Internet Presence
Follow
Find
11.3K views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from Entrepreneurship, Innovation
onto Internet Presence
Scoop.it!

Billion-Dollar Startup Club - WSJ.com

Billion-Dollar Startup Club - WSJ.com | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
The Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource are tracking companies that are valued at $1 billion or more by venture-capital firms. Today there are more than 30 such companies in the U.S., Europe and China.

To read the full article, click on the title.

Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km


Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Dazzling numbers. Which ones are profitable?

more...
Womenabler's curator insight, January 27, 2014 12:01 PM

Any of 'em female-founded, I wonder? Hope so!

Romain Baudot's curator insight, January 29, 2014 11:08 AM

Companies to follow

Internet Presence
Creating your own website is challenging. There is too much information, and a lot of it changes rapidly. Tools, articles, information for feeling more comfortable with your own website. @MarcKneepkens
Curated by Marc Kneepkens
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Marc Kneepkens
Scoop.it!

10 Tactics for Launching a Product Using Social Media - HBR

10 Tactics for Launching a Product Using Social Media - HBR | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

http://snip.ly/Andv

Get customers excited with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Meerkat, and more.

I’ve witnessed a seismic shift in the way new products are launched over the past decade. As the founder of a firm that helps launch products, services, businesses, and communities, I’ve watched the days of an embargoed launch date and a single exclusive media story disappear. The Internet has changed the launch process—now companies seed products with influencers, leak information to reporters, bloggers, and consumers, live-stream launch events globally, and reward brand advocates with exclusives. The insatiable 24/7 news cycle and the dominance of social media makes launching a new product far easier in some ways—and more difficult in others.

The new launch landscape levels the playing field for brands of all sizes and industries when reaching consumers–yet the ability for consumers to share their opinions freely on social media can provide huge hurdles for brand messaging. Consumers can quickly activate other like-minded consumers to rev up the online discussion to a level anywhere from highly positive to tanking a brand.

When it comes to choosing media to support a new product launch, consider the target market. Schneider Associates 2014 Most Memorable New Product Launch survey found that each generation uses a unique media mix. Seniors, Boomers and GenXers still like to curl up with a magazine. Millennials are turning to Facebook and Twitter, while GenZ, or the iGeneration, is skeptical of brands and places more value on peer-to-peer reviews–even from strangers. Consumers now look to six or more sources for information before buying a new product. This fractured media consumption trend makes it difficult for brands to build brand awareness, earn consumer mindshare, and drive sales.

According to our MMNPL survey, Facebook is now the second-most used source for new product launch information behind TV commercials. Brands are using Snapchat to provide exclusive, limited-time opportunities to fans, closing the gap between virtual and in-store retail experiences. Meerkat, which was the darling of SXSW 2015, allows people to experience anything virtually through live video streaming on their smartphones. More apps of this nature are surfacing every day.

Brands must be creative and nimble in their approach. Here are some tips brand and marketing managers can use to leverage converged media to their advantage: Read more: http://snip.ly/Andv




Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Social media have changed the marketing landscape in a big way. This article contains some strategies and ideas that have been used by major companies such as Taco Bell, P&G, etc. Companies like this employ savvy media specialists.

All of these tip can be used by smaller companies too.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marc Kneepkens
Scoop.it!

Twitter Officially Launches Its “Retweet With Comment” Feature | TechCrunch

Twitter Officially Launches Its “Retweet With Comment” Feature  |  TechCrunch | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

http://snip.ly/IHEy


Twitter just officially launched its “retweet with comment” feature, which it began testing last summer.

“Retweet with comment” allows users to embed a tweet in their own tweets, which lets them get around Twitter’s 140-character limit when they write their own commentary. The feature is now available on Twitter’s site and iPhone app and will be available on its Android app soon.

Twitter previously let users embed quoted tweets by cutting-and-pasting its URL, but “retweet and comment” lets you do that by just pressing a button. The feature’s arrival has been heralded with much (somewhat ironic) rejoicing by Twitter users. Unfortunately, you can’t embed the full retweet and comment, as I just found out to my disconcertment while preparing this post (click on the embedded tweets to see how they look in the wild).

