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ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Russian Gamers Buy Less Virtual Goods
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011
Two of the biggest local social games developers, i-Jet Media and Progrestar , claim only 5-7% of all gamers buy virtual goods when playing. Experts of the Russian gaming industry report that Russian gamers are less active in paying for virtual goods compared to their Western counterparts. Image by MyTudut
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Issuu Reseller: A Humble E-Publisher
| THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
With the advent of tablet computers, a growing number of people is consuming media in digital format. 'The future of print is digital', envisions Issuu , Danish start-up that offers an online publishing platform. They definitely have a point and their numbers support that. Their website delivers 3.4
THE VC IN ME [Media] the vc in me.: New College Degree: Marketing Engineering
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2008
This will move into other marketing channels – e.g. TV as it goes more digital (note the Google-NBC announcement for the selling of broadcast TV in their online marketplace), print media (e-books), and of course outdoor (digital signage). the vc in me. Welcome! hope to engage entrepreneurs, VCs, and anyone else in dialogue! Archives. Profile.
CONSTANTLY LEARNING [Media] Choosing A Startups Initial Evaluation
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
The media loves reporting on outliers. Choosing an initial evaluation for your company is tricky and an extremely controversial subject. Valuing companies at an early stage is incredibly challenging. Early stage companies have little or no revenues and quantitative methods can't be used to determine value. High Startup Valuations. But Why?
MEDIA VC [Media] Is a Groupon Deal Transformative for Google?
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
If there's one deal that ends the pretense that Google is anything other than a media company that delivers ads to buyers this is it. You're a media business officially. For nearly a month now, my VC friends have been sending me emails confirming that a Groupon deal is "Done!". First the buyer was Yahoo! coming in at $2.5 billion.
VENTURE CHRONICLES [Media] EV Not-So-Quick Recharging
| MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
The EV industry has established a reality distortion field in order to avoid the unpleasantness of a fact that impairs their marketplace agenda and the media has more than contributed to the downplaying of range anxiety and recharging time, which makes this piece from Popular Mechanics refreshing. Their dream may be a good one.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 2
| THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010
They help speed up the network by pushing the highly viewed and large media files to the “edge of the network (e.g. I was on This Week in Venture Capital (TWiVC) again this week with Jason Calacanis. I’m loving doing the show and I think that Jason and I have pretty good banter and rapport. if you missed Episode 1 it is here }.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] An Offer Too Good to Refuse?
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
After participating in the TechStars accelerator program, the trio morphed Vizify into a free service that aggregates tweets, photos, and career history from a person''s social-media accounts and arranges them in a nifty, infographic-like personal webpage. 'Vizify got a high-visibility chance to work with Twitter. But it was also a big risk.
LIGHTSPEED [Media] Enterprise Infrastructure – What we are working on at Lightspeed.
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
Similarly, Enterprise IT storage buyers have gotten smarter about tiering data among various levels of storage media, and infrequently accessed data is a great fit for cloud storage. trackback We continue to be very enthusiastic about the tremendous amount of opportunity in the Enterprise Infrastructure sector for 2011. In fact, most don’t.
- [Media] Now Playing on Your iPhone: The Olympics
Each part of the company needed to execute flawlessly to make the BBC--this 100-year-old media organization--to make a bet on Elemental, this four-year-old startup company, for the Olympic games. Elemental Technologies, a 4-year-old video start-up, is set to stream 27 channels of live Olympic games directly to mobile devices. Absolutely.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The Health-Care Ruling & Your Business
| THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
Some media organizations that rushed to summarize the 59-page decision, not counting dissents, got it entirely backwards in their initial reports.) The Supreme Court's Obamacare decision was one of the most anticipated in a decade. What affect will it have on your business? Here's the short version: Obamacare is constitutional.
- [Media] 3 Smart Home Security Start-Ups to Watch
Founded by Cameron Robertson and Paul Gerhardt, the four year-old company is also based in San Francisco and recently raised over $2 million in product pre-orders using its own social media and press. 'Home security from afar? There''s an app for that--actually, quite a few. They are expected to ship in fall of 2013.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Iceland's Mailpile Crowdfunds Secure, Modern Mail Client
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
Einarsson has spent some time at Google fighting spam and viruses at Google''s site reliability team, Novak is focusing on the UI, and McCarthy is the security expert in the group, working as a director of the International Modern Media Institute. Behind the project are Bjarni Rúnar Einarsson, Brennan Novak and Smári McCarthy.
