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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.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Vendorio Cranks Up Startups' International Sales
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012
Previously they've worked as entrepreneurs in mobile and media businesses, and after that moved to work at large IT companies Jussi Määttä and Juho Mäyränpää started Vendorio after first trying their hand at selling Google Apps and a side SEO marketing business. Their model is kind of interesting, as it forces a more serious relationship.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Friday Rundown
| FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
August 22nd check out Media Evolution The Conference in Stockholm. The sun is out in Helsinki, so I'm about to take off and store up some Vitamin D. But first, here's some more news from the region, as well as jobs and events to check out. The top story is that Testdroid launched commercially at Google IO in the Developer Sandbox.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Shootitlive Instantly Gets Photos From The Field To News Websites
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
Within seconds, the photos and video clips are shown in the media player embedded on the website. Shootitlive is a small change to your content management system that has big implications for online publishers. With Shootitlive, your wi-fi equipped camera connects to the Internet through Wi-Fi or 3G.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Nordic And Baltic Companies In Deloitte's TechFast 500
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010
Procast Media AB , Sweden, 3498.27% 29. Deloitte has released their EMEA Technology Fast 500 list this morning. It's a larger competition where companies are ranked on an EMEA-level. We covered Finland's results a while back, but this is naturally more interesting - how did the Nordic and Baltic companies do on a larger scale.
- [Media] 10 Ways Affiliate Marketing is Like Playing Poker (Part 2 of 2)
And not only this, but the bigger media buy you do, the more you will need to prepay and commit to. This is part 2 of my 2-part post on 10 Ways Affiliate Marketing is Like Playing Poker. You can read part 1 here. It really is interesting just how many parallels there are between poker and affiliate marketing. So important. Thank You.
AUSTIN STARTUP [Media] Ignite Austin at SXSW
| MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
It was sponsored by O’Reilly Media and MAKE magazine. You may have been to the Austin Ignite events before, but now Ignite has amped it up for SXSW. Ignite SXSW 2011 is an official event, and will feature 20 super interesting 5-minute presentations, each with slides that auto-forward every 30 seconds no matter what. How: Register Here.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Nordics Startups: Look East For Once
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
focused startup media helps Nordic entrepreneurs know what the market already looks like and what it needs - but by doing so, ignoring the giant next door. One thing I think we should all be surprised about is how few startups in the Nordics go after the Russian market. Startup opportunities abound.
GROWTHINK BLOG [Media] Jessica Simpson, Renée Zellweger, and Bold Predictions for a Breakout 2011
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010
The prototype of a breakout technology company will continue to evolve from “geeks in a garage tinkering with transistors” to loosely - coupled gangs of media - savvy trendsetters that get the game of viral and cross - platform brand and buzz-building. America is getting its mojo back. Here are seven bold predictions for 2011: #7. Doubt me?
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Copenhagen's Conferize Raises €1 Million Seed
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
That''s where our media background from Issuu is coming into play. To see an example of Conferize, check out the buzz around Social Media Week Autumn 2013 'Quick question, have you ever been to a great conference website? Conferences are a content producing industry that has no effective digital strategy on that concept.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] Can You Really Overhaul A Nation’s Customer Service Culture?
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012
Mr. Tan wanted the team to use new media, go online, and not be afraid of the digital future. By Ron Kaufman, author of “ Uplifting Service: The Proven Path to Delighting Your Customers, Colleagues, and Everyone Else You Meet ”. In a harsh global economy, great service is the price of admission. You know this. Own a service brand. Hire up.
LIGHTSPEED [Media] Why the economics of social gaming are so attractive to investors.
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
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FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Slow Business: The Case Against Fast Growth
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
In contrast to the sluggish world of big-business bureacracy, young companies that become media darlings--think Facebook and Instagram--are celebrated for the breakneck pace of their growth. A handful of successful founders push back against the cult of speed in entrepreneurship. Here's their philosophy of more deliberate growth. For sure.
