Decentralized Media

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Back in the early 2000s, it was exciting to blog and use social networks to create our own media and move away from the traditional media outlets. And the social media platforms, well we know all about them in the wake of recent takedowns.

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Recount Media

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Eighteen months ago, I had breakfast with John Heilemann and he told me that his world, political media, was challenged in the shift from linear television (ie cable news) to real-time mobile (ie Twitter). Their company is called Recount Media and it has stayed largely under the radar for the last ten months as they built the team and started producing news content that promises “no b t, no bad faith, in five minutes or less.”.

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Next Media Accelerator on How Hamburg Helps Startups Gain Momentum

GAN

Hamburg prides itself as “The Gate to the World” and is home to all branches of the economy, ranging from aviation to maritime and logistics, as well as the creative and media industry. ” Hamburg provides a strong infrastructure in logistics and commerce, as well as media. The Media Sector and NMA—Both Going Strong. It is now home to numerous prestigious offices of global players in the digital media industry. Hamburg is Germany’s second-largest city with 1.8

Using social media as a tool with one YLAI Fellow’s unique jewelry brand

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Social media as a stage. Nathalie utilizes social media platforms as a stage to elevate support for artisan workers and women, a reflection of her company’s demographic. “We By Yarielka Arrieta Batista.

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Growing your online presence: How to manage your organization’s social media

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Using social media to promote your organization has become one of the most important strategies and skills an entrepreneur can have. We have made greater use of technology, especially social media, to reach a global audience,” she says. By Bryce Kelly.

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Use Social Media to Identify Target Audiences

Smart Hustle Magazine

Thanks to this concentrated digital audience, having a social media presence has never been more of a necessity for small businesses than it is right now. But not all social media strategies are created equal.

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The only take about the future of media is that media is the future

TechCrunch

a16z is doubling-down on its in-house media project , and Forbes is building out a paid newsletter service that we think is very neat. Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

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Social Media and Thought Leadership for Founders

This is going to be BIG.

Just the immediate priorities seem to take up more than one person’s potential working hours—so it’s no surprise that when it comes to something like social media, many founders have trouble making it a priority. Some founders get more press, get speaking opportunities or have an easier time fundraising thanks to leads that started with social media. The Base Layer The very basic level of participation on social media isn’t posting—it’s listening.

HubSpot acquires media startup The Hustle

TechCrunch

Marketing software company HubSpot is acquiring The Hustle , the business and tech media startup behind the popular newsletter of the same name. We've had lots of media co's try to buy us. Most ad 1st media companies are dying.

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How to Deliver a Powerful Media Interview for Your Business

Smart Hustle Magazine

Connecting your business, and yourself, with the media is extremely important for exposure. So once you have a media interview lined up, or even a presentation or upcoming video, how do you successfully present yourself? Media Training vs. Solo Training.

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Should You Monetise Your Children on Social Media?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

startup social-media entrepreneurship business parentingThe good, the bad and the ugly of kidpreneurs Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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10 VCs say interactivity, regulation and independent creators will reshape digital media in 2021

TechCrunch

The digital media industry will give us plenty to talk about this year. When we last surveyed venture capitalists about their media investments, the big topic was the impact that the pandemic would have on the industry, and on the prospects for new startups.

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The Rise and Fall of The World’s Most Valuable Social Media Company

Entrepreneur's Handbook

business startup politics entrepreneurship social-mediaPony Ma suffered a $14 billion loss after his company was called “spiritual opium” by a state-owned paper. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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Why Your Startup Needs an Active Social Media Presence

StartupNation

Technology is rapidly changing, and it has made social media platforms more prevalent than ever. billion social media users worldwide, it is crucial for startups in every industry to create a noteworthy online presence of their own.

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NBA All-Star Chris Paul joins digital media startup Greenfly’s growth round

TechCrunch

Greenfly’s latest funding round has a new face: Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul joined as a strategic investor and partner in the company, which developed digital media flow management software. The NBA uses Greenfly to automate the media and share with others.

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Why Your Startup Doesn’t Need Social Media Marketing

Entrepreneur's Handbook

entrepreneurship social-media startup marketing businessYou can have a million-dollar business without making a single post Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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Social Media Addiction: Why I’m taking a Twitter break.

Jason Calacanis

So, I decided this week to focus on two media channels for the rest of the year: my podcasts and my next book. The post Social Media Addiction: Why I’m taking a Twitter break. For the second time in the past five years, I’ve decided to take a break from Twitter.

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Social Media Marketing Tips and More Shared by Small Biz Panel

Smart Hustle Magazine

Also, their social media marketing tips were extremely encouraging and insightful for all entrepreneurs. Include Social Media in Your Marketing. These entrepreneurs shared social media marketing tips that help them to be successful.

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Understanding the media company SPAC push

TechCrunch

There are a few media companies looking to do the same: Vice and the previously named Bustle. Sure, that’s the value of a single, late-stage fintech investing round, but for the media world, it’s not an exit to mock. Taking media public.

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How I Got Scammed Out of $30,000 by a Social Media Marketing Agency

Entrepreneur's Handbook

social-media business startup marketing entrepreneurshipDon’t make the six mistakes I did. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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SoftBank Vision Fund 2 invests $160M in media localization provider Iyuno-SDI Group

TechCrunch

Iyuno-SDI Group , a provider of translated subtitles and other media localization services, announced today it has raised $160 million in funding from SoftBank Vision 2. Iyuno-SDI Group was formed after Iyuno Media Group completed its acquisition of SDI Media last month.

