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.

8 Principles For Building A Competitive Core Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Revenue and competitive position followed. Facebook competed against the model of free customer use paid by advertisers of Google, and the sophisticated data delivery infrastructures of YouTube and Netflix. competitive core business Facebook Mike Hoefflinger

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

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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.

Silicon Beach at USC 2013 | Entrepreneurial Inspiration

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The second annual USC Silicon Beach event, hosted by the four professional schools at USC, featured a pitch competition and a conference filled with informational panels and interviews. Startup Pitch Competition. Over $50,000 in prize money.

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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.

7 Strategies To Accelerate Creativity In Your Company

Startup Professionals Musings

The most competitive startups do both, all the time and every time. In today’s competitive world, with its accelerating rate of change, no competitive advantage lasts long. The only sustainable competitive advantage is creativity.

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.

8 Startup Lessons From “The Founder” Movie

InfoChachkie

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

Tech Zulu Event

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.

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.

7 Keys To Exponential Growth Driven By The Whole Team

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m convinced that you can’t stay competitive that way with today’s customers, and today’s employees. Foster a culture of constant dialog with customers, experimentation, and multiple pivots required to stay competitive and responsive.

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.

4 Strategies To Ramp Up The Total Customer Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

Much has been written recently about the requirement to focus today on the total customer experience, as a competitive edge or even for survival.

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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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7 Rules For Maintaining A Creative Business Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

The most competitive startups do both, all the time and every time. In today’s competitive world, with its accelerating rate of change, no competitive advantage lasts long. The only sustainable competitive advantage is creativity.

How To Create Customer Value And Profit To Survive

Startup Professionals Musings

Now these principles are complicated by the worldwide instant access to many competitive alternatives, indirect social and environment impacts, and the velocity of change enabled by the pervasive market move to digital.

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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.

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.

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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8 Positive Lessons From Facebook On Building Momentum

Startup Professionals Musings

Revenue and competitive position followed. Facebook competed against the model of free customer use paid by advertisers of Google, and the sophisticated data delivery infrastructures of YouTube and Netflix.

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.

Don’t Allow Your Startup To Be a ‘One-Trick Pony’

Startup Professionals Musings

The most competitive startups do both, all the time and every time. In today’s competitive world, with its accelerating rate of change, no competitive advantage lasts long. The only sustainable competitive advantage is creativity.

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.

5 Keys To Boosting The Performance Of A Business Team

Startup Professionals Musings

These include companies across multiple industry spectrums, notably NetFlix in entertainment, AirBnB in hospitality, and Whole Foods for groceries. Building and managing teams along the new lines outlined is not easy, and that’s why it’s a real competitive advantage when you do it.

Combine Creative Products with a New Business Model

Startup Professionals Musings

The most competitive startups do both, all the time and every time. In today’s competitive world, with its accelerating rate of change, no competitive advantage lasts long. The only sustainable competitive advantage is creativity.

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.

7 Keys To Making People First And Winning In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

In top current companies, such as Google, Apple, and Netflix, cultural strategies that include greater employee freedom and fostering creativity are the norm.

7 Culture Elements Will Keep Your Business Learning

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m convinced that you can’t stay competitive that way with today’s customers, and today’s employees. Foster a culture of constant dialog with customers, experimentation, and multiple pivots required to stay competitive and responsive.

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.