- [Media] How Tinder Is Winning the Mobile Dating Wars
In 2009, he scored his first big hit when he founded ad.ly, which helps brands land celebrity endorsements on social media. 'It''s already one of the year''s fastest growing apps. CEO Sean Rad reveals his grand plan to change the way people meet. At 27 years old, Sean Rad has already been a successful entrepreneur once. moment happened.
DSHEN [Media] There's Something F%$@#! Up About Every Early. - DShen's Blogs
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2010
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 [Media] The Jack of Neverending Trades - DShen's Blogs
| MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
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!
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Media] Looking to buy a new road bike
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011
I feel like some kind of a social media-enabled product wiki should be able to help with this, but until then, I’ll do this here. About a year and a half ago, I bought a used Trek 1000 for like $250. would say that it was about two or three years old at the time. used it in my triathlon and 4-5 days a week as my commuter bike. Suggestions?
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Mikkel Svane From Zendesk On Industry Megatrends And Practical Startup Advice
| FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
Zendesk is not only shaped by the idea but also by the megatrends in the industry such as the consumerization of IT, the move to the cloud, new pricing models, availability of devices and the social media paradigm. In the video, these are addressed in detail. The other videos that we have already published are: ?.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Twitter Soars on IPO--But Now Real Work Begins
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
The social media company debuted on the New York Stock Exchange this morning in one of the most hotly anticipated initial public offerings of the year. 'Twitter''s stock jumps on its first day of trading, despite the start-up''s lack of profits and questionable future. Now the pressure is on. Still, the company has strong revenue growth.
BRAD HARGREAVES [Media] Finding Developers and Women
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010
Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Finding Developers and Women Finding Developers and Women I’ve been stewing over this post for a while. Interestingly, a lot of these guys spend a decent amount of their spare time at an analogous task: picking up women. Show your value.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital
| SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2010
In the media NYC is “hot” right now yet having just spent 6 days in NY I heard many similar stories as I get in LA: not enough VC and hard to get great tech resources. Transaction terms: $70.0mm (rumored by Peter Kafka, Media Memo, AllThingsD ). Our guest was Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital. Content, of course, is the same!]. Other Deals.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Media] This Week in VC with Farb Nivi, Founder of Grockit
| THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
Customer are primarily large media companies (publishers) and their media agencies. This was really a fun week at TWiVC because we decided to have an entrepreneur come and talk about raising capital rather than having a VC come on. He’s also candid, humble and helpful. I think you’ll enjoy watching this week’s video. million.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Media] Dear Applicant, Part 2: The Thirds
| SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012
I wrote a post last year on how job applicants can improve their chances with a prospective employer, and today I wanted to explore this in a different way. In spite of the dismal state of the U.S. This is where the concept of ”Thirds” comes in. Here’s a few thoughts on each of the Thirds: 1. Understand what you bring.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Friday News Roundup
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2012
22nd of August: Media Evolution The Conference Slagthuset Sweden. People are getting back from their summer holidays and man-o-man do we have a lot of news for you to check out this Friday, as well as a number of events and jobs worth your attention. Like its U.S. We'll have a recap after the event! Truecaller reaches 4 million users.
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.
AUSTIN STARTUP [Media] You Shouldn’t Have to Pay to Talk To Your Own Customers
| MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
Stories of injustices made right via social media are frequent, if not altogether common. Andy Meadows is the founder and CEO of Bearhug , an Austin-based customer engagement platform launching today. Customer Care Today. Two trends since that incident have made the issue even more important today. Forest for the Trees. Who Owns the Data?
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Review] How China’s Leaders Think
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2012
The last few chapters, dedicated to dispelling misconceptions about China arising out of high expectations on the country’s international responsibility and “media-directed preconditioning” sums up the book’s goal to promote greater understanding of China. by Aaron Tan. Hence the dilemma: restrict information and retard progress? he adds.
VCBALL [Media] Take a moment - VCball
| MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010
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.
