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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

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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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Pleasanton's Nice Meeting Raises $1 million in Seed Funding

Posted on Apr 18, 2013

Pleasanton-based NiceMeeting, a provider of mobile audience engagement technology, has announced a $1 million initial round of funding from RVC Seed Fund, a prestigious Russian venture fund. NiceMeeting spent two years with the MERA Labs Hi Tech incubator and is using the money to support the launch of its mobile technology to support more interactive events and live presentations. A prime target for the company is meeting and event planners. “We are very excited about our investment...

Google Top Smartphone Platform in February

Posted on Apr 8, 2013

Data released this month from comScore show that Google was the top smartphone platform in February, among U.S. smartphone subscribers age 13 and up. Based on a 3 month average ending February, 2013, Google held a 51.7 percent share of smartphone subscribers, down 2 percentage points from November, 2012. Apple was a gainer, seeing its share rise from 25 percent to 38.9 percent in the same period. BlackBerry, Microsoft and Symbian followed with a 5.4 percent, 3.2 percent and 0.5...

When 10 seconds Makes a Huge Difference

Posted on Apr 2, 2013

Reviewing a report for a PPC client before it went out the door, I was struck anew by the value of tightening up online video ads into short, high-impact, spots. Looking over first quarter results for this client, a cloud-computing B2B tech company with a significant text, banner and video ad program, showed that a 20 second video ad had significantly lower play-to-completion rates than a 10 second variant. [table id=1 /] From the table, you can see that the fall-off is steep after...

The High Tech Directory Launched

Posted on Mar 29, 2013

Consultiq is managing The High Tech Directory, a new listing service narrowly focused on startups, established companies, and organizations operating in the high technology arena, including, but not limited to, cloud computing, software, biotech and agri-tech. Submit your listing today!

Berkeley Startup Expo and Pitch Competition

Posted on Mar 26, 2013

Early-stage Berkeley companies will compete at the Innovate@Berkeley Startup Expo and Pitch Competition on Thursday, April 11th. The event takes place at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, 2086 Allston Way, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will be a startup expo, a pitch competition and a speaker panel. Tickets are $10

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

AtContent

http://www.atcontent.com

Feb 21, 2014

LendSocial

http://www.lendsocial.com/

Feb 21, 2014

Bitrix24

http://www.bitrix24.com

Feb 21, 2014

Muse Melody

http://www.musemelody.com

Feb 21, 2014

GoodData

http://www.gooddata.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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