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  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Media] Tech Companies Urge Obama For More Transparency
    People are even beginning to flee some social media sites, because they fear the government is watching ( even if that''s not really the case ). 'In a move to shore up their own transparency credentials, over 60 tech companies ask Obama to let them make government data requests public. Specifically, the letter urges the U.S. Probably not
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Media] Are You Building a Job or an Asset?
    Writing blog posts, learning how to navigate social media, deeply exploring a prospect’s community, providing value through content curation and volunteering to speak at industry events all take time. 'Are You Building a Job or an Asset? written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
    [Media] Ask.fm Responds To Cyberbullying Allegations
    but also on other social media. Especially when many of these suicides can actually be prevented thanks to social media, where teenagers choose to openly scream for help about their issues has been growingly rapidly and currently boasts 52 million registered users, over 20 million visitors per day and 180 million monthly uniques.
  • 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, 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] 3 Ways to Avoid a Twitter #Hashtagfail
    As a leader of a social media agency, I often obsess over the tweets that my staff sends on behalf of brands. But I can only imagine how a small business might feel when readying to engage on social media--one misstep can reverberate well beyond the intended target. 'A well-intentioned interaction can backfire at any moment.
  • 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  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Media] Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later, a New Normal
    National and local media surrounded the comeback, which many took to symbolize as a turning of the page on Boston''s biggest tragedy in generations. 'Like the City of Boston and the Boston Marathon, Forum Bar & Restaurant was forever changed on April 15, 2013. It reopened to the public to much fanfare on a Friday night in August.
  • 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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011
    [Media] Do The Work with Steven Pressfield :: Small Business Marketing.
    Anything You Want Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? 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! Practical Tips for Gett. Steps to Successful Fac.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] Not Made in America: Where U.S. Innovation Really Comes From
    market and its strong patent protections were important considerations to Vishal Sankhla, co-founder and chief technology officer of Viralheat , a social media analytics company in Santa Clara, Calif. 'Many of the country''s best and brightest ideas? Well, they''re not exactly home-grown. At least that''s the trope. The U.S. But the U.S.,
  • FRED DESTIN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
    [Media] On Twitter drift, hype and the infancy of the real-time web
    Just as twitter does not "replace" blogging, print media will shrink but not disappear and content farming will not kill handcrafted editorial.  My gripe of the month concerns Twitter.  The one with the bird on it. Why Twitter at all ? First of all, I love Twitter. It has killed my limited Facebook usage and slowly replaces Skype IM. 
  • 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
    [Media] Why Summer Is The Ideal Time To Grow Your Business
    Here are a few reasons why: Summer brings opportunities to build your business through social media and technology. Summer is considered an “off season” for the traditional media. Those working in the media have fewer press releases to sift through and are more eager to find a good story to publish. Stir up press. million votes.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013
    [Media] [Review] We Are All Weird
    Examples include the following: - On the death of mass media… “It’s like a snowball running downhill, getting bigger and faster. Through social media and mobile technology, we’re increasingly able to reach smaller focused segments. 'Weird is the new normal. Mass is dead. 2) Eccentricity and idiosyncrasy rules.
  • 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.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2010
    [Media] Lessons for Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Part 1: "Purpose = Power"
    DAVID ECKOFF is co-founder of Spitter.com, advisor to media & technology companies and business educator. by David Eckoff , special to Force of Good. Everyone knows someone who has come up with a good idea and who has not acted upon that idea. Or started working on the idea… and not finished. But not everyone will. Lessons Learned.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011
    [Media] Leiki To Tailor Articles For Helsingin Sanomat Subscribers
    Leiki's CEO Dr. Petrus Pennanen is also excited about the partnership, "this is the first time a digital newspaper is offering personalised recommendations using real-time individual interest analysis, and a big step for the media industry in the right direction.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] 4 Things You Need to Know Today
    Recently, food delivery startup Eat 24 wrote a sharp critique of Facebook, announcing it was leaving the social network to focus the bulk of its social media efforts on Twitter and Instagram. 'A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. Sorry, Satya Nadella. -- ZDNET 3.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #19: INTO THE STORM by Dennis N.T. Perkins with Jillian B. Murphy
    fresh angle on a newsworthy story; as the authors point out, the media focused mostly on the tragedy of the 1998 event—of which more shortly—rather than celebrate the “David vs. Goliath” winning crew. Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
    [Media] 'Happy Farmer' Looking For $20 Million
    Jet Media , founded in 2005 is one of the pioneers and a current leader in the Russian market with more than 60 million registered users and 70+ games. Jet Media is currently looking for $20 million funding for 25% stake in the company, Vedomosti reported. Online gaming is a booming industry worldwide and Russia is no exception.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Media] 3 Leadership Tips for a Particular Kind of Entrepreneur: the Successor
    Notice how he''s a little more media-friendly than the old man? 'North Korea''s Kim Jong-un may be a despot, but his succession problems probably look a lot like yours. Kim Jong-un? know how he feels. Really, I do. The young ruler of North Korea has been getting a lot of bad press. His birth date is unsure. Was it 1982? Was it in Switzerland?
