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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012
    [Media] Most Shocking Business News of 2011
    The story: Political junkies and media executives alike were astounded when American Online bellied up a hefty $315 million to buy the Huffington Post, a blogger site that was worth less than $1 in 2005. The year 2011 definitely had its share of big-time surprises. The year 2011 definitely had its share of big-time surprises. Who knew?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    [Media] Everplaces And Pult.io Win Qualcom Ventures' €100.000 QPrize
    As it stands, Pult is a better way to sit on the couch and watch Youtube videos, and it will be interesting to see what other types of media they can connect to the service. We don't usually like to cover start awards on ArcticStartup (unless we're giving it of course!). Images from the Everplaces Blog and Pult's Facebook page
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [Media] Reminder: Twitter Is Not Always a Reflection of Public Opinion
    But the social media site falls short of being a reliable barometer for public opinion, a new Pew Research Center study revealed. A glimpse of the Twittersphere may not be enough to gauge public opinion, a new study shows. Twitter is a great way to get a glimpse of what people are talking about. National surveys are also restricted to U.S.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Media] The Top 10 World's Richest Entrepreneurs
    Before working at city hall, the world''s 16th-richest person, who has a fortune valued at $33 billion, held court at his eponymous financial software and media firm Bloomberg LP. 'Forbes announces it''s annual Rich List. See which founders made the cut. While many entrepreneurs would say money isn''t important, many others want to get rich.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Media] 10 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Standup Comics
    Great entrepreneurs are great observers. They carefully monitor the competition, the market, their team, and their various stakeholders. Great entrepreneurs learn from the world around them and they never, ever stop learning. This is the latest in a series of posts, musing on what we can learn from the most unexpected of sources. The comics.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] Scaling Amazon Prime’s Success For Your Business
    Use social media tracking tools to see if it causes a spike in mentions and discussions that include your brand. 'by Brandon Levey, creator of  Stitch Labs. Amazon Prime just increased its price from $79 to $99 per year and it’s causing a stir with consumers. Push for customers to “qualify” for free shipping. First impressions are everything.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Media] How College Talent Learns About Your Company
    Those responses might raise eyebrows in a digital age that affords companies every opportunity to get their name out there through social media and other digital opportunities , not to mention the inroads they look to make on campuses. 'Word-of-mouth still matters the most. These results blew us away," Agrawal writes.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Media] Tomorrow on TNW: Your chance to ask Pancake Labs’ founder Jim Belosic your entrepreneurship questions
    The company is best known for its flagship product, ShortStack , software that’s designed to help small business owners and designers create custom apps that harness the power of social media. Jim Belosic is recognized as a social media expert and has contributed to Mashable, Social Media Examiner, CMS Wire, PR Daily and SmartBrief.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Media] Infochimps Acquires Y Combinator Startup Data Marketplace
    Michelle won the inaugural Austin American Statesman Texas Social Media Award in 2009. Infochimps , a marketplace to buy, sell and share any list, spreadsheet or dataset in the world, today announced the acquisition of Data Marketplace , a Y Combinator-incubated startup that helps people find, buy and sell data online. Give us some details?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
    [Media] 4 Big Lessons From Disruptive Start-Ups
    The company has raised just over $30 million in total funding, most recently from Hearst Interactive Media. 'Ignoring tradition can be a path to success--but only if you dare. When an entrepreneur challenges the status quo, he or she is either squashed and forgotten about or they hit a nerve and a paradigm shift occurs.
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012
    [Media] Windows 8: Microsoft in a Post Microsoft Era
    It’s not that desktop computing will go away, but it clearly – by any measure – isn’t driving growth and Microsoft is responding by drawing on their considerable experience in gaming, media, and mobile technologies to offer a next generation platform. Win8 features a rich immersive audio and video capabilities.
  • FORCE OF GOOD: A BLOG BY LANCE WEATHERBY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] Groupon IPO
    One of the things about running through the IPO process is that it generates a lot of general mass media attention. I get the question every week, perhaps at least once a day. What do you think of the Groupon IPO? That's good for you guys, right?". To which I reply a hearty "maybe.". Groupon raised $700 million at a $12 billion valuation.
