Venture Capital

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Should You Use Kickstarter Instead of Venture Capital?

First of all I did not even consider using Kickstarter to fund a company until a friend of mine pointed out that he was … [Read More...]

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What We Are Up to Now?

Friends and family, With the holidays and end of year coming up I thought timing would be right to let you know what … [Read More...]



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Online Business

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Zillow to Buy Trulia for $3.5 Billion in Stock

Zillow was founded in 2005 and is public on the Nasdaq under the symbol Z. Trulia was founded in 2005 and is public on … [Read More...]

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Facebook Buys Oculus VR – Deal Points Here

In 2012 Facebook bought Instagram for $1 Billion. Earlier this year, in February, Facebook paid $19 Billion for … [Read More...]



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Internet Stocks

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Does it Make Sense for GoPro Stockholders to take $213.6 Million?

GoPro recently went public on the Nasdaq:GPRO. Regardless of whether you think it is worth the current valuation or … [Read More...]

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Is Groupon a Sleeper?

Groupon (Nasdaq:GRPN) has seen better days. The stock price has also seen worse days. Lately it has been hovering closer … [Read More...]




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Online Marketing

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.COM Domains No Longer Matter as Much as they Used To

Here is why I believe .COM does not matter anymore, or let's just say it does not matter as much as it use to. This … [Read More...]

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How to Advertise on Twitter

Determining how to target your advertising on platforms such as AdWords and Twitter Ads can be confusing. I recently … [Read More...]




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Zillow to Buy Trulia for $3.5 Billion in Stock

Zillow was founded in 2005 and is public on the Nasdaq under the symbol Z. Trulia was founded in 2005 and is public on the NYSE under the symbol TRLA. Zillow announced today, 7/28/14, that they would purchase Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock, although the deal is not going to close until sometime in […]

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Are you ready for Shark week?

Shark week begins August 10th. It is impressed that “Shark week“, as it is called, has become as popular as it has. Discovery channel created Shark week back in 1987. There are two interesting Facts It is not just a one time show, but is a week long event and the longest running cable television […]

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Does it Make Sense for GoPro Stockholders to take $213.6 Million?

GoPro recently went public on the Nasdaq:GPRO. Regardless of whether you think it is worth the current valuation or not, what do you think about the stock sold and by whom? Typically we think of a company going public as a way to raise money for the company itself. For example, let us assume a […]

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Is Groupon a Sleeper?

Groupon (Nasdaq:GRPN) has seen better days. The stock price has also seen worse days. Lately it has been hovering closer to it’s all time low than the all time high. Recently the stock price took another dip and it was said to have been due to the Illinois sales tax. I have read many articles […]

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$1.99 GoDaddy Domain Coupon

It’s back. The $1.99 domain coupon has returned. For the last 2 months domains at GoDaddy were $2.95 but now for the month of May they are just $1.99. We keep a list of all the latest deals that are offered and update them monthly, weekly and in some cases daily. Keep an eye out […]

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Losing over $400 Million by Deploying Buggy Code

This story was sent to me by Chris. It is an article written by Doug Seven entitled Knightmare: A DevOps Cautionary Tale. It is a well written explanation of how a company, Knight Capital Group which is now Knight Capital Holdings (NYSE:KCG), lost over $400 million in 45 minutes. The loss was due to an […]

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Where are they now? GRUB, RUBI, 2U

Three companies I wrote about this year that went public are GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB), Rubicon Project (NYSE:RUBI) and 2U (Nasdaq:TWOU). Let us start with the first to go public out of this group and see where they are now. 2U : TWOU As you can see from the chart there has not been too much volatility. […]

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GrubHub Goes Public

GrubHub goes public today 4/4/14. They priced 7.4 million shares at $26 per share. That would put their market capitalization around $2 Billion. Ticker symbol will be GRUB on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:GRUB). Grubhub is Profitable

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5 Easy Steps to Create Your Own Billion Dollar Company

Now you may think this is a joke and you may giggle after reading the incredibly easy 5 steps. However after you read the steps be sure to look at the case study of how one company followed the steps, loses money, and is now worth $6 Billion. 5 Easy Steps 1. Create a Product […]

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IPO for Rubicon Project

The Rubicon Project company has been around for quite a while. We wrote about how to use their platform on your own site and setup networks within Rubicon Project to earn revenue and maximize your websites ad space, and other items of note about Rubicon. In our opinion they provide an impressive platform. Now Rubicon […]