Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup - Class 3 Notes Essay Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 3 of CS183: Startup. Errors and omissions are my own. Credit for good stuff is Peter’s entirely.
In the past year, Samsung went from being a moderately successful electronics manufacturer to the leading non-iOS mobile device maker. Together, Apple and Samsung earn 98% of the profits in the smartphone market. MG Siegler echoed a common sentiment when he wrote that Samsung is now the “fifth horseman” of tech, alongside Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook. The mobile device industry is still in its infancy. Samsung’s fate depends largely on how the industry evolves. If the computer-in-your-pocket (smartphone/tablet) business ends up being like the computer-on-your-desk (personal computer) business, Samsung is on track to be the modern Dell.
Publié le 31 janvier 2013 JDN. Votre société Paymium lance une application baptisée Paytunia, de quoi s'agit-il ? Gonzague Grandval. Paytunia est une application mobile qui joue le rôle d'un porte-monnaie électronique.
Mary Meeker Gives Mid-Year Internet Trends Report: Android Adoption Ramping Up 6X Faster Than iPhoneKPCB partner Mary Meeker usually publishes her famed Internet Trends report once a year, but gave a small San Francisco crowd a mid-year update tonight. The biggest new facts? Android phone adoption is ramping up six times faster than iPhone, and Android surpassed Windows as the #1 OS for Internet-enabled devices in Q1 2012. Meeker also ended the presentation by calling a statement by Mark Zuckerberg “arrogant but probably true.”
Friday, August 10, 2012 by paul It happened that fast. Here's a look at the past 10 years of recording industry revenue in the US, as measured by the RIAA. Physical refers to sales of CD, LPs, cassettes, etc., while Digital refers to sales of downloads, streams, etc. The pie size is scaled to the overall revenue amount, and piracy isn't directly measured.
With tens of thousands of new start-ups being created every year, the potential of a company to truly scale and become a large, stand-alone business is more crucial than ever before. A great product is always the foundation but a clear distribution strategy becomes essential to cut through the noise. So most early-stage VCs have started to evaluate investment opportunities with an imaginary benchmark in mind: can this company become a $100 million opportunity?
One of the most detailed studies undertaken on connected TVs to date has found that about 30 per cent of all Internet homes have TVs connected to the Internet and that users of those TVs are generally receptive to advertisements and ad-supported business models. The results are from a survey of 736 connected TV owners and users done in May and June of 2012. Digital advertising software and services provider YuMe commissioned consulting and research firm Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc. to conduct.
Editor’s note: Mitchell Weisman is CEO at global marketing and digital advertising company LifeStreet Media . Have a mobile app? Wondering if advertising can help you make money from that app? Here are eight must-know tips to help you turn mobile app inventory into dollars. 1.
The rise of the Growth Hacker The new job title of “ Growth Hacker ” is integrating itself into Silicon Valley’s culture, emphasizing that coding and technical chops are now an essential part of being a great marketer. Growth hackers are a hybrid of marketer and coder, one who looks at the traditional question of “How do I get customers for my product?” and answers with A/B tests, landing pages, viral factor, email deliverability, and Open Graph. On top of this, they layer the discipline of direct marketing, with its emphasis on quantitative measurement, scenario modeling via spreadsheets, and a lot of database queries. If a startup is pre-product/market fit, growth hackers can make sure virality is embedded at the core of a product. After product/market fit, they can help run up the score on what’s already working.
In this series titled “Defining a growth hacker”, I will be exploring the meaning and practical application of growth hacking through a number of interviews with prominent growth hackers. This is the first post the series and will outline the common characteristics of a growth hacker. Growth hackers are making their mark in technology. Job postings are popping up all over the web looking for a growth hacker. Companies at all stages are itching to find these professors of growth and often recruiting as aggressively as UX and CS candidates.
Editor’s note : This guest post was written by Uzi Shmilovici , CEO and founder of Future Simple , which creates online software for small businesses . The post is based on a study done with Professor Eric Budish, an economics professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. It also includes ideas and comments from Peter Levine , a Venture Partner at Andreessen-Horowitz and a professor at Stanford GSB The idea of offering your product or a version of it for free has been a source of much debate.
Publié le 04 octobre 2011, 17h54 Pour la première fois depuis dix ans, l'Internet est redevenu le premier secteur recherché par les investisseurs français au premier semestre 2011. Sur la première moitié de l'année, 98 millions d'euros ont été investis dans des start-up Web, soit près d'un quart de l'ensemble des montants investis tous secteurs confondus, selon la 26ème édition de l'Indicateur Chausson Finance, qui a ausculté les financements réalisés dans l'Hexagone par 48 sociétés de capital-risque.
Rien ne me fatigue plus depuis quelque temps que les chiffres.
Skype. LinkedIn. And this week the eye-popping IPO of a Russian company, Yandex, that while dubbed the " Google ( GOOG ) of Russia" had kept an extremely low profile in Silicon Valley. Put them together, and this string of deals raises a provocative question: "Are we in a bubble?"