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Sillerman auditor resigns over "illegal" withdrawals

Accountancy firm BDO USA, LLP, formerly auditor for Robert Sillerman’s troubled Function(x) web business, has resigned amid allegations of …

Corruption

27 Facebook Relevance Score Hacks For Great Results

The Facebook relevance score is a 1-10 metric that shows your audience’s reaction to an advertising campaign. <br>As you might have expected, a high …

Digital Marketing

MoneyOnMobile (MOMT)

Sizmek to Acquire Fellow Ad Tech Company Rocket Fuel for $125.5 Million

The deal takes Rocket Fuel private and values the company at $2.60 per share<p>By<p>Lara O’Reilly<p>Lara O’Reilly<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@larakiara<p>lara.oreilly@wsj.com<p>Sizmek, an advertising technology company owned by private-equity firm Vector Capital, has agreed to acquire public ad-tech company …

Advertising

IBM's Plan To Encrypt Unthinkable Amounts of Sensitive Data

Data breaches and exposures all invite the same lament: if only the compromised data had been encrypted. Bad guys can only do so much with …

Encryption

Furious customers are accusing Wall Street's favorite shirt startup of failing to deliver on its promises

Customers are saying they'll never shop with the company again after experiencing difficulties with refunds and receiving their items on time. Facebook/Combatant Gentleman<p><b>The menswear startup Combatant Gentlemen gained a following among Wall Streeters and others for its balance of quality and low</b> …

Startups

Most Tech People Are Too Young To Remember That Silicon Valley Hasn't Had A Real Crisis In 17 Years

My argument is that speculation is getting out of control.<p>When you have one bubble, others usually follow.<p>A handful of tech stocks have gone …

Silicon Valley

Events

Arts Economics | Welcome to Arts Economics

Welcome to Arts Economics<p>About Us<p><b>Arts Economics is a research and consulting firm focused exclusively on the art economy. We carry out bespoke</b> …

Economics

Dear Dumb VC

I would say you know who you are, but by definition you don’t. After all, the average person thinks they are an above average driver.<p>So read this to …

Top Three Countries for Start Up Investing in 2017

<b>I’ve been traveling in and writing about emerging and frontier markets for much of the past decade.</b><p>So most of my attention these days is spent …

Meet Tim Kendall — the exec making sure Pinterest lives up to its $12 billion valuation

Kendall is Pinterest’s money man.<p>Each morning, Tim Kendall wakes at 5:30 and draws himself a bath.<p>Then the 40-year-old president of Pinterest dumps in a tray full of ice, uses a rubber duck thermometer to get the water temperature down to precisely 55 degrees, and slides in for a five-minute …

Pinterest

Square gets Street-high price target at Nomura

via Lily Katz at Bloomberg<p>Square (NYSE:SQ) may be in position to "take on the big boys," says Nomura Instinet's Dan Dolev, raising his price target …

Q&A: How do you decide what to write?

Given that we’ve invested so heavily in content over the years, we’re often asked about what this looks like day-to-day.This week, we were asked:How …

Product Management

Designing Efficient Web Forms: On Structure, Inputs, Labels And Actions

Someone who uses your app or website has a particular goal. Often, the one thing standing between the user and their goal is a form. Forms remain <b>one</b> …

Web Design

Google Attribution Just Made Understanding The Value Of Marketing Dollars Much Easier

One of the most important announcements that came out of the recent Google Marketing Next conference was the release of Google Attribution. That's a free version of Google Attribution 360.<p>In this article, we'll go over what you need to know about Google Attribution and how it can help you improve …

How to Email a Venture Capitalist, According to One

A venture capitalist tracked his emails to see which ones he answered and why.<p>It's a truism that if you can't secure the right meetings, you can't grow your business. With that in mind, the editors at Inc.com pointed me to an article about Christian Hernandez, co-founder and managing partner of …

He Blew the Whistle on a Silicon Valley Highflier. Then Came the Blowback

Rothenberg Ventures didn’t waste any time with the red flags, Francisco Riordan says. During Riordan’s first week working on the website for the San …

Silicon Valley

Institutional Approach to MicroCap Investing | Planet MicroCap Showcase 2017

A look inside Facebook's New York office, where employees of the $435 billion company enjoy virtual reality games and an in-house pastry chef

Facebook is one of the world's most desirable places to work thanks to incredible perks, impressive salaries, and great corporate culture.<p>The Menlo Park, California-based tech giant, which has a current market cap of $435.11 billion, consistently earns top spots on "best places to work" and …

The Workplace

What is exactly.me?

Today's messaging apps are geared towards messaging people you already know. Yet more and more people are into meeting new and exciting people around …

Equity crowdfunding is 1 year old today, Wefunder is top platform

Since Regulation Crowdfunding began on May 16 last year, 335 companies have filed offering documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to fundraise on securities-based crowdfunding platforms. Of those companies, 43 percent were funded, 30 percent failed, and the remainder are still …

Startups

Ev Williams’ Obvious Ventures closes $123,456,789 fund

Obvious Ventures, the venture capital firm cofounded by Twitter’s Evan Williams, announced the close of its very first fund today.<p>Guess how much it raised? $123,456,789. No joke.<p>The close of this fund follows a public SEC filing that revealed that the firm had raised $77.7 million in March. …

Venture Capital

Why Amazon is eating the world

I co-founded a software startup in December. Each month, I send out an update to our investors to keep them updated on our progress. But the past month was a bit different — our industry (retail) is going through a transformation.<p>Instead of just writing about our “internal” news, I wrote about the …

The Rise and (Maybe) Fall of Influencers

I never really expected to write these words, but: It was Kendall Jenner who did it for me.<p>Or, to be fair, not Kendall Jenner herself — or not entirely Kendall Jenner — but rather the 10th-anniversary Indian Vogue cover that featured Kendall Jenner, as conceived and photographed by Mario Testino. …

Shark Tank -The sharks get a taste of their own Medicine 'You are full of crap'

Scuba Diving

Scott Jordan Shark Tank

SHARK TANK<p>My Appearance on Shark Tank: All the Dirt<p><i>*Scott Jordan, Co-Founder and CEO of SCOTTeVEST, was on Shark Tank Season 3: Episode 7.</i><p>In what is …

Entrepreneurship

The most ‘tweeted’ tweet exceeds three million

Social media records are there to be broken and this has happened with Twitter, where a new record for the most tweeted tweet has been set. The …

Citizen Journalism