Book: Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

Feld Thoughts

In 1998, when I started ending up with lots of shares in public Internet companies, I came up with a formulaic approach for any public equities that are distributed to me (either from our funds or other VC funds). I sold whatever remaining public company shares I still had post Internet bubble and took an entirely different approach to the public markets. But, once again, after reading Flash Boys, the cliche “Wall Street Always Wins” rings true in my brain.

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2011 Consumer Internet Predictions

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Before I try gazing into my crystal ball to see what 2011 will bring for the consumer internet industry, let me first see how I did on last years predictions: 1. The breakout categories of 2010 are Local Deals (Groupon, Living Social* etc), and Flash Sales (Gilt, RueLaLa, HauteLook, Ideeli etc), and both are squarely aimed at helping consumers save money. The Flash Sales sites and Local Deals sites both make shopping fun by offering deep discounts.

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Flash is the New Client-Side Java

Andrew Payne

Instead, the original vision has quietly been realized by Adobe Flash. Site operators (notably, Youtube in 2005) discovered Flash was the best way to get in-browser video. The growth of Internet video cemented Flash’s position as a ubiquitous browser-plug in. Most of my developer friends reject Flash as “ an animation system, with a crappy scripting language “ They were probably right 3-4 years ago, but not any more.

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Are You Ready for the Post-Flash World?

Altgate

Flash for mobile is dead. Can Flash for desktops be far behind? That is the big question facing hundreds of thousands of websites after Adobe, maker of the most popular technology for web video and other interactive multimedia features, said earlier this month it would no longer support Flash on mobile browsers, ceding to the newer, feature-rich HTML5 technology that works – and performs better – on most mobile devices. Repost from [link].

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Why More And More Internet Companies Are Failing And How To Prevent This

YoungUpstarts

A lot of Internet businesses fail without even having a chance to grow. In the past, a lot of Internet businesses failed because they lacked a serious business plan. People forget that an Internet business is like any other – it needs a plan and successful methods of making money. Here are five reasons why more and more internet companies are failing, and more importantly, how this can be prevented. A lot of Internet sites offer a great product.

Israeli startup Wix Raises $40 Million, Wants to Become a Large Company in Israel

VC Cafe

We rarely hear of such a large round amongst Internet startups in Israel, which is why Wix’s founding round is particularly interesting. Wix , the Israel-based flash website platform, has announced a D round of $40 million. In an article we published on VC Cafe in October 2007, “ Goodbye HTML, Hello Flash “, the company’s main product was simple flash sites that required no programming skills.

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How a 9-Year-Old Boy Became the Latest Internet Meme

ReadWriteStart

He thought about a way to market the arcade and put together a flash mob meet-up at the auto parts store, along with a short 10-minute documentary video. The rest is thanks to the Internet and a lot of people. If you're looking for a warm, heart-rending story for today, look no further than how Caine Monroy became the latest YouTube viral sensation, with more than 2.4 million views and counting since it was posted last week.

8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing Great post - 8 Ways The Internet Changed Software Marketing - is an interesting take on how different it is these days to market software. Mobile Internet Apple Facebook ► 2009 (32) ► December (3) Startup Software Developers Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Be.

Transcript of Why All Business Owners Should Become Authors

Duct Tape Marketing

My guest today is Dan Janal , he is a publicity and marketing expert and an author of about a dozen books, including the one we’re going to talk about today, Write Your Book In a Flash. ” And that’s why I decided to write my new book, which is called Write Your Book In a Flash. I wrote my first, I don’t think I wrote my first book until 2006, so you wrote yours about 10 years before that maybe, on a topic that was just getting started, internet marketing.

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NUTANIX POWERING THE FUTURE OF COMPUTING, STORAGE & DATACENTERS

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Pre-Internet: The Birth of Network storage. The Internet Era. With limited processing power (requests/sec), SANs struggle when faced with flash, the solid-state drive revolution that is on the horizon. A single flash drive worth $3K, with its vulgarly high IOs/sec, will exhaust the processing power of an entire SAN that is worth $500K. The days of a technology from the pre-Internet era are numbered. flash predictions Storage Uncategorized

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Special: The 56 Israeli Companies Exhibiting in Mobile World Congress 2011

VC Cafe

Aerotel Medical Systems is a world leading manufacturer of modular, home and mobile telecare and telemedicine solutions designed to transfer essential data over the telephone, mobile phone and the Internet. Flash Networks. Flash Networks’ HarmonyTM Web & Media Optimization and Traffic Management provide operators with comprehensive, end-to-end, policy-based solutions that successfully manage traffic growth, while enhancing user experience even during the busy-hour period.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Data Storage Trends

The Startup Magazine

More Flash. Everyone seems to predict more flash, so what’s new? This will drive the use of flash and memory as the primary storage medium since you cannot process edge resolutions fast enough otherwise. This simply means that they must be in a position to work well at a projected scale with technologies such as flash and parallel file systems. Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation are composed to change the world.

