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  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013
    [Media] Bill Gurley: Scared of an IPO? Suck It Up
    While Uber CEO Travis Kalanick may come off as prickly toward the media , said Gurley, other entrepreneurs have a much learn from his approach to customer service. Gurley said that he''d be wowed by a social media platform that perfects the orginazation of vertical interest groups, and aggregates them according to location
  • TIM KEANE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Media] How to prepare a sales forecast for a business plan - Startups and.
     In month seven, we will begin testing additional sales strategies including direct to buyer email, google adwords, bing and social media campaigns based on our sale success. 'Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile. Subscribe.  Why? TrackBack.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011
    [Media] Scoopinion Automates The Sharing Of Interesting News Articles
    Once Scoopinion grows, there’s no telling how valuable the data collected by the service will be to advertisers, media companies and other interested parties. Scoopinion is a community-based news recommendation and sharing service that uses a bit of a different approach to deliver content to your doorstep.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
    [Media] True Finns' Rise To Power In Finland Means Change
    Most Finnish media are currently forecasting the combination of the government to be formed from the three largest parties. Yesterday Finland held its parliamentary elections where it chose the representatives to drive Finland forward for the next four years. True Finns and their stance on all this really are unknown.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
    [Media] 7 Steps to Marketing Success Workshop :: Small Business Marketing.
    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.
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Media] The New Way To Collect Email Addresses
    The app is installed on an iPad, and contact information – integrated with social media – is collected on the spot – in a retail shop (think American Apparel, one of OnSpot’s marquee clients), at a trade show (think me standing at a booth, not one of OnSpot’s marquee clients), and even at a doctor’s office. Clients. So I get it.
  • BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010
    [Media] This Week in VC: Michael Montgomery (President, Montgomery & Co.)
    If you don’t know Montgomery & Co it is one of the premier technology & media focused investment banks in the country (and as Michael corrected me they also have a strong Healthcare / Med tech practice). Acquired by Disney, who also invested in Playdom, and will become part of the Interactive Media Group. We discussed: 1.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] PitchHelsinki: Apply Today And Get Funded Right At The Event
    'Editor’s Note: Full disclosure, ArcticStartup has a working relationship with PitchHelsinki, is a media partner and works closely with YritysHelsinki and YritysHelsinki NewCo Factory. One thing about Pitching Events is trying to see the value. This is a rather new concept and we are looking forward to seeing it in action.
  • WWW.IGDA.ORG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Media] Why Crunch Modes Doesn't Work: Six Lessons
    Ea_spouse received thousands of comments to her original post — followed quickly by major media coverage. Skip to Navigation. Why Crunch Modes Doesn't Work: Six Lessons. by Evan Robinson. Executive Summary. When used long-term, Crunch Mode slows development and creates more bugs when compared with 40-hour weeks. Introduction.
  • START UP BLOG  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2010
    [Media] Fail with pride
    It seems every week we are going through another consumer goods example, or the car industry and lately social media. I teach Marketing At Melbourne University on a part time basis. One of the things I try to do is stretch my students thinking beyond the traditional marketing arenas. Facebook vs Myspace. Coke vs Pepsi. Nike vs Addidas.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Plans are worthless, but planning is everything
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. In a recent discussion at Techstars Boston I heard about an angel investor who is considering a seed stage investment. That is not the end of the story. Newer Post.
  • THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
    [Media] Free Market Says, "No Thank You" to Loan Programs
    What is interesting is how few of the standard media outlets are picking up on this story. Add one more voice to the growing chorus arguing that the problems facing small businesses have nothing to do with a lack of credit. This new voice now saying "No" is the free market. Pallavi Gogoi has written a story reporting on this for the AP.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
    [Media] Future Female Connects Women Interested In Digital Opportunities
    According to co-founder Hanna Manninen, Future Female was born out of inspiring conversations by women with backgrounds in technology, online media and ICT communications in Helsinki and abroad throughout 2010. Future Female is for women, who work, use or are interested in technology. There are no age or title limits, you can come as you are.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [Media] Let's Stop Being So Rude
    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.
