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from http://venturebeat.com/ 492 days ago

Pizza and a movie go together like love and marriage, a horse and carriage, right? So Domino’s Brazil has hit on a genius marketing campaign: DVDs that smell like pizza. Working with video rental stores in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Domino’s stamped DVDs with heat-sensitive thermal ink and ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 523 days ago

“If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it” – Lord Kelvin This article is a comprehensive and detailed look at the key metrics that are needed to understand and optimize a SaaS business. It is a completely updated rewrite of an older post.  For this version, I have co-opted ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 523 days ago

The Bridge Group have recently published a report titled: Inside Sales for SaaS Metrics and Compensation Report for B2B technology companies   The report is based on a survey of 197 B2B technology companies, and covers topics such as: Ramp and Retention Compensation and Quota Activity and Infrastructure Inside Sales ...

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from http://www.xconomy.com/ 675 days ago

Bruce V. Bigelow With 300 million smartphones sold worldwide during the first six months of this year, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs is feeling bullish about industry trends that are carrying the wireless giant to record revenues, profits, and mobile chip shipments. Jacobs told financial analysts who gathered at the company’s ...

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from http://www.xconomy.com/ 675 days ago

Catherine Arnst The East Coast produced some good news this week about treatments for hepatitis C, some big deals, and at long last, hope for victims of bedbugs. —Advances against deadly hepatitis C dominated biotech news at the beginning of the week as several very positive clinical trial results were ...

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from http://www.xconomy.com/ 675 days ago

Wan Li Zhu Seed stage investing has been growing tremendously and continues to accelerate. Just in the past year, according to CB Insights, it has grown from 15 percent of total U.S. VC investment volume in Q3 2011 to 31 percent of deal volume in Q3 2012. While it’s still ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 675 days ago

AT&T, Sprint and Verizon have announced they are now offering the LTE iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad in their retail stores. Unveiled on Oct. 23, the Wi-Fi version of the iPad mini hit the market on Nov. 2, at least for those who bought it from Apple. The ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 675 days ago

The iPad Mini is proof positive why technical specs don’t matter anymore. It’s slower than both the third and fourth-generation iPads, and it features a significantly lower resolution screen that doesn’t even meet HD video standards. And yet, its miniscule size and overall convenience makes it the best iPad I’ve ...

Posted under Startups
from http://venturebeat.com/ 675 days ago

Grab your giant donut or ice cream truck and get ready to stand up and throw it for your country. Vikings are attacking, see, and it’s up to the citizens of 1970s Britain to fight back. With the assistance of The Department of Vikings, you must guide your little vigilante ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 675 days ago

Is there more to your bacteria then meets the eye? Ubiome, a company that is still in stealth mode, is developing a technology to sequence human bacterial DNA. The hope is that this will yield new discoveries in the prevention and treatment of disease. In a unique twist, funding for ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 675 days ago

As the co-founder and COO of digital agency JESS3, Leslie Bradshaw helps huge companies like Nike and Intel perfect their social media strategies. A rising star in the tech and media world, Bradshaw has graced numerous lists of executives to watch over the past few years. When we asked her ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 675 days ago

Musician Ryuichi Sakamoto has fans all around the globe. Just as they would praise his compositions, Sakamoto gives immense credit to each of these 10 TED speakers. He says, "Each talk expresses a vision no one else can have. They're a triumph of uniqueness and originality.” Hiroshi Ishii: The Last ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 675 days ago

After breaking onto the literary scene with his book A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers established the non-profit 826 Valencia to encourage kids to flex their writing muscles. In his 2008 TED Prize speech, Eggers called for us all to engage with local public schools and students. Naturally, ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 675 days ago

I have always been fairly strict about monitoring my daughter’s screen time. Whether she’s watching TV, playing video games or just texting with her friends on her iPhone, I try to make sure it all adds up to no more than a couple of hours a day, and then only ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://startupprofessionals.com/ 675 days ago

The first question most people seem to ask when contemplating a new startup is where they will get investor money. That’s certainly a valid question, but all the money in the world won’t make your business a success if you hate what you are doing, and you don’t have a ...

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