Guest Post The venture capital industry is getting “right sized,” but that’s ultimately a good thing. Here are the trends that still matter in a smaller but more effective VC industry.
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Guest Post What do a major social network, happening news website, and a rising database company have in common? They are all ‘Made in New York.’
Guest Post If you’re not sold on mobile payments or NFC, then you probably haven’t considered how the smartwatch is going to change both of them.
Guest Post Team, Idea, and Money are the basic requirements for a startup, in that order. While you gather the team and start working on the idea, the money part generally tends to be less under your control, unless of course you have a rich father-in-law.
Guest Post The greatest number of jobs is created when startups create a new market – one where the product or service never existed before or is radically more convenient. Yet this is where startups will run into anti-innovation opponents they may not expect. These opponents have their own name – “rent seekers” – the landlords of the status quo.
Guest Post Like most stereotypes, the 20-something, unencumbered entrepreneur and the 30-something, distracted parent entrepreneur are both a load of hogwash.
Guest Post IDFA does away with privacy concerns. App publishers can now directly attribute advertising to ROI without running afoul of privacy regulations or user preferences.
Guest Post Congratulations! A big-name acquirer is preparing a term sheet to purchase your company. Before signing off there are a few key steps that will streamline the deal process and maximize the returns.
Guest Post Bring your own device policies help employees be more productive, but they’re also throwing data at IT departments from all angles. Here are 5 ways to secure that data.
Guest Post In two weeks, tens of thousands of people attending Toronto’s Luminato Festival will be able to make history by participating in a first-of-its-kind augmented reality exhibition.
Guest Post For startups, the idea of devoting time to such projects might feel like a distraction; but if done right, these small, scrappy efforts can offer big rewards.
Guest Post If your customers service isn’t robust and flexible enough to deal with the fast-growing mobile channel, your customers will write negative app reviews, vent on social media, or abandon your app (and your business) altogether.
It’s Memorial Day, and there’s not much going on. So grab the beverage of your choice, and check out these spoof sites and videos.
Guest Post The US is a global leader in Internet and smartphone penetration and use, but the rest of the world is catching up fast. With a good part of the growth for consumer products happening abroad, the question isn’t if you should go global with your startup, but how and when.
Sponsored Post We spoke to Aubrey Sabala, VP of marketing for “smart data” company Sailthru, to find out how she’s experiencing the shift from CIO to CMO-driven sales.
Guest Post Mobile billing and payments have seen extraordinary growth in almost every consumer industry except for healthcare. However, a number of factors are converging to make 2013 a year of rapid growth in mobile payment options for medical providers and patients.
Guest Post It is high time for people to stop thinking of philanthropy and profit as competing or mutually exclusive. They are often symbiotic
Guest Post Tesla made it clear that being a great entrepreneur — one who commercialized a critical standard that powers innovation 125 years later — isn’t necessarily about the money.
Guest Post App store optimization is difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few tips on how to get your app discovered.
Guest Post Eye tracking is the next front in advertisers’ quest for your undying attention — but what exactly do you stand to gain from it?
Guest Post The founder of Allegis Capital outlines the steps entrepreneurs should take to make board members real partners in the company and get the most out of the relationship.
Guest Post Many hospital IT organizations across the globe are beginning to deploy bring-your-own-device strategies. But they must be prepared to face these five major issues head on.
Guest Post Like with many crowdsourcing-related activities, individuals are good at providing information or reporting events, but it is the next stage — taking action — where things often fall apart.
Guest Post Facial recognition gives brands a powerful new tool for their marketing — your face.
Guest Post Before our schools leap headlong into an embrace of the iPad, they should consider whether that’s the best use of their budget — or the best technological focus for our children.
Guest Post Innovation teams don’t work: They just demoralize everyone at your company who isn’t on the team. So how do you successfully build a culture of innovation?
Guest Post Free-to-play has revolutionized the monetization model in gaming by charging players based on their willingness to pay, instead of displaying one set price for all. Indeed, through a dynamic pricing scheme for in-app purchase items, free-to-play has enabled game publishers to monetize the whole of the price/demand curve.
Guest Post 3D panoramas will one day allow us to fully experience places that we’ve never visited ourselves. Here’s a vision of how it will look.
Guest Post Many companies have begun to embrace the concept of BYOD. But there’s still a lot of work to be done.
For companies who want to raise venture capital, here are nine “cheats” to help you get to the boss level in funding.
Rocket Internet chief Oliver Samwer, his brother Marc, and former Delivery Hero co-CEO Fabian Siegel are teaming up to start Global Founders Capital: a new €150 million ($194 million) fund for high-potential Internet businesses.
Produced in Association with UKTI The UK is one of the hottest landing spots for overseas companies that want to make an entrance into the European Union. It’s because of the country’s rich stores of talent and easy access to Europe.
Produced in Association with UKTI The UK is rapidly turning into a hotbed for technical innovation.
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Guest Post We have to weigh the cost of jeopardizing five years of citizen investment in current research against killing off career paths and future ideas for generations to come.
Guest Post Thank goodness someone finally had the courage to stand up and say that telecommuting is officially banned.
Wooga is one of the most successful casual games publishers to date. In this video, founder and CEO Jens Begemann talks about starting Wooga, keeping a healthy company culture, dealing with Facebook – and his thoughts on the hype surrounding startups in Berlin.
Refund.me is a Potsdam-based startup dedicated to getting passengers compensation from flight companies when their planes are delayed or cancelled.