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How To Make Freemium Customers Generate Revenue For Your Startup

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In the spirit of the “land grab” mentality of the day, we emphasized usage of our screen sharing technology with no thought applied to how we would convert such users into paying customers. At companies such as SaskTel, Gateway and Cablevision, customer support agents used BuddyHelp to access their customers’ computers and handle their technical support issues. Despite our repeated blundering, BuddyHelp did generate some substantial commercial customers.

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Five Startup Tips From Bill Gates

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In Mark Suster’s recent talk at UC Santa Barbara , he advised his audience of entrepreneurial students to master two skills: selling and coding. Along with your cash, customers and employees, a healthy startup culture will prove to be one of your most precious assets. .

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TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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28 from 7pm-10pm in Santa Monica. He began his career as a media, entertainment and IP attorney. Babak received a BA degree in Business Economics and Communications from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Custom ad deals and partnerships.

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

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Shame about not getting it in legal writing that you owned the original IP. For company registration, angel deals, Series A & B funding, Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOP), IP filings and even litigation it doesn’t need to be that way.

Yardi Buys Proliphix

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi has acquired Proliphix , a Massachusetts-based developer of energy management hardware and software, according to the company. Proliphex is a developer if Internet Protocol (IP) enabled thermostats, along with associated remote management software, used for controlling heating, ventilation, and air condition systems for large enterprises.

Interview with Eric Frankel, StarGreetz

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It literally lets them talk to their customers in a never-before way, on a one-on-one basis. Based on those three inspirations, I wanted to build a company that allows brands and celebrities to speak to their customer in a unique manner.

Roping in the Legal Eagles

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Most corporate attorneys can give you general guidance with respect to securing your Intellectual Property (IP) rights, especially with respect to trademarks, copyrights and other non-patent-related items. The money you pay your IP lawyer should be judiciously spent, but you should not attempt to save money by working with someone without the appropriate experience in your technical domain. Save money on your office furniture, not on your IP lawyer.

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