As my colleague Sarah Perez pointed out last year, however, the feature serves a serious purpose. For one thing, it allows people to share and comment on tweets without having to shorten the original tweet, which means that its context and meaning is preserved.

Forcing users to truncate their rambling thoughts into pithy soundbites was one of Twitter’s original charms, but as the platform matures, many influential users have been devising ways of getting around the character limit so they can use Twitter as their main public communication platform instead of, say, a blog. Hence the rise of “tweetstorms,” which were initially derided by many long-time Twitter users, but show no signs of abating.

Read More: http://snip.ly/IHEy



Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

"I am here to thank Dave and all contributors for their passion to assist and guide others along their way. I began receiving your emails some time ago and have just begun to realize that they are responsible for my now beginning to implement the business idea that has been growing in my head for the past 25 years. I now have a clearer picture as to how to begin and proceed. I have had ideas on paper but now I know what steps to take to move forward. My fear has abated (finally!...thank you)"
N Creed

Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Great.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marc Kneepkens
Scoop.it!

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains | Popular Science

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains | Popular Science | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

http://snip.ly/YT13

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys.

You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.

It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires special software to access—and it’s massive. By some estimates, it is 500 times larger than the surface Web that most people search every day. Yet it’s almost completely out of sight. According to a study published in Nature, Google indexes no more than 16 percent of the surface Web and misses all of the Deep Web. Any given search turns up just 0.03 percent of the information that exists online (one in 3,000 pages). It’s like fishing in the top two feet of the ocean—you miss the virtual Mariana Trench below.

Much of the Deep Web’s unindexed material lies in mundane data­bases such as LexisNexis or the rolls of the U.S. Patent Office. But like a Russian matryoshka doll, the Deep Web contains a further hidden world, a smaller but significant community where malicious actors unite in common purpose for ill. Welcome to the Dark Web, sometimes called the Darknet, a vast digital underground where hackers, gangsters, terrorists, and pedophiles come to ply their trade. What follows is but a cursory sampling of the goods and services available from within the darkest recesses of the Internet.

Read more: http://snip.ly/YT13




Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

The Growthink group was very easy to work with and took the time to understand our business and needs carefully. I was surprised at how quickly they picked up the nuances of our business and were able to communicate our thoughts into an organized structure that has helped jump start our future plans. 
- Adam Unger, Principal

Marc Kneepkens's insight:

There is a huge world out there with products and services that we normal humans have no idea about.

more...
Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from MarketingHits
Scoop.it!

How to Promote Your Most Prestigious Content

How to Promote Your Most Prestigious Content | Internet Presence | Scoop.it


Think about a scenario where you’ve come up with content that you know adds tremendous value to the lives of your target audience. You’ve spent time, money and effort on groundbreaking research for your industry and created an evergreen resource.


But, there is a problem – it doesn’t seem to be delivering the returns you’re looking for.


Why is that happening? Are you failing to market your marketing? Are your optimizing content distribution? One of the most common means of content distribution is owned media like a website. There are plenty of brands making good use of a website to publish content and market it across their social channels. What’s stopping you from doing the same?

How to Promote ContentLearn from the Greats ...Read more: click on image or title.



Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

"I recently purged my email subscription list.
However, your newsletter and the NY Times are the only two I kept outside of my direct industry emails.
You are succinct and relevant in this info-jammed world.
Here's to your success!"
Annette


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

All the right tips to make your content read and distributed.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from Entrepreneurship: Lean EntrepreneurshiԀPassion
Scoop.it!

Why the Net Neutrality Ruling Means the Internet Is Now Officially a Utility

Why the Net Neutrality Ruling Means the Internet Is Now Officially a Utility | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Here's what it means for small business.

Now that the FCC has ruled in favor of net neutrality, startups trying to break into the thriving Web app marketplace, develop a mobile app, or do pretty much anything related to the internet can rest easy. Or can they? The ruling has hints of additional regulation, and there's a clear indication that the FCC now views the open, free-form internet (controlled, as we all know from the book Tubes, by no one entity in particular) as something more like the power or gas company.

As with any major pronouncement, this could have an impact on small business. Regulation often leads to more taxes, more government control, and more fees. To find out if turning the internet into a utility could have a big impact, I asked Robert Neivert, the COO of Private.me (a search engine that uses encryption to protect your identity) and an expert on internet issues for business, to explain some of the ramifications.

