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DAVID TETEN Market Research for Entrepreneurs and Other Cheapskates
| FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
Events Market Research Social MediaI really enjoyed participating in OCE Discovery (Canada’s largest innovation conference). Some of our most exciting companies (500px, Interaxon) are in Canada. I’ve attached below the video and slide deck on Market Research for Entrepreneurs and Other Cheapskates.
DAVID TETEN Launch of Harvard Business School Angels of New York
| TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
Monday, 04/4/11 at 6:00pm: Innovation in Private Company Liquidity: Online M&A, Social Media, Secondary Markets, Non-US Markets, Private Equity, and the Disappearing IPO. was honored to be asked, and we’ve now launched our organization and are accepting applications from early-stage companies seeking funding. RSVP: [link]. Daniel L.
DAVID TETEN Inaugural Investor Day @ FinTech Innovation Lab
| MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011
Data analytics : As part of a larger trend of " Big Data " (see our portfolio company InfoChimps ), consumers and financial institutions alike are looking for tools to leverage every kind of available data — from real-time financials to social media — for capital cost savings and competitive advantage.
DAVID LEE Fit and Finish
| TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
Social media or “word-of-mouth” channels like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and others get your app out to literally millions of people within months or even weeks. Originally written on 1.3.12. We also observed another common characteristic or trend in apps/services that got early, rapid traction. without damaging lash back.
EARLY STAGE ADVENTURES Practically Green on ABC News
| FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011
A very nice ABC tv segment on Practically Green: Boston Digital media Portfolio
EARLY STAGE ADVENTURES Clovr Media now Linkable Networks
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
Boston Digital media PortfolioYesterday Clovr made two big announcements. First, the company announced a change of name to Linkable Networks and second, a strategic investment from Citi Ventures. We are thrilled to welcome Citi to the investor group alongside terrific investors, Kepha Partners and Bain Capital Ventures.
ABOVETHECROWD.COM Swine Flu: Overreaction More Costly Than the Virus Itself?
| SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2009
Our “instant on” media has an insatiable appetite for the scintillating story. It is reassuring to see the press take a more modulated view of the swine-flu risks, especially as it becomes clear that both deaths and incidents have been overstated in the past week. Green Uncategorized Mexico Swine Flu
ABOVETHECROWD.COM Bill Gurley’s Online Video Market Snapshot
| SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2009
Internet online video Uncategorized Venture Capital video Media New MediaI recently spoke at AlwaysOn’s OnHollywood conference on the subject of today’s extremely dynamic online/Internet video world. Things are moving so amazingly fast that its extremely hard to predict specific outcomes.
BURNHAM'S BEAT Burnham's Beat: Software Stocks Update: October 2005
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2005
The best performing sectors were Digital Media (+8.5%), thanks to strong earnings from Adobe, and Operating Systems (+7.8%), due to continued strength at RedHat. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Database.
BURNHAM'S BEAT Burnham's Beat: Internet Stock Update: February 2006
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2006
There was one Internet related IPO in February, online auctioneer Liquidity Services and the only M&A deal completed was Liberty Medias acquisition of Provide Commerce. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A.
BURNHAM'S BEAT Burnham's Beat: Persistent Search: Search's Next Big Battleground
| MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2006
For example, it’s not hard to imagine the major media companies offering persistent search services or “channels” to consumers for their favorite actor, author, or singer. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A.
BURNHAM'S BEAT Burnham's Beat: The Storage Explosion
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2007
They have a number of important advantages over traditional magnetic media including dramatically faster file access times and the ability to process far more I/O operations per second. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs.
BURNHAM'S BEAT The Tax Man Cometh: Carried Interest, Risk, Fees, and Taxes
| THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007
Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Search This Blog. Subscribe to This Blog. RSS/ATOM Feed. Subscribe Via Email. The Tax Man Cometh: Carried Interest, Risk, Fees, and Taxes. Database.
BURNHAM'S BEAT Burnham's Beat: Understanding Why Your VC Is Acting Crazy
| TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007
Early stage firms start doing late stage deals, technology firms start doing media deals, Austin firms start doing Dallas deals, etc. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Database.
BURNHAM'S BEAT Burnham's Beat: Top 10 Internet Stocks of 2007
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2008
Comment : Formerly known as QXL and a serious competitor to EBAY in Eastern Europe, QXLs stock was supported by takeover rumors all year, which turned out to be true in December when South African media group Naspers announced a deal to acquire it. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll.
