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Attention, wannapreneurs: Here's one way to stop dreaming and start doing

venturebeat.com
Pre-incubators are the last word in the startup hipster glossary, and the latest entry in this field is from Startup Weekend. Startup Weekend, which hosts weekend-long business hackathons, has joined forces with Startup America, TechStars, and other such entities to launch Startup Weekend Next, a program for new would-be...
Attention, wannapreneurs: Here's one way to stop dreaming and start doing

Netflix and the golden era of couch potatoes

tech.fortune.cnn.com
TV is clearly outshining the movies. But when will we know if original content is a workable business? By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE -- Television is enjoying something of a golden age. With shows like The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones drawing praise as well as rabidly...
Netflix and the golden era of couch potatoes
Coursera Takes A Big Step Toward Monetization, Now Lets Students Earn "Verified Certificates" For A Fee
Attention, wannapreneurs: Here's one way to stop dreaming and start doing
Udemy Rolls Out New Publishing Platform To Helps Teachers Create Quality Online Courses
BetterLesson Receives $3.5M From The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation To Bring The Magic Of Great Teaching Online

Open Ed's Business Woes: Textbook Pioneer Flat World Knowledge To Revoke Free Access To Texts

techcrunch.com
Founded in 2007, Flat World Knowledge was one of the early pioneers in the move to bring free and open access to textbooks to students and educators. The independent publisher offered its learning content for free, giving students the access to texts in print, eBook form, eReaders, audiobooks and downloadable...
Open Ed's Business Woes: Textbook Pioneer Flat World Knowledge To Revoke Free Access To Texts

500 Startups-Backed Cloud Productivity Tool 300.mg To Close Its Doors Next Week

techcrunch.com
Launching its public beta in the fall of last year, 300milligrams (also known as “300.mg,”) set out to build a “priority inbox for team conversations.” The startup was one of the 34 teams in 500 Startups’ Fall 2011 batch, and, after graduating in January, spent the first half of this...
500 Startups-Backed Cloud Productivity Tool 300.mg To Close Its Doors Next Week

Why a jewelry startup had to build enterprise software to survive

pandodaily.com
When Chantel Waterbury decided to launch a jewelry startup, she had no idea she’d spend a huge chunk of her time developing backend software. She just wanted to take what she knew was a workable business model — direct sales — and bring it into the Internet age. It sounded...
Why a jewelry startup had to build enterprise software to survive

The Siren's Call Of Complexity: How Legacy Businesses Get Led Astray

techdirt.com
I've talked in the past about the importance of understanding the concept of the Innovator's Dilemma, as put forth by Clayton Christensen years ago. This is the idea that legacy companies often struggle with recognizing disruptive innovation, since when it first appears the offering appears to be not as good...
The Siren's Call Of Complexity: How Legacy Businesses Get Led Astray
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