December 1, 2016

‘Fourth Transformation’ book: Brace for impact

by JD Lasica

Book review: A clear-eyed look at the mind-blowing changes in spatial computing dead ahead Title: “The Fourth Transformation: How Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence Change Everything” Authors: Robert Scoble & Shel Israel My rating: ☆☆☆☆☆ Release date: December 7, 2016 on Amazon At the Launch Scale conference in San Francisco on Nov. 14, technologist-futurist Robert Scoble held forth for 20 minutes wearing a mixed … Continue reading

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November 18, 2016

2 Google Demo Day award winners

by JD Lasica

Here are two of the startups won the top awards and garnered special praise at Google Demo Day for women startup founders: BeerOrCoffee and CastBox. Continue reading

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November 16, 2016

Takeaways from Launch Scale 2016

by JD Lasica

Here are highlights and takeaways from the LaunchScale event held Nov. 14-15, 2016 in San Francisco and attended by hundreds of startup founders. Continue reading

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November 2, 2016

No more one trick ponies: Why unbundling is proving to be a fad

by Ayelet Noff

The end of unbundling? How social apps are adding advanced functionality back into their platforms By definition, trends fluctuate over time. While ‘unbundling’ apps was a sweet notion, the consumer market is shifting to encourage consolidation and users are looking for a one-stop shop to fulfill their social addictions. Specialized apps that were originally designed to be a social platform … Continue reading

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September 27, 2016

Harambe Live: Secrets to blowing up your company’s social channels

by JD Lasica

Harambe Live is the world’s biggest live tribute to the gorilla that captured the Internet’s hearts as well as a meme-heavy social marketing workshop. Continue reading

September 26, 2016

Essential viral marketing tools

by JD Lasica

Hillary Clinton’s “Between 2 Ferns” interview got 9.2 million downloads in its first four days and is one of the top viral videos on this week. This is the second in a series on modern viral marketing techniques extolled by Vincent Dignan of the United Kingdom. Also see: 10 rules of branding for your startup or small biz Harambe … Continue reading

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