LIGHTSPEED [Media] Today is a good day to market to cheating spouses « Lightspeed.
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
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 But nowhere near as much as they spike the day after Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Comments » 1.
- [Media] The Common Sense Web... An Entrepreneurs' Blog - Untitled Article
And now we have Quora, which is the latest social media darling. It's funny how the greatest things in the world all have one thing in common -- their strength begets their weakness. It's a pattern that repeats itself everywhere. Twitter's strength is in simplicity, but that's also its weakness. That can be a fickle beast
VENTUREWOODS [Media] the First Startup Camp @HeadStart Ventures
| FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010
Domains our team is strong in are - telecoms/mobility, semiconductors, consumer media, financial services, and healthcare. I am happy to announce the first set of startup workshops from August 20th till the 29th in Bangalore. The agenda is here. The objective is to find startups the HeadStart Ventures team can work with from now on.
- [Media] Looking to meet.NET startup-friendly folks in Austin
I'm now resorting to social media (Twitter and blogging primarily) to get the word out that we'd like to meet a few more people. Howdy everyone -- quick departure from the norm here. We happen to be one of those rare Austin startups that run primarily on Microsoft technology. Most Austin startups are built on Rails or Open Source technology.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Media] Maximize Profits By Manipulating Your Break-Even Point
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
The reason the media call the Friday after Thanksgiving Black Friday is that many businesses do not reach their break-even point for the whole year until that day, due to the tremendous volume of sales. In this article, I will share with you how to calculate your own break-even point, and share 3 tips for lowering it. read more.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Media] How to Be Featured on Popular Blogs
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
You might find it a much easier strategy than targeting reporters and traditional media journalists. Open any book on do-it-yourself publicity written after 2004 and you'll see blogs mentioned as a key source of publicity right alongside more traditional sources such as TV, radio, newspapers, and magazines. Rather, you have to take action.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Media] The Debt "Crisis" Is Only 1 Side of the Story
| MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2011
shouted from all media all the time was Standard and Poor’s downgrading of the United States Government’s credit rating from AAA to AA+. This week’s “Why bother with optimism when fear and gloom sell so much better?” mean is it really news that the United States Government has a debt problem? That was 27 years ago. So what ? read more.
BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG [Media] Assorted Musings
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
The advantage of this is that it crosses media and format boundaries." Your occassional dispatch of quick thoughts, cheap shots, and bon mots. Why do fans yell at players, referees, etc. at sports games, even though they sit far away from the action? few possibilities. Same reason people yell at their television sets: let off steam.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Media] The Most Important (and Often Overlooked) Success Factor in Emerging Companies
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
Most Americans, in fact, have gotten so discouraged and so frightened by both markets’ performances and the media’s incessant “end is near” blaring on the economy that they are taking the “un-approach” to investing. What most frustrates angel investors is the “needle in the haystack” nature of picking winners. The U.S. For the U.S. The U.S.
GROWTHOLOGY [Media] Fight on the Right
| TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
But Lindsey muddies the waters when he conflates Caplan's educated group with Brooks' 30 percent group, and especially with media elites (shown elsewhere to have biases of various kinds). Grab your popcorn: there's nothing better than a fight on the Right. Here's an excerpt from Lindsey's essay in American Prospect : First, free markets.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Scoopshot Expands Into Germany
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
It's giving news sources the chance to compete with Twitter and other social media, where news pops up fast. Scoopshot is one of my favorite startups to watch in Finland. I'm a news junkie and it's a service that just seems like it should be plugged in everywhere. The concept is pretty simple. Maybe on my next trip to Germany then
LEARN TO DUCK [Media] 750 Words on Happiness: Is Happiness At Your Core?
