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10 Best Sushi Restaurants in Los Angeles

As you already might have guessed, eating L.A.'s best sushi is a pricey endeavor, but for those looking for the most exciting sushi available without …

Japan

Instagram is now the go-to social network for US teens

Instagram is steadily taking the place of Facebook and Twitter among teens and young millennials.<p>In the last twice-yearly Piper Jaffray survey of US teens, 32% of respondents named Instagram as the most important social network, while only 24% said Twitter was most important and only 14% pointed to …

Advertising

How to Use Video Storytelling in Your Social Media Marketing

Shares 14K<p>Do you use video on your social channels?<p>Looking for ways to connect with your audience?<p>Telling stories with video increases engagement, …

Mary Meeker: These 16 startups will forever change how we do our jobs

This year, as part of that, she discussed the rise of new apps that help us do our jobs and called out 14 young companies as examples.<p>This isn't a completely objective list. Kleiner has funded most of these companies.<p>Still, some of them you've heard of and are maybe already using. Others you …

Startups

Mark MacLeod - A blog on funding, growing and exiting startups

In February 2007, I signed up for a blogger account and wrote my first post here. I had no grand intentions when I started. I like to write and I was …

SaaS

Top 10 most-funded #bigdata startups.. via @Forbes @GilPress http://t.co/I3C53OXk5b

5 Smart Ways To Use Retargeting To Drive Leads In B2B Marketing

This is a great article from the folks at Bizable on using Retargeting in B2B Marketing.<p>Some of the things they talk about in detail in the article …

Box to startups: use our platform, get funded

Startups: Box just gave you 40 million reasons to use its fire sharing and cloud management platform.<p>The newly public company is partnering with two …

10 Must-Knows About Joining a Startup Accelerator

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Accelerators are now an integral part of the startup ecosystem. For some, especially first-time founders, it is sort of becoming a checkbox item: go through an accelerator. Serial entrepreneurs, as a rule, would say they don't need to, …

Startups

The Complete Social Media Post Checklist

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Before you hit the Publish button or send an update to the queue, what do you do?<p>Quite often, I find myself publishing instinctively and sometimes failing to consider all the necessary questions and guidelines for what makes a wildly successful, …

An Epic List of 100 Growth Hacks for Startups | SEJ

I recently launched my first SaaS product after four months of planning and design and another eight months of development. That gave me a LOT of …

Marketing

TweetDeck for Mac's Update Integrates Teams, Group DMs

Today, TweetDeck officially scrapped TweetDeck-specific accounts to allow log-ins only via Twitter credentials. Along with this change, it also updated its TweetDeck for Mac client to include several updates available on the Web version.<p>These updates include the new TweetDeck Teams feature for …

6 Companies That Are Dominating Content Marketing | Inc.com

Educating others through content has a profound emotional effect on readers. And in the business world--where trust is currency--brands can harness their content as a powerful sales force.<p>This is exactly what's pushed more companies to let their guard down and start educating and engaging readers …

Marketing

Watch out! All that Meerkating and Periscoping could slam your mobile data limits

Josh Miller, who works on Facebook’s product team, thinks red-hot mobile live-streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat are “cool art projects,” but that we’re a couple years too early for the technology.<p>And why? For one thing, Miller told VentureBeat on Twitter recently, connection speeds aren’t …

8 Things To Consider When Valuing Your Startup

Setting a valuation for an early-stage startup looking to raise money is tough. There’s no one right answer or formula to rely on, yet plenty of advice — some of which can lead you in the wrong direction.<p>For starters, do you know where you stand in relation to other companies? In regards to your …

Did you notice? The doors to startup investing just blew wide open

Today the SEC grew your potential investor base by… a lot<p>Almost 1 year ago, I opened up my seed round to people who use my product. The ability for …

10 LinkedIn Groups Every Entrepreneur Should Follow

Are you an entrepreneur looking for the right LinkedIn Groups? You've come to the right place. Check out these 10 groups you should be in.

The vicious funding cycle that makes it hard for women to compete in tech

The jury is still out (literally) on the sex discrimination suit between Ellen Pao and her former employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.<p>But win or lose, Pao's legal quest has put a magnifying glass on the status of women in Silicon Valley -- and testimony from her former …

Venture Capital

The Changing Landscape for Social Media and Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

The constant innovation and the ever-changing technology forced companies and businesses to rethink their strategies. The tactics or marketing …

Embeddable Facebook Videos: This Week in Social Media

Shares 4K<p>Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.<p>To help you <b>stay up to date with social media</b>, here are some of the news …

Uploader Lets You Post Photos to Instagram From your Mac

There are quite a number of apps out there that let you interact with Instagram on your Mac. While elegant apps like Grids for Mac, Instagram’s own desktop interface and others let you organize, like, sync and download images from the service, uploading photos directly from the computer has proven …

Brands (and puppies) flock to Periscope, Twitter's new app for broadcasting videos

It's an ironclad rule of social media: If you launch it, the brands will come.<p>Marketers flocked to Periscope, Twitter's new live-streaming …

Fred Wilson: This Is How Much Funding Startups Should Be Raising | Inc.com

Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson has one simple principle when it comes to how much money startups should raise: less is more.<p>Mark Suster, a partner at Los Angeles-based VC firm Upfront Ventures, interviewed Wilson about how much money a company needs to raise to be successful.<p>"I just think if …

Venture Capital

The formula for the perfect Y Combinator startup pitch

Two and a half minutes. That’s how much time the influential tech incubator Y Combinator gives startup founders to deliver a perfectly crafted pitch to an auditorium packed with investors and journalists.<p>With a record 114 startups in its current class, Y Combinator split its startup demos into two …

Startups

How I got 2.3 million app downloads (without spending a cent on marketing)

The story of how an app I built in 6 hours got 2.3 million downloads, generated a full-time salary and was acquired after 18 months.<p>This was …

8 Books That Will Help Any Technical Entrepreneur | Inc.com

As serial technical entrepreneurs, Laura Smoliar and Ted Hou have had plenty of occasions to figure out what they don't know. One way to fill the gaps: Good books. At a talk earlier this month hosted by Columbia Startup Lab, the duo presented their list of best books for entrepreneurs, with a …

Entrepreneurship