Learn more about digital commerce and social media on Feb. 7, 2012 at the Social Commerce Summit. Meet leaders in the space and boost your ROI and market knowledge.In 2009, Robert Moore and Jake Stein put together a working prototype of their now profitable startup, RJMetrics. RJMetrics is a business intelligence software company that plugs into everything from Oracle to Google Analytics.
Twitter has acquired a payment startup called CardSpring. CardSpring helps developers write applications that accept credit card payments. Startups like Foursquare already use CardSpring. CardSpring raised $10 million from investors like SV Angel, Greylock Partners, Accel Partners, Felicis Ventures, and Data Collective. It was founded by Amit Kumar, Jeff Winner, Eckart Walther and Geraud Boyer.
The study found that startups with the most lucrative exits raised either $2-3 million or $5-10 million. They also tend to be about four years old.When startups raise large rounds of financing from investors, it’s often praised in the press. And in Silicon Valley, founders are often encouraged to raise as much money as possible.
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Government-run postal services around the world are missing a huge opportunity to deliver more items purchased online. "… Postal services around the world are uniquely positioned to handle and deliver at low cost," says Alibaba Vice President John Spelich,.
Facebook, the social giant, is the social commerce leader by a number of metrics.Facebook doesn't just generate more online and offline retail sales than other social sites and apps. It also beats its rivals in terms of conversions, the value of sharing, and visits.
But, he warns, it's still a startup, and "it could also go down to zero," Bloomberg reports.Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colorado, on Tuesday, he said that he sees the long-term value of the company at "$200 billion or more ," according to a report in Bloomberg. As Bloomberg notes, that's around the same market value as Toyota.
The company formerly known as Enterproid - now as Divide - has been acquired by Google. Google Ventures previously invested in Divide, making this one in a line of companies that had investment cash from Google Ventures only to then be acquired by Google in its entirety. One does not always precede the other, but this situation is too plain to not explore.
Soluto, the winner of Disrupt's inaugural event in New York in 2010, has raised $18 million in funding to continue offering support tools to small businesses for managing and fixing their PCs. Just last month, it introduced a new service to support small businesses with up to 10 PCs.
has provided streaming service to gamers since 2011 — but Twitch is largely a desktop application used for PC and console gaming.In addition to Metal support, Kamcord's latest update released Thursday offers a complete visual redesign, a "heavily requested" notifications feature, and other “enhancements” for the new iPhones and iOS 8.
There's a good reason why games likeBattlefieldrarely offer a realistic view of what it's like to steer armored vehicles: actual drivers have to either look through tiny portholes or risk getting shot. The Norwegian Army may not be so restricted in the future, though. It'stesting a systemfrom MakingView that usesOculus RiftVR helmets to help soldiers glimpse through a vehicle's protective plating.
If normal switch plate covers are too mundane for you, try these Toggle Switch Plates from UncommonGoods for a little Rube Goldberg steampunk style. They are designed byfather and son Lance and L J Nybye.
In an earnings call Tuesday, Yahoo announced a disappointing second quarter highlighted by a 7% drop in display-advertising revenues. The postmortems from the investment analyst community offer a brutal forecast for the display-ad business — for years Yahoo's bread-and-butter — that doesn't offer much hope that things will get better any time in the near future.
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which will beUltimately, these kinds of splits allow one company to detach from a slower-growth business so that it can rapidly achieve growth. That seems to be the aim of media companies like Time Warner Inc., News Corp., and Gannett, which areBreaking up is hard to do, especially if you're a gigantic corporation.
Many looked atTitanfallas being the first tentpole gamefor the Xbox One, but how many people actually bought it? It turns out 925,000 units were sold through for the quarter, according to publisher Electronic Arts' latest earnings call.