ACTIVE GARAGE [Media] Thought Readership #18: 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions by Victor Oliver
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012
Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. Call me fifty shades of confused ! Why is it that so many books have numbers in their titles? But the trend doesn’t stop with the number ten. He replies with an email. You email him back. What’s going on?”
ACTIVE GARAGE [Media] Thought Readership #13: A Second in Eternity and the WIIFM Factor
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
Instead of the usual bio blah, blah, you can find an infographic depicting her communications career here , as well as social media links. If you’re anything like me, I’d rather have root canal work than sit through another presentation documenting the minutiae of a friend’s or family’s fortnight in Venice, or wherever. Enough said!).
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Review] Rubies In The Orchard
| MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
While Lynda’s string of businesses did employ some elements of social media and online community building, they seemed to be add-ons to its more prominent mainstream marketing strategy. Written in a witty and conversational fashion, Rubies in the Orchard presents an in-depth glimpse into four very different industries. Is it true?
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Singapore][Event] Regional Startups Shine At JFDI-Innov8 2012 Bootcamp Demo Day
| SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
An enterprise social application that lets brands build and manage Facebook and Twitter pages, giving them control of brand identity over multiple sites while maximizing their social media marketing. Many were first-time entrepreneurs with no formal business training. Here are the 11 startups that presented at the Demo Day: 1. ShopSpot.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] The Seven Considerations For Securing Repeat Customers
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
With the advent of social media, consumers have become the voice of the brand, but who represents the voice of the company? by Richard Shapiro, founder and president of The Center For Client Retention ( www.tcfcr.com ). are the interface between the organization and the company’s most important asset; their customers. Engage Customers.
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Media] [Review] Conversational Capital
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
Many would have also learned about three key marketing ideas: creating a “ Purple Cow “, and pushing an idea over the “ The Tipping Point “, and the almost religious need to use social media in marketing. What’s the newest trick in the marketing bag? Rituals. Resonant rituals help to enrich experiences. Icons.
ACTIVE GARAGE [Media] 7 Key Strategies for designing an Analysis based Company
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Social media blogs are now an expected forum for customers to use to exchange ideas and suggestions. In today’s fast changing environment being an analysis based company is critical to survival and profitability. Each took an existing model and made compelling technological and structural changes. per month.
- [Media] Find Your Company's Story
However, the media loves a great human story. Hey, you might not be Facebook or Apple, but odds are, your company has an interesting story to tell. Here's how to find it. Over the past few weeks, my company EasySeat has been working on obtaining some major, national publicity. Find that interesting story about you and your business.
BRAD HARGREAVES [Media] Diaspora: Think about Brand
| THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
The media coverage of Facebook suggests a sudden spike in angry users, but, by now, there are plenty of people who have deleted their accounts over the past 6-12 mo. The media may just be catching up to the story, but this isn't something that only recently started happening. One thing he didn’t mention?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Enter the Start-up Hype Machine: TechCrunch Disrupt
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
Though many of them have technically launched before, few have had much interaction with the public or media, so the event functions as a kind of coming-out party. It''s too big and the competition for attention from media and VCs is overwhelming--if not altogether ridiculous. But is it getting too big for its own good? He''s right.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Media] Stories of Opportunity from the First Round Capital Key Hire Wire – COO, VP of Business Development, Online Marketing Director
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
Candidates must be comfortable wearing many marketing hats including copy-writer, online promotions strategist, social media junkie, and more. If you know of senior level business and technical professionals looking for exciting startup opportunities, they can sign up here: [link]. Welcome to Gat-- I mean.DNAnexus. Wooden blocks. Erector Set.
BRAD HARGREAVES [Media] Why I'm Long on Startups
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010
Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Why I’m Long on Startups Why I’m Long on Startups I have heard more smart people speak about a bubble in the startup community over the past three months than I have at any period in the past five years. But so what? – Like this?
