The first year of my business was great. Profits were through the roof. My sales funnel was spot on. And part of that success was due to a friend who helped out.
Amazon, which sells more books than every other seller combined, isn’t afraid to push publishers around to get what it wants.
Digital loyalty startup Belly is extending its already impressive market lead today with the announcement that 7-Eleven, one of the company’s strategic investors, will roll-out the iPad-based platform in 2,600 of its convenience stores by the end of the year.
Kickstarter has long contested the idea that its crowdfunding platform is a marketplace. It’s supposed to be used to support artistic endeavors; everything else is just a byproduct of the platform’s willingness to host essentially anything imaginable, not its founding purpose.
PayPal has been in the news of late for its possible spinout from Ebay and its ongoing search for a new CEO, but there’s another largely overlooked storyline that could have an equally big impact on its future.
On Tuesday, Time Warner Cable agreed to pay the Federal Communications Commission $1.1 million for failing to disclose a “substantial number” of outages affecting its customers.
Apple often claims that its decisions are guided by a desire to offer consumers the best experience possible.
Snapchat has secured commitments from Kleiner Perkins and at least one strategic investor toward its next funding round, according a report by the Wall Street Journal today.
IZVARINO, LUHANSK PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC — It’s around 12:30 pm and pushing 100 F when Russia’s humanitarian aid convoy finally starts rumbling across the Russian border and into rebel-held Ukrainian territory under heavy militia guard.
As venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz* turns five years old this summer, its founding members Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz have posted a two part podcast proclaiming to “explain everything.” Okay so maybe they don’t touch on “everything,” but they do their best, explaining the backlash against Clay Christensen’s disruption theory (“Intellectualism at its worst,” says Horowitz), what their firm looks for in entrepreneurs (“Courage.” Also don’t focus on your peers’ valuations; it’s the “most meaningless thing to focus your mind on imaginable”), plus bitcoin, education, robotics, the tech “bubble,” electric cars, and health-care.
Everyone knows the old saying that’s handy around the holidays, “Don’t talk about religion or politics in polite company” — that is unless you come from one of those families where the children somehow didn’t rebel against every ideal their parents hold dear.
What’s the best way to experience a new city? Most people would say with a local as your tour guide with similar tastes as you.
At last night’s Emmy Awards, Netflix failed to score wins in any of the major categories: “House of Cards” lost to “Breaking Bad.” Kevin Spacey lost to Bryan Cranston.
Netflix has asked the Federal Communications Commission to prevent Comcast and Time Warner Cable from merging to form what it calls the “nation’s largest onramp to the Internet.” This is merely the latest of Netflix’s attempts to play both sides of every argument concerning the future of the Internet.
Amazon’s Fire Phone is a disappointment. Reviews of the device all pose a question Pando has been asking since the device first became something more than an oft-repeated rumor: Is this really something that consumers need — or even want — to spend hundreds of dollars on?
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill requiring smartphone manufacturers to include anti-theft features with all devices sold after July 15, 2015.
When Ian Siegel and his co-founders began to build ZipRecruiter in 2010, the goal was a lifestyle business.
Amazon’s surprise purchase of Twitch is fascinating for a few reasons. It confirms that live-streaming is no longer a fringe potential in the online-video market.
Remember that final summer fling, just before the weather changed and everyone had to get serious and go back to school?
As publishers know all too well, the stories that perform best on Facebook tend to be listicles, quizzes, and irresistibly clickable headlines that often lead to stories with little substance.