RSS => IM

The Angel VC

Found on Peter Brown's Ajax Blog : immedi.at helps you to keep track of online information as it changes. It sends you an instant message whenever any RSS or Atom feed you want to monitor changes. Don't use this for your whole OPML file, or an IM will pop up on your screen every few seconds. A good way to keep an eye on selected feeds that are most important to you though! startups

Two people challenging a $28 billion industry

The Angel VC

eHub did a nice interview with Paul Youlten, the founder of a great project called Yellowikis. Yellowikis, as Paul put it, is "the 10 month old love-child of Yellow Pages and Wikipedia". Putting the Yellow Pages online has been tried before but I don't know if any of those projects really took off. Yellowikis' new approach makes this new attempt really promising.

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A lesson in arithmetics, the German way

The Angel VC

Here's a quick test, taken from real-life here in Germany: One political party wants to increase the VAT from 16% to 18%. Another party wants to keep it where it is. These two parties form a governing coalition. Question: Where do they meet? If you guessed 17%, you're wrong. Right answer: 19%. politics

GYM, the gorilla triplet formerly known as GMY

The Angel VC

Om Malik just coined the acronym GYM for Google, Yahoo and Microsoft (at least I read it at his blog first) and asks if you manage to not mention the GYM for a week. I think it'll be difficult. Given the resources, distribution and yes, innovative power and speed of the Big 3, the key question for most Web 2.0 startups is how they manage to compete with the GYM. BTW, someone called the GYM GMY a year ago already but it seems that acronym didn't catch on. google yahoo

The Next Wave in Digital Marketing

Adhere Creative

In 2005 , we saw the rise of inbound marketing. Marketing is evolving once again, and with the rise of big data and integrated technology, it’s changing rapidly. Digitial Marketing video production

Visitor Recordings Part One: Seeing Value And Overcoming Obstacles

The Daily Egg

Heatmaps have been our signature product since 2005. But we’ve grown quite a bit since then, and you may be surprised to learn about the full range of website optimization tools that we offer. Aside from heatmaps and the four other valuable reports we provide on the health of your website, we also give you […] The post Visitor Recordings Part One: Seeing Value And Overcoming Obstacles appeared first on The Daily Egg. Analytics User Experience analysis recordings user experience

Three Mega IPOs That Took A Long, Long Time To Get Big: Squarespace, Procore and UiPath

SaaStr

It was founded in 2005 and took 10 years to get to $1m in ARR!! So three of my personal favorite SaaS companies finally went public, Squarespace, Procore and UiPath.

5 Interesting Learnings from UiPath at $600,000,000 in ARR

SaaStr

It was founded way back in 2005 as an outsourcing company, then developed Windows software to automate scripts and more, and turned this into a powerhouse for automating complex functions integrating Cloud and on-prem. 2005: Started as a tech outsourcing company.

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Automating Financial Operations with a Platform Built for B2B SaaS

SaaSOptics

Founded in 2005, SkyWire provides the hospitality industry with award-winning point-of-sale (POS), spa and workforce management SaaS solutions. Originally focused on mobile marketing, the company expanded into POS technology and today is one of only two POS companies certified for gaming interfaces. As a quickly growing SaaS business, SkyWire is often making important business decisions and adjustments on the fly, many of which rely on accurate subscription and financial metrics.

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IBM puts Power Systems in SAP’s cloud

IT World

That could interest a lot of CIOs: SAP has offered its software on the Power platform since 2005, and ported HANA to the Power architecture in 2015. SAP is now hosting IBM’s latest Power Systems servers in its own data centers, as part of its HANA Enterprise Cloud managed offering.

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5 Interesting Learnings from Olo at $130,000,000 in ARR

SaaStr

It got started in 2005 with a $500k seed round.

Etsy goes cloud native to better scale to seasonal demands

IT World

Etsy was founded in 2005, well into the internet era but long before the explosion of public cloud services. Popular online marketplace Etsy recently completed a two-year migration from 2,000 on-premises servers to Google Cloud.

Three Secrets to a Successful Acquisition

SaaStr

In 2005, eBay spent $2.6 One of the most notorious examples of a post-M&A culture misfit is the 2005 merger of Kansas-based Sprint and Nextel. in 2005), recently acquired TalkIQ, a leader in the artificial intelligence and machine learning, and our shared culture and values have been a key factor to the success of this deal. By Dialpad CEO, Craig Walker, Dialpad Founder, and CEO. An acquisition can make or break your startup.

A SaaS Founder’s Guide to PR

SaaStr

Will Ferrell SNL Oracle Skit 2005 from Alford Media Services on Vimeo. So as a founder, I was fired by 3 PR firms. In a row. Two actual PR firms, and the third, a solo shop. I was fired for one simple reason: I demanded results. First, I demanded we actually measure PR.