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Media] BoS 2012 Speaker updates & Early Bird Extension to midnight PST April 3rd
    Dan Lyons,  Technology Columnist at Newsweek where he  covers software, mobile and social media. He will be talking about what technology companies can learn from Apple, how to get the attention of the media and why Silicon Valley is not the center of the software universe. Dan also wrote the popular (over 1.5 Thank you.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013
    [Media] [Singapore] SMB Tech This Week
    Samsung’s new 1-terabyte HomeSync media server and Android-based set-top box is really targeted for home use as a way to synchronize content across multiple devices, but it’s also perfect for small business use. 'Nexus 10 (S$668 for 32GB Wifi version, in charcoal gray). Samsung HomeSync (S$498). Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear ($299).
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009
    [Media] Casual real time strategy games « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    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 Conkling decided to invert this model in order to eliminate the need for unit micromanagement. Comments » 1.
  • 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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
    [Media] New Rockstart Accelerator Taking Applications In Amsterdam
    On the 100th day, the startups will pitch in front of European investors and the media. On You may have met some of the team behind the new Amsterdam-based Rockstart Accelerator if you were present at Slush in Helsinki, or the Startup Weekend Copenhagen. It's not a bad way to get to get name out to the freshest young teams across Europe.
  • 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.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Media] 8 steps to successfully rebrand your business
    Updating your website, email templates and social media is the easy part. 'Jake Athey is the Marketing Manager for Smartimage and  Widen Enterprises. Rebranding is an inward process of recreating your organization’s outward expression of identity. In 2000, BP  famously spent  £4.6 Commit to the rebrand and keep it moving. Rebranding is work.
  • NON-LINEAR GROWTH  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009
    [Media] All “Free” is NOT created equal
    For example, a business model that includes giving media access away for free to a consumer so that an advertiser can pay to reach an audience is very different than giving away a product to capture sales of a related product. Not surprisingly, they work in sectors like payments and media where free is a prominently used tool.
  • ALLEN'S BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012
    [Media] allensblog: Notes on the Evolution of Contact Information
    Folks outside the tech/media startup echo chamber in which I live. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Note to Apple & Opportunity for a new Startup by Hardware Entrepreneurs? Entrepreneurs: Under Stress, Dont Do What Comes Naturally » May 20, 2012. IM name. landline phone #. Reblog (0).
  • SOHO SOLUTIONIST  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Media] 5 Task Tools To Love
    ListPlanIt has all kinds of lists for things like moving, planning a newsletter, and even tracking your social media efforts. I love a good, simple task app. Lucky for me, providing good information to my clients requires me to try out a lot of tools. There’s always something new and shiny! No, that’s not a technical term.)
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2010
    [Media] Are Middle-of-the-Road Web Designers an Endangered Species? (and What Can They Do About It?)
    Migrate to new platforms by focusing your efforts on things like mobile application development, apps for social media sites or even the forthcoming iPad. If you’re a web designer please do not take any offence at what I’m about to say but your business model is about to get broken. What’s Wrong with the Status Quo.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
    [Media] Slam Dunk Tips for Attracting and Keeping Fans
    These are people who will generate media (primarily online) on behalf of products, services, companies, or anything/one who inspires them. Everyone knows the value of  word of mouth marketing. It’s a concept as old as dirt, but not something most businesses know how to embrace. Fans  are basically customer evangelists.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] Angry Birds: 1 Million Plush Toys And 1 Million T-Shirts Sold Each Month. The Game Isn't All They Have
    think it will be great as gamers will get to boast about their skills as well a help the game leverage the countless users on the social media to learn about the game itself. Angry Birds is phenomenal. It's great and it's growing and it sounds pretty clichéd and something that is apparently obvious to almost everyone. via TechCrunch
  • NFIB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR FOUNDATION BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010
    [Media] NFIB and Visa Inc. Announce 2010 “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Winner
    Media Manager. NFIB and Visa Inc. Announce 2010 “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Winner. Four Additional Teen Business Owners Capture National Award. In Recognition of their Entrepreneurial Achievements . WASHINGTON, D.C. Turk was chosen for this top honor from more than 4,300 nationwide candidates.  In recognition of her achievements, Ms.
