[Malaysia] Chalkboard Launches Location-Based Widget For HTC Devices


Location-based mobile advertising network Chalkboard has announced an exclusive strategic partnership with device maker HTC in Malaysia, and launched a Chalkboard widget for HTC users in that country. The free, easy-to-use widget provides real-time updates and promotions from Chalkboard ’s over 4,000 business customers to users of HTC ‘s Android devices. “ You can find more information on the Chalkboard widget here.

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Why you should stop selling widgets and start selling wisdom

The Next Web

I like to think of that as the difference between selling widgets versus selling wisdom. The difference between widgets and wisdom In one sentence, selling widgets is basically selling things, and selling wisdom, is selling actionable… This story continues at The Next Web. Entrepreneur Insider marketing sales value widget


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Welcome to the Widget Wars

Eric Friedman

My conclusion is that we are entering into a new phase of the war for the killer app which will be known as the Widget Wars. What is a widget? Yahoo has one definition of a widget (specific to their product of course). WordPress.com has another widget definition. Should we use the Internet.com definition of widget ? The Opera Browser has widgets. Google also has widget advertising called Gadget Ads. Apple of course has widgets.

Startup Visa Twitter Widget

Feld Thoughts

If you support the Startup Visa and have a blog or a website, put the Startup Visa Twitter Widget up on your site. And – on March 2nd at 12 noon Pacific / 3 pm Eastern – we are going to do a Tweet Hall for the Startup Visa. All you need to do is tweet @2gov supporting #startupvisa exactly at Noon Pacific on Tuesday March 2nd. We’ll collect your Tweets and deliver them during our visit to the White House on March 4th.

Watch the widget trends

Eric Friedman

In my recent article about being bullish on widgets I was asked a lot about supporting data. Read Write Web has a great article about watching widget stats for US politics. I will try to dig up further info on widget trends and stats and other areas that can be benchmarked from installs, users, and daily usage. The article was primarily my own thoughts, but nonetheless people always want more stats.

Amazon Video Widgets

Eric Friedman

Amazon quietly released video widgets this week… * Earn money when viewers follow links to Amazon and purchase products. I have been brainstorming my thoughts on widgets lately and will be publishing a longer article soon…this move makes me continue to think that this is just the beginning of what is to come in the world of widgets and widget advertising.

How to set up Google Analytics widgets and heatmaps to track email conversions

The Next Web

Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on AccelBlog. Many of you have probably heard of Google Analytics already. It tracks the basic website activities of your blog/website, such as unique traffic, traffic channels, visitor demographics, and more. Sure, this is great information to get an overall understanding of our users.

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12 Business Books I Can’t Wait to Read This Year

Up and Running

Widgets. Research-driven with a healthy dose of humor and pop culture, WIDGETS is a. Inspiration a triumph of genius act like a leader books business books design to grow how to fly a horse psychology of work rejection proof small business and the city stress less achieve more targeted the creator''s code the membership economy the monopolists widgets Are you a voracious reader? I have to admit that I’m not. I’m what you call a voracious book starter.

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Do You Have a “We” Site?

Rembrandt Communications

We are the leader in widgets. Our widgets are the best. You should buy our widgets because blah, blah, blah. Welcome to our site. We use innovative technology. Yes, this is terrible copy for your site. But look at all the businesses out there that use this kind of language. And while you may not [.]. Business Copywriting Increase Sales Marketing SEO SEO Copywriting Web Copywriting Writing Tips PR search engine optimization Small Business Public Relations

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Welcoming the new Lijit Welcome Wijit

VC Adventure

Welcoming the new Lijit Welcome Wijit | Seth Levine

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Debt, Equity and a Third (and Fourth) Thing that Might Work Better

Software By Rob

The third option he covers is pre-selling future income by offering someone $x of every widget you sell forever (it may be a sliding scale that decreases after x units are sold).

Track your favorite Olympic sports with Filtrbox

VC Adventure

Track your favorite Olympic sports with Filtrbox | Seth Levine

VC Adventure

Pubble Q&A – #askbfeld

Feld Thoughts

Tomorrow, I’m trying out Pubble ‘s product – a Q&A widget that leverages the standard social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) but lives where ever you want it to live. I’ll be answering questions live tomorrow (4/24) at 1:00pm MT. Tweet with #askbfeld to ask me a question. Check it out below. The post Pubble Q&A – #askbfeld appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Neat Companies social engagement TechStars

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Weekend Favs May 8

Duct Tape Marketing

Run live podcasts, townhalls, AMAs with your users to increase engagement and get feedback over audio chat without taking them to a different platform using our easy to install audio-chat widget. Weekend Favs May 8 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

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4 Simple Steps Will Get Startup Financial Projections

Startup Professionals Musings

Project based on your market size how many widgets you will sell in every channel. Most aspiring entrepreneurs understand that you can’t build a business if you won’t commit to delivering a product or service, but many are hesitant or refuse to commit to any financial forecasts.

