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Technology In Istanbul

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

There is something about the uptake of technology in Turkey that is somewhat unique. So Turkey is a place where technology, particularly mobile, has taken off. Blogging On The Road mobile VC & TechnologyThe Gotham Gal and I are winding up a four day weekend in Istanbul.

Biggest Technology Change In The Next Five Years

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

One of them was “What will be the biggest technology change over the next five years?” VC & TechnologyThe Upfront Summit is happening here in LA over the next two days. The folks at Upfront asked a number of well known VCs (me included) a bunch of questions.

Hillary Clinton’s Initiative on Technology & Innovation

Feld Thoughts

Yesterday Hillary Clinton announced her Initiative on Technology & Innovation at Galvanize in Denver. I pondered what Trump’s equivalent would be and decided it is likely to be a tweet that says “Technology loves me.” If this topic is interesting to you, it’s worth spending ten minutes and reading the full text of the Hillary Clinton Initiative on Technology & Innovation. Invest in Science and Technology R&D and Make Tech Transfer Easier.

Great Entrepreneurs Sell Solutions, Not Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I love technology, I always cringe when an entrepreneur starts his investor pitch to me by touting his new technology. They have forgotten that new technologies are perceived by most customers as causing more pain than the problems they eliminate.

Startups Need To Build Solutions, Not Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Technical entrepreneurs love their technology, and often are driven to launch a startup on the assumption that everyone will buy any solution which highlights this technology. Customers buy solutions, not technology. New technology does not necessarily make better solutions.

Hiring Efficiency Through Technology

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

In every aspect of our lives, new technologies being presented to us on a daily basis. Workfast On Demand work platform uses technology to connect employers with workers instantly and efficiently.

Accelerating Technology Change and Continuous Learning

Feld Thoughts

At dinner last week, my long time friend Dave Jilk (we just celebrated our 30th friendship anniversary) tossed a hypothesis at me that as people age, they resist adopting new technologies. People working in information technology tend to take a producer perspective. The following is an observation more purely from the perspective of the consumer of information technology. Discrete technology advances are giving way to continuous technology advances.

Five Business Technology Trends for 2017

Up and Running

If one of your rituals for the new year is looking forward, here are five business technology trends you should consider as you make your adjustments. Managing a Business News business trends news small business technology trends trends

Don’t Sell Technology, Sell Magic

Instigator Blog

Tech startups aren’t in the technology business. Most customers don’t understand the technology that exists behind the products they use. Sell magic, not technology. Customer Development customer development design product design selling technology

Bridge Technologies

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

When the tech landscape changes; from web browsers to mobile browswers, from flash to HTML5, from laptops to tablets, from typing on keyboards to typing on screens, from local storage to cloud storage, there are always companies that are started to solve the pain points that crop up from that technology change. I call these "bridge technologies" because they bridge from one technology to another. Venture Capital and Technology

2016’s Small Business Technology Trends

Up and Running

Continuous innovation around cloud-based software solutions and increased competition for market share have made sophisticated technological tools available and affordable to smaller businesses. When integrated into your app, this technology can be your business’s customer service.

High Technology Tell All Books

Feld Thoughts

The post High Technology Tell All Books appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books facebook high tech hubspot Technology tell all twitterTell All Books are nothing new and some of the most explosive ones of all time have already come from California (in and around Hollywood). Suddenly, tell alls are focusing on high tech companies instead of movie stars.

The Worst of Times For Technology

Feld Thoughts

You know, those old guys don’t know lucky they had it with all their technology 30 and 40 years ago. The post The Worst of Times For Technology appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Time for a new Foundry Group video.

Making Technology Work For Those Who Aren’t Working

Feld Thoughts

“How do you make technology work for those who are not working? Especially for those who are not working because of technology.” The post Making Technology Work For Those Who Aren’t Working appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Technology mit simon johnson societyIn November, during the week of the presidential election, I was at MIT for the Celebration of 50 Years of Entrepreneurship at MIT.

Relate Your Technology Solution to Customer Values

Startup Professionals Musings

Young entrepreneurs often are so excited by new technology or their latest invention that they forget to translate it into a value proposition that their customers or potential investors can understand. Mashup technology may be your biggest plus, if you position it in this context.

Smart Entrepreneurs Don’t Need Disruptive Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

It may not be as sexy, but starting a new business that builds on an existing technology or business model is usually less risky than introducing that ultimate new disruptive technology. There is always time later for your next startup, using that disruptive technology of your dreams.

Day 2 for enterprise technology?

deal architect

In his annual letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos writes “I’ve been reminding people that it’s Day 1 for a couple of decades.” “Day Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death….To To be. Industry Commentary

Technological Revolutions And Financial Capital

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Back in 2003, when Brad and I were starting USV, we were struggling to make sense of the bubble and its aftermath, what it meant for technology and what it meant for venture capital. Venture Capital and Technology

5 Restaurant Technologies to Have Before Your Grand Opening

Up and Running

But aside from all the necessary talk about tables, kitchen equipment, food suppliers, menus, employees, and everything else that goes on behind the scenes of your restaurant, there’s one aspect of modern operations that your business cannot afford to ignore: restaurant technology.

