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Facebook's "Social Readers" Still Fading

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A quick follow-up on this month’s stories pointing out the decline of the “social reader” on Facebook. Upshot: They’re still in free-fall. Two quick snapshots, via Cristina Cordova, using stats from AppData. Here’s the usage data for the Washington Post’s Social  Reader. Note the second steep drop, in the middle...
Facebook's "Social Readers" Still Fading

Help Us Find the Most Poachable Players in Tech

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Illustration: Oliver Munday New York's tech scene continues to gain some serious momentum, as even Mayor Bloomberg admitted at SXSW last week. Here at Betabeat, we like to be especially servicey, so we're compiling another list of the tech VIPs that startups in New York are dying to hire. They're...
Help Us Find the Most Poachable Players in Tech

Team Europe-Styled HitFox Expands Its Games Marketing Startups To Asia-Pacific

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HitFox, the Team Europe co-founded and styled ‘startup factory’ focussed on founding and acquiring games distribution startups, is stepping on the gas by expanding into the Asia-Pacific region with a dedicated office in Seoul. The move is designed to help enlarge the footprint of HitFox’s current portfolio — ad2games, AppLift...
Team Europe-Styled HitFox Expands Its Games Marketing Startups To Asia-Pacific

Please Welcome Our Newest Columnists, MG Siegler And Michael Arrington

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We’ve already talked extensively about how we handle guest posts these days — we publish one-off articles from people in the community who have something new and meaningful to say on tech topics. But we’ve also been building up a roster of regular columnists, like Steve Gillmor, Jon Evans and Devin...
Please Welcome Our Newest Columnists, MG Siegler And Michael Arrington

Last Week in Betabeat: Scroogle, Tumblr, Biz Dev and the Buddy VC

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To busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors. REQUIRED READING: Friends Investing in Friends: When It Comes to Startups, Is the Fix Already In? It's an insider's game, but anyone can join it. REQUIRED READING: Scroogle May Have Been...
Last Week in Betabeat: Scroogle, Tumblr, Biz Dev and the Buddy VC

Meet Internet Entrepreneur Mark Dorosz, New York's Very Own Meggings Enthusiast

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This is the face of a “megger.” (Screencap: YouTube) Though most in the startup sector have been pegged as the hoodie-and-jeans wearing type, there are some Internet entrepreneurs in NYC who aren’t afraid to embrace their fashion forward side. Like Mark Dorosz, for instance, the director of biz dev at...
Meet Internet Entrepreneur Mark Dorosz, New York's Very Own Meggings Enthusiast

Startup Day: Founding, funding, design, culture, biz dev and more on the agenda

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We’re a little more than a week away from Seattle 2.0 Startup Day, Sept. 22 in Bellevue. This annual event, presented by GeekWire for the first time this year, is a chance for established entrepreneurs and aspiring startup leaders to learn the ropes from veterans in a series of talks...
Startup Day: Founding, funding, design, culture, biz dev and more on the agenda

Biz Dev Is Having a Moment

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Mr. Pollack, in a tux. Business development professionals still don't have their own noun. It's either "I do biz dev for ____" or "she's in biz dev" or, our favorite, "they're biz dev folks." Maybe business... developers? Bizzy devvers? Bizzy dev bees? Hustlers-in-chief? Someone should come up with a phrase...
Biz Dev Is Having a Moment

Color CEO Bill Nguyen Checks Out Of Day-To-Day Operations, While A New Leadership Team Re-Tools

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Sources tell us there is turmoil at the executive levels of Color Labs. As you may know, the startup launched with a focus on photo-sharing but quickly became the poster child of Silicon Valley hype after landing more than $40 million in funding but failing to gain any real user...
Color CEO Bill Nguyen Checks Out Of Day-To-Day Operations, While A New Leadership Team Re-Tools

South By Southwest as a Silicon Valley Startup: Time to Sell

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If the last few days at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin are any indication, the technology and digital media industries have never been healthier. At least that's my interpretation of the vast amounts of free BBQ, booze, performances, parties, t-shirts, and toys that hundreds of brands...
South By Southwest as a Silicon Valley Startup: Time to Sell

Watch Google’s Jelly Bean Perfectly Process 40+ Voice Commands

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(Photo: Google+) Okay, we admit–we’ve never owned an iPhone and are head-over-heels in love with our Galaxy Nexus. But even the most hardcore of Apple fanboys have to concede that Google’s new Android update, Jelly Bean, looks pretty sweet. Google Now seems like an easy way to seamlessly integrate your...
Watch Google’s Jelly Bean Perfectly Process 40+ Voice Commands

Partnering with the Enterprise: Visa, CocaCola, CBS, and LivePerson

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This sponsored post is produced by Under the Radar. Last year, billions where spent on deals between the enterprise and emerging companies.  Visa invested in Square, Jive partnered with SalesCrunch, Salesforce acquired Rypple and the list goes on and on.  Partnerships, investments, and acquisitions seem rampant when you read the...
Partnering with the Enterprise: Visa, CocaCola, CBS, and LivePerson

SocialWire Gets $2M From First Round Capital And Others To Be A One-Two Punch For Facebook Ads

