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Piccsy Investor Pitchdeck [Infographic]

Piccsy Investor Pitchdeck [Infographic] | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Detailed information about Piccsy for investors.
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Great Startup Investor infographic. Great way to take investor through a cool product and how it is scaling ahead of plan.

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Social Live Video Streaming with Kondoot

Social Live Video Streaming with Kondoot | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it




Via Robin Good
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Real time to the web is a pain. Robin says this new tool makes it less so and that is good because the closer we are to real time now the more we engage. 

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edyssee's curator insight, January 16, 2013 12:23 PM

"Broadcast yourself" in Echtzeit und "social" ... Ich filme mich selbst, wie ich andere beim Filmen beobachte?

 

Tagmotion's curator insight, January 26, 2013 11:54 PM

Could this be a fillip for musicians......broadcast performances live to the web via social media? With an option of charging fans to watch?

Tagmotion's comment, January 26, 2013 11:56 PM
Could this could be a new way for some musicians/performers to make money....especially those with a fan base on social media, willing to pay to watch in realtime?
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6 Women Entrepreneurs Saving The World and Empowering People Through Crowdfunding [Marty Friend]

6 Women Entrepreneurs Saving The World and Empowering People Through Crowdfunding [Marty Friend] | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Empowering people by crowdfunding hopes and dreams - for a better future.
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Cool my friend Maz Kessler's Catapult.org is including on Forbes list of 6 women entrepreneurs to watch. 

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Working smarter in a startup - swombat.com on startups

Working smarter in a startup - swombat.com on startups | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Smart blog - preporuka RT@swombat: #RePost Startups are more about working smart than working hard. http://t.co/80DdXmpj by @elliotloh
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Great post here by Daniel Tenner (@Swombat). I LOVE #1 - Meta Work, spend time thinking about the big picture. So much of any business is ditch digging. While digging ditches may be necessary digging must also be tactical and strategic since time and resources always feel limited. 

After starting 4 companies and now working for a very successful startup (Atlantic BT), I think of time and resources differently. There is always enough time and money to get the things worth doing done, but it takes courage to focus in on THE THING that needs doing. 

This intelligent, creative and right on article is about identifying what is worth doing and doing it, how to create the focus needed to be a successful startup.  

Cool blog by a CTO of several successful startups.  

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The Next Big Thing? Disruption

The Next Big Thing? Disruption | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

When everyhone is a content marketer you must become a disruptive content marketer to win. This post shares how. 

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Now that the content marketing sale has been made there are new ideas you and your Internet marketing team can use to become a disruptive content marketer. Why? Because disrupt or die :). 

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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, December 20, 2012 12:22 AM
Content Marketing is beyond the tipping point and that is both the good and bad news. Good news if you are trying to sell the concept of content marketing. Bad news if you are behind (and you are always behind someone in Internet markting). The key to success is DISRUPTION, finding ways to bend, manipulate and change content marketing so you do it just a little better.This post discusses how to become a disruptive content marketer.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, December 21, 2012 7:07 AM
Added Are You A Disruptor Quiz.
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Q: Is Your Blog Ready for 2013? A: Not Even Close

Q: Is Your Blog Ready for 2013? A: Not Even Close | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
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I previously curated this piece into Curation Revoluiton, but, on the eve of Christmas, I'm moving it to Startup Revolution because startups need to focus on making content as strategic as every other aspect of their marketing. If you are a startup is your blog/content strategy ready for Christmas?

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, December 11, 2012 8:58 AM

Great post from my friends at Paper.li (@SmallRivers) on how to get your blog ready for all the new stuff happening now and in 2013. Is your blog ready for 2013? Not until you've read this excellent post from Paper.li. 

Kelly Hungerford's comment, December 11, 2012 2:54 PM
Thanks Marty, much appreciated. We're having such a great time with Mack and the #blogchat community. There is amazing knowledge share and fun going on and it's been an incredibly rewarding experiencing bringing the two communities together and I'm learning a ton. Join us if you can!
Kelly Hungerford's curator insight, December 11, 2012 3:20 PM

I saw this tweet today from Marty and laughed. He's got such a great sense of humor. I highly doubt that his blog isn't ready for 2013. From what I enjoy from his blogs, he is the master of content and keeping readers loyal, so my guess is that he's got it all under control. 

