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Big Data Analytics Takes a Step Towards Apache Spark

Oct 21, 2014

Hadoop and MapReduce were never designed for...

Nielsen Report: The Data Driven Future of Television Advertising

Mar 11, 2014

It's nice to see Nielsen catch up. In a...

NiceMeeting Introduces Second Screen Technology for Live Events

Aug 26, 2013

Guest post from Bay Area Startup Directory...

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IZEA Completes $12 Million Private Placement

Feb 24, 2014

Orlando, Florida (February 24, 2014) – IZEA, Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA), the leader in Sponsored...

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Feb 23, 2014

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Think Small Screen for More Interactive Presentations

Posted on Jul 26, 2013

Here's an article from Nice Meeting, a company in our Bay Area Startup Directory portfolio. Nice Meeting provides live event technology that pushes hard-to-see Powerpoint slides to mobile devices, so everyone can see the slides, and for more interactive presentations. We've all been there - slides that are too dense, or we're sitting too far away from the screen. Organizers try to mitigate by setting up multiple projection screens, but it seems sort of silly, when most everyone has a...

Will SEC Take Away Angel's Punch?

Posted on Jul 25, 2013

The JOBS Act good news: SEC has ended the ban on general solicitation of capital for startup securities. …and the bad news: SEC replaced self-certification with a financial disclosure scheme that requires would-be angels to disclose sensitive financial information. Before the Jumpstart Our Business Startups ("JOBS") act, angels went to pitch contests, met startup entrepreneurs through their networks, and made their own individual decisions to invest or not invest in companies. Imagine...

SEC Approves Startup Fundraising General Solicitation

Posted on Jul 12, 2013

On July 10, the Securities and Exchange Commission finalized its rule on generalized solicitation for startups—effective in mid-September (60 business days after publication in the Federal Register)—permitting founders to solicit funds from non-accredited investors. This huge change means that startups will be able to advertise that they are seeking funds under the provisions of the JOBS Act passed by Congress last year. For more details on the perceived pros and cons, read the...

Apple Baked by Antitrust Judge

Posted on Jul 11, 2013

The court ruling on July 10 that Apple colluded with five major publishers boggles my mind, and I don't quite know how to reconcile it with the many new businesses and product lines I have rolled out in my career. Ever mindful of the Robinson-Patman Act, I routinely advised my clients not to meet with, confer, or share any aspect of their pricing or marketing plans with anyone remotely a competitor. Now, it seems, it would be a violation to simply set those ground rules in the interest of...

First Quarter Advertising Expenditures Down Slightly

Posted on Jul 8, 2013

New data from Kantar Media shows that total advertising expenditures in the first quarter of this year were down 0.1 percent from a year ago, clocking in at $30.2 billion. Kantar's report did not include figures for Internet display advertising due to changes in measurement methodologies. The firm says those numbers will return for the second quarter report. Newspaper media spending continued to be pummeled, hurt by reductions in spending in the financial services and motion picture...

Bay Area Startup Directory

Platfora

http://www.platfora.com

Oct 20, 2014

Maplace.co

http://www.maplace.co

Mar 12, 2014

Petalbum

http://www.petalbum.net

Mar 2, 2014

GoodData

http://www.gooddata.com/

Feb 21, 2014

NiceMeeting

http://www.nicemeeting.com/

Feb 21, 2014

Hiplead

http://www.hiplead.com/

Feb 21, 2014

Berkeley Ventures

http://www.berkeleyventures.com/

Feb 20, 2014

Muse Melody

http://www.musemelody.com

Feb 21, 2014

UC Berkeley Startup Accelerator

http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/resources/ucbsa.html

Feb 20, 2014

NiceMeeting

http://www.nicemeeting.com/

Feb 21, 2014

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IZEA Completes $12 Million Private Placement

Feb 24, 2014

Orlando, Florida (February 24, 2014) – IZEA, Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA), the leader in Sponsored Social, today announced the closing of its previously announced $12.0 million private placement of common stock and warrants. The round was led by Special Situations Funds with participation by... continue reading

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