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All Those E-mails From Pinterest Are Very Good For This Guy

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SendGrid has sent 30 billion e-mails in the three years it’s been in business — and none of them are spam.

SendGrid is an e-mail cloud service hired by Pinterest, Foursquare, Hootsuite, Spotify, job sites, daily deal sites and many other companies.

About 40,000 Web applications use SendGrid, says its CEO — and Boulder startup icon — Jim Franklin. And none of it is spam because users sign up these e-mails, such as job openings, friend requests and the like.

Franklin says it even coaches its customers on how to do e-mail so people don’t report it as spam.

“One person sending e-mail to another is easy. But an app sending out e-mail is hard. E-mail is a problem for developers,” explains Franklin.

So it’s no surprise that SendGrid is growing at 10% monthly — it now sends out more than 3 billion emails per month — and it recently landed Microsoft Azure as a partner. SendGrid will now be the default e-mail service for any app using Microsoft’s cloud, Franklin says. New Azure developers qualify for 25,000 free e-mails a month.

The company is one of the shining stars of the blossoming Boulder startup scene. It began in Boulde

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WE’RE BLOWN AWAY: This Startup Could Literally Change The Entire Software Industry

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Julie Bort | Mar. 5, 2012, 12:00 PM | 227,602 All Those E-mails From Pinterest Are Very Good For This Guy This Stealth Startup Aims To Solve One Of The Biggest Problems With Online Gaming6 Cool Technologies That Will Change Your Life

Startup Numecent has come out of stealth mode today with some of the most impressive enterprise technology we’ve seen in a decade.

Plus the company is interesting for other reasons, like its business model and its founder.

Numecent offers something it calls “cloud paging” and, if successful, it could be a game-changer for enterprise software, video gaming, and smartphone apps. Red Hat thinks so. It has already partnered with the company to help it offer Windows software to Linux users.

“Cloud paging” instantly “cloudifies” any software, even an operating system like Windows itself, says founder and CEO Osman Kent. It lets any software, with no modification, be delivered from the cloud and run as fast or faster than if the app was on your desktop.

Lots of so-called “desktop virtualization” services work fast. But cloud-paging can even operate the cloud software if the PC gets disconnected from the network or Internet.

It can also turn a smartphone into a server. That means a bunch of devices like tablets can run the software — like a game — off of the smartphone.

Imagine showing up to a party and letting all your friends play the latest

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9 crowdfunding websites to help you change the world. – Webdistortion

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For many people, the thought of taking significant financial risk holds them back from jumping head-long into launching the idea that has been stuck in the recesses of their head. This little collection of crowdfunding websites and web applications are designed to take the risk out of that creativity and innovation, allowing even the little guy to do something amazing.

Who needs venture capital funding to get their idea off the ground? If you’ve been holding back because of it, you might just find there’s help out there, fueled by the community, and managed by some of these fantastic sites, which can help you fund your idea, business startup or music project.

KickStarter

URL: http://www.kickstarter.com/

KickStarter has received quite a bit of publicity recently for its efforts. Most notably the open source facebook alternative Diaspora managed to raise $10,000 in just 39 days, proving that the concept had legs, and that crowdfunding as a concept has the community well and truly behind it. It’s not just software projects that the site caters for, out of all the current activity on the site, software is probably the most dull – as creatives around the world have embraced it as a way to realise spectacular dreams. With everything from life sized mousetrap games to one man’s cultural journey across Mexico KickStarter has clearly captured the imagination of its audience.

As far as the rules for funding goes, KickStarter keeps things simple. In order to receive the funding needed, a project must reach or exceed its funding goal or no money changes hands. If you do manage to reach your goal, 5% is taken from the

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Spend a night in a Hub at CityHub Beta – Crowdfunder

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Funding target:£ 10,000

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Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands

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CityHub is opening its first pilot location in Amsterdam!!! For this we need the help of new generation travellers. Your pledges allow us to further develop the HUB and create CityHub Beta, a fully operational mini hotel, in our own apartment in the centre of Amsterdam. This pilot version will contain four Hubs, a nice lounge area and already makes use of our interactive platform. The lounge will be decorated in CityHub’s warm, hip and informal style, where you will find us as your host. To reward you for your support we invite you to come over and experience CityHub. HELP FUND CITYHUB and see what stuff we offer in return!! To find out more about CityHub read below!

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From PinClout to PinReach: The Startup for Pinterest Analytics | SaaSBuzz.com

 

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From PinClout to PinReach: The Startup for Pinterest Analytics

PinReach or the startup formerly known as PinClout specializes in analyzing the up-and-coming rise of Pinterest. While the whole name “cease-and-desist” issue with Klout over the use of PinClout has been the major talk of the industry for now, PinReach LLC is still a very much viable startup that aims to become the analytics startup to go to for Pinterest. The original name boiled down what they did in more simple terms which is basically to see your clout in Pinterest but PinReach LLC is still a good name as it offers a simplified look at your overall Pinterest social media reach.

 

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    Founded by Chris Fay and Daniel Schimpfoessl, PinReach intends to become the Google Analytics for Pinterest. Pinterest’s marketing potential is one of the highest compared to some of the other new social media platforms and so far such tools for Pinterest analytics are almost non-existant. Originally, PinClout garnered more than 6000 users within two weeks of opening but with PinReach they are set to forge new ground even faster with a more robust infrastructure. According to their main site, “PinReach is your source for Pinterest analytics. We are working to empower people and brands with the tools necessary to monitor trends, understand activity, and gauge impact, easily. That, and you get a Reach score updated daily!”PinReach covers the overall statistics of Pinterest, identi

 fying your main influencers, how you influence others, trends and social impact with a simple to understand single Reach score for each section. It checks referral links like Google Analytics but also monitors your daily stats, providing analysis on the impact of your pins, repins and the pins of your fans and followers that point back to your main site. It also offers the ability to check on your competition with built-in functions such as Compete. All you need to do is enter your competitors Pinterest username and you can get a look at their PinReach score. The statistics are presented using simple graphs and numbers in bold font for the relevant scores with the average PinReach score being 29.

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How to apply business principles for a better personal life

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We’ve all heard stories about the workaholic corporate-type with no personal life, or the driven entrepreneur with a singular focus on business. But in reality, there’s a lot we can learn from the business world – ideas, practices, and philosophies that can be applied to lead an easier, more fulfilling, and more productive life.

I have a few favorites that I’ve raided from my entrepreneurial war chest and implemented successfully in my day-to-day routine. Follow along as we transform boring corporate jargon into Zen-like awesomeness.

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New thing #4 go to a motivational talk

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Today, being International Women’s Day, I decided to attend a motivational conference in the Newcastle Hilton in honour of the occasion. Organised by the Entrepreneurs Forum, it was called ‘Achieve,’ and the day was aimed at female entrepreneurs and corporate business women looking for insights, inspiration and a chance to meet like minded individuals.

A recurring theme of the day was that success is achieved only through experiencing and overcoming failure, sometimes on a regular basis. How you deal with challenges and grow from them is what makes you stand out. Speakers ranged from the founder of confused.com, the person who brought St.Tropez fake tan to the UK, the first female rally car driver in the world, to Kirsty. Kirsty was the first person on the last series of the popular BBC programme Dragon’s Den. Aged only 26, Kirsty has overcome adversity to achieve on a truly epic scale. Honest…

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