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. Help us send a message from startups and entrepreneurs that his rumored action to undermine net neutrality is not ok. Government fcc 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. Right after we got back I wrote a post about explaining Net Neutrality to him and referenced drawing a picture on a napkin as I explained how the Internet actually works and why Net Neutrality is important. 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. In more serious news, the New York governor signs executive order to keep net neutrality rules after the FCC’s repeal. This follows on the heels of the Montana governor signs executive order to keep net neutrality in the state. Government AT&T net neutrality whopper

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Explaining Net Neutrality to My Dad

Feld Thoughts

Today we bought some art at the Martin Lawrence Gallery, tried to buy tickets to Rod Stewart but finally gave up, headed down to Downtown Las Vegas, had lunch at The Container Park, hung out with Tony Hsieh for a while at his new Airstream Park, had ice cream twice, dined at Nobu at the Hard Rock, and spent a lot of time talking about the government, health care, and net neutrality. The post Explaining Net Neutrality to My Dad appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

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[Singapore] NETS Launches Location-Based App For Deals

YoungUpstarts

Payment solutions provider NETS – founded as a national payment system by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and owned by Singapore’s largest banks, DBS Bank, OCBC Bank and United Overseas Bank (UOB) – has launched a location-based mobile application called NETS Savers that helps users discover special deals from its network of merchants across the island. In the News location-based app mobile app NETS NETS Savers Singapore

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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. Here’s one of them – it’s a spoken word poem video production and performance by Oklahoma City-based poet David Bowden, whose style is in the tradition of Beat Poets of the 1950’s and Slam Poets of the 1980’s.

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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. So we decided to help “Break the Internet” on our sites. You can also support on Twitter , Tumblr , Youtube or in whatever wild creative way you can to get your audience to contact Congress.

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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. GIST Net also offers interactive discussion boards to help entrepreneurs connect; a mentorship hub with participants from top U.S.

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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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Bobby Gill (GC Wealth) on Wealth Planning for High Net Worth Individuals

The Startup Magazine

High net worth families, on the other hand, have to deal with other uncertainties. That means, high net worth people have to deal with more concerns than normal individuals.

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How to Estimate a “Net Value” for Your A/B Testing Program

ConversionXL

But when you want to deliver a realistic impression of their added value, have a skilled person from your team or agency correct the projected (or “discovered”) uplift to a more accurate “net value.”. The “net profit” calculation is a better way to estimate the impact of the initial results we get from a series of A/B tests. To give you an indication of the difference between the “discovered” and “net” uplifts, I use the following case of a fictitious company called “DeFacto Ltd.”.

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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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Should you 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. It is not that simple in the business world. The truth of this is more nuanced.

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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. So we decided to help “Break the Internet” on our sites. You can also support on Twitter , Tumblr , Youtube or in whatever wild creative way you can to get your audience to contact Congress. That’s how we win. Are you in? More info here. General Business

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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. Grow Marketing & Sales customer satisfaction customer success customer surveys marketing online apps online surveys sales sponsored

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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. With net neutrality repealed, the internet becomes the rightmost image. Entrepreneurs are naive if they feel net neutrality does not affect them. Without net neutrality, the open internet is no longer a wide-open field.

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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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Small Business and Startups: Net Neutrality, Part Deux

crowdSPRING Blog

I meant to say, that five years later nothing has changed, the status quo remains, no long-term protections have been put in place, our politicians continue to lock the net-neutrality-grid, huge corporations continue to fight for their own interests and against those of the average, everyday consumer of digital goodness. 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. Related posts: Small business and startup issues: net neutrality and H.R. FCC innovation net neutrality regulation small biz small business smallbiz start-up startup startups title ii What a difference two weeks makes!

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Widening the Net – Expand Your Digital Presence as an SME

The Startup Magazine

The post Widening the Net – Expand Your Digital Presence as an SME appeared first on The Startup Magazine. With the rapid increase in online searches and internet shopping in the last few years, having a strong online presence and utilising a range of lead generation services is no longer optional for SMEs. In most cases, a business’s digital presence is closely linked to how well it performs overall.

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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. Editor’s note: Berni Jubb was an Inc.500 entrepreneur, after years as a senior marketing manager of a large computer company. He regained his senses, and now runs a small resort and restaurant in Costa Rica. By Berni Jubb. My First Startup….

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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. 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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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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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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[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? Our friends at RetailMeNot.com ranked the top ten hot technology startups, including Facebook and Twitter, in order of estimated value and come up with an infographic to show us how much: Infographic by RetailMeNot.com.

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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. 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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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. Net Income is driven by two important variables: Unit Margins (how much you make on each X you sell or Y service you provide). Margin times Volume gives you the golden metric Net Income ! Wong is suggesting, rightly so, that that strategic objective is Net Income.

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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. The Net Neutrality FCC rules were designed to prevent large Internet Service Providers, such as Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and others from controlling web content and determining levels of service and from discriminating in any way against content, applications, or services.

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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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NPS Survey Tips: How To Turn Passive Customers Into Promoters

YFS Magazine

Grow Marketing & Sales customer satisfaction marketing net promoter score online surveysIf asked, could you identify your biggest fans and most enthusiastic brand evangelists? Running an NPS survey will help you do just that and more.

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 ScoreNot so long ago, every business assumed that the keys to success were the highest quality product, the best value for the buck, and the best customer service. Now all we hear about is providing the best “customer experience.”

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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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.” If you are perplexed by Net Neutrality and are having trouble parsing the discussion, just watch this. Politics incumbents internet john oliver net neutrality

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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. While there will always be an element of risk associated with investing and working with foreign currencies, there are several steps you can take to mitigate the amount you have on the line: 1. Convert as You Go.

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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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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. If you are a VC and are interested in signing on before we file this formally with the FCC, please send me or nick [at] usv [dot] com an email.

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.

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. Now, inspired by our friend Christoph Janz at Point Nine Capital who created a KPI dashboard for early-stage SaaS , we have put together a KPI template for marketplaces.

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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.

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