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from http://venturebeat.com/ 62 days ago

Above: TableList on Android Image Credit: TableListThis story is for VIPs. Or would-be VIPs. Tablelist, a platform for booking VIP tables and “bottle service,” closed $1.5 million in seed funding in June and, because it was oversubscribed, yesterday extended that round to $2 million total — all to help important ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 62 days ago

GUEST POSTImage Credit: pterwort / ShutterstockOne-to-one has become the ad tech industry’s bright shiny object — an unrealizable ideal that’s always just out of reach. Chasing it has driven innovation, but it also has driven us to a place where consumers are increasingly uncomfortable and where the value of some ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 62 days ago

Above: Microsoft's Xbox One at ChinaJoy.Image Credit: Dean TakahashiI spent time on three continents this year, and I’m more and more convinced that we live in a ridiculously global gaming village. I went to ChinaJoy in Shanghai, E3 in the U.S., the Videogame Economics Forum in France, and Casual Connect ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 62 days ago

Image Credit: Axel Lauer / ShutterstockPublic charging for electric vehicles is currently an adventure. Just finding a charging station can sometimes be a challenge. The most common way to locate charging stations in unfamiliar areas is to use a locator app on a smartphone. There are several available, but one ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 62 days ago

Above: A purported iPhone 6 sapphire crystal front panelImage Credit: Marques BrownleeApple might be delaying the launch of its forthcoming iPhone 6 smartphone after the company made a last-minute design change that could affect production, reports Reuters. The design change has to do with Apple having problems with a single ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 62 days ago

Apple has stopped downloads in Brazil of anonymous sharing app Secret from the App Store, according to Brazil’s Daily Morning. The move comes two days after a Brazilian court told Apple and Google to expunge Secret from their stores as well as from devices they had already been downloaded to. ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 62 days ago

“Se você não pode medir algo, você não pode melhorá-lo.” – Lord Kelvin Este artigo é um guia abrangente e detalhado das principais métricas necessárias para entender e otimizar uma empresa de Software como serviço (SaaS). Ele conta com a ajuda de dois experts no assunto: Ron Gill, (CFO, NetSuite), ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 78 days ago

Neil Clark Warren founded eHarmony on August 22, 2000. Since eHarmony has had success with pairing partners for romantic relationships, the company decided earlier this week it would carry over its learnings to the career space, matching employers with prospective employees to help people find their perfect jobs. After three ...

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from http://andrewchenblog.com 78 days ago

[Andrew: There's a real shortage of information about push notifications, CTRs, response rates, etc. Partly this is due to the immaturity of mobile as a marketing platform, but it's also because of the opacity of the iOS platform. I recently ran into Kahuna, a Sequoia-backed startup led by Adam Marchick ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://andrewchenblog.com 78 days ago

[Recently, I read this roundup of perspectives on "App Constellations" on the new social/professional news app Quibb. This is an emerging product strategy in mobile embraced by Facebook, Linkedin, Foursquare, Twitter, and others, and found it fascinating. Thanks to the authors below for sharing their opinions on this new approach. ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://andrewchenblog.com 78 days ago

Scaling growth is hard – there’s only a few ways to do it When you study the most successful mobile/web products, you start to see a pattern on how they grow. Turns out, there’s not too many ways to reach 100s of millions of users or revenue. Instead, products mostly ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://andrewchenblog.com 78 days ago

[Today we have a guest post from Alex Schiff, who's a co-founder and CEO of Fetchnotes, which makes simple, smart tools that help people work together and get things done. Fetchnotes graduated from Techstars Boston in November 2012, and is currently a team of 5 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. -Andrew] Alex ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://andrewchenblog.com 78 days ago

This is a guest post by a friend of mine on retention. Jamie Quint is Managing Partner of Quint Growth, a full-service growth consultancy that works with companies like Twitch and Hipmunk. Previously, he was the PM of Growth at Swipely and a Y Combinator alum. -Andrew Jamie Quint: There ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://andrewchenblog.com 78 days ago

The reality of consumer products I’ve never met an entrepreneur who’s happy with their metrics. Whether you’re talking about sign up rates, retention rates, or how often your users create content – on face value, the metrics always seem terrible. The secret is, almost everyone’s consumer product metrics are horrible, ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://andrewchenblog.com 78 days ago

Social products need mass before scaling growth I often write on the topic of how social products can scale growth, resulting in inbound emails to the effect of “how do I get my product to go viral?” The problem is, until you have a strong baseline of engagement, it’s nearly ...

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