Entrepreneurial

There’s a bubble in talk about bubbles

By Guest Contributor
March 15, 2011

– Joanna Glasner is a contributor to pe HUB, a Thomson Reuters publication. This post originally appeared here. The views expressed are her own. –

It’s not a bubble, people; It’s a pyramid scheme

By Guest Contributor
February 17, 2011

– Connie Loizos is a contributor for PE Hub, a Thomson Reuters publication. This article originally appeared on PE Hub. The views expressed are her own. –

Startup banks on TV show tweets

By Guest Contributor
November 26, 2010

– By Alastair Goldfisher. This article initially appeared on PE Hub. –

from MediaFile:

All about the plastic: Swipely follows Blippy into social shopping

May 11, 2010

What do you get when you combine shopping and social media?

The answer, it seems, is the latest craze among tech investors.

On Tuesday, Swipely announced $7.5 million in Series A funding and the launch of a service that publishes info about person’s credit card purchases to groups of friends.

Does Posterous have staying power?

April 28, 2010

posterousSachin Agarwal created Posterous as a way for his parents to be able to see what he posted online. Two years later the blog publishing tool has more than 15 million monthly users, but experts still wonder whether its ultra simple functionality can catapult it into the rarefied air of Facebook or Twitter.

A lost generation of entrepreneurs?

January 28, 2010

Jeff Bussgang is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm in Boston. This post originally appeared on Bussgang’s blog www.seeingbothsides.com. The views expressed are his own.

Is Bit.ly’s Twitter advantage unfair?

August 13, 2009

The rise of Twitter as a social-media powerhouse and its micro-blogging platform has created a renewed urgency for URL-shortening services.

Twitter-based shopping website seeks retailers

August 12, 2009

imshoppingBuying something online can be a frustrating process. The shear numbers of websites offering the same product can lead to endless hours of surfing to try to find the right deal. Consumers often become overwhelmed and end up not buying anything at all.

Experts weigh in on Twitter-based shopping site

August 11, 2009

IMshopping's Twitter pageYesterday we presented entrepreneur Prashant Nedungadi (read his entrepreneur journal) and his startup website IMshopping.com, which offers a platform whereby consumers can ask specific retail-related questions, through the website directly or via Twitter, and have them answered by an online community of retail experts. (click here to read Nedungadi’s pitch)

from Shop Talk:

Social Media for Business

August 4, 2009

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A new report by Inside Facebook discusses some best practices for retailers hoping to set up shop on the popular social networking site.