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Stupid Apps and Changing the World

Stupid Apps and Changing the World | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
An article came out today in Businessweek about arrogance and Silicon Valley.  I thought it was good, but there was one more point I wanted to make. 



People often accuse people in Silicon Valley...
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There are two time-tested strategies to change the world with technology.  One is to build something that some people love but most people think is a toy; the other is to be hyperambitious and start an electric car company or a rocket company.  Most of the “intermediate” companies, although it would take a separate long post to explain why, end up not having a big impact.

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7 things I Wish Every Search Box Did - Inside Intercom

7 things I Wish Every Search Box Did - Inside Intercom | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
It’s hard to imagine a product without search, yet it’s rare to see a product that does it well. It’s… Read more…
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Twitter's search sucks. That's why Algolia re-built it (better) from scratch.

Twitter's search sucks. That's why Algolia re-built it (better) from scratch. | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
Twitter's search sucks. There, I said it. My default action when I want to find a person or company on Twitter is to open a new tab in Google Chrome and se
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The end of the Facebook era • Take a Swig

The end of the Facebook era • Take a Swig | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
With each passing year, Facebook struggles to keep the attention of the future generation. Studies show that the number of teens active on Facebook has declined as much as 16% in Q3 of 2013. This foreshadows the inevitable exodus to the next...
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Twitter Provides Clues for API Partnership Success

Twitter Provides Clues for API Partnership Success | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
ProgrammableWeb.com keeps you up to date with web mashups and APIs: what's new, interesting, useful and important. Hundreds of mashups and APIs. Contribute, search, view, and chart them.
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Why Not ditch bosses and distribute power: Brian Robertson at TEDxDrexelU

Brian Robertson is an experienced entrepreneur, CEO, and organizational pioneer best known for his work developing Holacracy, an organizational operating sys...
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Brian Robertson makes a great analogy about tension we can feel at work, and rubber band: It's energy.

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How Funding Works - Splitting The Equity With Investors - Infographic

How Funding Works - Splitting The Equity With Investors - Infographic | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
This infographic shows how funding works for a hypothetical startup splitting equity with angel investors, venture capitalists and IPO.
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What are the best ways to generate traction for a new app?

What are the best ways to generate traction for a new app? | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
Answer (1 of 3): We just released Sound Stage for Mac on the new Mac App Store so I am going through this process right now.
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Belly – How to Grow a Network Effects Startup, Lessons from Belly Card - GrowthHackers

Belly – How to Grow a Network Effects Startup, Lessons from Belly Card - GrowthHackers | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
You may not have heard of Belly, but what they’ve achieved by building a multi-sided marketplace business in the notoriously difficult small business market is nothing short of impressive.
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[Interview] WePopp looks to mobile to disrupt how we organize events with friends - Rude Baguette

[Interview] WePopp looks to mobile to disrupt how we organize events with friends - Rude Baguette | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
Having recently caught the attention of TechCrunch, WePopp looks to be a strong candidate to shake up how we organize events with friends. Fresh off th
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How To Launch With A Validated Idea | Inside Intercom

How To Launch With A Validated Idea | Inside Intercom | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it

Product market fit means being in a good market with a product that can satisfy that market. Getting there is the hardest challenge your start-up faces.

The following is a guest post by Garrett Moon, co-founder of Todaymade, and CoSchedule, an editorial calendar for WordPress, about how he worked with paying customers to ensure he was solving real problems while developing his product.

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MTurk + Google News API = Press

MTurk + Google News API = Press | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
How we got a dozen launch-day write ups with a little JavaScript, Mechanical Turk, and the Google News API. Code included. Warning: you only launch once. I don't recommend generating press until yo...
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Meet Swarm: Foursquare's ambitious plan to split its app in two

Meet Swarm: Foursquare's ambitious plan to split its app in two | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
By Ben Popper and Ellis Hamburger.

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley has spent the last year trying to convince the world that Foursquare isn't what it used to be. The company emerged back in 2009...
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Whatt launches as Whatsapp for Status Updates

Whatt launches as Whatsapp for Status Updates | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
Remember the days when Facebook was a way to tell your family how you were doing, let your friends know where you were, and tell a group of people "I'm eat
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Engage or Go Home: How To Avoid The Cliff After User Sign-Up

Engage or Go Home: How To Avoid The Cliff After User Sign-Up | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
In the recent article about the “Dos And Don’ts For On-Boarding Walkthroughs On Mobile" I covered an important part of on-boarding, namely walkthroughs. Make sure to read it for the bigger on-boarding...
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▶ Gary Vaynerchuk, Author and Loic Le Meur, Co-Founder, LeWeb - LeWeb'13 Paris - Plenary1 Day2 - YouTube

Any session with New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author, Self-taught wine expert, and innovative entrepreneur, Gary Vaynerchuk is always ...
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Gary is probably the most pragmatic guy I've ever heard, he's fascinating to watch and listen to! On the other hand, I don't know what's up with Loic but I find his behavior during this interview disrespectful and embarrassing: he's interrupted Gary all the time for not-that-relevant reasons, and made several awkward jokes...

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"Why Silicon Valley Funds Instagrams, Not Hyperloops," written by Jerzy J. Gangi

"Why Silicon Valley Funds Instagrams, Not Hyperloops," written by Jerzy J. Gangi | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
This week Elon Musk announced plans for his new Hyperloop transportation system. If you haven’t seen it in the news: it’s basically a giant tube that you s
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CoffeeMe Blog — 4 Organizational Hacks That Helped Us Grow from 4 to 30 People

CoffeeMe Blog — 4 Organizational Hacks That Helped Us Grow from 4 to 30 People | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it

- Demo Thursday

- Feature Teams

- "Get to Know People" Presentations

- "Kick Ass Week" Award

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Postmortem of a Venture-backed Startup — Best thing I found online today — Medium

Postmortem of a Venture-backed Startup — Best thing I found online today — Medium | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
For those unfamiliar, Sonar Media Inc. was a mobile app created to help make the world a friendlier place.
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How To Launch A Startup Without Writing Code

How To Launch A Startup Without Writing Code | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
A startup should be about solving a customer problem -- which does not always mean building a product from scratch.
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How I Got My First 1000 Users in 1 Day

How I Got My First 1000 Users in 1 Day | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
Everybody always talks about how getting their first 1000 users is the hardest. Until yesterday that was true for me as well. Here’s how I hit 1000 users in 1 day:
Early on I decided to keep my “Sign...
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Financer sa startup : le crowdfunding, un bon moyen ?

Financer sa startup : le crowdfunding, un bon moyen ? | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
Crise financière, difficultés à obtenir des prêts bancaires, frilosité des business angels, beaucoup d’obstacles lorsque l’on est jeune, entrepreneur...
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Quand Evernote n’avait plus que trois semaines pour tenir

Quand Evernote n’avait plus que trois semaines pour tenir | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
Un Suédois a sauvé Evernote à deux semaines de la faillite selon Phil Libin, son fondateur. Evernote…
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sounds familiar ;-)

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What was it like to live in Silicon Valley in 1998?

What was it like to live in Silicon Valley in 1998? | Startups and other Internet business | Scoop.it
Answer (1 of 8): Ahh...1998 in Silicon Valley. It felt a bit like how I imagine the Roaring 20s (minus prohibition) - people had a lot of disposable income and were spending it freely.
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