JasonNation Becomes The LAUNCH Newsletter

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Jason Calacanis , the CEO of Santa Monica-based Mahalo.com, told his personal email newsletter readers Friday that he has renamed the newsletter from JasonNation, to the LAUNCH Newsletter. As part of that effort, Calacanis has begun profiling startups in his newsletter, in a combined effort with a number of writers and editors. jasonnation launch newsletter startups entrepreneurs

From Startup Newsletter To Best Selling Book: How This Entrepreneur Pulled It Off

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John Lusk, along with his Co-Author Kyle Harrison, leveraged their humble company''s newsletter into The MouseDriver Chronicles , a New York Times bestselling book. The company''s newsletter was initially created to share their entrepreneurial journey with their family and friends.

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From Startup Newsletter To Best Selling Book: How This Entrepreneur Pulled It Off

InfoChachkie

John Lusk, along with his Co-Author Kyle Harrison, leveraged their humble company''s newsletter into The MouseDriver Chronicles , a New York Times bestselling book. The company''s newsletter was initially created to share their entrepreneurial journey with their family and friends.

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

Both Sides of the Table

Blogs. By definition, you read blogs. People often ask me why I started blogging. I often get the question from people, “I’d like to blog, but I don’t really know what to talk about?&# My suggestion is to blog about your industry. You need a blog.

Chartbeat is to Blogs as Google Analytics is to Print Newspapers

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve been using Chartbeat for over a month now to track performance of my blog and I find myself looking at Google Analytics much less these days. The next users after that is reading a blog post that I wrote nearly 9 months ago.

Aggregage Gets $1M

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El Segundo-based Aggregage , which develops software driven B2B websites and newsletters which aggregate blog and news postings for specific industries, has raised $1M in a convertible note, the company said today. aggregage venture capital newsletter software automated content analysis aggregation publishing news blog angel tech coast angels

Southern California Tech Central

Technology Council

The Technology Council of Southern California and TechEmpower are happy to announce the launch of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. Tags: Hardware Internet Marketing Media/Entertainment Newsletter Sales Software Startups Venture Capital Video Games

Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service

TechCrunch LA

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital.

FabFitFun raises $80 million for its growing lifestyle brand

TechCrunch LA

From a newsletter and blog to the subscription box to the launch of live programming last year.

Bose Develops Prototype “Sleepbuds” After Buying San Diego Startup

Xconomy

” In a recent e-mail newsletter, Hush founding CEO Daniel “Ewok” Lee announced the acquisition, writing, “Some huge news to share – we’ve been acquired by Bose Corporation!”

Announcing Xconomy’s Agtech and Food Channel

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All you have to do is go to the home page of the new channel , or sign up for a dedicated e-mail newsletter. A core tenet of Xconomy—and the reason behind our broad coverage across information technology, life sciences, energy, and more—is that the most interesting and important innovations often arise from the intersection of different disciplines.

Xconomy Announces Channel Focused on the Future of Education

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All it takes is to go to the home page of the new channel or sign up for a dedicated e-mail newsletter.

Timing your exit – Don’t ride it over the top.

Berkonomics

In the previous six months, I’d read several articles in finance blogs or newsletters about yet another company that had just been financed in their specific vertical.

StartupRoar Adds Personalized Subscriptions

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I also personally like the format of the new newsletter. Aggregage , the platform that powers StartupRoar has added a powerful personalization engine. That means that the site now allows users to sign-up and have their content personalized based on their interests.

Why Venture Capital is So Much More Compelling Now

Both Sides of the Table

I wrote about this in a blog post last year titled “ It’s Morning in VC ” but I never made the full deck available until now. I presented the deck below – which was prepared with the great help of Upfront Venture’s Principal Jordan Hudson – at Dave McClure’s must attend event called PreMoney with much more data and narrative than I had in my blog post.