  • BLOGTREPRENEUR | ENTREPRENEUR BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
    [Media] 3 Must-Follow Rules For Posting Engaging Content On Your Blog
    Allow permission for your followers to reprint articles on other blogs, in newsletters, on social media—anywhere that will get your ideas out into the blogosphere and link back to you. 'Traditional marketing techniques are a thing of the past, and successful businesses and people are blogging to get business. Smart? Content is king.
  • GRADE A ENTREPRENEURS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
    [Media] “De-season” yourself to remain innovative!
    My take-way:  Let your team speak on social media channels. Earlier this month, Heidi Groshelle invited me as a keynote speaker to the ExecEvent organized by Greg Duplessie — it is an exclusive networking event for industry executives focusing on the data storage marketplace. was asked to share tips and tricks about being an executive.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
    [Media] The Way I Work: Karmaloop's Greg Selkoe
    Greg Selkoe is the 36-year-old CEO of Karmaloop, a Boston-based burgeoning hipster media empire, encompassing music, television, and apparel and footwear from more than 500 brands. Here's how Selkoe gets it all done. Revenue last year topped $130 million, up 81 percent from 2010. He told Liz Welch how he gets it all done. listen to everyone.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010
    [Media] Student-Loan Debt Surpasses Credit Cards | WSJ
    Student Loan Justice , a Washington State-based student loan advocacy group issued a statement on the student-loan eclipse, estimating that media coverage of credit cards exceeds coverage of student loans “by a factor of approximately 15-to-1 based on unscientific news surveys conducted since 2007.”.
  • CAMPUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010
    [Media] Is Social Entrepreneurship an Oxymoron: Sanjay Anandaram – India Chief Mentor – WSJ
    The increased media focus and the casual throwing around of fashionable jargon serves some purposes -some useful and others not. Sanjay Anandaram offers a thought provoking piece about social entrepreneurship at the Wall Street Journal Online.  This is a piece well worth reading. Isn’t every business a social venture?
  • GROWTHINK BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Media] How to Develop a Strong Brand
    With social media tools like YouTube, Instagram and Facebook, you can create videos and photos that can spread your brand message quickly, inexpensively and with amazing effectiveness. 'Your brand is the unique design, sign, symbol, and/or words that create an image or impression of your product(s), service(s) and/or company. The result?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
    [Media] GitHub: Turning a Nerdy Hobby Into $750 Million Business
    The openness that drove the Web and its richness are definitely under attack," says Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, the producer of industry-leading programming manuals, tech magazines, and conferences. One, the maker of the world's most powerful software-development tool is growing at a stunning rate. Serendipity, indeed.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
    [Media] Burt Gets Funded
    Rich distinguishes itself by focusing on the media industry and offering analytics that form a more complete overview of the environment in which their ads are being displayed. Online advertising is an industry full of problems and possibilities. Hence, there are a lot of start-ups working in that sphere from different angles.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Media] Nordic And Baltic Teams At Mini Seedcamp NY
    Campalyst combines Facebook Insights and Google Analytics to measure the precise ROI of social media campaigns. SurveyLegend is building a survey app that allows users to conduct picture, video, text or audio-based surveys and instantly share them on their websites, blogs or social media.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010
    [Media] iPad Solution iPOS Adds Mobility To Erply
    Another tip I have for them is to greatly subsidize the iPad for the shopkeepers, something that the bigger media houses have overlooked in my opinion as well. Erply has come up with an innovative way to harness the mobility of the iPad. Some time ago, Erply announced iPOS , which is essentially the ERPLY solution running on the iPad.
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
    [Media] Blocks of Time
    It seems that in a business, where we are touting the importance of engagement, we should also practice it (and not only with other social media wonks). Learn to Duck sometimes it takes getting punched in the face Home About Me(ha!) Story of the Week! I’ll be back on the road February 5-7 (which should coincide with some big Graphic.ly
  • LEARN TO DUCK  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009
    [Media] Joining or Starting?
    Having good connections and relationships via different social media channels helps getting that first comment. Learn to Duck sometimes it takes getting punched in the face Home About Me(ha!) Story of the Week! You are here: Home / community / Joining or Starting? Joining or Starting? can imagine the discussion. “Man. thats interesting.