 

But in any case, we hope to see him and anyone who wants to exchange ideas, tips and best practices as well as share in some festive seasonal fun!

 

Paper.li joined forces with Mack Collier's #blogchat for the month of December and we've been having a blast. It's an early wake-up call for Switzerland - 3am, but it's well worth it! Join us and check it out!

 

 

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Has ZenDeals Solved the Biggest Problem With Online Coupons? Maybe

Has ZenDeals Solved the Biggest Problem With Online Coupons? Maybe | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
ZenDeals uses patent-pending technology to verify online coupon codes so consumers don't end up wasting time trying to redeem outdated or fake offers.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Ever try to redeem a GoDaddy or other popular coupon? I refuse to spend my life chasing coupon codes, but current coupon sites are notoriously out of data. 

Merchants hate this too. They get customer complaints about why people can't get the better deal that is old but still on sites like RetailMeNot and FatWallet. 

Keeping up with deals, deal flow and deal conflict (the battle of two conflicting coupon codes) has been all but impossible causing customer, developer and merchant frustration. ZenDeals to the rescue (it sounds like). If so they will be rich heroes :). 

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Clip, Collect and Organize the Best Content from The New York Times with Compendium

Clip, Collect and Organize the Best Content from The New York Times with Compendium | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good, Therese Torris
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Tom George's curator insight, December 11, 2012 5:58 PM

For those of you that enjoy reading the New York times Compendium allows you to curate and categorize your personal selection of New York Times content.

Fast Moving Targets's curator insight, December 12, 2012 4:18 AM

Mooi gedaan. The New York Times heeft zijn eigen knipseldienst die het eenvoudig maakt foto's quotes en andere inhoud te bundelen. Een persoonlijke knipselkrant, een eigen plakboek, een lokale Pinterest. Zie bijvoorbeeld een verzameling van recensies van restaurants.

SherriLibrarian's curator insight, December 12, 2012 8:31 AM

NY Times version of Pinterest.

Do you need a paid subscription to use?

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Can Schools Teach Entrepreneurship?

Can Schools Teach Entrepreneurship? | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Can Schools Teach Entrepreneurship?(INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP MATTER: http://t.co/xXsLsLwe...)...
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Love this line, "Tunnelvision kills innovation". The author answer her own question by saying schools cand and cannot teach entrepreneurship. Fascinating how she reaches that concluson. 

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Will New Startup Change RFP Process in PR?

Will New Startup Change RFP Process in PR? | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
AirPR is billed as the Match.com of public relations, and the author hopes it disrupts what she calls the archaic model of matching PR firms with clients. (RT @PRDaily: How will a new startup affect the RFP process in PR?
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PR feels ripe for this kind of disruption.

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Dumbest Excuse SMBs Use to Avoid Blogging

Dumbest Excuse SMBs Use to Avoid Blogging | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
SMB owners and managers often rattle off myriad excuses about why they don't blog. The worst excuse is not having enough time. Here's why that excuse doesn't fly.
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Working on a piece for startups about how to create content marketing. Content marketing is the new advertising, the new market maker so to NOT blog and curate content across social nets is to give up on having online authority.

How will people BELIEVE, JOIN and GIVE MONEY to things without authority? Answer: They don't. Follow the tips here, my favorite is delaying gratification, and your startup or SMB strategy will be better.

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Karma: Share Data To Get Shared and Create Authority

Karma: Share Data To Get Shared and Create Authority | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
You can be a customer of its collective network without owning a hotspot; you just latch on to signals at its Wi-Fi locations (Again Open Garden: "Perhaps the most radical proponent of this sort of crowdsourced network is startup Open...)...
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I've interviewed more than 20 Startup entrepreneurs and know several hundred and it is RARE to hear recognition of this simple social media and content marketing idea. To quote the Beatles, you get the love you make.

