Demand Media: No Competition For Sixteen New TLDs


Santa Monica-based Demand Media reported Wednesday that it is the only applicant for sixteen of the 26 new generic, Top Level Domain (gTLDs) it applied for from ICANN. Demand Media said the gTLDs it applied for where no one else had applied,airforce,army,dance,democrat,engineer,gives,immobilien,kaufen,moda,navy,ninja,pub,rehab,republican, The firm said it has competition for managing,cam,fishing,gay,green,map,mom,moto,rip, domains.

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Bird To Face Competition From Uber, Lyft In San Francisco


Los Angeles-based on-demand scooter rental service Bird will have to compete against both Uber and Lyft in its fight for the San Francisco market. bird scooter lime electric rental venture capital uber lyft competition transportationAccording to The Verge, both companies have applied for electric scooters in San Francisco, and are hoping to operate electric scooters there.

Bird's Electric Scooters May See Competition From Lyft In SF


Santa Monica-based Bird , the on-demand electric scooter rental service backed by Valor Equity Partners, Index Ventures, Craft Ventures, Goldcrest Capital, Tusk Ventures and Upfront Ventures, may be seeing even more competition in San Francisco, after reports that Lyft is hoping to launch its own, electric scooter service in the city.

Demand pull – cost push.


Place your cash bets behind proven demand. The term, “demand pull – cost push” was created by the great economist, John Maynard Keynes, to describe the two primary drivers of economic inflation. Demand pull: too much demand for a product or service and not enough supply cause a competition for the product that drives prices higher without increasing the intrinsic value of the product. Cost push – demand pull.

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Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

Both Sides of the Table

They would launch quickly and test whether or not there is any demand. I brought up the fact that I find many larger companies abusing the patent system to slow down smaller competitors which is actually anti competitive.

2pointb Takes On Uber, Lyft With On-Demand Ride App


San Diego-based 2pointb , a new startup aiming at the on-demand transportation market, said over the weekend that it has launched a new, mobile on-dnd ride and transportation app. 2pointb faces some serious competition from Uber--which just raised $1.2 The company said its first market will be Dallas, Texas, where it says it is looking to provide a "safer, more trustworthy" ride service for users.

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Schlep & Fetch: Delivering Anything and Everything, On Demand


On-demand, delivery startup Schlep and Fetch ( wants to be the place you contact first to get practically anything delivered for you, whether that's a food order or something you forgot to pick up from home. Bryson Strauss: We are an on-demand delivery service.

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Leadership on Demand

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, July 9, 2009 -- Leadership on Demand a.k.a. In today's economic environment, business leaders must seek every possible competitive advantage and the most powerful advantage is ensuring that the right people are leading the way. Executive as a Service". TCOSC. Business as usual is usually a path to mediocrity.

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Report: Bird Seeking New Funding At $2 Billion Valuation


Los Angeles-based on-demand scooter rental service Bird is report raising yet more funding, at a $2 billion valuation, according to a report on Tuesday. Bird is in a massive battle with a large list of players launch or looking to enter the on-demand, "last mile" scooter rental service, including Lime, Uber, and Lyft. bird scooter lime electric rental venture capital uber lyft competition transportation

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CROWDIMPACT LA Dangles $20K Prize For Social Enterprise Startups


Crowdfunder , the Los Angeles startup led by CHance Barnett, has launched another crowdfunding event aimed at the local industry, saying Wednesday that it has launched CROWDIMPACT LA , a pitching competition which will award $20,000 in a top prize to a winning social enterprise company. The event is similar to CROWDSTART LA, a pitching competition the company launched last year. crowdimpact crowdfunder social enterprise competition funding venture capital crowdfunding

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Lime is building its first scooter ‘lifestyle brand store’ in LA

TechCrunch LA

Apparently with a physical storefront where it can convince customers of the wonders of on-demand mobility. Instead, it’s the fierce competition from hometown startups like local favorite Bird that Lime wants to overcome through brick-and-mortar marketing.

Sweep Eyes Nationalwide Electric Scooter Maintenance, Logistics


The startup, led by CEO Rich Banning, is harnessing an "on-demand" workforce to sweep up scooters from the streets, for inventory checks, and also says it has specialized mechanics working on maintenance of the scooers. Sweep is in a very competitive market--there's already cutthroat competition among independent contractors who go "Bird hunting", being paid to charge scooters and return them to designated spot in the morning.

Lyft Launches Scooter Rentals In Santa Monica


Lyft just launched its own on-demand, electric powered scooter program in Santa Monica on Tuesday morning, as the on-demand scooter business continues to heat up. Lyft has some stiff competition in Santa Monica--the home of Bird--which already has scooters from Bird and Lime. The launch is only the second city for Lyft's service, which also is available in Denver, Colorado. Reports Growth For Team RadioShack Site


Santa Monica-based LIVESTRONG.COM , the online health and fitness site run by Demand Media for Lance Armstrong, reported today that its new site for Team RadioShack, the professional cycling team of Armstrong, has grown to one million visitors in just seven days. Demand Media and Armstrong launched in June of 2008. Tags: livestrong team radioshack lance armstrong bicycling cycling competition

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Catch up to your market or be lost!


Over the years, I have often heard the complaint from CEO friends that they have become so swamped by the demands of their growing businesses that they feel themselves further and further from the center of their industry, no longer at the forefront of information and competitive development.