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At Crazy Egg, Every Day Is Work From Home Day

The Daily Egg

Crazy Egg was founded in 2005, and ever since then we’ve built a globally distributed team of super smart, talented, hard-working humans from around the world. Not to sound too hipster, but we’ve been working remotely before it was cool. In celebration of Global Work From Home Day, we’re bringing you behind the scenes of […] The post At Crazy Egg, Every Day Is Work From Home Day appeared first on The Daily Egg. Crazy Egg remote

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3 Ways Social Media Continues to Drive Sales in 2015

ReSci

Social media advertising isn't new ' Facebook ran its first ad in 2005 ' but it has evolved significantly. As the world continues to cater to an ever-growing base of online consumers, it's becoming increasingly important for retailers to explore new ways to use channels like Facebook,…. The post 3 Ways Social Media Continues to Drive Sales in 2015 appeared first on ReSci

Why CIOs Need a SaaSOps Team

BetterCloud

Security firm Risk Based Security (RSB) says that this is the highest volume of exposed records that it has seen since 2005. Believe it or not, CIOs have been discussing how IT can operate as more than a cost center for years.

UIPath S-1 Analysis: How 7 Key Metrics Stack Up

Tomasz Tunguz

Founded in 2005 in Bucharest, Romania, by Daniel Dines and Marius Tirca, the company now operates more than 60 offices housing nearly 3000 employees. UIPath, leaders in the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) category, filed their S-1 last week , revealing an impressive business.

SaaStr’s Most Respected Leaders Awards 2019: The Top Ten

SaaStr

YC has funded over 1,900 startups since 2005 including Airbnb, coinbase, Dropbox, Stripe, Flexport, instacart and reddit. Meet SaaStr’s Most Respected Leaders of 2019. Our most popular CEO, COO’s and Presidents that spoke at SaaStr Annual 2019. Curious how we came up with this list? We found our most popular speakers by speaker views and likes, session bookmarks and ratings weighing categories more heavily for overall rating than initial interest.

The 18 Outstanding Speakers at SaaStock LatAm 2019

SaaStock

He co-founded Praesto Convergence in 2005 and served as its Managing Director until 2010. Latin America is undergoing a digital transformation, and the SaaS community is exploding as a result. We conducted intensive market research with SaaS practitioners across LatAm to dig into the reasons behind the region’s hypergrowth, and worked with the progressive global VCs who are fuelling the SaaS boom to understand the key players and the scope of the opportunity.

How To Grow Your Startup By Asking Better Questions

Hitenism

When we started Crazy Egg in 2005, it was pretty hard to get new customers without spending money on paid acquisition. Building a company is a lot like trying to predict the future. You’re looking through a crystal ball to see where the market is moving, and how you can adapt your product accordingly. You have limited cash, which means that you only have a finite amount of time and resources to scale your business.

How I Think About Marketing

Neil Patel

It’s the same reason I got into blogging back in 2005 when others weren’t willing to. I thought I would let you into my mind, so you can see how I think of marketing. The way I strategize to grow my own company.

18 investors fueling Latin America’s SaaS superstars

SaaStock

Founded: 2005. As we showed you in the list of SaaS companies coming out of Latin America, the region has no shortage of SaaS superstars. How did this come about, though? What are the ingredients required to help foster such an ecosystem? A healthy availability of capital is one. We looked at the data and discovered a few vital moments in the funding history of the region.

Helping the Enterprise build reliable data products

Point Nine Land

Just to name a few: Splunk (started in 2003, $27bn market cap), Dynatrace (started in 2005, IPO, $12bn market cap), AppDynamics (started in 2008, acq for $3.7b Our investment in Soda Today, our portfolio company Soda announced an 11.5M€ Series A led by our friends at Singular. We’re also disclosing that we led Soda’s seed round 9 months ago alongside Hummingbird and the Data Community Fund (see PR here ).

How Niche Communities Are Changing Online Conversations

Neil Patel

Since its creation in June 2005, it’s grown to over 100,000 threads called “subreddits.” What started as a conference in 2005 has turned into one of the largest online niche communities. Social media is a noisy place.

PODCAST 150: Driving Sales Home: Tips From an Auto Dealership with Michelle Benfer

Sales Hacker

What has changed in sales leadership since 2005 [8:43]. What has changed in sales leadership since 2005 [8:43]. If you missed episode 149 check it out here: What Makes a Great Sales Leader with Hunter Madeley. Subscribe to the Sales Hacker Podcast. We’re on iTunes. And on Stitcher.

38 Bright Asian SaaS Stars

SaaStock

Launched in 2005 in New York and Guangzhou, Gizwits has become the largest IoT development platform in China, as well as its first PaaS and SaaS platform. Founded : 2005. When we announced a few weeks ago that we would be bringing our leading SaaS conference to Asia, and running it in Hong Kong, many locals thanked us for choosing the city.