  • SOCIALMATCHBOX.COM  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
    [Media] How To Find A Programmer To Build Your Startup Idea
    These days sales, marketing and PR people seem to grow on trees. If you post up an ad to an online job board asking for someone to join your very high risk early stage startup company the odds of getting someone who decent are slim to none. The first part is the hardest part: hunting for a programmer. Be sure to post your opportunity here. Step 2.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] The Secret to Happiness for Marketers
    Sounds like great advice, and also sounds like the heart of three great social media posts. 'The Secret to Happiness for Marketers written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Scott Yates – Enjoy! Or 10,000.
  • NFIB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR FOUNDATION BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
    [Media] Top Business Plan Competitions
    The top regional and national winners advance to the 2013 GSEA Global Finals for the opportunity to engage with world-class entrepreneurs, receive media exposure, win cash, and share in over $150,000 in donated business services. “We got our start at a business plan competition,” he said. MIT has two big prizes they give away.
  • GENUINE VC  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [Media] Our Investment in tapCommerce is the Real Deal
    With many of the co-founders having worked together at places like CNET, Pontiflex, and Demdex; on paper it was the right mix of mobile, ad-tech, and online media DNA. 'It isn’t a secret that there is a huge platform shift underway as consumers transition from the desktop web to mobile + tablet devices. Mobile is literally eating the world.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2010
    [Media] Common ethnographic techniques « Startup Musings
    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? The word “ethnography&# has such a grand sound to it.  I’ve seen seasoned executives get intimidated by it. Immersion.
  • STARTUP MUSINGS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010
    [Media] Using detailed interviews to build personas
    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? So I am not going to belabor the point.  I’ll simply provide a case study of exactly how I go about building personas.
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Media] The Battle for Indoors
    Three years ago, in " the Foursquare post that launched 1000 VC''s " I wrote: " Being able to connect web advertising, recommendations, and social media buzz to an actual person walking into your store has long been the holy grail of the advertising world.". The in-store retail check-in app? And Belly? What do they have in common? WAIT WAIT.
  • DEIMAR  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Media] Charles Dickens Quotes | Deimar ~ Business Tips and Strategies for.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Sep 18, 2011. Charles Dickens Quotes. by Deimar Gutierrez. 18.9.11. Pin It. Charles Dickens. · A boys story is the best that is ever told. · I only ask to be free.
  • DEIMAR  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Media] Dressed to pitch: Guide for a successful business pitch | Deimar.
    Businessman and Blogger passionate about life, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Social media. NAVMENU. Business. Strategies. Startup. Quotes. Contact. latest posts (Home). Jan 13, 2012. Dressed to pitch: Guide for a successful business pitch. by Deimar Gutierrez. 13.1.12. Pin It. How you say who you are, says a lot of who you are. at all times.
  • 47 HATS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
    [Media] Three dot Friday
    What I got were cool tech and non-tech people into creating and sharing ideas, a chance to meet a personal hero of mine, uber-podcaster Leo Laporte (who gave one of the 5 minute/20 slides/go presentations, on Advertising is the Sickness and New Media is the Cure.), If you think VC/Angels fund overweight/obese developers, think again. Click.
  • LIGHTSPEED  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2011
    [Media] How to deal with bad PR « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
    gaming Internet mmorpg myspace Search social games social gaming social media social networks start-up startup startups user generated content VC Venture Capital viral viral marketing virtual goods virtual worlds web 2.0 Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation How to deal with bad PR March 5, 2011 Posted by jeremyliew in PR. Reply 2.
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: Sunday, Sunday. so good to me
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. Sunday, Sunday. so good to me. For the second Sunday in a row I got to go out biking with friends, this time seven of us. So we rode up to the Campion Center and a short loop around back to Weston. Email This BlogThis!
  • VENTURE CYCLIST  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009
    [Media] Venture Cyclist: From fad to monopoly
    Social Media. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC. From fad to monopoly. The telephone, mainframe computers, microprocessor chips, and PC software industries have all spawned companies displaying enough monopolistic behavior to warrant penalties from the trust busters.