What does it mean for small business that the internet is now a utility? Read more, click title or image...




Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

"Our work with Growthink was very helpful for creating a business plan to focus our efforts in the short term and increase our value over the long term."
Jack Bergstrand, CEO
Brand Velocity, Inc.



Via Oliver Durrer
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Update on #NetNeutrality

more...
Oliver Durrer's curator insight, March 4, 4:36 AM
What are potential effects of net neutrality on small businesses? Here's a good expert exploration of scenarios.
Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from MarketingHits
Scoop.it!

12 Actionable Content Marketing Tips To Yield Sales

12 Actionable Content Marketing Tips To Yield Sales | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Booksellers have been selling content since day one. Discover five priceless content marketing lessons and helpful takeaways to improve your results from someone who has sold a truckload of books for a global content titan.

Content marketing is transforming the information we consume as companies step into the role once reserved for professional media and publishers. Here are five priceless content marketing lessons that will improve your results based on my experience working for global content titan Bertelsmann where I sold truckloads of books.




Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km


Via Kamal Bennani, massimo facchinetti, Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Selling content is a challenge. Here are some great ideas from someone who's been there and done it with a lot of success. Not sure why the tips went from 12 to 5, but I like what's there.

more...
Marco Favero's curator insight, February 23, 10:21 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Scooped by Marc Kneepkens
Scoop.it!

How I Helped Polar Get to 40M+ Pageviews

How I Helped Polar Get to 40M+ Pageviews | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

http://snip.ly/bl2W


Polar recently got acquired by Google just two years after launch. Here's how I pitched it to the press and got it from 0 to 40 million pageviews monthly.

So you finally put the finishing touches on your website and pushed it live. Damn, it looks so good! Your business is now ready to be shown to the world. Yet nobody is coming.

Or, you push it live and get a few hundred signups in the first hour. This is because you got your stuff together with the press and received a few articles written about your business at launch. So you pitch to more media and got to 1M pageviews in the first month.

Is it hard? Sure. But you can do this. You do not need to hire PR firms to help. I did not.

I’ve done PR for six years on my own and have gotten 1,298 stories written about things I’ve pitched. Quite recently, I got a startup acquired by Google in two years after founding by just pitching to the press.

Before I tell you the story of how I did this I want you to remember one thing (if it’s the only thing you remember from this article): Whenever you pitch anything to media make sure to provide valuable content related to journalist’s beat. Notice the bold and underline.

Valuable content – that’s where it’s at, it will either make or break your pitch and that is what the press will respond to the most.

Read more: http://snip.ly/bl2W

By Dmitry Dragilev the founder of growth hacking consultancy Criminally Prolific. He also runs JustReachOut, a service that helps startups get featured by the press.





Get your Free #BusinessPlanTemplate here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

"I love your newsletters! The issues are not only right on time with good insightful information, the trivia questions and Dave's personal input gives the communication a personal touch that I enjoy. Keep up the great work and congrats!"
Nikki Webster
Manga Design Group, LLC

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marc Kneepkens
Scoop.it!

The Grid Introduces Websites that Design Themselves

The Grid Introduces Websites that Design Themselves | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

If you spend hours clumsily manipulating the design of your company or personal website, the advent of a product like The Grid could prove a giant time-saver. Based on its descriptions and introduction, The Grid is not just another drag-and-drop, easy-to-use website builder.

In fact, The Grid doesn’t want you to drag or drop anything more than your content. Rather than you focus on your site’s layout and design, The Grid has it handled.

The Grid uses artificial intelligence to constantly evolve the design and layout of your site. If you want to post new photos to your site, just post the photos and The Grid will adapt your site to the latest content.

To read more, click on title or image.



Marc Kneepkens's insight:

The article references to the crowdfunding campaign to sign up at the $8.00 per month rate, however, it's still possible now to be a 'founding member'. Check out the video. A lot of high profile investors have joined and put $4.6 million of funding money in this project. This is ready to disrupt the website building sector. The click of a mouse will now build you a site with everything on it as you wish.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from Mastering Facebook, Google+, Twitter
Scoop.it!

