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Google Purchase Nest a Good deal?

Why Google Purchase Nest for $3.2 billion?  Google clearly saw this as a good investment.  However something is off, $3.2 billion is more than snap chat recently turned down, and three times what Tumbler sold to Yahoo for.   Nest is not a social media platform unlike Snapchat and Tumbler.  However with an alexa rank 14,190 nest is not even in the same league as Tumblrs 34  which peaked at 20  during sale. However it is similar to Snapchat 14,768.    Nest             14,190       $3.2 billion   Sold Snapchat   14,768        $3 billion      Declined […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 0 comments · News, Research

Tech startup’s guide to European accelerators and incubators

For most of the visionary but broke and unexperienced tech entrepreneurs, accelerators and incubators are still the most viable sources of mentorship and cash to pay for electricity and pizzas. Though they keep growing in number and the size of funding for start ups continues to increase, they are still scarce, given the huge number of entrepreneurs out there seeking tech funds. Acceptance rates to accelerator programs are really low, even lower than average in Europe. So, it is crucial to do your homework and carefully study which accelerator offers the resources that play to your best advantage, and how you must pitch to them. To make the task a bit quicker we […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 0 comments · How To Guide, News, Reviews, Tools

Aslanoba Capital buys minority stake in Webrazzi

It has just been announced on the Webrazzi website that Aslanoba Capital bought a minority stake in the popular European Tech Blog. Webrazzi announced today that it partners with Aslanoba Capital, a leading VC in Turkey, to expand its operations across Eastern European and MENA regions. As a part of the deal, Hasan Aslanoba, founder and the CEO of Aslanoba Capital has acquired 15% of Webrazzi shares owned by Arda Kutsal, the founder of the blog. The partnership is expected to boost leading Turkish tech blog’s growth to become a regional leader as a provider of high-quality technology news content and networking […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Case Studies, News, Research

Square And Google ARE in Acquisition Talks!!!

The WSJ is reported that that payments company Square talked to Google about selling their company. TechCrunch claim that these Acquisition Talks never happened. I say there is no smoke without fire. However there have been several reports in the last few weeks that show very clearly that Square have been in talks.  And not just Google, Square have been in talks with Apple too.  It is apparent though that Square would rather sell to Apple, and that any attempt at reaching a deal is looking like a shot in the dark. Co-founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Square has raised over $300 million […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 0 comments · News, Research

Google Dedicate Doodle to Charlotte Brontë

Todays Google Doodle is Dedicated to Charlotte Brontë.  Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell. The Brontës’ father was an Irish clergyman who changed his name to Brontë from Brunty or Prunty. He sent his daughters to the Clergy Daughters’ school in Lancashire where conditions were so bad that it led to the deaths of Charlotte’s elder sisters, Maria and Elizabeth. The school was the inspiration for Lowood School in Jane Eyre. […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 0 comments · News, Research

MITX What’s Next Awards Finalists

Today the finalist in the Best Innovation in Shopping/Commerce Product category for the MITX What’s Next Awards have been announced. Bringing together the top marketers and innovators, the MITX What’s Next Awards are about the most exciting tech, creative, and digital marketing inventions in the region. Since 1996 the MITX Award shows have grown to become the largest and most prestigious awards competitions in the country for marketing innovations, celebrating the best creative and technological accomplishments emerging from New England. “The finalists that emerged from an unprecedented number of submissions received for this year’s MITX What’s Next Awards demonstrate the creativity […]

by · April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · News, Research

LG Get Pointless Award for Door-in-Door

LG Electronics’ have created a 4-Door French-Door Refrigerator with Door-in-Door® technology.  Hmm.  This has been tipped as one of the “30 Most Innovative Products for 2014 but I’m not so sure it’s that amazing.  I still need a little convincing.  Leading home and family special interest magazine Better Homes and Gardens: Kitchen + Bath Ideas. Every year they announce the 30 Most Innovative Products listing features Better Homes and Gardens editors’ top picks.   These products tend to combine smart function,  cutting-edge technology with great style. LG’s 4-Door French-Door Refrigerator got the honor for its pioneering Door-in-Door technology that allows quick and easy access to snacks and […]

by · April 18, 2014 · 0 comments · News, Reviews

Joint Venture Success like Beales and Macys

I was having coffee in our local Beales (a department store)  Founder: John Elmes Beale in 1881.  This store was the first in a major chain in the UK.  Beales were the first ever store to put a Santa in store. Mr Beales was good friends with Mr Macy.  They helped each other out, they shared business plans and strategies.  John Beales son spent two years working for Macy’s New York.  Both of these stores were successful.  And Both are now successful chains.  Macy’s having done allot better with over 700 stores compared to Beales 30. Macy’s is known for its […]

Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Alexa Rank Battle for Top

I was introduced to Facebook When in my first University.  I instantly saw its power.  it was simple and a bit boring to begin with.  Yet it was the fastest site that I had ever used and extremely user friendly.  Although plain and boring unlike its competitors, Facebook was personalised very fast. Within about an hour or two I had my Facebook setup to the same as both my Myspace and Bebo.  It took me about a year to get Bebo and myspace how I liked, but with Facebook I had everything done in two hours. For my age group […]

by · April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Case Studies, Research

Peaches Geldof Dead RIP

I just learned that someone I met only once has just been found dead.  RIP Peaches Geldof has been found Dead.  I am very sad right now.  I do not claim to know her as a friend. When I first went of to Uni I met her briefly and she was a very nice person. TV presenter Peaches Geldof, second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, has died aged 25, leaving a husband and two sons. “We are beyond pain,” said her father, confirming her death. “She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all […]

by · April 7, 2014 · 1 comment · My Journey, News