you can''t be the leader in your category, create a new category you can be the leader in. Rule 2 in the The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing. By being different.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Media] Facebook: Unclear on the Concept
    And for a uniquely high profile deal like Facebook, the media also plays a less than "innocent" role. Unfortunately, lost in too much of the "dramatic" coverage of the Facebook IPO has been the real lessons to be learned for those interested in successful technology and growth company investing. Part of the confusion is understandable.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Media] Why You Should Sell Your Business Quickly
    The event gives emerging companies the opportunity to pitch and network with investors, executives, customers and the media. Last week marked the 6th year for the conference "Launch: Silicon Valley." One of the panels at the event focused on the key question of "Should startups sell quick or grow big?" Reasons they gave included: 1.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [Media] $43.2 Million That Can Help You
    Verve Wireless helps manage the mobile content platforms for over 750 leading media companies, and importantly allows businesses to do targeted mobile advertising on its network. Now that summer is officially over, venture capital activity is picking up. These following six companies fell into this category. million. This video explains more.
  • NIALL KENNEDY'S BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2010
    [Media] HTML5 video markup, compatibility and playback
    In this post I will dive into implementation details of HTML 5 video based on currently available consuming agents and outline some of the nuances of preparing media for playback. The type attribute value references an Internet media type I recognize and support for Internet video. Inside the video element. Browser workflow. Summary.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2012
    [Media] Time For a Change #19: How to Avoid Being Driven to Distraction
    Baroness Susan Greenfield , a prominent Neuroscientist at Oxford warned that the Internet and Social Media may be rewiring our brains toward hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder (ADD).  “Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them.”. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist).
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] Flexible Focus #70: The Carp of Creativity
    It is also the media through which you publish and present. Whatever your media or message, a wonderful way to ensure your creative growth is to overcome resistance and find ways to publish and present your ideas and insights. This national holiday follows the Girl’s Day Japanese Doll Festival on March 3 rd. Passion. Perspective.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [Media] The Real Reason Amazon Announced Delivery Drones Last Night
    If you figure Amazon got 30 30-second commercials'' worth of time, you can estimate that it got about $3 million worth of "earned" media. 'It might have something to do with $3 million in free advertising on Cyber Monday. He called the service Amazon Prime Air. The thing is, Amazon Prime Air won''t be available for many years.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] 5 Apps to Make Your Commute Less Painful
    Subscribe to channels spanning a wealth of topics, including technology, business, sports, and politics, as well as specific national media outlets such as Inc., 'An arsenal of apps to make the trip more efficient--and a little more edifying Commuting--whether you''re driving or taking public transportation--can be a drag.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Opera Gets Into One-Click Mobile Payments With New Partnership
    The next step for us will be the integration of our Onebip mobile payment service to let merchants and other media companies to make the most of all the ways to monetize their services through the Opera Mini browser,” says Gianluca D’Agostino, CEO, Neomobile in Opera's press release.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Media] LinkedIn, Pusher and more offer their APIs to help EE explore future LTE apps at UK 4G hackathon
    As preparations for the event continue and the 130 or so entrants brush up on their coding skills, the API partners have now been confirmed as Pusher , a cloud service that adds real-time functionality to Web and mobile apps, PeerIndex , a social media analytics company, LinkedIn and Wikitude , creators of one of the first AR platforms and browsers.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Media] Achieving hyper growth from Europe: Lessons from SoundCloud and Klarna [Video]
    'At last week’s The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam, Liam Boogar from TNW media partner Rude Baguette moderated a panel discussion on ‘Hyper Growth from Europe’ with a pair of Swedish entrepreneurs, SoundCloud co-founder Alex Ljung and Klarna co-founder Niklas Adalberth. Top image credit: Thinkstock.
