State of the Digital Music Industry 2014: An Insider’s View

VC Cafe

Vickie Nauman, North America President of 7Digital and a keynote speaker at the upcoming MATI conference ( ), believes music licensing and royalties need to adapt to the digital era. Music is everyone’s favorite example of digital disruption done wrong.

The State of Business To Business (B2B) Content Marketing In North America

crowdSPRING Blog

MarketingProfs and the Content Marketing Institute recently released a report on 2013 Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends for North America.

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Trending Sources

Meet the New 'Airbnb for Dogs' (and Cats, and Ferrets, and Chickens)

Inc Startups

DogVacay is doing away with the need for kennels by matching pet owners with tens of thousands of sitters across North America

The Last Solar Eclipse to Touch the U.S. Was 38 Years Ago -- This Was The Timeless Reaction

Inc Startups

The last time an eclipse touched North America was in 1979. The reaction was as priceless and inspirational then as it will be this time.

car2go Offering Mercedes-Benz Vehicles in Austin


car2go, the largest flexible one-way carsharing service in North America, announced this week plans to offer Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Austin and other cities. The company, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corp, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, announced that the majority of its 5,500 car fleet in North America will be comprised […] The post car2go Offering Mercedes-Benz Vehicles in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills.

The Real Deal: Steve Mann on Neuro-Digital Marketing and the Quest for Joy

deal architect

This time it is Steve Mann, former CMO of LexisNexis North America and who now leads AbleBrains LLC, a digital marketing consultancy. This continues a series of columns from practitioners I respect. The category "Real Deal" describes them well.

RideScout and GlobeSherpa Rebrand as moovel


based GlobeSherpa are merging under one brand: moovel North America. From now on, the company will be known as moovel North America. By HOJUN CHOI Reporter with Silicon Hills News Austin-based RideScout and Portland Ore.-based Under the rebranding, Joseph Kopser, co-founder of RideScout, will be taking on the position of president of moovel Group GmbH, a […] The post RideScout and GlobeSherpa Rebrand as moovel appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

moovel Moves Austin Team to Portland Headquarters


In April, Austin-based RideScout and Portland-based GlobeSherpa merged and re-branded to form moovel North America, a subsidiary of Daimler. And on Wednesday, moovel announced plans to consolidate its operations and house everyone at its Portland, Oregon headquarters.

Part 2 of Interview with Stephan Sieber of Unit4

deal architect

The Unit4 brand is much stronger in Europe than in North America. In fairness, North America is already around 15%. This continues our interview with the new CEO of Unit4. Part 1 ran yesterday. What's your vision for changing that? Industry Commentary

The Virtues of Team Leadership

Duct Tape Marketing

My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Howard Behar, former President of Starbucks Coffee Company North America and Starbucks Coffee International. The Virtues of Team Leadership written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

If You Can’t Find An Angel Investor, Look Again, Here

Startup Professionals Musings

The ACA is the angel industry alliance, which now includes a directory to more than 240 angel groups and 13,000 individual angels across North America.

Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

The reach is very broad, however, with 30 branches worldwide covering over 80 countries in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia, and over 500,000 members worldwide, perhaps the largest Angel investment community in the world.

Hitting the ground: What it takes to launch Uber, Hailo and Citymapper in a new city

The Next Web

Beyond North America, Uber has only just got started. For most tech companies, expansion is all about country-by-county localization. When your service requires a city-by-city approach, the operation can be far bigger and more complicated.

There’s a perfect storm brewing for SaaS startups in Asia

The Next Web

For starters, with around 60 percent of the total global market volume in 2012, North America is still the largest and most mature economy for SaaS services. Pieter Walraven is the co-founder of Pie, a Singapore-based SaaS startup.

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Get Ready to Pay More for Business Travel Next Year

Inc Startups

American Express predicts North America is going to see the biggest hikes in airfares and hotel prices

Messaging is the story of the 2010s

The Equity Kicker

Snapchat has 30m active users , Line and Wechat are starting to build their presence in North America, and everywhere I go now somebody asks me to join a Telegram group. Everyone this morning is talking about the WhatsApp user data released yesterday, as per the chart above.

A first-time founder’s guide to term sheets: What’s a convertible loan?

The Next Web

In North America, seed funds now represent 67 percent of all VC funds, up from 33 percent in 2008. Andrej Kiska is an Associate at Credo Ventures. In the past five years, seed-stage investing has experienced a boom.

Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

The reach is very broad, however, with 30 branches worldwide covering over 80 countries in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia, and over 200,000 members worldwide.

Should We Take Harvard MBAs Seriously as Startup Founders? [New Data]

View from Seed

As for location, most are in North America, and not surprisingly, they are disproportionately located in Boston and New York (39%). But 22% of the startups founded by HBS alums are outside North America, with some ending up very dominant in their home markets.