The Secret to Highly Effective Marketing

Growthink Blog

35 percent conversion rate (conversion rate means the responding customer then purchases) $500 price per widget (widget being the item sold by your competitor) 1.5 widgets per buyer (average buyer purchases 1.5 percent response rate 42 percent conversion rate $500 price per widget 1.8 widgets per buyer 36 percent profit margin 12 percent repurchase rate Now let's look at the results.

NuHabitat Targets Real Estate Agents With New Client Portal Powered By MLS Data

Austin Startup

NuHabitat, a residential real estate application (and Capital Factory Incubator company) designed with ease of use in mind, has just released its personalized Agent Contact Widget. The new website offers a suite of enhanced solutions for real estate agents and brokerages, with features like client access to timely and accurate sales data that have made property search sites like Redfin popular with consumers. Consumer Capital Factory HuBabitat

Weekend Favs May 11

Duct Tape Marketing

Callbell – Chat with customers and prospects across social platforms with this widget. Weekend Favs May 11 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting.

Joe Perez, Founder of @tastemade, On What Makes a Great Product Manager & More

Both Sides of the Table

I also added a little Soundcloud widget on the sidebar (if you’re viewing on web – not on mobile or RSS reader) that you can listen to each episode with. Update : Bothsides TV is now available on iTunes , Soundcloud , Stitcher , or any RSS podcast player you use, and don’t forget to subscribe on YouTube. In the most recent episode, I interviewed Joe Perez , Founder of Tastemade. If you don’t know Joe, you should.

Startups Stick with Organic vs Paid Search Results

Startup Professionals Musings

If you sell widgets, and a user is searching for widgets, your ad will appear on the first page of search results for widgets. With PPC, the goal is for the search user to not only see your ad, but to click on it to get to your website (click-through), and buy your widget (conversion to sale).

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Weekend Favs June 22

Duct Tape Marketing

Darkmode.js – Incorporate a dark-mode widget onto your website. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source or one that I took out there on the road. Clockwise – Optimize your calendar and find free time to focus.

StartupRoar.com – A Source Of Aggregated, Curated Entrepreneurial Content


Indeed, Young Upstarts is proud to be part of StartupRoar (you can find the StartupRoar widget on our sidebar). Here’s another great resource for entrepreneurs – Tony Karrer ‘s StartupRoar ( www.startuproar.com ), which aggregates and filters entrepreneurial content from thought leaders such as Ben Yoskovitz , Vinicius Vacanti , Jill Hubbard Bowman and Steve Blank.

Startup founders in Southeast Asia, it’s time to step up

The Next Web

The Ghanian startup built a widget to replace contact forms and provide businesses with the kind of customer insights most consumers fail to fill out on websites. Dropifi is looking to streamline customer feedback. The company was founded in 2011. Less than two years later, it became the first startup from Africa to receive funding from 500 Startups. As of 2013, Dropifi had over 6,000 paying customers in 30 countries worldwide.

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9 tech investments entrepreneurs should consider in 2015

The Next Web

It’s easy to get distracted and invest in a shiny widget or exciting new software when what you really need is an answer to a problem. There are so many new apps or pieces of software designed to make your business life easier – and more new technologies come out every year. With that thought, I looked for recommendations from business owners in YEC. Specifically, I asked: What is one technology you are investing in right now that will change the way you do business?

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Beginner’s Guide To Set Up A Free Website On WordPress


Most themes allow you to add widgets to the sidebars or footers. Widgets range from visible site statistics to newsletter sign-up forms. Tag clouds, category lists and customized menus can be added as widgets to help visitors navigate your site and find the content they are looking for. Provide links to your social media pages on your website, either by adding a Social Links widget or including links on your About page. by Vairo Kremanis .

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Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation

Steve Blank

I just spent a day working with Bob, the Chief Innovation Officer of a very smart large company I’ll call Acme Widgets. Talking to Bob I realized that at Acme Widgets (and in most large companies) the word “failure” was being used to describe two very different events: failure in execution of a known product in known market. Bob summarized Acme’s impediments to innovation. “At At our company we have a culture that fears failure.

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10 Modern Ways To Kickstart Your Business Website

Startup Professionals Musings

Widgets and badges. A widget is a mini-app that displays or updates data either locally or on the web – to share something of value and interest. Image via Flickr by SideWages.com These days every new entrepreneur understands that an innovative product or service is necessary, but not sufficient, to start a business.

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Own A Small Business? Why You Should Consider Hiring A Bookkeeper.


If a company sells widgets, then many tasks not directly related to widget sales get outsourced to a third party. Every small business that has some success inevitably deals with various growing pains. This should not be treated like a disease to be avoided, but a problem that needs to be addressed. There is an initial period of time when owners of startup businesses wear many hats as salesperson, accountant, researcher etc. – all necessary to run the business.