  • STARTUP PROFESSIONALS MUSINGS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2013
    [Media] Should Work Relationships Ever Be Friendships or More?
    Work relationships are in vogue, inside a company for collaboration and teamwork, and outside to customers and partners through social media for loyalty and interactive marketing. Yet the 2013 Office Romance Survey by Vault, Inc. So recently I started looking for some expert guidance on the pros and cons on this issue. Aid in self-esteem.
  • BABBLING VC  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
    [Media] You Can't Ever Have Enough Hype Until You Have Too Much Hype
    It's essential to stay on their radar screens and not disappear in the flood of bad news coming out from the media. . OK, hands up, who's truly surprised by the drop in the stock markets or the postponed tech IPO's or even the upcoming slowdown in venture financing? No really, who is surprised? For the rest of you, let's get back to business.
  • BABBLING VC  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
    [Media] Screw the Jockey, Bet on the Mafia
    Not social in the capital-S SOCIAL MEDIA! There's a saying in venture capital that goes "Bet on the jockey and not on the horse!" Hence the title! Sarah Lacy wrote a long post about "mafias" and those that ensued once companies such as Google, PayPal and so forth became successful. Feel free to go read it. It's kinda long but worth the time.
  • CONVERSIONXL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Media] Making the Most of Your Drip Email Campaign: Content, Length & Frequency
    Everything I’ve found indicates that these heavy pitch oriented autoresponders lead to higher spam complaints, unsubscribes, and negative brand mentions through social media. 'Most people won’t buy anything on the first visit, so you need to capture emails. And then what? Quick Note About What’s To Follow. image credit.
  • BEN'S BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Media] Merging Glam and Ning
    Today, my company Ning, where I serve as chairman and cofounder, is announcing that it has agreed to merge into Glam Media. billion page views, add recurring subscription revenue to Glam’s business model, and most importantly, set up the combined company to be the leading social media content company on the web. Companies
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
    [Media] Tips To Avoid Business Failure
    Blockbuster pretty much led the rental media industry for a couple of decades and now its stores are near extinction.  by Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation.com. Over 50 percent of small businesses fail within the first five years of existence.  Close to half of those who failed could have foreseen their failure.  Listen to the naysayers.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
    [Media] The Real Toll of Patent Trolls
    Jim, the founder of a small Web services company who asked that his real name not be used, has been hit with six patent-infringement notices, including one involving a patent on sending notices via social media. Patent trolls drain businesses of billions of dollars a year. And if you have a website--any website--you are a potential target.
  • THEBAREFOOTVC  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
    [Media] Disrupting VC
    Talent and domain expertise in NYC’s large industries such as financial services and media, would free up. Media outlets, from Mashable to the Wall Street Journal, didn’t think it was an interesting story at the time and it went unpublished. Well, now they can’t stop writing about the NYC story!
  • VENTURE CHRONICLES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010
    [Media] Link-o-Rama
    My friend Tom Foremski’s new initiative “every company is a media company&# is spot on. Not only does this introduce a really innovative revenue model for media sites but the experience of Kachingle trying to sell it to big newspapers should be a cautionary tale for anyone interested in this market. go figure.
  • VCBALL  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
    [Media] Win the Talent War - VCball
    Clay Shirkys Writings Writings About the Internet: Economics & Culture, Media & Community, Open Source. VCball. New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship. Become a Fan. Subscribe via Email. Subscribe via Feeds. Subscribe in a reader. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter. John R.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
    [Media] Help Me Celebrate National Small Business Week
    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. But here’s the catch!
