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[We have covered Payment Gateways earlier (read this comparison of different payment gateway solutions in India). Here is a guest article by Sanjay Goel, founder of MustseeIndia . Sanjay shares his assessment of different options available.] Every internet startup, sooner or later, faces this question – How do I charge money from my customer online? And there comes the ultimate question of which internet payment gateway to use on your website.
Designing a revenue model based on digital goods might seem straightforward. Create a compelling product, give users a way to buy incremental content to improve their gaming experience, then sit back and count the transactions. Experience tells us it’s not that simple. A number of considerations feed into a successful strategy, and each of them can mean the difference between profits and losses.
There's a well known mantra in the startup world that I used to believe in - "Launch early". The concept is to launch a minimal product (MVP in lean startup terms), get real world feedback and iterate quickly. Feedback and iterations are great and will improve your product to no ends. However, this is bad advice if you intend to raise outside funding (VC in particular).
There are lots of trends people have been talking about in tech financing--"superangels"; delayed IPOs; secondary market sales; and more. But so far, few people have been putting the dots together: the entire financing landscape for companies is changing. And, excitingly, it's increasingly not just technology companies. There are many new financing options for growing companies that weren't available a decade ago. Here's how we break them down (we'll visit each one in turn):
10 sites pour gérer un projet en ligne juillet 6, 2011 | | Internet Il n’est pas toujours facile de gérer plusieurs projets avec des amis ou des clients.
When you think about ecommerce, you think about Amazon. But how did a company that started with online books come to dominate an estimated one third of ecommerce in the U.S.? In the 72 slides above, global consulting boutique faberNovel breaks down Amazon’s business and strategy.
In the first quarter, ads placed on other sites’ web pages through Google AdSense accounted for $2.43 billion, or 28.3% of the search giant’s total revenue . That’s up 19.1% year over year. That success is to be expected because since its 2003 launch Adsensehas provided a powerful way for web sites to monetize their traffic, according to a new Wedbush Securities report. Also key to AdSense’s success is its lack of a true competitor, says the report. Until now.
Candytech , a Czech company that helps companies create and measure Facebook marketing campaigns, has gathered a wealth of Facebook-specific data over the years via its statistics portal SocialBakers . The company has put together this great infographic, offering an overview of Facebook’s growth and population throughout 2010. Some key stats: - Facebook ballooned from 337 million to 585 million users in 2010 - That means roughly 7.9 new users signed up every second of the year, on average - USA and the UK are in the top 3 countries, but Indonesia is second with 32.1 million users - The top 10 countries make up nearly 60% of all users - The large majority of users is between 18 and 34 years old - … but the fastest growing age group is 65+ (+124%) - Three food brands (Coca-Cola, Starbucks and Oreo) make up the top 3 brands on Facebook - Michael Jackson may have passed away, but his legacy is strong: 26.2 million fans
Who’s to Blame: Us As much as we love the open, unfettered Web, we’re abandoning it for simpler, sleeker services that just work. by Chris Anderson You wake up and check your email on your bedside iPad — that’s one app. During breakfast you browse Facebook, Twitter, and The New York Times — three more apps. On the way to the office, you listen to a podcast on your smartphone.
Andrew Mason , founder and CEO of social commerce sensation Groupon , has apologized to Japanese customers in a video today. If you’ve been following Groupon with eagle eyes, like we have, you’ll know that this is in relation to a New Year’s deal that went horribly wrong . Mason is renowned for his great sense of humor, but in this video he shows his serious side. In a message to Groupon’s Japanese customers, spoken in English but subtitled in Japanese, Mason acknowledges that the company had “really messed up” the deal in question and outlined steps it was taking to rebuild its image in Japan, and beyond. Mason says they’d successfully featured the food delivery business of Bird Café in the past, but that the Japanese restaurant was unable to process the volume of orders for a New Year’s deal after Groupon sold 500 coupons for an “osechi” meal.