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The Ultimate TechSpeak To English Dictionary [funny]

The Ultimate TechSpeak To English Dictionary [funny] | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Since there are so many buzzwords in tech, I figured it was time someone made a handy guide that gives the actual, easy to understand translations of what people really mean when they use a term. W...

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Thought, "What a great idea," then started reading some of the definitions and realized someone was being way to honest (lol). Funny.

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Expion | Enterprise Social Media Management Software Hosting Awesome #SM Summit

Expion | Enterprise Social Media Management Software Hosting Awesome #SM Summit | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Expion provides brands and agencies with enterprise tools to drive social marketing and increase user engagement to grow their audiences.

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Expion,  a cool #SM and #BI platform is hosting a great Social Media Summit in Raleigh yesterday and today: http://www.expion.com/2012/08/announcing-our-social-business-summit-racing-ahead-2012/


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Fantasy Football Evolution - Coolest Fantasy Football Because of Kill The Computer Competition

Fantasy Football Evolution - Coolest Fantasy Football Because of Kill The Computer Competition | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Create or join a NFL league and manage your team with live scoring, stats, scouting reports, news, and expert advice.

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Had a chance to work with a former fellow Mars associate on Fantasy Football Evolution. For my vote FFE is the coolest Fantasy Football around because you get to compete against this impossible to beat cloud computer monster algorithm. The computer can HELP or HURT.

It can help you make picks kind of like how you let the computer pick your lottery tickets or you can brave it out and KILL THE COMPUTER. At the end of the season best players face off against one another so best of both worlds (kill the computer and then compete against some serious Fantasy Football players).

The draft is over, but get on FFE's list for next year as they will be the coolest, most fun, most challenging Fantasy Football in 2014 season.

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How To Price Your Product Or Service 2

How To Price Your Product Or Service 2 | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Pricing can be a bear. Too high and you don't sell enough and make the wrong impression. Too low and you don't make enough and make the wrong impression. One of the most popular ScentTrail Marketing posts was how to price a product or serive. This is the follow up to that post (with a link to the orginal).


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InstaKeeper Cool Instant Photo Captioning Launches [Marty's Friend Molly]

InstaKeeper Cool Instant Photo Captioning Launches [Marty's Friend Molly] | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

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My friend Molly Freudenberg just launched a very cool app. Ever look back on pictures and not remember the context This happened to me after riding a bicycle across America. When we returned from Martin's Ride To Cure Cancer (http://www.MartinsRide.com ) we had thousands of pictures that never made to Martin's Ride on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51771125@N02/).

We look back now and all mountains and towns look the same. The pictures lose their context and context is everything when you are riding a bicycle 3000 miles (lol). Molly's InstaKeeper app means we will never have the photo context problem again.

Instakeeper makes it easy to caption as you take the picture. They even have a template option so we could change the template as we moved from state to state. Very cool. The best ideas always make you hit your head and say, "Why didn't I think of that." I'm hitting my head now, but also happy that one of my friends came up with an app that is sure to BLOW UP.

InstaKeeper.com ( http://instakeeper.com/ ).

Be the first on your block to caption your memories in real time. Tell Molly I sent you :). BTW, InstaKeeper.com needs some link juice too, so if you have some to link love you can spare drive some links in so Google knows this very cool app is coming to help us store our lives with context.

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We Are All Social Marketers Now - “Social Entrepreneurship” Ashoka’s Bill Drayton Presentation [Video]

We Are All Social Marketers Now - “Social Entrepreneurship” Ashoka’s Bill Drayton Presentation [Video] | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Latest Humility Clothing Co.News Bill Drayton, Chairman and CEO of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public and lifelong (“#Social #Entrepreneurship” – Ashoka’s #Bill #Drayton #speaks… http://t.co/gVFTPHHz...


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I am a big fan of social entrepreneurship and social marketing. I just wrote about Radical Sustainability yesterday (Doing The Right Thing Is Now The Right Thing To Do) : http://www.scoop.it/t/curation-revolution/p/2551824582/the-new-pop-art-how-radical-sustainability-can-save-your-business .

Here is one of the founders of social marketing sharing his hourney. Social marketing is not social media marketing - it isn't Facebook or Twitter. Social marketing was a rebel group of marketers who used the tools of marketing to do social good. I worked for another founding father, Phil Harvey, in my last gig as Director Ecommerce. 

This video is way to long and the organization of the presentation follows that line, but the ideas are critical since we are all social marketers now some just realize it more than others (lol).

Find Ashoka here: http://www.ashoka.org/

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre Entrepreneurs | TechCrunch

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre Entrepreneurs | TechCrunch | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
[Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written ten books.


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Great post along the "talent is overrated" idea. I'm a believer in sweat over divine inspiration or "miracle happens here" thinking too.