How To Use Hashtags To Grow Your Business

How To Use Hashtags To Grow Your Business | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

They are being seen almost everywhere including TV — those little Tic-Tac-Toe looking grid patterns, known as Hashtags.

These hashtags that are included in a word or phrase, then usually found at the end of a Twitter update, Google+, Facebook or Pinterest post, are blanketing the social media networks.


In social media, the #hashtag is one of the most powerful tools to include in your social media marketing arsenal.

What is a #Hashtag?

By definition, a hashtag is a specific word or keyword phrase with a “#” placed in beginning of the wording.

This short phrase will tag your post with a keyword phrase like #SocialMedia or #NetworkMarketing which will put your update in a category with other similar posts. Click on the infographic.




Get your Free #BusinessPlanTemplate here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

Great info. Loving your business plan template, makes writing a plan almost fun.


Craig Heppell
Nambour, Queensland




Via Ivo Nový, massimo facchinetti
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

This infographic explains hashtags in a simple and easy way. Powerful tool.

more...
Marco Favero's curator insight, February 15, 7:48 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from MarketingHits
Scoop.it!

The Perfect Pinterest Formula for Growing Your Following

The Perfect Pinterest Formula for Growing Your Following | Internet Presence | Scoop.it


In this article you will learn...

  • A tested and repeatable formula for creating pinnable pins
  • What visual cues make your pins stand out
  • Why you need to do more than "pin it and forget it"

When Pinterest emerged as a popular and effective network for reaching new customers, businesses jumped on the new platform as fast as they could, filling up boards with pin after pin of content.

Naturally, with so many new pins demanding attention every day, people with something new or original to say were getting buried under the sheer weight of the constantly growing content.

More here: http://www.marketingprofs.com/articles/2015/27050/the-perfect-pinterest-formula-for-growing-your-following



Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

Growthink helped me with two business plans. I liked working with Anna Vitale because she was a professional yet personable and that gave me a sense of trust. Keep up the good work.”


Phil Marcu



Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marc Kneepkens
Scoop.it!

In a major policy shift, FCC will regulate Internet as a public utility (report) | VentureBeat | Business | by Mark Sullivan

In a major policy shift, FCC will regulate Internet as a public utility (report) | VentureBeat | Business | by Mark Sullivan | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

http://snip.ly/BpQk

The Federal Communications Commission will later this week propose a plan to regulate the Internet in the way it might regulate a public utility.

Today the Internet is regulated as an “information service” under Title I in the Communications Law.

The New York Times quotes industry analysts, lobbyists, and former FCC staffers saying that the commission will reclassify broadband service as a Title II telecommunications service.

Reclassifying broadband as under Title II — a section of the Communications Act of 1934 that provides rules for “common carriers” — would give the FCC far broader powers to make sure Internet Service Providers (ISPs) don’t sell faster Internet service to well-monied bidders at the expense of smaller Internet companies.

Such a reclassification would be a major policy shift and would surely ignite a new round of political and legal battles on the issue.

“If true, this is excellent news and a vital step in the right direction,” Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick in a blog post today. “… This is the only way to adopt meaningful network neutrality rules that will be upheld in court.” Read more: http://snip.ly/BpQk



Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

Growthink really understands how to create compelling business plans and raise capital, and Growthink's Capital Raising Products succeed in infusing this knowledge.
-John Morris
Managing Director, GKM Ventures,
Board of Governors, Tech Coast Angels

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marc Kneepkens
Scoop.it!

Everything Microsoft announced at its Windows 10 event, including that crazy HoloLens | VentureBeat | Business | by Harrison Weber

Everything Microsoft announced at its Windows 10 event, including that crazy HoloLens | VentureBeat | Business | by Harrison Weber | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

http://snip.ly/WDHb

Today Microsoft unveiled the future of Windows, from the cross-platform Windows 10 to a new VR headset. Even if you're an Apple fan, you're going to want to see this stuff.

Today Microsoft unveiled the future of Windows, from the cross-platform Windows 10 to a brand new virtual reality headset. We’ve summed up the biggest stories from the event below.

