Dave Manzer

12 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | @DaveManzer | I'm a communicator & espresso fanatic who lives in Austin, one of the epicenters of tech startups. When I'm not out trying a new coffeehouse in East Austin, I run an lead gen agency helping fast-growth tech enterprises with PR & marketing to break through the noise and drive customer acquisition.

The sexiest start-up is a sustainable start-up

The sexiest start-up doesn’t necessarily have the coolest tech, but it has the instinct and gut to transform and survive, says John Kennedy.<p>In 2015, …

Finally a way to hide default iPhone apps

Sick of looking at Apple's Stocks app when you don't actually own any stocks? There might finally be a way to banish it and other unwanted default apps from your Apple devices.<p>The beta version of Apple's (AAPL) mobile operating system iOS 9.3 includes a way to hide default Apple apps from your home …

Building Better Entrepreneurs: Why Venture Capital Isn't The First Step To Developing Successful Startups

VC has not been productive outside Silicon Valley. To make VC more productive, more ventures need to be brought to Aha. A sure way to bring more ventures to Aha and grow more successful ventures is to train better entrepreneurs.<p>Outside Silicon Valley, venture capital has not been productive because …

Former BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg Hires Yahoo Executive for His Online News Startup

Steinberg says he has yet to raise money and that Yahoo executive producer Peter Gorenstein is his first hire.<p>Former BuzzFeed operating chief Jon Steinberg is working on a video news startup. And he’s made his first hire: Peter Gorenstein, a former executive at Yahoo’s in-house production …

Apple's iOS code indicates Li-Fi wireless data may work on future iPhones

Li-Fi is a concept you may not be familiar with, but there are indications Apple is toying with it for inclusion on future iPhones.<p>Using pulses of light to transmit information, Li-Fi receivers (like a future iPhone, if Apple has its way) will take in that transmission, then translate it into an …

U.S.-Israeli start-up Neura raises $11 million

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - U.S.-Israeli start-up Neura, whose technology enables personalization for the Internet of Things, raised $11 million in funding led by AXA Strategic Ventures and Pitango Venture Capital with participation from Lenovo Group (0992.HK).<p>Neura said its technology can be used to …

Marketo's CMO on the new future of digital marketing

The scene: A smoke-filled room clamors with anger, frustration and optimism as men in earth-tone suits and skinny wool ties debate — from art to copy …

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4 reasons why ad budgets may do a U-turn back to TV networks

Myers said in a press release that he expects legacy broadcast network TV advertising to increase by 4.2% in the next year. This is very surprising given the many reports suggesting TV is a medium on the decline:<p>Digital ad spending is expected to overtake spend on TV as soon as 2017. TV ad sales …

Wrapify Is A Startup Paying Drivers To Wrap Their Car In Ads

Owning a car is expensive. Gas, insurance, and other miscellaneous car-related costs add up, and mean that in some cities it’s already cheaper to replace your car with ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.<p>One startup, Wrapify, is trying to buck this trend by putting money back into the pocket …

J.J. Abrams responds to criticism that ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is a ‘rip-off’

If you believe "Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a rip-off of the original trilogy, J.J. Abrams completely understands why.<p>The director admits he, too, has heard those criticisms about the film, which is now the highest-grossing movie ever in America, and anticipated some fans might have a bad …

Airstream x Pendelton National Park Edition Travel Trailer - Lifestyle For Men Magazine - Men's Magazine For iPad & iPhone.

If your 2016 plans include traveling the world, you may want to consider the Airstream x Pendleton National Park Edition Travel Trailer. The 28-foot …

Twitter Launches Conversational Ads: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that …