Chasing investors instead of customers is the most common way startups destroy themselves. It is a perfectly avoidable path to destruction. Over 600,000 companies go out of business every year in the alone.
We learned today that cleaning services startup Homejoy will be shutting down at the end of July. The company was facing funding challenges, and was plagued by four lawsuits over whether Homejoy workers
Being an entrepreneur is often an uphill battle. Confronting unforeseen obstacles and finding solutions is what you sign up for when you decide to open a business. That said, you don’t want to be Don either.
“Social networking is what your social life looks like today, and social discovery is what your social life might look like tomorrow,” said ReadWrite editor-in-chief Owen Thomas during his opening remarks
One data scientist experimented on himself to find out and visualized the results here. Got a few bucks to spare? It’s never been easier to buy a booster shot of social influence on Twitter, Instagram,
If you’ve seen a significant change in your search engine rankings over the past couple weeks, there’s a good chance you’ve been impacted by one of Google’s recent algorithm updates. The most significant
It’s time for us to take another look at a bunch of quirky, imaginative and downright useful gadgets and accessories that you can buy today. Which one takes your fancy the most? For more inspiration, out
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Social Media / Updated May 22, 2014 / 11:13 PM GMT Facebook announced Thursday a new feature that should please restaurant owners and anger the likes of Yelp: menus built right into an eatery's Facebook
The hotels are a combination of high design — with work from artists like Andy Warhol and David LaChapelle lining the walls — and high tech — with high-speed touchscreen check-in and complimentary Samsung
Spend lots of time online? Then perhaps you've heard of targeted advertising, "Big Data" analysis and complaints of privacy violations by advertising companies. The ads above your Gmail inbox? Yeah, those.
Pinterest has raised $200 million from investors in a deal that values the company at $5 billion, a source close to the company told ReadWrite. (Update: The company is now confirming its financing.) This
While the world has been deciding who governs the internet, Brazil has been busy establishing internet rules of its own -- and they may just set an example for everyone else. The country has passed a of
Paranoia strikes most smartphone owners when their battery runs low. What caused that? Of course it can be a myriad of factors, but for iPhone owners a major culprit has emerged which will affect almost
Apple has tried to trademark "startup." Facebook has tried to trademark "book." This week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google, which long ago trademarked "Google Glass," is experiencing some
In the past, Microsoft’s Build Conference has catered to developers, but chiefly the old-school developers who built products for Microsft platforms. It took a turn to embrace Web and mobile developers
In the beginning, there was only text. But as Twitter has begun to adopt characteristics of the Visual Web, it’s become clear the SMS-based 140-character social network is slowly metamorphosing into Facebook.
Jamie Gailewicz oversees the Bailey Brand Consulting Client Services team, where he is involved in the ongoing management of clients, delivering sound strategies and inventive solutions. To sell to any
A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of to