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2010
And, in our pollyanna world of social media, I am supposing that you are expecting a post about how at the core, everyone is really the same. Learn to Duck sometimes it takes getting punched in the face Home About Me(ha!) Story of the Week! You are here: Home / 750words / 750 Words on Happiness: Is Happiness At Your Core? Thats not this post.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Infogr.am Starts Monetizing Their 300k Users With Pro Features
| THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
Third would be media. 'Whether you want to create an exciting infographic depicting beer prices in Europe , your overview of the Formula 1 season or on a more serious note your Nordic/Baltic Investment Survey - look no further than Infogr.am , as long as you have the data, that is. Infogr.am They also have over 300 000 users at Infogr.am.
LIGHTSPEED [Media] Are there more Facebook status updates or Twitter tweets.
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
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BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010
It’s always fun debating companies with Dana because she’s always so knowledgeable on deals – particularly those in the digital media, ad-tech and eCommerce spaces. Current round: $8mm in Series B from RRE Ventures (Will Porteous)(lead), SoftBank, Hearst Interactive Media, SV Angel (Ron Conway), Founder Collective.Total raised: $11.5mm.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Imagine a World Without Your iPhone
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012
These days we’re completely and utterly dependent on a long, long chain of gadgets, services, networks, and media. No, really. Try to. Or better yet, why not actually put down your phone and live in the real world? Years ago, I was running late to a meeting, as usual, and realized I’d left the house without my cell phone. Simple.
SEEING BOTH SIDES [Media] Back to School Blog - Fall 2012
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
A Harvard senior, Crouch spent his summer shuttling back and forth between Springfield and Cambridge as he collaborated with the police department and state troopers to use social media and pattern recognition software to combat gang violence. Many of the messages apply to students in other innovation hubs.). Dear student, Welcome (back)!
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The Immigration Debate No One's Discussing
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013
Despite extensive media coverage and lobbying by the tech industry, only 3 percent of small business owners think it should be the Obama Administration''s top priority, according to a recent survey conducted by my company, Rocket Lawyer. The U.S. Regardless, town halls across the country remained quiet. How come? healthcare policy next month.
- [Media] 10 Good Market Motivators (and 3 Not So Good)
This is the new world of social media in business, which I really like, because it allows us to have relationships with people in companies, rather than just with companies. A smart person I trust told me that lists of 5 or 10 points do better in readership than lists of any other number. Strange, I suppose, but I can work with it. Of course.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Denmark's Riidr E-Book Publishing Solution Receives Investment From Schibsted
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
Copenhagen-based Riidr has received investment from Schibsted, one of the Nordic's largest Media conglomerates. The company provides a cross-platform publishing solution for traditional ebook readers, as well as mobile apps and the web. One day we the phone rang, and it was a person from Schibsted asking if we could set up a meeting.
ONLYONCE [Media] Return Path’s Newest Board Member: Jeff Epstein
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
He’s also served as CFO for large private and public companies including DoubleClick, King World Productions, and Neilsen’s Media Measurement and Information Group, and is a member of the boards of Priceline.com, Kaiser Permanente, Shutterstock, and the Management Board of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. And he’s not quiet.
ENTREPREMUSINGS [Media] I was never insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.
| MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013
There are more than a few entrepreneurially-minded individuals who had similar characteristics and as we see in the media there are also some famous actors and singers whose sanity has been questioned. “I was never insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” saw The Raven last year and it was a dark film.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Sofanatics Shuts Down
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
Sami is a media man with strong background in both traditional and digital media. ArcticStartup keeps an optimistic tone with Nordic and Baltic startups, but still I try to keep some distance with the startups I'm covering. That is why the decision was pretty straight forward. It is bit too early to say anything else. market.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The Pros and Cons of Going on 'Shark Tank'
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013
We got a ton of media after going on the show. 'Raising money on ABC''s hit TV show can be great for business--but it''s not without some drawbacks. It''s the ultimate dream for many start-ups: Pitch your business on ABC''s "Shark Tank," win over Mark Cuban, and compel 8 million viewers to go out and purchase your product.
