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The Battle Is For The Customer Interface. Editor’s note: Tom Goodwin is senior vice president of strategy and innovation at Havas Media.

The Battle Is For The Customer Interface

Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening. Uk.businessinsider.

Hardware vs software vs services

Facebook Fraud. Startup Failure: Three reasons you’re not going viral. Startups often wonder why investors can’t see how viral they’re going to get.

Startup Failure: Three reasons you’re not going viral

I met an entrepreneur yesterday who confidently stated that his product was going to grow ‘virally’ because it was the best in its category. That was essentially the optimism that powered the growth slide in his investor deck. (To see why this is wrong at many levels, read point 2 below, but more on that later) The problem: Investors weren’t buying this pitch of his yet. Value systems. Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup - Class 3 Notes Essay Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 3 of CS183: Startup.

Value systems

Errors and omissions are my own. How Andreessen Horowitz Chooses Investments. "Nous voulons décloisonner le marché du paiement grâce aux Bitcoins" La start-up française Paymium dévoile sa stratégie pour révolutionner le monde du paiement en ligne en s'appuyant sur le protocole Bitcoin.

"Nous voulons décloisonner le marché du paiement grâce aux Bitcoins"

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.

Apps economy

Why You Should Want to Pay for Software, Instagram Edition - Alexis C. Madrigal. If you want to stop social networking services from exploiting your likeness for advertising, you've got to start paying up.

Why You Should Want to Pay for Software, Instagram Edition - Alexis C. Madrigal

PLEASE BUY THESE MARIACHEESEY CHIPS, said my Instagram of them. Instagram is changing its terms of use in January. Included in the new legalese is one section that has some power users, including The New York Times' Nick Bilton, feeling queasy: Mary Meeker's Latest Incredibly Insightful Presentation About The State Of The Web. Mary Meeker Gives Mid-Year Internet Trends Report: Android Adoption Ramping Up 6X Faster Than iPhone. KPCB 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.

Mary Meeker Gives Mid-Year Internet Trends Report: Android Adoption Ramping Up 6X Faster Than iPhone

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.” Read on for the rest of the new stats. Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship. The only 2 ways to build a $100 million business. 30% of US Internet homes have a Connected TV. 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.

30% of US Internet homes have a Connected TV

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. “The basis for the study was that connected TV has become a hot topic in industry but like any nascent medium it is difficult to find baseline information that would help advertisers make informed decisions,” noted Travis Hockersmith, senior director of client strategy at YuMe in an interview. One key finding, Hockersmith noted was the opportunities for advertisers on the platforms. 8 Ways Mobile Developers Can Make The Most Money On Their Apps. Editor’s note: Mitchell Weisman is CEO at global marketing and digital advertising company LifeStreet Media.

8 Ways Mobile Developers Can Make The Most Money On Their Apps

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. It takes customers to make money While this is a piece about monetizing apps, the amount of money you can generate from an app is highly dependent upon the number of users you have. 2. Growth Hacker is the new VP Marketing. 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 Hacker is the new VP Marketing

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 direct3 marketing, with its emphasis on quantitative measurement, scenario modeling via spreadsheets, and a lot of database queries.

Defining A Growth Hacker: Three Common Characteristics. 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.

Defining A Growth Hacker: Three Common Characteristics

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. Les ralentissements de sites coûtent vite très chers. Une infographie illustre l'impact que peut avoir la rapidité des sites Web et mobiles sur les comportements de navigation et les ventes en ligne. Le site s'est penché sur l'impact de la rapidité des sites Internet sur les comportements de navigation.

The Complete Guide To Freemium Business Models. Is freemium a stable economic model? Why. Le Journal du Net : e-Business, Informatique, Economie et Management. Dans un contexte de baisse générale des investissements, les acteurs de l'Internet ont bénéficié de près d'un quart des sommes investies par le capital-risque, selon Chausson Finance. 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. Les montants injectés dans le Web reculent cependant de 16% par rapport à la seconde moitié 2010. 69 entreprises du Web et de l'e-commerce ont obtenu des financements au cours du premier semestre, pour un montant moyen de 1,4 million d'euros.

Le vertige des métriques. Rien ne me fatigue plus depuis quelque temps que les chiffres. O'Brien: LinkedIn doesn't mean we're in a bubble. 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. Peter Thiel: We’re in a Bubble and It’s Not the Internet. It’s Higher Education. Fair warning: This article will piss off a lot of you. I can say that with confidence because it’s about Peter Thiel. And Thiel – the PayPal co-founder, hedge fund manager and venture capitalist – not only has a special talent for making money, he has a special talent for making people furious.

Some people are contrarian for the sake of getting headlines or outsmarting the markets. For Thiel, it’s simply how he views the world. Social web business models.