Direct Vs. Indirect Distribution

YoungUpstarts

Aside from ditching the storefront, there are some important things to consider when moving your distribution to the internet. While distribution channels have not largely changed over time, the demand of consumers to have fast and convenient delivery has become the norm.

Internet Growth Means Big Changes For How Businesses Connect

YoungUpstarts

By John Curran, President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). When the Internet was first conceived as a better way for computers to communicate with one another, no one could predict the impact it would have on business communications.

Why product now trumps distribution – a framework

The Equity Kicker

Back in 1999 when I got my first job in the venture industry I remember having a debate with my boss about the relative importance of product and distribution for startups. Since then the internet has changed everything and for most industries product is now far more important than distribution. Indeed, the companies who controlled distribution were often the most profitable of all. Distribution must still be mastered.

Distribution Advantage

Rob Go

As a seed fund, we tend to layer in “ capital efficient beginnings ” to the mix given our investing model and belief about the best way to build internet and software businesses. We tend to favor companies that have a “distribution advantage”. So what are some examples of distribution advantages? Legacy Distribution Power : Quite a few successful companies got a nice head start because of legacy traffic.

New Rules for the New Internet Bubble

Steve Blank

We’re now in the second Internet bubble. At the same time, acquisition opportunities will expand as large existing companies, unable to keep up with the pace of innovation in these emerging Internet markets, will “innovate&# by buying startups. Carpe Diem.

The End of ?Internet? Companies ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

The End of “Internet” Companies. Al Gore's 2012 Induction to the Internet Hall of Fame. I believe with unshakable conviction that the internet has been and will continue to be the most distruptive innovative force of of my lifetime.

The Great Retail Reinvention: How the Internet Is Reshaping the Way We Buy Clothing

View from Seed

We are currently seeing the most rapid collapse of retail since the Great Recession, due to the internet changing consumer demand and purchasing patterns. The old brands and distribution channels are dead or dying. Most apparel purchases are now in some way influenced by the internet. The post The Great Retail Reinvention: How the Internet Is Reshaping the Way We Buy Clothing appeared first on NextView Ventures.

Israelis Are Additicted to the Internet

VC Cafe

I sraelis spend more time on the Internet more than almost every other country (apart from Canada), according to the latest eMarketer report on UK Internet Users and Usage.

Ten Internet Rip-offs Any Fool Should Recognize

Startup Professionals Musings

Why are people so gullible to Internet rip-offs? Here is my list of ten easily recognized ways to be victimized on the Internet by ignorance or greed, based on questions and stories I get from neighbors and associates. Tags: scams technology internet opportunity

Episode 7: Changing Plans, Niche Marketing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) | The Bcast

Up and Running

Finally, is the “Internet of Things” the sign of progress, or pushing us toward a grim future? The “Internet of Things” (IoT) – (22:06). Jonathan: Lara while you’re here with us what do you think about the internet of things?

Parallels between Bitcoin and the internet

The Equity Kicker

Reading some of the latest articles this morning I was struck by the parallels between Bitcoin and the internet. Today money is distributed over centralised networks controlled by governments and banks and regulated by governments.

What The iPad Means For Media Distribution In The Future

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Many years ago (almost five years ago in fact) I wrote an article about what the music industry might look like in a digital distributed world. Get your bonus copy of my book "How To Start An Internet Business & Make Your First $1,000 Online" Download Here.

Israelis Are Addicted to the Internet [chart]

VC Cafe

I sraelis spend more time on the Internet more than almost every other country (apart from Canada), according to the latest eMarketer report on UK Internet Users and Usage.

Israelis Are Addicted to the Internet [chart]

VC Cafe

Israelis spend more time on the Internet more than almost every other country (apart from Canada), according to the latest eMarketer report on UK Internet Users and Usage.

Israelis Are Addicted to the Internet [chart]

VC Cafe

I sraelis spend more time on the Internet more than almost every other country (apart from Canada), according to the latest eMarketer report on UK Internet Users and Usage.

The birth of a new Foundry theme – Distribution

VC Adventure

This theme – distribution – involves companies leveraging the inherent scalability of the Internet and it’s key platforms in targeted, but extremely large markets. I thought the history of how we evolved our thinking around distribution – basically the birth of the distribution theme – would be illustrative both around how the group dynamic works in the Foundry partnership as well as how we think about our thematic investing approach.