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The 10 Paradoxical Commandments Of Business - Forbes

The 10 Paradoxical Commandments Of Business - Forbes | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
What are the commandments of business that are most influential for you? Today, in honor of my dear friend and fellow woman executive Mary Michelle Scott, President of Fishbowl, I present the Ten Paradoxical Commandments of Business.


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These are excellent for whatever stage your business is in from startup to legacy.

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College Student Business Plan - Sell To Lazy Classmates - USA TODAY

College Student Business Plan - Sell To Lazy Classmates - USA TODAY | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

USA TODAYStudent businesses market to lazy college classmatesUSA TODAYLaura Vanderkam, author of time-management book 168 Hours, says student entrepreneurship is part of a trend aided by social media savvy, and also a good way for kids on student...

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So I would have been both a buyer and a seller :). Marty

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5 Startups Sure To Change How You Shop | Mashable

5 Startups Sure To Change How You Shop | Mashable | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Not so long ago, if you wanted to sell your old or ill-fitting clothes you'd have to host a garage sale, a clothing swap or start up an eBay account to hawk...


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These startups are very cool combinations of mobile, video and peer-to-peer mashups stuff to create the largest bazaar the world has ever seen.

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When Freemium Fails And Why The Word Pivot Should Be In Every Startup's Vocabulary

When Freemium Fails And Why The Word Pivot Should Be In Every Startup's Vocabulary | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
A growing number of new businesses are following in the footsteps of successful companies such as Dropbox and Skype, by giving away their products and services free to build a customer base.


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Cool piece about the risks and rewards of pricing strategies and how they intersect with startups and business models. Pivot is a word startups need to have in their vocabulary (Iol).

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Startups: How Algorithms Help Us Spend And Why The Future Converts Better

Startups: How Algorithms Help Us Spend And Why The Future Converts Better | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Intelligent algorithms are changing the way we do business, whether it’s in tempting us to buy designer shoes, or leading multi-million pound investments.

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Yes the future converts better because of algorithms. Smart startups in garages or dorm rooms already know this and are creating the next generation of quant-assistance algorithms for ecommerce and B2B websites. VC have pivoted off of social onto mobile and quant-y things like predictive analytics because algorithms are about to rule the world. Knew I should have paid more attention in math class :).

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5 Good Blogs For Startups

5 Good Blogs For Startups | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Startups need the wisdom from good blogs to get them off on the right foot.

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Great startup resources all new to me. Reading The Lean Startup (Ries). Like this format too providing the link and the representative post. Helpful and fast.

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How To Create "Social Business" @Expion Social Summit Day One

How To Create "Social Business" @Expion Social Summit Day One | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Expion, a Raleigh Enterprise Social Media platform, startup and Atlantic BT customer held their first Social Business Summit on September 10 and 11.

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There was so much great social marketing and Internet marketing content at the Expion Social Business Summit It will take several posts to share it all. This is my first of three. I will link everything from here.

This post covers Keynote speakers Amber Naslund and Matt Ridings discussion of how to build a social business framework and Jason Falls No BS Social Media.  

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Referly Creates Great-Looking Collections When You Find, Curate, Recommend Products

Referly Creates Great-Looking Collections When You Find, Curate, Recommend Products | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Referly is a revolutionary curation platform offering the ability to create great-looking thematic collections of products, that you can promote and share online.


Referly offers a gorgeous user interface, which makes it very simple to find and collect any kind of product you may be looking for, as well as to create great-looking shopping front-ends.


Through an integrated search engine you can rapidly find fashion items, photo and video tools or your favorite books and start listing them inside your most appropriate collection.


In your collections you can easily edit individual items, resize them or drag them easily to new positions. It is next to impossible to make a collection look ugly.


Referly connects to a large number of products suppliers and it also allows you to earn rewards when you generate sales on products from anyone of these sites: http://refer.ly/merchants


You can also endorse, collect and share just about any product you find online by using the dedicated bookmarklet.


I am truly impressed by Referly, as I see an addictive opportunity both for passionate connoiseurs to share their know-how as well as for any product seller wanting to taste the future of trust-based, realtionship marketing.


This is the future of shopping.


Here is a sample collection I have just created of tools for videomakers: http://refer.ly/p/d965aafaf92511e1a4ec22000a1d0d51/collections/show/videomaker/31c2f2c4f92711e1a4ec22000a1d0d51


and here another one for iPhone/iPad video tools: http://refer.ly/p/d965aafaf92511e1a4ec22000a1d0d51/collections/show/ios_videomaker_/ac4f0a60f93011e1a4ec22000a1d0d51


Free to use.


How it works: http://refer.ly/getting-started


Try it out now: http://refer.ly/


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Cool, will be using this tool Robin explains so well.