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Media] 4 Takeaways From the Iconic 'Got Milk?' Ad Campaign
    They were really astute in their media planning." 'It''s no accident the "Got Milk?" campaign lasted nearly 20 years. Here''s what every marketer needs to know about why it was so successful. The dairy industry may be retiring its iconic "Got Milk?" To find out a bit more about why "Got Milk?" Here are four takeaways for any marketer: 1.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs July Two :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
    SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Home About Consulting Products Programs Workshops Blog Resources Contact Subscribe by RSS Subscribe to Duct Tape Marketing by Email Small Business Week 2011 Our winners! The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Practical Tips for Gett.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010
    [Media] Runet Trends 2010
    Third, online advertising outperformed other media in terms of growth - it's grown by 37%, with contextual advertising growing by 45% from the total Internet advertising. In terms of revenue online advertising has come close to outdoor ads and advertising in print media and is likely to surpass those in the upcoming years. and 2.5M
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Media] Understanding Data And Context
    In 2010, Gawker Media, which runs large blogs like Lifehacker and Gizmodo, was hacked, and 1.3 For example, on October 22, 2010, Wikileaks, an online organization that releases private documents and media from anonymous sources, released 391,832 United States Army field reports, now known as the Iraq War Logs. Just connect the dots.
  • GOOGLE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Media] Change aversion: why users hate what you launched (and what to do about it)
    When these changes generate strong reactions, people often turn to social media to vent — amplifying individual voices into a torrent of angry petitioners, digital torches in hand, demanding a return to the familiar, older, “better” product. 'Change is good. When a product becomes more fun or makes us more efficient, we embrace change.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Media] A Silver-Linings Playbook: 3 Lessons From Early Rejections
    Though rejection is a commonplace occurrence in the business world, too often, the stories we hear--either through the business media or social sharing--are of successes. '50 years ago, the immortal rock band The Who got a rejection letter from EMI, the record label representing The Beatles. Here''s what you can learn from it.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] 5 Ways Smart Entrepreneurs Find True Love and Happiness
    While studying at the University of Albany, he started a social media agency called Boogie , but more importantly as it turned out, he met a fellow student, Dahcia Lyons. 'You want to build a great business, but finding a special someone to share your success is important, too. Here are five tips to help you out. First of all, she said yes.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [Media] How to Get Clients to Knock on Your Door
    It permeates social media. 'These are the steps to a consistent, reliable flow of new customers. It''s a tough sales world out there. You know that you can do a great job for clients. You add a lot of value. You have superb testimonials. I''m serious. Today, consumers are besieged with commercial communication. It comes by phone and email.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2013
    [Media] Confessions of a Corporate Spy
    This simplified the research down to calling a representative sample of the companies linked through the Facebook fan page to confirm my hypothesis--that the social-media manager had friended all the company's clients--and weaseling more data from each. What do you think it means to be an expert in "hard-to-get elicitation"? Perfect for me.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Media] 6 reasons to consider adding Live Chat support to your business
    'Brian Honigman  is a marketing consultant, a  freelance writer  and a social media enthusiast. This The main reason above all, is that live chat offers convenience for customers right from your website without them having to leave looking for assistance on the phone, email or social media. Real-time convenience to customers.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    [Media] “What I’ve learned about creating meaningful work”
    m also talking to myself, for every time I leave social media open because I think I can do actual work and keep up with status updates and retweets and blah blah, all at the same time. 'Paul Jarvis  is a Web designer and author. His latest book, Everything I Know,  is now available. Working for yourself is scary stuff. To innovate. Show up.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013
    [Media] The 5 Keys to Keeping Your New Business on Track
    This way you can tap into the power of social media to drive your business. 'With much of the global economy back on track, now is a great time for young businesses. As trends begin to head in the right direction, businesses that make smart decisions today will see considerable results over the coming years. Put content on the web.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2013
    [Media] Why Your Payment Portal Can Make or Break Your Online Business
    contact section and active social media presence can also be extremely beneficial, helping to provide solutions to any queries or issues a prospective buyer may have. 'If your business is taking payments online, the importance of a secure payment portal cannot be overstated. Secure online payment options. Currency conversion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
    [Media] If the SEC Restricts How Startups Solicit Money, What Will Happen to Demo Days?
