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  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Media] LinkedIn, Pusher and more offer their APIs to help EE explore future LTE apps at UK 4G hackathon
    As preparations for the event continue and the 130 or so entrants brush up on their coding skills, the API partners have now been confirmed as Pusher , a cloud service that adds real-time functionality to Web and mobile apps, PeerIndex , a social media analytics company, LinkedIn and Wikitude , creators of one of the first AR platforms and browsers.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Media] Achieving hyper growth from Europe: Lessons from SoundCloud and Klarna [Video]
    'At last week’s The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam, Liam Boogar from TNW media partner Rude Baguette moderated a panel discussion on ‘Hyper Growth from Europe’ with a pair of Swedish entrepreneurs, SoundCloud co-founder Alex Ljung and Klarna co-founder Niklas Adalberth. Top image credit: Thinkstock.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
    [Media] Recorded Future – Harnessing intelligence at the scale and speed of the Web
    In our latest fund, we've continued with this focus and have a number of companies focused on providing intelligence under the suitably vague moniker of Big Data ( Dataxu , Adsafe Media , Recorded Future, Hopper Travel and others). Can you identify the real media influencers that drive the al Qaeda messages ? Rich Data Substrates.
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Why Your Business Needs Back to School Systems, NOT Back to School Supplies
    Things to Do Now to Automate Your Social Media Marketing For Summer. This is a guest post by Natasha Vorompiova of SystemsRock.com. You might not be a “systems chick” like me, but I bet we have at least one thing in common— a curious attraction to all those back-to-school supplies flooding store shelves. Want to join me?
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Why Your Business Needs Back to School Systems, NOT Back to School Supplies
    Things to Do Now to Automate Your Social Media Marketing For Summer. This is a guest post by Natasha Vorompiova of SystemsRock.com. You might not be a “systems chick” like me, but I bet we have at least one thing in common— a curious attraction to all those back-to-school supplies flooding store shelves. Want to join me?
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Media] How To Boost Business With Fantastic Photography
    How many websites or social media sites are you on each day that have photography that just doesn’t quite cut it? see it all the time. Fast and easy to load websites, well written blogs, great Facebook pages… and then, there’s the photography. know what you’re thinking. Does it represent your vision and goals? Have
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013
    [Media] Samsung making the right move by acquiring Boxee
    And because they are so closed in their ecosystem (you can’t run their operating system on non-Apple devices, nor can you play the media you buy from them on other devices, etc.), 'I’ve been a longtime fan of Boxee and what Avner was building with that company. One company alone can’t do that. Technology
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
    [Media] Excellent Analytics Tip #22: Calculate Return On Analytics Investment!
    Media Optimizations 2. Identifying which model to use to attribute credit for a single conversion across multiple media channels is immensely difficult. Analysts: Put up or shut up time! This blog is centered around creating incredible digital experiences powered by qualitative and quantitative data insights. Isn't it amazing?
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
    [Media] Startup Hiring: The 10% Solution
    social media. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteWeb. Channels. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteBiz. ReadWriteEnterprise. ReadWriteCloud. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteMobile. ReadWriteStart. All Posts. Archives. Featured. White Papers. Case Studies. Twitter. Facebook. The channel is sponsored by TriNet. Startup Hiring: The 10% Solution. Tweet. Its not easy. Tweet.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Media] Open a Hot Restaurant with $12,000
    It was really about building a brand via word of mouth and social media. We did zero pitching on any media we've received. In New York City? Really? Former advertising exec Nicole Ponseca explains how she opened Maharlika, and got great buzz and press from Day One. How did you go from ad exec to restaurant entrepreneur? What's next?