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With $2 million in seed capital from First Round Capital, Dave McClure, Joi Ito, Ariel Poler and Brian Sugar, SocialWire wants advertisers to hyper-optimize their Facebook ads experience. With SocialWire, brands can get users to organically share a story on Facebook’s Open Graph, and then use Facebook Sponsored Stories to promote that...
SocialWire Gets $2M From First Round Capital And Others To Be A One-Two Punch For Facebook Ads

After Leaving The U.K. For Boston, MarketMeSuite Raises $1.1 Million For Its SMB-Focused Social Media Marketing Platform

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Social media dashboard maker MarketMeSuite, which targets SMBs with tools that help them better manage their Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn postings in order to target leads, has raised $1.1 million in new funding today, in a round led by Boston-area VC Jeff McCormick of Saturn Venture Partners. The company also recently uprooted from its home base...
After Leaving The U.K. For Boston, MarketMeSuite Raises $1.1 Million For Its SMB-Focused Social Media Marketing Platform

Betaworks Poaches Another NYC Startup Exec, Aviary's Paul Murphy, for Entrepreneur-in-Residence Role

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Mr. Murphy (Photo: Twitter) Looks like startup non-incubator Betaworks is in a hiring frenzy. Days after announcing it had snapped up former Tumblr VP Andrew McLaughlin, the company is making news again with another Entrepreneur-in-Residence hire. Paul Murphy, COO of Aviary, is leaving his post at the photo editing startup...
Betaworks Poaches Another NYC Startup Exec, Aviary's Paul Murphy, for Entrepreneur-in-Residence Role
Williamsburg Coworking Space The Yard Takes on General Assembly, Plans a Continuing Ed Program

Now THIS is how to pitch for business from your dream clients

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The team at DNS and email delivery company Dyn has come up with a great way of attracting interest from companies they wanted to work with – serenading them. Targeting Hulu, Expedia, Posterous, Career Builder, LivingSocial and Funny Or Die, the company created a dedicated landing page and a special music...
Now THIS is how to pitch for business from your dream clients
Storify gets serious about sales, hires former Adobe business development executive Don Loeb

Fan Wars: Former Google Biz Dev Head David Dowd Becomes VP Of Social Marketer FanBridge

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Right now there’s a cutthroat battle between social marketing platforms to represent the world’s biggest brands. In hopes of seducing dollars from offline and clients from competitors, social marketing platform FanBridge has just hired away Buddy Media’s GM of lifestyle brands David Dowd. Previously the head of branded content biz...
Fan Wars: Former Google Biz Dev Head David Dowd Becomes VP Of Social Marketer FanBridge

Walmart's Disc to Digital Hard Sell Will Be a Hard Sell

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Earlier today I described Walmart’s new “disc to digital” program as DOA. Maybe I was too harsh. Let’s assume that some of you are interested in taking your old DVDs to Walmart, and paying up to $5 a disc so you can access the movies on them from Vudu, Walmart’s...
Walmart's Disc to Digital Hard Sell Will Be a Hard Sell

How to save money: 11 founders share their cost-cutting strategies

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Building a viable product and acquiring customers with little to no financial support is not an easy task. These financial constraints require early-stage entrepreneurs to engineer creative methods to cut costs and maximize value on paid services. I am fascinated by these cash-flow ingenuities since they can often be...
How to save money: 11 founders share their cost-cutting strategies

Another day, another desk: GigaOM tests out New York's coworking spaces

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The workspaces: The Alley DUMBO Startup Lab Fueled General Assembly Green Spaces Grind Hive55 New Work City Projective Space Secret Clubhouse WeWork WixView as a single page See them on a map:View Larger Map Free-flowing beer, midday yoga and new classes to choose. My life in college? No, my month...
Another day, another desk: GigaOM tests out New York's coworking spaces
Photo Community 500px Announces New Professional Portfolios, Price Increase Giving Paid Accounts Unlimited Storage

The book that had a violent impact on my business strategy [Video]

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Vooza, “the world’s most unbelievable tech startup.” This week’s video from Vooza: VP of Biz Dev, Steve Skinner explains his app’s target market, why startups are like having children, the benefits of staying in beta forever, and the book that’s had a violent...
The book that had a violent impact on my business strategy [Video]

From the prairie to the city: Dwolla poaches two of New York City’s best players

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Waiting for the day when wallets will become obsolete? We’re getting there…As long as you have a smartphone with web access, you can pay for many things, peer to peer style over the Web. “Dwolla is an amazing company in the payments space, looking to re-imagine what a company like Visa...
From the prairie to the city: Dwolla poaches two of New York City’s best players
How one startup hacked Founder Showcase with 4 hours and $500
Brenda Spoonemore: 'A biz dev playbook for startups'
6 First-Hand Tips On How Startups Can Cope With Success

Here Come Caffeinated Cracker Jacks, Just in Time to Replace 5-Hour Energy

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ADULT SNACKS FOR ADULTS ONLY. Earlier this week, we received some rather alarming news about the tech world’s premiere hackathon fuel: The FDA is currently investigating a number of deaths tied to 5-Hour Energy. Yikes! Where can sleep-deprived coders and frazzled biz dev dudes turn now? One person can only...
Here Come Caffeinated Cracker Jacks, Just in Time to Replace 5-Hour Energy
Exitround is an Ashley Madison for entrepreneurs. Sort of.
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