MIKE MICHALOWICZ [Media] The 22 Unexpected Places Where You Can Find Great Employees
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
Social media companies compete with all types of promotional companies. The Watering Hole Is Putrid. Have you had bad results when using job boards to find top talent? It isn’t that the job listing sites are bad, its just that employer and their mother uses those systems to find employees. Going To School? Your Hired! Go Get Coffee.
THE STARTUP LAWYER [Media] Interview with Mike Brown Jr. of AOL Ventures
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
While we definitely understand that AOL is a large media company and acquisitive, we’re not really involved in those discussions. I had the chance to chat with Mike Brown Jr., Founder and Partner at AOL Ventures , a few weeks ago. Sure – AOL Ventures is the VC arm of AOL , focused on early stage investing in consumer internet businesses.
VENTUREWOODS [Media] 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Try To Get At Least $2M Pre-Money In Seed Round Valuation
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
She seems to have good relationships in the blog and media world for the lifestyle products category, and I thought that she should first harness those before spending money on the performance marketing services like Linkshare. . Bottom line, early stage equity is very, very expensive. Sub-$2M pre-money, it is better to bootstrap.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Business Lesson From Beyonce & Jay-Z
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
Can you really trademark a babys name? Absolutely. Why would you want to? The answer is more applicable to your business than you may realize. In late January, Beyonce and Jay-Z set off a firestorm when they applied to register their newborn daughter’s name as a trademark. Perhaps. Why are they always from New York or New Jersey? How so?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Selling Safety: Security Companies React to a Post-Boston Landscape
| TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
Mav6 plans to use its security technology to create a whole new level of geospatial media, including enhanced reality. One of these companies, Mav6, sounds like it hails from the world of British crime and police TV thrillers. But the company, which ranks 230th on the Inc. Today, the company''s major customer is the military.
LIGHTSPEED [Media] You know it's a recession when porn sales are down « Lightspeed.
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
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ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] It's Not All Rovio - Supercell Is Defining Finnish Mobile Gaming
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
But taking a look at the charts, it's getting harder to sideline Helsinki-based Supercell's success in gaming, no matter if they don't get quite the same media bump of a red Angry Birds sweatshirt. Rovio has become synonymous with Finnish mobile gaming. And for good reason. Significant digits: Rovio has a longer history. Platforms. Growth.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Augmented Reality Heating Up In The Nordics
| MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
This technology also gets Metro readers opening up an internet connection while reading the paper, which provides a conduit to encourage commenting on the articles and to sharing on social media. We've only scratched the surface with augmented reality technologies. The app can be found for free in the app store.
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG [Media] Smartphone designers & Young Me Moon in action.
| TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011
It probably took him about 10 minutes to spec out a complete Smart Phone (and the rationale behind each choice) including chip, Memory, Flash Memory, Screen, Battery, Camera, Supported Media, Social Networking, Location, OS. This really resonated when I read this funny post by Sami Paihonen, ex Director of User Design at Samsung. Go on!
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Ambadoo Is A Lot Like An Improved Jaiku For The iPhone
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
The service is also able to update your social media networks through a status update. Ambadoo is a new iPhone app coming to you from Malmö, Sweden. The first impression of the service was that it reminds me a lot of Jaiku. But it is a lot better and nicer to use and it's also available for the iPhone.
