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China's betting big on HTML5 mobile apps. Will the US be next?

400 million users. More than 10 percent market share in 10 countries. Market leading positions in India and China. And UC Web, the leading mobile …

Zero to Product/Market Fit (Presentation)

Traction is everything, but it’s a reflection of getting product/market fit<p>You can’t get growth and traction without nailing fit first<br>• P/M fit is when …

Why Most Startups Don't 'Get' Press

"I can't tell you how many times we've met with early-stage companies, and they start by telling us their big vision. They say, 'This is what we're …

Most Recent Posts

It's no secret that wine people can come off as a little cultish, with their special vocabulary, tasting rituals and intensely focused gatherings. …

Dave On Wine: How To Write Tasting Notes

PUTTING IT DOWN ON PAPER: HOW TO WRITE WINE NOTES<br>As you become more and more interested in the wine tasting experience, you will eventually want to …

Wine

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

Social Media

Vintners’ Alliance tries to cure the wine world’s eCommerce hangover

Vintners’ Alliance is marching into potentially volatile waters as it attempts to digitize a particularly vintage (get it?) industry: wineries.<p>The company, which aims to introduce eCommerce solutions to a very segmented business, received $1.3 million in funding from Kholberg Ventures and other …

National Wine Importer. Vineyard to Market Direct Sales

Welcome to Vintners Alliance<p>To enter this site, you must be at least 21 years old.<p>By checking the box below, you are agreeing that you are over 21 …

How VinTank is Building a Geo-Fence Around Wine Country

[NOTE: I am writing a book with Robert Scoble called the Age of Context. It examines the convergence of five technologies: mobile, social media, data, sensors and location into a new era, in which our relationships with our devices will become far more personal and they will often be able to …

What Kind of Wine Drinker Are You?

Evereyone has their own particular style. Below are the ten most common types of wine drinkers. Which one are you?<p>10 Types of Wine Drinkers<p>The Luddite<p>…

Wine

Pinterest takes a “first step” toward working with big brands

Pinterest plans to announce a new type of pin on Sunday that will highlight a large number of major U.S. retail brands, marking the company’s “first …

Almost Flat: The Future of iOS Design?

‘Completely flat’, ‘like Android’, ‘Microsoft-flat’ etc., etc., etc. The talk about how Apple are going to ‘flatten out’ their UI style has set the …

Lot18 Continues To Crumble, Lays Off 11 More People

This morning, eleven people were let go, dwindling the staff down to 36. Last year, Lot18 had nearly 100 employees.<p>The cuts were made across all of Lot18's departments.<p>Lot18 last laid off workers in January, when 25 positions were cut. Over the past year, Lot18 has lost multiple executives, shut …

Startups

8 Things VCs Think About When Valuing Your Startup

Before you take money from a venture capital firm, you'll agree to a valuation — how much your startup is worth. That valuation will also affect how …

Why The iPhone Is Falling Behind

Apple haters, Android geeks and misinformed Wall Street analysts will tell you that Apple’s iPhone is falling behind because Apple can’t innovate anymore.<p>I don’t buy the Apple-doesn’t-innovate BS. Apple is super innovative, and their innovation is focused, disciplined and ultimately results in …

Google Glass

Comparing the Successes of Instagram and Camera+

Apps will make you fantastically wealthy. Everyone knows that. Build an app, launch it, and watch the millions of dollars in sales, the press coverage, the buyout deals and the rest of it all roll into your life like a cresting wave.<p>Or not.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and …

Taiwan tech industry faces up to Samsung

TAIPEI, Taiwan —<p>Taiwanese companies have long viewed tech giant Samsung as a major threat and the battle has recently appeared to tilt in favor of …

Tech Industry

Dennis Crowley and the cycle of second-guessing

It was a lovely spring day in San Francisco, which is why it made sense for me to meet up with Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Foursquare to catch up …

TipSense’s Brilliant Algorithm Reveals Best Dishes At Restaurants, Worst Features In Apps

No one wants to read thousands of reviews. You just want answers. Luckily there’s TipSense, a new startup whose algorithm sorts big messy data sets. TipSense’s site DishTip tells you what to order at restaurants, for example, while its AppCrawlr deduces an app’s best and worst features and lays …

HTML5 lovers rejoice: Famo.us to make its platform free for developers

Remember Famo.us, the San Francisco-based start-up that wowed us with its ultra-brisk HTML5 and javascript demo at the Disrupt conference last year? …

Three Hidden Benefits of The Amazon Acquisition of Goodreads

Amazon announced yesterday that it will acquire Goodreads; an online book-sharing site with 16 million members. The purchase price is undisclosed, but Forbes staffer Jeff Bercovici estimates a low-eight-figure deal, based on Goodreads’ angel and series A funding.<p>Most of the press around the …

Download DRYNC for a Better Wine Expo Experience!

A Sommelier in Your Smartphone

Catalogue and purchase your favorite wines with Drync Direct, an app home grown in Cambridge<p>Sometimes the best ideas come from out of the blue. While …

New version of wine app Drync wants to make it easier to buy a favorite bottle

Brad Rosen launched the mobile app Drync back in 2008, to help oenophiles keep track of favorite wines, or read reviews of vintages with which they …

Chinese wines get stamp of approval from Queen's wine merchants

The Queen's vintner has become the first major UK retailer to give the Chinese wines a permanent place on its shelves.<p>Berry Brothers & Rudd, which …

Amazon Wine goes after online booze sales

When it comes to selling wine, Amazon won't give up. On Thursday it launched Amazon Wine, its latest shot at a red-tape-wrapped market that the e-commerce giant has struggled to crack.<p>Amazon Wine operates more as a middleman, offering customers a selection of around 1,000 wines at prices ranging …