New York’s Revlayer is one of several companies aiming to solve a problem for site owners: how do you make money off the YouTube videos you’re embedding? This is especially relevant to large tech blogs, which devote valuable screen real estate to gadget videos, but must rely on banner ads […]
NY entrepreneur and CenterNetworks blogger Allen Stern reviews two companies that presented at last night’s MeetUp. His skinny:
Didn’t make it to last night’s Social Networking Meetup? Neither did we. CenterNetworks’ Allen Stern has a summary of the presentations and some advice for entrepreneurs: speak up! Apparently a few companies did such a bad job with their demos that people “began their own meetup in the back.” Could […]
NYC-based Mobile shopping service GPShopper has closed a Series A round led by Allen & Co. Terms were not disclosed. We can tell you that GPShopper’s main product is its Slifter app, which is supposed to let users know which nearby store has stocked the product they’re looking for. Release, […]
“i tell ya – some bloggers just kill me with what they write – it’s as if they have just not a clue.” — CenterNetworks‘ Allen Stern. We hear ya — as long as you’re not talking about us!
CenterNetworks’ Allen Stern journeyed out to San Francisco to join the throng this week at TechCrunch40, Mike Arrington and Jason Calacanis’ startup showcase/schmooze. His review: Excellent event, but bogus competition! Allen can’t figure out why online financial service Mint won the $50,000 prize, but shares his curmudgeonly suspicions:
Last month, NY Tech Meetup organiser Scott Heiferman couldn’t find enough companies to show off. This month, the Meetup CEO and recently cashed-out Fotolog founder got flooded: Tonight’s meetup will feature 10 presentations, twice the usual amount. “A nutty one tonight,” he promises. Showing off their goods:
Vonage (VG) is in a tough spot: it’s still burning tons of cash on marketing, losing share to cable giants like Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and fighting a patent war with Verizon.
Here’s a nice example of the lengths companies (and bankers) will go to to airbrush themselves. Judging from the poetic licence Glam’s bankers (Bank of America and Allen & Co.) have taken in a leaked pitch-rag, Glam is marketing its $200 million private placement to people who don’t know the […]