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Seduced By Growth, But Terminal Scale Still Matters

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Was this simply a shift in sentiment among the tech & business media? We’re off to a fresh start here at the beginning of 2016.

Revenue = Product Market Fit

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This is especially true for those with a media / ad based business model (e.g.

The Rise & Fall of Great Venture Firms [Part 1] ? AGILEVC

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How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups. July 11, 2012. Kleiner).

Alibaba S-1: How Well Do They Monetize?

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Today I’m going to analyze monetization across Alibaba’s various businesses. stocks inventory) and is really more analogous to Amazon.

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The End of ?Internet? Companies ? AGILEVC

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The internet has already had meaningful impact on industries ranging from commerce to media to software. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC.

Ubiquitous Computing and the Misguided Frenzy About “Mobile”

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Form Factor & Behavior – A smartphone or even a tablet is inherently different than the desktop web or other ad-supported media like TV.

The Unbundled Mobile Software Stack

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They further had to open up IE to allow consumer choice of embedded services like search and media players. I’ve been using Google’s Chrome browser on my iPad Mini for about a month now. As we all know the mobile ecosystems have remained mostly walled gardens to date.

The ?PC? Era Finally Arrives ? AGILEVC

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The second order impacts to the entire technology industry are in their early innings… not just the complete digitization of consumer media, but also the “consumerization” of business software, the BYOD movement in corporate IT , the evolution of the computer/human interface. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. About Me.

Facebook S-1: The Most Anticipated IPO in a Decade ? AGILEVC

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How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups. February 2, 2012. billion.

Why Twitter is A Media Company ? AGILEVC

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Why Twitter is A Media Company. But frankly I can’t see Twitter as anything but a media company. How To Think About The Future.

Is ?Data? a Business Model? ? AGILEVC

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How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups. March 30, 2012. MMOs).

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Amazon vs Apple: A Tale of Two Business Models ? AGILEVC

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How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups. October 3, 2011. About Me.

Startup IPO Market: A Fickle Mistress ? AGILEVC

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And even other strong, but perhaps not standout, companies like Active Network and Demand Media completed their own offerings. About Me.

Yahoo! vs Facebook: Lame Lawsuit, Good Timing ? AGILEVC

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only notified them of potential IP infringement two weeks ago on February 27, 2012 (as described in the lawsuit) and Facebook heard about it through the media rather than in private.  So Yahoo! How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups. Yahoo! March 13, 2012. Yahoo!’s

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Tech IPOs Are Back ? So Now What? ? AGILEVC

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The secondary wave of VC-backed IPOs has also come to fruition… both consumer facing (Yelp, Demand Media, Pandora, Carbonite, HomeAway, Angie’s List, et al) and B2B (Jive Software, Brightcove, Imperva, Responsys, etc). How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. March 8, 2012. So now what?

The Consumerization of Business Software ? AGILEVC

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But as social media continues to pervade businesses large and small, and purchase decisions increasingly happen at the user level (see #2) we will see dramatically more customer acquisition happen via the web. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups. About Me.

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Netflix / Qwikster Split Was Brilliant (and Necessary)? 2 Long Term.

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have to say that I’m not a fan of the brand “Qwikster” for the DVD-by-mail service, though I think it’s good that group will expand into other media types like video games (a la Gamefly). How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups. About Me.

7 Social Media Marketing Habits That Lead To Failure

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Social media marketing (SMM) not working is simply a sign that you need to identify what's going wrong and try again. Sign me up.  .

Why Your Brand’s Social Media Impact is Low

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The client had just finished their “father’s day campaign” and the social media impact on sales seemed a little disappointing.

Is Social Media Making Us Stupid?

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Debate: Is Social Media Making Us Stupid For Real? Who’s Using Social Media And How? a. The Social Media Cons . a.

11 Best Social Media Tools For Small Businesses And Individuals

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But does it all end at fancy social profiles or does social media marketing run deeper? I say, the latter. Social How can you make it easy?

Why Do B2B Companies Need To Prioritize Social Media

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If you’re wondering whether your B2B company need to prioritize social media, this is for you. On social media. Trust is Shifting.

A Day In The Life of A Social Media Manager

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One may think social media managers are very lucky. So, let us have a look at a typical work day of a social media manager. Gif via.

How To Revolutionize Your Social Media

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Before, I start, here’s a quick reminder: Why is social media helpful? ’ How To Revolutionize Your Social Media. 1.

3 Ways in Which Social Media Has Impacted Company Communications

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Ways in Which Social Media Has Impacted Company Communications. 1. Social Media Impact on Internal communications. Unacceptable, right?

Is Social Media Working For Your Business?

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So, you have your social media team in place. Is social media working for your business? What are your experiences with social media?

5 Ways To Boost SEO Through Social Media

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One way to accelerate SEO is to fully leverage the social media potential. Here are the five best ways to boost SEO through social media.

How Can You Get More Social Media Fans?

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Building up a social media  following can be a very tedious affair. These are legit ways to grow your social media fans. via GIPHY.

How To Identify A Good Social Media Strategist

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A social media strategist is a job title of current times. Handling social media for your company by yourself ? Start here! Positivity.

Why You Need To Master Social Media For Customer Service

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And that’s where using social media for customer care comes in handy! Why Social Media For Customer Service is a Win. a.

How Restaurants Are Using Social Media Effectively (And What You Can Learn)

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When all businesses are using social media , why should restaurants be left behind? It’s all about the Location. Reward Check Ins. Run contests.

Indian Women Online- An Alternate Narrative: A Digital Media Survey

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This is a digital media survey and the results will be used for an academic /internal survey. Why are you conducting this digital media survey?

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Social Media Marketing Should Not Be Used Alone Today

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Social media as a marketing tool is here to stay, and is now widely accepted. Focus first on the social media trinity. Marty Zwilling.

How to Manage Your Personal Brand And Social Media As an Author

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Specifically, I was able to attend a panel discussion on how to manage your personal brand and social media as an author. Read on!

New Social Media Trends For Brand Success in 2016: What To Expect On Facebook!

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These are the new social media trends for brand success in 2016. Don’t believe me? Get onboard. a. How this impacts your brand : Video.

Israeli Consumers Prefer ONLINE Media

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Israelis Value Online Media 1.5x More Than Offline Media- Highest in Global Survey. Digital media is a recent phenomenon in Israel.

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How Does Social Media Impact Consumer Purchases

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According a 2014 survey by Gallup among American consumers, 62% opined that social media does not influence their purchase decisions. Do share!

10 Social Media Terms That You Must Know!

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Not knowing the meaning of a few unique social media terms can hinder your very understanding of the issues you face. Reach. Engagement. Trends.

Evergreen Marketing Inspiration: 5 Successful Social Media Campaigns

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Everyone can market on social media – well, according to them! It may or may not click with your audience. Honda #Cheerance Event.

Infographic: 5 Social Media Trends For Small Businesses

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In a 2015 social media trends report shared by Social Media Examiner , tons of interesting information is available for marketers and brand owners.