Many of Microsoft’s announcements simply expanded on what we already knew, but the presentation packed a few surprises, including Microsoft’s HoloLens. Even if you’re an Apple fan, you’re going to want to see that. Read more: http://snip.ly/WDHb



Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

"The team at Growthink delivered exceptional quality service in every aspect of their client services. Their staff of professionals were extremely instrumental in fine tuning my creative vision into a well developed business plan."
  James E. Spence, Jr, Founder & CEO
At Bread Boutique

Marc Kneepkens's insight:

The HoloLens looks exciting. Good to see a new web brower.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marc Kneepkens
Scoop.it!

7 Steps To a Better Product Launch - Startup Growth

7 Steps To a Better Product Launch - Startup Growth | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

http://snip.ly/8tVl

Launching something is one of the most annoying, yet totally essential things a marketer should be able to do. Yet every time someone launches something, things go wrong. You or your team forgets things, expectations don’t get met, mistakes happen. It’s all natural, but the number of times I’ve seen someone try to launch a SaaS app without a plan is crazy. Then they wonder why it fails or wonder why a week after the launch traffic falls flat.

Without a plan your effort goes to waste and chance of making a big impact is near 0.


To help those of you who need help in crafting a plan or just want to compare notes, I’ve come up with a list of things that you should do if you are launching a SaaS app, mobile app, hardware product, startup or company.

Many of the tips below are compatible with any type of launch, some aren’t but if you follow the general ideas you should be in solid shape to kick things off!

Continue reading →http://snip.ly/8tVl


Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

"I have been receiving "Growing Your Empire" newsletter for about a year, and I appreciate the advice that you have been sharing on entrepreneurship - I have leveraged the information you’ve provided many times."
 Alex Stolyar

Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Launching a new product line or service is always a challenge. The better prepared you are, the more you will succeed.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from Daily Magazine
Scoop.it!

How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer

How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s definitely possible to create some awesome infographics in any category that you choose, EVEN if you’re not a designer. In this blog post, I’m going to introduce you to three awesome tools to create the best infographics, tell you how to use them AND how you can share your infographics in different channels all over the web. So, let’s get started!..


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Infographics



Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.l/1aKy7km

Hey Dave,
Your BP template help me achieve the goals I've been trying for 5 years. The template led me to produce an effective tool to attract the investors I need.
Thanks
Robert



Via Jeff Domansky, Gust MEES, Official AndreasCY
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Creating a nice #infographic is a skill that will please your visitors. It is also something that easily gets shared. Take advantage of this.

more...
Well Connected Mom's curator insight, April 10, 4:11 PM

Infographics makes statistics visually interesting and more palatable.

judyhaar's curator insight, April 20, 1:19 PM

Info graphics are the norm. Get onboard!

Daniel de Lisle's curator insight, April 23, 5:05 PM

New to infographics and want to get a handle on how to make complex data speak to your clients then read on.

Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from Daily Magazine
Scoop.it!

Meet the man behind FontDaddy.com Great products! Great service!

Meet the man behind FontDaddy.com Great products! Great service! | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

FontDaddy.com is the best online resource for free fonts for PC and Mac. Download great looking free fonts fast and easy.



Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

Hi Dave, (Growthink CEO)

You are a wonder. Your Financial Business Modelling put in the Excel format is an excellent way to make entrepreneurs understand the basic concept of finances. Your direct involvement and assistance in my case is very much appreciated.


Khai Levinh
Managing Director
Media Blender



Via Official AndreasCY
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Find that special font that goes with your idea or website personality. Very creative.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

10 Ways to Get Your Blog Posts Seen and Shared More

10 Ways to Get Your Blog Posts Seen and Shared More | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

So what can you do to make sure you feel good about every blog post you publish? Well, many things.


Content creators have a lot of control over whether or not their content is seen and shared. There are several variables, like how frequently you post and what SEO methods you’re using, that controls how much traction your posts get.


To learn 10 tried-and-true ways to get more eyeballs on your blog posts, check out today’s featured infographic from the tech blog Bit Rebels below....  click image or title.



Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

To Growthink: "Thank you for all of your assistance. You have a lot of integrity, do good work and deal straight up when there are problems. Please feel free to have prospective clients contact me as a reference."
Joan Sugerman
Putts Golf Pro Shot


Via Jeff Domansky
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Getting good content out is so important... It defines to your public who you are and brings them back over and over again.

more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 22, 10:24 AM

A lot of brands and folks who maintain a blog measure the success of their blogging efforts by how many people see and share their content. When a blog post gets read and shared a lot, it's easy to feel good. Unfortunately, that's not enough.