  • PASCAL'S VIEW  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
    [Media] The Rise of the Secondary Market for Emerging Growth Equities– Necessary But Insufficient
    On Tuesday, May 10 I joined Sandy Robertson, Ian Sobieski, Lee Hower, and Scott Painter as a panelist at the SharesPost Executive Forum held at the Rosewood Hotel on Sand Hill Road. Amount of venture capital raised has exploded. i.     Pre bubble period 1991-1996 totals $28 billion. ii.     Bubble period 1996-2000 totals $243.6 billion. billion.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
    [Media] Nokia's Big Announcement: The N9
    The three "home" views available with a swipe on the phone are; everything your friends are doing (a stream of social media activity), everything you can do (the traditional icon menu) and everything you've done in the past (a grid of open applications). Nokia has today unveiled a new, all touch screen, phone in Singapore.
  • TECHCRUNCH.COM  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
    [Media] Finding Your Co-Founders
    link] Three Ships Media » MORE Sage Start-Up Advice from Meebo CEO Seth Sternberg [.] The first post, From Nothing To Something. How To Get There, is here. And make sure to read our recent posts with advice from Mint CEO Aaron Patzer on his advice to entrepreneurs as well ( here and here ). Seems a bit unintuitive, right? ll explain.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Media] Basketball Diaries: Lessons in Leadership From the Final Four
    It''s a safe bet that Coach Ryan is more reserved on the days when he is not winning huge games--you won''t find him hanging out on social media--and Wisconsin''s style of play during his 13-year tenure reflects that. 'These coaches represent everything required for great leadership. It''s good to be a Gator fan right now.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
    [Media] This Startup Is Shaking TV Networks--All the Way to the Supreme Court
    For most of Aereo''s three-year lifespan, the little, 115-person company has been under legal assault by the same media titans that urged the Supreme Court to take up the case: Disney/ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox, among others. 'In its three-year lifespan, Aereo has angered all the major TV networks, major-league sports, and the government. And D."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] The Unconnected Need Not Apply
    Related articles Why Connections Beat Charisma Every Time Social Media Isn''t the Place for Customer Service How to Ask for a LinkedIn Introduction 'On average, only 4 percent of employees have referred more than one job candidate via their social networks. What can your company do to encourage more meaningful social recruiting?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] 3 Words to Kick to the Curb in 2014
    admit I''m certainly guilty of using some of them including content (check), social media (check) and literally (gah!). 'There are many overused words in business, but there are three I''d like to hear a lot less in the New Year. There was recently some buzz in the news around the most overused business words of the year. Why wait? forever.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
    [Media] London's Tech City A Second Base For Local Startups
    As Kiosked works in at the intersection of so many industries, such as international brands, advertisers, media, and e-commerce, London provides a hub of nearly every kind of industry. On top of that, the media industry is huge in London, so it''s a great place to make connections to the press. Tickets can be found here !
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
    [Media] It’s not easy to sell into an industry being disrupted
    Likewise, a recommendation engine that tries to keep readers on a specific online media site does not change the fact that most users today now use aggregators like Twitter or Google News to find stories from a wide range of sources. 'Looking to sell into an industry that’s currently undergoing disruption?
  • SOFTWARE BY ROB  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010
    [Media] Why Startup Founders Should Stop Reading Business Books
    have been reading some real practical stuff, such as how to come up with great headlines or copy that sells, but at the end of the day even I have to go back to old-school selling sometimes, and pick up the phone to make cold-calls instead of waiting on my SEO and social-media optimized website to generate leads. Also a student of reading.
  • CTOTODEVELOPERS.BLOGSPOT.COM  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
    [Media] Social, Agile, and Transformation: Strategic Agile Thinking: Balancing Value, Innovation and Research
    social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 media and publishing. social media. What Could Save Media Businesses. Social, Agile, and Transformation. cover several topics including agile software development, software startups, web 2.0, and business transformation. Monday, June 18, 2012. Posted by.
  • WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [Media] Strategy Roundtable: Professional Investors Do Not Invest In $20 Million Markets
    You have heard, I am sure, that venture capitalists only invest in very large market opportunities - $500 million to $1 billion. But you have, perhaps, heard less specific discussions on what angel investors are looking for. Well, some angel investors are looking for exactly the same thing as what VCs are looking for. process in detail.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Media] How to Make Tech Talent Fall in Love With Your Company
    You''ll need to do this anyway before making a hiring decision so it really makes sense to check the candidate out online and in social media before the two of you meet. 'It''s tough times for companies trying to hire software developers. Here''s how to give yourself an edge. Need to hire an engineer? Yeah, so does everybody else.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] Want HR to Matter? Start with the CEO.
