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YouTube and Turkish Airlines partner for global vlogger campaign

YouTube has partnered with Turkish Airlines for a new global campaign that will see the airline brand fly some of YouTube’s high-profile vloggers to …

The Startup Guide to Hollywood

<i>Matt Sandler is a musician, entrepreneur and founder of Chromatik, a mobile startup enabling musicians to practice, learn, and share their favorite</i> …

The Hidden War: Platforms vs. Their Emerging Celebrities

Hey. It’s me. Gary. I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention, but if you’re not reading what I’ve been putting down, then you’re behind on one of …

Celebrity Gossip

Marketing Legend Seth Godin on the Future of Branded Content

‘You Need Editors, Not Brand Managers’: Marketing Legend Seth Godin on the Future of Branded Content<p>Seth Godin is the godfather of modern …

Marketing

Some Career Advice for Aspiring Tech CEOs

A shortened, better edited and with nicer pictures version of this post first appeared on TechCrunch. But if you want it in it’s full V1 glory read …

2 dozen millennials explain why they're obsessed with Snapchat and how they use it

In August, Snapchat was ranked the third most popular social app among millennials, trailing only Facebook and Instagram.<p>Snapchat's also in talks to raise another $500 million at a $16 to $19 billion valuation, which would bring Snapchat's total amount of money raised to more than $1 billion.<p>We …

Social Media

A 22-year-old made the ultimate guide on how to use Snapchat

According to Bloomberg, the company is speaking with hedge fund managers to close the new round, which would bring Snapchat's total amount of money raised to more than $1 billion.<p>What's all the fuss about? If you're new to and confused by the self-destructing photo and video app, you're in luck!<p>I'm …

Social Media

Inside Sequoia Capital: Silicon Valley's Innovation Factory

When Doug Leone arrived in Mount Vernon, N.Y. in 1968, the 11-year-old Italian immigrant didn’t have a clue. He flunked a math quiz in school because the terms “true” and “false” bewildered him. He wore unsightly slacks from Sears that invited classmates’ teasing. After school he watched McHale’s …

How do you solve a problem like Yik Yak?

The anonymous Web often gets a bad rap: Ask.fm has long been a haven for teenage bullies, 4chan is the source of some of the Internet’s grimmest shenanigans, and — just this week — the secret-sharing app Whisper became the new hunting ground of Internet deviants out trawling for nudes.<p>And yet, of …

Here’s Why Teens Are Saying Goodbye To Facebook

Coolness is done for Facebook; it is no longer the hip hangout spot on the Internet for teenagers who are leaving the social networking site for …

Find the Gap: How Jack Ma and Elon Musk See What Others Miss

Jack Ma was an English teacher of modest means in the southern Chinese province of Hangzhou. He had little business experience and few connections in …

Tony Hawk Foundation - Tony Hawk Foundation

To-date, over 500 Tony Hawk Foundation grant recipients have opened their skateparks. These parks receive more than 5-million visits annually by …

Mentoring

This Week In Startups

Leo Laporte

FRONTLINE | "Generation LIke" | Excerpt 1: Ian Somerhalder | PBS

Inside Ashton Kutcher's celebrity-powered viral media empire, which no one knows exists

It's called A+ , and in a little over a year, it's gone from irrelevancy to being one of the top 50 most popular websites in the United States. It has grown off the back of "stories that make a difference and create positive change" — and by leveraging Ashton Kutcher's massive following on social …

Lil Wayne

This Is Facebook's New Plan For Europe

The "Facebook Platform", as it's known, is often regarded as the nuts-and-bolts operation that sits behind the Facebook that everyone knows — the more glamorous viral social media side of the network. But Facebook Platform is a massive part of the social network's business. Currently, Facebook pays …

Apps

Chasm.io (Formerly Wahooly) Merges With Social Marketing App Loot

Remember Wahooly? We wrote about the startup a couple of years ago, describing it as “Klout meets Kickstarter” because it allowed users to gain startup equity in exchange for promoting the company on social media. Since then, Wahooly joined the AngelPad accelerator, rebranded as Chasm.io, and …

3 UA megatrends small devs should ride to outperform the big boys in 2015

Eric Seufert of Mobile Dev Memo has highlighted three trends that he believes will shape the mobile game landscape in 2015, and outlined how …

Why Most Online Video Companies Will Fail

I live in LA and fund startups. So you can imagine that I see a lot of video startups. Most will fail.<p>I repeat the same mantra to every one I</i> …

Was the Clash of Clans Super Bowl commercial about user acquisition?

This past Sunday, Supercell aired the below commercial for Clash of Clans during the 49th NFL Super Bowl:<p>NBC, the network which hosted the Super …

You Can’t Rely on a VC to Make Your Hardest Decisions

What is the role of a VC for entrepreneurs?<p>I suppose it can be different for every founder and for different VCs but I’d like to offer you some …

Run Your Meeting Like a Boss: Lessons from Mayer, Musk, and Jobs

We spend a lot of time in meetings, but we’re bad at making them effective. In a 2005 survey of Microsoft Office users, Microsoft, found that workers …

Our year on Snapchat: A journey into telling disappearing stories

Our Year on Snapchat<p><i>Mashable</i>'s journey into ephemeral storytelling<p>Our Year on Snapchat<p><i>Mashable</i>'s journey into ephemeral storytelling<p>Ever since …

Your Guide To Using Snapchat For Marketing

Snapchat has gone from being a simple photo and video sharing app to a marketing tool that can’t be ignored. The app has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2011; self-destructing photos and video are no longer just for smartphone-savvy teens – they’re for marketers who want a creative …

Start With Why - Simon Sinek TED talk

VCs Are Ripe For Smart Alternatives To Fund App Growth

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Martin Macmillan is CEO and co-founder of Pollen VC.</i><p>With 1,600+ apps making their debuts in the app stores daily, the pressure is on app developers to stand out from the crowd and acquire users at scale. However, app developers aren’t the only ones feeling the strain. The tremendous …

Apps

Snapchat Gets Into the News Business With the Launch of 'Discover'

Snapchat's long-awaited news tool, Discover, is finally here, letting media outlets post bite-sized content on the popular messaging app.<p>The company …