STARTUP MARKETING BLOG [Media] Hire a Mathematician to Run Marketing
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009
Even with 7 figure monthly budgets, I’ve always insisted my teams test every new media with $5o0 buys. For years Wall Street has used brilliant mathematicians to create investment models that they hoped would reduce risk and generate billions of dollars in investment returns. They In 2000 we acquired a startup called iWin.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Media] Small Business Spotlight of the Week: AppMonsta
| TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
AppEverything allows users to identify the top apps in multiple countries, as well as collect social media metrics on popularity and reviews. I was recently blessed with an iPhone and have fallen into the world of apps. Lord knows all of us here at the cS offices love our apps. This week, my app honoree is AppMonsta. Overall, pretty rad.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] AfterDawn Signs A License To Publish Tom's Hardware Guide In The Nordics
| THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010
Finnish online media company AfterDawn , has signed a multiyear contract with a French Bestofmedia Group on bringing the succesful Tom's Hardware Guide to the Nordics. Bestofmedia Group chose Afterdawn as its partner in the Nordics due to its vast experience with online media.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Why Uber's "Snow Surge" Uproar Is Only the Beginning
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
New York being the media capital of the Western Hemisphere, it''s perhaps natural that a few outraged tweets get blown into a national story. 'A little snow caused a big commotion this weekend. But with the holidays in full swing, don''t expect steep discounts for e-hails any time soon. to get across town last night?! I''m not made of money!"
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] The Shock and Awe of Ikea's Employee Spying Program
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
Some of them say things about the company on social media. 'Some of the big companies hire private detectives to spy on their employees. Should you? Ikea made headlines this week for spying on its French employees. Enough, according to the New York Times that Ikea spent €475,000 ($654,170) over a 10-year period on spying.
AUSTIN STARTUP [Media] FreshTech Friday: Three Austin Deals that Caught My Eye at Southby
| THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010
You’ve got to hand it to the mice in the ATX promotion machine…they are eating their multi-vitamins these days and spinning the wheels of Austin goodness extra fast in the major media. Take Time magazine’s recent coverage of Austin. First, lifestyle content. Take a look at the new launch, Endless Beauty ( [link] ).
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Everyone That Likes Meetings Raise Your Hand
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
iTunes link – Cost is $2.99) or Related Posts: Anything You Want Ideas Are Free, Execution Is Priceless Do The Work with Steven Pressfield Creating Customer Bliss Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? This week’s guest on the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Al Pittampalli , author of Read This Before Our Next Meeting.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Land More E-mail in Your Targets' Inboxes
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
Skylist's client list grew to include Microsoft, Nascar, and Disney; it was acquired by New York City marketing firm Datran Media for an estimated $10 million in 2006. Another Baer start-up: UnsubCentral, which also was acquired by Datran Media. mail management company Return Path, a 2006 and 2007 Inc. He founded OtherInbox in 2008.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] AudioDraft Picks Up €300,000 to Grow Audio Sourcing Platform
| THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
This is balanced out by around 1000 customers, which have included author Tim Ferris and companies like Nokia and Red Bull Media House. 'Whether you need a sweet jingle for your startup demo video, sounds for your game, or a smooth and sexy opening for your podcast, it makes sense to pool the crowd and reward the best one.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Why My Company Pivot Scares Me
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
Most recently, we acquired a social media marketing start-up and integrated their technology into our platform. CEO of Inc. 5000 company VerticalResponse Janine Popick talks about her trepidation leading up to a major shift in the company's business model. My company, VerticalResponse, has been around for over 11 years. Time for a change.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Media] Don’t Build a Content Ghost Town
| THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
Contrast that with a lot of mainstream media sites. When a reader lands on my blog, they’re going to run into a lot of people. First off, there’s me. am front and center when it comes to being in close proximity to what I write. There are links to where else you can find me, too—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. It’s just as well.
THE VC IN ME [Media] e-Mission has launched. - the vc in me. - Typepad
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 2011
Madeline Schroeder and the Mightyplay team (great early work on the concept and helping pitch media companies). the vc in me. Welcome! This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. TrackBack. link].
KEVIN DEWALT [Media] How to sell to customers who don’t have the problem
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
People understood SoHelpful when I talked about how it saved me time, how it made my writing better, how it grew my blogging and social media audience, and how it lead to sales. 'Summary : Customer Development on innovative products is hard because customers haven’t made the behavior changes necessary to get value from the solution.
VC CAFE [Media] Going Down? Q3 VC Investments in US Tech Drop 14%
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
Let’s take a look at the US VC funding highlights for Q3 2010: Digital media took the hardest hit this quarter, with $128 million in funding of 32 companies, representing a 69% decline compared to the previous quarter. Overall, 343 US companies raised $1.8 The number of companies funded has also declined by 6%. million.