    They are also a highlight of the startup community, where companies (often graduating from accelerator programs) get 5-10 minutes to explain their product to a large audience of investors and media, typically with the goal of securing investment interest. ” For now, Demo Days are in a holding pattern.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2013
    [Media] 7 Lessons From Entrepreneurial Supervillains
    LexCorp owns almost every media corporation in Metropolis and has both legitimate and alleged criminal connections. 'These evil masterminds have to finance their world domination schemes somehow. Here''s how they do it. Superhero universes don''t always follow the laws of physics. Veidt Enterprises is quietly taking over. Lesson: Network.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012
    [Media] Having a Strong Family and a Good Venture – They’re Not Mutually Exclusive
    Entrepreneurs feed off praise from clients, employees, and the media. The delicate balance between work and family can define a successful entrepreneur. Many entrepreneurs find their businesses require such major time and energy commitments that family life takes a backseat. You deserve to enjoy the benefits of your hard work as a leader.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Media] 3D Scanning Made Accessible With €260K Investment Into Volumental, A Spinoff From Kinect@Home
    However as it attracted the media attention of  BBC ,  Wired ,  Mashable and others, the team started receiving a lot commercial interest, and decided to spin-off as  Volumental. 'Stockholm-based Volumental is one research spinoff that''s going to be fun to watch. The project was started as a research project by two Ph.D.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Media] How Ideas Gain Traction
    People don''t get initially excited--especially in the media--about the concepts," he tells Butman. 'Just as important as the idea itself is the entrepreneur behind it--and the skill, passion, and effort she provides. So far, the Foundation has funded 829 projects. In other words, it has granted $829,000.) It''s coming from a helpful place.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
    [Media] Tel Aviv: Hotbed of Startup Culture and Money
    Leo Widrich, co-founder of the social media app Buffer (used by more than 1 million people worldwide to manage their social networks), said the team moved out of San Francisco because their engineers couldn''t get visas to work in the U.S. Many startups contemplate where to plant their roots--both to build and get funding for their companies.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
    [Media] SOPA Would Hurt Start-ups, Not Pirates
    If you’re a creator—and we’re really talking about big media here—you have more ways to get content out than ever before. It's not at all clear that the bill would even succeed in catching online piracy. But it could significantly harm innovation on the Web. Inc: Why do you see this bill as dangerous? Inc: Then what?
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Media] Finnish Gaming Isn't Only Helsinki: See Tampere For The Second Gaming Hotspot
    'With Supercell and Rovio being the two major media magnets in Finland, it is easy to overlook what else is happening in the region. Not to mention events such as the New Factory Open taking place today or the MoneyTalks Forum focusing on Gaming Industry and Digital Media which will take place on the 6th of June. from Suvi Latva.
  • DSHEN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Media] Which Subscription/Billing Systems Are the Best? - DShen's Blogs
    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. Yahoo!
  • DSHEN  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] Building the "Apple of [fill in the blank]" - DShen's Blogs
    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. Yahoo!
  • DSHEN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Envisioning the Future by.
    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. Yahoo!
  • DSHEN  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2012
    [Media] We Investors are Haunted by Our Past - DShen's Blogs
    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. Yahoo!
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [Media] 5 Must-Have Apps For Non-Profit Offices
    Notices of events and fundraising campaigns are improved through social media and activities such as a budget friendly meeting with web conferencing can conveniently place people together from numerous locations and countries to plan, organize and implement. 'By Peter Davidson. The internet, in particular, has improved efficiency. BigMarker.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [Media] 5 Startup Lessons From MaryAnn Bekkedahl Of theSwizzle
    She was named Adweek Media’s “Publishing Executive of the Year” in 2009. 'by MaryAnn Bekkedahl, co-founder and president of theSwizzle. VC’s and angels know that a good idea is nothing without the right people steering the ship. They invest in people as much as they do a product or service. Key lessons Learned From The Fundraising Process.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
    [Media] 7 Tips To Help You Become A Millionaire
    It might be having lots of physical stores in retail, or a large email list or popular website online, or affiliates/joint venture partners, or money to spend on advertising, or some kind of media like a television or radio show, or magazine or newspaper. Income Report: I’m A Million Dollar Blogger. How I Made A Million Dollars.
