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.
Tough, nimble, spirited media startups are going to thrive, so long as they stay focused on their mission and have the patience to endure."Paul Graham, the cofounder of startup incubator Y Combinator, calls this refusing-t0-die mentality being a cockroach.
Everyone knows smartphones and tablets aren't going away anytime soon. The ability to build websites that can adapt seamlessly from desktop computers to tablets to mobile phones (to whatever is next) is increasing in importance everyday. That's responsive web design. Ethan Marcotte has a great explanation herefrom 2010.
Michael Katz is the CEO of mParticle, which helps app developers make use of analytics and data. It's backed by some impressive and varied investors — Google Ventures and Nas, the rapper. Before mParticle, Katz was an executive on a large team at Yahoo. And before that, he ran a $270 million public company called Interclick. When he's not working, he spends time with rescue dogs.
Stance, a startup that sells fancy socks and soon, fancy underwear, just raised $50 million from Kleiner Perkins, August Capital, WSJ’s Lisette Chapman reports. Celebrities such as Will Smith and NBA star Dwayne Wade previously invested in Stance. The company has sold more than 15 million pairs of socks since it was founded in 2009. But it's not your typical tech startup.
It took years for the web to become what it is today: a sprawling, interconnected network of sites endlessly linking back and forth to one another.It will likely take years for the same thing to happen to smartphone applications, which are mostly stuck in silos, disconnected from one another. One New York-based start-up believes it can help speed that process.
For starters, it's mobile first. That has allowed the company to rethink traditional brokerage cost structures. With no human traders to pay or ancient infrastructure running the trades they're able to cut out those overhead costs.As a result, Robinhood doesn't charge a commission for standard trades, nor does it require any minimum deposits."Imagine you’re a first-time investor in your early 20s.
When it comes to building a company or managing a group, it's probably not a good idea to wing it. If you are in (or aspire to be in) a managerial position, you'll want to understand the ins and outs of running a business. We recommend checking out the "Build-a-startup" course bundle , which will be helpful in teaching you how to tackle all the major hurdles — everything from coding to sales.
Many of the most successful new games companies have rushed to sell shares to the public as soon as they possibly could.But Kabam, a mobile games maker, wants to put off an initial public offering for as long as it can.
Dave Goldberg is half of one of Silicon Valley's most powerful couples. He's the CEO of uber successful Valley company SurveyMonkey, with an epic career that began in the Internet bubble days. And he's married to Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook. By any measure, Goldberg has a fantastic life.
London-based money transfer startup WorldRemit has raised $100 million (64.8 million) in a funding round that values the company at around $500 million (324 million), sources familiar with the matter told the Financial Times . The investment is a growing sign of confidence in the British technology scene.
The worst part about having to charge up at the airport is that you're stuck sitting by the outlet. Pair your new charger/router with this Apple-certified Lightning Cable, and you'll triple your tether and be able to reach a real seat.Travelling is loud. These TOCCs Feather Buds have a noise-canceling outer shell, which will let you trade that screaming baby for your favorite playlist.
Today, London-based money transfer startup WorldRemit announced a new $100 million funding round, with a reported valuation of more than half a billion dollars. The round is led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm TCV, which has previously invested in everyone from Facebook to Spotify and Netflix.
You can grab it here with a discount thanks to Insider Picks and our friends at Stack Commerce.One of the most common problems with all laptops is memory. You buy one that you think will have enough memory to last a lifetime, and then you take a bunch of photos and videos, and all of a sudden you're out of space and faced with having to delete something.
MiP operates like a Segway using dual wheel balance, and has seven settings including roam, dance, and tricks. You can grab it here with a discount thanks to Insider Picks and our friends at Stack Commerce.If you've ever owned a remote-controlled car, you'll want to take a look at MiP, its modern cousin.
There may be a scientific explanation for why your headphones are constantly tangled, butno one wants a rat's nest in his pocket. You can avoid annoying headphone knots entirely with AViiQ's tangle-free earphones . Their flat-cable design ensures that unlike their rounded counterparts, they'll generate less friction and be less aerodynamic, which decreases the possibility of a tangle.
Business Insider's Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. And full disclosure: Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The final details about the Apple Watch were officially released on Monday . The Apple Watch — just like the iPhone and iPad — will have apps on it.