This infographic provides an excellent blogging blueprint. Recommended reading.  9/10

Scooped by Marc Kneepkens
Scoop.it!

Will 5G Bring New Dimensions to Our Wireless World? - iQ by Intel

Will 5G Bring New Dimensions to Our Wireless World? - iQ by Intel | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

http://snip.ly/HIiv

The hottest topic at Mobile World Congress 2015 will connect billions of people and things to the Internet and one another without wires.

While much of the world is connecting their personal devices to fast data sharing 4G mobile networks, industry pioneers are shaping next generation networks to feed the world’s increasing appetite for the Internet.

5G networks aren’t expected to roll out broadly until 2020, but according to analyst firm CCS Insight, 5G will be one of the hottest topics at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. That’s because talk is significantly shifting beyond smart pipe dreams into a do-anything-anywhere-from-any-device reality.

In a nutshell, 5G networks will provide more data bandwidth and less latency due to built-in computing intelligence aimed at handling more data more efficiently than today’s 4G networks. By combining communications and computing technologies, 5G networks will leverage more benefits of Moore’s Law, according to Asha Keddy, vice president in Intel’s Communication and Devices Group and general manager of the company’s Standards and Advanced Technology team.

“3G networks were designed for voice while 4G was designed for more complex human interaction with voice and data,” she told iQ just ahead of attending Mobile World Congress for the fifth consecutive year.

More here: http://snip.ly/HIiv



Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

"It has been an absolute delight working with you and this will be just a beginning in my relationship with Growthink.
I am very satisfied with my business plan and financial plan. Your work is outstanding."
Michael Mundi
Mundi Homes

Marc Kneepkens's insight:

The next advancement in speed, quality and connectivity.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Infographic layouts refer to the arrangement of your visual elements and your content. When you begin working on a piece of infographic, you should have a story to tell hence, you will need to select a layout that best suits your story. Using the right layout will ensure good readability and convey your message well.


We have put together a cheat sheet for your quick reference to the right arrangement to use, here are six common ones you can quickly work with....



Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km


Via Jeff Domansky
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Great tool to figure out how to do infographics. They're getting more popular all the time.

more...
David Baker's curator insight, March 13, 1:21 AM

This is a great tool to share with my seminar teachers whose final project for the year is an infographic.

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 18, 9:26 AM

They show you a visual layout and explain the best use for it.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 20, 11:51 PM

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL LAYOUTS TO SPEED UP YOUR DESIGNS.

Scooped by Marc Kneepkens
Scoop.it!

Developer curses at man on subway, meets him again in job interview - CNET

Developer curses at man on subway, meets him again in job interview - CNET | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

http://snip.ly/lvCQ


The London subway isn't the most elegant of places.

It reeks of malodor. It's dripping with secondary moisture. And then there's the difficulty of shoving far too many people into a confined space and hoping that, in some very British way, they'll all get on.

One man got on the subway train last Monday morning and wasn't in the mood for politeness or pleasantries. As another man stood in his way, he shoved him and, so that there was no doubt as to his intent, told him to "Go f*** yourself."

This is morning talk for "Oh, do please get out of the way."

Perhaps the curser thought nothing more of it. He went about his day. He even had a job interview later in the afternoon.

He walked in and, within seconds, began to curse himself. For his interviewer turned out to be the very man he'd cursed at on the subway. Being a Python developer, and therefore a man of some rational bent, he might have attempted to work out the chances of such a serendipitous event. Read the whole story: http://snip.ly/lvCQ



Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

Growthink really understands how to create compelling business plans and raise capital, and Growthink's Capital Raising Products succeed in infusing this knowledge.
-John Morris
Managing Director, GKM Ventures,
Board of Governors, Tech Coast Angels

Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Karma is alive and well. Circumstances like this are of course very unlikely, however, the internet allows easy access to all of your data, whether you believe in privacy or not. Recruiters do check your social media for example. That's got nothing to do with this story though. Be careful what you post online.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from Caseworthy
Scoop.it!