  • ASK THE ANGELS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Media] The Innovation Economy
    research tool to worldwide social and business media. July 19, 2012. An Article for the Technolink Association: Dr. Kevin J. Scanlon and Ms. Jessica Seay-Klatt. Pasadena Angels Investment Group. Society today continues to benefit from game-changing. innovations in medicine and business through successful. These partnerships. This is. network.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Techstars Boston Pitch Night 2010: Beware HIPPOs
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Techstars Boston Pitch Night 2010: Beware HIPPOs. was a mentor to some of the teams again this year, and was thrilled to see how far they had each progressed during the program. Posted Thursday, June 03, 2010. Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Rebecca Dale
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Rebecca Dale. Rebecca Dale, dear lovely, loving and loved wife of my broken-hearted brother Andy, and mother of their two wonderful children, died early Saturday morning. Rebeccas funeral was on Tuesday. Abraham.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: The thousand dollar genome�really close now
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. The thousand dollar genome–really close now. loved seeing the recent Xconomy story about A Wowser Moment in DNA Sequencing – yes, getting close to that thousand dollar genome. Email This BlogThis! Posts.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Big Data, �Mass� Data
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Big Data, “Mass” Data. Just a few days after I started my Big Data blog series, yesterday was Big Data in Massachusetts day. The MassTLC has a nice summary blog post here. Email This BlogThis! Newer Post.
  • MARK BIRCH  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
    [Media] Gambling, Investing and Startups
    It makes for good copy and fodder for the social media channels, but it is propagating a dangerous message. “It seemed crazy to me that you have to be an accredited investor to invest in a company,” says Case, “but you can go to Las Vegas and lose $10,000 at the table in an hour but you don’t have to be an accredited gambler to do that.”.
  • AUSTIN STARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011
    [Media] Coro Health Recognized as a Best of the Best Program to Watch
    Coro Health delivers customized digital media such as music, spirituality, education/brain games, and reminders to ease aging at home. Back in November the company raised $2M in financing, and is continuing to make incredible progress. Coro Health was the only consumer-based solution provider to be recognized among the winners. Coro Health.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Media] Draugiem Still Bigger Than Facebook In Latvia, Becomes Platform For New Startups
    The Draugiem Group now consists of 14 companies and over 100 employees, providing a range of solutions from SMS marketing telemetry and GPS devices, web applications, and even a television platform with social media integration. Draugiem.lv Latvia only has a population of 2.2 million, giving Draugiem a very high penetration rate. million.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs April Sixteen :: 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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Media] 8 Things You Need to Know Today
    Marketing consultant John Jantsch explains how to use social media to get a wider view of the "buyer''s world" and find out who all the stakeholders are that could potentially kill a deal.-- 'A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. CNN Money 2. Duct Tape Marketing 3. CNET 5.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011
    [Media] 5 Business Reasons to Be on Google+
    That means Google+ might be the newest entry in the social media ring, but it’s definitely in the “heavyweight” division. Early adopters are showing enough cautious optimism that it’s time you become aware of what all the hype is about with Google +, that’s if you aren’t already “building circles” and “hanging out.”. If you think “Why?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [Media] Reviewed: Best E-Readers for Business Travelers
    It''s fast enough for just about any media you consume. has a better ecosystem for media. 'Contributing editor John Brandon spent a month test-driving the latest e-readers. Read on to find out which model won his seal of approval. I''m a ferocious reader. book readers tend to fall into two distinct categories. HD has similar specs.