Jones Lang LaSalle Reveals the Most Expensive Streets for Office Space in North America

EIN News

Sand Hill Road houses many of the venture capitalists that provide start-ups with funding to grow. top 40 office markets across both the United States and Canada. This data is for Q2

Four predictions for 2015

Version One Ventures

We’ve seen Bitcoin adoption by major retailers like and Dell, but there’s still too much volatility and regulatory uncertainty for Bitcoin to be used as a mainstream currency in North America anytime soon. We shouldn’t look for much traction with the current use case (payments in North America), as most consumers in North America don’t view the current payment system as broken and in need of a fix.

What is Content Strategy, Anyway?

Rembrandt Communications

3 Tips to Make Your Business Words Boost Sales According to the Content Marketing Institute’s “BtoB Content Marketing 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America,” “70% of B2B marketers are creating more content than they did one year ago.”

An Entrepreneur’s Journey to Success

Duct Tape Marketing

ONTRAPORT was named one of Forbes’ Most Promising Companies in America in 2013 and was ranked #102 on the Inc500 (and #10 in software) as one of the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in America.

Six Simple Ways To Digitally Declutter Your Small Business


by Brad Harding, Technical Support Supervisor for North America for Crucial. Brad Harding is the Technical Support Supervisor for North America. Any small business owner can tell you that if you’re not careful, it’s easy for clutter to pile up in the office.

Why Your Business Must Focus on Google Local Listings

Duct Tape Marketing

My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Mike Blumenthal, one of the North America’s leading Google local search experts and creator of the Understanding Google Places and Local Search blog.

7 Ways To Prepare For A Growing Global Opportunity

Startup Professionals Musings

Anticipate greater growth outside of North America. New entrepreneurs who want to survive, and optimize the growth of their startups, need to think globally, and act locally, from day one.

When Krave Jerky Showed up in Class with a $435,000 Check

Steve Blank

Hershey plans to operate Krave as a standalone business within its Hershey North America division. I remind my students that I’m teaching them a methodology they can use the rest of their careers, not running an incubator.

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10 Ways To Promote Globalization In The Workplace


There are many other types of social media channels beyond the typical ones used in North America, like Facebook and Twitter. Globalization in the workplace is about more than just sharing different cultures.

7 Initiatives To Streamline and Focus Your Company

Startup Professionals Musings

They bring over 25 years of experience in alignment strategy deployment for large and small organizations across Europe and North America.

RetailMeNot Names Tarleton as its New Chief Marketing Officer


RetailMeNot Tuesday named Marissa Tarleton as its new chief marketing officer for North America. Tarleton will be in charge of “all consumer brand advertising, customer acquisition and retention, search engine marketing, public relations, internal communications, business-to-business marketing, and customer relationship management,” according to a news release.

Would-Be Competitor to Uber Waves the White Flag

Inc Startups

Hailo, an app-driven taxi service, has decided not to operate in North America

Recharging the Batteries


Here in North America especially, there seems to be a stigma to not working. My man Harley from Shopify perfectly summed up how I was feeling yesterday: completely pumped to be getting back to work. I’m not sure I have any revolutionary new insights to share in this post.

How It's Made: Tesla Model S

Inc Startups

Take a look at the life of the vehicles, as they travel through the factory on conveyor belts, transforming from giant aluminum spirals to the top-selling plug-in electric car in North America Watch as a 20,000 pound metal coil rides a conveyor belt through a factory to become a car.

2012 Valuation Survey of Angel Groups


This summer I conducted our third annual survey of the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies recently funded by angel groups in North America. Access to our 2010 and 2011 surveys can be found at 2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Investor Groups. North Dakota (6 groups). million, clearly at the low end of the range for North America. million, somewhat lower than the median for all North American deals.

The Best Places to Live and Work

Inc Startups

Vancouver ranked fifth, making it the highest-ranking city in North America. A new survey aimed at informing employers about how to compensate workers on international assignments findsVienna to be the top city in the world.

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Denver Startup Week

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

But the leader of the pack is Denver Startup Week , the biggest event of its kind in North America. I’m partnering with Chase Ink and attending Denver Startup Week on their behalf.

Car2go’s Parent Company, Moovel, Acquires Austin-based RideScout


“Today, just three years after the company was founded, I am proud to announce that RideScout has been acquired by car2go North America, a Daimler […] The post Car2go’s Parent Company, Moovel, Acquires Austin-based RideScout appeared first on SiliconHills. RideScout, an Austin-based startup that lets people find the best transportation options, just got acquired by Moovel, the parent company of Car2go. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Niche 2 Win, Baby.

500 Hats

Now, it’s actually quite easy to focus on a much more narrow demographic, research & discover their common problems, and build products & solutions that focus more specifically on these customers, rather than the broad market segment of all english-speaking women in north america.

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Jeff Melanson, Others Highlight What Arts Can Do For Young Entrepreneurs


As enrollment in humanities programs across North America continues to decline , it’s important to remember that, yes, success as an entrepreneur depends on qualities like hard work, organization, leadership and a willingness to take risk.

The Secret To Content Marketing Success: Storytelling

crowdSPRING Blog

The State of Business To Business (B2B) Content Marketing In North America. Marketing is storytelling. Stories help shape beliefs and also help people remember the things you want them to remember. Authentic and compelling stories help build a brand.