The tables are set. Our sneakers are laced. It’s time to get serious. The 2013 Golden Gate Smackdown is upon us!
Twitter and HootSuite announced a new way of selling and managing promoted tweets, promoted trends, and promoted accounts: right in HootSuite’s social media management dashboard.
A picture might indeed be worth a thousand words as visual social networks Pinterest and Instagram continue to grow. But how do analytics change when photos say more than text?
New York City Mayor Bloomberg, who describes himself as an “entrepreneur” first and foremost on Twitter, is launching a new initiative to support local tech startups.
The average angel is 47 years old, makes $90,000 a year, invests in one out of every 10 deals he sees, invests $37,000 in each deal, and lives in California. The halo and the wings? Those are just for show.
Guest Post Here’s how to not sound like a tool or a startup clone in eight easy steps!
Guest Post Since I decided to go into web search, I immediately applied to Google. Along the way, the same question came up over and over “Who do you know at Google?”
Prestigious venture capital firm Sequoia Capital confirms existence of its Scout Seed Fund, which provides entrepreneurs with liquidity to make angel investments in early-stage startups.
NYU will create a Center for Data Science composed of faculty from across the university and will offer a variety of graduate-degree programs to its students.
What kinds of posts do well with your Facebook audience? What topics are most viral for your customers? And how can you find clones of your best fans?
Guest Post For some reason over the last 6 months or so I started caring about being liked. Liked by the Silicon Valley set. Liked by venture capitalists. Liked by the kind of men that determine who is or is not “one of us” in tech.
A great company culture doesn’t have to cost a lot of money — it’s not about masseuses and prime rib.
Guest Post Entrepreneur Payam Zamani explores the similarities between climbing mountains and starting a business from scratch.
Come unwind with a few cocktails, meet some VentureBeat staffers, and network with a mix of technology execs, investors, and other VIPs.
Guest Post Startups are having a tough time finding the talent they need, and Congress is paying attention.
The Iron Yard is a coworking space, accelerator program, and code academy heating up the tech scene in Greenville, South Carolina.
Online investing platform SecondMarket partners with CircleUp, which crowdfunds consumer goods companies looking to grow.
During his first “Fireside Hangout” on YouTube, President Barack Obama called for education, immigration, and patent reform to support the tech scene, not to mention the American economy.
Sponsored Post You can get The Mac Essentials Bundle for only $49.99 for a limited time – that’s 84% off the price you’d pay for all of these extraordinary apps on their own.
Sponsored Post The SF MusicTech Summit is a must attend event for entrepreneurs, developers, and music enthusiasts working at the convergence of internet, music and technology.
Getting technical and entrepreneurial talent into the U.S. may be a lot easier very soon if a bipartisan group of senators manage to get the Startup Act 3.0 passed. Unfortunately, versions 1.0 and 2.0 died slow and silent deaths.
Sponsored Post While software has been “eating the world” for years in the consumer world, now start-up software is infiltrating even the largest of enterprises at an ever increasing rate.
Point Nine Capital closed its second fund, dedicated to supporting and nurturing European startups.
Feld has been bewitched by the promise of Google Fiber, and soon he’s going to give the gift of super-fast Internet speeds to a few lucky startups in KC.
The smart, social, mobile, and above all digital world we’re building is the new industrial revolution, and the bricklayers and grease monkeys of this era are Ruby developers and database administrators.
SPARCIN launches to open up the interview process to contributions from the community.
According to Pinfluencer, the average campaign on its platform boosts brand website page visits per pin by 400 percent, doubles the pageviews per pin, and boosts revenue per pin by 50 percent, from $0.14 to $0.21.
President Barack Obama’s state of the union address focused on innovation, jobs, education, health-care … and green technology.
Editor’s Pick Here’s what you techies need to know about State of the Union.
You may not see huge numbers of black founders or developers — especially those with double-X chromosomes — in Silicon Valley. That’s something that Black Girls Hack is aiming to fix.
Editor’s Pick SumAll forms a foundation to channel its resources, expertise, and equity towards addressing global issues.
Why are there so many Pinterest clones and subscription-commerce sites? It’s all thanks to a decade of engineering that has made it cheaper to start a company than ever before.
How is Uber managing its European expansion? With “lots of hustle,” according to vice president Ryan Graves.
Guest Post Venture capital. Angel investors. Personal savings. All of these are common-knowledge ways to get your company the funding it needs to launch. But what about the IRS’s ROBS project?
You wasted a good chunk of that $50 billion on advertising that didn’t convert, didn’t show ROI, and wasn’t intelligently conceived. Ideagility CEO Ron McDaniel wants to change that.
Guest Post Here are five big mistakes that are often made when choosing board members — and, maybe more importantly, tips on avoiding them.
Guest Post If you have a new iPhone 5, Android smartphone or other mobile device, watch out — you may be targeted by electronic device thieves.
Australian startup Squeeze1 is launching in two weeks and taking desperate measures to attract users.
Guest Post A lot of firms work with very established clients. Many don’t have the experience of setting up a business from scratch.