There's no more exciting place to be than TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2011 this morning. I'm not kidding. In case you can't be here because of an act of God or something just as urgent, we've embedding the livestream here.
Erskine Bowles, recent co-chair of President Barack Obama’s commission on fiscal responsibility and reform and former president of the University of North Carolina system, has joined social networking giant Facebook as a member of the board of...
Matt Mickiewicz has been featured in media outlets around the globe and understands the power of great startup marketing. But the founder of SitePoint and 99Designs says that having a great product or service is more important than being an awesome marketer, especially in the early days. “Be disruptive,” he says. “Be free where others charge (like PlentyofFish), fix something that fundamentally sucks (Square), create liquidity where none existed (Flippa, SecondMarket, AirBnB). We copped a lot of flack when we first launched for disrupting the graphic design industry – but at least people cared, and our customers loved us, and told everyone they knew about how much fun they had using our service.” He says being 5% or 10% better than the status quo isn’t good enough anymore.
Olivier Ezratty y intègre de nouveaux ajouts tels des conseils quant à l'anticipation et la gestion de crise ou encore l'internationalisation des produits.
Ce sont plus de neuf contributions externes et 45 pages qui s'ajoutent à la XVème édition du Guide des startups, disponible sur le blog d'Olivier Ezratty. Ayant l'ambition de répondre aux questions que les entrepreneurs se posent quant au développement et financement de leur structure, l'auteur intègre un ajout majeur dans cette édition, à savoir un tableau de six pages sur l'anticipation et la gestion de crise.
On retrouve également de nouveaux conseils sur l'internationalisation des produits, l'implantation de filiales aux USA ou encore l'intérêt des financements publics.
Harry McCracken kicks off his new blog on CNET, called Challengers, where he'll ponder which new technologies have a shot at success--and which are doomed to fail. Read this blog post by Harry McCracken on Challengers.
New financial details reported earlier today by Reuters about social media giant Facebook indicate that the company’s situation is more than good enough to go public. Now granted, Reuters cited “anonymous sources,” meaning none of this is confirmed.