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from http://mixergy.com/ 1 day ago

I noticed some content sites making money by running deals. Deals. One of my favorite Mac blogs, for example, does posts about new iOS updates and from time to time, they do blog posts about deals. Like a drone for under 100 bucks. Or speakers for 1/5th of what they’d ...

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from http://cdixon.org 1 day ago

Nick Szabo: On the Internet, instead of securely and reliably handing over cash and getting our goods or services, or at least a ticket, we have to fill out forms and make ourselves vulnerable to identity theft in order to participate in e-commerce, and it often is very difficult to ...

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from http://cdixon.org 1 day ago

Top 10 websites in the US according to Quantcast: A few observations: 1) As Josh Kopelman points out, 4 of the top 10 sites (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Buzzfeed) didn’t exist 10 years ago. 2) On Twitter, people seemed surprised to see MSN and Microsoft on the list. I assume they ...

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from http://cdixon.org 1 day ago

One of my favorite quotes about startups/VC, from legendary VC Mike Moritz of Sequoia: I rarely think about big themes. This business is like bird spotting. I don’t try to pick out the flock. Each one is different and I try to find an interestingly complected bird in a flock ...

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from http://cdixon.org 1 day ago

Kevin Kelly thinks artificial intelligence is finally ready deliver on its promise: The AI on the horizon looks more like Amazon Web Services—cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and almost invisible except when it blinks off. This common utility will serve you as much IQ as you want ...

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from http://cdixon.org 1 day ago

I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies: 1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five ...

On this Cyber Monday, I wanted to share an important article from my dear friend and trusted IP lawyer Rachel Rodgers. Having been in business for 18 years, and worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, I have either lived through or seen just about every mistake you can make in business. ...

Consumer VCs like to make light of the Founders Fund mantra ‘We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.’ For those of us working in the enterprise, it’s actually the reverse, “They promised us 140 characters, instead we got Workday.” Since 2010, SaaS applications were supposed to “consumerize”, but ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 1 day ago

Paycheck Financing: A Great Way To Bootstrap Your Startup by Sramana Mitra Entrepreneurs looking to launch their startups are often faced with myriad difficult decisions, chief among them being the question of seed financing. If you’ve ever found yourself asking, “How can I fund this?” or “Can I fund this ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 1 day ago

What is Greenvelope? Greenvelope.com is a Seattle based start-up rethinking event planning. Our event planning services allow people to custom design and send digital invitations and easily manage events with integrated tools such as RSVP and plus one tracking, Google map direction integration, ticketing sales, donation facilitation and more. It ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 1 day ago

Many companies, particularly tech startups, get funding from venture capital groups or angel investors – individuals who fund a startup in exchange for a stake in the business or return on the investment. Crowdfunding is a less traveled road, but NakedWines.com, a company founded by Rowan Gormley, is blazing its ...

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from http://onstartups.com 1 day ago

The following is a guest post by Nathan Beckord.  Nathan is co-founder and CEO of Foundersuite, a San Francisco-based company developing the ultimate collection of software tools and templates for entrepreneurs.   I’ve worked in Silicon Valley for quite awhile now, and a lot has changed—SaaS and social have supplanted silicon ...

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from http://onstartups.com 27 days ago

It's #TBT. It's been a busy and exciting several months. Earlier this year, HubSpot decided to publicly file our S1 document as part of the IPO process.  On October 9th 2014, after our IPO roadshow, I had the thrill of joining a few HubSpotters and ringing the bell on the ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 27 days ago

[Andrew: This guest post is written by my friend and former Palo Alto running partner, Nir Eyal. Messaging apps have been a fascinating area within mobile, and the big reason for it is that the metrics - especially engagement - have been amazingly strong. I asked Nir to write a ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 27 days ago

Vivek Ravisankar’s HackerRank was down to its last 15 bucks. He was living in his parents house in India. How did he and his cofounder, Hari Karunanidhi, turn things around? That’s what this interview is about. Listen to how this duo discovered a product that businesses would eagerly pay for ...

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