Support Startups for Net Neutrality

Feld Thoughts

The new leader of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Chairman Ajit Pai, has said he wants to roll back existing net neutrality rules that prevent big cable companies from discriminating against online companies and services. Ten zillion words have been written about Net Neutrality.

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The Net Neutrality Napkin

Feld Thoughts

A few weeks before the FCC vote on Net Neutrality, I spent the weekend in Las Vegas with my dad. But, lo and behold, my dad sent me an email this morning titled “Net Neutrality Napkin.” The post The Net Neutrality Napkin appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

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Whopper Neutrality – The Burger Based Version of Net Neutrality

Feld Thoughts

If you are still having trouble understanding why Net Neutrality is important, Burger King has made an awesomely funny – and extremely informative – video using the Whopper as an example. At the same time, AT&T CEO’s net neutrality plan calls for regulation of websites.

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Explaining Net Neutrality to My Dad

Feld Thoughts

So when the conversation turned to Net Neutrality, I felt obligated to separate fact from fiction for my dad while at the same time understanding how someone like him was hearing what was going on. The post Explaining Net Neutrality to My Dad appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

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BREAK THE INTERNET TO SAVE NET NEUTRALITY

Feld Thoughts

The FCC is about to vote to end net neutrality—breaking the fundamental principle of the open Internet—and only an avalanche of calls to Congress can stop it. The post BREAK THE INTERNET TO SAVE NET NEUTRALITY appeared first on Feld Thoughts We have just hours.

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[Video] The Inner Net

YoungUpstarts

Others David Bowden Give A Goat Internet poetry spoken word poetry The Inner Net videoSometimes you come across a video on the Internet, talking about the Internet, that actually makes sense.

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[Singapore] NETS Launches Location-Based App For Deals

YoungUpstarts

Currently available on iOS and Android, users can find, redeem and share NETS promotions such as rebates, special one-off purchases and other deals that are only available to NETS users. In the News location-based app mobile app NETS NETS Savers Singapore

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Some Final Thoughts on the FCC and Title II Ahead of Tomorrow’s Vote on Net Neutrality

Feld Thoughts

Tomorrow, the FCC is expected to vote on a proposal for new rules around Net Neutrality. I’ve been very public about being a supporter of net neutrality and the idea that the FCC should put down clear, legally enforceable rules around it. A few weeks ago I wrote the post Explaining Net Neutrality to My Dad. The vast majority of people asked for the strongest possible net neutrality rules which align with the Title II approach.

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Emerging Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: GIST Net Launches

Gust

Department of State and several other private sector partners to launch The GIST Network (GIST Net), an interactive online network connecting science and technology entrepreneurs in emerging economies. GIST Net will provide entrepreneurs with the resources and mentorship they need to collaborate, seek funding, and grow their businesses. GIST Net also offers interactive discussion boards to help entrepreneurs connect; a mentorship hub with participants from top U.S.

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[Infographic] Net Worth: Tech’s Wealthiest Founders

YoungUpstarts

In the News fortune net worth startup valuation technology founders technology startupsWe all know that the founders of those successful tech companies are worth quite a bit of money, but how much are they really worth?

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How To Improve Customer Loyalty And Your Net Promoter Score

YFS Magazine

Customer Service Grow customer experience customer loyalty net promoter scoreThe best leaders recognize the importance of excellent customer experience. They conduct their due diligence to design the experience and carry it out.

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Emerging Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: GIST Net Launches

Gust

Department of State and several other private sector partners to launch The GIST Network (GIST Net), an interactive online network connecting science and technology entrepreneurs in emerging economies. GIST Net will provide entrepreneurs with the resources and mentorship they need to collaborate, seek funding, and grow their businesses. Gust News Ecosystem Hub GIST Net Today, Gust is proud to join the U.S.

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What Protecting Democracy and Saving Net Neutrality Have in Common

Austin Startup

Beyond just the average internet user taking a hit from a net neutrality ban, so will small businesses. Related: Net Neutrality Is Officially Dead. For those who don’t know, net neutrality is a debate about your rights to free information. Net neutrality has been repealed.

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BREAK THE INTERNET TO SAVE NET NEUTRALITY

VC Adventure

The FCC is about to vote to end net neutrality—breaking the fundamental principle of the open Internet—and only an avalanche of calls to Congress can stop it. We have just hours.