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How To Pull Customers To Your Website With Real Value

Startup Professionals Musings

A more effective approach in today’s Internet and interactive culture is to use “pull” technology to bring customers and clients to your story. Skip the Flash videos. If you’re going to err, use them too much rather than too little, except for a Flash front-end and popups.

Company Lifecycle And Culture Change Too Fast Today

Startup Professionals Musings

Big company powerhouses, like IBM and Xerox, took fifty years to make the cycle, but new companies today, in the age of the Internet, often make the cycle in five to ten years, or even less. As companies grow in today’s high-speed Internet environment, with constant pivots and new products, they won’t even see the lifecycle phases flashing by, and in fact may be experiencing all of them concurrently. entrepreneur culture startup internet lifecycle Kai Hammerich Richard D.

Oracle & The Cloud: A Match Made in Heaven

The Startup Magazine

Over time, hardware manufacturers have produced storage devices of all kinds from floppy disks to flash disks and memory cards. Cloud computing or rather the cloud can be described as the process of using a network of remote servers that are internet-based to process, manage and store data. The host ensures that the cloud’s services are efficiently delivered to the customer through the internet.

7 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Small Business Website

crowdSPRING Blog

Your Website Still Uses Flash. Once upon a digital time, Flash technology revolutionized web design by allowing designers to incorporate animated content into their designs. Since then, the development of HTML5 has made Flash obsolete. But, it’s not only that there’s a cool new kid in town – Flash actually works against your site in two important ways. First off, marketers take heed – Flash is bad for your SEO.

7 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Small Business Website

crowdSPRING Blog

Your Website Still Uses Flash. Once upon a digital time, Flash technology revolutionized web design by allowing designers to incorporate animated content into their designs. Since then, the development of HTML5 has made Flash obsolete. But, it’s not only that there’s a cool new kid in town – Flash actually works against your site in two important ways. First off, marketers take heed – Flash is bad for your SEO.

How To Make New Venture Innovation Thinking Look Easy

Startup Professionals Musings

Today entrepreneurs are already implementing the Internet of Things (IoT), where every device can be connected to the Internet, to provide insight and feedback to your company. Finally, even with the right mindset and digital tools, creative ideas for entrepreneurs still don’t usually occur spontaneously, or come in a flash of inspiration.

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How To Change Your Customer Message From Push To Pull

Startup Professionals Musings

A more effective approach in today’s Internet and interactive culture is to use “pull” technology to bring customers and clients to your story. Skip the flash (and Flash). If you’re going to err, use them too much rather than too little, except for a Flash front-end and popups. Traditional marketing says you have to “push” your message out to customers, over and over again, to get you remembered.

11 Ways To Start Pulling Customers To Your Solution

Startup Professionals Musings

A more effective approach in today’s Internet and interactive culture is to use “pull” technology to bring customers and clients to your story. Skip the flash (and Flash). If you’re going to err, use them too much rather than too little, except for a Flash front-end and popups. Traditional marketing says you have to “push” your message out to customers, over and over again, to get you remembered.

The end of manuals

Start Up Blog

Which is why anyone who have ever owned a VCR can remember the time flashing at 12am for most of its shelf life. entrepreneurship business entrepreneurs internet startups technology UI usability UX webUp until very recently – maybe 10 years ago – the people who made the stuff we use, didn’t really care if we could use it. People who made stuff didn’t care, because they didn’t have to. Our options were limited.

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Welcome To The New Internet: Simple Design, Short Names, No Ads

www.buzzfeed.com

Welcome To The New Internet: Simple Design, Short Names, No Ads. A flood of minimalist sites and services hints at a stripped down future for the internet. Welcome To The New Internet: Simple Design. So this is one, if not the, vision for the future of the internet, and a lot of people are dedicated to making it catch on. Welcome To The New Internet: Simple Design, Short Names, No Ads. 17,980 Views · Tagged: , design , internet. BuzzFeed. Geeky.