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
    [Media] 8 Cool Companies Who Just Raised Venture Capital
    Group Commerce raised $8 million from Spark Capital, Carmel Ventures, Lerer Media Ventures, and an individual angel investor. I've been traveling a bit lately and haven't kept up as much as usual on all the companies who recently raised venture capital. Here are some of the cool companies that raised VC within the past few weeks: 1.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Existence Proof to Scale�From Point to Line to Curve
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Existence Proof to Scale–From Point to Line to Curve. How do you grow a software business? What does growth look like? This is what growth looks like. The horizontal axis is time. That’s not all. Posts.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Media] Lack Of Budget And Talent Inhibit Growth Of Digital Marketing In APAC Region
    This budget definition includes website development and content, email marketing, search engine optimization, online advertising, social media community management and advertising, amongst others. ” Lack of budget and skills. Two of the biggest challenges they face? Talent and budget.
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Thought Readership #2: Er, Who Did You Say You Were?
    Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. We all know the three pillars of marketing, right? Know, Like, and Trust. Then why do so many non-fiction authors, many of whom intend to use their books as marketing tools, ignore this when they write?
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] [Competition] Shopify’s US$100K Carrot For E-Commerce Entrepreneurs
    Online commerce is thriving – it’s growing about five times faster than traditional retail – not only because consumers are finding it convenient but also because it’s so much easier for merchants to set up shops online. Dangling a US$100,000 Carrot In Front of E-Commerce Entrepreneurs. Shopify founder and CEO Tobi Lütke.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Media] What 16 Successful People Read in the Morning
    If media were food, I would be obese," Smith says. 'Their days may be more hectic than most, but they always make time to stay informed. Staying informed is a constant struggle for most of us, let alone people with high-profile, high-pressure jobs. There''s usually not time to leisurely read a favorite paper over coffee.
  • MOBILE.SMASHINGMAGAZINE.COM  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013
    [Media] Best Of Both Worlds: Mixing HTML5 And Native Code
    Smashing Media Company. 'Smashing Magazine. Menu Search. × Search. × Smashing Pages: Smashing Books. Smashing Library. Smashing Events. Job Board. Categories: Coding. Design. Mobile. Graphics. UX Design. WordPress. Books. Library. Workshops. Job Board. Facebook. Twitter. Newsletter. Search. Coding. JavaScript. Techniques. Design.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Media] Science-backed TopFloor raises $6m from Google Ventures, others for social shopping play
    Investors include Polaris Ventures, Google Ventures, Crosslink Ventures, Rustic Canyon Partners, and, of course, Science Media. Los Angeles-based incubator Science is at it again, having launched a brand new company called TopFloor designed to change the way we shop online. Think of it like a rebooted version of QVC for the social web.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [Media] Even Unsexy Products Can Strike Kickstarter Gold
    The founders, who''ve bootstrapped the company for the past two years in Provo, Utah, also listed every blog and media outlet they hoped to appear in (Inc. 'The SnapRays Guidelight has taken Kickstarter by storm, drawing $12,000 in only two hours. Here''s a page from their playbook. But that wasn''t enough to get the point across. and $12.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] Success: If You Define It, You Can Accomplish It
    With our media and celebrity-heavy culture, it’s very, very common to see people unconsciously adopt a frame of reference that if they’re not famous, they’re not successful. 'Successful is not a word with a simple or self evident definition. Nothing, as long as first you define what it means to be successful. Intrigued?
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
    [Media] 10 Obstacles That Are Limiting Your Growth
    Whether it''s getting up to date on new tax laws, learning about social media, or practicing negotiation techniques, take the time to keep your skills sharp. 'There are many mental and personal blockages that can hinder you from achieving your full potential in business. Here are 10 common blockages that can impede your success. Aim high.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
    [Media] Easy Ways to Boost Holiday Sales
    While panelists emphasized the use of social media to help drive holiday sales, Misty Young, founder of Reno, Nevada-based Squeeze In Diners , said she complemented efforts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with postcards and direct mail. A recent survey revealed that consumers don't want to spend more this holiday season.