    The CEO must chose Another useful snapshot on social media describes an exchange between a CFO and CEO. 'If the CEO isn''t accountable for a company''s people and culture, who is? The recent discussion about “why we no longer need human resources” obscures the larger issue. Organizational health is similar to personal health.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013
    [Media] Where to Start: 5 Tips for Tackling a Big Project
    In this day and age of smartphones and social media, there are too many ways of getting a message across to assume that everyone will communicate in the same manner and timeframe. 'Looking for success? Start by getting projects off on the right foot. Here are five tips for beginning things the right way. Do some homework. Set up a basic plan.
  • VERSION ONE VENTURES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Media] How to find funding for your hardware startup while we’re waiting for the hardware revolution
    Despite the recent media buzz surrounding the hardware revolution and emerging maker space, the overwhelming majority of hardware startups have a hard time attracting financing today. 'hardware (Photo credit: alorenzi). Hardware requires time, money, and inventory. De-risk your startup as much as possible. Patents versus traction.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [Media] 3 Ways to Be a Popular--and Effective--CEO
    Today we are thriving and just launched the biggest email and social media marketing software release in our company''s history. 'As a CEO or leader, it''s your job to move your company forward. But you can still balance that with being liked by the people you lead. Chief executives at LinkedIn, Ford Motor Co., Empower your people. For real.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
    [Media] Wondering about Instagram? I interviewed two Instagram fanatics to get the scoop.
    Tumblr’s feed called the “dashboard” and Posterous’s new “reader” are similar to the visual scroll of Instagram’s feed; however, Tumblr and Posterous feeds extend content beyond photos with multi-media blog posts. decided it would be fun to do a Q&A with them on why they love Instagram so much.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
    [Media] 6 Reasons I’m bullish on mobile gaming #dragonarmy
    Zynga, the poster child for recent day wild valuations, went from media darling with a huge IPO to very quickly struggling to keep its head above water. 'Dragon Army is a mobile gaming studio. We’re going to create games for mobile devices for consumers (not for “clients”, which is my past experience). Why exactly?”
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Media] Zynga: Not Quite Fast Enough
    The company’s struggles highlight the stubborn unpredictability of the social media business—and how falling one step behind changing consumer behavior allows teeming swarms of younger, nimbler startups to gobble up customers and profits. million in the last three months of 2012, or about six cents per diluted share. million.
  • THE EQUITY KICKER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Media] Whither the open web
    In Patrick’s case it is because he sees social media and smart phones as going through the same cycle that the PC industry went through, and many industries before – from small geeky open groups, through a closed standards phase (dominated by IBM) to an open standards phase (dominated by Windows and Intel). Startup general interest
  • YOUNGUPSTARTS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
    [Media] 43 Things Your Future Boss Wants You To Know
    How to use social media. Like death, work comes for us all. If you plan to go into business for yourself after getting your college degree, we applaud your pioneering spirit. For the rest of you, somewhere out there is a boss with your name on their payroll. To smooth out the learning curve for you, we’ve laid out 43 of those below. How-Tos.