BRAD HARGREAVES [Media] The Manhattan Fun Index
| SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2010
Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized The Manhattan Fun Index The Manhattan Fun Index Red is work, Green is fun I like data, especially when I find it in unexpected places. It’s simply a comparison of ridership per subway station on weekdays versus weekends.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Meeting Assistant Leverages The iPad For Meeting Organization and Management
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
Meeting Assistant also plugs into social media and CRM platforms, so once you add an attendee's email address you can quickly find out more information about their backgrounds, potentially adding more value to the meeting. These days the iPad is becoming tool of choice for the meeting rooms. At €0.89 The app can be downloaded here
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] 6 Things The Kardashians Can Teach Us About Branding
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013
Keeping Up With the Kardashians” is a media juggernaut that’s been on the air for eight seasons and spurred not one, but three spinoffs. 'by Ryan Currie, product manager at BizShark.com , Kim. Khloe. Kameron. Wait, is Kameron a Kardashian? Who can even tell anymore? Lesson 1: Turn a negative into a positive. Brand established. Kim and Kanye.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] How To Improve Customer Service? Hiring Is Just The Start.
| SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013
media. Micah 'by Micah Solomon , author of “ High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service: Inspire Timeless Loyalty in the Demanding New World of Social Commerce “ If you want to improve customer service to the point that it becomes a competitive advantage, you have to hire great employees. dog at PETCO. m a smart person. Hosed.
CHRISTINE.NET [Media] Christine: CleverSet Wins Web 2.0 Launch Pad
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007
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. audience.
CHRISTINE.NET [Media] Christine: How The Geek Squad Propagates a Service Culture
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2008
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. Drive.
CHRISTINE.NET [Media] Christine: Mission Research Raises Series B Financing
| THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2008
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- [Media] An Interview with Super Affiliate Richard Bonner
At the moment primarily Facebook and media buys. Landing pages every time for my social/media buys, it does depend on the offer but I have found more times than not that even the lower paying offers can be improved with a landing page by utilizing different angles. " By June 2009, Richard had hit his first $10,000 day. Be honest!
WWW.INC.COM [Media] Will Work for Equity - Investing in Clients - Arizona Bay
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
Last spring, Dave Graham , founder of software consulting firm Arizona Bay, learned that a major client, Jumpstart Automotive Media, had been acquired for more than $80 million. ); Login or signup. Welcome | Logout. Join our community. Login using: Use your Inc.com account: Forgot login ? Forgot login ? Start-up | Mondays. Finance | Tuesdays.
BRAD HARGREAVES [Media] What Kind of Business Are You Starting, Really?
| MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010
Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized What Kind of Business Are You Starting, Really? What Kind of Business Are You Starting, Really? meet a lot of entrepreneurs and hear a lot of ideas and business plans from all across the board. and monetize each for $3.00. Happy differentiating.
BRAD HARGREAVES [Media] Silicon Valley Moves to New York
| SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2010
Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Silicon Valley Moves to New York Silicon Valley Moves to New York If you’re living in San Francisco and working in a hot Valley startup or tech company, you probably have a bit of a commute. And they overwhelming live in San Francisco.
- [Media] Lessons From Magna
By Barry J. Reiter of Bennett Jones LLP. Some say the 863 million offered in exchange for Frank Stronach's multiple-voting shares is outrageous." that, however, is matter best left to shareholders. proposal by Magna International Inc. to reorganize its capital structure and eliminate a class of multiple-voting shares has raised a fuss. Barry J.
MARKETING JUNKIE [Media] Five Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask before Outsourcing Anything
| TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
Ideally you should hear responses like: to target a specific market, highlight a USP or benefits, encourage sign-ups, work in a variety of media, or support the brand promise, etc. Do you always seem to have too much on your plate? Are there things you’d love to do to market your business, but you don’t have the skills? Boy was I ever naïve….
MARKETING JUNKIE [Media] Practical Advice for Getting More Facebook Page Traffic
| THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
Host a Q&A day: I’ve watched Social Media Examiner do this every Friday, when they invite an expert on social marketing to be their guest and answer fan questions on their Facebook page. . If you’ve got a small business and you’re marketing it on Facebook, chances are you have a fan page. And if you don’t, you should. By Donna Gunter.
MARKETING JUNKIE [Media] More Tips from the Experts to Help Overworked Entrepreneurs Get better Work/Life Balance
| THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
Push through the guilt of not being able to drive for carpool (or volunteer for “media day )- it does not make you a bad mom. If you’ve got a business, then chances are you have trouble achieving balance between that business and your personal life. We’ve all been there. Below are a few more I thought were worth sharing. Enjoy!