Market Research: The Fuel For Marketing Strategies

SoCal Tech Calendar

We dive into the crucial process of gathering and analyzing information about markets, industries, and products in their competitive spaces. This, in turn, can generate significant growth for companies and brands who seek to stay on top of competition and in demand. Wednesday, August 22, 2018 -- Market Research: The Fuel For Marketing Strategies. American Marketing Association (AMA).

Your customers are telling you “Wiw Wiw Wiw!”


Especially for those of us producing forms of media for consumption, from books to movies to music to games and more, our customers expect delivery in the form of bits over the Internet upon demand, usable on a multitude of devices, and sometimes stored in the cloud at no additional cost.

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Why buy IT? Why buy MINE? Why buy NOW?


Sometimes, companies do this by creating demand where none existed before, such as for Listerine in the early days with a campaign to eliminate halitosis, the dreaded bad breath that consumers had no name for and did not think of as a need before that most successful advertising campaign.

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How to battle the dragon AND avoid the encounter.


And if that new strategy is proved to be true, the five–hundred–pound gorilla in that niche just moved out of the way of many of its smaller competitors, leaving a market that will surely see a scramble of new competition in the near future.

Accurate assumptions lead to defendable plans


It is most often missed assumptions about the market, the competition, the speed of adoption, or other critical metrics you’ve researched, or selected, or even just guessed at to create your plan. The biggest error in planning may not be spreadsheet calculation error. Or cost estimation.

Lyft Lands $530M To Battle Uber


There''s been a major, market battle in Los Angeles over the last few years, between on-demand ride services such as Lyft and Uber , not to mention local taxi and transportation companies.

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UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars


Unlike most university programs that are over architected and underfunded, the TMP evolved organically, based on the demands of its students and input from the local community. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Want to be an entrepreneur? Don''t go to Wharton or Harvard.

Stay current or the market will drift away.


Over the years, I have often heard the complaint from CEO friends that they have become so swamped by the demands of their growing businesses that they feel themselves further and further from the center of their industry, no longer at the forefront of information and competitive development. Markets and competitors change. Are you being left behind?

Can you profit by serving early adapters?


It did not hurt that Apple always seemed to trump the competition in design of the product and the product’s user interface too. The moment of truth: Facing the “no decision” competition. I am a gadget freak, often purchasing new technologies in their first release.

How many innovations are carefully planned?


Imagine the room in which several graduate business school student groups have gathered, tasked with coming up with an idea for a business plan competition. It is the process of leaping from a need to an eloquent solution that creates demand and ultimately success in the marketplace.

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How to Out Amazon, Amazon

Both Sides of the Table

When a product is truly unique and demanded a retailer willingly promotes and sells it en masse in part because it does get margin on the good but also because it brings customers in the door who spend on other products.

Why You Should Make Your Competitors Your Frenemies

Both Sides of the Table

Conventional wisdom in most companies is that “the competition is the enemy&# – it’s the rallying cry to dig deeper, get more features out the door, issue press releases citing differences and attack the competition’s weaknesses in sales presentations.

What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued

Both Sides of the Table

Valuing any company can be difficult because it requires a degree of forecasting future growth & competition and ultimately the profits of the organization. The Laws of Supply & Demand. The most basic chart of microeconomics is a supply & demand curve.

All The Questions You Wanted Answered about Bird Scooters and Their Recent $300 Million Funding

Both Sides of the Table

While this reaction to such a valuation is understandable, to anybody who has seen the meteoric rise in consumer demand and actual revenue the valuation is much less surprising and may turn out to be quite conservative.

A Venture Capitalist’s Take on Investing in Cannabis


“Since 95 percent of mainstream VCs won’t touch the category today, valuations are rational and you face little competition for access – so place your bets before the party gets crowded.”. Even with little competition and an unprecedented ROI opportunity, investing in cannabis has its risks. The market is estimated at $40B to $45B worth of retail demand plus opportunities in wellness, software, media, banking, pharmaceuticals, and so forth.”.

It's Time for Your Business to Go For The Gold!

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Businesses today are striving for the same thing.record setting performance, or out-performing the competition. In business, as in sports, great competitors possess certain qualities that set them apart from the competition. They expect more from themselves than anyone around them can demand. Knowledge of Your Opponents Great competitors understand that the challenge in competition is all about outplaying your opponents.

OpenX Launches New Product


According to OpenX, the new product combines real-time-bidding (RTB) and ad network demand into a single auction system, which can help publishers maximize their advertising yield and increasing competition for their inventory. OpenX said that the product features technology which combines RTB and network demand; includes advanced ad quality and malware protection features; and also includes a number of reporting tools.

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Real Startups Never, Ever Discount Their Prices


In many cases, you can stand firm on price by demonstrating that your overall cost is lower than the competition. For instance, offer phone support to a demanding customer, rather than lower-touch and less-timely email or chat.

What Happens When Startups Turn from Their Innovation Stage to Operational Excellence?

Both Sides of the Table

In the case of MakeSpace we had huge initial successes in New York City as Rahul led the scaling of our drivers, our trucks and our warehouses and we figured out the right price points to beat the local competition. and we were met with weak demand, slow growth and high costs.

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Lessons Big Companies Should Learn from Entrepreneurs

Jason Nazar

Add in public company demands, lawsuit targets, & millions of customers to continually satisfy, and you have to have great respect for those doing it well. Entrepreneurs blindly forge ahead, often not knowing enough about the competition.