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [Media] The Power of Storytelling – Neal Baer of Law and Order SVU
    Nael talked about many things but the highlight of the talk was the power of storytelling ( especially on the mainstream media ). Kavitha and I had an opportunity to listen to Neal Baer ( Producer of Law & Order SVU ) at IDEO recently. The surveys were conducted before the show, 1 week after the show and 6 weeks after the show. Author.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Media] When 700,000 Bitcoins Vanish, You Can Expect New Regulation
    document leaked to the media from Mt. 'The bankruptcy of Mt. Gox, the world''s largest Bitcoin exchange, has increased calls for new rules governing the virtual currency. In the picture above, Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles apologizes for losing all his customers'' bitcoins during a press conference Friday in Tokyo, Japan. On Thursday, U.S.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Media] Streaming services dependent on pirating
    'Streaming media services from companies like Spotify and Netflix have long argued to big media owners that streaming is the way to capture market share back from pirate sites and hence increase revenues. Netflix is so much easier than torrenting. You don’t have to deal with files, you don’t have to download them and move them around.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: You know you're not a startup if�
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. More ideas welcome in the comments!] I started brainstorming over lunch with the guys at Viximo and conceived this Jeff Foxworthy style “you might (not) be a startup” idea. Posted Monday, November 21, 2011.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Media] Customer Reviews the Hidden Local SEO Gem
    Social media participation has certainly made its way onto the SEO road map as an integral element of the optimization puzzle as well. 'Customer Reviews the Hidden Local SEO Gem written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Free ebook – Marketer’s Guide to Customer Reviews. Grade.us
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Media] Are You Ready for Equity Based Crowdfunding?
    Most of your network’s retention and growth presumably will come through your interactions and networking on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Google Hangout, and Twitter. Accordingly, your business may continue to use social media to build relationships and circulate information. Equity crowdfunding vs. donation crowdfunding.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Media] 9 Ways to Upgrade Your Company's Schwag
    Juha Liikala , Stripped Bare Media 2. 'Face it: No wants your lame keychain. Here''s where to find the promotional tchotchkes your customers won''t toss. Great businesses need trustworthy supply sources. But how do you make sure you''re getting the best deal on business paraphernalia or office supplies before pressing purchase?
  • GUST  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2012
    [Media] Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World
    The quicker the startup establishes a strong brand identity that “sells itself” through word-of-mouth and social media, earning goodwill in its name, the sooner it can effectively chase away knockoffs that try to use confusingly similar names , logos, or domain names.  What kind of advantage will this create vs. our competitors ?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
    [Media] 7 Ways to Motivate Without Money
    Social (and social media) recognition-- The Little Giraffe Foundation. 'It''s easy to increase someone''s paycheck. It''s not so easy to reward without money, but these groups have figured it out. Dear Evil HR Lady, We''re a small non-profit and we rely heavily on volunteers. Yes, their love of the cause is good, but it only goes so far.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
    [Media] 6 Reasons Your Small Business Will Fail (And How to Avoid Them)
    Use social media, word of mouth, cold calling, direct mail, and other tried-and-true marketing techniques. 'According to Small Business Administration research , only half of new businesses survive for the first five years and only one-third of new businesses are able to survive for 10 years. Six Reasons Businesses Fail: . Leadership Failure.
  • RECENT BUZZES - VC EXPERTS, INC.  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
    [Media] Venture Capital and Innovation at the Heart of European Growth
    The winning presenter, Appealing Media, is developing a mobile video advertising network, while close runner up, Vyycore, impressed the investors with its innovative approach to improving the efficiency of a phone battery and reducing its heat output. By SJ Berwin LLP. 03 December 2010. Introduction. Major initiatives include the ?1.5
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
    [Media] 3 Reasons You Shouldn't Copy Apple's PR Strategy
    Yet many in the media declared at length that she was superb at her job--perhaps because she provided them with what they needed, perhaps for fear of being cut off a la Porsche. One of my biggest media successes in Silicon Valley has been a 26-year-old guy from Texas with big hairy arms and a gritty and loud voice. Be secretive.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2010
    [Media] 73.6% of all Statistics are Made Up
    The headlines in the media are filled with that latest stats. How to Interpret Analyst Reports. Stats sell. The stats are often quoted from the latest reports. People then parrot them around like they’re fact when most of them are complete bullsh*t. People throw them around at cocktail parties. of  all statistics are made up. OK, yes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Media] Just Because You Have a Recycling Program.
