Demand Media: No Competition For Sixteen New TLDs

socalTECH

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 are.actor,airforce,army,dance,democrat,engineer,gives,immobilien,kaufen,moda,navy,ninja,pub,rehab,republican, and.social. The firm said it has competition for managing the.bar,cam,fishing,gay,green,map,mom,moto,rip, and.wow domains.

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Bird To Face Competition From Uber, Lyft In San Francisco

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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

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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.

Berkonomics

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

socalTECH

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

socalTECH

On-demand, delivery startup Schlep and Fetch (www.schlepandfetch.com) 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

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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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Postmates’ newest feature is like Uber POOL for food delivery

TechCrunch LA

The feature illustrates how Postmates, one of the earlier entrants to the billion-dollar food delivery wars , is trying to remain competitive by appealing to price-sensitive customers. Postmates Party is the latest innovation in on-demand delivery that will help us deliver on this vision,” Postmates CEO and co-founder Bastian Lehmann said in a statement. Postmates is launching a new feature called Postmates Party that lets customers within the same neighborhood pool their orders.

CROWDIMPACT LA Dangles $20K Prize For Social Enterprise Startups

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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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Fifty years of the internet

TechCrunch LA

How did we go from collaboration to competition, from consensus to dissention, from a reliable digital resource to an amplifier of questionable information? Leonard Kleinrock. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

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.

Does Your Business Need a Dedicated Internet Connection?

Southern California Edison Blog

Once general tools used to manage daily operations, they’re now major sources of competitive advantage. The only demands on the connection come from your business. Technology and network connections are becoming increasingly important for businesses.

Livestrong.com Reports Growth For Team RadioShack Site

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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 Livestrong.com in June of 2008. Tags: livestrong team radioshack lance armstrong bicycling cycling competition

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Lyft Launches Scooter Rentals In Santa Monica

socalTECH

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.

Catch up to your market or be lost!

Berkonomics

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).

Sweep Eyes Nationalwide Electric Scooter Maintenance, Logistics

socalTECH

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.

Can you overcome five risks and create wealth?

Berkonomics

And fifth: Competitive risk. . Of course, we are speaking of increased valuation of your company when we speak of “wealth.” Especially if you are in the early stage of growing a business, these five risks can and often do derail entrepreneurs before realizing the riches of a great exit.

Is Your Wireless Infrastructure Provider Delivering?

Southern California Edison Blog

How should networks be configured and equipped to support the services businesses and consumers are demanding? Below are three signs your wireless infrastructure provider can’t deliver the products and services you need to meet current demands or expand your capacity.

Your customers are telling you “Wiw Wiw Wiw!”

Berkonomics

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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How to battle the dragon AND avoid the encounter.

Berkonomics

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.

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

Berkonomics

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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Who Should be on Your Startup Board?

Both Sides of the Table

This is the norm and unless you have a hugely competitive round it’s not worth fighting. This is not true in the majority of cases but rather when you have competition in your round and feel confident in using your leverage.

Accurate assumptions lead to defendable plans

Berkonomics

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

socalTECH

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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Stay current or the market will drift away.

Berkonomics

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?

UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars

InfoChachkie

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.

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.

Can you profit by serving early adapters?

Berkonomics

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?

Berkonomics

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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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.

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.

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

Tech Coast Venture Network

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.