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Co-founding a startup: The good, the bad, the ugly
Startups: A Startup That Turns the Ideas Filling Your Head Into Products Filling Shelves

Google Director Explains How To Avoid 'The Innovator's Nightmare'

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Entrepreneurs spend millions of dollars and waste time building products people would never ever want. However, Google's Alberto Savoia thinks there's a better way to start a company and avoid this nightmare. He calls this pretotyping, a quick and dirty way to see if people would even want your...
Google Director Explains How To Avoid 'The Innovator's Nightmare'

9 productive things to do during a flight delay

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Photo Chris Waits Traveling is an exercise in wasted time. The lines, the security pat-downs, and the inevitable delays. Clearly you want your flight to leave on time, but if you use the time right, a flight delay can be an excellent way to catch up on work you otherwise...
9 productive things to do during a flight delay

Suffering SXSW fatigue before it even starts? Calm down, get feedback from Austin Ventures and VentureBeat

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Too much noise? Are you an entrepreneur, seeking to push your big product idea to the next step? Consider shutting out the noise of SXSW for a few minutes (there are tens of thousands of companies vying for attention here), and sitting down with myself and some partners from Austin...
Suffering SXSW fatigue before it even starts? Calm down, get feedback from Austin Ventures and VentureBeat

Quirky Raises $6 Million For Social Product Development Platform

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Quirky, a social network for product development, has raised $6 million in Series A funding
 led by RRE Ventures, with Village Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Lowercase Capital and a small group of angel investors participating in the round. Prior to the closing of this round, Quirky had raised $1.6 million...
Quirky Raises $6 Million For Social Product Development Platform

Want To Display Your Product Idea At Fenway? There's A Competition For That

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The Daily Grommet wants to help a lucky entrepreneur get their product into the marketplace. Attention entrepreneurs with a great idea: Online marketplace Daily Grommet is sponsoring a competition that will culminate at Fenway Park to pick a new product concept to bring to market. The applications are due...
Want To Display Your Product Idea At Fenway? There's A Competition For That

8 Things to Think About Before You Make Your Next Product Pitch

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St. Louis became the 22nd city to have a branch of the Founders Institute today. The operation helps entrepreneurs in a very structured four-month paid mentoring program. It involves intensive coaching and has resulted in more than 700 startups, with over 40% of them receiving funding. We have written about...
8 Things to Think About Before You Make Your Next Product Pitch
Google heads-up display glasses to sell for $250 to $600 this year, NYT says

Crushpath Raises $6M From The Social+Capital Partnership, CRV To Give Salespeople A Better Way To Pitch

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Crushpath, a startup founded by former executives from Jive Software and Socialcast that aims to disrupt the sales space, $6 million in Series A funding led by The Social+Capital Partnership with participation from Charles River Ventures. The company previously raised seed funding from Marketo CEO Phil Fernandez, Jive CEO Dave...
Crushpath Raises $6M From The Social+Capital Partnership, CRV To Give Salespeople A Better Way To Pitch

The Ribbit Rollercoaster: A Founder's Story From Concept To $105M Exit

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 Editor’s Note: This is a guest interview by Bernard Moon, co-founder & CEO of Vidquik, a web conferencing and sales solution platform.  He blogs at Silicon Moon. I met entrepreneur Crick Waters last year after hearing just a portion of his story and his road toward Ribbit’s $105 million exit during an event...
The Ribbit Rollercoaster: A Founder's Story From Concept To $105M Exit
Should You Trust Your Gut? The Answer Is Yes.

Startup Swingers: Swapping Founders to Generate Fresh Ideas

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Remember "swinging"? Two people in a committed relationship go to a party with a bunch of other people in committed relationships. They all separate, find new partners for the evening and get jiggy. It may sound lurid and gross, but it’s the cool new thing for startup founders. Swapping...
Startup Swingers: Swapping Founders to Generate Fresh Ideas

Want To "Bang With Nobody"? Use Google+

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Want To "Bang With Nobody"? Use Google+: Steve O'hear for TechCrunch: When your product idea turns into a meme, you're probably doing something right. I'm referring, of course, to Bang With Friends. It's the controversial Facebook app that lets you privately nominate those in your Friends network you want to...
Want To "Bang With Nobody"? Use Google+
Here's How To Deal With Doubters Who Think Your Product Idea Is Dumb (MSFT)

How Google Organizes the World: Q&A With the Manager of Knowledge Graph

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In May, Google launched a major overhaul of its search results. The Knowledge Graph on the right-hand side of the page displays facts and images about the subject of your query alongside the usual Web results. Google is moving away from basic keyword matching and toward recognizing real-world things and their...
How Google Organizes the World: Q&A With the Manager of Knowledge Graph

Rejected by Kickstarter? 'Roll your own' with Selfstarter instead

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There's been no shortage of controversy surrounding Kickstarter this year as the crowdfunding platform has gained popularity, prompting the institution of new rules and belt-tightening measures in recent months. Now, however, there's a brand-new alternative: Meet Selfstarter, an open source platform that lets anyone "roll their own" crowdfunding effort...
Rejected by Kickstarter? 'Roll your own' with Selfstarter instead

Want To "Bang With Nobody"? Use Google+

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When your product idea turns into a meme, you’re probably doing something right. I’m referring, of course, to Bang With Friends, the controversial Facebook app that lets you privately nominate who in your Friends network you want to hook up with and alerts you if they feel the same,...
Want To "Bang With Nobody"? Use Google+
Q&A: Gatherball's Paul Watts on how his startup survived a big pivot
Impatient to get launched? Here's how to quick-start a product business

Google launches self-serve ‘Consumer Surveys’ product for custom market research

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Companies always say that they want to do is a survey with consumers. That’s both easier said than done as well as expensive. Google has launched a product today to become the “middle man” in the process, allowing companies to pay for survey results and publishers to get paid for...
Google launches self-serve ‘Consumer Surveys’ product for custom market research

Apple's Secret To Staying On Message

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There are two words you're likely to see in any press release or news report about the iPad: "magical" and "revolutionary." Why? Because those are the two words Apple picked to describe its latest product, and no one at the company has strayed from that message. Communications coach Carmine Gallo...
Apple's Secret To Staying On Message

Top Ten Ways To Fix Google Buzz

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Google Buzz was pushed out the door too early and force-fed to users by placing it in Gmail. The launch has been marked by both privacy and usability issues. But the team at Google behind it, led by Bradley Horowitz, is working hard to fix problems and respond to...
Top Ten Ways To Fix Google Buzz

ThinkGeek is now accepting product idea submissions, will share a 10% cut of retail sales

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GeekLabs, the research and development branch of the well-known nerdy gadget shop ThinkGeek, has announced a new idea submission forum: the IdeaFactory. In its essence, the IdeaFactory is an interesting experiment in crowdsourced R&D, where the best ideas are made and marketed with the rest of ThinkGeek’s products, plus $1,000 and 10%...
ThinkGeek is now accepting product idea submissions, will share a 10% cut of retail sales

Viral Video: Ellen and the Bic Lady Pens

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Here is a very funny video that features talk show host and comic Ellen Degeneres doing what she does best: Mocking a really bad product idea. In this case, Bic for Her pens. Yes, lady pens. Without further explanation, just watch:...
Viral Video: Ellen and the Bic Lady Pens
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