VC CAFE [Media] Entrepreneurship Week and Europe’s Best Startups 2010
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
Best Advertising, Marketing or Media Startup 2010. T his week (Nov 15-21, 2010) is the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), and over 10 million participants in more than 100 countries will be taking part of some 40,000 events around entrepreneurship. OPPORTUNITY – 65% agree there are good opportunities for businesses right now. Best Exit 2010.
READWRITESTART [Media] TechCrunch Disrupt: Where Are They Now?
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
To date, Qwiki hasn’t disrupted much of anything, but recent ties to more mainstream media outlets coould help change that. With TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 in full swing this week, it’s only a matter of days before a new winner is crowned. And does winning a key contest really predict eventual success? San Francisco, 2011: Shaker.
LIGHTSPEED [Media] Awesome stats on social game purchasing « Lightspeed Venture.
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
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FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] How a 15,000-Mile Road Trip Inspired This Cool Radio App
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
After all, it allows users to consume its media without ever having to interact with the publisher''s own brand. 'A fourth-time entrepreneur set out on the road--and came back with a plan to supplant the satellite radio industry. Here''s why he might succeed. In 2011, J.D. Literally. He decided to create a solution. Plus, everything syncs.
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG [Media] Talk to me about…! What do BoS attendees want you to talk to them about?
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Full Interview: NYC Mayoral Candidate John Liu
| MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013
Do you do your own social media? No, I don''t do my own social media, nor do I take pictures of myself. 'What''s the future of small business in New York City? Here''s the vision New York City comptroller John Liu lays out. New York City is in the midst of a tech start-up boom. Links to additional candidate interviews are below.)
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Media] Are You Food or Foe? :: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct.
| TUESDAY, MAY 10, 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.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Media] Small Business Spotlight of the Week: NinjaDog Concepts
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
NinjaDog Concepts exists to take care of flyering, networking, using social media, responding to sightings, and everything in between! My hope is that my model for logistics and media management can be taught to others so they can have their own local branch of NinjaDog Concepts and lost pets everywhere can benefit from the strategies we use.
DSHEN [Media] dshen.com | David Shen's Blogs | Email Innovation Lacking, Still a.
| MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
Search by attachment media type. If its all pictures, then why not show them in a UX conducive to that media type, like in a slideshow or grid metaphor, or for docs I have a swipe-able (or equivalent) way of going through them quickly, and then also being able to easily return back to the email that it was attached to. Archives. Sucks!
CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP [Media] Will Larry Page Be A Great CEO? | Ad Age Wonders
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
Larry Page and Sergey Brin are iconic high impact student entrepreneurs. Page, recently returned to the role of CEO, and has had been questioned by many. Simon Dumenco at Ad Age Mediaworks thinks he might be a great CEO and contrasts Google today with a Facebook under pressure (some from Google+). Students
AUSTIN STARTUP [Media] How Mobile Has Changed Live Music
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
While the official apps for SxSW 2011 aren’t available yet, the 2010 offering – that provided easy access to rich media as well as the official conference guide of panels, venues, speakers, and other events – was a step in the right direction for arming visitors with one such valuable tool. Management Still Matters.
PASSIONATE INTENSITY [Media] Getting Funded: Step 2, The First Meeting
| FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
We have a reputation that can spread in days of social media and global communities. Tweet. series of articles about getting through the VC process from a serial entrepreneur who now sitting on the other side of the table. So far so good. The VC responded and he wants to schedule a meeting or a call. That is slowly changing. YOU should….