    And the media is catching on. Increasing productivity and efficiency can be far more effective in attracting shrewd consumers and improving your bottom line than flashy green media campaigns screaming for attention. doesn't mean you're a "green" company. Overnight, it was everywhere: every company was suddenly "green." Read on.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
    [Media] Couchsurfing Dilemma: Going for Profit
    OutCast's execs put Fenton and Hoffer through an intensive media-training program, spending hours grilling Fenton and Hoffer about their competitors and whether or not they were sacrificing their ideals. He and Fenton worked around the clock responding to members and the media; Fenton says he received 1,500 emails. The IRS disagreed.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013
    [Media] Email Retargeting: Not Just For Websites & Display Networks Anymore
    Now, even though social media accounts for less than steller results, this article isn’t one to add to the endless “email vs social” drivel. In this autoresponder, you talk about widget problems, widget use cases, why widgets matter, and how to find your company on various social media platforms. image source.
  • START UP BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Media] Startups are the new MTV – and 15 other thoughts for 2015
    Read here, ‘make it available to the corporate market to buy’ Just like a strong social media voice became an asset, expect personal data trails to have as much or more value in the coming years. People don’t care how media companies built their business or report their revenue by media. Bring it on. Pointless.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2013
    [Media] 5 Solid Online Business Models You Can Embrace to Generate Income
    In mainstream media, it’s referred to as “native advertising” but the model is the same thing; build a massive audience for your blog and make money when they buy affiliate products you recommend. The Blog-based Affiliate Marketing Model. major blog that does this effectively is Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income blog.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
    [Media] What to Tell Customers When Selling Your Business
    Otherwise, key clients could learn about the transition from media outlets, competitors or other sources--and there's no guarantee that the information your clients receive from these sources will be accurate. Selling a business can be a complicated process. business sale is one of the most difficult transitions in the life of a company.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012
    [Media] Make Your Business Meaningful
    That works in a couple of ways: One: Because the human race descends from Africa, we focus on sharing courageous stories about our common homeland that are less frequently told in the media and may even be new information to many. Here's how. don't get many opportunities to relax and watch TV. What Good Do You Do?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
    [Media] Facebook Pages: Big Changes Coming Soon
    These restrictions–as well as more prominent and now publicly displayed data "Insights" –have caused some in the social media space to postulate that these changes will only help Facebook sell more ads to deliver those calls to action–or to drive traffic to particular custom tab within a Page. ” True enough.
  • DSHEN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Apple Charging Subscription.
    betaworks - next generation media company. The Advanced Marketing & Media Group - helping marketers manage their data. Cucina Media - and its publishing platform, Public Square. Lotame - social media behavorial targeting. The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. dshen.
  • IDDICTIVE.COM  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
    [Media] Retropreneur: Should Anyone Start an Indie Record Store?
    to start building a community via social media. Pic: Flickr Creative Commons. “Independent record stores are like a casino where you put down your money and you always win. I’m convinced they will never lose their place – Long may they rule.&# K T Tunstall. Back in my university days I dabbled as a DJ. The US has around 700.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] What’s on your phone homescreen?
    Social folder – This folder contains my social media apps: Hootsuite, Path, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WordPress and Instagram. 'I’m always curious what apps or folders are on people’s homescreens and every so often I like to share mine to get feedback on what I’m missing. To me its a simplified Sims experience.
  • START UP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
    [Media] 10 ‘just because’ projects
    Socialize it on live digital media. I’ve been thinking about a few different projects I’d like to do. Which at this stage have no real revenue or business associated with them, other than I find them interesting. thought I’d list them here to see if anyone has similar crazy ‘just because’ projects. Film it.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013
    [Media] Will there be a wave of ‘maker-centric’ companies?