Here is The Best Data You’ll Find on the LA Tech Market

Both Sides of the Table

To mark the occasion of launching this inaugural report I am also proud to announce that we’ve also launched the Upfront Insights blog. I would be super grateful if you would visit the site and sign up for a newsletter if you felt so inclined. It will also serve as home to our partner blogs and to our company announcements.

Data Scientist Team Share Lessons Learned From Competition

Tech.Co

This article is courtesy of the Galvanize blog. Check out the Galvanize Newsletter , bringing you the best content from The Learning Community for Technology. When you’re in a competition and on the spot, answering questions to industry experts can be a nerve-wrecking process.

Dauntless Takes Flight with New Business Model for Starting Biotechs

Xconomy

In an interview last July with the industry e-mail newsletter BioWorld , Powell said that Sofinnova had provided enough funding to take DP1038 through proof-of-concept studies in endocrine cancer, using the 505(b)(2) pathway to FDA approval.

Why I’ve Shifted More Attention to Facebook

Both Sides of the Table

And I’m going to cross post this entire post on Facebook as an experiment rather than just posting a link on FB and trying to drive people to my blog. So if you’re reading this on Facebook (or on my blog!) and want to subscribe to my newsletter you can click here. Twitter was my public chat board, my place to share blog content, my place to ask public questions and to debate. The reasons I blog are clear: I can test out ideas.

Some Perspective on Twitter vs. Meerkat

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They allow my to drive traffic to my blog, to websites or anywhere I want as long as the audience will click. But it is just the top end of my user funnel and I need to convince audiences who visit my blog to sign up for my newsletter to have a “direct” relationship with them. In fact, you can sign up right below for my newsletter if you haven’t – just click the link please! love Twitter. I’m loving Meerkat so far.

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6 Marketing Tips To Attract Customers To Your Rollout

Startup Professionals Musings

Michael delivers field-tested guidance on how to create the core elements of great content for your announcement, your webinars, blog posts, Facebook contests, newsletters, Internet TV, and other initiatives.

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How to Solve the Biggest Frustration Marketers Have With Social

Both Sides of the Table

What you really want to know is which campaigns drove “bottom of funnel activities” such as: Purchases, newsletter signups, subscribers, comments and so forth in the same way you’d be tracking this on Google Analytics for your SEO / SEM campaigns, direct referrals, etc.

Top Ten infoChachkie Entries Of 2011

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I began publishing my blog in 2008. I was hesitant to use my own name, as I did not want my blog to be perceived as a self-promotional vanity project. In addition, my role as Partner at Rincon Venture Partners provided me with a business reason to invest additional time and effort into my humble blog. Last January, I decided to increase the quality and frequency of my blog entries, with the hope that I would generate a corresponding increase in readership.

How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

Both Sides of the Table

So Tracy began keeping a blog about … (what else?) She became an authority on the topic and her blog helped her to both elevate her status in her industry as well as to bring great link juice to her website and improve her SEO.

Curating The Web Using PublishThis, with Matt Kumin

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If you're a web publisher, or even a brand developing your own outreach to customers through a newsletter or microsite, how do you efficiently gather and curate all of the news and information out there? In the past, companies were just blogging, or just creating content.

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Make It Work Expands Into Web Services

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The company said it will provide services such as site hosting, domain registration, social media strategy, blog installation, email newsletters, and other social media help to companies. Santa Barbara-based Make It Work , the in-home computer and electronics service and help firm headed by Eric David Greenspan, said this week that it has launched a new web and social media services arm.

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How To Make Digital Marketing Excel For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

It is search engines, web content, blogs, social media, e-mail direct, on one of many mobile-phone approaches? A digital marketing content path most often comes in the form of a blog, podcast, video, or newsletter.

Do Less. More.

Both Sides of the Table

There’s too much PR and too many tech blogs and too many newsletters and aggregators and Twitter summarizers to even try to catch everything that’s going on and equally there’s so much noise that it becomes harder to be heard. We are experiencing a frenetic time. I rarely talk to any startup entrepreneur or VC who doesn’t feel it and somehow long for simpler times despite the benefits we all enjoy from increased enthusiasm for our sector.