MARKETING JUNKIE [Media] More Tips from the Experts to Help Overworked Entrepreneurs Get better Work/Life Balance
| THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
Don’t let Social Media, your ToDo lists or your creative impulses become the boss of you or override your personal life priorities. All work and no play makes any entrepreneur stressed out, exhausted and burnt out. But it’s way too easy to let your business eat away at your personal life. Enjoy! Take “serenity breaks” every hour….
- [Media] The Idea That Lured WebEx's Founder Back into Start-ups
They're different from folders to the extent that you throw in all sorts of different media and then share the content with your study group and people mark it up. After a multi-billion dollar exit and a six year break, WebEx co-founder Subrah Iyar is back in the game with a new mobile app. billion in 2007. Here's what he told me. think so.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Bonnier Hosts Mobile Hackathon Targeting Female Entrepreneurs
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Along with the app building there will be presentations on mobile design, trends in mobile media, as well as shorter talks and workshops on development in technology, mobile development for newcomers, and more. The event will be held at the Aalto Venture Garage in Helsinki from the 25th to the 27th this month.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] European Commission Invests Millions To Improve Internet Across Europe
| FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
The areas of interest are: environmental data in the public domain, making the food value-chain smarter, reaping the benefits of electricity management at community level, networked media, personal mobility, safety in urban public areas and increasing efficiency in international logistics value-chains.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Bragging Rights, Not Bitcoins, Are the Newest Currency
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
are some of the most obvious incarnations of the status tracking/measurement syndrome now being supercharged by social media. 'Your customers want status. Build a system that provides it and you''ll reap the rewards (in real dollars). But maybe that''s just me. The fact is, we always knew that status mattered. on a massive scale.
- [Media] How Freelancing Can Help You Make The Leap Into Entrepreneurship
Social media. Ali Hale has jumped in with this post explaining the virtues of becoming a freelancer as an in-between step to become a full on entrepreneur. Since this is the exact path she is walking now, Ali in a great position to help explain what it is like. Here’s what Ali has to say about it… Entrepreneurship. Graphic design.
BEN CASNOCHA: THE BLOG [Media] Links from Around the Web
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011
To California-bashers in the national media, the author notes: "In the quarter century through 2005 (the most recent year for which we have data), Californians bailed out the rest of America to the tune of about $620 billion in today’s dollars. I’m going down to score,” Roethlisberger said, according to Steelers receiver Michael Wallace.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Media] The Scott Brown Upset Win - A Referendum on Washington AND Wall Street
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2010
Internet & Software , Digital Media & Entertainment , Healthcare & Biotechnology , and Green & Alternative Energy companies. Never in my lifetime have I seen Americans as mad with the "system" as they are right now. And never have more Americans agreed on what that "system" is: 1. It is Washington. It is Wall Street.
- [Media] Can You Master The 3 Levels Of Business Success?
These elements focus on the micro level of your business, for example, things you can do to market with social media like facebook or digg, or plugins you can get for your wordpress blog, or scripts you can use to help syndicate your content or do keyword research, or different website graphical elements and which convert better.
REDEYE VC [Media] First Round Capital to open NYC office
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
Over the last several years, we’ve found that the New York City ecosystem has been particularly strong for Internet and media-based startups. Indeed, over the last several years, First Round Capital has invested nationally and has funded companies in over a dozen states. Take acting for example.
WWW.INC.COM [Media] How to Hire a Chief Technology Officer
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
Oftentimes, what a company is looking for in a CTO is an individual who can effectively engineer a new and crucial product, says Dan Woods , CTO and editor of Evolved Media. ); Login or signup Welcome | Logout Member Login Login using: Use your Inc.com account: Forgot login ? Create an Inc.com account: Home Magazine Blogs Ask Inc.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] 8 Entrepreneur-Politicians Who Mattered
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
With his severance package ( a reported $10 million ), Bloomberg started a media company focused on providing up-to-date business information to investors. Today, Bloomberg LP is a massive media company with more than 13,000 employees and multibillion-dollar revenue. See how they fared. Warren G. ” George H.W. billion. As a U.S.
