Start-up World Cup - Los Angeles Regional Pitch Competition

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 -- Start-up World Cup - Los Angeles Regional Pitch Competition. Startup World Cup is a global series of startup pitch competitions that is powered by Fenox Venture Capital and held in 40+ regions from around the world, where the top startup from each country comes to Silicon Valley and compete for a $1,000,000 USD investment prize!

Streaming Wars: Netflix vs Amazon vs Hulu

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The big three options right now are Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, and they’re getting bigger: Americans are watching more than an hour of streaming content per day , a number excepted to steadily increase over time. Netflix Basics. A big draw for Netflix is the original shows.

As Quibi reportedly seeks another $1 billion, Fiction Riot fills the programming slate for its rival service

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Both services are entering a highly competitive and increasingly fragmented entertainment landscape with many big studios building moats around their content in the form of exclusive subscription-based streaming services.

After Net Neutrality: How to Prepare for the Internet’s New Reality

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Jerry Brown Gus Robertson innovation Internet Internet Service Providers (ISPs) IT Jeff Sessions load balancing Mozilla net neutrality netflix Nginx paid prioritization personally identifiable information (PII) Streaming Video throttling Vimeo Web Web Applications

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FAANG, Public Trust, Valuations, in 2019: The Read from Menlo Ventures

Xconomy

The market caps of some of the most successful tech titans reach as high as $1 trillion. Yet in 2018, perceptions about these dominant companies often reflected uneasiness and doubt—and for some, so did their stock performance.

Is Your Company Independent or Co-Dependent?

Xconomy

This is the reason many businesses wisely place a huge value on human capital and prioritize their focus on retention though recruitment techniques like competitive benefits and incentives. Steve Jobs was once famously quoted stating, “the secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.” Employees are a critical part of any company’s backbone, no matter the size or industry of the business.

8 Startup Lessons From “The Founder” Movie

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Even when it was published on Netflix, I had no desire to see The Founder movie, as it was clear from the film’s preview that it was yet another, “businessperson gone bad” film. The Founder won’t be available on Netflix forever. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Hands-On with Nokia’s Lumia 900 and Windows Phone 7

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With a full day’s usage (reading twitter, watching some Netflix, downloading apps, making a few phone calls), the battery still had plenty of juice at the end of the day to continue, and then some.

Mark Cuban on Why You Need to Study Artificial Intelligence or You’ll be a Dinosaur in 3 Years

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And he believes with less companies going public there is less competition. Or Oculus or twitch went public there would be more competition and he believes that as a country this isn’t good for us. Greatest Public Startups Jason: You are still an investor in Netflix, right?

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Citrusbyte Wants the World to Build Better Software

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That is, businesses are using APIs like crazy to stay competitive and communicate with both partners and customers more effectively. Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter have already proven that using API services they can stay ahead of their competition and deliver continuous value to their user base,” says David Kullmann, Partner at Citrusbyte. I think that the value of a well-built API is somewhat underrated these days.

How to Out Amazon, Amazon

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Warby Parker produces modern eyewear at affordable prices, Apple produces elegant, premium technology products, Netflix offers an enormous library of binge-worthy, unique video.

What Can You Learn From Ring’s Astounding Success?

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Throughout all of this we saw a tinkerer, a problem solver and a completely obsessed leader who was competitive and wanted to win.

USC's Silicon Beach Awards and Presentations (Discount Code)

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USC’s Marshall School of Business will host the second annual Silicon Beach Awards (SBAs), a $50,000 venture competition focused on innovation in technology & entertainment. We will also recognize the next generation of innovators as we award over $50,000 to participants in the USC Silicon Beach Awards venture competition. More info on the conference and the venture competition at [link] To register at the discounted price use the promo code: FriendOfCTM 1.

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M-GO's Take On The Digital Entertainment Streaming Market, with John Batter

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Why a new, streaming service -- and how is this different from Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, etc? The second piece, is you asked about Netflix, and we''re really not competitive with Netflix at all. We''re complementary to Netflix and to HBO, the subscription services.

Hands-On with Nokia’s Lumia 900 and Windows Phone 7

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With a full day’s usage (reading twitter, watching some Netflix, downloading apps, making a few phone calls), the battery still had plenty of juice at the end of the day to continue, and then some.

Startup Pricing: Are You Selling A Giffen Product?