    'Venturebeat has an article up this morning titled Startups and big corporations embrace the maker movement which reports that the annual Maker Faire has this year introduced a ‘Startup Pavillion’ which it cites as evidence that the maker movement is moving beyond hobbies to being a ‘rich source of economic potential’. Venture Capital
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Media] Save The Date For The Next Level of Arctic15: May 26th - 27th
    Media Presence: The good old joke about the shoemaker without any shoes. Yapp, we did not have enough media at the event, so thank you for brining that up, if you were at the event. Already in talks with the top media rep’s and Dmitri Sarle has become one of the organizer''s of the EU Tech Writer''s group. At least not by a lot.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [Media] Super Bowls and Scenes
    And, in the spirit of collaboration, we hope that others will join to contribute the names of more companies, events, investors, media, associations, and key people to the maps over time, as they’ve done with the Austin mobile scene. mobileTech Tuesday by Steve Guengerich.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [Media] Top 5 CEOs to Watch in 2013
    He co-founded a social media platform that has been used to literally change the world, overthrow governments, and transform how people communicate. Yes, it's about Zuckerberg. Add a sagging Internet behemoth and a chance to change the way we pay for things, and you've got a big year ahead. Some of them are already pretty famous. In her 30s.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Media] Tellyo tunes into €200,000 seed investment from GS Group
    The startup''s customers are TV properties who want more viewers on their live TV after other people see a "I cant believe I just missed this" clip shared on social media. Have you ever wondered how people copy clips of television and put it on the internet? Who has the time to do that? Apparently some people, but this is 2014. Bogu Ju?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Media] Why Being Positive Is Easier Said Than Done
    Because positive psychology research has "fine print" that rarely gets mentioned in the media, according to Sonja Lyubomirsky, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness. Here's why. In one study , Lyubomirsky posted online two nearly identical requests for study participants.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Media] Biggest Lie in Sales Today
    They've read an article, attended a speech, or seen media mentions and remembered our earlier discussions. Chances are, you've heard this one--many times. Don't want to hear it again? Try these tips. Of all the little white lies that sale prospects might tell you, "We'll keep you in mind" ranks among the most common and insidious.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [Media] Working With Your Spouse: 5 Rules
    You need to know this in advance, or you’ll never be able to take advantage of any media coverage. Going into business with your spouse isn't for the faint of heart. Here are five rules that will increase your chances of success. Business partners talk all the time about being “in the trenches” together. Right. Goals.
  • AWEISSMAN.COM  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011
    [Media] The Golden Age of Internet Marketing?
    But that's also a laziness left over from traditional media channels and an evolution that is fast happening. skip to main | skip to sidebar. aweissman.com. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Nov 27, 2011. The Golden Age of Internet Marketing? Let the products sell themselves. f**k advertising, commercial psychology. at 11:39 AM.
  • STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Media] The Hacker Way
    The word “hacker” has an unfairly negative connotation from being portrayed in the media as people who break into computers. I don't normally comment on the day's news, but I want to make an exception today to share something from Facebook's S-1 filing. billion (!) in revenue, and their growth rates, too. Kudos to the whole Facebook team.
  • READWRITE.COM  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012
    [Media] Let's All Shed Tears For The Crappy Startups That Can't Raise Any More Money
    © 2012 SAY Media, Inc. Sections. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. About. Contact. Advertise. Privacy. Search. Follow us. Share. Share… on Facebook. on Twitter. on Google+. on Linked in. by Email. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. Hot Topics. Microsoft. iPhone 5. Hurricane Sandy. Politics. YouTube. About.
  • SETH LEVINE'S VC ADVENTURE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
    [Media] Efficiency
    In this world of social media and always being connected, there’s somehow always the sense that you’re missing out on something. Like you, I’m a pretty busy guy. I’ve always been high energy and (I hope) high velocity. It’s tiring and doesn’t always leave time for the kind of balance I look for in my life.
  • LOS ANGELES STARTUP NEWS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [Media] Interview with Paige Craig of BetterWorks | The Startup Cafe | Los.
    If you need celebrity involvement, writers, producers, or access to media & entertainment resources this city has it all. The Startup Cafe Get Covered! LA Jobs LA Events Academy The home for Los Angeles startups and entrepreneurs. In 1992, Paige was given early selection to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Enjoyed this?
  • PRACTICE TRUMPS THEORY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Media] Bootstrapping a Lean Startup
    Get active with social media in other ways. 'While not the same thing, Bootstrapping and Lean Startups are quite complementary. Both cover techniques for building low-burn startups by eliminating waste through the maximization of existing resources first before expending effort on the acquisition of new or external resources. Start a blog.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [Media] Does a kick-ass product guarantee success?
    Category Cloud Customer research Engineering leadership mobile Product Development Product Management Small business Social media Software startup Top Posts Where should product management live in an organization? Startup Musings Life in the Boston high-tech startup landscape Blog About Elaine Chen « Minimum Viable (Hardware) Product?
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
    [Media] Are You Committed Enough :: 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.
