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December 2nd, 2014 at 1:34 pm

The big 5 internet companies doubling in three years on a trillion dollar base

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By John Batelle: From time to time I have tracked what I call the “Internet Big Five” – the key platform technology companies that are driving the Internet economy. Nearly three years ago I wrote the first of this series – The Internet Big Five. I identified Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook as the “big five,” and compared their relative strengths in financials, consumer reach, and technology strengths. Some of the metrics were admittedly subjective – ranking relative offerings in “engagement” and “data,” for example.

 

 

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November 28th, 2014 at 10:21 am

There are more women-run businesses than ever, but why aren’t they making millions?

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Setting ambitious goals goes a long way in a company’s development.

There is a big disparity when it comes to the gender wage gap. But there is even a bigger disparity when it comes to how much male- and female-run businesses make. There are more women-run businesses now than there ever was, but they still aren’t making as much money as their male-run competition. Here’s how to change that.

 

 

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November 27th, 2014 at 8:19 am

Is Tilt the future of crowdfunding?

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Tilt is a platform for people to receive money from a group of friends or colleagues.

Reports of the crowdfunding revolution have been greatly exaggerated.James Beshara, chief executive of a crowdfunding company, acknowledges that the crowdfunding revolution has been greatly exaggerated. “The amount of attention it gets far outweighs the number of people using it,” he says. (Video)

 

 

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November 25th, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Darkhotel tricks hotel Wi-Fi users into downloading malicious software

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Business travelers beware of Darkhotel.

There are a lot of reasons not to use Wi-Fi in a hotel. It’s often expensive, sluggish, and unreliable. Sometimes it seems like nobody knows the network password, and when trouble arises it’s hard to convince the front desk that there’s a problem with their network, not one with your devices.

 

 

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November 24th, 2014 at 2:05 pm

What Industries will produce the First Trillionaires?

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Futurist Thomas Frey: A few weeks ago I got into a discussion with some friends centered around this question. “What, in your mind, will be the most powerful entity in the world 100 years from now?”

 

 

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November 21st, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Rethinking the role of the strategist in today’s world

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Strategists have increased the scope and complexity of their roles beyond planning.

Many companies have an executive to guide their strategies. The discipline’s professionalization, which began in earnest in the 1980s as it evolved from the chief executive’s domain into a core corporate function, prompted the creation of heads of strategy, strategic-planning directors, and, more recently, chief strategy officers (CSOs). Who better than a professional strategist to help meet the big new uncertainties of the 21st century?

 

 

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November 12th, 2014 at 11:26 am

More U.S. manufacturers are moving production back from China

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U.S. based executives see a larger share of their manufacturing capacity will be in the U.S. in 5 years.

The number of U.S. manufacturers moving home is growing. According to a new survey from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), more U.S. companies are moving production back from China.

 

 

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October 31st, 2014 at 10:18 am

All of the biggest and oldest tech companies will be forced to break up: Marc Andreessen

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eBay, Hewlett-Packard and Symantec are three huge companies that have decided to split apart.  Super investor Marc Andreessen was involved in two of these companies and predicts that this is only the beginning. He sits on the boards of eBay and HP.

 

 

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October 14th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Why managing cashflow is critical for the survival of your startup

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Managing cashflow and burn rate is more critical to your business success than having the right idea and the right product.

A basic survival metric for every startup is cashflow. Investors check your burn rate to assess your efficiency, and project your remaining runway before you run out of money and into a brick wall. Don’t wait until you are almost out of cash before managing every dollar spent, or looking for the next refueling from investors. Desperate entrepreneurs lose their leverage and die young.

 

 

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October 12th, 2014 at 8:24 am

Why startups fail

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Many startups build things people don’t want with the irrational hope that they’ll convince them otherwise.

When a startup shuts its doors, it is customary to write an essay that tells the rest of the community what went wrong, called a failure post-mortem. It’s estimated that nine out of 10 startups fail, which is why the technique has become so common as to be a Silicon Valley cliché.

 

 

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