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Small Business and Startups: Net Neutrality, Part Deux

crowdSPRING Blog

Small business Start ups FCC innovation net neutrality regulation small biz small business smallbiz start-up startup startups title ii

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Small Business and Startups: Net Neutrality? Done! (For Now)

crowdSPRING Blog

Second (and more importantly), a huge swell of grass-roots support was mobilized in support of the concept of Net Neutrality, largely inspired by by Fight for the Future , an advocacy group made up primarily of small tech companies. What a difference two weeks makes!

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Your Net Promoter Score Can Improve Marketing, Sales and So Much More

YFS Magazine

While Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a business metric designed to gauge customer loyalty, using it to inform countless business decisions is kind of genius.

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[Infographic] 3 Steps To Cut Cost With FX Exposure Netting

YoungUpstarts

FX Exposure Netting. If your investment portfolio contains multiple types of currency, you are likely already familiar with the associated risk. If one country’s currency drastically depreciates in value, you are stuck with a depreciating portfolio as well.

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infinite io Nets $3.4 Million in Funding

SiliconHills

The […] The post infinite io Nets $3.4 Austin-based infinite io announced it has completed $3.4 million in funding led by Chicago Ventures. “We We are very excited to be building a world-class enterprise software company here in Austin, Texas, where there is a wealth of talent to support our growth plans,” Mark Cree, CEO of infinite io, said in a news release. Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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I sat in my own safety net while weaving it.

Berkonomics

Or as one of the richest guys in the world is quoted as saying, “A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath him.”. The problem is that we weave that safety net even as we sit in it, making the job doubly difficult.

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Lessons Learned: Net Promoter Score: an operational tool to.

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, November 22, 2008 Net Promoter Score: an operational tool to measure customer satisfaction Ive mentioned Net Promoter Score (NPS) in a few previous posts, but havent had a chance to describe it in detail yet. Ill also reveal the Net Promoter Score for this blog, based on the data youve given me so far. Net Promoter Score NPS is a methodology that comes out of the service industry.

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Cast your net where the big fish swim.

Berkonomics

Even though there are many advantages to casting your net to attract the big fish, you should be well aware of the risks involved and have resources available to manage those risks. This is one of those “My dad used to say” homilies.

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Bigcommerce Nets $20 Million Investment

SiliconHills

The post Bigcommerce Nets $20 Million Investment appeared first on SiliconHills. E-commerce platform Bigcommerce Wednesday closed on $20 million in funding. The Austin-based company received the funds from existing investors General Catalyst Parnters and a new investor, Mike Maples of Floodgate. To date, Bigcommerce has raised $35 million. “E-commerce is already booming and we’re really focusing on how to help our clients sell more while leveraging [.]

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Bigcommerce Nets $20 Million Investment

SiliconHills

The post Bigcommerce Nets $20 Million Investment appeared first on SiliconHills. E-commerce platform Bigcommerce Wednesday closed on $20 million in funding. The Austin-based company received the funds from existing investors General Catalyst Parnters and a new investor, Mike Maples of Floodgate. To date, Bigcommerce has raised $35 million. “E-commerce is already booming and we’re really focusing on how to help our clients sell more while leveraging [.]

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Small business and startup issues: net neutrality and H.R. 1

crowdSPRING Blog

The amendment introduced by Oregon Representative Greg Walden, specifically prohibits the FCC from enforcing its Net Neutrality rules , passed late last year.

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Cable Company Fuckery

Feld Thoughts

Oliver took on Net Neutrality on Sunday. He started off by reminding us that American’s simply don’t respond to “boring” so he suggested we change the phrase “Net Neutrality” to “Cable Company Fuckery.”

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Support The Open Internet

Feld Thoughts

Politics fcc net neutrality open internet Just now Fred Wilson posted an Open Internet Letter to the FCC that my partners and I at Foundry Group signed on to. It came together in the last 24 hours and was driven by our friends at Union Square Ventures.

Stop The Slow Lane

Feld Thoughts

Politics #stoptheslowlane fcc net neutrality The FCC is proposing new rules to allow Internet providers to discriminate based on content to provide separate and unequal connection speeds.

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Net Neutrality is Now Deader than Dead

Venture Chronicles

The FCC fined Comcast on the grounds that it violated their net neutrality policy, and Comcast took them to court arguing that not only were they wrong to regulate internet data on the grounds of net neutrality, they actually didn’t have the authority to regulate the internet at all because even the FCC has said that the internet is not a telecommunication service and nothing in the Communications Acts says otherwise. Circuit Ground Net Neutrality Rules? ].

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Win With Web Metrics: Ensure A Clear Line Of Sight To Net Income!