  • OCCAM'S RAZOR  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Media] See-Think-Do: A Content, Marketing, Measurement Business Framework
    Or perhaps you want to sign up for their blog, or follow them on social media or… any of a bunch of other things. Hmm … "We are not really sure what we are doing, maybe we should ask Jay the intern who's our Social Media Guru-in-Residence?" 'The world does not need a new business framework. promise. Ready?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Media] Peer-to-Peer Start-ups Joining Forces
    However, our request was apparently diverted to FitzGibbon Media, a Washington, D.C.-based 'What happens when your company''s business model doesn''t necessarily jive with local law? You go on the offensive. Companies in the "sharing economy" space are doing just that. source at ride-sharing start-up Lyft told Inc.
  • LIFE BEYOND CODE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
    [Media] 11 Kinds of Popularity
    The 12 Elements of the Social Media Mindset Questionable reasons to become an entrepreneur #8 – Everyone loves me. Without further ado, here they are in no particular order. Some types lend themselves to be popular within closed circles and others more broadly. The Fun Type: You are always fun to be around. It is never the same.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Microsoft Gives Finland A Chance To Move On
    'If you''re located in the Nordic region I think it''s impossible it hasn''t popped on your social media already, but Microsoft has bought Nokia''s devices and services unit for $7.2 billion. Just like it sounds, Nokia the phone manufacturer''s days are limited, by the end of 2015 they can no longer sell phones under their own name.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Media] 5 Popular eCommerce Trends That Might Be Costing You Conversions
    'From image carousels to social media logins, trends spread like wildfire in the eCommerce industry. But, have you ever stopped to question the business implications of following these trends? Everyone has that thing on their website,’ you think, “So it must be working!”. But that logic is flawed. Break free from the herd mentality. Result?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Media] 5 Things You Need to Know Today
    recent report shows that 52 percent of Americans plan to make a social media announcement when they quit their jobs.-- 'A roundup of the day''s news--curated by the Inc. editorial team--to help you and your business succeed. TechCrunch 2. Let that be a warning to you if you''re considering going the crowdfunding route.-- GeekWire 3. CNET 5.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
    [Media] Pop-up retail, meet pop-up office
    Enter social media: Facebook page. Gap did it next to their flagship 5th Avenue location in New York. Method did it in San Francisco’s Union Square shopping district. Method, those funny teardrop-shaped bottles of good eco-friendly soaps and cleaners found at stores like Target and Whole Foods). VP of Merchandising. Success is exposure.”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Media] This Week in Tech: Is an iPad Giant Coming?
    SanDisk announced this week its new Connect line, which includes a portable flash drive and a larger media drive. 'Fresh off the tech rumor mill: a much bigger iPad may be in the works, and other hot gadget news you should know. Each Monday, I''ll cover the tech trends, gadgets, business services, and apps of note. Las Vegas. iPad Giant?
  • MARKET BY NUMBERS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
    [Media] Entrepreneurs: Know Thy Marketing!
    Think about all the people telling you that you must use social media marketing.  Reply Bill Northlich says: November 20, 2009 at 7:01 pm We had a bad experience with “social media marketing&# recently, did we? Services Marketing Help Downloads Contact Log In Entrepreneurs: Know Thy Marketing! Please. Marketing Help Rule 1.
  • LIGHTSPEED VENTURE PARTNERS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
    [Media] A VC’s take on the Season 5 premier of Sharktank
    The founders did a terrible job of explaining what the product did and how it was differentiated, constantly falling back on calling it “social media” as though that would explain everything. 'Last year I recapped a few episodes of season 4 of Sharktank from a VC’s point of view. So here goes! POSTCARDS ON THE RUN. ROLODOC.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011
    [Media] Why I Invested in Gogii (textPlus) – My First Ever Later Stage Deal
    And Michael Kirby as EVP of Corp Dev was formerly an EVP at Fox Interactive Media, VP at Fox Sports, director of biz dev at ESPN not to mention a Yale undergrad, Wharton MBA. This is a post I’ve been dying to write for 18 months. know this because you’re not a young teenager. See, I originally lost this deal. But I never gave up.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] What Would Happen to Your Business If You Lost All of Your Online Data
    Backupify – allows you to create regular backups of all your social media updates, email, calendars, Google docs, and photo sharing sites. What Would Happen to Your Business If You Lost All of Your Online Data This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. know you’re backing up your hard drive and network data, right? Referral Marketing
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2009
    [Media] Google Analytics Alerts: the start of a complete view? | Watching.