InfoChachkie

A recurring entrepreneurial challenge is to determine the optimal price of a new product, especially absent a directly competitive alternative. This is analogous to asking Netflix for a discount because you never use its recommendation engine.

MakeSpace Raises an Additional $17.5 million and Unveils Strategy to Make Public Storage the Next Blockbuster Video

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Public Storage is the Blockbuster Video of their industry and we set out to build Netflix. 80% of our software was “below the surface” and not apparent to the market or competition.

The Case For & Against Cryptocurrencies (for those tired of all the noise)

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This market structure in which the few, large players use their market position to eliminate competition is inevitable. Distribution of media is tightly controlled by YouTube, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon and a handful of others.

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What Would Happen if you Built the Reverse of Amazon? It Might Look Something Like This …

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” Bill Gross, who is one of the Godfathers of the Internet, once told me, “ If you don’t design a product that is 10x better than the competition then you’ll never build anything truly big or amazing.” Amazon.

This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

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We talked about the analogies between what NetFlix achieved in movies and whether this is relevant to the book market. Competition: Gilt Groupe , Ideeli , RueLaLa (sub of GSI Commerce) , OneKingsLane , department stores like Saks and Neiman Marcus.

Why Hulu is the OPEC of Online Video

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The philosophy of OPEC has been that if they can limit the amount of oil supplied to the world they can maintain high prices in a world where demand and competition should naturally have downward pressure on oil prices. Because they are anti-competitive most countries ban cartels.

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GameFly Eyes Blockbuster Games-By-Mail Program

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Los Angeles-based video game rental service GameFly is seeing more competition from video rental firm Blockbuster this week, after its competitor announced that it is expanding its online movie rental service to include video games. Blockbuster is already under seige, with assaults from Netflix on the movies by mail rentals, and Redbox on the retail front.

Understanding How The Innovator’s Dilemma Affects You

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In a world where we’ve seen newspapers crumbling, record labels struggling and Blockbuster imploding and making way for the rise of Netflix it seems kinda intuitive to most of us but we can’t quite place why this happens.

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

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It is Blockbuster video in the dawn of Netflix. Competition. You need to ask yourself honestly how your product or service is going to be significantly better in some way than the competition that exists in the market. Many startup businesses – tech or otherwise – fail. In our industry we applaud the efforts for entrepreneurs to have tried and we know that today’s failure can bring the experience for tomorrow’s success.

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What’s Really Behind the Net Neutrality Ruling

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Companies like Google, Facebook, eBay, Xbox Live, Hulu, and Netflix would have been seriously hurt as they hemorrhaged dissatisfied customers who would likely refuse to pay extra to just bid on select items on eBay, or watch “House of Cards” on Netflix.

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Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010

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The right way to position against competition - A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks , August 23, 2010 This is Part 4 of the series: 5 lessons from 150 startup pitches.?? After seeing hundreds of startup pitches for this year's Capital Factory program, I can tell you that the two most common errors in positioning a company against competition are, strangely, opposites: Claiming you have no competition. There is no competition. Example: Netflix).

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How Eusoh Wants To Fix Insurance With Technology, With Allen Kamrava

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What we do, is for a low, flat monthly feea lot less than Netflixyou become a member of the service, which gives you access to the group, and all of the anti-fraud systems. I worked in the medical field for the Kaiser HMO, and had my own surgical practice in the uber-competitive West Los Angeles market.

Interview with Tobi Bauckhage, Moviepilot

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In the last four years, we built Moviepilot.de, which is like Yahoo Movies or Netflix on steroids. We try to understand your preferences, like Netflix does with their recommendations, and understand and give you a personalized experience.

How FreedomPop's Free Wireless Internet is Disrupting Telecom

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We're not going to be the perfect model for people who are streaming huge amounts of video, and using Netflix all day. The average user and consumer only consumes 5GB a month, and we think we can provide something massively competitive to both DSL and cable.

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TenHands HD Video Collaboration I Founders Interview

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Further, growing familiarity of video from streaming applications such as Netflix and YouTube and real-time video service Skype were driving the consumerization of video and BYOD expectation to the workplace. How unique are you from the competition if you have any?

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 5.0 – I’m just going to chill out for a bit… (OK, for a month…)

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Blue-chip customers such as Intuit, Williams-Sonoma, Fox Sports/MSN, Ticketmaster, Glaxo Smith Kline, Clear Channel, WebEx and Netflix turn to StrongMail infrastructure to bring enterprise-class reliability to their email systems.