BURNHAM'S BEAT Burnham's Beat: Microsoft/Yahoo: A Bad Deal For Silicon Valley
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2008
If its acquired by Microsoft, that will leave only two Internet media/search acquirors with the ability to easily do sub $1BN deals. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Database.
BURNHAM'S BEAT Burnham's Beat: Wigix: An Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come
| TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2008
am the current Category Expert for Audis , Digital Media Players and NAS Drives. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Search This Blog. Subscribe to This Blog. RSS/ATOM Feed. Blogs.
BURNHAM'S BEAT Burnham's Beat: Madoff Madness: Seven Things You Might Not Know
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2008
widely discussed in the media so far: Madoff’s investment firm was not a hedge fund, it was what’s called a. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Search This Blog. profits. This
BURNHAM'S BEAT Burnham's Beat: Top 10 Best and Worst Software Stocks of 2009
| MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2010
The maker of Roxio and other branded digital media software soared in 2009 after being down -83.1% Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Search This Blog. RSS/ATOM Feed.
AWEISSMAN.COM Return of vertical integration?
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2006
For example , John Hagel has argued that integration of content with distribution, in the media world, does not work very well. think the reason American Apparel works is because we are able integrate manufacturing and retail very closely." And more here from Peter Klein. Is this vertical integration
AWEISSMAN.COM Online advertising, again, equals data
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2007
This should be the area that traditional media companies would move into, if they had any sense." - Stowe Boyd , Jan, 2, 2007 Right on. "Someone will successfully fuse social networking and online advertising. But no one has cracked the code yet, except for the mega-sites like MySpace and Yahoo. advertising
AWEISSMAN.COM Advertising, Data, once more
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2007
Over time, I think that we will find that online ad-based consumer insights will be more valuable than the media that we use to deliver the ad and capture the insights. This can help them reach consumers in places that are not apparent to them right now, thus opening up underdeveloped inventory. Advertising = data. data advertising
AWEISSMAN.COM Segments and Data
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2007
Audience and user segmentation, I believe, is the key to unlocking value from community driven publishing and media models and businesses. The ability to segment, in turn, requires a discrete level of correlated user, usage, media and context data. Amazingly insightful. segmentation data advertising yahoo
AWEISSMAN.COM Carmun, Education
| MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2007
This corresponds to the first phase of a new form of media: that of a new way to do old things. [M] etabrain [E] ntry [L] og : So far we've predominantly been discovering better ways of representing standard course materials on webpages. Cell phones are like landlines without cords." In the meantime, take a peek at Carmun. It's a web 2.0
AWEISSMAN.COM Why Carmun?
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2007
YouTube for more streaming moving images media. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Feb 16, 2007. Why Carmun? Over the past five years, Ive seen an abundance of web-based innovation centered around structuring data and different data-types. iTunes and Last. fm to manipulate digital sound data.
AWEISSMAN.COM Top 10 innovative educational technology services
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2007
Anystream : their "Apreso" product line allows for the capture of university-specific rich media content, and then making that content digital. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Feb 21, 2007. Top 10 innovative educational technology services. So here goes: 10. Very exciting. at 9:17 AM.
AWEISSMAN.COM Outside In Services
| SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2007
In reading the recent Piper Jaffray Internet Advertising report, I was struck by what the report lists as trend number three in the "Media World Order:" Indeed, I think the implications of this concept are greater than as relates to a strict definition of the media world. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Mar 4, 2007.
AWEISSMAN.COM What does open mean?
| TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2007
Great definition: "Open data is to media what open source is to technology. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Apr 24, 2007. What does open mean? Open data is an approach to content creation that explicitly recognizes the value of implicit user data. Seth Goldstein. at 2:52 PM. Newer Post.
AWEISSMAN.COM POTS -- Plain Old Text (sites, services)
| MONDAY, MAY 21, 2007
Faster, cheaper bandwidth has allowed the promise of streaming media to be finally realized, which has provided numerous wonderful services to proliferate. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. May 21, 2007. POTS -- Plain Old Text (sites, services). Atif is right. Such as digitizing it. Tweet.
AWEISSMAN.COM Half of the ad network story
| MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2007
Media companies, as Roger Ehrenberg points out , are and have to move to this focal point. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Jun 11, 2007. Half of the ad network story. My friends at Lotame processed their one billionth ad transaction this weekend and will quickly double that. at 10:26 AM.
