All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Startups’

How To Get The Media To Notice You

Today, I would argue PR is more important than ever before. In addition to helping companies increase profiles and attract new clients, PR can be considered the secret weapon for SEO. Unfortunately, despite the increasing importance of PR, it is often misunderstood by companies both large and small. In this article, my aim is to de-construct the PR process, with …

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Faking a School Shooting Alert Is an Awfully Dumb Way to Get People to Use Your New Social Network

Today, we all gather to nominate Bevii and this terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea into the Dumb Idea Hall-of-Fame. In order to promote their new startup social network, the University of North Carolina students behind Bevii decided to create an email alert to some “shots fired” on campus. Whoa-ho! Watch out! Facebook is dooooooown. Except the joke’s not funny …

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Google Helps UP Global Expand Startup Weekend For Entrepreneurs

Google announced a new partnership with UP Global, which will see the organization expanded to twice as many cities, going from 500 to 1,000. As part of this, Startup Weekend will be expanded, and is now powered by Google For Entrepreneurs. Google is also partnering with Startup Digest and NEXT to put training and event resources in front of entrepreneurs …

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Amazon Launches AWS Activate Packages For Startups

Amazon announced on Thursday that AWS Activate, a package which includes AWS credits, training, developer support, a startup community forum and offers from third parties, is now available. It’s essentially a gateway for startups to get up and running with Amazon Web Services. Adam Selipsky, VP, Amazon Web Services, said, “Many of the world’s most successful startups already build their …

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Local Ruckus Makes Some Ruckus With Google Fiber And KCSV

It’s no secret that Google Fiber is inspiring other ISPs to lessen the broadband gap in this country. Or, according to DSLReports.com, the goal is to “…light a fire under the pampered behinds of incumbent broadband operators.” But, the real story is how Google Fiber has inspired users in Kansas City. Google Fiber rolled out in Kansas City (mostly the …

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Biz Stone’s Jelly Hires Another Ex-Apple Engineer

Biz Stone’s mysterious startup Jelly has just made another interesting hire. This time it’s Brian Kadar, a former Apple software engineer. Here’s what Stone had to say about Kadar: “Born and raised in Queens, NY, Brian has a BFA in Visual Communications which he decided to use as a backdrop for pursing web development. Before Apple, Brian built experiences for …

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Biz Stone’s Jelly Taps Former iPhone and Twitter Engineer for Board

We may not really know what it is yet, but Twitter co-founder Biz Stone’s new startup is accumulating talent at a pretty fast clip. Today, Stone announced that Loren Brichter, former Apple engineer who worked on the original iPhone and founder of the popular iOS game Letterpress, had joined the company’s Executive Advisory Board. He’s the first member of the …

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Jelly, Biz Stone’s Mysterious Startup, Reveals Bono, Al Gore, and More as Investors

On April 1st, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone confirmed that he was working on a new startup called Jelly. He was kind of forced into revealing his hand, after news of the project leaked in late March. When Stone announced the company, he said that he was going to wait to share much of the details, since “news of Jelly emerged …

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Jelly Announces ‘Employee #1,’ Designer Austin Sarner

Here’s some more Jelly news for you, and no, it’s not any additional info on what the hell it is. It’s more team news. According to Jelly founder and CEO, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, the company has just hired employee #1: UI designer and engineer Austin Sarner. Sarner, who got his start building Mac OS apps, worked on the Push …

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Punky Brewster Backed By Google Ventures, Advised By Randi Zuckerberg

Soleil Moon Frye, commonly known as the girl who played Punky Brewster, has a startup called Moonfrye, and it has attracted $2.5 million in funding from GRP Partners, Greycroft, Daher Capital, and Google’s investment arm, Google Ventures. The company is readying a mobile product aimed at inspiring “digital creativity in parents and children with physical products that surprise.” Basically, it …

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Should Your Startup Use Open Source Software?

Open source software is awesome, and it’s free. What more do you need to know? In all actuality, there’s a lot to consider when thinking about what software to use in your startup. Do you go with open source or proprietary? Maybe Google can help. Chris DiBona, Director of Open Source at Google, is interviewed by Don Dodge about how …

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Biz Stone Reveals Twitter’s Ben Finkel as Jelly Co-founder and CTO

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is slowly pulling back the curtain on Jelly. Very slowly. Today, Stone has revealed the identity of the mobile-oriented startup’s co-founder and CTO: Ben Finkel, founder of Fluther and New Users Experience manager on Twitter’s Growth Team. Finkel’s Fluther, a Q&A app, was acquired by Twitter back in 2010. “Ben Finkel is my co-founder here at …

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