READWRITESTART [Media] Startup Strategy Roundtable: Top 10 Tech Trends To Watch
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
Then Jimmy Hendricks presented DealCurrent.com , a white label platform for media companies to manage daily deal advertising on behalf of brands. We started this week's roundtable with a discussion of the top 10 tech trends to watch for the upcoming decade. You can find details in the blog post on [link]. Sponsor. GotProduce.com. Discuss.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Media] Ending the Toll Roads to LP Fundraising
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
VCs opened up through the use of social media, and people like Jason Calacanis, regardless of what you think of his personality, actively campaigned against the toll takers on the road to capital. What would VC fundraising look like if there were family office groups that participated actively on social media? Congrats. Who to trust?
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Who Feeds You :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape.
| FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
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.
LIGHTSPEED [Media] Launching new businesses from the ashes of failure « Lightspeed.
| MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
trackback One of the great stories of Silicon Valley is how Josh Hannah and Jack Herrick bought eHow’s assets at a distressed price after the company went out of business, turned it around with a very low cost model and sold it to Demand Media two years later for a big profit. As Wikipedia notes: eHow.com was founded in March 1999.
- [Media] Why Every Music Start-Up Will Fail (and Apple Will Win)
They just want you to use their device for consuming all media. 'The streaming music business is getting more crowded and competitive. Get ready, start-ups: A shake-up is coming soon. Stereomood CEO Eleanora Viviani doesn’t mince words on how she plans to make money off her start-up: "We want to get acquired."
- [Media] Margaret Thatcher's Death Marks an End to the 'Heroic Soloist' Era
While the British media overflows with all the predictable clichés, it''s interesting to reflect that the most-hated British prime ministers of the 20th century are probably Margaret Thatcher and her spiritual heir, Tony Blair. 'Margaret Thatcher''s leadership style was distinct and dazzling--and is now obsolete. Both poor partners.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] It’s Your Biz Is an Excellent Resource Book for Starting a Business
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
My choice had been between two job applicatns; one had slightly more digital media experience than the other, but the one with less experience seemed a better personality fit. hope you know Susan as a frequent author here on Up and Running. She knows this territory well. She’s been there. Why are you doing what you’re doing? What did I do?
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Hitlantis Gets $1.5M Funding
| THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
The team of investors include senior Nokia executives, JSH Capital Oy, Hasan & Partners, PM Ruukki Oy, Notion Oy, Rock Island Investment Oy, T&T Enterprises Oy, as well as other private individuals from the media and telecom sectors. The new funds will be used for product development and market expansion in 'key territories'.
- [Media] Folk Wisdom Reversal: Necessity Isn’t the Mother of Invention
And the new world of social media, infinite communications possibilities, authenticity and content quality threatening to become more powerful than huge advertising budgets? Tweet This will be hard for anybody under 50 to believe, but there was a time when word processing and spreadsheets were a real productivity advantage. So does everybody.
GET VENTURE [Media] Good News App Developers: Introducing Medialets’ Universal (& Agnostic) Ad & Analytics SDK
| TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010
Here’s how Medialets describes the benefits of this solution on their blog : Medialets’ Universal SDK makes it easier for publishers to manage and grow their app advertising revenue in a few ways: By enabling rich media, display advertising and analytics, all from one SDK. movement, touch screen, microphone, etc).
AUSTIN STARTUP [Media] Are Mobile Platforms Austin’s Differentiator?
| TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011
The broader tech media can’t seem to get enough of them, especially enterprise platforms, for the mobile app market, with articles in the New York Times , Mashable , TechCrunch and others. mobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich. As we’ve discussed in this column before, Austin has a very robust mobile scene. What does it mean?
AUSTIN STARTUP [Media] Who Are the Next Services Superstars?
| THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010
Normally, I use this space to talk about a (hopefully) fresh software venture or other, or a new tech trend that has caught my attention in recent weeks. Bijoy’s context for our conversation was the work he’s been doing through the ATX Equation , with Heather McKissick of Leadership Austin and many others. The 2.0 Adoption Community.