AWEISSMAN.COM Restructuring Education
| FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2007
All businesses are media businesses, because whatever else they do, all businesses rely on the managing of information for two audiences — employees and the world. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Jun 22, 2007. Restructuring Education. via Mark Oehlert ). emphasis mine). at 12:05 PM.
AWEISSMAN.COM Who Participates in Social Media
| THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2007
Who Participates in Social Media. Tags: social media , web services. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Jun 28, 2007. For example. Suggesting, quite naturally, that maybe the user-content shift is deeper, and wider, than had previously been thought. at 8:56 PM. Newer Post. Older Post.
AWEISSMAN.COM Deadliest Catch Media Distribution
| FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2007
Deadliest Catch Media Distribution. But in chatting about this with Robert , and in recounting the Discovery tv series, Deadliest Catch , we realized that, as with all thoughtful forms of media, that show proposes a much better method of distribution that is consistent with the decentralized nature of media platforms today.
AWEISSMAN.COM Advertising on social media
| MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2007
Advertising on social media. So what about targeted ads that are designed, through their attributes, to reinforce the dynamism of social media? Ads that are delivered based on activities (and conversations, as John says) that are occurring within specific social media. Tags: advertising , social media. aweissman.com.
AWEISSMAN.COM Yahoo and Blue Lithium
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2007
Personally, I think this is a much more interesting deal than Yahoos acquisition of Right Media, Microsofts purchase of aQuantive , and Googles buy of Doubleclick , because I believe advanced targeting, particularly as it relates to social media, is the biggest growth opportunity in online advertising. skip to main | skip to sidebar.
AWEISSMAN.COM It's like a library, except everyone is talking
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2007
Education, advertising, social media are just a few of the areas where many of these opportunities exist. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Sep 11, 2007. Its like a library, except everyone is talking. Carmun (of which I am a founder, etc.) is getting set to launch v2.0 at 3:10 PM. Tweet.
AWEISSMAN.COM Amie St is the future
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007
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.
AWEISSMAN.COM Secular Advertising Shift
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2007
New York Times : "Last year, Nike spent just 33 percent of its $678 million United States advertising budget on ads with television networks and other traditional media companies. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Oct 14, 2007. Secular Advertising Shift. at 4:36 PM. comments: Post a Comment.
AWEISSMAN.COM Radiohead, freedom, artistry
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2007
When you take away the distribution problem, media reduces to a information relationship problem. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Oct 22, 2007. Radiohead, freedom, artistry. And Radiohead , not a music label, can decide when, where and how it wants to release its next album. at 9:07 AM.
AWEISSMAN.COM The most interesting online ad news of the year
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2007
Looks like this is the fruit of the earlier Fox Interactive Media acquisition of Strategic Data Corp. This has the potential to be much more interesting than the much heralded deals involving aQuantive, Doubleclick, Right Media, etc., skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Nov 5, 2007.
AWEISSMAN.COM Media Physics
| MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008
Media Physics. Ian Rogers of Yahoo and elsewhere writes that that scale of the web creates media opportunity through the creation of : ". Value - and creativity - come from different places now -- from the outside of where they traditionally have in media. Tags: music , social media. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tweet.
AWEISSMAN.COM MySpace scaling revenues
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008
Its Fox Interactive Media unit, which is basically MySpace, generated $233 million in sales last quarter, up 86% y/y and up 24% from the previous quarter. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Feb 7, 2008. MySpace scaling revenues. MySpace is finally making some headway selling ads. at 9:19 AM.
AWEISSMAN.COM Open Data 2007
| SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2008
AWEISSMAN.COM Things to Do
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2008
Hope hope hope (and help help help it become a reality) that at the end of the year Topspin Media and Hypemachine are the two leading companies in the music world, because what they are doing is right, and more importantly their respective proprietors are righteous. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Dec 31, 2008. Things to Do.