  • 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?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Media] Have the Best Trade Show Schwag
    Several people at my company brought back fun items from Dreamforce that gave us a good laugh, like a stuffed monkey that made a screeching noise when you throw it (fun for five seconds), and plastic eyeglasses with blinky lights (apparently a lot of people were wearing them and posting pics to social media). Is it useful? Instant buzz!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Media] Game Investment Has Finally Recovered After Zynga
    Investment in the industry grew 16 percent in 2013, according to a report by Digi-Capital, a London-based investment bank that serves the gaming and digital media industries. 'Global investment in games hit $1 billion in 2013. Good news for game makers: Global investment in games has returned to 2010 levels.
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011
    [Media] Is AngelList Creating False Hope?
    I’ve been thinking about the idea of a public “media map&# that acts as graphical view into the media choices that I make. Learn to Duck sometimes it takes getting punched in the face Home About Me(ha!) Story of the Week! You are here: Home / investing / Is AngelList Creating False Hope? Is AngelList Creating False Hope?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Media] Do Your Customers Love You More Today Than Yesterday?
    Yet almost no one (except Google, which does a new header every day) takes the few hours of creative thinking and organization to ensure a stream of content ideas that the entire rest of the entertainment, news and media world are engaged in promoting for them. 'Customer retention is the whole ball game. We hate to waste our time.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012
    [Media] 100 Most Inspiring People On Twitter
    AnnTran_ : Get advice on everything from blogging to leadership from social media consultant Ann Tran when you check out this feed. ebertchicago : Roger Ebert may have lost his voice, but social media has helped him to stay connected through the written word. How do you get your inspiration? Spirituality. Change. Drayton Boylston.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Media] Second Time's a Charm? GoDaddy Strikes While the IPO Iron Is Hot
    Many technology companies, such as social media star Twitter, have experienced extraordinary success going public. 'After one failed attempt at going public in 2006, Inc. 500 company Go Daddy decides the time has come now. Sometimes it''s all about waiting for your moment. 500 list every year since 2004, when it debuted as #8 on the list.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
    [Media] How to Get Giant Companies to Sweat Your Business
    From past events, media firm Gannett located a Google Glass developer, AccuWeather found a user-interface web designer. 'Sick of your pitches getting rebuffed by giant companies? This event series puts you in the judge''s seat. But what if roles were reversed? What if you had the power to accept or deny a giant company’s business?
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [Media] Small Business and Startups: Tips for Reducing Refunds
    Social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook can be leveraged to offer and exchange value between you and your customer, too. 'How often does your business have an opportunity to increase bottom-line profitability, improve customer retention, and generate positive word-of-mouth with a zero-dollar investment in marketing or advertising?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Media] 5 Reasons Why Effective Marketing Makes Your Business More.
    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.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
    [Media] Startup Culture Lessons From Mad Men
    Social media policy = we trust you : Any of our employees can post an article on our blog, can tweet, can blog privately, etc. The following is a guest post by Brian Halligan who is my co-founder and CEO at HubSpot (which means he gets to do most of the really hard work). The courses are open to any HubSpotter and are taught by Andy and me.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] 4 Reasons 2013 Will Be a Good Year to Sell Your Company
    Economic Growth It’s hard to see amid all the media babble, but our economy continues to grow, even if it’s growing more slowly than we would like. Dealmaking was slow in 2012, but the stage is set for a rebound. The so-called “middle market” has driven U.S. Corporate credit is becoming more readily available.