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Ardbeg Galileo Limited Edition Space Whiskey Is Single Malt Great Marketing

Ardbeg Galileo Limited Edition Space Whiskey Is Single Malt Great Marketing | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Ardbeg launches a limited edition whisky to mark a unique experiment in space involving compounds from its Islay distillery. (Space Whiskey. This is a real thing. THEY MADE WHISKEY. IN SPACE. DO YOU REALIZE HOW AWESOME THIS IS?

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If you think inspiration is impossible, that all the great marketing ideas are taken, you need to read this post about space whiskey. That's right as I write this whiskey is at the international space station aging to see if aging in space is different than on earth. How much will this "space whiskey" cost?

No idea, but I suspect if you have to ask you can't affrod it (lol). Next time you think all the great ideas are taken, pour yourself a double and get back to work :).

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3 Day Startup Weekends: Idea To Company In 36 Hours

3 Day Startup Weekends: Idea To Company In 36 Hours | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Austin American-Statesman3 Day Startup: From idea to company in 36 hoursAustin American-StatesmanHoot.Me cofounders Sid Upadhyay, from left, Michael Koetting and Guarav Sanghani have launched a Facebook app that helps students get their questions...


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I love the idea of these short cycle entrepreneur weekends, but they work best when the idea has been brewing for a longer time and the weekend is just the way to collect outside input, good partners and momentum to move forward.  

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3 Startup Websites For Finding What You Want

3 Startup Websites For Finding What You Want | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Business 2 Community3 Websites For Finding What You WantBusiness 2 CommunityThe changes in the way we use the Internet are of greatest interest to marketers.


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Cool startups. Hubii was down, but their blog was up and it looks cool. Hubbi is a I'm here now show me what is happening site. Sounds cool. Frequency is  video aggregator and Good Film finds good films.

There is a boutique aspect to search now and these are just 3 of the sites rushing to fill the more intimate search need being created by mobile.

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Startup of the Week Is Userful

Startup of the Week  Is Userful | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Startup of the Week - UserfulCalgary Herald (blog)If you're a business owner, you well understand that deploying and managing computers can be torture – lengthy start-up and set-up time, security worries, device and data management challenges, and...


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Userful is a cloud based system created to solve real pain - the long process of checking employees in and out securely.


God forbid you leave your current employment. They will have to jump through a hundred hoops to wipe you off their pages and lock you out of their network. Not if your company uses Userful, a tool created to make it easy to on or off board an employee.

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How to Build a Billion Dollar Startup

How to Build a Billion Dollar Startup | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
The quickest way to create a billion dollar company is to take basic human social needs and figure out how to mediate them on-line. (Look at the first wave of the web/mobile/cloud startups that hav...

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Billabong Can't Catch A Wave, Turns Down $700M, Restructures [video]

Billabong Can't Catch A Wave, Turns Down $700M, Restructures [video] | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

The troubled Australian surfwear retailer Billabong has called on investors to support its plan of cuts to restore the company's fortunes.

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How do you mess this up? Australian "surfer" brand Billabong had life by the horns and have lost its grip laying off, cutting and fending off a VC (vulture capitalist). A lifestyle brand is the most tenuous thing. It is built on the shifting sands of culture and belief. What is cool is always changing and so too must lifestyle brands.

Sit on laurels even once means a lifestyle brand falls behind. Fall behind, even a little bit, and you lose the grip that keeps you glued to the vertical rock face called popularity. Sad to see Billabong so poorly managed that it is on a respirator.

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The Lean LaunchPad Startup Manual

The Lean LaunchPad Startup Manual | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

How do you create a company? In my experience there are two types of approaches. Some dive in and damn the torpedoes. Others prepare and think. There is no right answer. If you fit into the second group then here is some good source material. I fit into the first group, but some of these chapters would have helped along the long strange journey a startup can be.

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Clothing Rental Startup Le Tote 'Netflix for Fashion'

Clothing Rental Startup Le Tote 'Netflix for Fashion' | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Le Tote is a $49-per-month clothing rental service.

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Cool idea, great sticky elevator pitch and I know at least one Italian clothing importer who needs to see this. Combine this with the peer to peer shop your closet app I saw last week and the digital revolution is invading her closet.

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Facebook's Fallen Stock, Cautionary Tale for Startups Or Hype?

Facebook's Fallen Stock, Cautionary Tale for Startups Or Hype? | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

As Wall Street watches Facebook's stock continue to plummet, it's not just impacting investors, it's also casting a long shadow across venture-backed startups.

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I added the "Or Hype" to the title. My best advice, and advice I shared with Facebook (http://www.scoop.it/t/startup-heroes/p/2440913520/dear-facebook-employees-do-what-you-love-worry-about-money-later-marty-startup-note ), is do what you love and the money will follow. Doing what you THINK will make you rich usually doesn't.

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Social Media - What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Business

Social Media - What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Business | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Bob (not his real name) owns a busy, independent retail sports equipment business. His customers range in age from under 20s to those over 70.

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Good social media primer for SMB business owners from a trusted source.

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