Fred Wilson explains the various types of revenue models for gaming companies – and sheds some light on why the trend toward “gamifying” social media, which we’ve previously reported on, is so potentially profitable.
According to Wilson, gaming co[...]
Ben Horowitz writes on his blog that the strongest companies are often “cult-like,” only because they are provocative enough “to change what people do every day.” The ideal cultural point is easy to implement, but holds far-reaching consequences.
America’s most entrepreneurial mayor, Michael Bloomberg, announced the “We Are Made in New York” tech initiative, in partnership with New York Tech Meetup, to support the city’s burgeoning startup scene. According to VentureBeat, the campaign include[...]
Europe-based Pearson and NYC-based Kaplan – two giant rivals of education – have both launched incubators for education-based technology companies, according to VentureBeat.
TechStars announced their partnership with Kaplan several days ago, in a [...]
According to Betabeat, Matt Monahan is a Stanford graduate and founder of AlphaBoost – a social advertising technology firm. Last week, he was in India with Dave McClure’s “Geeks on a Plane” tour – sponsored by Google, QualComm, Paypal and other majo[...]
More than 100 students converged on the Princeton campus last weekend for the school’s first “Start @ A Startup” conference, presented by Sequoia Capital and the Princeton student-run publication Business Today.
According to TechCrunch, the genera[...]
Edith Yeung – chief of corporate strategy for Dolphin Browser – provided a list of 7 methods of app monetization for VentureBeat. The general rule: Build your user base, and the money will follow.
Yeung bases her suggestions on anecdotal examples [...]
Three weeks after the suicide of celebrated entrepreneur and Ecomom founder Jody Sherman – and a week after the subsequent liquidation of his company -- PandoDaily founder Sarah Lacy brings to light the poor strategy decisions made by Ecomom in its f[...]
The Next Web reports on the “8 Things Your VC Won’t Tell You” – and the ability to answer these unasked questions could be the difference between life and death. Brad Gillespie of IA Ventures, Steve Schlafman of Lerer Ventures and Michael Klein of Ca[...]
Fortune Magazine interviewed the dynamic duo of Ben Horowitz and Marc Andreessen this week, pulling out some key insights of the culture of the firm behind Facebook, Skype, Groupon and many others.
Both Andreessen and Horowitz emphasize that only [...]
In addition to compiling a list of the '50 Most Powerful Women,' Fortune Magazine has highlighted five 'dorm-room' companies founded by collegiate women.
Included on the list is a Georgetown University student whose company myYearbook was purchase[...]
Since launching in Spring 2006, CrunchBase has established itself as the Internet's leading tech industry database, with over 1.5 million monthly unique visitors. To build on the success, Michael Arrington and company have announced, via a TechCrunch[...]