  • ONSTARTUPS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2010
    [Media] Startup Wisdom From Babson Entrepreneurship Forum
    Listen – Tune into social media. Care – Care about your customers and what you are doing for them through social media. Solve your customers problems through social media because it’s easy, cheap, and they’ll love you for it. The following is a guest post from Andy Cook. Dharmesh. Passion is an Emotion.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
    [Media] How Shutterstock Went From Zero to IPO
    At the time I was trying to go with a sort of old media model, of trying to collect and put up as much content as I could, and buy photos from other photographers. Jon Oringer had created a dozen tech start-ups before buying one $800 camera to seed his own stock-photo business. Now that company is worth $760 million. funded it myself.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Media] 4 Smart Ways To Use Augmented Reality
    Result: Some 56,000 people used the app to view the murals, and another 900,000 mentioned the campaign on social media. 'Augmented reality campaigns that made a big splash--and a big return on investment. Heinz Ketchup Developer: Blippar How it works: Open the Blippar app on a smartphone or tablet and point it at a bottle of Heinz ketchup.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Media] How to Find the Customers Who Appreciate You
    Propelled by social media, reality TV, and a greater desire by people and businesses to act green, TerraCycle now has millions of people in 20 countries sending it trash. 'Often the fastest road to growth is to uncover whose needs aren''t being met--and work like crazy to meet them. That proved much more fruitful, but we kept exploring.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
    [Media] Five Ways You’re Not Going To Get An Investor For Your Startup
    Connected (social media, rolodex, leadership roles). 'Five Ways You’re Not Going To Get An Investor For Your Startup written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is Weston Bergmann – Enjoy! These are some of them.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Media] 4 Startups Engineering Happiness
    million round of funding from Ventrock and Resolute for the project, which she hopes to expand into a media and lifestyle empire. 'A crop of new startups help users track their moods. But is focusing on happiness a sure path to success? Happiness has always been big business. Only time will tell. Founder Nataly Kogan raised a $2.4
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011
    [Media] How people are using Circles #Google+
    There are people I consider friends, but also fit into the techie or social media nerds circles. I recently ran a poll on Google+ asking people how they are using Circles. Feel free to join in on that conversation if you’re playing around with Google+. Almost like tags. But, I revised. work in progress … Matt : Multiple.
  • JEFF HILIMIRE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Media] I used Google Plus to write this blog (and my early thoughts on Plus)
    Plus it has to do with social media. Ok, I only kinda used Google Plus to write this blog. wanted to post how much I loved a commercial I saw over the weekend, because I almost never see commercials and when I do, I almost never watch them, so it was such an anomaly that I actually saw a commercial that I liked that I had to blog about it.
  • WATCHING WEBSITES  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2010
    [Media] Beth Kanter and Non-Profit Analytics
    To celebrate her 53rd birthday, she’s using social media to incite change in the world by sending 53 Cambodian children to school.  Of the many reasons why we’re big fans of Beth, she’s pioneering the concepts of web-based analytics for the non-profit / charity sector.  Here’s the full description of her birthday wish. 
  • NEXTWALA  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
    [Media] FYI - Your Guide to India's Acronym Blizzard - NextWala
    Technology/Media/Telecom. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. www.about.me/dkhare. dkhare. Follow @dkhare. Follow Dev on Quora. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter. Recent Comments. Rajat_garg on Mobile Rev-Share Changes Might Spark a Fire.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012
    [Media] Friday Wrap Up
    RecThing has added recommendation widgets to embed on the web, and a lineup of "ambassador" tastemakers that recommend books, movies, and all sorts of media. Thanks to everyone who came to last night's ArcticStartup / TNW meetup! Leading off the article are the only two pictures Dmitri says are fit to print.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Media] Nordic Startup Awards Bringing Events To Capital Cities
    The community is also encouraged to vote for their favorite startups through social media. A new initiative, the Nordic Startup Awards , is a collection of events across the region to keep on your calendar. The grand finale will take place December 7th. The instructions can be found on their website.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
    [Media] ThingLink Launches Tabs For Facebook
    The service provides a non-intrusive way to integrate rich media into static images on a mouseover, turning any picture into a platform to highlight and embed content. An ThingLink has released Tabs For Facebook, which allows marketers or anyone else to embed ThingLinked images on Facebook Pages.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2012
    [Media] WOT Reaches Another Milestone: 30 Million Downloads
    The number of downloads has effectively doubled during the past 12 months and the latest figure checks off a great year for the Finnish company - a year that also included new partnerships with social media giant Facebook and Russian email provider Mail.ru. Despite the already impressive figures WOT aims to multiply its user base in 2012.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012
    [Media] No Time Like the Present
    Alison Provost, CEO and co-founder of digital-media company Touchstorm (No. Why were so many Inc. 500 companies founded during the recession? Because a good idea is more powerful than a bad environment. The self-help prophet Napoleon Hill was a particularly fecund source of inspirational aphorisms. The time will never be just right."
