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Funding NYC Tech Startups

First Round Capital’s Chris Fralic discusses New York City startup trends. He speaks with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television’s “Money Moves.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Companies Take to Twitter: Will Investors Benefit?

Stanford’s Beth Blankespoor discusses how companies are using Twitter to communicate with investors. She speaks with Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)

The Music Licensing Industry 2013 – Infographic

The Music Licensing Directory has just released an Infographic report providing detailed analysis of the current state of the Music Licensing Industry. The report provides insightful data on the global multi-billion dollar music licensing industry, and highlights the prolific use of retitling amongst music licensing companies, as well as the size of the industry and current trends and roles within music licensing. Continue reading

Get In Line: Companies Shop The Startup Market

Megan Hughes reports on companies looking for StartUp’s talent. She reports on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Investment Practices In The Fashion Tech Industry – Infographic

FashionTech is one of the most exciting industries today, but how much is really known about investment practices? This infographic based on Helium Magazine’s FashionTech 2012 Industry Report crunches the data on what FashionTech companies got funding last year. Continue reading

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This infographic takes a look at the companies Americans say they hate, but investors love.

CEO’s On Social Media – Statistics – Infographic

Only 47.4 % of CEOs participate on social media sites. 79% of Inc 500 CEOs and 30% of Fortune 500 CEOs have a presence on at least one social media network. 81% of employees believe that CEOs who engage on social media are better equipped to lead companies in the Web 2.0 World Continue reading

How Companies Structure Social Media Teams – Infographic

Learn how much efforts businesses are putting in their social media campaigns. How many people they have employed for their social media campaigns, what qualities employers look for in social media experts by our detailed infographic on How Organizations Structure their social media teams.

Source: Go-Gulf.com

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Three Famous Tech Companies That Went Bankrupt – Infographic

Wang Laboratories, First Virtual, and Napster may sound familiar. Or you may never have heard of them. Each company changed the way we use computers. But not all fairy tales have happy endings—each fell victim to corporate bankruptcy in the end.

Source: Visual.ly, Total Bankruptcy

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Companies Boosting Workforce Productivity – Infographic

A recent survey sponsored by Paychex and conducted by the Research Services division of CFO Publishing reveals that the majority of mid-market U.S. companies plan to maximize workforce performance and productivity by improving their HR functions, making better use of technology, hiring highly-skilled workers, and improving their ability to recruit, train, and develop employees.

Source: Visual.ly, Paychex

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Social Media ROI: Brands And Managers Have No Idea – Infographic

5 shocking statistics that show the difficulty that brands and managers have in measuring social media return on investment (ROI).

Source: Visual.ly, AndrewMacarthy.com

What Makes A Graphic Designer Tick – Infographic

99designs, the largest online graphic design marketplace, surveyed 2,379 graphic designers around the world to find out what makes them tick professionally – and to come away with tips for how clients can most effectively work with them. Check out our illuminating results in this interactive infographic!

Source: Visual.ly, 99designs.com

Is Your Company’s Network Ready To Mobilize – Infographic

Today’s average worker is carrying more than three mobile devices. Learn how a more mobile workforce is affecting the network.

Source: Visual.ly

 

VC Term Sheet Decoded – Infographic

Ready to raise capital? For many new businesses, this can mean approaching venture capitalists for startup funding. And if you’re lucky enough to get them interested, you will be introduced to a term sheet. The term sheet is, in the simplest terms, the contract between investors and companies raising capital. It includes stipulations on who owns how much of the company, the terms under which the investors will supply the capital you need, and who gets what when the company is either sold or taken public.

Here we decode the most important parts of the VC term sheet with the help of Jason Mendelson, co-author of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist. This is the first step to building a knowledge base to have your funding conversations end on a note where everyone feels they are a part of a fair business deal.

Source: OpenForum.com

Internet Giants Create Lobby Group To Support Common Interests

Facebook, Google, and Amazon are among the first 14 companies included in The Internet Association, a trade organization launched Wednesday that will lobby on behalf of online companies to promote their interests in Washington.

The Internet Association said it will serve as a place where the nation’s top Internet companies — normally competitors — can come together to fight for their common goals: protecting Internet freedom, encouraging innovation and economic growth and preserving the rights of users, according an association statement.

To achieve those goals, The Internet Association will advocate for and against new laws, hold educational sessions to teach policymakers about Internet issues and argue for the Internet’s importance to the economy.

“A free and innovative Internet is vital to our nation’s economic growth,” said Michael Beckerman, president and CEO of The Internet Association. “These companies are all fierce competitors in the market place, but they recognize the Internet needs a unified voice in Washington. They understand the future of the Internet is at stake and that we must work together to protect it.”

Companies joining Facebook, Google and Amazon in The Internet Association include AOL, eBay, Expedia, IAC, LinkedIn, Monster Worldwide, Rackspace, salesforce.com, TripAdvisor, Yahoo and Zynga.

While The Internet Association claims it will work “in partnership with Main Street businesses and individual users,” it remains to be seen how it will become involved in privacy disputes between users and the involved companies.

The Internet Association, which has been in the works for months, comes less than a year after many of the member companies came out against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). If the member companies see a similar legislative threat in the future, the association will serve as a forum for coordinated effort against it.

Many of the Internet companies involved in the association have also been hiring seasoned public policy veterans to expand their influence in Washington.

Leslie Harris, president of the Center for Democracy and Technology, welcomed The Internet Association’s creation.

“The Internet Association represents companies at the forefront of the Internet revolution that are fueling new opportunities for economic growth, civic engagement, and free expression in every state in the nation,” Harris said. “These companies have a crucial role to play in educating policymakers about how what happens in Washington affects online innovation and the ability of Internet-based services to empower citizens and communities across the country.”

Do you think the country’s biggest technology companies should have more of a voice in government?

Source: Mashable.com