"Stop Me Before I Kill the Planet": Another Major Oil Producer calls for Carbon Pricing | CaseWorthy

"Stop Me Before I Kill the Planet": Another Major Oil Producer calls for Carbon Pricing | CaseWorthy | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

On the heels of Shell, now BP has warned that carbon dioxide emission levels from burning fossil fuels are unsustainable unless the international community unilaterally introduces tougher binding regulations on atmospheric pollution.

 In another astonishing announcement, a second major Oil producer has called for a global carbon  pricing mechanism.
BP follows last week’s speech from Ben Van Beurden, CEO of Shell, which called for policies to curb climate change, including a price on carbon.

Read more: click on the image or title.



Get your Free #BusinessPlanTemplate here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km


Via AleksBlumentals
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

A wake up call! When the oil giants are clearly sending out a warning it is definitely time for governments and corporation to start dealing with the challenge. Apple is setting a great example. Read the article for details.

more...
AleksBlumentals's curator insight, February 20, 5:47 AM

The stark warning from the UK’s second-largest oil company came with the publication on Tuesday of its closely-watched long-term outlook for global energy markets, which predicts that CO2 emissions will increase by 1pc per year, or 25pc in total, through to 2035.

 

We are at a moment of historical change – I don’t think it’s too much to compare this to the fall of the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall in 1989.  A gigantic, monolithic industry that has for decades presented a united front against action on climate is now realizing the stakes are so high, the science so overwhelming,  the politics so clearly lining up against them, and possibly most important, the growing impact of the Divestment movement asinvestors wake up to their exposure to a “carbon bubble” – that they are lining up and calling for action.

 

 

  
Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from Entrepreneurship, Startups & VCs
Scoop.it!

VCs Advise U.S. Tech Startups To Go East Or Else - A Big Reverse - Forbes.com

VCs Advise U.S. Tech Startups To Go East Or Else - A Big Reverse - Forbes.com | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

What’s a U.S. tech startup without an Asian growth strategy? That’s what Silicon Valley venture capitalists want to know.

A panel discussion of leading Sand Hill Road investors at Silicon Dragon agreed they wouldn’t invest in a U.S. tech startup that has no plan to expand or operate in Asia’s emerging markets. That’s understandable given the growth curve of many of the region’s still-fast growth markets, their large-sized Internet and mobile sectors, and the entrepreneurial energy found in China, Korea and increasingly, India. The pace in Beijing, Bangalore and Seoul, in particular, can make Palo Alto seem a little sleepy. Plus, innovations are coming far more often from Asia’s leading tech hubs than even just a few years ago.

No savvy founder of a tech startup wants to be left behind — ask Guru Gowrappan of Quixey. See earlier post, Guru.

Several of the venture investors at the recent Silicon Dragon forum in the Valley have portfolio companies that are benefiting from a go-Asia strategy. They include some big name investors – Softbank and GGV Capital among them – both of them early investors in Alibaba.  See Silicon Dragon Video of VC panel discussion: Go East or Else.

The panel included Hany Nada of GGV, Chris Evdemon of Innovation Works, Eric Hsia of Translink Capital, Eric Kim of Goodwater Capital, Teddy Himler of Softbank and David Yuan of Redpoint Ventures.

The Go East trend has gained momentum as Alibaba showed the way by becoming mainstream. Now, mobile search app provider Quixey, TV remote app maker Peel, messaging app Tango and wearable device maker Misfit (to name a few) are scaling up with an Asian strategic plan.

Most of them are being led by their venture investor who have significant networks in the regions and can get, say Alibaba, Renren, Tencent to back their emerging companies.

By Rebecca Fannin on Forbes.




Get your Free #BusinessPlanTemplate here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

"Our work with Growthink was very helpful for creating a business plan to focus our efforts in the short term and increase our value over the long term."
Jack Bergstrand, CEO
Brand Velocity, Inc.


Via Arnaud Bonzom
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from MarketingHits
Scoop.it!

#Infographic The ultimate guide to creating a successful online business

#Infographic The ultimate guide to creating a successful online business | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Creating a successful online business can be a challenge even for an experienced entrepreneur. The number of potential pitfalls multiply as technology becomes increasingly diverse.

So this handy infographic, designed by ecommerce platforms, offers some welcome advice for anyone pushing out a startup in the coming year.