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [Media] Test the Performance of Your Homepage: 3 Tips
    Having an optimized homepage experience is critical to our business because we have to get folks to sign up for a free trial of our e-mail and social media marketing services. 'Your homepage may be the hardest working page on your website, so make sure you know what''s working and what''s not. So how can you make the most of your homepage?
  • VC CAFE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010
    [Media] Online Ad Manager DoubleVerify Announces $10 Million B Round
    Major agencies and marketers have adopted verification in the past year, many of which have mandated the use of DoubleVerify across their entire online media spend. O nline advertising verification service  DoubleVerify announced second round funding of $10 million. The company most recently raised a $3.5 million first round last May.
  • HIGH CONTRAST  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2009
    [Media] Exploring privacy
    He is CEO of Simulmedia and previously founded and ran TACODA (where I first met him) and Real Media. The title of this post is also the title of the first of three public roundtable discussions by the FTC focused on privacy online. The first roundtable is on Monday in DC. The Better Advertising team will be there. recommend it.
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
    [Media] How To Turn Your Life Experience Into A Business
    This may be about how you have figured out to successfully use a form of social media, turned your business into a franchise, or reached millions of people through your blog while you were traveling the world (like Yaro!). Blogging and social media including Twitter and facebook. This is how it can be done. This is his story.
  • DUCT TAPE MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
    [Media] More Cheese, Less Whiskers
    Has Social Media Changed Customer Service? That’s why so much research is conducted using mice. Much like our brain, the mouse is wired for pretty much two things – get cheese, avoid cat. When we attempt to sell something to a prospect we look very much like the cat, no matter what our intentions.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
    [Media] Playmysong Partners with US Commercial Jukebox Supplier NSM Music
    The NSN app is a little different than what Playmysong has been doing in Europe with their own app and commercial music supplier, Mood Media, which locations pay for in exchange for patron enjoyment and sharing options for advertising. After that, customers have to pay for each song request. Customers pay $0.50 out of that request.
  • K9 VENTURES  |  SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011
    [Media] Investor Nomenclature and the Venture Spiral
    In my view the terminology being used for early stage investors by the press and the media is not as clear as it should be. The press loves the term Super Angels. They use it at almost every opportunity they get and sometimes even when they don’t have the right opportunity for it. Most angels will usually invest under $50K per investment.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014
    [Media] Obamacare Olympics: Go for the Copper?
    Most media organizations reported on the bill when it was introduced late last year. 'A proposed Senate bill aims to add an even lower tier to Obamacare plans. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on proposed legislation that would expand the range of health plans permitted under the Affordable Care Act.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
    [Media] Update: PremiumFanPage Now Handles Direct Translations Of Twitter Feed And Facebook Pages
    The venture is the brainchild of Jani Penttinen , CEO and founder of XIHA Life and is based on XIHA’s multilingual social media platform. This means your content on numerous social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, blogs can amalgamate at one single fan site via a platform that offers real time translation.
  • ADAMAC.BLOGSPOT.COM  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010
    [Media] 10 Startup Red Flags
    Adamac Attack! Adam MacBeth Tuesday, April 07, 2009 10 Startup Red Flags Ive worked on a number of startups: from seed-stage through IPO, as a founder, employee, advisor, and consultant, as well as evaluating a bunch from the outside, so Ive seen my share of screw-ups. Whos going to do the work if everyone thinks theyre an executive? lol!!!
  • THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG.  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014
    [Media] Get Off My Lawn! Crazy Kids and Their Sex, Drugs and Startup Advice!
    ran a viral email campaign that signed up a person a minute for the week preceding launch, and then generated a firestorm of media coverage when the product opened for business. 'There is nothing I''ve ever written that makes me feel older than this post. Get off my lawn!". How''s anyone supposed to figure out who to actually learn from?
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
    [Media] Mobile and Online: The Secret to Holiday Sales Boost
    The survey also found, that younger business owners were not only more optimistic about the 2013 holiday season, but that those owners (aged 18-44) are also more likely to boost their inventory, marketing and social media presence. Thanksgiving is right around the corner--and the pressure is on small businesses to make sales.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Media] Why Hard-Working Bloggers Fail
    And no one really disputes that one of the best ways to establish that presence is to blog regularly in tandem with social media. 'Many business bloggers seem to work harder and harder without any improvement in their results. Here''s how to decide if there''s a better approach and implement it. If you usually wrap up your workday at 10 p.m.