Occam's Razor

Wong's key points was how the success of our work, as Marketers, is measured based on a lot of things but not often enough based on perhaps the most important metric of them all: Net Income. Margin times Volume gives you the golden metric Net Income !

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Net and VC Loyalty

BeyondVC

Robert Scoble has asked the VCs to respond to an eWeek article titled Is.Net Failing to Draw Venture Capital Loyalty? There is not much for me to add to this article as we all know that the only loyalty VCs have is to their Limited Partners to generate long-term capital gains. This means we do not fund a company because of what technology platform it chooses to develop on but rather what problem the company and product is solving and how big that opportunity is.

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Death of Distance and the End of Time

Feld Thoughts

It was a super interesting and stimulating conversation that preceded an excellent speech that Wheeler gave on his Net Neutrality proposal. The debate over Net Neutrality is a tiny blip on this path. Technology fcc hierarchy Innovation net neutrality network railroad telegraph wheeler I was fortunate to spend an hour with a group of about 30 people and Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the FCC yesterday morning.

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Dear Internet: Let’s Demo The Slow Lane

Feld Thoughts

Instead of everyone getting tangled up in the legal question of what “net neutrality” means, consumers can see what could happen if / when ISPs can decide which companies get to use their fast lanes by paying extra and who is relegated to the slow lane. Government fcc net neutrality Yesterday when we were having Comcast issues in downtown Boulder, I thought about how slow the Internet speed at my office was.

6 Ways To Drive Success Through Customer Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

One metric now commonly used is called the Net Promoter® Score (NPS). The formula for the Net Promoter® Score is the percentage of customers who are detractors, subtracted from the percentage who are promoters (NPS=P-D). Scott Addis Net Promoter Score

Cast your net where the big fish swim.

Berkonomics

Even though there are many advantages to casting your net to attract the big fish, you should be well aware of the risks involved and have resources available to manage those risks. This is one of those “My dad used to say” homilies. You’ve probably heard the accompanying “It takes just as much effort to sell a small deal as a big one” over the years. The truth of this is more nuanced.

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My Net Neutrality Experience: Frontier Hijacking Searches

Andrew Payne

It seems egregious to me, and I’m paying more attention to the net neutrality debate. While home in West Virginia for the holidays, I had an interesting Internet experience. I noticed when I Googled “Amazon” from my browser search bar, I got the Amazon home page, not the Google search results page I expected.

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Cotendo Raises $12 Million To Improve Speed and Content Delivery on the Net

VC Cafe

T enaya Capital led a $12 million C round in Israeli start up Cotendo, joined by current investors Sequoia Capital and Benchmark Capital. Cotendo wants to help websites provide a faster surfing experience by shedding &# unnecessary weight&#.

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Marketplace KPI Dashboard

Version One Ventures

Net promoter score (NPS). News buyers dashboard engagement gross merchandise value KPI marketplace net promotor score Retention revenue sellers suppliers take rateA few months ago, I wrote about the questions that we typically ask when evaluating a marketplace opportunity.

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The 7 Key Metrics Every Business Owner Should Monitor

Up and Running

However, there are a number of metrics that every business owner should know, including cash flow, accounts payable, accounts receivable, direct costs, operating margin, net profit, and cash burn rate. What Is Net Profit? Net profit is your operating income minus taxes and interest.

Mr. Feld Goes to DC To Talk About Innovation

Feld Thoughts

Tags: Entrepreneurship dc Innovation net neutrality Politics Startup Visa

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6 Important Questions Every Business Should Ask Their Customers

crowdSPRING Blog

This is also known as the Net Promoter Score (NPS) question. Small business Start ups Customer Experience customer feedback customers Net Promoter Score questions service experience small business specific questions USP

What’s our NPS as investors?

Version One Ventures

If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re more than familiar with this kind of question and the Net Promoter Score (NPS). News Entrepreneur Net Promoter Score Survey thesisA few weeks ago, Forbes released their annual Midas List of Top Tech Investors , recognizing those investors who have backed unicorns and seen strong returns for their funds. For these investors, their success is partly due to the fact that they are good pickers and can see opportunities like Uber and Airbnb.

Where NPS Falls Short (and How to Put It to Work)

ConversionXL

What’s So Special About The Net Promoter Score? Net Promoter Score is a customer loyalty metric developed by (and a trademark of) Fred Reichheld, Bain & Company, and Satmetrix. Would a net promoter score for a company say, like United, catch this problem?

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