Globe and MailEurozone business activity gloomiest in three yearsSydney Morning HeraldEurozone private sector business activity declined for an eighth straight month in September, hitting its gloomiest patch in three years as French activity...
Robin Good: Pivotshare is a web platform which allows you to create a branded web site where you can curate, promote and sell your best digital media video and audio files.
The service accepts .mp4, .mov, .avi and .mp3 files for upload and it lets you set the price and the business model (subscription or pay-per-view or a combination of both) that you want to use.
On Pivotshare you can brand your channel with your logo and customize its look and feel, and you can also "bookmark" specific "spots" inside your audio and video content.
Content on PIvotshare is accessible by both desktop computers as well by smartphone and tablet devices and it has the ability to memorize, for the user, where a sesson is left, so that it can be picked up next time he logs in.
You can set up some of your content to be free and some of it to be accessible only by paying for it. Each channel can be fueled by more than a contributor and you are free to decide who will team up with you.
There are two delivery formats available to curate and organize your key assets: a) the Showcase (ideal for ten items or less) and b) the Library (for collections of 50 or more items).
Revenue-wise Pivotshare takes 30% from a Channel’s revenue, and passes the rest to the Editor and Contributors of that Channel.
Can A Company Trademark the Colors On Its Web Site?ForbesEarlier this month, a federal appeals court ruled [PDF] that the contrasting red soles on shoes from designer Christian Louboutin are sufficiently distinctive to warrant trademark protection.
Even if we think of the slow job growth as the "new normal", the upper graph still points to a disturbing picture of all the jobs lost from 2008, where the E-P ratio decreased from an average 63% down to around 58.5%.
Bouwend op het succes van Instagram schieten nieuwe bedrijfjes uit de grond. Zo ook Instapparel. Een bedrijf waar je een t-shirt kunt bestellen met daarop je mooiste eigen Instagram foto's. Je kunt kiezen uit een t-shirt of een tanktop, in M of L, met 1, 2 , 3 of 4 foto's. Zelf een beetje puzzelen en nog voor je bestelt het resultaat bekijken. Kosten: 20 dollar plus verzenden. Met dank aan @M_Leeuwerink.
De Stichting ‘Voor en door Goor’ is deze week begonnen met de crowdfunding voor het project Goorsch Gruyt Bier. Om de eerste brouwgang te financieren is een bedrag van €5.000 nodig. Particulieren kunnen zich al vanaf €10,00 inschrijven voor een participatie in de eerste brouwgang. Zodra het beoogde bedrag bij elkaar is, zal het Goorsch Gruyt Bier worden gebrouwen en op de markt worden gebracht. De participanten krijgen 5 flessen van dit bijzondere historische Goorsch Gruyt Bier.
What if you're marketing to a niche audience or your product isn't sexy? Is social media really an option for you? Can you reach your audience via Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Facebook? Would anyone read a blog you created?
This blog post highlights a very successful marketer - Larry Waight of The Lodge at Chaa Creek, an eco-resort in Western Belize - who has achieved high search engine rankings for many important keywords.
As a business owner or manager you have probably spent most of your business life battling the competition, winning some and loosing some, as you have kept your business viable and profitable.
Like many, you have probably found these battles to have become tougher and more frequent in recent years, as the business world continues to evolve and change, and new ways of doing business start to severely impact on the old ways.
This excellent and thought provoking artice, suggests that it is probably time that business owners started to evolve their business model to focus more on co-operation than constant competition, and it offers examples to show that adopting a more co-operative culture can pay dividends for your business.
Google announced Google+ for Enterprises today with Hangouts integration into Docs and Calendar as well as administrative controls such as default posting to only within the company. We’ve been doing some research on the topic of enterprise social networks and, with Google moving into this market, have some thoughts around why this is a bigger deal than just another Google feature announcement.
Crowdfunding groeit en wordt steeds serieuzer genomen, maar nog niet iedereen is er bekend mee. Veel mensen zijn in de veronderstelling dat investeren alleen met grote bedragen kan en voorbehouden is aan grote bedrijven. De Startersfabriek is met een financieringsdoel van 50.000 euro het crowdfunding avontuur al aangegaan en lanceert binnenkort in samenwerking met Symbid het eerste crowdfunding platform van Gelderland.
There is no doubt that 2012 will be another big year for BI and information management. In the article we`ve tried to gather what we suppose are the top BI trends for near future Big Data → Need for Speed The rise in volume ...
Marty Note Good summary of some of the most important #BI trends.
