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Webinar Highlights: Mobile and the Store of the Future

Webinar Highlights: Mobile and the Store of the Future

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Digital Activism Revisited: Malcolm Gladwell May Be Right for the Wrong Reasons

Digital Activism Revisited: Malcolm Gladwell May Be Right for the Wrong Reasons

by Thomas Phillips | shared from The OSU Blog | In his article “Small Change, Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted,” Malcolm Gladwell tells us that the digital activism of the present generation is not strong enough to endure the real-world challenges commonly faced in activist movements. He claims that because social networks do not provide the same support as interpersonal relationships formed between friends and cohorts, they must ...

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The Pitch: 11 Tips on How to Woo Venture Capitalists

The Pitch: 11 Tips on How to Woo Venture Capitalists

shared from NestIdeas | Every couple of months at NEST we have pitch day. For 15 minutes the founders of different companies have the opportunity to pitch their business idea for the chance to join the NEST incubator and to receive seed capital. These are my top 11 tips for how to pitch to a startup incubator or a venture capitalist: 1. Be 100% Committed One of the greatest reasons companies fail is ...

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Bitcoin: Mt. Gox Falls, But China Sees a Gold Rush

Bitcoin: Mt. Gox Falls, But China Sees a Gold Rush

by Laure He | shared from MarketWatch | Now that the bitcoin giant Mt. Gox has fallen, is the craze for the digital currency fading? Well, at least not in China. The panic triggered by the sudden collapse of Mt. Gox this week seems to have less effect on the zeal of Chinese investors. On Friday, while fans in Hong Kong embraced the opening of the first bitcoin retail store by ...

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RunKeeper’s CEO Says Smartphone Will Eat Fitness Tracker Market [Podcast]

RunKeeper’s CEO Says Smartphone Will Eat Fitness Tracker Market [Podcast]

by Stacey Higginbotham | shared from Gigaom.com | Everyone is trying to be a platform company these days, but in this weeks podcast we explore the challenges affiliated with building a business around integrating various APIs and the need for a magical user experience. It is hard out there for platform. That’s the takeaway from this week’s Gigaom Internet of Things podcast. There are the myriad challenges of having to integrate with ...

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Insurance Woes Plague Growth of Rideshare Firms

Insurance Woes Plague Growth of Rideshare Firms

by Lauren Hockenson | shared from Gigaom.com | Rideshare companies are struggling to navigate the nuances of auto insurance policies, which currently leave drivers to rely on personal insurance in between rides. While ridesharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar continue to expand their reach, the biggest threat to their success could be the mundane task of owning auto insurance. According to a report from Reuters, the nuances of insurance policies are preventing ...

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This Small Business Runs, Thanks to Other Small Businesses

This Small Business Runs, Thanks to Other Small Businesses

by Tracy Spahr | shared from the UPS Blog | As part of our series of posts leading up to small business Saturday, we’re shining the spotlight on Steve Crain, co-owner of A> Prompt Computer Service, LLC. He took some time to talk with us about his journey as small business owner. Tell me about your company. After I retired from the military, I founded a full-time IT business. Back then I acted ...

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The Future of Media & Advertising: Mobile is Still It!

The Future of Media & Advertising: Mobile is Still It!

by Richard Ting | shared from TheAtlantic.com | We’re about to enter a world where there are more tablets and smart phones than PCs. If you’re in the mobile advertising business, your rocket ship takes off in five, four, three … This is the dawn of the smartphone age. But you wouldn’t know it by looking at mobile advertising spend. Last week in this space, Derek Thompson showed that consumers ...

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How to Create a Hot Website

How to Create a Hot Website

shared from The Qadabra Blog | In a world that is arguably ruled by what people see online, if you’ve got a concept in mind for a new blog, website, or an online business, now’s the time to make it happen! But even if you’ve got the best idea in the world, it won’t go anywhere without a site that gets people talking.  Talk = Visitors, Visitors =Traffic and Traffic ...

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Billionaires’ Habits You Should Have Too

Billionaires’ Habits You Should Have Too

by Nina Zipkin | shared from Entrepreneur.com & NowSourcing What do Oprah Winfrey and Warren Buffett have in common, in addition to their fairly sizable net worths? More than you might think. An infographic developed by social-media marketing company NowSourcing details some of the qualities and traits shared by the rich (we’re talking those who earn more than $160,000 a year and have $3.2 million in assets). If you want to ...

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Philippines’ LTFRB to Stop UBER and Tripid Apps

Philippines’ LTFRB to Stop UBER and Tripid Apps

shared from Interaksyon MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) wants to put the brakes on the ride-sharing app Tripid and the private car service app Uber for allegedly violating the country’s public service law. “We will contact them to stop them and they will be called to a public hearing and be issued a show-cause order,” LTFRB chair Winston Ginez told InterAksyon.com. Tripid is a locally ...

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15 Tips For Crafting A Better Startup Pitch

shared from Experts Exchange | The excitement in the room was almost palpable as local entrepreneurs congregated at Cal Poly University this weekend to pitch their ideas for a startup company to a panel of judges in the hopes of being selected for participation in the San Luis Obispo StartUp Weekend.  Those chosen would spend the weekend coding, gathering customer feedback and building a business model, only to wrap their ...

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