Most startups begin by pricing their product based on cost or competition. Smart startups price their product based on value to the customer — because you can’t guess how your product is valued by customers.
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Several cities are considering using Nissan Leaf electric cars as taxis, but no place has yet replaced every single taxi with the battery-electric hatchback.
Guest Post What does 2014 hold for enterprise software and enterprise technology? We’ve heard (and started to implement) a few consistent things businesses are asking for. Here are a few of our favorites.
Now that the President and Congress have finally started to address the issue of patent trolls, the Supreme Court has another shot at dealing with this once and for all. I’m no longer optimistic about any of this.
A statue of famed scientists Nikola Tesla is being unveiled today in Palo Alto after the successful completion of a six-figure Kickstarter campaign.
Yes, foreign governments will be able to buy the bots. Yes, the data the bots gather can be broadcast in any way Knightscope sees fit. No, there’s no way to opt out of being tracked by these machines.
“This unique project pays respect to a great inventor who never had the historical recognition he deserved,” says project organizer Dorrian Porter in a statement on the news.
People’s Bank also held a press conference today on Bitcoin, saying Bitcoin is certain virtual good but not legal tender.
“Using our SDK, developers are able to divide users into different categories according to their behaviour and then offer them customised promotions with the help of our analytics. This increases their likeliness to buy and therefore the overall revenue.”
Guest Post A number of the social network’s top managers have visited Russia to meet local developers since Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to Moscow last year, when the Facebook founder tried to woo Russian programmers to California.
Guest Post Always ask permission before plugging in; a little common courtesy goes a long way.
Facebook has found that, given good tools and suggested wording, people are more likely to constructively solve problems than fume and feud.
Currently, Spotify has mobile apps that are free to download; however, most streaming capabilities are only available for paid customers.
Guest Post Despite original intentions, current policies have been used by the government to argue that your data does not qualify for the freedom from unwarranted search and seizure, and the right to privacy.
Big data tools are evolving fast. Here’s an overview of the most popular tools used in the field today and how some of the most experienced data scientists are making their decisions.
As we depend increasingly on data to drive our decisions, what is the role of intuition? Where are the key cultural points of tension between gut and analytics? Where does human thought still matter?
Interestingly, Monetate says it “influenced” a third of all the money spent online on Black Friday.
Reps for Ticketland tell us via email the startup will take in a total of $120 million for 2013, and tickets sold will exceed 2 million for around 40,000 unique events.
Guest Post Healthcare is a massive amount of invaluable data waiting to be unearthed. This is why an application developer is a data scientist’s best friend: to put data the hands of the people who make everyday decisions.
Run into problems while working with the Node core? Now you can buy the time of Node core engineers at Joyent to help you squash bugs and hunt down problems.
“Our hope is that together we can end the days when only overachieving students in schools wealthy enough to have a computer science teacher on their faculty have access to programming classes,” said Treehouse co-founder Alan Johnson.
In cabins and lodges, our Startuplandians are coding, “team building,” and drinking to the brink of oblivion and over its inky precipice.
Yeah. Lots of whiskey there.
“I want a 3D printer and software that can capture the scene of my greatest moment of triumph in Call of Duty, freeze it in time, and then print it out as a 3D scene. If we can’t do the whole scene, I’ll settle for my avatar’s exact pose during that moment of triumph.”
The recommendation, still off the record, cam from the post-Soviet successor of the KGB, and followed the revelations made by Edward Snowden.
We love doing business with local retailers, and since our address of record is the Internet, we consider these startups part of that group.
Here’s our roundup of the best-of-the-best subscription services for the 2013 gift-giving season. Our list includes options for just about everyone, be they new moms, avid readers, or serious meat-lovers.
So far, the startup has collected around $200,000 from two unnamed investors. If this round reaches its total offering amount, that’ll put Everest at $7 million raised to date.
This will be ecommerce’s second-ever billion-dollar Black Friday — and Cyber Monday (whoever coined that term: get out of the 90′s) will see more than a billion and a half in sales.
Want to drown out the sounds of Alcoholic Aunt’s latest divorce-related emotional meltdown? While she’s ugly-crying downstairs, tune in to something enlightening on your phone.
Time after time, these folks remind us what’s important and what technology is really all about: Improving the quality of life of people around the world and making information freely accessible to everyone.
Guest Post As we get ready for the annual holiday frenzy, I can’t help thinking that an old warning applies: “A mobile app is for life, not just for the holiday season.”
In this deal, 7digital will go public on the London Stock Exchange — all without the hassle of an IPO.
Why are you letting it suck? Do you not like money? What is wrong with you?
“If there were a backdoor in Linux, you’d know it,” said Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin. “The whole world can see every line of code in Linux.”
I had a crab dinner for nine people last week, and I named every single one of those Dungeness motherflappers as they were being lowered into the pot to their steamy deaths.
“I have to be very careful about everything I say to my friends as I conduct business activities over the same accounts,” said one employee. “My friends don’t understand why I am reluctant to use [Facebook] to talk.”
When we asked why Uber is no longer working with its former team, an exec referenced the nature of the fast-paced startup industry: “Berlin is one of our oldest Uber cities, which will always exist.”
Xiaomi claims it will be super fast. As for the features, the only one mentioned is that it can cross the Great Firewall, just like HiWiFi and a few others that emerged this year in China.
GM says it’s equal to shutting off gas pumps in the state for a full eight hours.
We saw lots of other deals, but we kinda feel bad for any company that planned to announce their own sweet fundraise today. On this day, Spotify is the whale, and everyone else is a mere minnow.