Samsung Pays Apple $1 Billion Sending 30 Trucks Full of 5 Cents Coins
August 29, 2012 11 Comments
The scuffle between Apple and Samsung continues. This morning more than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially, the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place, but minutes later, Tim Cook (Apple CEO) received a call from Samsung CEO explaining that they will pay $1 billion dollars for the fine recently ruled against the South Korean company in this way.
The funny part is that the signed document does not specify a single payment method, so Samsung is entitled to send the creators of the iPhone their billion dollars in the way they deem best.
Een maand lang het normale werk laten rusten en iedereen vrij om zich te wijden aan nieuwe plannen. Dat deed softwarebedrijf Axosoft in july dit jaar. De medewerkers werden verdeeld in twee groepen en kregen dezelfde opdracht: bedenk een zinvolle startup en zet die in 30 dagen in de markt. Resultaat: Dashzen en Pure Chat, twee bruikbare startups. Maar nog veel belangrijker: de boel werd eens flink opgeschud. Nieuwe manieren van samenwerken en medewerkers in een andere rol zorgden voor verse energie. Zeer bruikbaar ook tijdens 'het normale' werk.
Een prachtige visualisatie van Kickstarter projecten. Zie op een kaart waar de projecten plaatsvinden, welke initiatieven succesvol zijn, waar het meeste geld heen gaat, etcetera. Mooi gemaakt! Al hebben we het idee dat het overzicht niet compleet is. Dat is dan weer jammer.
Here is an inspirational and motivational video, where Guy Kuwasaki shared 12 tips which he learned from Steve jobs, and you can apply them into your entrepreneurship...
Take away :
Don’t take advice from Experts and follow your instincts (Experts are clueless) Design matters the most. Help customers, they don’t know what they need. Use Big fonts for presentations “Work” or “doesn’t work” is all that matters Offer unique and valuable product, price doesn’t matter. players hire A/A+ players, B players hire C players, C players hire D players”, so hire the best people, or face “the bozo explosion”. IT guys typically undervalue the need for great peers (Finance/Ops/Marketing). Real CEOs can demo their product. Start shipping instead of waiting for perfection, you can always iterate and make your product better.
Online retail giant Amazon looks set to disrupt the tablet market in the coming days when it announces the launch of an ad-supported Kindle Fire, taking a strategy that has worked well with its range of e-readers and adapting ...
According to a Report produced by Royal Pingdom, Internet 2011 in numbers, there were more than 2.2bn email users in 2011 and 3.4bn email accounts, this figure growing by 500m. According to Radicati, this number is expected to grow to 4.1bn by the end of 2015.
There is always a tendency when new technologies come along to throw out the old in favour of the new. Email is often seen as out of date and its value diminished by the exciting opportunities that social media appears to open up.
Of course it’s essential to build in emerging channels to our marketing strategies to keep us in contact with our growing audiences but as its true that marketing cannot rely on digital alone, so it is that we need to ensure we are maximising all channels we have at our disposal. And while social is a constantly changing environment, email remains a core feature in our everyday lives and has proved its effectively time and time again.
While social media can be great for raising a brand’s profile, most consumers still respond better to offers made in an email. In this sense, social media is the tool that acts to warm up the audience with email coming in to close the deal.
HostPapa has created an interesting Infographic comparing email and social across 5 major success factors; Benefits, Growth, Usage, Reach and Features with an interesting, but maybe not unexpected result.
After delays, the S.E.C. finally ruled publicly on crowdfunding legislation. When President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law on April 5, he also fired the starting gun to make business crowdfunding real in 270 days.
For everyone in the crowdfunding community, this long-awaited announcement is a positive and essential step towards the realization of the full vision of crowdfunding with accredited investors and everyday non-accredited investors alike.
Discover Martin (Marty) Smith (ScentTrail) Twitter Trending Topics : Internet marketing, Social media marketing, Ecommerce, Infographic, Social media and more...
Marty Note I met Eric and Kelly Kim, Twylah's founders, at the Inbound marketing conference in San Francisco a few months ago. You know when you meet some people and instantly like them? I instantly liked Eric and Kelly and you are going to instantly like what Twylah can do with your Twitter feed.
The best thing about your Twitter feed is what HAS happened and what is ABOUT to happen. Twylah helps you capture the one (HAS) and project the other better (ABOUT). This beautiful feedback loop is like the magic hand. Twylah reminds you of what trended in your feed so you can trend some more. You also get a second chance to share those trending tweets. Instead of poof gone your Tweets, at least the ones that got noticed in the first place, get a second act.
You would expect someone capable of seeing such an artistic genius of an idea to be a tad on the, "If you have to ask I'm way to smart for you," side of the bench. Nope, Eric and Kelly are real people who are about to have bankers tossing money at their feet. The good news is I don't think they will change or care all that much.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.