Entrepreneur Corner: Building talent pipelines and saving corporate culture. Here’s the latest from VentureBeat’s Entrepreneur Corner:How to get a VC you don’t know to mentor you – It’s hard to catch the eye of a venture capitalist and even harder to convince one to mentor you.
Larry Chiang, CEO of Duck9, offers tips on how to hook one. 3 steps for building an extensive talent pipeline – People, not products, are what make a business successful. Mike Cassidy, CEO of Undertone Networks, shares his secrets on how best to discover, recruit, and keep the right people for a company. Depressing thoughts on Groupon’s model – The startup world might be looking at Groupon as the paragon of success these days, but Flybridge Capital Partners general partner Jeff Bussgang says he’s skeptical. The early results are encouraging, but history has shown that the numbers driving new business models like this rarely have staying power. VB's working with marketing expert Scott Brinker to understand the new digital marketing organization.
4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web. Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur.
He is the CEO of Magnify.net, a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. His book Curation Nation is slated to be published this spring by McGrawHill Business. As the volume of content swirling around the web continues to grow, we're finding ourselves drowning in a deluge of data. Where is the relevant material? Where are the best columns and content offerings? The solution on the horizon is curation. In the past 90 days alone, there has been an explosion of new software offerings that are the early leaders in the curation tools category. 1. Storify co-founder Burt Herman worked as a reporter for the Associated Press during a 12-year career, six of those in news management as a bureau chief and supervising correspondent. At the AP, editors sending messages to reporters asking them to do a story would regularly write, “Can u pls storify?”
Storify is currently invite only. Razer Laptop With Chameleon-Like OLED Keys. What if you had a keyboard that worked with you, changing along with you as you engaged in different types of activities?
That's what this Razer laptop can do, on display at the Intel booth at CES. Each key is a tiny display, configurable with whatever icons or video its user desires. And, this Razer laptop is so small, it'll fit into a coat pocket. Reminding us of that exorbitantly priced Optimus Maximus keyboard from Art Lebedev, the Razer laptop put on a good show for us in this video hosted by Christina Warren.
Pricing or availability for this sweet PC weren't announced. TheHouseOfBusiness.
Salesforce. Internet. Social,media,resources,blogs. Articles. Social,networks,statistics,society,consumer,behaviour,trends. Groupon will become the Sarah Palin of tech, and other predictions for 2011. 2011 will be a year of economic recovery and continued drama in Silicon Valley, marked by the hyped battles of Apple vs.
Google, Google vs. Facebook, and Oracle vs. the rest of the enterprise world. Without further ado, here is the 4th annual edition of my technology predictions. The Groupon Juggernaut Will Slow Down Groupon is quickly becoming the Sarah Palin of the technology world. It has its haters (Forrester’s Sucharita Mulpuru), doubters (Flybridge Capital’s Jeff Bussgang) and fans (FM’s John Battelle) like the former vice presidential candidate.
Virtual Reality Will Be Hot Again … Thanks to Kinect If Microsoft’s Kinect was only around during the hype of Second Life, it could have helped the struggling virtual world become a mass market player. Kinect won’t just make virtual reality hot again in 2011, but a permanent fixture in the technology landscape. Tablet Market Explodes The tablet market’s already on fire, but it will continue its explosive growth. TheHOB's favorite websites. Social Bookmarking Sharing Button Widget. Ustream Live Broadcasting over Android app - Business & Social Media!