Google maps are changing the future. Not just the future of the flow of road traffic but they are increasingly controlling the flow of dollars to businesses too.
Unless you are taking control of driving the traffic to you, the revenues are going to the competition…
The Google Advantage
The bulk of venture capital continues to go to a few select destinations, with Silicon Valley startups traditionally scooping up 40% of all funding. What about those who don't want to head here, find it too expensive, believe a real shift may be in play already or who just hate earthquakes?
Serial entrepreneurs may not think they need the structure of an incubator space to propel their business ideas forward, but newbie college dropout or veteran business owner there are many advantages to incubators. As a new entrepreneur is it smart to move your fledgling startup into an incubator to spur success?
Yes, you bootstrap your new business from home in your pajamas without having to deal with all the geek wiz kids and novices but you will definitely miss out on the many benefits one of these programs can offer.
Microsoft may not be the trendiest name on the block any more but whether you are rushing to get your hands on the new Surface tablet or not, the brainchild of Bill Gates still certainly has a lot to teach entrepreneurs and tech businesses about strategy.
Two new and important email marketing opportunities have risen in the last 48 hours and you can't afford to overlook them!
Netflix claims the London Olympics is the reason for their massive 25% drop in streaming since the games started. Does this just signal a new permanent trend and how can businesses avoid punches like these in the future?
As Custom Toll Free predicted last week new leaks report an official iPhone 5 launch announcement in the next few weeks, though marketers may be wise to tweak their strategies in order to stay on top through 2013…
Fox News reported yesterday that an official iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPod nano and final version of iOS 6 announcement is expected on September 12th, with an actual launch on September 21st.
If even the largest tech giants can fail horribly with the launch of their products and services how can smaller players ensure the success of theirs?
According to one tech blog this week, four of the biggest technology failures of all time include:
You don't have to be a "tree hugger" to recognize that being green is rapidly becoming an important, distinguishing factor in businesses. This will determine which are going to stay on top and those which are going to flop. So is your organization doing enough to stay in the lead and keep the green flowing?
Just look at Apple. Despite being the tech giant, local California governments recently announced it will no longer be acquiring Apple products because they do not meet EPEAT requirements. That's a huge hit no matter how large your revenues and certainly does nothing for brand image.
Could the world's favorite Internet phone service Skype become disconnected and what does that mean for the thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs who rely on it every day?
A PC Mag columnist raised the alarm this week, speculating that Skype could be the next victim of Microsoft's strategy of buying and leaving companies for dead, following the firm's $6.3 billion squandered on aQuantitive.