ALLEN'S BLOG Allen's Blog: Commandment #7: Limit Yourself to the Baker's Dozen
| SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2005
By this is mean that if you are pitching a start-up for selling audio cds to someone who has never heard about them then it is not an issue to have 10 slides in ten minutes with a picture breakdown of the CD media. Allens Blog. « Commandment #6: Explain Your New Idea by Analogy To, or Contrast With, Old Ideas | Main. know, I know….sounds
ALLEN'S BLOG Allen's Blog: Commandment #10: Control the Meeting (But Be Smart.
| SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2005
perhaps less promising than these esteemed stellar approaches, we could read pundits in the media "great wasteland", attend. corporate documents, PDF for multi-media content, Comcast. Allens Blog. « Commandment #9: Be Like Goldilocks | Main. | "Managing" Your Board of Directors » April 03, 2005. There are others, as well.
ALLEN'S BLOG allensblog: Keep the Faith
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2006
The argument typically goes like this: a titanic battle over the future of the web is shaping up among the major “new media” companies: Google , Yahoo! allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « The Problem of the Forgotten Founder | Main. Fidelity vs. Convenience » January 22, 2006. Comments.
ALLEN'S BLOG Allen's Blog: Fidelity vs. Convenience
| SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2007
Recently, I’ve been considering investment opportunities in entertainment media (as part of some broader thinking about how brand advertising (as opposed to performance-based advertising) will move online). Their laptops serve as their media centers. Finally, there are other media types or experiences (e.g., Allens Blog. link].
ALLEN'S BLOG allensblog: Size Matters
| TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2007
Trading Stock for Media Exposure Expands Business without Financing and Promotes Marketplace Efficiency. www.services4stock.com) has set out to help emerging businesses succeed and grow without the need to acquire additional financing to cover the costs of media exposure and other needed services. allensblog. Archives. Profile.
ALLEN'S BLOG Allen's Blog: Too Much of a Good Thing.?
| SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2007
MSN), in video games (Xbox and game software), media tools, the home network, mobile, etc., no good reason for msft to make specific money on IE or windows media player, or for google to charge for blogger or picasa. Allens Blog. « Clothes (Online) Make the Man | Main. May 20, 2007. Too Much of a Good Thing.? Same for Google ?
ALLEN'S BLOG allensblog: Too Much of a Good Thing.?
| SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2007
MSN), in video games (Xbox and game software), media tools, the home network, mobile, etc., no good reason for msft to make specific money on IE or windows media player, or for google to charge for blogger or picasa. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Clothes (Online) Make the Man | Main.
ALLEN'S BLOG allensblog: Quick Notice about the NYT Situation
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008
Because of my longstanding interest in, and experience with, internet and new media companies, I was approached by a group of stockholders of the New York Times Company to see if I would agree to become a nominee, on their behalf, for the Board of Directors of the NYT - and Ive agreed. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives.
ALLEN'S BLOG allensblog: Everyone hates their CMS
| MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2008
The issue is the difficulty of finding a third-party content management system (CMS) that is adequately flexible and scales with the success of the business -- in all dimensions: traffic, media file types available on the site, content distribution, etc. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. Reblog (0).
ALLEN'S BLOG allensblog: Facebook and Twitter = "Dumb Pipes"?
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2009
story today in the FT reminded me of a conversation I'd had with a friend who is the head of a media buying agency a few weeks ago about how Facebook (and maybe Twitter) are becoming "dumb pipes" (more charitably, "platforms"). allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe.
ALLEN'S BLOG allensblog: Twitter Doesn't Need Revenue to be Valuable
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2009
Media that is highly and fundamentally interactive (e.g., Facebook pages, Tweets -- and most "communications media" such as email and other messaging media (e.g., Hence the well-documented slide in eCPM's for (especially) display ads on social media sites. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa.
DEIMAR Gold price will reach $2000, before it crashes like the Silver - Deimar
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2011
Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Aug 19, 2011. Gold price will reach $2000, before it crashes like the Silver. by Deimar Gutierrez. 19.8.11. Pin It. G1- Gold Historical Prices 2006-2011. blog directory.
DEIMAR Remembrance of the Slave Trade - Child Labour and Human - Deimar
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Aug 23, 2011. Remembrance of the Slave Trade - Child Labour and Human trafficking. by Deimar Gutierrez. 23.8.11. Pin It. Slavery has been part of human history through time.
DEIMAR The Art of Teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation | Deimar.
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Aug 26, 2011. The Art of Teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation. by Deimar Gutierrez. 26.8.11. Pin It. Pin It. Deimar Gutierrez. Join the conversation: follow. Loading.
DEIMAR Banks 'Extraordinarily' Undervalued: Analyst | Deimar ~ Business.
