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Top Ten infoChachkie Entries Of 2011

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With the exception of the week of Thanksgiving, I published two entries every week during 2011. I published 21-Skype interviews during 2011. After a very kind introduction from Mark Suster , both Technorati and BusinessInsider agreed to syndicate my content. Top Ten infoChachkie Entries Of 2011. The following entries generated the most page views during 2011. Surprisingly, not all of these entries were published in 2011. 2011 Rank.

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Here are 10 Tips from BuzzFeed to Make Your Content Go Viral

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I recently had the pleasure of spending an hour with Jon Steinberg, president of Buzzfeed , a company who focuses on helping media companies make their content go viral. But of course we also focused on making content go viral. Or creating quizzes or games with your content.

Content, Commerce, and Cosmetics: A Look At IPSY's Subscription Business

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The company operates the Ipsy Open Studios based in Los Angeles, which specifically caters to content creators in the beauty area. It was cofounded by Michele phan in November of 2011. So it's all about content and community.

Docstoc Ramps Video Content Effort

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Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the online business documents site headed by Jason Nazar, has quietly been ramping a video content effort at the site. Disclaimer: socalTECH has also contributed content to the new section.) video production content advice business small docstocIn a new section on Docstoc's web site, the firm has been sharing dozens of video segments featureing business tips and advice from entrepreneurs from Southern California's technology community.

Demand Media Applies Content Strategy To eNom

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the Internet content publishing company run by Richard Rosenblatt, is applying its crowdsourced content model to eNom , the domain name registrar it owns. According to eNom, it has put up a new content portal focused on the.ORG domain name, which is powered by Demand Media's creative studios. eNom said it will offer up Demand's content through a service called RichContent. dotorg domain domainer content media demand enom

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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What special data, content, APIs, etc. Content Management - do we need to allow easy editing of content in the system? Content access controls? Are regular users contributing content or only system administrators?

YouTube's New Content Partners A Who's Who Of SoCal Startups

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Not suprisingly, the announcement by YouTube late Friday of a new initiative to provide original content programming channels on the site was a who's who of Southern California content and media startups. Among the list of dozens of partners were DECA , EQAL , Katalyst , Machinima , Demand Media , Maker Studios , My Damn Channel , and Vuguru --just to name a few local content producers involved. youtube content video streaming machinima demand media equal deca vuguru

Learn From The Masters of SEO, Social, Branding, Advertising and More | PubCon 2011

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The TechZulu team is coming back to Pubcon this year from November 9-10 to bring you some amazing content from the masters of affiliate marketing, Search and SEO, Social Media, Link building, Advertising, Branding, PR, Analytics and tons more.

TechZulu Heads To NYC For #BWE | BlogWorld Expo 2011

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This year’s event will feature great educational content, so new media content creators of all kinds will learn the best tips, technologies and methods for growing their brands, audiences and businesses online. BlogWorld Events New Media News Social Media Video BlogWorld Expo BlogWorld Expo 2011 C.C. BlogWorld in NYC? That’s right folks, BlogWorld and New Media Expo have left their old stomping grounds in Las Vegas to venture on to a new chapter.

Insights and Opinions: A Cynic Predicts IT and Media in 2011

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For today's Insights and Opinions section, where we share the thoughts and insights of local technology thought leaders, we have an article from Tony Greenberg , CEO of Ramprate on A Cynic's Prediction of IT and Media in 2011. Someone will found another content delivery company.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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What special data, content, APIs, etc. Content Management - do we need to allow easy editing of content in the system? Content access controls? Are regular users contributing content or only system administrators?

The Amazing Power of Deflationary Economics for Startups

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When you think about the great achievement of the Internet in aiding content, commerce & communication they include: Large scales of connected people & information never seem before in humanity. And Amazon wasn’t content with just being books, they wanted to be THE Internet retailer.

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The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why

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Content or software developers who want to build products that work in Facebook have got to develop inside of Facebook’s framework rather than working on open, Internet standards. Fred Wilson recently posted a great video on his blog with the CEO of Forrester Research, George Colony.

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AudioMicro Launches New Stock Content Sites

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Sherman Oaks-based AudioMicro.com , the stock audio site run by Ryan Born, debuted four new content sites Thursday at the Launch Conference. Born showed off ChooseTattoos , ImageCollect , InfographicStock , and Cartoonsy at the conference. ChooseTattoos sells stock tattoo designs; ImageCollect celebrity images; InfographicStock includes infographics; and Cartoonsy various cartoon images. READ MORE>>. audiomicro choosetattoos stock images imagecollect cartoon cartoonsy

Future of TV: The Quick Version

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Many people perceive YouTube as “dogs on skateboards” and don’t realize that it is now professionally produced content that is driving billions of video views each month. This is overpriced and consumers are paying for content they don’t watch.