  • BRAD HARGREAVES  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2010
    [Media] The Resilience of (Online) Communities
    Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized The Resilience of (Online) Communities The Resilience of (Online) Communities When most venture capitalists think of “barriers to entry&# , they think of things like: - Intellectual property (e.g., Take my own GoCrossCampus , for instance.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] Why Every Leader Needs a 4-Year Goal
    Thanks to the short-term focus of public-company reporting, and the media''s insistence on insta- as the default prefix to just about everything, few business leaders I meet feel comfortable with planning four years ahead. For some, it will be the apex of their entire career. Will it be worth it? Only the outcome will decide.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014
    [Media] What Venture Capitalists Really Do All Day
    I''m always trying to stay current with the people in our industry that I care about and find new voices--via social media, via our founders, via friends--to engage," he writes. 'It''s not all schmoozing and cutting big checks. Here''s how one partner at Homebrew, a seed-stage venture fund, spends his time.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
    [Media] The 10 Dumbest CEO Remarks of All Time
    union of traditional media with the World Wide Web! 'The accidental corner office utterances that will live in infamy forever. By Geoffrey James Every leader has a bad day once in a while, but these CEOs came up with one-liners that epitomized everything that was wrong with their leadership. Al Dunlap: "You''re not in business to be liked.
  • THE CORNICE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Media] Anthropology, Authenticity and Design: Why First Round Invested in Cluster
    He knows more than a little something about scaling media. 'The problems solved by the best consumer apps are anthropological. The starting point is understanding the things that people have always done and why. Then you study how technology can be used to enable people to do it with much less friction. So here are a few questions.
  • SCALABLE STARTUP  |  SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013
    [Media] How SaaS + Mobile has changed our world.
    But more importantly, the labor of moving software around by humans and physical media and even the Internet has been taken down to almost zero. 'In 2008 I was working on a post-merger integration project for a small company being acquired by a Fortune 100 behemoth. We The difference in efficiency between then and now is pretty amazing.
  • VC CAFE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
    [Media] Highlighting Israeli Q2 2011 Israeli VC Investments
    Happy to see a large number of consumer apps on the list, which was historically not the strongest side of Israeli high tech: Taykey – backed by Sequoia, provides ad targeting solutions based on trend analysis in social media. Gizmox – working with Microsoft on web application design software. Comes very handy from what I hear.
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
    [Media] Event Invitation: The London Business School 2011 Private Equity Conference
    VC Cafe is proud to be a media partner. London Business School is proud to present the  London Business School 2011 Private Equity Conference. The event is themed “Turning the Corner – Delivering Value over the Next Decade”.This and Vincenzo Morelli (Partner – TPG Capital and Chairman of European Private Equity Roundtable).
  • THE MOGUL MOM  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011
    [Media] How To: Get Into Holiday Gift Guides
    If you are having trouble finding contact information, call the publication’s main number or cut out some of your research time by purchasing a media list. The summer months may seem a little early, but this is the season to start working on getting your products featured in magazines’ Holiday Gift Guides. Create a story.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013
    [Media] 2013’s Top 10 Small Towns For Mobile Entrepreneurs
    Poquoson is a small town with a big media presence. 'There is no question that technology has given us the ability to get work done. You can work anywhere, any time. You can live in a tent in a cornfield in Kansas and do business. So here you have it, the “Top 10 Small Towns for Mobile Entrepreneurs for 2013.”. Clayton, Georgia. hear banjos.”
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011
    [Media] The Growth of the Food Truck Industrial Complex | Student Entrepreneurs In On Craze
    His company’s customers are now “younger, hipper” entrepreneurs, he says, many with culinary school degrees and a strong grasp of social media. A few weeks back I met Dave, founder of Mike and Cookies , a start-up food truck company in Metro DC. Dave came up with his idea while a student at the University of Maryland.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
    [Media] Man Behind Vibram's FiveFingers Creates a Two-Toe Shoe
    We're doing the same--lots of social media. Tony Post, the man who popularized Vibram's FiveFingers foot-like shoe, learned a few lessons, raised $5 million, and struck out on his own. Tony Post was wearing two different shoes last week: one neon green and black, the other blue and steel gray. This was no fashion statement.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Media] 10 Apps to Install First on a New iPhone 5S
    As you can guess, this social media manager is the one I use to create a post that I then send to multiple services (and multiple accounts on those services). 'Here''s a checklist to prime your new device for maximum productivity. Before you hand an employee (or yourself) a new iPhone 5S or 5C, there are a few things to do first. Yahoo!