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Sep 21, 2011. Banks Extraordinarily Undervalued: Analyst. by Deimar Gutierrez. 21.9.11. Pin It. Between 1992 and 2006, banks earned a return on equity roughly 2.7 Pin It.
START UP BLOG How to sell a website
| SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
The main reason for this is that correctly or incorrectly, the web is still largely seen as a media vehicle and so ‘eyeballs’ are still valued very highly. While there are many examples of startup entrepreneurs selling dominant websites for a gazillion dollars. less known fact is that small, or even micro websites can be sold.
START UP BLOG The Power Flip
| THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
entrepreneurship Advertising business change distruption entrepreneurs marketing media public speaking startups technologyHere’s a talk I did for the Arts Australia Council Marketing Conference. I apologise for making up the word ‘decomplexify’ during the talk. My mouth was moving faster than my brain at that stage).
GUY NIRPAZ Using Video to Increase Customer Engagement
| THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
Jacco vanderKooij’s webinar on social media for sales points out (amongst many other things) that video makes a good sales tool: you can show videos interspersed with your presentation on your iPad. It’s becoming increasingly clear that one of the best ways to get and maintain customer engagement is through video.
REMBRANDT WRITES When Not to Pursue a New SEO, PR or Social Media Technology
| THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
Marketing PR Reaching Goals SEO Social Media Strategy sales Social Media technologyEvery day, there seems to be some kind of new technology or app out there to help you run your business. This one will increase productivity. That one will help your customers find your business online. Yet, another one will help you save time and money.
MARK BIRCH Couples Definitely Make Bad Investments
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
Om Malik : “Today when I heard about Salesforce buying Buddy Media for $800 million, I tweeted that perhaps that would be the end of venture capitalists saying that it isn’t prudent to fund married couples. Michael & Kass Lazerow, co-founders of Buddy Media. courtenaybird : So you think couples are a bad investment?
LEVERAGING IDEAS Amazing TNT Belgium Launch
| TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
SOFTWARECEO SEO Expert, Pakistan | SEO Consultant | SEM Services by Arsalan Tariq
| FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012
Other than search marketing Arsalan Tariq also provides, social media marketing services, web design services, logo design services, seo content writing services, & Domain hosting solutions. SEO, SEM services by Arsalan Tariq in Karachi, Pakistan. His achievements are unlimited now. Services and Support
- Groupon, the S-1, and the state of the group purchasing market
Folks in the local media business have taken a lot of criticism over the last decade for failing to modernize their businesses -- more or less for focusing on revenue and not on new business models. But here's what's a bit horrifying for technology folks -- critics at local media companies may just be correct to ignore group purchasing.
- Square and Facebook. two no-brainer disruptors
had a conversation recently about the current social media phase we are in with startups. Twitter has not graduated to mainstream usage, although every major media outlet mentions Twitter in an attempt to relate to younger audiences. Apple Facebook Hyperlocal Social Media TwitterFacebook has been a no-brainer for a long time.
- Google+, the shiny new thing, and the perils of business process innovation
As stale as Twitter may look these days, it's all over mass media and it remains the best way for average people to keep up with their favorite celebrities. Facebook Google Location Based Services Real Time Data Social Media TwitterWe're all captivated by bright, shiny new things. more or less to a single company -- Apple.
- Polygraph Media - Adventures in Big Social Data
Real Time Data Social Media TwitterSorry we've been so quiet lately - have been hard at work taking a product to the marketplace. We are jumping into the big social data business feet first. You can sign up for our private beta at [link]. I encourage you to check it out. Content Data Mining Enterprise Web 2.0 Facebook Government 2.0
- The Dot-com bubble, the 2nd Great Tech Boom & Economic Viability
Amazon Apple Facebook Google Location Based Services Real Time Data Social Commerce Social Media Twitter YahooI suppose we are three years into the boom of this cycle in tech, and 2011 has finally given us a few IPOs -- Groupon, Zynga, Pandora, Angie's List, and LinkedIn. Some startups like Gowalla have hit the deadpool. Can they screw up?
- What Will Win in the 2nd Great Tech Boom
Social media, location services, smartphones, tablets, local/SMB services, and other sectors are getting turned on their heads a bit -- and the uncertainty/disruption creates opportunity for investors. Amazon Apple Facebook Google Real Time Data Social Commerce Social Media TwitterIf not, you're a failure. That's easier said than done.