‘Pull’ Customers to Website, Don’t ‘Push’ Messages

Startup Professionals Musings

A more effective approach in today’s Internet and interactive culture is to use “pull” technology to bring customers and clients to your story. Skip the flash (and Flash). If you’re going to err, use them too much rather than too little, except for a Flash front-end and popups. Traditional marketing says you have to “push” your message out to customers, over and over again, to get you remembered.

Transitioning To a Mobile Centric World

abovethecrowd.com

DirecTV has supported this feature for some time, initially on the Internet via the browser and more recently via their smartphone application. For each and every Internet company out there, mobile is rising as a percentage of all user visits. The browser-based Internet launched many new companies, several of which have achieved market capitalizations in the billions. Likewise Priceline and Expedia rule travel, not some travel company that exited pre-Internet.

How The Blockchain Can Unshackle Us

thebarefootvc

In the 1970’s it was the personal computer; in the mid-1990’s, the commercial Internet. The Internet of Things (IoT) cannot happen without these peer-to-peer connections that can offload transactions from a single central pipe. In the Internet of Things, a refrigerator can be a node. Bitcoin Blockchain Emerging Markets Fintech Internet of Things Machine Learning Mobile Social impact Technology blockchain data economics globalization machine learning mobile social impact

7 High-Octane Strategies to Boost Site Speed and Leave Competitors in the Dust!

Duct Tape Marketing

Did you know 80% of the page loading time is consumed in calling different page elements like images, scripts, Flash, etc? Avoid using Flash whenever possible. #4. Internet Marketing Web design Web site traffic Mahak Dhiman7 High-Octane Strategies to Boost Site Speed and Leave Competitors in the Dust! written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. They teach fighter pilots “speed is life.”

Challenge of Predicting Winners

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Sunday, February 25, 2007 Challenge of Predicting Winners I just read a bit on the payout to YouTube from the Google Acquisition ( Internet News , CNN ). Mobile Internet Apple Facebook ► 2009 (32) ► December (3) Startup Software Developers Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Be.

6 Signs Your Law Firm Needs A New Website

YoungUpstarts

Since many people use their smartphones to access the internet, it is important that your website is optimized to work well on handheld devices. Your Website Relies on Flash Too Heavily. Actually, your law firm website should not rely on Flash at all, as it is an obsolete technology that most web browsers and operating systems have gleefully abandoned. One of the reasons is that Flash is notoriously unsecure, which leaves any website that uses it vulnerable to hackers.

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How To Establish a Business’s Computer Network

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Without a proper server, your company’s data is stuck on each independent computer, only able to move around via flash drives and e-mails. Putting a firewall in place is the first line of defense against harmful viruses from the internet.

5 Lifecycle Stages Of A New Venture Test Your Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

Big company powerhouses, like IBM and Xerox, took fifty years to make the cycle, but new companies today, in the age of the Internet, often make the cycle in five to ten years, or even less. As companies grow in today’s high-speed Internet environment, with constant pivots and new products, they won’t even see the lifecycle phases flashing by, and in fact may be experiencing all of them concurrently.

How Smart Entrepreneurs Make Innovation Look Easy

Startup Professionals Musings

Today entrepreneurs are already implementing the Internet of Things (IoT), where every device can be connected to the Internet, to provide insight and feedback to your company. Finally, even with the right mindset and digital tools, creative ideas for entrepreneurs still don’t usually occur spontaneously, or come in a flash of inspiration.

How The Blockchain Can Unshackle Us

thebarefootvc

In the 1970’s it was the personal computer; in the mid-1990’s, the commercial Internet. The Internet of Things (IoT) cannot happen without these peer-to-peer connections that can offload transactions from a single central pipe. In the Internet of Things, a refrigerator can be a node. Uncategorized Bitcoin blockchain data economics globalization Internet of Things machine learning mobile social impact

Stitch Fix: Reinventing Retail Through Personalization

abovethecrowd.com

A new pricing or packaging model does not by itself represent a meaningful core differentiation, and the rising abundance of “subscription” or “flash sales” companies heightened our concern with regard to barriers to entry. ecommerce Internet retailing Uncategorized Venture Capital Web/Tech Ecommerce Retailing Stitch Fix

5 Blunders To Avoid With Your Real Estate Website

YoungUpstarts

Internet users are a very impatient bunch. Here are some tips for increasing the loading time of your pages: Don’t use flash. by Charles Mburugu. Whether you are a property manager, real estate agent or property owner, a website is very crucial tool for marketing your property or business. When designed properly, a real estate website can be useful for lead generation and building client relationships. However, here are 5 blunders to avoid with your site: 1. Poor usability.