AUSTIN STARTUP [Media] LibreDigital Raises Another $4M
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
This investment will enable us to go to market faster and bring new technology offerings to our customers across all three media types.”. LibreDigital announced today that it has secured $4 million in additional capital. Reeder, President and CEO of LibreDigital. LibreDigital’s footprint in digital reading is broad and strategic.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] Should You Blog? (yes, and here’s how …)
| MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
Much of my traffic is through referring websites and/or social media. I guess let’s file this under sales & marketing advice. recently wrote a piece for Mashable on how to create a company blog. I have a very detailed article that covers stuff I won’t cover in detail in this post. What should you blog about? Be authentic.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How to Boost Sales This Holiday Season
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
She adds that small businesses who win the promotion game will rely less on tried-and-true social media campaigns and instead turn to more creative tactics that help them stand out. 'With a shorter shopping season and weak economic forecasts, small businesses need to go the extra mile to attract customers.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] Angel Investing: Skill 3 – Relationships with VCs
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
In the latter cases many companies (Flickr, Delicious, Blogger, Writely in 05-08 and lately Invite Media, Aardvark, Dodgeball, etc.) This is the third article in a series on what it takes to be a great angel investor (and why this should matter to entrepreneurs). Part 1 – Access to Great Deal Flow – is here. Obviously I agree.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Finland and Baltics Grab Investors' Attention At Mobile World Congress
| THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
Finally there is a great startup ecosystem with weekly meetups and events, growing number of VC’s, Angels and an expanding media coverage. Editor's Note: This post is part of a partnership with International VC Zone. The new venue is massive, and I would say it needs a year to settle down.". Powerkiss is bringing wireless charging everywhere.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Let's Stop Complaining About 'Uncertainty'
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
The economy isn't growing, and the media explains that it's because so many business people are uncertain. Why are smart, risk-taking small business people suddenly blaming all their problems on uncertainty? Uncertainty has always been a big part of running a business. Small businesses are uncertain about so many things today," said Rep.
ACTIVE GARAGE [Media] Time For a Change #16: A Rewarding Business
| THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
What is your digital platform, website, social media, software? ? Finding your path of least resistance. To better understand the Wealth Dynamics Square featured here, a brilliant creation by entrepreneur and founder of Wealth Dynamics, Roger J. Keeping your perspective. Value. Without value you have no business. Leverage. Wealth. Strategy.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Twelve Ways To Boost Your Etsy Store Sales This Holiday Season
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011
Connect with social media. by Allison Strine, co-author of Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies and owner of www.allisonstrine.etsy.com. All across the country, Christmas trees are going up, stockings are being hung by chimneys with care, chestnuts are roasting on open fires, halls are being decked, and holiday shoppers are out in droves.
ACTIVE GARAGE [Media] Author’s Journey #23: Tips for using teleconferences to launch your book
| FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
Social media, like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. In many ways, teleseminars are the ideal tool to launch your book to great success. Teleseminars make it easy and affordable for you to generate advance orders for your book, leading to a successful book launch. Why teleseminars? Teleseminars are easy to prepare and deliver. Personal.
WATCHING WEBSITES [Media] twitter suspends legitimate accounts, many related to oreilly.
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
So, it seems that Twitter has decided to wage war on those of us related to O’Reilly Media! Watching Websites Alistair Croll & Sean Power on Complete Web Monitoring and Web Operations About Contact Us Sean at seanpower.com Alistair at bitcurrent.com twitter suspends legitimate accounts, many related to oreilly; weeping ensues.
UP AND RUNNING [Media] Business Plan Review: Share the Air
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
Chelle Parmele is the social media marketing manager at Palo Alto Software. Tweet A few weeks ago a co-worker sent me an instant message: “You’ve got to watch this business plan pitch. It’s crazy!. Of course I clicked and watched it. It only takes a few minutes before the “disbelief starts. So slim it down.