Choosing a Programming Language and Framework for Your Startup

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For example, you may have content management and community needs that closely align with Drupal. " From Groovy/Grails :: Ruby/Rails :: 2011 State of the framework : Rails and Grails are both excellent frameworks with their current releases. If you don't believe me, take a look at some interesting data on what programming languages TIOBE Programming Community Index for June 2011 are in use and the current trends.

We Have Only Scratched the Surface of the True Value of Twitter. Here’s What You’re Missing

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There could be a causality to content-specific or location-specific tweets (much in the same way some are integrating Twilio). I have written extensively about Twitter in the past. I still find that many people don’t understand the basics.

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Why Reed Hastings Should be Applauded for Netflix Split

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Equally, the streaming business has got to accelerate content acquisition, focus on customer retention, improve streaming technologies to make it better for users / worse for competitors, and they’ve got to continually improve the UI.

Interview with Bong Koh, LifeCrowd

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We want to create the right mix of the types of activities, price points, and make sure we have high quality content and high quality activities. Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based LifeCrowd (www.lifecrowd.com) unveiled its service to help connect people with real life activities.

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

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Startup Company Lawyer , March 14, 2010 Four Minutes In The Morning - Feld Thoughts , September 1, 2010 Ten Crowdsourcing Trends for 2011 - crowdSPRING Blog , December 8, 2010 How New Ideas Almost Killed Our Startup - Vinicius Vacanti , August 3, 2010 Evidence that Facebook Works as Marketing Tool - The Entrepreneurial Mind , March 2, 2010 10 Blogging Tips. Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc.

The Future of Advertising will be Integrated

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The fundamental problem with banner ads is a condition called “banner blindness&# meaning that our eyes are really quickly trained to look at what is most relevant on the page – the content we want to see. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. Banner Ads.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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It brings together events and content for Los Angeles. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. I told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts. So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. I will do my best to keep this up to date.

Why I’m Doubling Down on the Twitter Ecosystem

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Viral – One of the most important value drivers of any social network is the degree to which it makes content go viral. Naturally every other content management company was pissed off and felt that they had wasted all of their investment in integration with Salesforce.

TZ Startup Hot Seat | Vincent Borel Co-Founder of Webdoc

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It’s great to create rich content but unless its easy to create the barriers of entry are high and the masses are not creating it. Webdoc aims to make it dead simple to allow those with/without technical knowledge to create rich engaging content that everyone can enjoy.

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How Startups Can Use Metrics to Drive Success

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For example, if you have developers, content people or SEO folks working on SEO programs you’ll need to allocate their time / costs to this effort. You Manage What you Measure.

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Take On Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson’s Venture Deals

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Tactical & Hands-on – As described in Why Most Business Books (Still) Suck , entrepreneurs have limited time to expend reading theoretical business books which do not provide actionable content.

TZ Startup Hot Seat | Andrew Zarian CEO of GFQ Network Inc.

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What the GFQ network is providing is an entertainment outlet for great content. Yea actually, we recently made some changes to the direction of the content on the network. Cross-promotion is the key to growing your content and viewership.

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How I Use Visualization to Drive Creativity

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From left to right I wrote in boxes: talent discovery, content development, production, post-production, distribution, & marketing. Why do cable & satellite companies force us to take content “bundles&# that cost more than we want and have content we don’t watch.

What to do When a Tech Giant Decides to Eat Your Lunch

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It was about freeing up content to be displayed on big screens regardless of the source or content type. And we’ll build the best discovery engine to find the best content.”. An edited version of this post originally ran on TechCrunch.

The Importance of The Narrative

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Give people a map up front that tells them the general content you’re going to cover. Then give them the content. I went to undergrad at UCSD, which is not a place known for its Greek institutions and my father grew up in South America and had know idea what a fraternity was.

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Twitter Delivers You 4x More Traffic Than You Think. Here’s Why …

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In some ways it is because that’s where your user engaged the content. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch (this version is slightly different).

Why Startups Need to Blog (and what to talk about …)

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If you’re going to pump out regular content that is meaningful, you obviously need to blog about a topic in which you’re knowledgeable, thoughtful and passionate. If you write good content and consistently you’ll build an audience over time.