The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery

Both Sides of the Table

The idea was that websites (think news, blogs) could push out a regular “feed&# in an open, XML format that could be read by an RSS Reader otherwise known as a feed aggregator. I read all sorts of blogs that I never even knew existed.

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7 Success Principles To Drive Your Next New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Audience contributions, like product reviews, discussion board conversations, and comments on your blog are invaluable because they create more credible content and attract more money from advertisers.

6 Key Elements Of Marketing Content To Fuel A Launch

Startup Professionals Musings

Michael delivers field-tested guidance on how to create the core elements of great content for your announcement, your webinars, blog posts, Facebook contests, newsletters, Internet TV, and other initiatives.

Understanding How Dilution Affects You at a Startup

Both Sides of the Table

His personal blog with some great example is here. And if you want more goodness like this don’t forget to sign up to my newsletter and follow Jess on Twitter. This post originally appeared on TechCrunch. Dilution. Or as industry insiders call it, “taking a haircut.”

8 Ways To Ensure That Your Website Is Winning For You

Startup Professionals Musings

Even more disappointing are other statistics that show most websites that do exist have a very low “conversion rate,” or ratio of visitors to the site versus ones who meet your goal of buying a product or signing up for a newsletter.

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7 Startup Strategies For The Next Dot Com Billionaire

Startup Professionals Musings

Audience contributions, like product reviews, discussion board conversations, and comments on your blog are invaluable because they create more credible content and attract more money from advertisers.

Startup ‘Word-Of-Mouth’ Is Not A Launch Strategy

Startup Professionals Musings

Michael delivers field-tested guidance on how to create the core elements of great content for your announcement, your webinars, blog posts, Facebook contests, newsletters, Internet TV, and other initiatives.

Spolsky on Software on Both Sides of The Table

Both Sides of the Table

Sometime around 2003/04 my technology team turned me on to “Spolsky on Software&# a periodic newsletter served up blog style from Joel Spolsky of FogCreek Software, a maker of bug-tracking software. Leaving Juno and Blogging. When did you start blogging?

7 Ways To Take The Lead In Building A Personal Brand

Startup Professionals Musings

Start a blog and write for industry forums and newsletters. In this age of information overload, success is all about building a brand that stands out above the competition.

Quarterly and Science Inc.: Making Sense of Influencer Marketing and Ecommerce

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They are the influencers where people are obviously reading every blog post, every newsletter and every Twitter entry, and looking to that influencer for advice and recommendations on how to live their life.

You are the Best One to Build Your Startup Brand

Startup Professionals Musings

Start writing a blog, speaking at local groups, and conversing at networking meetings about the need you see in the marketplace, before you pitch a solution. Comment on other people’s blogs, as well as writing your own.

Microsoft Unveils Outlook.com

Tech Zulu Event

He says in a blog post ,” We’ve also been hard at work on a mission to reinvent personal email – from the datacenter all the way to the user experience”. Today Chris Jones,Microsoft Windows Live VP has unveiled what he says is a modern email for the next billion mailboxes.

6 Core Elements of Winning Startup Launch Content

Startup Professionals Musings

Michael delivers field-tested guidance on how to create the core elements of great content for your announcement, your webinars, blog posts, Facebook contests, newsletters, Internet TV, and other initiatives.

Insights and Opinions: Social media: You at the Helm of Your Own New Starship

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Meanwhile, all of us get more news and information than ever, sliced, diced, pushed or aggregated by Web sites, email alerts, blogs, Facebook, Tweets and the socalTECH newsletter youre reading now. For today's Insights and Opinions article, we have a piece from Tracy Olmstead Williams, of Olmstead Williams Communications, talking about the bold new world of social media: Social Media, like Global Warming, has now left doubters behind.

PR for a Startup Should Not Start With an Agency

Startup Professionals Musings

Start writing a blog, speaking at local groups, and conversing at networking meetings about the need you see in the marketplace, before you pitch a solution. Comment on other people’s blogs, as well as writing your own.