Guest Post Amr Shady is the CEO of TA Telecom, one of the fastest-growing companies in the Middle East and Africa.
WePay isn’t interested in individual campaigns anymore. The company’s primary focus now is providing services to other crowdfunding sites through its API.
Smart people want to try many new ideas, but a resource-constrained startup does not have the luxury to try all the cool things.
Editor’s Pick If you ever wondered why reporters are bitter, joyless black holes, this waste of 1s and 0s is why. Take your anti-nausea meds and prepare to lose your faith in humanity.
Sponsored Post Talk about agile development, technology acronyms may be the most nimble creations of the tech sector to date. From SaaS (software as a service) to PaaS (platform as a service), to IaaS (infrastructure as a service), what are we supposed to make from all of this? And is the acronym already obsolete?
Sponsored Post New Relic, the San Francisco-based leader in Software Analytics, is set to host their inaugural FutureStack conference in just one week from today. On Oct. 24-25, the Grand Hyatt San Francisco will be transformed by the sounds of 800+ disruptive developers, technologists and creatives, joining together to imagine, build and craft the future of Modern Software.
MOOCS, like Berlin-based Iversity, are gaining steam in Europe. Iversity has signed up over 115,000 students across an initial batch of 24 courses and aims to hit 1 million by the end of 2014.
Rumors of an impending Alibaba initial public offering continue to sweep the Internet, and private company intelligence firm PrivCo just added fuel to the fire by flinging open the doors on its proprietary research on the Chinese company.
Social Touch hopes to emulate Buddy Media’s success in China — and just snagged a $10 million cash injection to help brands like Proctor & Gamble, Dell, and Coca-Cola get their message out on China’s social networks.
Editor’s Pick If you’ve ever managed a site, launched a Facebook page, run a Twitter campaign, or tried to sell anything via Google AdWords, you know one of the key challenges of analytics:
So much data, so little knowledge.
Mobile advertising continues to be up and to the right as 33 percent of clicks on Google ads are now from smartphones or tablets, impressions are up 37.1 percent, clicks are up 16.2 percent, and advertiser spend is up 23.1 percent.
Guest Post A second language is one of the most important tools you can have in your entrepreneurship toolbox. Don’t avoid your foreign language fear: deal with it!
Guest Post I’m sick and tired of hearing about “lean startups.”
Guest Post When I travel outside the Mile High City, I’m often asked what makes Denver so attractive for startups. While our tech community and the companies it’s home to are gaining traction by the month, the benefits of launching a startup in Denver aren’t necessarily as obvious as those associated with major tech destinations like the Valley and, more recently, New York.
Guest Post Here are 7 of the most common mistakes made by companies when recruiting engineering talent.
Sponsored Post Why do startups succeed? Usually, the credit goes to dynamic innovation and entrepreneurial energy. Why do startups fail? Often, it’s down to a simple—and surprising—reason: beta testing.
Deutsche Telekom has announced a new plan to protect German internet traffic from international spying efforts post-NSA revelations.
We’re looking for an Event Ticket Sales Coordinator to help us drive ticket sales for three upcoming VentureBeat events.
Editor’s Pick Here are seven promising startups we saw at last week’s Capital Factory demo day:
Guest Post Tim Merel is the founder of investment bank Digi-Capital.
Developers: Get a mix of dev-centric news, features, analysis, guest columns, and more — all delivered in a neat package every morning.
Guest Post Here are three tips to keep in mind when fundraising in this new era so you don’t find yourself paddling upstream:
Sponsored Post Here is the obligatory Top 4 List of the reasons telecom professionals seeking innovation are in Silicon Valley, and are leveraging tools like the Telecom Council network.
TechShop Menlo Park filed a 506(c) with the SEC, which following the lift on the ban of general solicitation, allows startups to publicly announce that they are fundraising.
Guest Post True or False? The cost to build a product has dramatically decreased in the past 10 years.
Guest Post Eva Arevuo is communications manager at startup advocacy group Engine.is.
Guest Post Being a great VC is about more than having a stacked Rolodex, 80-hour work weeks, and lightning-fast response times. It takes community, generosity, and most important, empathy.
The Shutterstock Berlin team will also be focused on growing sales, particularly in Eastern Europe, and improving the tech for their mobile app. At the moment, Shutterstock’s only other European office is in London.
VentureBeat hosts some of the hottest events in Silicon Valley. You name it, we’re hitting the big trends — data, cloud, games, and mobile. Billion dollar deals can get done at these conferences.
It’s easy to say “I could have done that” when you see the success of an app like Instagram or Twitter. But most of us don’t act on our “ingenious” business ideas simply because it’s freaking hard.
Sponsored Post Using the crowd for data mining and machine learning is just one of the many fascinating topics on the agenda for this year’s CrowdConf, the longest running crowdsourcing industry event.
Guest Post Earlier this year, I started a new business venture with a partner. We were going to solve a major problem, travel costs for small and medium-sized companies. After investing three months of our time and about $2,000, we decided to stop actively pursuing the opportunity. The reason? Several of our core assumptions turned out to be wrong.
Deutsche Telekom-backed Hubraum today kicked off the next round of its accelerator program in Berlin and revealed the seven startups taking part. The latest batch of teams includes health technology startups, an online education startup, a digital identity provider and a service that lets users monetize their own personal data.
Seeking Alpha, a financial news site, has managed to carve out a lucrative niche — and is paying its crowdsourced contributors handsomely for their content.
Gilt Groupe’s founder launches Zola, a ‘modern’ wedding registry to improve the process of listing and buying all the crap people think they need to get married.
Guest Post Despite Google’s claim that it is merely looking out for the wellbeing of its users by hiding keyword data, Google doesn’t hide the data if you pay for it. That is, if marketers place paid ads in Google Adwords for their keywords, Google will pass along visitor keyword data.
Editor’s Pick Uncharted Play is the company behind SOCCKET, a soccer ball that generates energy as you play.
Sponsored Post Whether you’re a media professional, app developer or technology provider, you’re going to walk away from this Morning of Mobile Privacy feeling more confident in your ability to do your job effectively.
Guest Post Silicon Valley investors are relatively more concept-focused than revenue- and profit-focused, while the opposite is true in Silicon Beach.
Why is there this regional investor difference?
Guest Post There are few markets that are mandated by law to include virtually every American man, woman and child, so this opportunity is particularly juicy to investors.