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from http://venturebeat.com/ 85 days ago

DaveHabben/FlickrIBM servers.Well, well, IBM is trying to get rid of its low-end server business again, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. It’s a good move for IBM to move out of that territory — and it could give a buyer some nice opportunities for growth. Dell is apparently considering buying ...

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Antanacoins/FlickrA pile of Bitcoins.Korbit, a Korean Bitcoin startup, has raised $400,000 (about 420 Bitcoins at today’s price) from an array of Silicon Valley investors. It has never happened before that a Korean startup has been able to secure early stage funding from such a high profile Silicon Valley investor line-up. ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 85 days ago

Ludovic BertronA tiny San Mateo startup that has taken no angel money, no venture capital, and no outside funding of any kind is growing at the torrid rate of 25 percent per month and luring away key employees from hot growing companies like KISSmetrics. How? By offering you data you ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 85 days ago

FonFon's router, the Fonera, lets you share Wi-Fi with other Fon customers.Spanish Wi-Fi sharing company Fon has raised $14 million from Qualcomm Ventures. It’s an indication that Fon’s collective approach to sharing bandwidth, while slow-growing, still has some attraction to investors — particularly a strategic investor like Qualcomm, which makes ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 85 days ago

Sam Howzit/Flickr For most startups, death is not a question of if, but when. While that conclusion may seem obvious, the data to support it is pretty hard to come by. Which makes sense: After all, no one — not founders, not venture capital firms — is going to go ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 85 days ago

AmazonAmazon game submissionAmazon won’t say if it will be making an Android-based gaming device beyond its Kindle tablets. But it is certainly pushing hard to create tools for game developers so that they can be successful on the company’s various app platforms. At the recent 2014 International CES, the company ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 85 days ago

Three iOS game controllers from PowerA, Logitech, and SteelSeries.When you lose a video game, sometimes your first instinct is to blame the controls. It’s even easier when the controls are a flat touchscreen instead of an actual joystick and buttons. While many mobile games were designed solely with the touchscreen ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 85 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/ 85 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 ...

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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 85 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 ...

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from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 125 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 125 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/ 333 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/ 333 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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