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  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Finnish Army Goes Lean and Uses HeiaHeia for Pre-Service Fitness
    We believe a social media service that drives exercise will appeal to even those who don''t work out on a regular basis. 'Startups and armies are not often seen in the same sentence. Especially when an army becomes one of the biggest clients for a startup. Top Image Courtesy of Shutterstock // Military Sport
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
    [Media] Intoloop, Social Networking Around Passion
    According to Hiissa, Intoloop will revolutionize the user interface of social media services in a way similar to how the iPhone revolutionized the user interface of smartphones. A Finnish startup, Starduck Studios , will be launching Intoloop , a social network around passions, later this year. Remains to be seen, how they'll execute on that.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
    [Media] You are humbly invited to our Christmas Party TONIGHT!
    featuring Digital Media Finland and Jolla. 'Today''s the day! It''s the ArcticStartup / Future Female Christmas party tonight! Bring your coworkers, friends, whoever. We''ll be kicking off the party at Kaiku at 18:00, so drop on by. Again, we''ll have a live band, some bubbly to kick off the night, and a great crowd to spend an evening with.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
    [Media] Startups and Entrepreneurship: Beyond the Clichés
    In order to survive, a business needs to have somebody to make the product, to deliver the service, to manage the money, to manage the brand, the social media and so on. 'Don’t wait for ‘the big idea’ Ideas are cheap and the best ideas are not necessarily the most original. Just the best executed. Cliché 1: be your own boss.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
    [Media] How to Get Paid for Everything You Do
    Related posts: Blending Paid Social with Organic Social Now that social media participation has become an integral aspect. 'How to Get Paid for Everything You Do written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: Historias Visuales via photopin cc. Get paid to provide a service.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Media] Get in on the revolution in venture funding
    How social media networks can reduce financial needs for start-ups. The social web is drastically changing the way young companies get noticed, and getting noticed by the right person or network can mean investment, growth, and ultimately business success. But money doesn’t grow on trees. How mentors help bring products to market.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Media] The Social TV Space Heats Up
    And in December, San Francisco-based Miso, founded in March 2010, raised $4 million from Khosla Venture, Google Ventures, and Hearst Interactive Media. Among other things, "we are working on building a more personalized, media-rich second screen experience for phones, tablets and GetGlue.com," he said. IBM bought it in 2003.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] Belieb It: With Launch of Selfie-App, Justin Bieber Becomes Start-Up Investor
    Though the singer just lost his title to Katy Perry as the number one most followed person on Twitter, he still touts 46,949,599 followers (at time of reporting) so it will be interesting to see how Bieber''s social media influence lends itself to the app''s success 'The social network for selfies-only called Shots of Me launched yesterday.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Media] How to Build the Next Instagram
    Recently, while testing a new-to-market app for a social media client, I was surprised to find a first-time user experience led with login, and absolutely no explanation or context about what the app might do for users. To make sure your mobile app is a hit, you must focus on these three aspects of user experience.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
    [Media] 10 Tenets For Adapting To A Customer Culture Shift
    Use social media to generate emotion. Social media is central to the creation of a social contract because it serves as an emotional beacon, and helps to fuel the invention of illogical leaps. 'I’m a very logical guy, so I still fondly remember when new solutions and technologies started trends on the basis of their logical strengths.
  • 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. 
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
    [Media] Business Insider: The Top 100 Digital Startups
    Then again - I'll let you in on a secret from a media point of view. Business Insider has gathered a list of 100 companies from all around the world (these lists are always skewed a little and it's almost impossible to make them globally valid). Company valuation is used to organise the companies. billion. at position 45.
  • 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.
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] 3 Keys to a Better Customer Experience
    In addition to its social media channels, the company offers free e-books that help customers navigate the complexities of buying a home and refinancing. 'Guaranteed Rate may be the fastest-growing privately-held company in Chicago, largely because it pounced on customer experience as a differentiator. Marketers should take note.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Media] Why You Should Launch Your Start-up at CES
    You also have the value of serendipity, which you don't really have in other media. This year, 150 start-ups are angling for the spotlight at the world's biggest tech trade show. Chairman Gary Shapiro explains why. International CES, the world's largest tech trade show, opens today in Las Vegas. In 2013, far more will try their luck.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
    [Media] Shane Battier and Your Winning Streak
    In December 2011, when power forward Shane Battier signed with the Miami Heat, expectations for the team among fans, media, and the players themselves were sky high. Entrepreneurs can leverage the same brain chemistry that helped the Miami Heat's Shane Battier shine in the NBA finals. Here's how. It’s physiological. You just act.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Media] Enterprise Messaging Comes Of Age With sqoope
    Ability to attach and send multi-media files (image, audio, video, PDF, text files and more). 'Everybody’s on an instant messaging app these days. Fast, convenient and almost idiot-proof, they allow us to communicate quickly with each other via text, photos, videos and more. For a start, what happens if an employee leaves the organisation?
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Media] 5 Principles of Persuasive Web Design
    Our Point of Sale Systems Integrate Hardware, Software and Internet Social Media Marketing Into One Giant Revenue Super System. 'What’s the best way to persuade somebody when talking to them? You have to be confident, talk fast and swear a little among other things. But what about persuading somebody without words – possible?
  • 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.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2011
    [Media] Why I’m Doubling Down on the Twitter Ecosystem
    Some will cite my investment two years ago in social-media advertising company Ad.ly Today I’m announcing that GRP Partners is doubling down on the Twitter ecosystem by investing in DataSift , a company who provides a real-time data platform and tools to third-party developers and corporations. What does that mean? The Importance of Twitter.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Media] Why You Need to Typecast Yourself
    “Social media expert,” for example, will sound as lame in five years as “web site expert” sounds today. To be successful, entrepreneurs need to attract super-talented people. To do that, find the one thing you're really good at. And refuse to do anything else. This means a few things. It’s harder than you think.