THE NEXT WEB [Media] Growth: The problem solver that creates problems
| MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013
My startup is a B2B platform, we feel that we are the best in the world in creating social reviews and pushing the user-generated content to social media, emails and search engines to drive more sales and leads to the website. As you will read, my company Yotpo is experiencing accelerated growth but the problems are here and very much alive.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Saying Something Over And Over Again Doesn't Make It So
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
Om Malik, the founder of GigaOm was speaking in Helsinki to a room of media representatives yesterday morning at the Aalto Venture Garage. His visit to Finland is part of a tour to come understand the companies and environment the local startups work in. Before Helsinki, he had visited Berlin and the LeWeb conference in Paris.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Roku Gets $45 Million Investment
| THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
Big media is making a big bet on video streaming company Roku. The media giant--which has already developed Roku channels for such properties as Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and The X Factor--says it plans to "deepen" its relationship with the video platform maker. News Corp. One of News Corp.'s
JEFF HILIMIRE [Media] More thoughts on Logorama
| FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010
Logorama, pointing the obvious, illustrates ubiquitous media. The answer is media. I wrote a little while back about Logorama. If you haven’t watched it yet, you can see it for free here. then hosted a lunch club meeting in the DIG area in Atlanta last week and showed the movie. Yep; tattoo the “t”…right here. Pervasive. Present.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] DNA <3 Jolla
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
It was nice to see such a large gathering of media buzzing around the DNA <3 Jolla tent. 'Editor''s Note: This is a sponsored post by Cedric Kamtsan, Business Director at DNA''s Handset and Subscription Business. The co-operation between DNA and Jolla has been awesome. approx. when the world’s first Jolla phone was sold to a customer.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Google is Flexing Its Search Muscle. Why Shouldn't It?
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012
Obviously, both the social media and search services come from Google, or the 800-pound gorilla as it's called by SEO professionals. If you're questioning the unfairness of Google+ activity affecting rankings of Google you shouldn't be surprised. It's not the first time. Google, the search giant. What's your opinion?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Add It Up: What Your Sales Really Cost
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
For example, “Social Media” includes how much time you spent posting, blogging, networking, participating and so on across the various platforms–LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or others. What can you learn from 2011 to position yourself for 2012? Use this tool to run the numbers. What’s the scorecard look like? link].
GUST [Media] Gust: Venture Forward
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
m not referring to the use of viral media to spread good ideas; I’m referring to. Most of us love the idea of a new beginning, a makeover, and a fresh start. Yet, despite the tremendous amount of innovation in our space, there is still a huge. amount of, (excuse the graphic word), regurgitation going on in our blogosphere. authorship. there.
PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS [Media] A Compilation of the Web's Best Advice for Entrepreneurs
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2009
Be sure to follow link in post to slideshow (NEW 12/4) Viral marketing analytics explained by David Skok of Matrix Partners (NEW 12/7) Author Tim Ferriss on how he used social media and A/B testing to build "Four Hour Workweek" into a best-seller (NEW - 12/15) Steve Blank: for web startups, A/B test metrics are necessary but not sufficient.
SOFTWARE BY ROB [Media] Expenses You Don't Think of When Starting a Business
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009
37 Random Thoughts 01/09/2009 - New Comm Biz - New media strategies for business on 01.09.09 Join nearly 6,000 startup entrepreneurs by subscribing to my RSS feed. ruffled a few feathers with my recent post The Software Product Myth. Remember that line item on your paycheck that said something about retirement matching? L.L.C.s It adds up.
THE NEXT WEB [Media] Everything you should know before working with investors across Asia
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
'Thomas Clayton is the CEO of Bubbly , a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO. . Entrepreneurs with businesses in Asia know that fundraising here can be a daunting task. Power players. The key investors to keep tabs on are, for the most part, concentrated in four primary markets: China. Japan. India.
WAYTOOEARLY [Media] WayTooEarly: Thoughts for a new decade
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2009
and social media phenomena should be areas of extreme interest. WayTooEarly. work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technologys life cycle. « First Round Comes To NYC | Main. NYC is a great place for deals » Thoughts for a new decade.
CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP [Media] MLA Considers Radical Changes to Dissertation | Inside Higher Ed | Disrupt Higher Ed
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012
Its all because I believe other media output and methods of distribution (beyond academic publications and books) are the present and future of knowledge and content. Faculty and administrators always ask why I blog, tweet, participate in online chats, and video record my interviews and ethnographic observations. ” he asked. Russell A.
THE MOGUL MOM [Media] Creating Fame: An Interview With Laura Roeder
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
That’s why entrepreneurs often see such a high ROI from online activities , even if the overall reach is smaller than traditional media. I ‘ve been a huge fan of Laura Roeder’s for years – she is a marketing genius who has built a seven-figure empire for herself in a very short time without any paid advertising. Absolutely!
THE MOGUL MOM [Media] Tools of the Trade
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
Social Media: I run multiple Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts and HootSuite is my hands-down favorite for managing them. Today, I discussed The Mogul Mom’s income and expenses with a business broker friend of mine. Almost all of my income is profit. And that’s the absolute beauty of an online business like mine.
- [Media] Crowd-Funding is a Bad Approach for Startups
Crowd-sourcing tools, usually Internet applications, use the social media to poll for interest, feedback, and ultimately some funding for the startup. Even online, the type of people who may respond to social media requests may bear very little relationship to the intended market. Amount of funding provided is very small.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Magine Televises the Cloud Revolution
| THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013
Stockholm is obviously doing something right when it comes to new takes media distribution. If TV was invented today, what would it look like? That's the question posed by Magine , a Stockholm-based startup that's adjusting the TV. To put it simply, Magine (think: imagine) is a cloud TV operator. And it's about time we got one. Hands on.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Geo-Bookmarking App Grafetee Partners With Finnish Police
| TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
Poliisi spokesperson Petri Marjamaa from the National Police Board commented, “We are adopting Grafetee to test how a social media service is applicable to make the neighborhood safer and to help residents to influence their own neighborhood’s safety.". Police will also be able to send location-based updates to warn users of situations.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Zokem Receives A Whopping 2 Million Euros In Financing, Changes Direction
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
We are looking to gain customer base aggressively within the market research and media measurement industry over the next 12 months” states Ludovic Gaudé, CEO. Zokem will try to harness the partnerships with media measurement companies as well as research agencies including carriers and device manufacturers.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG [Media] Venture Capitalists are Bullish on Consumer Internet Companies—and New York
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
So New York, with its traditional strengths in media and advertising, should do well there. As much as VCs may complain about 'froth' in the market, a new survey shows that they don't expect it to go away soon. And they pick New York over Boston as the place for hot start-ups. Froth? What froth? View our video to get started. link].
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Stockholm-Based Flightradar24 Tracks The Skies
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
Things really took off due to extensive media coverage around the time for the Icelandic ash cloud," says Lindahl. If you're like me, Flightradar24 is one of those awesome websites you just accidentally end up on every now and then. Zooming in on London, for example, you wonder how there isn't one plane crash a week. In the U.S.,
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Joberate: Distribution Of Job Ads Worldwide
| MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
The company offers companies distribution of a job opening through various channels: social media, blogs, forums, native job boards and niche sites. The field of recruitment has been luring in a lot of start-ups and entrepreneurs. It is going through fundamental changes, opening a lot of possibilities for innovation.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Engeström Closes $775k Seed Round For Pingpin
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
BetaWorks is a media company with number of investments in companies affiliated with real-time web, contextual web and the social web. The Jaiku co-founder and former Google employee, Jyri Engeström has closed a $775k seed round for his new venture Pingpin. The company is registered in the US and at the same offices as BetaWorks.
ARCTICSTARTUP [Media] Is this FundedByMe’s Zach Braff?
| MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
Unlike Zach Braff in the US, Borgs is looking for supplementary funding from media houses and TV stations for the film, which he anticipates starting filming in earnest in the Fall this year. 'When Zach Braff chose to raise money for his latest film, Wish I was here, he chose Kickstarter – and crowdfunding.
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