Most startup websites have a well-crafted video explaining how the widget works, a well design splash page driving interest into a conversion. Here is the missing thing for most startups - CONTENT. 

Content marketing may be MORE important for startups since they must earn authority and trust rapidly or die. This means curation and content creation must be top of any Startups To Do list, but it rarely is.

There is a naive belief in the coolness of the thing itself. If we build it they will come startups seem to believe. No they won't. If you build it, talk about why you built it, how you built it, what others have built that is similar and curate the voices of others saying what you've built has function and is cool and you have half a chance to succeed.


Authority is the new money, so if your startup doesn't have a content engineer or Chief Content Curator get one and share more than you ever imagined was necessary or reasonable then share some more. Remember, your authority is half what you create and half what you curate. 

Curate or die. Create content or die. Do both well to win.  

 

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Does Facebook Want To Buy Whatsapp?

Does Facebook Want To Buy Whatsapp? | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Whatsapp, the multiplatform mobile messaging app that has been one of the runaway success stories for ad-free, paid services, has been in talks to be acquired by Facebook, according to sources close to the matter.
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Facebook is on a buying spree and shoring up their weak mobile offering would be a good idea. 

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Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck? Seth Godin's Top Blog Posts of 2012

Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck? Seth Godin's Top Blog Posts of 2012 | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Plus unboxing videos and links to my new collection, Whatcha Gonna Do. It's not clear that the most trafficked posts are my best posts, but it's a fine place to start.

Via Ken Morrison
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Seth understands brevity and great headlines. Takes no time to "read" these posts all of which are informative and fun. Read my story of spending a day with Seth here:

Working With Seth Godin  


http://scenttrail.blogspot.fr/2008/05/working-with-seth-godin.html#.UOG6fW80V8E 

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, December 31, 2012 9:02 AM

Seth Godin has released a list of his top blog post of 2012.  I am so thankful that this man has provided short tips for me to improve my careeer, my production, and my outlook for the past four years.  He is a great example of doing something every day to build something big.  His ideas are very relavent both for marketers and those building a social media presence.

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Kickstarter Alternatives To Crowdfund Your Web Startup

Kickstarter Alternatives To Crowdfund Your Web Startup | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Great startup financing ideas shared by Robin Good. I have another good idea for startups, follow Robin Good :). 

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Robin Good's curator insight, December 29, 2012 8:48 AM


If you are looking for a crowdfunding alternative to Kickstarter.com to finance your project, here are seven possible other solutions that you can take into serious consideration.


"Crowdsourcing king Kickstarter.com might not be the best bet for aspiring entrepreneurs to raise funds."


Informative. Resourceful. 7/10


Full guide: http://grasshopper.com/blog/2012/12/7-crowdfunding-platforms-compared/



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Fun To Be Pirates: 8 Startups to Watch in 2013

Fun To Be Pirates: 8 Startups to Watch in 2013 | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
This year was marked by a rise in mobile set to continue, but matched by startups that boast traction without business models.
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Cool startups to watch from Mashable all new to me.


#StealThis Share Total

Also note the @Mashable "SHARE" number summarizing all the social shares generated by this piece. I've been waiting for someone to realize the power of summarizing all those G+, Facebook and Twitter numbers.


Leave it to Mashable to figure out REACH (total shares) is a valuable number because who can do math anymore (lol).

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Why Internet Marketing Isn't What You Think It Is - Atlantic BT

Why Internet Marketing Isn't What You Think It Is - Atlantic BT | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Internet marketing isn't what you think. This post explains why top converting sites convert at many times typical 4% to 6% and how your website can too.
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Midemlab 2013 Startup Contest Features 10 American Startups out of 30

Midemlab 2013 Startup Contest Features 10 American Startups out of 30 | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Looking forward to the Midem music industry show in January?
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This is a global startup contest across 2 categories: 

* Music Discovery
* Marketing and Social Engagement
* Direct To Consumer and Content


Biggest category for USA? Marketing and Social Engagement where half of the finalists are from USA.  

