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10 tools to help you work smarter, not harder

Software exists to make our lives easier—that is, until it doesn’t. The tech sector is currently seeing a boom in which new, cloud-based products are springing up every day. Just take a look at sites like Product Hunt, and you’ll see that there is an app to simplify every pain point your life: all …

5 Excellent Tools for Teachers to Use with Google Hangout

To add the apps mentioned below to your Google Hangout, follow these steps : Head over to your Google Hangout, hover your mouse over the dots as is …

Mobile Location-Based Advertising estimated to be worth $8.5 billion in 2017

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the total value of the global real time mobile location based advertising and …

Foursquare Adds More Restaurant Menus via Locu

Foursquare on Tuesday announced that more restaurant menus have arrived in the service’s Explore section. Furthermore, the company is working on incorporating price and service lists for non-restaurant businesses.<p>The first part is possible via a new partnership Foursquare has struck with Locu, the …

U.S. Mobile Marketing Will Triple By 2015

<i>Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today.</i><p>All Things D<p><b>The Mobile Marketing Industry Will Employ 1.4. Million People By 2015 (Mobile Marketing</b> …

Mobile Marketing

BII REPORT: Here Are The Major Players In Mobile Advertising

Mobile advertising should be a bonanza, similar to online advertising a decade ago. However, it has been a bit slow off the ground, and its growth trajectory is not clear cut.<p>In a <b>recent report</b> from <b>BI Intelligence</b> on the mobile advertising ecosystem<b>,</b> we explain the complexities and fractures, and …

How we can realize Health IT’s full potential by looking at its setbacks

<i>Janice Nicholson is CEO of i2i Systems.</i><p>As someone who has spent over 20 years focusing on the needs of healthcare organizations, I have experienced firsthand their unique challenges while using technology to improve patient outcomes. I think we have a major dilemma when it comes to health IT and …

Here are the top 10 cities for women entrepreneurs

Women in entrepreneurship is a hot-button issue right now. Women represent a significantly smaller number of executives and entrepreneurs then men, and far fewer women aspire to positions of leadership.<p>Intuit published an infographic today presenting the top cities for female entrepreneurs as well …

12 Moms Who Rule The Tech Industry

These women are not only moms, but are also leaders in the tech industry.<p>They prove that you don't have to choose between a family and fabulous career, you can have it all.<p>Let them be an inspiration to other women, and to men, too.

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AppsFlyer says social sharing delivers better results for app marketers than search

Word-of-mouth marketing over social platforms delivers better results in paid-app marketing than search, according to a study by AppsFlyer, a firm that tracks mobile-app marketing and monitors billions of events, such as the number of mobile app installations in a given quarter.<p>That means that …

The sharing economy may be the first time verticals beat horizontals

All you need to see is one full tech cycle to know the company that describes itself as the, say, "Facebook but just for people who eat peanut …

Die größte Facebook-Studie aller Zeiten

Stephen Wolfram, Gründer und CEO von Wolfram Research und Erfinder der semantischen Suchmaschine WolframAlpha.com hat die Daten seines …

Flurry: U.S. App Audience Now Roughly Equal To Internet Users On Laptops & Desktops

While the time spent in apps may be starting to challenge television, mobile analytics firm Flurry examined today what it takes to reach a TV-sized audience on mobile, comparing U.S. app usage to traditional media as well as to other online audience measurements. During “primetime,” which for apps …

‘Airbnb For Bikes’ Startup Spinlister Returns From The Deadpool, Now With New Management

If you’re a big fan of bikes and Airbnb-type sharing economy startups like me, you might have been disappointed to learn that Liquid (née Spinlister), the peer-to-peer bike rental startup, was shut down a few months ago. The service, which launched in New York City last spring, had just opened up …

Andreessen, Schroepfer, Others Rally For More Women In CS At She++ Conference

Marc Andreessen and Mike Schroepfer delivered keynote addresses today at the she++ conference, sharing their thoughts on women in technology and growing the pool of talented engineers.<p>Ayna Agarwal and Ellora Israni, two Stanford juniors who study Symbolic Systems and CS, respectively, founded she++ …

Marc Andreessen: The World Would Be Much Better If We Had 50 More Silicon Valleys

Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, delivered a keynote speech at the she++ conference today, sharing what technology is exciting him right now, what he thinks about current startup culture, and how Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, affected his view of Silicon …

Why 75 cents of every dollar spent on mobile advertising is spent on iPhone and iPad

The booming mobile advertising market grew from $1.4 billion in 2011 to $4.1 billion in 2012, and it’s projected to hit a massive $7.3 billion in 2013.<p>And almost all of it is spent on Apple’s ecosystem.<p>There’s a reason that even though Android has almost caught up to iOS in downloads, it’s still …

These Google, Apple, And Facebook Employees Ride Their Bikes For 1.5 to 3 Hours To Get To Work

But that's not the only way employees at top notch tech companies get around.<p>SF2G is a loosely organized group of bikers who commute together from San Francisco to their respective tech offices in Silicon Valley.<p>We first heard about the group thanks to Matt Sarnecki, who wrote a great piece on SF2G …

Where Are The Women VCs That Blog?

<i>As gatekeepers of venture capital, where are the women in venture capital who blog?</i><p>Thought leadership in technology, entrepreneurship and business is established by blogging and tweeting. Unfortunately, the blog rolls of venture capitalists are filled with mostly, well, men ranging from the …

Publishers Like Facebook and Twitter Topped Networks Like Google and Apple for US Mobile Display Ads in 2012

Mobile publishers such as Facebook, Pandora, and Twitter are taking over the US mobile display advertising market from ad networks such as Google, Millennial Media, and Apple. In fact, publishers now control the majority of the segment, moving from 39 percent of US mobile ad spending in 2011 to 52 …

Foursquare’s Upcoming iOS Release Is A Pivotal Moment For The Company, As In It’s “Now Or Never”

We all know the Foursquare story quite well: The app launched at SXSW four years ago, and a fair amount of people have been using it to check-in ever since. The company is releasing a new version of its flagship iOS app, which will put those 3.5 billion check-ins in the forefront with search and …

Marissa Mayer

On June 18th, I got the call.<p>“I’m doing a CEO search. It’s a Fortune 500 company. It’s in the consumer Internet space. It’s in Silicon Valley—you …

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Travel Industry

Travel fragmentation is extending to mobile

<b>NB:</b> This is a viewpoint from Alicia Jao, president of TravelNerd.<p>Mobile continues to be a vital new frontier for most travel companies. With …

Social products win with utility, not invites (Guest Post)

<i>[Note from Andrew: I’ve recently traded a series of interesting emails on the evolution of social products and how the things that worked years ago-</i> …

Re-imagining the mobile use case

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)<p>Google recently released the results of a new study on mobile search and conversions. Along with Nielsen, Google analyzed …

Mobile

Virality Is The X-Factor Of Mobile-First Business Apps

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Joe Floyd is a VC investor at Emergence Capital Partners.</i> <i>Follow him on Twitter</i> <i>@thejoefloyd.</i><p>Away from the fickle eyes of consumers, deep in the basement of app stores, enterprise mobile apps are fighting each other for the attention of business users.<p>Given the restrictions of their …