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Developer Matt Biddulph recently released code for calculating the social influence developers in Github based on their location. Marak Squires took the code and lists of the most influential developers in different regions.
Airbnb founder Nate Blecharczyk, Brit + Co founder Brit Morin, TaskRabbit founder Leah Busque, and Lyft co-founder John Zimmer took the stage here at Disrupt SF to talk about their experiences as disruptors of already-disrupted industries, but the first question from the audience was a doozy — how did each of their respective services capture their first 10,000 users? Lyft founder John Zimmer pegs some of the company’s early success (it’s only 11 weeks old, after all) on fostering word-of-mouth about the new social ride-sharing service.
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While some people hate the phrase “failing fast”, I find it instructive when it’s used to signify that one isn’t going to pursue a particular path in the context of a larger set of activities.
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By Agnese Smith
It’s been a crazy week.
Sean Parker: There are Too Many Startups and VCs At LeWeb this afternoon, TechCrunch’s Alexia Tsotsis and Menlo Ventures Shervin Pishevar were joined by Napster co-founder, Facebook founding president and Spotify investor Sean Parker for a keynote interview.
Are you familiar with “crowd-funding?”
<img src="http://timebusinessblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/school.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="school" title="school"/> Decades of research have shown that students are very interested in being their own bosses.
Ultimately, customers are the only relevant judges of your business model. However, even before you test your model in the market, you can assess its design with 7 questions that go well beyond the conventional focus on products and market segments. First things first.