Africa’s Largest and Fastest Growing Social Network | Interview with LAGbook’s Chidi Nwaogu

Tech Zulu Event

Today they say its Africa’s largest and fastest growing social networking utility with over 4,000 daily new sign-ups. They also add that LAGbook ranks #2 in the city of Yaba-Lagos, where the social network was incepted, and #37 in the city of Hirtshal, Denmark.

Fifty years of the internet

TechCrunch LA

After we typed the first two letters from our computer room at UCLA, namely, “Lo” for “Login,” the network crashed. How did we go from collaboration to competition, from consensus to dissention, from a reliable digital resource to an amplifier of questionable information?

amSTATZ Social Network For Fitness Gurus, Athletes & Events | Interview With Founder

Tech Zulu Event

The fitness professional network develops business tools that make it easier for fitness professionals to run their businesses and keep their clients engaged between training sessions. Any competition in LA? We haven’t identified any competition in LA, specifically.

CHNL – Social Network For All | Interview With John Wander, Co-founder & CEO

Tech Zulu Event

CHNL aggregates content from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, SoundCloud, Tumblr, Instagram and Flickr into one place making it fast, easy, and a beautiful way to discover content as well as to easily share it back out to my social networks, or engage in the conversation happening around that content. It’s a web app that pulls all the content from across your social networks and puts it in one place – your channel. Why Social Networking?

Silicon Beach Report Jan 23: Esports One Raises $3 Million to Help Viewers Make Sense of E-sports Competitions

L.A. Business Journal

Esports One raises $3 million to help viewers make sense of e-sports competitions; Snapchat to let users share content on other social networks; and Boring Co. pitches Culver City Council on tunneling plan

A Comprehensive View of Social Marketing, Social Media, and Social Networks

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 -- The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast Presents: A Comprehensive View of Social Marketing, Social Media, and Social Networks. Blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social platforms can be low-cost marketing tools (great for anyone in this economic climate!) As an entrepreneur, knowing how to use these popular platforms gives you a competitive edge.

Startup Looks To Take On United Online's Classmates.com

socalTECH

The competition comes even as United Online appears to have been beating a quick retreat from that business, instead shifting users to Memory Lane, a new site which offers up actual, digitized high school yearbooks, nostalgic content, old magazine covers, and other products geared to a similar user base as Classmates.com. schoolfeed venture capital classmates yearbook high school social networking untd united online

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Feel Lost On LinkedIn? ExploreB2B Wants To help You Network With People Of Your Profession

Tech Zulu Event

ExplorerB2B is a free to join exclusive network of experts who share information that matters to you and make sure you expand your professional network, interact with a relevant audience and present your expertise. Competition? How unique are you from the competition?

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Qualcomm Names QPrize Finalists

socalTECH

San Diego-based Qualcomm has named the finalists in its second annual QPrize Venture Investment Competition, the firm's global venture capital competition for investment dollars. qualcomm qprize venture capital competition demo pitchAccording to Qualcomm, it has selected six regional finalists, who will each represent $100,000 in venture financing, with the chance to win $150,000 as a grand prize winner at DEMO Spring 2011 in Palm Desert.

Echo Labs Wins “Quick Pitch” Contest with Digital Hybrid Microscope

Xconomy

By popular acclaim, San Diego-based Echo Laboratories founder Eugene Cho claimed top honors, and a $15,000 check, for his two-minute presentation last week in the 10th annual “Quick Pitch” competition, hosted by San Diego’s Tech Coast Angels.

Facebook Doesn’t Seem to Care

Eric Greenspan

We are building our lives around this social network and we are dependent upon it for communicating with our friends and colleagues. They know it and so do their competition. Delight Social Marketing I’ve spent tens of thousands on Facebook ads for my companies and for clients’ I have built and manage many pages. I often have issues that need Facebook’s attention. They have the worst customer service of any company I deal with.

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PayDivvy to Launch at Finovate Conference

Tech Zulu Event

PayDivvy according to CEO Mike Melby is: “the first and only social bill pay solution. PayDivvy provides a smarter way to manage bills by allowing you to pay, send and share bills…simply and socially…via web or mobile. His idea and subsequent business plan won the Wharton Venture Award in 2009 and was a finalist for the Wharton Business Plan Competition. The social layer PayDivvy adds to a fragmented personal bill pay industry is really its secret sauce.

Susan Cooney

Tech.Co

Susan is a startup coach and the founder of Givelocity, a social network for giving that offers a new spin on crowdfunding for good. She was a member of the founding team at LinkExchange, pioneering the online banner advertising network.

3 Important Facebook Marketing Trends in 2016

Tech Zulu Event

Social networking continues to be a superior force in marketing, especially Facebook. percent of all social network ad spending worldwide. How can your company best benefit from social networking ads in 2016?

The Changing Structure of the VC Industry

Both Sides of the Table

We’re all socially connected (so great businesses spread faster). The VC market has right-sized (returned back to mid 90′s levels & less competition). Summary: Cheap, mobile, social, global, always-on, one-click-purchase =.

Interview with Vinny Jindal, Stockr

socalTECH

What does social networking have to do with the stock market? Vinny talked with us about his start, which allows users to discuss and collaborate on their stocks and finances in a social way. We wanted to tackle that problem, by using a social network.

The most important person on the startup team

Berkonomics

How excited am I likely to be when I see a plan for a new generation of buggy whip, or another me-too social network? The basic concept has to make some kind of sense given the technical, market and competitive environment, otherwise nothing else matters. By David S.