  • THINKING ABOUT THINKING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
    [Media] Blogging: A Cultural Difference Between Boston And Waltham VCs
    Rob Day, Black Coral, Greentech Media (323) – Boston. While I disagreed with the title of his post and the implication, Scott’s point on cultural differences has real merit. Hence, I thought I’d put it to the test on one dimension after publishing the revised Global VC Blog Directory this past Monday. 483) – Boston *.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] How College Talent Learns About Your Company
    Those responses might raise eyebrows in a digital age that affords companies every opportunity to get their name out there through social media and other digital opportunities , not to mention the inroads they look to make on campuses. 'Word-of-mouth still matters the most. These results blew us away," Agrawal writes.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [Media] Woman-Oriented Startup: $4 Million Funding in 4 Weeks, $100 Million Valuation
    both in fact and in media coverage, so I’m happy to post an example of a startup founded by a woman, targeting women, that has taken off beautifully. Here’s Alyson’s quick summary: In July, LearnVest raised a $19 million round, bringing its total funding to $24.5 million. Alexa talks about 10,000 signups on the first day.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
    [Media] Meet Bryce Roberts: The Man Who Challenged AngelList
    Roberts is in the news this week because of his high-profile critique of Angellist , the hot new investment network Robert Scoble has called the new Silicon Valley hype machine. Roberts celebrates 10 years in venture capital this month. We thought readers might like to know more about this interesting player in the tech community. Please change it.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Media] Creating ‘Naked Businesses’ Jason Cohen @asmartbear at Business of Software 2011
    And where better to start than social media because if you ask any pundit what are some of the key things you have to do to be successful in social media, they say- all of them say- “You’ve got to be genuine, authentic, honest, in a word, human.’ It’s the game. “But what happens when you don’t play along? Why not me?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs May Fourteen :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.
    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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
    [Media] ArcticStartup's Job board - Friday 21st March
    It''s free to post a job, but if you would like to promote a position or plug into our social media, get in touch at sales@arcticstartup.com. 'It''s time for the weekly jobs round up on the Arctic Startup boards. Lets not waste any time today and dive straight in. Next there are a load of new positions open here in Helsinki. Chief Engineer.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
    [Media] 5 Hot Opportunities for Start-ups
    women watch more video and spend more time online, representing the majority of visitors to career, shopping, and social media sites. 'Fresh numbers from Intuit shine a light on where consumers are spending the most--and where you might want to look for new business ideas. In 2010 the duo founded Cater2.me Compared to men, U.S.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [Media] The Secret Sauce Of Start-Up Success
    Because of this, fellow entrepreneurs are always asking me the proverbial question that is woven into the media interview of every successful CEO, “So, what’s your secret?”. 'By Wain Kellum, CEO of  Vocalocity. grew the business that I currently lead as CEO from a start-up to more than 60 million dollars in revenue in less than six years.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Media] Entrepreneurial Profile #2: The Expert
    ” Sue dabbled in social media for a while. She followed the step-by-step plans laid out by the social media experts. “These other business owners with one-fifth my expertise and a silly product are getting all kinds of followers and activity through social media. Your Investor Do es!” She posted. She tweeted.
  • A SMART BEAR: STARTUPS AND MARKETING FOR GEEKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
    [Media] Marketing Platform Independence
    Unlike Twitter, where social media marketing consultants don't care which Twitter clients are most popular. Some startups die because their business model is platform-dependant. Like this: Used to be, Twitter let you post anything, even advertisements, even if you didn't identify those tweets as ads. Companies like TweetUp and Ad.ly
  • 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.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: VC:VC Management vs Entrepreneurship
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. VC:VC Management vs Entrepreneurship. My friend and Harvard Business School Professor Paul Gompers once suggested the best definition I have yet heard for entrepreneurship. Posted Sunday, June 21, 2009. Post a Comment.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Is a VC letting you eat your lunch?
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Is a VC letting you eat your lunch? By the way, whoever gets to eat lunch, if the VC doesn’t pay for it, don’t take their investment… But that is a topic for another blog posting. Soup, anyone?)
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Why Google should buy RIM
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Why Google should buy RIM. Google should buy RIM, makers of Blackberry smart phones, and this is why. People also love BBM (Blackberry Messaging service). However, thats it. Thats it. Any comments? Email This BlogThis!
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: The Fog of Entrepreneurship
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The Fog of Entrepreneurship. As I have quoted before , Paul Gompers of HBS succinctly notes that management is the optimization of resources and entrepreneurship is the optimization of opportunity. Email This BlogThis!