- The Future of News is Now, and it's Tiger Teams
News media has always been an interest to me going back to my time as sports editor of my high school newspaper, The Northwestern , in 1991. So I have a professional curiousity about local media that I can't quite shake, even if it isn't the best business decision. Mashable is doing the job today in the tech/social media space.
- Big Social Data & the Peak of Rick Santorum
Data Mining Facebook Real Time Data Social MediaFebruary 8th was a watershed day in the US Presidential campaign of Rick Santorum. The Pennsylvania conservative picked up a sweep of somewhat unexpected wins in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri. Romney went on the offensive, launching attacks against his Republican rival weeks after the event.
LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES Starting Something Distinc.tt – Lessons Learned
| SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012
Customer Surveys To gain insights about existing customer behavior we started with a survey which asked basic questions about social media usage, location based check-ins, and technology based socialization. We were excited to get the app downloaded and tested by as many people as possible.
LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES 5 Questions to ask when choosing between Conjoint Analysis and Survey Tools
| SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012
Can you explain product attributes in text or do you need photos or other media? by Julia Kastner For my field course project, I wanted to test a set of hypothesis around customer preferences. m launching a women’s jeans company, Kismet Denim, making better-fitting jeans for sophisticated women using Fair Trade and Organic materials.
MARK BIRCH "i believe the bigger a network gets the tougher it becomes to monetize……i.e. the."
| THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
As they evolve into a new media business, the marriage of relevant content and personal interest is the key driver for Twitter’s future growth. tech media personalization content discovery Twitter monetization social media social networks“i believe the bigger a network gets the tougher it becomes to monetize……i.e. Agree 100%.
MARK BIRCH Twitter Discovery Tab Fail
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
I tried out Twitter’s newly rolled out Discovery tab to see if it could do as good a job as Knowaboutit or News.me (two social media automated curation / content discovery newsletters that I had been recently using). They will try their darnest to make it work because they see themselves as a media company. Do they even know yet?
MARK BIRCH Social Networks Will Kill Email?
| MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
And guess what, that same IM client is now giving you social media feeds! Twitter has decided that they are a media company and will continue down that path, and I would not be surprised if DM’s or protected twitter accounts go away in a couple of years. Social media Social network Instant messaging Twitter email
START UP BLOG The irony in business
| THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
While in startups and small business we are responsible for, well everything from customer complaints, to invoicing, to media interviews. I’ve spent a significant amount of time in both small business and big business environments. And the over riding conclusion I’ve come to is this: Big Business is about the small picture.
MARK BIRCH How to Promote Your Tour or Event
| THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
Ideally that strategy will be equal parts word-of-mouth, social media tactics, and constant feedback. Social Media Tactics – I am a big believer of social media. Instead, I used social media and email lists to reach out to people I personally knew to get them to join the tours. Got dumplings?
GENUINE VC Searching for the Kinect Killer App
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012
We at NextView have been thinking about and looking for investments in seed-stage startups which leverage the megatrend of transitioning computing away from a standard fixed-web PC world. Of course that includes “mobile-first” applications and companies which ride the adoption of tablet devices (more on those in upcoming posts). Inherently social.
MARK BIRCH "There is a huge government divide between citizens and how the government talks to them,” Mr. Kundra."
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
Social media and constituency communications are obviously important and speak to the future of more collaborative, transparent, and inclusive government. tech government social media digital divide US government cloud Internet access
ALIEN ENTREPRENEUR The Alien Entrepreneur: The 10 Best SaaS Applications for Small.
| MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
Part 2 of this article will look at Social Media and Marketing applications. The Alien Entrepreneur. Im addicted to entrepreneurship, currently participating in multiple startups. love public speaking, flying, electronic music, restoring a 71 MGB, and all things related to technology. CTO at ProspectStream , ScopiaRx , and SaaS Capital.
MARK BIRCH Addendum to My Hacker Post
| TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
Also, to those that thought I am part of some media conspiracy hell bent on destroying hacker culture, I applaud you for your keen insight and astute observation. Nor would many hackers, and the community has striven hard to overcome much of the negative reporting in the media over the past couple of decades.