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This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

Both Sides of the Table

We had a special edition of This Week in Venture Capital this week shooting out of the Next New Networks offices in New York. Competition: Gilt Groupe , Ideeli , RueLaLa (sub of GSI Commerce) , OneKingsLane , department stores like Saks and Neiman Marcus.

Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April

SoCal CTO

Both Sides of the Table , April 20, 2010 Turning on your Reality Distortion Field - Steve Blank , April 22, 2010 Social Networking vs Email - A VC : Venture Capital and Technology , April 13, 2010 Twitter and third-party Twitter developers - Chris Dixon , April 10, 2010 Interview: How to close an angel round - Venture Hacks , April 6, 2010 Accounting for Startups: Cash-basis or Accrual-basis? - Some great posts from April 2010 that talk to me in terms of being a CTO at a Startup.

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Interview: Kevin O’Connor of FindTheBest

InfoChachkie

Pull Quote: “If you are smart, competitive, hard working and passionate about what you do you will have the best experience of your life. This might sound a bit off, but I actually thought the movie “The Social Network” did a phenomenal job at depicting the essence a startup.

Classmates.com Hit By Trademark Suit

socalTECH

alleging "false designation of origin and unfair competition" over the phrase "Memory Lane". United Online shifted Classmates into the nostalgic content market in February, as adoption of social networking sites like Facebook made the firm's prior business model irrelevant.

Facebook Doesn’t Seem to Care

Eric Greenspan

We are building our lives around this social network and we are dependent upon it for communicating with our friends and colleagues. They know it and so do their competition. When I was working on Nintendo’s social media, they came to us in LA for meetings regularly, and we hadn’t spend any money on Ads. Delight Social Marketing

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Facebook Doesn’t Seem to Care

Eric Greenspan

We are building our lives around this social network and we are dependent upon it for communicating with our friends and colleagues. They know it and so do their competition. When I was working on Nintendo’s social media, they came to us in LA for meetings regularly, and we hadn’t spend any money on Ads. Delight Social Marketing

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Nimble Plans Paid Account Plan

socalTECH

Nimble is developing and online service to help users manage their contacts and relationships, tracking interaction with clients and others much as ACT and Goldmine did on the desktop, with added enhancements to handle the world of social networking and online interaction. The firm's biggest competition is Salesforce.com.

What to Make of Amazon’s Work Practices?

Both Sides of the Table

I’m looking for maniacal, competitive, driven, hard-working, obsessed individuals who are deeply committed to winning in the same way that Kobe Bryant is committed to being at the best in his field. I spend so much of my public life talking about the challenges of startups precisely because it’s not for most people and with Shark Tank and Silicon Valley and The Social Network we as a society have so glamorized startups that we expect them to be all fun and games.

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Don’t Try to “Pull an Instagram.” Here’s Why …

Both Sides of the Table

…” I’ll write soon on my views of why I believe Instagram took off as a social network and what I think comes next. Instagram happens to be one of the few social networks I regularly use along with Twitter. Instagram.

Insights: Ten reasons to start a company; ten reasons not to

socalTECH

Start up conferences and competitions. So much money is going into social networking and other Internet or wireless consumer options but the more capital rich (technology rich; and excluding clean tech) start ups are seeing tighter money.

Explaining FNAC: Feature, Not a Company

Both Sides of the Table

Either company had the potential to try and broaden their businesses to turn them into something monetizable whether it be a social network, a telecom company, a gaming company, a media company – whatever. Yes, the competition going forward will be strong. FNAC.

Interview: Kevin O’Connor of FindTheBest

InfoChachkie

Value Prop Twitter Style : FindTheBest is: “An objective, socially curated comparison engine that allows you to find a topic, compare your options and decide what’s best for you.”. Of course, there was so little competition back then so it easier to find uncharted territory.

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ProfileTree | LinkedIn For Services, Advertisers & The Unemployed

Tech Zulu Event

At the moment, Conolly heads the startups social media team in Egypt while Turdubaev looks after Russian countries and translation of the site. ProfileTree was a good fit – the branches – network, leaves – people. How different are you from the competition?

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

Both Sides of the Table

I began asking around who the smartest people in the online media industry were and two names came up again and again — Jonah Peretti (social & viral content) and Ze Frank (social video). BuzzFeed.

Meet the 25 Startups Competing at SXSW Startup Night 2018

Tech.Co

The event is open to tech enthusiasts who want to join an event filled with some of the top leaders, investors and mentors from tech industry to network, find mentors and build their companies. If the user shares the add on social media, they earn an extra $.25.

Teeology.com Set For Launch

socalTECH

crowdsourcing (think Threadless.com), competition (think American Idol), social networking (think Pinterest), and celebrity (think Shoedazzle.com)." A new, Los Angeles-based startup creating luxury t-shirts, Teeology.com , appears to be gearing up for a launch today, with the backing of celebrity Jennifer Lopez, plus tech entrepreneurs Brian Lee and MJ Eng.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

SoCal CTO

Now, thanks to social media, you don't have to outspend. A FB ad targeted at one person (my wife) - Gabriel Weinberg , May 14, 2010 The other day I gave a presentation with Steve Welch on the use of social media in politics. While Google fights on the edges, Amazon is attacking their core - Chris Dixon , May 22, 2010 Google is fighting battles on almost every front: social networking, mobile operating systems, web browsers, office apps, and so on.

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Ad.ly, Diversifying From Twitter, Looks To Facebook

socalTECH

Twitter has rolled out its own mobile applications in competition with third party Twitter clients; its own link shortener; and its own advertising service.