Raise money on good news

Berkonomics

The first rule for raising money is to do it on good news – right when sales are increasing at an increasing rate. Unfortunately, the longer you wait without significant upward news, the harder it is to get attention.

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Tealium Wins News International

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San Diego-based Tealium , the developer of enterprise tag management software, announced today that it has been selected by News International , the UK publishing division of News Corporation for its online media network. Tealium said its product will be used to manage page tags on publications such as the The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. tealium enterprise management software news corp media digital marketing

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Hacking Hacker News – How Wily Startups Leverage Social News Sites

InfoChachkie

I reached out to Michael after their surprising day at the top of Hacker News during early September. The innocuous post, which was simply titled " Divshot " generated over 110 comments and was awarded nearly 200 points by Hacker News' notoriously jaded readers.

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Esportz Entertainment Eyes Esports Production, Content

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Irvine-based Esports Entertainment announced this morning that it plans to start covering e-sports news, and offer up live and pre-recorded, streaming content for the esports industry, with a plan to open up what it calls a "Southern California Esports Broadcast Center". esportz entertainment production content videogame streaming

Flud Launches Social News Apps For Companies

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Flud , a San Diego startup developing mobile apps to let teams privately share news with their co-workers and others in the company, recently revealed that it is trying to take on that task with its social news platform developed with the backing of a couple of venture capital firms. Flud firm said its tool is aimed at bringing private news and intelligence sharing to businesses, letting co-workers share news articles and other information within an organization.

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Wix Announces Half Price Flash Sale

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If you make a purchase through the links on our site, we may earn a commission from the retailers of the products we have reviewed. News Business Tech Product News Startups

Products I Love to Use

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I’m not trying to say my picks are great and other products aren’t and I’ll certainly forget some. But this is just a reflection midway in June 2015 of the some of the products I love, enjoy or use frequently, and am not an investor in. World leaders use it to break news. They even have a “you’re buying this product on Amazon, why not donate one to a classroom” feature kind of like Tom’s Shoes pioneered.

Fox Mobile Group Sold By News Corp.

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Beverly Hills- and Berlin, Germany-based Fox Mobile Group , which offers mobile content distribution and mobile entertainment products, has been sold to Jesta Group , Jesta said Wednesday. The firms said that Allen & Company advised News Corp. mobile group news corp jesta merger acquisition

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Some Seriously Great News. No, Seriously …

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Some Seriously Great News. There initial release would be a product called “Best Fiends,” which is now one of the most successful mobile games. Some Seriously Great News.

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Verve Wireless: 100M Mobile News Pages Per Month

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San Diego-based Verve Wireless is reporting tonight that the firm served up 100 million mobile news pages per month in 2009, up 160% year over year. The firm, which powers such mobile news applications as AP Mobile, said it is on track to serve up 2.2 billion news pages this year. The firm attributed the growth in news page views to local media partners, who have recently been signing up to the company's white label mobile application product.

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What to Expect From CES 2020

Tech.Co

As for who will be in attendance, the show has always managed to attract big name brands such as Sony, Samsung and Microsoft, as well as smaller startups, who often bring some of the most extraordinary products with them. If you're anticipating the latest iPhone news, then you're out of luck.

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Verve Wireless Raises $7M For Mobile News Apps

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According to Verve, the new funding will go towards further development and expansion of products. The company says its mobile news app served up 150 million mobile news pages in July. Tags: content news newspaper publisher android iphone software mobile advertising wireless verve

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Yahoo News Development Moved To Taiwan, Says Report

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The product development team behind Yahoo's news site, Yahoo News , has reportedly been moved to Taiwan , AllThingsD reported this morning. The move is the second one for product development at Yahoo News, which was previously located at Yahoo's media operations in Santa Monica. Tags: yahoo news taiwan overseas media santa monica

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Ring Expands Product Lineup To Lightbulbs, Garden Lights, Gate Controllers

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Santa Monica-based Ring , which develops Internet-enabled doorbell cameras, security cameras, and other related products, is expanding its product lineup, saying at CES that it has rolled out a number of new products--including Internet-connected lightbulbs, garden lights, gate controllers, and more. Ring's new products all connect to Ring's app. Ring says the news products will be available on April 1st.

