It was the last question of the night and it hushed the entire room. An entrepreneur expressed his aggravation about the FDA’s antiquated regulatory environment for AI-enabled devices to Dr. Joel Stein of Columbia University. Stein a leader in rehabilitative robotic medicine, sympathized with the startup knowing full well that tomorrow’s exoskeletons will rely heavily on machine […]
Long time restaurant review destination Zagat has been acquired The Infatuation, another restaurant review business. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Google had previously purchased Zagat in 2011 for a reported $151M. “We’re thrilled by this opportunity to acquire such a pioneering and trusted restaurant guide as Zagat,” said Chris Stang, The Infatuation’s Cofounder […]
Every new business or product owner wants to attract the broadest possible audience, so they are prone to adding more features, multiple sales channels and appealing to every demographic. Unfortunately, often the result is potential customers who are confused and the limited resources of your business are spread too thin. This causes customers and investors […]
Many companies are caught up in search engine optimization, but this approach belongs in the past. In my 15 years working with SEO, I’ve watched the process evolve from a black hat spam tactic into a nuanced, quality-based marketing strategy —and that evolution has only just begun. New algorithms increasingly account for user behavior metrics, such […]
To an eager entrepreneur, it can seem like demand for certain products will never die. However, there are certain categories that that are no longer making room for improvement from newer startups.
The strategy development process is by far, the most important element of the social media planning process. In fact, it may be the most important element of your social media presence in general. Without a strategy–and without regularly checking in to make sure you’re staying on strategy–your social media presence will often end up as a […]
Artificial intelligence has become so ubiquitous these days that we barely realize when we’re using it. Sophisticated algorithms help Siri locate the nearest grocery store and tell us what movies to watch; they also determine what ads we see and whether or not we’re given a bank loan. Sure, AI is making our lives better—but […]
As a businessperson, however, the problem with this busy stage is that social media can often fall to the backburner. I have seen this happen with far too many companies, particularly small-to-midsize businesses with 1 to 2 people running the show. There’s always a lot going on, there’s always events approaching and orders to fill, and there’s always meetings to be had or deadlines to hit.
Our global population is devouring food in record numbers, depleting valuable resources at alarming rates. The romantic vision of a family farm is more of a postcard of our nostalgic past. Today, agriculture is big business that relies heavily on data driven technologies and robotics to maximize yield. Mark Bryant is a farmer in Ohio […]
In late 2013, Aileen Lee wrote a seminal article in TechCrunch where she coined the term “Unicorn” as a “U.S. based software company”. It began in 2003 and was valued at over $1 billion by public and private investors. In the article, it was noted that only 39 Unicorns had been created in those 10+ […]
There’s a coming scrum that will involve all the major Internet giants, and the stakes are just being set now. It’s a fight for video footprint; specifically, for off-network video distribution and monetization. And it has heated up significantly over the past year, driven by a handful of expensive acquisitions and internal build-outs. This same […]