Startups

Secret, The $100 Million Social App, Shuts Down
How lengthy does it take for a startup to go from $one hundred million to $zero? If you’re Secret, the nameless social networking app, the reply is 10 months. Co-founder David Byttow announced in a blog post Wednesday that he was shutting down the sixteen-month-previous firm as a result of “Secret doesn’t signify the imaginative and […]
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Google Spent $500 Million On Construction Since 2004, More Than All Local Homeowners Combined
Google already dominates the Internet. New data shows that it’s also the big fish in terms of construction activity in its headquarters city, Mountain View, Calif. The $356.68 billion (market cap) company has spent more than $500 million on residential construction and remodeling from 2004 to 2014, according to an analysis of Mountain View city permit records conducted by San Francisco-based […]
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SeatServe will be delivering to seats in the Amsterdam Arena from tomorrow
TNW can completely reveal that as of tomorrow, it is possible for you to to have meals, drinks and merchandise delivered to your seat within the Amsterdam Enviornment due to SeatServe. SeatServe is a New York-based mostly startup that was nothing greater than an concept seven months in the past. The service was rapidly mushy-launched […]
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Professional Networks Power Our Economy
Recently, my favorite INSEAD Professor, Kevin Kaiser, came over to LinkedIn with a group of executives from around the world. We chatted about value creation in Silicon Valley. Like no other part of the world, Silicon Valley has seen stunning success, with a positive reinforcing cycle of startup success and funding opportunities (see the Startup […]
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What stops your apps from turning into financially profitable?
  Lower than 1 p.c of shopper cell apps are financially profitable, in keeping with a report by Gartner. Do you see this as disheartening information or as a chance? If I had been you, I’d absolutely see this as a possibility. The reason is, I do know that very factor which makes that 1 p.c financially […]
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Hiring a knowledge-pushed trendy advertising staff
The current proliferation in new channels (Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, digital TV, cellular messaging apps) 
and new applied sciences (advertising automation, retargeting, customized audiences) has made it tougher than ever to ship a constant technique and impressed buyer expertise. Fashionable entrepreneurs take a look at issues like working dollars vs. non-working dollars. Conversions, leads and churn […]
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Lumific photo organizer for Android emerges from beta with Dropbox and Snapfish integration
Lumific, a mobile photo management app that has been in beta for the better part of a year, has now been released in final form on the Google Play Store. Available only on Android for now, the free Lumific — a graduate of the 500 Startups program — is newly integrated with both Dropbox and the Snapfish photo […]
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Twitter Buys Area of interest, A Startup That Connects Manufacturers With Instagram And Vine Stars
Twitter’s getting severe about its video choices, beginning with a few of its hottest customers: Vine stars. The corporate said Wednesday it acquired Niche, a startup that launched in 2013 to assist Vine and Instagram stars leverage their on-line affect in paid offers with manufacturers and advertisers. Area of interest’s free platform performs the intermediary […]
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It’s official: Twitter and Google staff as much as make looking for tweets simpler
Twitter is continually shifting. That’s a part of the attract of the social community. However typically you need to dig up a tweet you noticed and naturally you go to the place the place you seek for the whole lot: Google. At present, Twitter introduced that it was giving Google entry to its firehose of […]
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On Snapchat’s not-so-social guess on content material
  This week Snapchat introduced its latest characteristic – and one of many largest updates to its platform but – with the launch of Discover. It’s getting a ton of press as a result of Snapchat is likely one of the most fun platforms right now. Publishers, entrepreneurs and shoppers have an interest as a result of there’s a enormous potential to […]
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Google Ventures introduces a website and guide to assist make your startup’s product higher in 5 days
Are you placing collectively a start up primarily based on a bizarre thought you had whereas ingesting with pals? Effectively if you’re, you must take a look at Google Venture’s site a couple of 5-day course of for answering “essential enterprise questions by design, prototyping, and testing concepts with clients.” Known as the Design Dash, […]
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