The Business Tech You Need in 2020

Tech.Co

As well as making purchases incredibly easy for your customers (encouraging more sales) you can offer loyalty initiatives on the spot, and track crucial details from inventory numbers to best-selling products and employee performance. News Product News Startups

Develop.la | L.A.’s Own Hacker News and Why Now?

Tech Zulu Event

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing engineer and PageWoo ’s CEO and co-Founder Jason Crilly about his side project, the new hacker news site for the Southern California tech community called Develop.la. s own hacker news, Develop.la s first hacker news site, Develop.la.

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Good News For Content Creators: $5M Available From YouTube

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The good news for content creators in Hollywood and elsewhere trying to make it on the Internet: YouTube , the video sharing site owned by Google, said today that it has just launched a new program which will invest five million dollars for new content partners. According to site, its new YouTube Partner Grants program will invest in new and emerging YouTube partners for those partners to invest into their product budgets.

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Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?

SoCal CTO

The problem is you don't yet have product/market fit, and until you do, you don't really know what to build. When product vision is truly clear, then it makes sense to execute it, and hiring follows. These companies are very early-stage and definitely have not shown product/market fit.

How To Survive A Deadly Drag On Startup Productivity

Startup Professionals Musings

A “downer” is defined here as someone who seems to dwell on the negatives of every business challenge, and loves to highlight bad news or potential problems. Yet I still find this to be one of the most common drags on startup productivity, as well as employee satisfaction.

Microsoft Rolls Out Celebrity News Site

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Microsoft's MSN, and Santa Monica-based media firm BermanBraun Interactive said today that they have rolled out a new celebrity news site called WonderWall , which will feature information on what the companies described as the "hottest" pop culture stories, personalities, and trends. BermanBraun Interactive--the production firm founded by Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun--has deals with MSN, NBC Universal, and Pepsi to develop online entertainment properties.

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6 Ways To Keep Your Team Happier And More Productive

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, the Harvard Business Review a while back included an analysis of hundreds of studies showing an average of 31% higher productivity, 37% higher sales, with creativity three times higher. The challenge is to find the best way to keep everyone on your team happy and productive.

VIRURL Debuts Native Advertising Product

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According to the firm, its product allows bloggers to insert sponsored posts that match a blogger''s audience on a cost-per-click basis. VIRURL is part of the move towards the somewhat controversial idea "native advertising", where sponsored content appears as part of a publisher''s news stream. Santa Monica-based startup VIRURL said Thursday that it has launched its technology, which automatically publishes sponsored content into blogs.

Rubicon Releases Ad Numbers For News Publishers

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The firm said it has optimized more than 18 billion impressions for 150 "Premium News" category publishers using its products. Rubicon said that the Premium News category is one of the firm's largest growing areas. Rubicon's products are used to optimize the mix of online advertising networks for publishers, by selecting which ad networks will provide the most revenue for online publishers.

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Bio Roundup: Bristol & Illumina Blues, Sickle Cell News & More

Xconomy

AND IN OTHER NEWS…. —New York-based Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ICPT ) said that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended conditional approval of obeticholic acid (Ocaliva) in Europe to treat patients with the rare liver disease primary biliary cirrhosis. On Aug. 4, shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb closed at $75.32. Today, shares are worth just over $50.

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Best Alternatives to the Amazon Affiliate Program

Tech.Co

Since April 21, Amazon has slashed its rates across a wide range of product categories, in some cases dropping as much as 70%. Here are some of the top options available in 2020 to anyone who wants to earn a living or a side hustle by recommending products online.

How To Increase Productivity By Employee Happiness

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, the Harvard Business Review a while back included an analysis of hundreds of studies showing an average of 31% higher productivity, 37% higher sales, with creativity three times higher. The challenge is to find the best way to keep everyone on your team happy and productive.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

SoCal CTO

He has a really interesting background as a product manager and now an entrepreneur. Like many product managers, my background is fairly eclectic. That's where I learned I enjoyed interacting with customers and working with development teams to build and launch products.

Battling Cyber Hackers: The Next Generation of War Games

Tech.Co

News Privacy and Security Product News StartupsIn 2017, society experienced more data security breaches than any year prior. The final number of data breaches reported was 1,579, a 45 percent increase over 2016’s number of data breaches.

Turning Thoughts into Productivity | The Fetchnotes Story

Tech Zulu Event

Turn on your phone and look at the productivity folder. You’ll be more productive within three weeks time. And for the 81,000 avid users, we’ve got some exciting news. We discuss productivity, emails, communication, and the dynamics of the team.

