LinkedIn expands promotional features for businesses

October 13, 2011

The online networking site, which more than a year began ago letting companies create their own profiles, last week expanded features within Company Pages that allow businesses to build and sustain their own followings in the professional community.

Startup adds Hollywood flare to small business videos

September 7, 2011

Small businesses have been fast to tap social media platforms like Facebook, but their efforts to provide compelling video about their products and services have fallen short.

Entrepreneur Peter Yared: Social is “so over”

June 28, 2011

— Connie Loizos is a contributor to PE Hub, a Thomson Reuters publication. This story originally appeared here. —

Shaquille O’Neal’s retirement assists startup

June 3, 2011

— Connie Loizos is a contributor to PE Hub, a Thomson Reuters publication. This story originally appeared here. —

As startups ponder the secondary market, more seem to make private info public

May 30, 2011

— Mark Boslet is a contributor for PE Hub, a Thomson Reuters publication. This article originally appeared here. —

Tax incentives for moving into blighted areas

May 10, 2011

Police officers stand near the scene of an underground explosion in the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco, California June 5, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

PeopleDeals offers its spin on group buying

May 2, 2011

It appears there’s no end to the number of startups the group-buying space can contain. The latest entrant offering a better mousetrap is PeopleDeals, which allows small and medium-sized businesses to create deals that increase in value the more they’re shared across social networks.

Dave McClure: SEO still relevant

April 27, 2011

A T-Mobile G1 Google is shown photographed in Encinitas, California January 20, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Managing elephant-sized social media blunders

April 6, 2011

Global brand strategist Jonathan Salem Baskin can’t help but scratch his head over the rationale behind the controversial social media dispatch from GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons. The flamboyant CEO sparked a backlash recently when he posted a video link to his elephant shoot in Kenya Zimbabwe.

Selling pickaxes during a gold rush

February 7, 2011

– Chris Dixon is co-founder of Hunch and founder of Founder Collective, and an investor in many early-stage companies like Skype and Foursquare. Previously he co-founded Siteadvisor, which was acquired by McAfee. This blog originally appeared on cdixon.org. The views expressed are his own. –