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Use Pull Technology for Real Customer Enchantment

Startup Professionals Musings

A more effective approach in today’s Internet and interactive culture is to use “pull” technology to bring customers and clients to your story. Skip the flash (and Flash). If you’re going to err, use them too much rather than too little, except for a Flash front-end and popups. Traditional marketing says you have to “push” your message out to customers, over and over again, to get it remembered.

4 Initiatives To Hone A Business Innovation Mindset

Startup Professionals Musings

Today entrepreneurs are already implementing the Internet of Things (IoT), where every device can be connected to the Internet, to provide insight and feedback to your company. Finally, even with the right mindset and digital tools, creative ideas for entrepreneurs still don’t usually occur spontaneously, or come in a flash of inspiration.

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Top 5 Live Streaming Software Solutions

The Startup Magazine

We can get evidence in the stats that say, “ Videos drive two-thirds of the whole internet traffic and is anticipated to grow to about 82% by 2020”. Multi bit-rate streaming for adapting to viewer’s device and internet bandwidth. HTML5 and Flash video players for seamless playback on an array of devices. Multiple bitrate switching on the go for finest content delivery across all type of internet bandwidth. Supports Flash as well as HTML5 video players.

XYO Network: How Blockchain Is Navigating Location Tracking Into The Future

YoungUpstarts

From flying drones to autonomous vehicles that can navigate a shipment to your door within an hour of clicking “Buy!” — the future of eCommerce is looking pretty flash. Of course, Niantic tried to stop such cheating, devoting months of effort diligently programing an update, only to discover the internet was able to find a work around in less than an hour.

Back In The Filtering Game: Entrepreneur Drawn by The Siren Call Of The Startup

YoungUpstarts

It seemed as though venture capitalists were throwing money at any Internet idea they could find – no business plan required. Our idea was to build a dial-up Internet service to compete with AOL, MindSpring and EarthLink. Our difference was that we included an Internet filter so that parents could control the type of content their kids could access while online. We had no experience in running an Internet filtering software business, but this didn’t concern us.

Best Tips For Working Virtually – Setting Up Your Business To Work From Home

YoungUpstarts

Internet is crucial. Repeat the internet is crucial. A flash drive, cloud storage such as Dropbox, and also Carbonite are good recommendations. by Diana Ennen, President of Virtual Word Publishing and author of “ Virtual Assistant, The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA “ As more and more look to work from home given the present state of things, it’s important to know some ways to implement it.

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Anushil Kumar Explains How Technology Has Expanded the Reach of Digital Sales

The Startup Magazine

Social media use and cookies follow a consumer everywhere they go on the Internet unless they take pains to keep themselves from being tracked. Flash cookies are able to store data outside the browser, meaning that ad information persists through changes of browser. Flash cookies can store up to 100kb of data. They require no plugins, unlike Flash cookies. Recent developments in digital marketing have caused a great deal of change in the industry.

Interview with Motoko Hunt about Search around the World & SES Chicago 2008

Eric Friedman

What are the latest flash in the pan “memes” in International SEM and SEO? Search SEO Technology Internet marketing Search Engine MarketingI recently interviewed Motoko Hunt of AJPR for Search Engine Strategies Chicago where she will be speaking in the Search Around the World: Europe, Asia/Pacific & Latin America panel. Motoko Hunt. What is your background and what do you do for www.ajpr.com ?

Future of TV: The Quick Version

Both Sides of the Table

I’m still planning to write some in depth pieces on the topic but I thought, “given that this is about how video will consume the Internet over the next 5 years, what better way to exemplify this than with a 10-minute video.” For example, YouTube took off rapidly because they timed some changes of Flash perfectly that allowed you to be able to watch video on the Internet with limited hassle. The Internet changes all of that.