  • THE NEXT WEB  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013
    [Media] Why old-school SMS is still a powerful mobile marketing tool
    You’ve heard the story before: SMS call-to-action messaging is easy to incorporate into all of a brand’s marketing initiatives, from traditional, digital and social media, to in-store, in-venue, even on products or on receipts. This year I celebrated my 45 th birthday. What is it, Doctor, am I OK?” Yikes. Nomophobia hits hard. no spam).
  • ACTIVE GARAGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Media] The Amazon Outage: 3 ways to avoid such disasters
    As I originally began writing this post – 48 hours after the outage occurred – scores of widely-used social media services like Foursquare and Quora were still down in addition to many other businesses. Exactly. No fun. No disco. No photo. Not here.&# ) Imagine being responsible for IT at one of these companies? Yeesh. No users.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013
    [Media] Slush Shoots for 5,000 Attendees This November
    From the perspective of international investors and the global media, local startups have never been in such a strong position to succeed”, says Peter Vesterbacka, CMO at Rovio and co-founder of Slush 'The Aaltoes kids and Startup Sauna are at it again, putting together another Slush conference November 13-14th in Helsinki. 2,000 more people."
  • ENTREPRENEURS-JOURNEY.COM BY YARO STARAK  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Media] Why I Am Cutting Costs And Changing Business Models
    With all these changes going on to technology and marketing techniques and media formats, you need to at least stay aware of what is going on. I’ve always loved the idea of having my own magazine, and running a blog that is focused on being a true “media&# site, is pretty much the same thing. This takes time.
  • SEEING BOTH SIDES  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Media] Fred Wilson Attends Harvard Business School
    As always, I asked the 80 students in the class to live tweet during the class in order to capture the interesting nuggets and take-aways (and exercise their social media muscles). 'Every year for the last four years, Fred Wilson has been kind enough to come up from NYC and join my Harvard Business School class. Fred Wilson at HBS: 2012.
  • CROWDSPRING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013
    [Media] Customer Service and a Culture of Helping
    Use your social media platforms to deliver , and let your followers know that they can always reach you through Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or whatever platforms you prefer. '“Thanks for contacting us with your question. We’ll reply within 3 business days.” Rarely does selling shoes come into the mix. How did they do it?
  • VC CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
    [Media] E&Y Journey 2011, The Great Debate: Go Public or Stay Private
    Going public is not easy : companies should be preparing for IPO in terms of media communication and internal management over a year ahead of IPO. Larry Leibowitz’s advice to Israeli companies: “Start to get media training. There were over 2000 participants and around 100 speakers from all over the world. Also more expensive.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Media] What the Cronut craze taught me about the value of high-touch marketing:
    And what I learned in the process is that a PR person''s job is not to interface with media or conduct research; the job of PR is to connect a business to the real world. 'How an entrepreneurial PR professional can help you lock down the tastiest of new business deals. lesson learned from the Cronut craze. The bakery declined. called her.
  • FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Media] Mozilla Gets a Lesson in (Really) Open Source Communication
    The Twitter outpouring has turned into a dialogue of sorts, driven by social media. 'Mozilla''s new boss responds to employee''s calls for his resignation. Mozilla employees took to Twitter to voice their dismay about the anti-gay politics of the foundation''s new chief executive, Brendan Eich. More on this last item below.
  • ARCTICSTARTUP  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
    [Media] 2010 Was A Good Year For Venture Capital
    Internet and digital media industries drove the increases in venture capital while life sciences and hardware lagged. I turned to Nexit Ventures for opinions on 2010 for the venture capital industry. received both comments and a lot of good research data regarding VC investments in the US. In short, 2010 was a good year for venture capital.
  • UP AND RUNNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Media] How Stamp.fm founder plans to out-innovate the online music scene
    There has been very little of that until very recently with the online media and it’s time we changed that.”. 'When looked at from abstraction, entrepreneurship and Jenga aren’t all that different. All without letting the pieces fall. Stamp.fm Stamp.fm But with that came a share of problems. Companies reach roadblocks. Although Stamp.fm
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