7 recent QR Code marketing examples by major brands, music artist and publications

Sometimes I just chuckle and just shake my head when I see tweets or hear complaints and rants about how QR Codes suck, or don't use QR Codes for this or that and my personal favorite, NFC is better than QR Codes, especially when it comes from "thought leaders" or a super savvy "social media guys/gals". I chuckle because there's a huge educational curve for QR Codes to go main stream in the USA but they have taken off and proven valuable as when have seen over the years in Japan/China with all of their smart technology. Personally I think the biggest problem for some marketers is that no one [...]

For startups, age, gender and if you have a cofounder matters

Findings from a survey of 300 founders helped answer three leading questions – are co-founders more successful than single founders, does age matter, and are repeat founders more likely to be successful than first time founders. Age and gender are two hotly debated subjects in the startup world right now.

Not surprisingly perhaps, 84%-89% of successful startups tend to be spearheaded by co-founders, rather than single founders. Facebook is a notable example of a “suite” of successful co-founders while Zynga is an example of a single founder.

The data seems to suggest that younger [...]

The Startup Genome Report – infographic

If you're a startup or a single entrepreneur you need to take a look at the infographic by kissmetrics in partnership with blackbox where they collected data from over 650 startups for The Startup Genome Report. Take a look bellow.

1. Founders that learn are more successful: Startups that have helpful mentors, track metrics effectively, and learn from startup thought leaders raise 7x more money and have 3.5x better user growth.
2. Startups that pivot once or twice times raise 2.5x more money, have 3.6x better user growth, and are 52% less likely to scale prematurely than startups that [...]

Tagged, Google, InteractiveOne and More Line Up to Sponsor NewME Accelerator #BOOM

Originally posted on BlackWeb 2.0 by Angela Benton

Important Note:  You may see Angela and I say #BOOM consistently in the coming weeks and throughout the summer, it's our version of the fist bump, lol :)

We are just a couple of weeks out at this point and we are still in awe about the amount of support that we've gotten not only from speakers and mentors but also from the people who are financially and resourcefully helping to make this historic program happen.  When we first conceptualized even putting something like this together we knew it was a huge idea, and to be frank I was [...]

The Geosocial Universe 2.0 via JESS3™ – infographics

Geosocial is huge trend that continues to entertain us all. As we all know, things change incredibly quickly in the world of the internet, so we decided to update our infographic The Geosocial Universe a few months short of the one year anniversary of its first iteration

 

The Geosocial Universe Version 2

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Podcast: TheSocialGeeks Episode 36 – Hurry and load Skype for Windows

Join Chris MillerRobert MurrayJeff SmithCorvida and myself The topics are fast and furious as we cover:

  • Twitter buying Tweetdeck
  • Kindle tablet
  • Google Music in the cloud
  • Microsoft buying Skype
  • Google I/O announcements
  • AOL enters the video chat realm
  • Netflix for Android
  • Empire Avenue

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