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Even if we are experiencing another bubble, is that so bad for startups trying to get funding? This infographic, which Column Five Media did for Udemy , examines some of the evidence.
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99designs | Matt Mickiewicz, 27 San Francisco and Melbourne Provides crowdsourced design services. AdParlor | Hussein Fazal, 29; Kristaps Ronka, 24 Toronto Creates and manages ad campaigns on Facebook.
Netflix just added a very important friend to its network.
The New York Post hasn’t made any real money in years. That’s why it’s an unlikely frontrunner in the publishing industry’s uneasy turf war with Apple and the IPad.
UPDATE: Check out the 2012 Startup Accelerators and Incubator Rankings released on August 22, 2012. There are a number of startup accelerator and incubator programs in the United States. We are fans of these programs (not to be confused with pure co-working spaces) as they offer entrepreneurs a way to spend a few months laser focused on a single idea. Through the accelerator or incubator they receive mentoring, guidance and a small amount of funding in return for a small stake in the company. With all the startup accelerator programs popping up across the country we were curious to find out which programs would offer the biggest bang for the time, money and effort spent in the program.
The DCU Ryan Academy’s Propeller Fund has been ranked 7th in Europe in a recent independent study of accelerator programmes. The study was put together by Italy-based venture capitalist Gianluca Dettori and Marco Ciccolini in conjunction with Aziz Gilani from DFJ Mercury . It was commissioned by the Kauffman Fellows Program, working in partnership with Tech Cocktail and the Kellogg School of Management.
On the heels of filing its $750 million initial public offering , online coupon startup Groupon is under heavy scrutiny from critics. Until recently, most people praised Groupon for its simplistic business model and its incredible growth, which some have called the fastest of any company to date.
Research In Motion is done. They’ll be bought in the next year or so, their products will roll into whoever buys them – Microsoft, most probably – and they’ll go the way of Nokia, Danger, and countless other mobile platforms. They’ll exist independently for a while and then be subsumed.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster ( @msuster ), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners . Read more about Suster at his Startup Blog , BothSidesoftheTable. I recently spoke at the Founder Showcase at the request of Adeo Ressi.
The amount of energy produced by photovoltaic panels could overtake that produced by fossil fuels like coal and natural gas in 10 years, according to the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). The amount of solar energy hitting the earth is around 100 petawatts, or 100 million gigawatts, according to the IEEE.
Zynga Planning To File For IPO As Early As Tomorrow, Will Raise $1.5 To $2B At $15 To $20B ValuationZynga according to CNBC reporter Kate Kelly , Zynga will file its S-1 for an IPO with the SEC as early as tomorrow with a valuation between $15 billion and $20 billion.
The iFund™ is a US$200 million investment initiative created by KPCB to back entrepreneurs and build companies that focus on developing compelling applications, services and components for revolutionary mobile Internet devices, such as Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Established in 2008 in partnership with Apple, our iFund invests in mobile Internet innovators with high-impact ideas and the vision to create intriguing, market-changing applications and services.
The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Phil Windley, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — celebrated the news that apps are moving past web sites as the default architecture of the planet.
Research firm IDC forecasts the number of annual mobile app downloads to increase from 10.7 billion in 2010 to nearly 183 billion by 2015, notably more than the 44 billion mobile app downloads by 2016 forecasted by its competitor ABI Research .