Entrepreneurs: a Source of Expertise and Inspiration

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We at GigaOM believe entrepreneurs are more than a source for news — they are a source of expertise and inspiration. Expertise and inspiration that should be shared as far and wide as possible. After all, many ideas that work for a small, sleep-deprived team in a company that is keeping a vigilant eye on its burn rate will not only work for your team, but they can help you be more nimble and effective.

With that in mind, we proudly unveil the pilot episode of GigaOM’s new ongoing video series, “See Founders Run.” No, we don’t take them out for a quick 5k jog (note to self: totally do a foot race video show). Rather, we sit down with startup founders and other entrepreneurs and find out how they run different aspects of their companies so that we can pass that firsthand knowledge on to you.

In our inaugural…

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Mobify launches tablet optomisation tool for websites

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Tablets are finding their way into more homes, and they’re proving to be quite the ecommerce tool, helping boost sales for many retailers better than desktop and smartphones in some cases. But many big sites aren’t optimized for tablets; instead, relying on native tablet apps or just the regular desktop site.

Mobify, a Vancouver, Canada-based startup, is betting that companies are prepared to optimize their websites for tablet use in much the same way many have modified their sites to be consumed on smartphones. The company, which already helps optimize 20,000 websites for mobile phone usage, is releasing a tablet-optimization product that makes it easy for a site to convert to a more tablet-friendly design. Mobify joins other HTML5 publishing solutions like OnSwipe and Pressly that are helping websites optimize for tablets.

The Mobify tablet product simplifies the layout, reduces load times, optimizes text and introduces a gesture-based UI. Sites…

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Product evaluation and negotiation skills

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In my first post of this series, I wrote about some common myths that stop would-be entrepreneurs. This post outlines how to make a list of potential product ideas, determine which one is best, and get the ball rolling on finding a supplier.

Since you’re reading a blog post about starting your own business, we’ve already established that you aren’t satisfied with hate your job because:

  • your boss is an idiot
  • you don’t get paid enough
  • you work too many hours
  • you’re underappreciated
  • you’re bored
  • all of the above

I’m going to give you a crash course in idea generation and product development. It’s not the risky, dark art that “they” want you to think it is – once you know the key steps and some good tools, it’s as easy as…dealing with China.

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Outsource Manufacturing Company ‘Enphase’ To Expand Headquarters In Pealuma

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The company Enphase raised more than twenty million dollars from Angel Investors to launch their new product on the global market . This is an optimal time to raise awareness of their IPO since the launch of Facebook has taken a large share of the original market.

Their original investment was an upfront payment which was set to add to the cost of microinverters, the key to making them go global and popularize them amongst the online community, thus reaching a larger audience.

The company, which was found in two thousand and six, is the creator of microinverters. A microinferter is able to measure the direct current which when stored inside solar panels will feed power grids.

The design has been labeled controversial as an ineffective way to track, improve and pin point power output solar displays. Over ten percent of sales have come from Canada while a large amount…

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The Google Plus One Button And How It Helps Your SEO Rank

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There sure has been a load of talk over the Google Plus project, although not as much recently, but how much does their new ‘Plus One Button’ boost a websites SEO rank?

Website like Mashable (see here) proclaim the plus one button has an “indirect effect on your site’s search rank.”

While we are not quite sure why they would use the word ‘indirect’ we do know the button has a positive and long lasting effect on any website.

The same way the twitter tweet button files your tweets in twitters search index; Google works the exact same way. Well, we should not say exact because these are two different networks but they are similar nonetheless.

The number of plus ones is not as important as the quality of each plus one you receive. With this being said, the more plus ones you receive; the more likely you are to…

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The social media fulfillment pyramid

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This article was written by Kristin DelMuto. She is currently a senior at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts. In May 2012 she will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. Kristin is very eager to get started in the world. She has always known she would want to be working in the Entertainment industry. She would love to pursue a career in Entertainment and move to Los Angeles, California or New York City. In the past, Kristin has been an intern at Picture This Television, a small production company based in New York City. Currently, she is an intern for Boston’s Hit Music Radio Station, Kiss 108 FM. While she is very open to what field in Entertainment she would like to focus on, the music industry is a number one goal of hers. She does have a little bit of musical background and skills, but since…

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