Welcome to the first installment of our WeeklyID segment where we will be introducing you to the members of the Contactive team! To get things started, we present our clever and good-looking CEO, Iñaki Berenguer.
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My $50,000 Twitter Username Was Stolen Thanks to PayPal and GoDaddy.
“How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username” via Naoki Hiroshima on Medium
I try to be as security-conscious as possible when it comes to my identity, information security, and passwords. Reading about this type of scenario playing out in real life scares the hell out of me. Unfortunate as it was for Naoki to go through this, there are some good lessons to learn in his story and hopefully they can help others from getting hit by similar attacks.
Fresh from closing a reported $60 million from Institutional Venture Partners with the Chernin Group, valuing the Berlin-based company at $700 million,..
I love SoundCloud almost as much as I love bacon. And I love bacon. They just pushed some cool updates to their embeddable player after a big funding round supports their bacon-like awesomeness even more.
Ziv Eliraz is the Founder and CEO of Zao, social employee referral management platform. Connect with Ziv and Zao on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. BYOD: A workplace phenomenon …
A short but good summary from Ziv on how the relationship with potential candidates is changing because of BYOD.
To put it bluntly: Their work in building audiences from nothing might be unparalleled in media today.
“The 2 Teenagers Who Run the Wildly Popular Twitter Feed @HistoryInPics” via The Atlantic
I came across this story over the weekend and was fascinated by the backstory of a feed that I love to read. It’s incredible the scale that these guys were able to build using nothing but content curation on Twitter. They appear to be playing it fast and loose with their use of images, but their ability to drive genuine engagement and go viral is impressive.
I would think it would be a big fucking nightmare to have a VC on my board who simply doesn’t get what I do and yet my perception is this happens often. I know many VCs who don’t have operating experience and frankly some of them are fantastic. Simply put – I’d be in search of a VC who had an intuitive sense of my product, my customers, my organizational issues, my competitors, etc.
“What I Would Look for When Choosing a VC – Knowing What I Know Now?” via Mark Suster’s blog.
I’m at my first true startup and am voraciously reading everything I can about VC’s and how to think about funding. I think Mark did a great job in this article summarizing some of the key points I’ve read and discussed about the space in the last year.
Looks like there won’t be any big new challengers for iOS and Android this year, after Japan’s NTT DoCoMo shelved plans for a Tizen launch and Canonical conceded that no big manufacturers will release Ubuntu phones this year.