How To Embrace Disruptive Technologies And Succeed

Startup Professionals Musings

All too often as a startup investor, I hear the term “disruptive technology” from an entrepreneur, played like a trump card that should override any other potential business qualms. In fact, most investors avoid disruptive technologies as extremely risky, with long waits for a payback.

6 Marketing 101 Tips For Technology Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

You can have the best technology, but if customers don’t know you exist, or they don’t know how your technology solves a real problem for them, your startup will fail. Yet I see many technology entrepreneurs that focus on the basics of marketing too little and too late.

Putting technology at the core

Chris Dixon

Most businesses today believe that technology can dramatically improve the way they operate. But they embrace technology with varying levels of enthusiasm. For them, having a technology department would be like having a business department – redundant and strange.

Great Startups Are Where Soul and Technology Meet

Startup Professionals Musings

Some entrepreneurs forget that they can’t use people the same way they use technology to build a startup. Inventors, for example, are skilled in manipulating technology, but may have little interest or experience engaging people to make an effective team.

Information Technology Predictions For 2016 And Beyond

YFS Magazine

Grow Operations big data Cloud Computing cloud technology data security information technology IT technologyThese are just a few of the predictions that will likely happen in 2016. Consider it a snapshot of the IT community.

Top 25 Technology Blogs In 2016 You Need To Follow

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It’s the time when technological science is growing. JEREMIAH OWYANG Jeremiah Owyang is a social media industry analyst, speaker, and a leading voice at the intersection of technology and business. in Instructional Systems Technology.

Story Telling in Technology World

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I heard a fascinating talk yesterday by Louis Richardson of IBM. He is part of their Watson cognitive computing group. Three things stood out a) His title – Chief Storyteller. Yes, seriously b) Almost zero content about Watson or IBM. Industry Commentary

Dell Technologies Backs Girls Who Code

SiliconHills

Dell Technologies has partnered with Girls Who Code to support after school computer science programs for about 15,000 girls in under-served communities across the U.S. It also appointed five women technology leaders as program ambassadors to serve as mentors to the girls in […] The post Dell Technologies Backs Girls Who Code appeared first on SiliconHills.

Startup Shootaround: Making Sense of Voice Technology

View from Seed

Below is a lightly edited transcript of our latest shootaround on voice technology. Apple, et al, are basically training humans to be comfortable speaking to technology. The third factor here is that the technology barrier is coming down.

Great Startups Are Where Soul and Technology Meet

Gust

Some entrepreneurs forget that they can’t use people the same way they use technology to build a startup. Inventors, for example, are skilled in manipulating technology, but may have little interest or experience engaging people to make an effective team.

Top 20 San Antonio Technology Stories in 2016

SiliconHills

San Antonio had a roller coaster year in tech in 2016 with the sale of one of its largest technology companies, Rackspace, to Apollo Global for $4.3

Startups Must Tout Market Needs Before Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I love technology, I always cringe when an entrepreneur starts his pitch by touting his new technology. He has forgotten that new technologies are perceived by most customers as causing more pain than the problems they hope to eliminate.

6 Disruptive Technologies to Watch in 2017

Inc Startups

Top 6 disruptive technologies you don't want to miss in 2017

Capital Factory and moovel Launch a Transportation Technology Accelerator

SiliconHills

So Austin seems like the perfect place for Capital Factory to team up with moovel North America, a division of Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz, to launch MobilityX, a transportation technology accelerator. MobilityX will be part of Capital Factory, a startup accelerator and coworking […] The post Capital Factory and moovel Launch a Transportation Technology Accelerator appeared first on SiliconHills. It’s no secret that Austin has traffic and congestion problems.

10 Breakthrough Technologies That Are About to Change the World

Inc Startups

The future is coming faster than you think. You need to prepare. Innovate

How technology productivity kills jobs

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Technology is all about productivity. Companies have spent billions of dollars on technology to gain productivity improvements, and it has worked. And, the new jobs that are created by technology may not be a good match for displaced workers.

Rally Software Acquired By CA Technologies for $480 Million

Feld Thoughts

Congrats to my friends at Rally Software on the announcement that they’ve signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by CA Technologies for $480 million. Rally started out life as F4 Technologies. The post Rally Software Acquired By CA Technologies for $480 Million appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Part of the fun of having a blog for a long time is that it captures some of the history – in the moment – of what’s going on.

5 Signs Your Business Technology Needs An Upgrade

YFS Magazine

Great technology can help you fill the gaps and accomplish more with less people. Grow Technology business technology technology technology tipsBetter tech isn’t a waste of money – it will help you keep your edge.

How Technology Can Help Your Business Get Funded

Up and Running

However, there are plenty of new technologies, apps, and websites that aim to help business owners build connections, find investors, and grow their brands—and it just takes perseverance and the ability to tell a story and choose the right platform for your product or service.

NY Enterprise Technology Meetup

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Next tuesday evening, I am giving at talk at the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup. enterprise Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechI will talk about networks in the enteprise. I plan to use USV investments like WorkMarket and Pollenware to discuss how entrepreneurs can use networks to build powerful enterprise oriented businesses.

Where Is Your Technology In The Gartner Hype Cycle?

Startup Professionals Musings

back in 1995 meant to apply to technology product evolution and acceptance. As I was reading about it a while back, it occurred to me that the concept relates directly to how investors see startup opportunities and potential success as well, at least those with technology in their offerings.