Not all of Fred Wilson's investments are instant successes. His mobile advertising startup, Pinch, faced some difficult times before it merged with Flurry and was yesterday acquired by Yahoo. Read more »
A look at the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for July 22 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications.
Silicon Valley…Marissa Mayer isn’t done buying startups. Yahoo announces it’s buying mobile advertising firm Flurry, in a deal reported to be worth north of $300 ...4 minutes ago
T he meme phenomenon has taken the marketing world by storm and has introduced a whole new genre of humor. Memes such as the Honey Badger, Success Kid and Good Guy Greg are littering newsfeeds on social media and are increasing in popularity with millennials.
But where did this phenomenon start? The concept of a meme has been around since the 1980s. Richard Dawkins first introduced the phrase ...2 hours ago
M anoj Bhargava, who founded 5-Hour Energy, seems fueled for a fight after several states filed lawsuits accusing his company of false and deceptive advertising.
Last week, attorneys general in Washington, Oregon and Vermont filed lawsuits against Bhargava’s companies, Living Essentials and Innovation Ventures, saying that 5-Hour Energy Drink makes false claims about the drink and that the ...3 hours ago
E specially when starting out, word-of-mouth referrals are the most effective way to grow your business. Even in high-tech companies, having a couple hundred evangelists who can’t live without your product and will spread the word is incredibly important.
A great product or service is clearly ...5 hours ago
F ormer Symantec CEO Enrique Salem admired former McAfee CEO Dave DeWalt back when they were rivals running the top two security software companies.
Apparently the feeling was mutual. DeWalt recruited Salem to invest in and join the board of DeWalt's current company, FireEye Inc., an enterprise security platform.
Salem chatted with me about that turnabout, why Symantec didn't buy McAfee when it ...6 hours ago
F or Troy, New York business owner Annmarie Lanesey, what started off as a training program ended up an entrepreneurial opportunity.
President and founder of Greane Tree Technology, a custom software developing company, Lanesey had her employees learn a new programming language by creating a web application.
"We wanted to create a project for our staff to train on...have a problem to solve. ...6 hours ago
A s far as I know, there's no social media equivalent of the Full Ginsburg, which, in Washington parlance, is when a politico makes an appearance by one person on all five major Sunday morning talk shows on the same day.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave us something like it today with back-to-back Q&A sessions at Facebook and Twitter headquarters.
Clinton stopped by both Silicon ...20 hours ago
Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, says its time to shorten the work week to three days. What would be your ideal workweek?
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