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from http://venturebeat.com/ 219 days ago

Flickr: robertnelsonHP’s new Windows 7 promotion should tell you all you need to know about the state of its Windows 8 hardware. With its latest promotion, HP is heavily pushing PCs running Windows 7, which it says it’s bringing back “by popular demand.” While the move can’t possibly make Microsoft ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 219 days ago

AR Pictures / ShutterstockBerlin in the eveningIt looks like the next prominent Silicon Valley company is setting up shop in Berlin: photo sharing community Pinterest. The company has two job ads on its website seeking a Berlin-based country and community manager. The new staff will be responsible for accelerating Pinterest’s ...

Posted under Startups
from http://venturebeat.com/ 219 days ago

Devindra Hardawar/VentureBeatVerizon's CES 2013 boothVerizon still has no clue what makes T-Mobile’s early upgrade program so appealing. Verizon quietly updated its “Edge” early upgrade program this weekend so that you can get a new phone after 30 days rather than the previous six months, CNet reports. But the biggest limitation ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 219 days ago

Three years ago I spent a lot of time looking at SaaS business intelligence companies. I loved what I saw in the demos: easy data connections, slick looking graphs, powerful drill down tools and custom dashboards made the tools look like no-brainers. And then I began my diligence calls. All ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 259 days ago

The health of a SaaS business is directly tied to its ability to retain its customers and prevent churn. To do this, they have to ensure that their customers are happy. That means making sure they get the promised business benefits they signed up for. This blog post discusses how ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 259 days ago

We worked together with Pacific Crest, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to survey 155 SaaS companies on a variety of topics such as growth rates, CAC (cost to acquire a customer), gross margins, churn rates, etc. The goal of the survey is to provide useful ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 467 days ago

July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale 24 hours after Google released three location tools for its app developers, startups are already integrating the APIs into their products. The founders of Valet stayed up all night to get the brand new API into their app as ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 467 days ago

Two days ago Google announced it would finally support the most popular computing language on the planet, PHP, in its platform-as-a-service offering, Google App Engine. That means that yes, at some point you’ll be able to run your little WordPress-powered blog on the biggest server farms on the planet. But ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 467 days ago

Readers, I think we need to talk. Communication is really important and I’m just feeling like I need more ways to connect with you. Good thing investors dumped millions into communications-based companies today. We saw $10 million go to a texting app that competes with companies such as WhatsApp and ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 467 days ago

July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Bang With Friends’ newborn iPhone app no longer appears in the Apple App Store, leaving “down to bang” iPhone users wondering why. The company’s chief executive Colin Hodge told Valleywag that the app recently passed over one million users, ...

Posted under Startups
from http://venturebeat.com/ 467 days ago

Customer service requests are only useful if someone hears (and responds) to them. Nevahold is a startup from Ghana trying to help customers get their voices heard. Nevahold is a platform where people rally together to get the attention of large companies. Users compose a “shout” and share it with ...

Posted under Startups
from http://venturebeat.com/ 467 days ago

This sponsored post is produced by the SAP Startup Focus Program. We provide technology, support, resources and community to Big Data, Predictive or Real-time Analytics startups to jumpstart development and accelerate market traction. We currently serve a network of over 250 startups across the globe. Is your startup a Big ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 467 days ago

July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Nonprofits are waking up to the benefits of having a mobile and social media strategy. Cure.org raises money for children in need, and it’s experimenting with a suite of mobile apps to draw attention to the cause. Launching this ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 467 days ago

Yahoo invited press today to a product event in New York saying only that it will “share something special” soon after reports that the company is going to buy blog platform Tumblr. It seems Yahoo has been very product-focused in the months since Marissa Mayer both took the chief executive ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 467 days ago

Google has gone from a company that approached design through cold, hard data to one that’s employing gorgeous, user-centric interfaces. Design was a big theme at this year’s Google I/O developer conference, with over a dozen sessions exploring design in some fashion. And you can see Google’s new aesthetic focus ...

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