  • DON DODGE ON THE NEXT BIG THING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
    [Media] Startup founders can have their cake and eat it too
    Social media, blogs, Twitter, and Facebook are changing the way startups market to their customers. Back in the day Venture Capitalists were king makers. They decided who got funded, facilitated strategic partnerships, and brokered M&A transactions for their portfolio companies. The world has changed.a This is a big change. Not anymore.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Media] How Michael Dell Could Reinvent His Company
    Part of Dell''s plan was linked to beefing up its social media wing, which monitors the social Web for complaints and reacts accordingly. According to an April 2013 report by Dell''s director of social media, support analysts respond to about 3,000 posts per week--in 11 languages. 'Acquire, invest, and adapt. Here''s how.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [Media] Productivity@Work Resource: Keep Your Communications Safe and Secure
    The more online communications tools you use—website, blog, social media, and more—the more access hackers have to your network and computers. Comcast Business Class Internet gives you the tools you need to keep your business safe from online threats.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2013
    [Media] Richard Branson: 3 Ways to Be More Audacious in Business
    By making bold choices and never settling for the status quo, Branson built one of the biggest media empires in the world. 'First, eliminate your fear of failure--and think bigger. Richard Branson is pretty much audacity in human form. He offered three tips for being bold in your own business decisions, and channeling your own inner Branson.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
    [Media] Price Your Crafts Right – Sell Your Crafts Fast
    Photography, product samples, packaging, display, location, environmental qualities, media coverage, the creators’ qualifications and unique accomplishments and credentials, every and any known way to add uniqueness and quality to the product for the customer. Sites like Etsy.com are reporting record sales of handmade items.
  • [Media] Hands-On Screencast Review of CrazyCTR
    Even if you don’t use a traffic network but are doing a media buy on a website on a fixed monthly rate – increasing your CTR will get you more traffic, and thus a better bang for your buck. Note: The screencast version of this review is located further down, in case you want to see a hands-on video review. Most of you know this already.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Media] [Competition] Ang­­­­­el’s Gate Opens For Season 2
    Digital media company and new business accelerator Interactive.SG The producers of business reality TV Angel’s Gate – which saw budding entrepreneurs pitch directly to angel investors on television – will be back for a second season. and creator of Angel’s Gate. And those who were really focused got what they wanted and more.
  • VC CAFE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2012
    [Media] FootTraffic Offers an API for Location-Based Offers
    The feedback on the product has been positive so far according to Elite and Alon Fargo, the husband and wife co-founders of  FootTraffic: “We were selected as a promising start-up by seedcamp, “Israeli Ne Media Delegation” led by Dr. Yossi Vardi and TFL (Technion for Life) group led by Mr. Reuven Agassi. Leading billion in 2011.
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
    [Media] [Causes] Asia Water-for-Life Project To Provide Safe Water For 100,000 Across Asia
    This will include the production of multi-media materials, featuring the Sesame Street family of Muppets, for classroom use and content to be broadcast via television in local markets to support the goals of the Asia Water-for-Life Project. 900 million people in the world lack access to safe drinking water.  Alleviating Water Poverty.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs June Four :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
    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.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011
    [Media] Weekend Favs June Twenty Five :: Small Business Marketing Blog.
    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.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Media] Need a Revenue Boost? Try This Simple Formula
    Depending on your business, you can try a variety of marketing tactics, from trade-shows and traditional advertising, to SEO, PPC, social media, and word-of-mouth marketing. An easy way to break down your revenue goals into specific, actionable items. You know you need to increase revenue. What does all of this mean? hours (25%).
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