    And this is targeted at a specific kind of site (media/community) whereas other businesses more focused on SaaS or e-commerce revenues probably want something that shows productivity or conversion rates. by: Alistair Croll - November 26th, 2009 View Comments Google Analytics recently added a new feature, called Alerts. Blog of Jon [.]
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
    [Media] Modcloth's Key Strategy: Be a Friend to Customers First
    And while this may get confusing at all-hands meetings--almost 70 percent of the company’s employees are female, after all--it perfectly illustrates ModCloth''s approach to engaging its "girl" on social media. 'The fashion retailer wants clients to think of it as a friend first and a business second. Don''t think in plural.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014
    [Media] Investor Secrets For Smart Competitive Positioning
    Successful entrepreneurs start early building their own brand through social media, industry forums, scheduled events, book publishing, and speaking engagements. This raises a big red flag with potential investors, who conclude that no competitors means no market, or you haven’t looked, and the new startup is likely not investable.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2010
    [Media] Glory Days for US Technology
    The youngest company in this cohort, they continue to suck billions of advertising dollars away from media and traditional advertising companies into their online money-making machine.  Forgot the news about the increase in retail earnings that suggest the American consumer is back.  Want to know the really good news?  Want proof?  Apple? 
  • WHITETAIL SOFTWARE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Media] How I Doubled Organic Search Traffic in Two Weeks
    m not interested in a demand media business. You want more traffic. You want it to be organic. You want it to be targeted. And you want to use a strategy that will scale to bring you more. Me too. This post details my recent success at that exact goal. There were two key insights from that post that propelled me forward. More on this later.
  • CONSTANTLY LEARNING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] A Blog is a Startup
    Building a blog following is even easier with social media. There are a lot of similarities between a successful blogger and a successful startup. With startups you build lots of products, test what gets adopted, build new features, test those features on your user base, and then measure how the features are utilized. Build a product.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
    [Media] IBM Acquires Coremetrics
    From the press release: Today Coremetrics delivers web analytics capabilities to more than 2,100 global brands across a wide range of industries including retail, financial services, media and publishing, travel and hospitality and education.  Today it was announced that IBM is acquiring the company for an undisclosed sum. Coremetrics.
  • GUST  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011
    [Media] Keep It Under Your Hat: Valuation Caps and the $650 Million Sale of MySpace for $125 Million
    Never missing an opportunity for a good war story, I’d like to revisit one high-profile transaction, the $650 million acquisition of MySpace by Fox Interactive Media in 2005, on which I spent many sleepless nights along with the rest of the deal team.  The cap is irrelevant if the next equity financing is at a valuation below the cap amount.) 
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Coding Isn't the Cure
    Posts like these have spawned a whole cottage industry of media bloggers whose sole job, it seems, is to react to the daily absurdities of the smug Silicon Valley founders. 'A New York entrepreneur sets out to teach a homeless man to code. good-faith gesture, or an act of entrepreneurial hubris? Is there justifiable poverty, then? digress.)
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Media] Why I Like the Sequester (Despite Flight Delays)
    Hearing the cries of the public and the media, it is taking action. 'Believe it or not, American politicians are starting to think like business people. And that''s a good thing. It''s 1893. In 1933, my grandfather, suffering from the Great Depression, destitute in New York, resorts to theft in order to feed his family. Poor me!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2013
    [Media] Why Data Is the Oil of the Digital Age
    population would have willingly agreed to provide at least some of their personal data to the MAW—the omnipresent collision of media, advertising and work in our everyday lives. In the most competitive markets, the winners will be those with the most, and most accurate, data. Two years ago, I said that by 2020, 90% of the U.S.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Media] Writing a Press Release in 2014: Five Tips
    As technology moves forward, so should a press release, changing it from a dry document to a rich media promoting your news and read by everyone from journalists, bloggers, potential clients, investors, and partners. 'Editor''s note: This is a sponsored post put together with PR Newswire. Here are some tips that we came up with.
  • ADVENTURISTA  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010
    [Media] eCommerce Rule #9: Identify your best customers, encourage customer loyalty, and motivate the evangelicals
    The rise of social-media services like Facebook and Twitter, and the explosion of niche blogs, means your customers now have very public microphones with which they can broadcast their feelings about you. But social media also means that your biggest fans (as discussed in Rule #2 and Rule #5) can be heard more, too.