Choosing Internet Platforms

SoCal CTO

The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? Mentions - Marc Andreessen's - The three kinds of platforms you meet on the Internet A Level 1 platform's apps run elsewhere, and call into the platform via a web services API to draw on data and services -- this is how Flickr does it. The Identity Gang is an effort around the notion of a ‘user-centric’ metasystem ourmedia.org is an open media storage system (acting as a front-end to the Internet Archive.)

What Skills Every New Internet Entrepreneur Needs

ReadWriteStart

I had lunch with one of my favorite Internet entrepreneurs today, Mark Sawyier , the CEO of Off Campus Media. Louis is not the hotbed of VC activity and especially not for Internet firms. Understand your distribution channel, or how you reach your customers.

Internet/Media: 5 things that will define 2011

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Some observations from Bipul Sinha about the internet and media industry in 2011. With over half a billion users and open graph integration, Facebook is the Internet with social graph at its core. This is as much of a game-changer (due to a new distribution model based on the social graph) as going from offline to the Internet was in the 90s. The aggregation of such high-intent traffic is what makes Google a formidable force on the Internet.

Proprietary Distribution Doesn’t Win

Andrew Payne

Newspapers are really in two different businesses that got fused together: content and distribution. The Internet is replacing proprietary distribution (i.e. The content side can’t stand alone because of increasing non-newspaper competition, and (I suspect) value subsidy from their proprietary distribution (e.g. What’s the next business to have a proprietary distribution model blown up by the Internet?

The Rise of the Lean VC – Consumer Internet Gets Its Own Investors

Steve Blank

Consumer Internet investing seems to have split off from traditional Venture Capital, and is creating a new category of VC’s: Lean VC’s. The Rise of the “Lean VC’s” – Consumer Internet Gets Funded. Consumer Internet startup investors are now their own category.

The birth of a new Foundry theme – Distribution

VC Adventure

This theme – distribution – involves companies leveraging the inherent scalability of the Internet and it’s key platforms in targeted, but extremely large markets. I thought the history of how we evolved our thinking around distribution – basically the birth of the distribution theme – would be illustrative both around how the group dynamic works in the Foundry partnership as well as how we think about our thematic investing approach.

How to get distribution advantage on the iPhone

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Thursday, September 18, 2008 How to get distribution advantage on the iPhone I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of iPhone-related companies lately. There are other models, in other distribution channels. On Facebook, viral distribution has proved decisive. So far, I dont see any apps that have much in the way of viral distribution. We're leading the charge in enabling viral distribution for iPhone apps.

The global content playbook & how the internet actually works

Start Up Blog

The desires of the content owners to limit distribution are irrelevant. I’m a big fan of the John Oliver show Last Week Tonight. Which, in an unconnected web world I wouldn’t even know about as it has never been shown in Australia.

Global 101

5 Ways to Use the Internet to Drive People Off the Internet

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Ways to Use the Internet to Drive People Off the Internet This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. One of the greatest uses of the Internet for small local business is as a tool to enhance their greatest offline strength – the ability to engage in person.

Using affiliate marketing and the Internet to boost your company’s revenue

The Next Web

In this Internet age, a company sells products or services via an online store, app, or subscription service. By opening fewer stores you decrease costs in renting real estate, distributing products to your stores, and hiring employees for every location in every area you’re operating in.

Why We Need a Neutral Internet, Exhibit A

Andrew Payne

This inconsistent situation is precisely and exactly why we need a neutral Internet. Ultimately, it hinders innovation: compare the closed, legacy platforms (cable TV, pre-smartphone cell phones) with the enormous economic, quality-of-life, and strategic benefits of the new, open platforms (the Internet, smartphones). Allowing business models for legacy, closed networks onto the Internet is a fundamental policy mistake.

The Golden Age of Internet Marketing?

aweissman.com

The Golden Age of Internet Marketing? psychological methods to sell should be destroyed." - The Minutemen, S**t From An Old Notebook We have enough data now to realize that display advertising on the Internet doesnt work. However, it also feels like we are about to enter a new, maybe a golden, age of Internet advertising and monetization. We have enough data now to realize that display advertising on the Internet doesn't work. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

How not using Internet Explorer put me out of touch and cost me dearly

The Next Web

Like most folks in the developer community, it’s been years since I last used Internet Explorer as my daily browser. Then two days ago, I was testing some changes to the web site in Internet Explorer and decided to try downloading the installer. Distribution of visitors by browser.

