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Buy, Buy, Baby: Tech Firms Snap up Startups for Growth

gigaom.com
Technology companies over the last few years cut costs to the point that they now have cash surpluses — which they haven’t been shy about spending to acquire venture-backed startups. The Wall Street Journal has picked up on this trend with a story this morning that cites data from...
Buy, Buy, Baby: Tech Firms Snap up Startups for Growth

Guest Post: Learning from the past: Patterns in the recent history of game platforms part 2

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Editor’s note: Today’s guest post comes to us from Jan Beckers, co-founder and CEO of HitFox, an incubator focused on investing in and acquiring game distribution and user acquisition startups. This article is the second in a five-part series of articles analyzing game platforms and the patterns that historically repeat itself....
Guest Post: Learning from the past: Patterns in the recent history of game platforms part 2

Report: 6 ways social media can drive business impact

venturebeat.com
This is a guest post by author and media strategist Brian Solis In business, social media is becoming a lot like email: every company has it. But, unlike email, organizations haven’t mastered how to effectively communicate through the likes of Facebook or the tweets of Twitter. Over the last several years,...
Report: 6 ways social media can drive business impact
Why you should never, ever use a question mark on Twitter or LinkedIn (infographic)

Were you offline this weekend? Here's the tech news you missed

thenextweb.com
Maybe you were at the beach, relaxing and soaking up the sunshine, or in a park having a nice stroll. Whatever you were doing, fear not about having missed any tech news; over at The Next Web, we have you covered. Here’s a roundup of what you may have missed...
Were you offline this weekend? Here's the tech news you missed
Markets: Workday Gets to Work on $3.8 Billion IPO, and a Shot at Revenge

Can Entrepreneurs Be Made?

techcrunch.com
Silicon Valley investors often have a picture in their heads of the type of person who is worthy of funding: young, brash, stubborn, and arrogant. They believe that successful entrepreneurs come from entrepreneurial families and that they start their entrepreneurial journey by selling lemonade while in grade school. Angel investor...
Can Entrepreneurs Be Made?
Zendesk Now Offers Facebook Private Messages For Customer Service

How to make Europe work for your startup, from day one

venturebeat.com
This is a guest post by Ifeelgoods co-founder and CEO Michael Amar. For too many American technology start-ups, Europe is a dirty word. Classically, US start-ups have pursued the European market after their Series B or C funding rounds, or even later. Many companies only consider Europe when their US growth begins...
How to make Europe work for your startup, from day one

Cracking The Nut With Jam, SAP Moves Social Tools Out Of The Silo And Into Business Apps

techcrunch.com
SAP is rebuilding its social tools with a service called Jam that it will launch in November. It will combine social networking, real-time updates, and the ability to build apps that are “purpose built” for people who need to communicate with people inside and outside the corporate walls. Instead of...
Cracking The Nut With Jam, SAP Moves Social Tools Out Of The Silo And Into Business Apps

How to win with marketplaces: The three success factors

thenextweb.com
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Sangeet Paul Choudary who analyzes business models for Internet startups at his blog Platform Thinking. You can follow Sangeet on Twitter at @sanguit. Marketplaces are difficult businesses to run. Like all multi-sided platform businesses, they suffer from the classic chicken and egg problem: the technology has...
How to win with marketplaces: The three success factors
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