  • HUNTER WALKER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Media] Entrepreneur Russ Fradin Makes More Money, Less Noise
    He’s currently cofounder/CEO of Dynamic Signal which helps companies involve their employees in enterprise social media – he calls it an “OS for advocacy.” My friend Russ Fradin is one of those people and my bet is that most of the folks who read my blog don’t know Russ. He’s Intentional strategy?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013
    [Media] Viral Videos Suggest Golden Corral Serves Up 'Dumpster Food'
    Now the company is trying to deal with the fallout on social media and finding, as Amy''s Baking and Papa John''s Pizza recently have, that doing so is more difficult than companies often realize. Dealing with attacks and criticism on social media is becoming a common occurrence for restaurants. Here''s what went wrong.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] 5 Steps to Becoming More Marketable
    Promote Yourself has a guide to the major social media channels that you should use. 'Enhance your career by bolstering your current skills and developing new ones. The world of work is changing fast, leaving a wake of frightening uncertainty that''s especially daunting for those of you early in your careers. Which leads me to the next point.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Media] Growth Hacking is Just Effective Marketing
    That stunts aimed at tricking members of the media or diverting traffic from someone else’s community are okay if done in the name of growth. 'Growth Hacking is Just Effective Marketing written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. There are even several books dedicated to the topic ).
  • JUSTINMARES.COM  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Media] Thoughts on Paul Graham’s “Growth”
    For example, if you think PR could be a strong traction vertical for your mobile app, spend a week pitching media outlets and see what kind of user adoption/traffic come about as a result. You can figure out what you need to do, and safely ignore the latest social media marketing tactic you read. Justin Mares. Search. Main menu.
  • FRED DESTIN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011
    [Media] What's in a (venture capital) website ?
    David says “our early forays into Internet enabled media & healthcare taught me poignantly that we are always better served betting on great people than themes and momentum.”  Late on Friday we launched the new website of Atlas Venture.  The death of traditional copy and the vexing issue of differentiation. Check.  Check.  Check.  fails.
  • WWW.FASTCOMPANY.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Media] How Algorithms Rule The World
    The Rules of Social Media. Skip navigation. Fast Company. Subscribe. Newsletter. Search. Stumbleupon. linkedin. Google+. Co.DESIGN. Co.CREATE. Co.EXIST. Co.LEAD. TECHNOLOGY. MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE. MAGAZINE. Fast Talk. How Algorithms Rule The World. By Arnie Cooper | August 29, 2012. There was a lot to tell,” says Steiner. Christopher Steiner.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011
    [Media] 5 Money-Making Reasons To Get An E-Commerce Site
    Social media brings sales. Additionally, with the introduction of Google + , although it is not available for businesses profiles just yet, it will be a major player in the social media game, and businesses should realize that this is a huge opportunity for them to gain some market share. There was absolutely nothing useful there.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
    [Media] Texas Wants California to Pass the Sriracha
    or a social media presence 'The hot sauce business is booming, but the CEO of Huy Fong Foods is resisting offers to lure the company away from its California home. Texas is trying to lure Huy Fong Foods, the Irwindale, California company that makes Sriracha hot sauce, but CEO David Tran isn''t budging. Indeed, business is booming.
  • MARKETINGLAND.COM  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Media] 8 Ways We Deceive Ourselves With Metrics (And How To Avoid Them), Part I
    Social Media |. SMX Social Media Marketing - Dec. © 2012 Third Door Media, Inc. Home |. News |. Columns |. Search Marketing |. Display Advertising |. Mobile |. Analytics |. Email Marketing |. Affiliate Marketing. All E-Solutions Spotlights |. First Time Here? Wheres Sphinn? Column: Analytics & Marketing Column. Tweet.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013
    [Media] 7 Reasons to Network Like a Dog
    firm Media Connect , and he nicely shared Daisy''s smart networking skills. 'Serious about networking? Then go at it like a pit bull. Learn 7 tips from the real experts. Most business people regularly do some form of networking. You meet people; you pass out a few business cards; and you maybe follow up here or there. Sorry.) Like this post?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
    [Media] Which Numbers Matter Most?