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Media] Logging Time: The Ambitious Entrepreneur’s Savior
    He was way ahead of the rest of us in social media, technology, and online marketing. 'Entrepreneurs are a funny lot. As the most passionate, energetic people in the room, they are attracted to big ideas and often pursue businesses because they like to build. college friend of mine was considered the guy most likely to succeed in business.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [Media] How Kaltura Went From Free-Spirited Collaboration Tool to the Future of Online Video
    Kaltura is seen as a market leader in video-publishing tools, and sells custom solutions to media companies (such as Disney), educational institutions (including Harvard University), and enterprise companies (IBM is a customer). 'When Kaltura launched, it set out to be Wikipedia for video. After a wise pivot, it took off. It was.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] 5 Metrics That Don't Measure Startup Success
    How Much Capital You''ve Raised Many CEOs believe that raising money validates their idea, especially when it draws media attention. 'Say what you want, but funding and expansion don''t mean a thing when you''re trying to kill it. How do I know? Because I did the same thing. It just means someone thinks they can make money off you.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Media] Beyond Silicon Valley: 3 Hot Start-Up Industries in New York
    This is one of the big comparative advantage points for east coast brand management and ad-tech companies like Buddy Media." 'A VC lays out the situations where the Big Apple may be the best bet for a startup. Plus, plenty of other alternatives if neither city appeals.) West coast v. subway and subzero temperatures v. Despair not.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Media] Sprinkle Helps Publishers Put Video Content Into Context
    Sprinkle has much bigger vision about the ways to monetize online media platforms. 'Every publisher struggles how to present videos with pre-roll ads at the right moment when a user wants to see them. One solution is to embed the related video content into the site’s context manually. It is, however, very costly for publishers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Media] Married to Work.and Your Co-Founder? How to Balance It All
    In 2007, Dave and Carrie founded the social media and word-of-mouth marketing agency, Likeable Media. The couple admitted that it is hard to keep talk off work when they go out--especially since Carrie officially took over as CEO of Likeable Media and Dave has moved to Likeable Local--but they try their best. 'Today, in an Inc.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Media] Lean Startup Where You’d Least Expect It
    Featuring 2013 Lean Startup Conference speakers Akash Trivedi of KivaZip and Christie George of New Media Ventures, it''s a very good starting point for anyone in an organization dealing with potentially competing interests, limited resources, long development cycles, and a desire to create measurable change. And about those failures…?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] Be a Master Networker: Everything You Need to Know
    Reach: Our work has appeared in bridal magazines, but we're by no means a go-to source for the top wedding media outlets. Forget platitudes and theory. Here's the only advice you'll ever need to make business networking pay off. If effective business networking is so important, why do so few people see any benefits? but networking is free!")
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
    [Media] How Entrepreneurs Should Dress
    Although you probably shouldn’t wear jeans to a law office meeting, you could likely get away with it at a media company , a recording studio, and maybe even a restaurant’s kitchen. Today’s social media sites are a window into people’s lives and their closets (pun intended). Clothes, Will Make Or Break The Man. Playing It Safe.
  • BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
    [Media] Jennifer Aaker’s talk about happiness from Business of Software 2009
    Jennifer is a professor at Stanford GSB, and co-author of the excellent Dragonfly Effect book (if you care about how you can use social media to propel social change, you should buy a copy from Amazon – it’s excellent). Jennifer has kindly agreed that I can post a handful of excerpts here. Enjoyed this post? Follow me on twitter.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [Media] The Hack That Helped Launch a Company
    Start-up Voyager Mobile got hacked--and wound up tripling the media attention for its launch. Sometimes being attacked by a cybercriminal might be a blessing in disguise. Consider Voyager Mobile , the new start-up that's reselling service on the Sprint mobile network, and getting lots of attention for three reasons. he says.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2007
    [Media] Christine: Zappos Sets the Bar for Customer Service
    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. Fun Fun.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007
    [Media] Christine: Family Wireless Trap: No Number Portability
    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. The trap?
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008
    [Media] Christine: Google, Flickr, Rackspace, and Socialtext Agree: Community is Key to Scaling Customer Service
    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.
  • CHRISTINE.NET  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2008
    [Media] Christine: Do Women Care More About Social Networks?