SOFTWARECEO Social media video
| SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012
Social media video [Read more]. My name is Eric Lofholm, and the 21 closing videos I have recorded will give you powerful closing strategies so you can close sales after sale without stress or anxiety , in any economy.Here's just some of what you will learn when you request these sales videos. Visit now web site. Sales and Distribution
MARK BIRCH Funding Announcements and Startups
| SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012
There are several good reasons for the announcements and taken altogether make the effort worthwhile and valuable for startups: Free Press – There are few times that startups get much earned media. startups funding investors media press funding announcementsThat is the gist of many opinions on the topic of funding announcements.
MARK BIRCH Your Product Is Your Marketing
| FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
Social media connected us to a massive network of trusted opinions and information. advertising branding marketing messaging product reviews social media tech transparency trusted opinions viral Business Search engine optimizationOn Monday, I was at New York Entrepreneur Week speaking on a panel about the Future of Tech.
MARK BIRCH Brave New Enterprise Technology World
| THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
No longer are the tech media putdowns that enterprise tech is boring warranted. Another important step however is to connect that burgeoning community to like-minded investors, mentors, companies, and media to help support early stage enterprise tech startups, particularly in places like NYC and DC. Well guess what?
START UP BLOG Start Up Blog - Untitled Article
| TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
The staggering pace of growth in social media shows how essential it is to learn all through life. This was just so brilliant I had to re-post it here in its entirety. The 12 most powerful words in business from Ragans PR daily. Many powerful words for business have nary a thing to do, directly, with industry. People like proof. Reflect.
START UP BLOG The future of television
| SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012
entrepreneurship Advertising communications entrepreneurs media startups technology TVI came across this terrific piece of film where the founder of Advertising Agency Wieden+Kennedy – Dan Wieden spoke on the future of TV. He has a smart point of view on “The New TV Landscape” and the opportunities it presents in business.
MARK BIRCH Thoughts on Startup Genome
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
Most startups are started by business-centric founders, the ages of entrepreneurs are older than would appear from what is bandied about in the media, and there are simply a lot more women founded companies. However, outside of a few zingers, there are no huge surprises. These findings map pretty closely to what I have been seeing in NYC.
REMBRANDT WRITES Do You Have These 3 Signs of SEO Copywriting Burn Out?
| TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
Are you writing Website landing pages, e-mails, search engine optimization (SEO) tags, blogs, social media entries, and more on a daily basis? If so, you may be experiencing one or more of the following symptoms: Difficulty turning on the computer to start writing. Endlessly staring at a blank page waiting for inspiration to hit you. [.].
MARK BIRCH Facebook's Real Threat? Pinterest
| MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
lot easier to create something in the social media space like that than to build smartphone and tablet hardware and the ecosystem it needs to go with it. dwellman : “Facebook was scared shitless and knew that for first time in its life it arguably had a competitor that could not only eat its lunch, but also destroy its future prospects.
LIGHTSPEED The Anatomy of a Social Product
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
social media social networks startups UncategorizedThe social Internet is fundamentally a game changer. Unlike the web-link driven Internet, the social Internet connects people directly to one another and the resulting social graph essentially provides for a brand new, highly scalable distribution mechanism.
LIGHTSPEED Commerce in the Time of Social
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
The social media is giving a new boost to this old business model by enabling the entrepreneurial hosts to invite friends and friends of friends, and gather offline to socialize and transact, using online tools such as Facebook and Twitter. The Rediscovery of Direct Selling Businesses. The Overcapacity Marketplaces.
LIGHTSPEED WSJ compares Petfood ecommerce, likes Petflow
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
We believed that Alex and Joe, the two cofounders, would be able to repeat the success they had in founding Azoogle (now part of Epic Media Group) and that the repeat purchase behavior inherent in petfood would generate loyal repeat customers and high lifetime value, despite the high shipping costs inherent in petfood. Ecommerce petflow
MARK BIRCH Working hard or hardly working? Doing time on that social media.
| THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
Doing time on that social media chain gang…. social media Internet working humorWorking hard or hardly working?
MARK BIRCH Invasion of the Social Media Snooping Employers
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
Here is what I think of employers that want to snoop into the private online social media lives of job candidates and employees: Come hire me bro! The topic of online privacy and employer invasions into personal social media accounts has been getting plenty of attention. Hilarity ensues. Is this a widespread practice however?
START UP BLOG The 100 year folly
| MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
The strangest thing about the evolution in business, communication and media is that we are acting as though the social element is some kind of anomaly. entrepreneurship business community entrepreneurs interaction internet social media startupsAs though it is a new form of human behaviour. Click here to read it.
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