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Clothing Startup Everlane Rocks A NYC Pop-Up Store, Now Has 400,000 Subscribers

Clothing Startup Everlane Rocks A NYC Pop-Up Store, Now Has 400,000  Subscribers | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Clothing Startup Everlane Opens A Pop-Up Store In New York, Now Has 400000 ...TechCrunchClothing startup Everlane has opened a pop-up store in New York for the holidays.
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Everlane is rockig retailing at its core. By treating its customers as "members", using technology to suppot WOW customer service and controlingth means of production Everlane is creating a fun experience and loyal customers.

I admire them for going black on Black Friday. They put a simple page with white type on black statign why they were opting out of Black Friday madness. Well done and probably generated millions in free PR.

Everlane looks reading to rock.  

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FrakenEntrepreneur: New Research Show Skills That Make an Entrepreneur

FrakenEntrepreneur: New Research  Show Skills That Make an Entrepreneur | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Successful serial entrepreneurs start by being very, very persuasive.
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I don't think the list will surprise anyone, but the weighting might. It surprised me.  Great HBR article. 

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CEO As Chief Editor and Curator - Jack Dorsey ScentTrail Marketing [VIDEO]

CEO As Chief Editor and Curator - Jack Dorsey ScentTrail Marketing [VIDEO] | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Square CEO Jack Dorsey On Being Editor and Curator In Chief [VIDEO]
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Great 4 mimute video here every startup should watch as Square's CEO Jack Dorsey explains how he "edits" and "curates" his businesses for success. 

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25 Great Tips From The Entrepreneurs Bible

25 Great Tips From The Entrepreneurs Bible | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
We have found it, the Entrepreneurs Bible! No not really but this is what it would look like if it was ever created. Here are the 20 Great Tips for the budding entrepreneur, taken straight out of the would be Entrepreneurs Bible.
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Quick read and great tips. Don't agree with them all, but the vast majority rock. 

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Website Design Of The Week : NC Folk Artist Vollis Simpson's Whirligig Park [by Atlantic BT]

Website Design Of The Week : NC Folk Artist Vollis Simpson's Whirligig Park [by Atlantic BT] | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Vollis Simpson's Whirligig park in Downtown Wilson, North Carolina. Visit Wilson NC's Whirligig park to see the amazing whirligigs from Vollis Simpson. The park is set to open November of 2013.
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Vollis Simpson is a North Carolina treasure. His Whirligig Park in Wilson, NC is a magical toy factory. Vollis Simpson's folk art is a series of kinetic sculptures constantly in movement and interaction with the wind and nature.

The challenge of the website was to create a website half as special as Simpson's magical art. I think the Atlantic BT more than achieved their impossible mission.

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Attack of Shark Boy - How Damien Hirst Changed The Art World And Why Art.sy May NOT

Attack of Shark Boy - How Damien Hirst Changed The Art World And Why Art.sy May NOT | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
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Joined the startup Art.sy today and love the butter smooth UI, glossy presentation of the art ad power of their search engine. Don't like their weakness in street art, no public facing profile to share here and on other social nets, no ways to make collections I can share (i.e. Spotify for visual art) and the closed loop feel of the site (very 2010). 

Art.sy may be a B2B play for galleries. If so I don't understand. Apparently someone didn't read ScentTrail Marketing :) since I declared the gallery system dead and gone after Damien Hirst's masterful auction in 2010. 

Rereading Attack of the Shark Boy I'd forgot how much fun it was to write. Check out Art.sy. You can use one of my 15 invitations: http://art.sy/d367ov 

Tell me if you find it as limiting as I do.  

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Process Is Product ScentTrail Marketing

Process Is Product ScentTrail Marketing | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
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What is Quirky really proving? Yes there is a product developer inside of all of us, but Quirky.com proves something else too. Quirky proves that process, whatever you are doing NOW is also a product. 

Quirky uses every moment of their product creation journey as a product, a pre-product that helps sell the actual product. Threadless proves the power of this idea for T-shirts. Print only what you know is already sold and you make lots and lots of money with as close to no risk as business gets.

Both Quirky and Threadlesss prove how validate this post was when it was written in 2009. Only more so today - Process Is Product.  

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