Hersh Shah

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8 Advanced Webmaster Tools You Should Be Using for Better SEO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) is one of the most powerful resources in an online marketer’s toolbox -- especially when it comes to SEO. Most of us know how to get around in GWT, and are familiar with some of its basic functions. But …

Data Modeling

Facebook and Google Own the Future of Advertising—in 2 Charts

The two companies dominate digital advertising in a way even TV's oligopolists would envy<p>Two remarkable images from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>: First, take a look at the future of American advertising. Print and radio are projected to stabilize this decade, TV is expected to keep growing, and digital …

Time, space, and history: Why Silicon Beach and Silicon Valley investors are different

A lot of virtual ink has been spilled over the years discussing the differences between Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach.<p>Reporters who cover the topic mostly agree that the two are very different, but many haven’t enunciated how. They do concur on one thought: Silicon Valley investors are …

Why naming a startup funding round wrong could cost millions

While raising outside capital is not the only way to obtain financing for a startup, it seems to be the preferred method for new technologies where revenue or a business model is unclear. A common trend is emerging: more often than not, I hear that folks are raising their “seed round,” typically …

Venture Capital

Expect Labs Raises More Funding for MindMeld App

San Francisco’s Expect Labs announced additional funding from cable giant Liberty Global and IDG Ventures.<p>While the company would not disclose the …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his …

New Technology Sends Ads Directly Into Your Brain

The next time you press your head against the window of a train or bus, you might hear voices. You’re not going crazy, but you are experiencing a new kind of advertising: a message that’s transmitted via sensor into your brain, which only you can hear.<p>To promote Sky TV’s new TV streaming app, Sky …

Emerging Technology

Why Gary Vaynerchuk's New Social Media Strategy Should Change The Way You Do Business

Today, Gary Vaynerchuk starts “tripling down” on content – because “doubling down” doesn’t begin to describe how important he thinks it is. The social media expert is relaunching his blog today. Why? “The more content I can put out, the more luck I have,” he says. He’s redeployed an employee at …

Photo Sharing App for Weddings, WedPics, Raises $1.1 Million

Raleigh, North Carolina-based startup WedPics has raised $1.1 million to further the growth of its photo sharing app for weddings. The company calls itself a “personalized, private social network for weddings.”<p>This new round of funding, which includes investments from former Redhat CEO Bob Young …

Producteev’s Social Task Manager Now Free And Enterprise-Ready As It Preps For Full Jive Integration Later This Year

In November, Jive Software acquired Bay Area cloud-based, collaborative task manager, Producteev, to boost its social business platform. Going forward, as Alex wrote at the time, Salesforce.com and Jive will increasingly butt heads as they compete for mindshare in the enterprise. With Producteev’s …

Why won’t Bitcoin die?

I attended the first Bitcoin World Conference and Expo, held in a second-floor meeting room in a midtown Manhattan hotel, on a Saturday in August 2011. The virtual currency was powering an alternative economy worth around $81 million USD. Roughly 75 attendees, mostly long-haired programmers and …