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Half Lives. Social Media. And Snapchat Stories.

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve been online for nearly 30 years (yes, there was CompuServe and Prodigy before the www), blogging for 10 and using social media tools since the earliest days. I began experimenting with time-of-day, number of Tweets, headline text, etc and learned a ton about usage patterns of Twitter and I even invested in a social media analytics company called Awe.sm, an influencer network called Adly and a data firehose company called Datasift (who now powers the Facebook Topics feed).

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Capsule gets $1.5M to build ‘super simple’ decentralized social media

TechCrunch

” Cryptocat author gets insanely fast backing to build P2P tech for social media. Given the intent with TIC is to hosts all sorts of decentralized apps it’s possible — indeed, likely — that a bunch of decentralized social media plays will emerge.

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How to Use Earned Media Coverage to Drive Your Startup’s Sales

StartupNation

If so, you might be telling the wrong kinds of stories in the media. The truth is, you need to be very strategic about your earned media coverage and how you promote it. The difference between owned and earned media. For example, if you have a podcast, that is owned media.

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Big Security Risk for Small Businesses Concerning Employee Social Media

Smart Hustle Magazine

A new Cyber Readiness Institute survey finds that small business owners say employee social media use is a security risk. More than 80% of companies allow employees to use personal devices for work, but 46% are not sure or have no clue what social media apps are on those devices.

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6 Ways to Sell Your Business on Social Media

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

If you’re anything like the average millennial, you might be checking your social media feeds as often as 150 times per day. With a little bit of social media savvy and your own smartphone, you can sell more products and reach a wider audience of potential customers. According to social media platform Hootsuite , 3.48 billion people around the world use social media. Build your social media smarts and sell your brand with these five great tips.

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Quickly Unpacking Spotify’s Acquisition Of Gimlet Media

Haystack

As I was scrolling through Twitter today and saw the rumors around Gimlet, the podcast media company, being acquired by Spotify for $200M in cash, I knew I had to stop, write this post, and share some thoughts on what’s going on. 5/ Underlying RSS Technology Not Optimal For 21st Century Media. I’ve been traveling all week, digging out of email, and closing two deals and — hence — have been pretty quiet online.

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How China’s synthetic media startup Surreal nabs funding in 3 months

TechCrunch

The experience convinced Xu that synthetic media would become mainstream because the tool could significantly “lower the cost of content production,” Xu said in an interview from Surreal’s 12-person office in Shenzhen. “Fundamentally, I think [synthetic media] provides a disruptive infrastructure. What if we no longer needed cameras to make videos and can instead generate them through a few lines of coding?

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The Founder of Fark.com Told Me How to Fix Social Media?—?He Makes a Great Point

Entrepreneur's Handbook

We all know social media is broken, but people are making too much money to want to fix it. entrepreneurship social-media inspiration founders startupContinue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

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Is Your Writing Good Enough For Big Media Publications?

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Get out of your head and start pitching the big stuff Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship startup marketing writing business

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The Value of Media Literacy Education

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

But given all these imperfections in the media landscape, how do we encourage good daily habits? The answer is media literacy education. Media literacy education is not new, but the recent intensified interest in building up these essential skills has cast light on some holes in traditional approaches. Without laying this foundation — the reasons to beware and the reasons to care — it can be too easy for media literacy training to breed hardened cynicism.

Hit a Home Run Media Interview with These 11 Tips

StartupNation

Media coverage is a smart way to build exposure for your startup. A positive media interview about your business can help not only increase your visibility and build a solid reputation, but it also has the power to help you achieve your goals, like boosting your brand and increasing sales.

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Social Media Power Tips – 7 Experts Share Their 7 Secrets

Smart Hustle Magazine

7 experts got together and shared their best tips for social media marketing. They shared this on the Entrepreneur Facebook page , hosted by social media marketer Kim Walsh Phillips. Social media is not enough. Social Media

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The Importance of Local Media to Boost Startups in Rising Cities

Revolution

In recent weeks, several major media organizations, including Verizon (Huffington Post, Yahoo, AOL), Buzzfeed and Gannett, the owners of more than 120 local media organizations across the country, announced thousands of newsroom layoffs in an attempt to reduce costs. In each of the 38 cities we’ve visited on our bus tours, our team works with the local media to highlight local startups and the entrepreneurs behind them. rise-of-the-rest media startup

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How localization leader Iyuno Media Group opens entertainment to international audiences

TechCrunch

Iyuno Media Group is one of the largest media localization companies, and works with clients including Netflix, Apple iTunes, DreamWorks, HBO and Entertainment One.

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Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks

Both Sides of the Table

For much of 2013 I watched the press write articles about how the YouTube “MCNs” (multi-channel networks) were doomed and tried to square that with the data I was watching at the one I invested in, Maker Studios, who has had one hell of a year. Maker announced it has raised $62 million this year, acquired an amazing off-YouTube distribution network and grown its business in monetary terms by almost 300% year-over-year off of an already large base.

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: How the Pandemic Has Reshaped the Media Business (Episode 186)

StartupNation

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff discusses shifts in the media business as a result of the pandemic. PQ Media’s latest update on consumer spending on media content and technology reports that, of the 28 digital media categories, the fastest growing in 2020 was digital audio subscription services, which rocketed to a 40% growth rate worldwide. How has the pandemic reshaped the media business? PQ Media also noted that the number of U.S.

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