  • ITHACAVC  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Media] Cornell Tech Company: Agronomic Technology Corp (Part 1), Guest Post by Deb Eichten
    Deb follows many Cornell companies and writes about them for various Cornell publications and media outlets. 'Cayuga Venture Fund recently closed an investment in a company called Agronomic Technology Corp (ATC). The underlying tech was developed at Cornell (like many of the companies in the CVF portfolio). Hope you enjoy it. Adapt-n.com.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
    [Media] Recorded Future – Harnessing intelligence at the scale and speed of the Web
    In our latest fund, we've continued with this focus and have a number of companies focused on providing intelligence under the suitably vague moniker of Big Data ( Dataxu , Adsafe Media , Recorded Future, Hopper Travel and others). Can you identify the real media influencers that drive the al Qaeda messages ? Rich Data Substrates.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] [Review] Epson LabelWorks Pro 100
    But while you can opt of borderless and edge-to-edge printing, there’s almost always wastage of media. Depending on how you design and frame your label designs, the LabelWorks Pro 10 tends to cut a small sliver of media in between each label it prints. 'For small businesses, printing stickers can be a very expensive affair.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Why Your Business Needs Back to School Systems, NOT Back to School Supplies
    Things to Do Now to Automate Your Social Media Marketing For Summer. This is a guest post by Natasha Vorompiova of SystemsRock.com. You might not be a “systems chick” like me, but I bet we have at least one thing in common— a curious attraction to all those back-to-school supplies flooding store shelves. Want to join me?
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Why Your Business Needs Back to School Systems, NOT Back to School Supplies
    Things to Do Now to Automate Your Social Media Marketing For Summer. This is a guest post by Natasha Vorompiova of SystemsRock.com. You might not be a “systems chick” like me, but I bet we have at least one thing in common— a curious attraction to all those back-to-school supplies flooding store shelves. Want to join me?
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Media] How To Boost Business With Fantastic Photography
    How many websites or social media sites are you on each day that have photography that just doesn’t quite cut it? see it all the time. Fast and easy to load websites, well written blogs, great Facebook pages… and then, there’s the photography. know what you’re thinking. Does it represent your vision and goals? Have
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Media] Why You Need to Stop, Collaborate and Listen
    At my e-mail marketing company, VerticalResponse , we recently launched a new version of our e-mail and social media product. 'One of the best gifts your customers can give you is their honest, open feedback. But how easy do you make it for your customers and your teams to give and get that feedback? I''m guessing not so easy. Awesome!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014
    [Media] 4 Reasons You Need to Use Native Advertising
    In that case, ask the top media properties in your region or industry to pitch your business ASAP. Native advertising is useful for companies on the rise who are doing everything right, and trying to reach a media-conscious target audience that wants to engage online. little over a week ago, I penned an Inc. readers. Here they are: 1.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] How to Make Conference Calls Fun (Sort of)
    How It Works In the email you receive inviting you to a call there's a link you can click that takes you to the visual interface--a place where you can see everyone who's on the call, who is currently talking, as well as each person's social media profiles on LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. Here's how it works.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
    [Media] Why You Should Fear SOPA
    If you just take one slice of this start-up community and think in terms of start-up media businesses, every single last one of them, they're all adopting some sort of social media strategy, essentially allowing users a lot of freedom to do what they want to do," he says. Entrepreneurs have a whole different bag of worries.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Media] Excellent Analytics Tip #22: Calculate Return On Analytics Investment!
    Media Optimizations 2. Identifying which model to use to attribute credit for a single conversion across multiple media channels is immensely difficult. Analysts: Put up or shut up time! This blog is centered around creating incredible digital experiences powered by qualitative and quantitative data insights. Isn't it amazing?
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
    [Media] Startup Hiring: The 10% Solution
    social media. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteWeb. Channels. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteBiz. ReadWriteEnterprise. ReadWriteCloud. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteMobile. ReadWriteStart. All Posts. Archives. Featured. White Papers. Case Studies. Twitter. Facebook. The channel is sponsored by TriNet. Startup Hiring: The 10% Solution. Tweet. Its not easy. Tweet.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [Media] The Power of Storytelling – Neal Baer of Law and Order SVU
    Nael talked about many things but the highlight of the talk was the power of storytelling ( especially on the mainstream media ). Kavitha and I had an opportunity to listen to Neal Baer ( Producer of Law & Order SVU ) at IDEO recently. The surveys were conducted before the show, 1 week after the show and 6 weeks after the show. Author.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Media] Streaming services dependent on pirating
    'Streaming media services from companies like Spotify and Netflix have long argued to big media owners that streaming is the way to capture market share back from pirate sites and hence increase revenues. Netflix is so much easier than torrenting. You don’t have to deal with files, you don’t have to download them and move them around.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Media] Customer Reviews the Hidden Local SEO Gem
    Social media participation has certainly made its way onto the SEO road map as an integral element of the optimization puzzle as well. 'Customer Reviews the Hidden Local SEO Gem written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Free ebook – Marketer’s Guide to Customer Reviews. Grade.us
  • 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.
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