  • 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  |  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  |  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  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
    [Media] 8 Major Tech Predictions for 2013
    Plus, the fund that’s rapidly becoming the most famous for this model actually seems to be doing full service most effectively for itself--with a record of major media hits--and overpaying for its investments. On tap for next year: Big changes are coming to everything from e-commerce and hardware to incubators and VC funds.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Media] How to Increase Sales Online – The Checklist
    As a marketer, one of your constant jobs is to find the right marketing mix: the right media (where to advertise / promote – free or paid), the right message (what do you say?), If you get the media right and the traffic is relevant (e.g. social media follow (Twitter, Facebook etc). Wouldn’t that be swell? Weight?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Media] Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients
    This is a concept originally created with Twitter in mind, but it can be applied to all social media status updates. 'Prospecting on LinkedIn: 3 Easy Steps to Finding Your Ideal Clients written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Now what? Step 2: See how you’re connected. You target.
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
    [Media] How to Get Funding from Billionaire Investor Mark Cuban and Other Stories
    They have maintained their relationship with Kickstarter backers through the platform itself and via such social media platforms as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube, even running successful contests on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. 'Sometimes your business needs money fast. You have to get your hands dirty. Persistence. cities.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Media] Being Steve: Ashton Kutcher on the Making of 'jOBS'
    Kutcher, who founded the social media studio Katalyst and has worked with tech companies as an angel investor in the past, offered his own insight. The actor explains the trials and tribulations of emulating one of Silicon Valley's most iconic start-up founders. But there are challenges when playing a brilliant entrepreneur, as well. ”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] Not Fooling Anyone: Employees' Strangest Sick Day Excuses
    This included looking at employees’ social media posts and even driving by their house. 'A survey from CareerBuilder produced a list of this year''s most outrageous reasons for calling in sick. “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one," George Washington once said. Employee was quitting smoking and was grouchy.
  • 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 14, 2014
    [Media] FCC Declares Trump Card in Fight Over Net Neutrality
    'Ahead of a key vote on Net Neutrality, the FCC says it might start treating ISPs as utilities--making them more vulnerable to regulation. Personally, I don’t want my Internet access carved up into fast and slow lanes depending on how much I can afford to pay. And I''m guessing you don''t either. link] -; A. Thanks for the chat folks!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] How to Seamlessly Merge Teams in Different Locations
    Come Together We''ve got a bunch of folks who do social media and content marketing across our companies. They were all invited to Minnesota to the corporate headquarters for an annual social media summit. Here are some tips on how to navigate the first 90 days. So how to get people to start working together, leveraging and sharing?
  • 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.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Media] Hangout with an Ecopreneur: Caroline Cummings on Feb 19, 4 pm EST
    Caroline is regularly invited to participate as a judge for several business plan competitions, as well as speak on topics including entrepreneurship, angel investing, social media, and authentic self promotion. We hope these inspiring stories and lessons learned will encourage you to dream big and do good. Join us on Tuesday!
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
    [Media] Website Crashing? 5 Things to Do Now
    Your response on social media is key, too. GoDaddy went down earlier this week, taking many small businesses' sites with it. Here's what to do if you're ever in those shoes. That's terrible news for those affected and also for GoDaddy, which will certainly lose customers. But perhaps some good can be wrung from the incident.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
    [Media] Icelandic BrandRegard Picking Up Steam In The U.K.
    Target-Live is a division of Britain’s fastest growing independent media agency, Target Media & Communications Group. The Icelandic software startup, Transmit, tells us that their cloud-based branding and marketing service Brand Regard , is seeing traction in the U.K. On the new traction in the U.K.,
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Media] 3 Easy Ways to Improve SEO for Your Service Business
    But if you continuously create it over time, and regularly participate in social media and your site’s feedback pages, it has the habit of building your traffic and search engine authority. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a great way to improve a website’s ranking in popular search engines. Start with Quality Content. Conclusion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways to Help You Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously
    When I media-train executives, I always counsel them to display more emotion. 'Stand-up comedy may not seem like ideal training for leading a company, but several of the discipline''s techniques will help you loosen up, connect with employees, and make a bigger impact on your clients. I''m not surprised. Oreos were my gateway drug. Bingo.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Media] 4 Big Ideas to Boost Productivity
    Examples might include: sales from a new mobile application or from leads generated from social media channels, new software or products built on new languages or technologies. American workers don't have the skills they need to stay relevant. But who among us is keeping up? I'd suggest four key tactics: Make new skills count. Got that?
  • 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  |  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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Media] How To Properly Introduce A Keynote Speaker
    Her clients range from university students to Fortune 500 companies, and her seminars cover topics ranging from tattoos in the workplace to technology at the dinner table and the proper use of social media. 'By  Diane Gottsman , modern manners and etiquette expert, and author of “ Pearls of Polish, An Etiquette Guide for Today’s Busy Woman “.
  • 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
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014
    [Media] What is the future of retail?
    Contrary to what the media repeatedly tells you (‘online is the only way forward’), a 2013 study by A.T. If someone is following your business on a social media site, your offers are available to them in-store. You’re right to be concerned about what this means for your business, but perhaps not in the way you may think. billion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] What's Your Business Resolution for Next Year?
    We would learn about an opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in a media outlet or publication and react by scrambling to author a great piece at the last minute. 'The founders and CEOs explain what they''re planning to change or improve about their business in the coming year. Like what? Read on for inspiration.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Can You Predict Success on Kickstarter?
    three person research team from the university École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne outlined their method of predicting the success of individual Kickstarter projects using a combination of data mining and analysis of social media and Kickstarter activity. The site also sees a fair amount of projects fail each year.
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