Nokia’s App Social, Solving The Mobile App Discovery Problem

Apps rule the mobile world and it’s getting more difficult by the week to discover new apps. As we wrap up 2013, it’s time for tech blogs to publish their top apps articles. I’m sure after Christmas when everyone has unwrapped their new smartphone the big question will be, “What is your favorite app?” or What is the best app for preving docs”, or “editing photos”. Those are common questions online and offline, and it’s not getting easier.

Recently, I was having a conversion with a teacher who was complaining about all the educational mobile apps, and how it would be [...]

#startupschool notes: Chase Adam, Founder, Watsi

Chase Adam, Founder, Watsi
Informational vs. Motivational
With non profits it's hard to know if you succeeding or failing
This is one advantage of being small nonprofit, take risk, do what you want
Decided to be transparent
100% donation
Minima fundraising
No founders or cofounders titles
Hackernews post starts media wave
What they got out of YC: focus, focus on one metric, a network, stamp of approval
Fund raise for three months
Watsi is selling a vision
Find something you work on that you care about more than yourself.

Guest Post: Microsoft Socl: The Upcoming Social Network Project

About the author: Alia Haley is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on technology and luxury.
Beside this she is fond of games. She recently bought a Gaming Mouse for herself. These days she is
busy in writing an article on Suzuki Motorcycles.

There was a murmur heard in the Microsoft camp a couple of weeks before about the social networking project being carried out by the company. Later these things embarked at a place called with a name Tulalip. The fact of the matter is that Tulalip happens to be a website which allows you everything right from getting any information to [...]

Guest Post: What does Google+ Need to Fix?

Guest Post Author:

Paul works in the marketing department for CliqStudios, a cabinet manufacturer that sells white kitchen cabinets and more factory-direct, and is a blogger and Apple fanatic.

We all know of Google’s dubbed “Facebook killer” called Google+ that has, in fact, failed to kill Facebook. We also know that the success of Google+ is also highly debated. Sure, it sports over 40 million users, but only a fraction of those users actually remain active. In contrast, as of last September, Facebook has over 800 million active users worldwide.
So, what went wrong for Google+?

Guest post: How Google+’s Integration Of Blogger Attempts To Legitimize The Web

Guest post author:

Francis Santos is a writer and blogger for Benchmark Email and can be found on Twitter.

A few months ago, internet users suddenly found a big black bar across their browser windows whenever they accessed Google’s services. Standing out in stark contrast to the gargantuan corporation’s usual light colored palette, this bar became “Google Control Central.” This was the first step in a comprehensive effort to harmonize all of Google’s far-flung serviceswhich range from search and translation to email and social networking.

Blogger users should now identify [...]

How to introduce yourself when making cold calls & emails to build valuable relationships

flickr photo by By marc falardeau

I guess this is a good/bad problem to have but since the Black In America 4 showing on CNN, emails and phones have been flowing in like crazy. A lot from entrepreneurs pitching their ideas, or entrepreneurs looking for a designer, developer or just help get started (See NewME Community for help) . Other calls and emails have been from people wanting to know more about NewME Accelerator. A few have been from investors or Venture Capitalist and then there are the feedback calls and emails saying you should do this or that. In the mix of it all, there's [...]