    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.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Media] Startup Space Launched by GE Healthcare in Helsinki
    From governments, to corporations, to media, people are getting excited by what by now looks like a movement. 'It looks like everyone is jumping on the startup ship. The idea they have at GE is to free up office space for startup companies, and not just a few hundred meters either. We obviously do not want to make money on this thing.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] 4 Ways to Make the Most of Millennials
    While they may be able to run circles around their older colleagues when it comes to social media and the latest tech gadgets, they are missing one important thing: experience. 'Millennials can be both energizing and challenging. Here Inc. columnists share how to keep them focused and productive. They have objectivity and energy. colleagues.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Media] Start Slow and Snail
    When I talk to companies about their social media strategies, I recommend that they start small and scale. 'Yes, you read that right. For some business it''s about snailing, not scaling. measured and iterative approach makes a lot of sense when you’re adopting new technologies for your company. It’s perfectly O.K. Family matters.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010
    [Media] Entrepreneurs: See Paranoia As An Opportunity
    Young people naively enter their pictures and personal data for fun on social networking sites, ignoring constant feedback from the media that these are bad practices. Even though 1984 passed uneventfully over 25 years ago, there is still a large population out there worried about George Orwell , and the animals taking over the farm.
  • STARTUPSTUDENT.COM  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009
    [Media] kickstarter.com
    There is currently a project that is putting together all of the media used in the Obama Presidential campaign.  If you haven’t heard of kickstarter.com you need to check it out.  It’s takes crowd sourcing to a totally new level.  The other trinkets depends on the project.  So far there have been several successful projects. 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
    [Media] Get Your Email Under Control: 5 Tips
    Unsubscribe from 10 email subscriptions today and get the social media version instead, which can be read in your “social” time. Email is like laundry -- it's never really done. Here's how to keep it under control without stressing out. have more than 1,000 messages in my email inbox. There. said it. It’s like laundry.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
    [Media] How Flipboard is Tackling the Web
    But at the end of the day we work in the media industry and are also in the business of helping publishers monetize and distribute content. 'The digital magazine startup, which just closed a $100 million funding round and passed the 100-million-user milestone, is consumed with solving the problem of curating online content.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
    [Media] Take These Leadership Skills From the Boxing Ring
    As a result, we''ve launched such non-traditional services as: media training for sales people, stand-up comedy training for executives, and "a next-generation version of mystery shopping for clients in all industries. 'In five years of boxing, I''ve discovered benefits beyond the physical ones from my trainer, Eric Daniels. And, I do.
  • 47 HATS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
    [Media] Lies, Damn Lies! and Time Management
    “Time Management” is a poisoned meme; ingesting it any way, shape, form or media is a very, very bad idea. Note: The following screed is brought to in the public interest. If you’ve wouldn’t in a million years put the words “time” and “management” together, feel free to skip. Words have power.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
    [Media] Socialware Partners with LiveOffice
    Together the companies will provide LiveOffice users with the ability to pre-review and route social networking activity through their existing compliance workflow within LiveOffice AdvisorMail, while automating social media policy throughout the entire organization. CrunchBase Information. Socialware. LiveOffice.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
    [Media] Why Did AOL Want Adap.tv?
    makes sense, says Pitz, because it does not sell media on behalf of publishers, but rather takes a cut of all transactions made on its advertising platform. 'What motivated AOL to spend $405 million for the online video advertising platform. Tim Armstrong’s biggest purchase might be his savviest yet. 32 on the 2012 Inc. So did Adap.tv
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011
    [Media] What you have to know about conversion optimization
    This post will make you money. It will teach you about conversion optimization – how exactly to do it, based on all the best research and experiments. Why do conversion optimization? It is the cheapest, quickest way to increase sales online. The higher the conversion rate (%), the more sales (sign ups, subscriptions, etc) you get. It depends.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Media] Why Going Green Means Big Business in the Construction Industry
    The design earned Project Frog accolades and extensive media coverage, and the company landed deals with schools and healthcare providers. 'Gone are the days of green building being a niche market. Today, it''s a big business that''s the future of the construction industry. Editor''s Note: This article is part of Inc.''s According to the U.S.
  • SOFTWARE BY ROB  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [Media] Don't Plan to Get Rich from Your Startup
    It’s not as sexy as conquering the world with the next brilliant consumer-focused social media network microblog app, but your chance of a modest outcome is 10x…perhaps 100x greater. Join nearly 6,000 startup entrepreneurs by subscribing to my RSS feed. Getting rich shouldn’t be your goal when launching a startup. Subscribe!
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