Eureka Park at CES 2018 Will Shine the Light on Emerging Startups

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News Privacy and Security Product News StartupsOne of the must-see startup events at CES 2018, the largest consumer electronics show in the world, is Eureka Park. It is here over 800 of the world’s most promising new companies will showcase their breakthrough technology.

Biotech Roundup: Hellos, Goodbyes, “Cures” Delays And Trial News

Xconomy

And then the news flowed, from a fast reprieve for Juno Therapeutics to no mercy for Elizabeth Holmes. —Enough good trial news. ” —Company funding news: Tesaro (NASDAQ: TSRO ) of Waltham, MA, said it took advantage of positive Phase 3 data to raise $409 million in a secondary stock sale…Protagonist Therapeutics, based in Milpitas, CA, has filed for a $75 million initial public offering. —In other Merck news, U.K.-based

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Clean Water Wins at CES Startup Night 2018

Tech.Co

While celebrity Matt Damon and founder of Water.org is bringing awareness and action to this issue, the startup team from Lishtot is developing products to test the water we consume to ensure it’s safe. News Product News Startups

Girls in STEM and Cyber Security Among Top Startups at Eureka Park 2018

Tech.Co

This year at CES 2018 Eureka Park, the mega startup hub of the conference, the hottest early-stage startups from around the world will showcase their products and services aimed at disrupting their respective industries. They also build deep learned-based products for IoT devices.

Meet the 15 Eureka Park Startups Competing at CES Startup Night 2018

Tech.Co

For many founders, getting noticed by investors, potential customers, incubators and other companies, is a necessity to take your product to the next level. Rifft is a company that has designed a multitude of products aimed to enrich our everyday life. News Product News Startups

10 Strategies To Cover New Product Development Costs

Startup Professionals Musings

The “valley of death” is a common term in the startup world, referring to the difficulty of covering the negative cash flow in the early stages of a startup, before their new product or service is bringing in revenue from real customers.

Soraa Scaling Up For Volume Production

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Goleta-based Soraa , the Khosla Ventures-backed developer of LED and laser-based lighting and projection display technology, appears to be heading for volume production on its products. manufacturing capacity for volume production. No details on production dates were given.

Why Millennials Are Moving to Downtown Cleveland

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News Product News StartupsWhat was once the 5th largest city in the country is now a midsize city with a small town feel. The people of Cleveland, Ohio take great pride in building their city and supporting the businesses in their hometown.

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How One Co-Working Space is Dealing with the Pandemic

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Designed to inspire, motivate productivity and promote ways to thrive digitally. We want the LABS community to know that we are there for them and keep providing events and news that they’d otherwise of had access to in-person. News Business Tech Startups

Best Tips for Working from Home Effectively

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Efficiency and Productivity. Work When You're Productive. Efficiency and Productivity when Working from Home. But, extended periods of working from home can risk having a negative effect on productivity. Work When You're Most Productive.

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Amazon Quietly Slashes Affiliate Rewards

Tech.Co

Furniture, Home, Home Improvement, Lawn & Garden, Pet Products, and Pantry rates have dropped from 8% to 3%. However, buy the same product on Amazon and the referring site would now make just $4.49 News Amazon Opinion and Analysis Startups

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Santa Monica’s Cornerstone OnDemand Launches New Products

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Santa Monica-based talent management software firm Cornerstone OnDemand announced the launch of its suite of people analytics products at its annual Convergence Conference. News cornerstone convergence cornerstone on demand

Biotech Roundup: Vaping Toll Rises, NASH News, Akcea Shakeup & More

Xconomy

Public health officials aren’t sure whether the injuries are from legally sold products made by companies such as Juul, or from black-market items such as those that allow users to “vape” the active ingredient in marijuana. But concerns have prompted vaping product bans in several states. Lung injuries linked to electronic cigarettes have topped 800 cases , including 12 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Bio Roundup: RIP Roger Tsien, Novartis CAR-T Wheel, Zika News & More

Xconomy

For more on Tsien and the rest of the week’s news, let’s get to the roundup. ” But the company insists it will stay the course with its lead product, a T cell-based cancer immunotherapy called CTL019 that Novartis could present for regulatory approval if current trials go well. A man who helped shed light—fluorescent light—on biology died far too early, at the age of 64.

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