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How and Why to Manage Cash Flow

Up and Running

You think about what it’ll cost to manufacture your widgets, how many widgets you can sell, and how much you can sell them for. If you buy a widget for $100 and sell it for $150, you should end up with $50 profit, and you have $150 in the bank. Sell a widget . And so on … sell three widgets . This means if you sold that widget on credit, and you’re not seeing that money for 30 days, you don’t really have $150 in the bank. Sell a widget on terms .

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The 4 Secrets Of Engaged Customers


However, it can be tricky to convince people to sign in to your newsletter without using a simple subscription widget such as described by leaderinternet.com. A subscription widget does the hard work for you, by collecting emails without complex integration forms. When you launch a business, your primary concern is to find an audience group and to get noticed. However, this is only the first step of your business journey.


Eric Friedman

Below is a interactive widget showing the progress from MSNBC. My friend Seth has a great post today about voting and its importance to him. I agree with his sentiment and think you should get out and vote today. Below are some logos from some sites on November 4th 2008. Marketing Marketing.fm Technology Election MSNBC Voting

It Is Vital To Build Your Business With Its End In Mind


However, just because you can produce 200 widgets per minute doesn’t mean you should always produce 200 widgets per minute. by Justin A. Goodbread, CFP®, CEPA®, CVGA®, owner of FinanciallySimple.com , and author of “ The Ultimate Sale: A Financially Simple Guide to Selling a Business for Maximum Profit “ So you’re at the beginning of your new business? Good for you! Right now, I’m sure you see the world at your feet and mountains as movable.

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How Much Data Do You Need to Be Data-Driven? [Rant]


Measure macro goals (conversions) and micro goals (clicks, scrolls, interactions with widgets, etc). Do you need to be a big company and need large volumes of traffic to be data driven? Even a single visitor is a piece of data that you can act on. A single survey response is better than nothing. Sure, if you have less than 100 visitors / month to your site or just 10 survey responses, it can be difficult to separate outliers from the trend. But it’s still way better than no data.

Clubhouse put a big bullseye on social audio

VC Cafe

Space – offers a widget that enables users to host live audio-only chat directly on their website. I’ve previously written about Clubhouse ( What makes Clubhouse great and what may cause its demise ).

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10 Top Marketing Content Sources For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Widgets and badges. A widget is a mini-app that displays or updates data either locally or on the web – to share something of value and interest. These days every new entrepreneur understands that an innovative product or service is necessary, but not sufficient, to start a business. You have to build a web presence with marketing content to get visibility above the 51 million other new websites created last year, and attract the customers you need.

Virtual Meeting Agenda Template

Board Effect

Others may experience internet disruptions or have issues using online meeting tools like chat or widgets. You might also give them some practice at muting and un-muting themselves or using widgets like “step away” and the chat box.

Measure Your Website Performance With Alexa Rating Application


Here are some steps and tips for improving your website’s Alexa Rating: The first step you must install the Alexa tool or widget for your website. After downloading the Alexa widget, you must install the Alexa toolbar for your browser too. In today’s world, Alexa rating is one of the great application for calculating your personal website’s rating or performance. The application also helps to determine the backlinks that your website has earned.

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Kimbia Completes $4 Million Series B

Austin Startup

Kimbia donation and registration forms are fully customizable through a Web-based control panel and are deployable anywhere on the Web via fully-secure form widgets — [.]. Kimbia, Inc. announced it raised more than $4 million in a Series 2 round of funding led by S3 Ventures to expand industry adoption of its Web-based fundraising and event management software.

Streamline Your Sales Process With These Five Proven Techniques


They don’t buy a widget because they like having a widget; they do it because they need it and it fulfills a particular purpose in their personal or professional life. by Lewis Robinson. A lot of startups fail within the first few months due to some commonly acknowledged culprits – picking a bad time to scale, running out of operating capital, lack of a steady customer base, high customer acquisition cost, and low to nonexistent repeat business.

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Your on-line presence is more than your Web site

Andrew Payne

embeddable content, widgets (video, Flash, etc.) Specifically consider: Widgets. Google widget. Five or ten years ago, your Web site was your entire on-line presence, simply because there wasn’t any other place to deploy content and functionality. Today, that’s not the case at all: with the proliferation of platforms (Google, Yahoo, Amazon, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc.),

Are You Optimizing Your Site When You Should Be Optimizing Your Traffic?


Hypothetical Case Study: Acme Widgets, LLC. Let’s say you are marketing widgets for ACME Widgets, an eCommerce company that sells $200 widgets. One of ACME Widgets’ primary marketing channels is a Google AdWords campaign which yields 5,000 clicks per month at an average cost-per-click of $4 ($20,000/month of ad spend). Since ACME Widgets wants a better conversion rate, it decides to start by investing in a little A/B testing.