THE MOGUL MOM [Media] Soulquake: 5 Questions That’ll Stir You Up Inside
| MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011
The Media is Social – But Are YOU? Next month, I’m attending Selling Your Soul hosted by two of my idols, Marie Forleo and Danielle LaPorte. In preparation for the event, Marie and Danielle sent out these questions and when I read them, I felt a soulquake deep within me. thought I’d share them with you, dear readers. Editor?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Who Will Sell Your Breakthrough Product?
| THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013
If Pepsi or Coke sees an opportunity here, they can clearly outspend the start-up brands in terms of media and point-of-sale investment. 'Distribution strategy may not be a priority, but once you''ve built a successful startup, it''s usually the key to growth. After all, the big guys have huge advantages in most markets.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Surprising Surge In Attack Traffic From Indonesia This Year: Akamai
| TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013
Of those attacks, 35% targeted Enterprise customers; 32% were focused on Commerce customers; 22% on Media customers; 7% on High Tech customers; and 4% targeted Public Sector customers. This year the Southeast Asian nation surged to an incredulous 2nd place, contributing around 21% of malignant web traffic observed by Akamai. Mbps (up from 2.9
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Online Exports A Potential Bright Spot For Singapore SMEs: PayPal
| FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
The top export categories from Singapore in 2012 were travel, computers and accessories, electronics, and entertainment & media, with top mobile commerce categories (i.e. Demand for Singapore-made goods remained strong in the larger Asia Pacific markets, growing on average by 22% to Japan and 20% to Australia. What have we been selling?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Caveat Superlative (How to Write a Good Tagline)
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
So when Twitter promised: "Find out what’s happening, right now, with the people and organizations you care about," the social media phenomenon not only nailed the brand essence, they also personalized their message and conveyed the immediacy of their game-changing service. New Jersey Transit’s tagline is: "Getting you there."
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] RapidBlue Replaces Loyalty Cards By Tracking Consumer Movement Though Phones
| THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
Finnish company, RapidBlue , would fall into their latter category, as they are building the service that allows advertisers, media companies, and store owners to track customers in the brick and mortar stores. This allows any media company to look at the impact of their marketing campaigns on real world behavior. That's my tracker.
LIGHTSPEED [Media] Lessons from the leaders – Engagement in social games « Lightspeed.
| TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010
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 Socialtimes has a brief writeup of the session: Social gaming giants tend to focus on hits. Zynga manages to attain 1.5
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Foodie.fm Helps You Grocery Shop Smarter
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010
The company is aiming to create a platform that is media agnostic. For example, now they have the iPhone app out, but they are already working on Facebook and other media, however they can best reach the Finnish families that eat. Foodie.fm is that obvious thing that I always knew I needed but could not think of. does, but not really.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Microtask Closes A Super Seed Round From Sunstone Capital
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
Demand media uses similar logic with content creation, and their process is perfected to the point of art. In Microtask , a Finnish startup, has just closed a round of seed financing lead by Danish Sunstone Capital followed by a group of Angel investors (see list below). Why do a VC come in so early in with a group of Angels?
BABBLING VC [Media] It's More Than Just Music and Videos on Mobile Devices
| SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011
We will always want to have it with us and hence digital media will be on the devices we have with us (our iPhones, Android phones, tablets, etc.). I was a bit surprised to see that Fred seemed somewhat behind the curve with his blog post. You see, I almost always agree with what he writes. This is why he gets so much traffic on his site.
- [Media] Maric Capital - Delaware Court of Chancery Halts Merger on Duty of Disclosure Grounds
Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, technology and media, shipping, energy trade and commodities, real estate, manufacturing, and education. By Attorneys at Reed Smith LLP William E. Doran, Lori L. Lasher, Nicholas A. Long, Catharina Y. Min, and Jonathan P.
AUSTIN STARTUP [Media] Q: Is it fake? A: Who cares? (You should!)
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
Given the impending mid-March onslaught of film, music, content, and all forms of interactive media, I submit to you Exhibits A, B, and C for consideration in this discussion…. Set popular media to the side for a moment, and let’s talk about other engines of Austin’s success – silicon, software and information technology.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] Open Angel Forum San Fran – Team Calacanis Raises the Bar
| FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
It serves a similar role as Digsby (which I love using) albeit from a social media metaphor rather than an IM metaphor. I attended the inaugural Open Angel Forum in Los Angeles back in January and wrote about it here. Jason Calacanis started this initiative in response to the pay-to-play network of angel events that he despised. Success.
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