Here’s the latest from VentureBeat’s Entrepreneur Corner.
How legal is content scraping? – Pulling content from other sites is the way of the Internet – some sites are built entirely on the process, in fact – but how legal is it? Attorney Curtis Smolar looks at the rapidly changing laws of this controversial practice.
How to actually make money from social media – Most social media gurus talk in vague terms, but Peter Shankman, founder of HARO, says most gurus are shams. In this column, he gives specific advice on how certain professions can actually use services like Facebook and Twitter to boost revenues.
Tune in, Turn on, Drop out: The Startup Genome project – When serial entrepreneur Steve Blank met Max Marmer, he knew the 18 year old was something special. Now, as Marmer’s Startup Genome Project offers an in-depth analysis on what makes early-stage Internet startups successful, Blank tells the tale of that first meeting – and lists highlights of the report.
Burn vs. build: Putting your VC money to work – The danger of getting a big investment is not knowing whether you’re burning that cash in useless ventures or actually investing it in something that will pay long-term dividends. Clate Mask, CEO of Infusionsoft, offers advice on how to determine you’re making the best choices.
Want to grow innovation? Fix immigration – There are plenty of entrepreneurs lobbying to rethink the nation’s immigration policies to improve the country’s competitive capabilities. And Aneesh Chopra, CTO of the United States, seems to agree in this Entrepreneur Thought Leader Lecture given at Stanford University.