    The re-launched Fab.com uses social media advertising and referrals. How can you tell if your e-commerce company is going to grow or fall flat on its face? These three measurements hold the key. How can you tell if your e-commerce company is growing? Traffic Not all traffic is created equal. Any old eyeballs will no longer do.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
    [Media] What to write about on your startup’s blog
    Post to social media. 'Kostas Papageorgiou  is Paymill ’s resident blogger and a professional blogger and content creator who helps startups grow their online presence through content marketing. This post was originally published on Paymill’s blog. One way to market your startup on the cheap is through blogging. Find out who your audience is.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
    [Media] Getting Better at Getting Email
    She was named Adweek Media’s “Publishing Executive of the Year” in 2009. Social Media Makes Email Even Stronger Revolutionary Email Based Reminder System 5 Ways To Make An Email Newsletter Your Best Sales Tool The Brand Personality Test 3 Simple Steps for “Makin’ It Rain” On Your Website. – Enjoy! The rest is just digital noise.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Starting from a blank canvas
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Starting from a blank canvas. have recently been reading the books and online literature about business models. Business model canvas, startup canvas, lean canvas, running lean? So which canvas is right for what?
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012
    [Media] Want to Get Noticed? Grab People’s Attention and Don’t Let Go!
    This means taking the time to build and maintain a social media presence, making it easy to contact you from your website, and being responsive. It’s increasingly difficult for marketers to stand out in the crowd. There is so much competition, and people are bombarded from all directions by pleas for their attention. Be Personal. Be Unique.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] You Don't Have to Be an Entrepreneur for Life
    Keeping up your public profile through social media and other means is key to ensuring as many doors as possible remain open to you. 'The "Cubicle Nation" author talks about her new book "Body of Work" and why she urges entrepreneurs to be "work-mode agnostic". You struggle and strive to pull yourself up on a linear, clearly defined path.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [Media] Buying a Brand Without Going Bust
    Right now, the media buzz around these confections is at a high. What entrepreneurs can learn from the hubbub over Twinkies, Sno Balls, and Wonder Bread. It’s the end of an 82-year era. Hostess Brands is officially in bankruptcy. There are dozens of potential buyers swarming over its assets like, well, ants on a Twinkie. Speed.
  • TONY WRIGHT DOT COM  |  THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
    [Media] Guide to Evaluating Startup Ideas
    They are currently on the wrong side of a market shift away from physical media– can you imagine people renting DVDs in 10 years? A great developer I once worked with was kvetching at lunch one day. He’d wasted a year of his life and had a pile of stock options that weren’t very interesting. Twitter was very tractable.
  • READWRITESTART  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
    [Media] 5 Things Hollywood's Power Players Can Teach Entrepreneurs
    Social media extraordinaire and Hollywood favorite Ashton Kutcher, is now an angel investor. Jeff Skoll, number one at eBay, ventured into Hollywood to begin a noble production house, Participant Media, which has already garnered over a dozen Oscar nominations. Startups and Hollywood are more alike than we give credit. Sponsor.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Media] The GoPro Army
    Every two or three minutes, a new piece of GoPro–created content is uploaded to YouTube, and Woodman credits those videos—whether produced by its army of customers or by the company's 20-person in-house media team—with much of the company's runaway success. the surfer on this page is GoPro's founder and CEO Nick Woodman.'>
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] 8 Silly Phrases Marketers Should Avoid
    Marketers use this phrase when sending out press releases, hoping that an air of secrecy will pique media interest. 'When marketers use these silly phrases, it means that they''re probably wasting money. recently provided a list of 12 phrases to avoid in sales emails. Here they are: 1. No amount of marketing can "create" demand. I''m robust!"
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015
    [Media] Starting a Web Business with Less than Your Monthly Rent (The $ by $ Guide)
    There are many “landing page” companies, like LaunchRock,  where you can point your domain to a simple landing page that describes what your not yet launched site intends to do, allows you to collect email addresses, and finally allows those email addresses to be shared via social media. How do you get people to even give you input?
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Media] Why Introverts Make Great Entrepreneurs—Plus 5 Tips for the Entrepreneurial Introvert
    Or, you might put together a thoughtful social media campaign or series of blogs from the privacy of your own office. 'Photo: Getty Images. What do Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg all have in common? In addition to being some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, all three are introverts. Photo: Kris Krüg.
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