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10 Alternative RSS Readers if You Still Miss Google Reader

Neil Patel

Google Trends data shows a massive dropoff since RSS hit its peak back around 2005. Google launched Google Reader in 2005 and quickly built up a loyal following because it was simple, efficient, and free. The mid-aughts to early 2010s were the heyday for RSS feeds like Google Reader.

Just How Far Along Are We In SaaS?

Tomasz Tunguz

in 2005 to $24B in 2015. About 15 years since the creation of the first SaaS companies, public SaaS companies account for 14% of total software revenues generated by public companies, a figure growing at about 17% per year. Over the last ten years, the total amount of revenue generated by software companies has tripled from $53B to $169B, meaning SaaS companies are both taking share and growing the market.

Congratulations, You’ve Created a Category. Now What?

Kellblog

17] Which, for ancient software historians, was the failed strategy that Oracle gave a mighty try before giving up and acquiring PeopleSoft in 2005, the first in a long series of applications acquisitions.

When Black Friday Comes

Teamgate

Cyber Monday is the brainchild of the US National Retail Federation (NRF), who coined the phrase back in 2005. Cleverly, in 2005 the NRF introduced the term Cyber Monday to the media in advance of Thanksgiving, the subsequently generated hype resulted in a substantial increase in online sales, up by over 25 percent on the previous year. The one good thing about Cyber Monday is that you don’t have to bash people square in the face to get what you want; or what you think you want.

Subscription Management and What You Should Know

Baremetrics

FastSpring Established in 2005, FastSpring is a SaaS company that offers users a range of eCommerce services. Read what you should know about subscription management and why it is important in recent times! Many products and services online are beginning to adopt subscription-based systems for their billing processes.

Dropbox, the ultimate Mouse Hunter

The Angel VC

Until 2005 or so, most people used only one or maybe two devices to work with their files: a desktop PC and/or a laptop. I’m late to the party here, I know. Dropbox went public a bit more than a month ago and I’ve finally had a chance to take a close look at the company’s S1. I’ll be sharing a few specific observations from the S1 review, but let’s start with some more general thoughts about the company.

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How to Use Music in Marketing Paid Campaigns

Neil Patel

In 2005, Sony created an ad to advertise their new HD LCD televisions. Everyone loves music. Using it in your paid ad campaigns is a powerful way to catch people’s attention or appeal to their emotions.

17 BEST Podcast Hosting Sites Of 2021

How To Buy Saas

This platform was launched in 2005 and has helped many a budding podcaster achieve their dreams. You may have so many questions in your mind, where should I host my podcast? What is the best podcast hosting site? What are the options available in the market?

Effective Networking, 40+ Employee Stumble, Start Angel Investing, and more – Mattermark Daily

Mattermark

Mr. Khosrowshahi has been the CEO of Expedia since 2005, building it into the $23 Billion company it is today. The Search is Over. It’s been reported that Uber’s board of directors has picked Dara Khosrowshahi to be its new CEO. You’ve probably read all about this in the major news outlets, but we really recommend Ben Thompson of Stratechery on “ Uber’s New CEO ” From the Operators.

Is Estonia the Next Silicon Valley?

OpenView Labs

Estonians can bank, apply for government assistance, get medical care, and even securely vote online—as they have been doing since 2005. Picture using your microchipped state ID card to register a business with your co-founder who lives some 5,000 miles away.

The New Way to Blog

Neil Patel

Just take a look at one of my first blog posts that I wrote on August 31, 2005. Blogging has changed over the years. When I first started blogging, it wasn’t that competitive. You write an article… on pretty much anything… and you get some social shares.

Recur Now 9/11: Watch out Apple, Spotify Wants to be #1

ProfitWell

We’re referring to Apple, which has offered podcasts since 2005. Today, Spotify wants to dominate the podcast industry. We're breaking down how it plans to get there. Plus, if you've ever wondered what it takes to develop a startup, wonder no more; we're dissecting Rand Fishkin's book, "Lost and Founder.". Today's Top Subscription News. Stripe Expands Across the Pond. Stripe, the online payment processing system for internet businesses, is expanding across Europe.

Reflections on the early days at Zendesk (part 1)

The Angel VC

I had always been a consumer Internet guy, having founded comparison shopping engine DealPilot.com back in 1997 and personalized homepage Pageflakes in 2005. Yesterday I posted a brief review of Mikkel’s excellent book “Startupland”. For me, the book is also a good opportunity for some reflections and to share some thoughts in relation to Zendesk’s journey. The first date When I stumbled on Zendesk in 2008 I knew absolutely nothing about enterprise software, B2B or SaaS.