Cost 137

a16z Podcast: Software Programs the World

Ben's Blog

So what … artificial intelligence big data bio cloud infrastructure innovation clusters internet of things machine & deep learning open source quantum computing SaaS distributed systems Moore's Law natural language new platforms & new mediums rise of the GPU trends

Internet Etiquette: The Rights & Wrongs of Publicly Criticizing a Friend

Hunter Walker

So that’s very much a sequence of events which suggests not only am I going to write something which could be viewed as critical, I’m going to maximize distribution. Public arena vs private channels can be tricky. I’ve definitely been half-way done writing a blog post, only to delete or turn into an email upon realizing it would be more appropriate to handle offline.

Video Technology Company Giraffic On Track To Hit One Million Users

YoungUpstarts

One of the trends in Internet use today is the creation and consumption of video content. Already, there are over 2 billion daily views in YouTube alone, while online movie service Netflix accounts for over 30-percent of total Internet bandwidth in the United States during peak hours.

Video 174

Webinar: Is FusionHQ The Internet Marketing Tool For You?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Sell information products and distribute them behind protected membership areas with multiple tiers of access (for example, silver, gold and platinum memberships at different prices with different information at each level, and you can easily move people between levels).

China Regains Top Spot As Source Of Malignant Online Traffic: Akamai

YoungUpstarts

Overall, the distribution of attack traffic remains heavily weighted towards the Asia Pacific region, which contributes a significant 68% to total attack traffic with Indonesia and China contributing a combined 55%.

China 161

How to Hide Your Online Activity from Your ISP

The Startup Magazine

It is surprising how much data your Internet service provider (ISP) collects from you. DNS is a graduated naming systems for devices connected to the Internet. Essentially, DNS is the white pages of the Internet. This naming system adds functionality to the Internet.

IP 91

5 IoT Gateway Best Practices

YoungUpstarts

Load balancing can be achieved by using a cluster manager which manages network data distribution. This ensures balanced load distribution and faster network response. Others business automation Internet of Things

You Can’t Spell Hardware without H-A-R-D

K9 Ventures

You would think this is easy in the days of the Internet, but you’ll be surprised that just typing a query into Google doesn’t always yield the results you’re looking for. Distribution: Most startups tend to launch on either Kickstarter or on their own site.

Why Leave A Six Figure Corporate Job For Internet Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Not so much because of the chump change we made (my distribution partner and I), but more so because of the invaluable lessons learned in the process. But long story short, I have ended up consulting several individuals, and more recently even small businesses on various internet entrepreneurship matters. All he needs is his laptop and internet connection. This is particularly true for an internet based business model, which is great for those who are more risk averse.

Surprising Surge In Attack Traffic From Indonesia This Year: Akamai

YoungUpstarts

Akamai just released its State Of The Internet report for the first quarter of this year, and Indonesia has gotten itself into the report for mostly the wrong reasons. Internet Speeds and Mobile Connectivity.

41% Of Attack Traffic Originates From China – Akamai

YoungUpstarts

Akamai maintains a distributed set of unadvertised agents deployed across the Internet that log connection attempts, which the company classifies as attack traffic. In the News Akamai Technologies Asia Asia Pacific DDoS Internet report State of the Internet traffic

China 170

Overclocking Content: How To Get More From What You Already Create

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Consider Multi-Formats For Mass Distribution and Engagement. Distribution: Ensuring your content reaches as many of the right people as it can. Note the very key difference between consumption and distribution. There’s no point having great distribution if no one engages with your content. Having consumption but no distribution means you’re saying some great stuff, but only a small audience is aware of it.

Audio 62

The Best Stuff on the Internet This Year

Rob Go

We all read tons of stuff on the internet to give us a better perspective on the world we traverse. It’s a great analysis of where we are and where we are headed from the standpoint of foundational technology innovation on the internet. The focus should be on the secrets that matter: the big secrets that are true… Probably the biggest secret—bigger than monopoly/competition, power law, or distribution—is that there are many important secrets left.

How to Build the Next Huge Mobile App

Lightspeed Venture Partners

The advent and growth of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and, now, Pinterest has heralded a new era in the Internet where people are connected to one another to share, discover, curate, and collaborate. discovery distribution location mobile