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.
When you travel the world, having a few drinks with your hosts is a great way to get a sense of the local culture. But excessive alcohol consumption can cause physiological consequences . Don't worry—a hangover is universal, and your new friends probably already know a way to cope with it.Read more...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good morning! We're looking at wonderful day here in New York, with a high near 70, and sunny skies. Let's start the week with some news:We talk about that, as well as what Yahoo should do with its money, and why Microsoft bought Minecraft in our latest podcast.1. Meet the three men who get billions of dollars from Cisco to create new businesses and new companies: 3.
($15-$30 depending on size) last winter as their favorite. They call it "a double-layered knit glove that will keep you warm in below-freezing temperatures; and fits snugly enough to conform to a range of finger sizes and provide reliably accurate screen taps.
When Cisco bought Crescendo, it acquired another engineer, Jayshree Ullal in the deal. Ullal led Crescendo's marketing and stayed with Cisco for 15 years, eventually named senior vice president of data center & switching, reporting to John Chambers.in Cisco stock. The price was ultimately based on how big a market Cisco thought it could capture.There are three legendary engineers at Cisco known as "the heart, soul and brains" of the company: Mario Mazzola, Prem Jain and Luca Cafiero. Over the past 20 years, Cisco CEO John Chambers has funneled $2.38 billion to them and their teams, even though, for much of their careers, they have technically not worked at Cisco at all. It's a highly unusual way to retain top talent, something known as a "spin-in." A "spin-in" is a form of R&D in which a company is the sole investor in a startup.
In 2004, Amazon's entire e-commerce business took in about $7 billion in revenue, about one-tenth the amount it takes in today.(You'll see often see the abbreviation IaaS, or infrastructure-as-a-service. Think of IaaS as bare-bones services required to run applications.