Should you be using images, or focus everything on text? Do you really need an “About Us” page? Will implementing live chat on your site result in more sales? Should you focus your marketing efforts on an email campaign, or pour everything into social media? You’ll find the answers to these, and many more questions, below.




Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

"Our work with Growthink was very helpful for creating a business plan to focus our efforts in the short term and increase our value over the long term."
Jack Bergstrand, CEO
Brand Velocity, Inc.


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Great infographic!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from Entrepreneur Bookstore
Scoop.it!

How to Increase Content Creation Without Hiring More People

How to Increase Content Creation Without Hiring More People | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
One of the biggest concerns facing companies when it comes to their content marketing is how to create enough content to be effective, especially when faced with limitations in personnel equipped to handle such tasks.


Here are a few ideas to help you increase your production of quality content that connects with your target audience, while avoiding breaking the bank to expand your team. Click title or image to read more.




Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

"Our work with Growthink was very helpful for creating a business plan to focus our efforts in the short term and increase our value over the long term."
Jack Bergstrand, CEO
Brand Velocity, Inc.


Via Ivo Nový
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Content drives traffic. Here are the basics on how to create more of it while spending little or no extra money.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marc Kneepkens
Scoop.it!

Mark Zuckerberg Had The Perfect Response To An Analyst Who Asked Why Connecting The Whole World Mattered - Business Inside

http://snip.ly/ohV

By Jillian D'Onfro


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had the perfect response to an analyst who questioned the company's focus on spreading internet access across the world. It happened Wednesday night during Facebook's fourth-quarter earnings call

Analyst Carlos Kirjner from Bernstein asked Zuckerberg why Facebook focused so much on its nonprofit partnership Internet.org when emerging markets are harder to monetize. 

"Mark, during your remarks in every earnings call, you talk to investors for a considerable amount of time about Facebook's efforts to connect the world — specifically about Internet.org," Kirjner said. "Can you clarify why you think this matters to investors?"

Without missing a beat, Zuckerberg delivered a zinger:

"Well, it matters to the kind of investors that we want to have," he said. 

Facebook, Zuckerberg says, is a mission-focused company whose goals extend beyond making money. The goal of Internet.org is to bring affordable internet access to parts of the world that don't have it. Read the whole article here:  http://snip.ly/ohVY


Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

Great info. Loving your business plan template, makes writing a plan almost fun.


Craig Heppell
Nambour, Queensland


Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Good to see a response like this. Maybe billionaires can afford to say this.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Scoop.it!

How to Write the Perfect Blog Post: A Complete Guide to Copy.

How to Write the Perfect Blog Post: A Complete Guide to Copy. | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Want to learn how to write the perfect blog post?

Seems like an unachievable goal, right?

Maybe.

What I’m going to do today is show you a very deliberate formula and list of inclusions that I follow with my posts in order to ensure that I get results.

I’m not saying that it works every time, but I can guarantee that if you start to add these elements to your own blog posts you’ll start to get wins a lot more often.

Sound good?

What makes this the perfect blog post?

Okay, so let me do a bit of explaining.

I’m not saying that I know how to write the perfect blog post and that everything I do on my blog is perfect.

It’s not.

In fact, I really don’t like my writing that much at all. (Do all bloggers feel like that?)

But I have been blogging for quite a while now and in that time I’ve been able to hone my posts by looking at what has worked and what hasn’t over the years.

It’s basically a lot of trial and error.

Today all I am doing is sharing the elements, strategies and ideas that I have seen make a big difference to the stuff I write. I’m hoping that you might read something new, apply it to your own blog and see a big difference in your own results.

So it’s more like a quest for finding your own perfect blog post based on what has worked for me. Read more, click on image or title.


Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

"The Growthink team took our thoughts and ideas and transformed them into a well researched, operationally sound, top notch business plan. Most importantly, they kept us involved in the process and challenged us to build a better business model. I have and would recommend Growthink to any business."
 John Gumersell Jr., Founder


Via Jeff Domansky
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Lots of good tips and ideas for creating successful blog posts.

more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 18, 9:33 PM

Ramsay Taplin, aka The Blog Tyrant, shares his KISS guide to blogging success. If you're new to blogging or need a refresher, this is a good starting point.