Events

TubeFilter Event: Vimeo’s New On Demand Service

TubeFilter Event: Vimeo’s New On Demand Service

Vimeo has launched a new direct-to-consumer video on demand program and I had the opportunity to a get an inside view the…

WordPress to Power Your Startup: Innovate Pasadena Friday Morning Coffee

This morning’s Innovate Pasadena weekly Friday morning meetup featured Alex Vasquez of…

Newsgetter Selected to “FastPitch” at January Event in Pasadena

Newsgetter, the smartphone newsfeed with real news, has been selected to…

Bill Gross: 10 Things I Wish I Knew (from Innovation Summit Pasadena)

Idealab’s Bill Gross is a little bit of a cultural…

Ideas

5 Takeaways: When and How to Scale Your Mobile App

5 Takeaways: When and How to Scale Your Mobile App

A conversation with Lukas Sliwka, CTO of Grindr at General Assembly, LA. Last week, General Assembly-LA hosted a conversation with Lukas Sliwka,…

Netflix and the Networks: Where to from here?

An interesting article, TV Is Disrupting the Internet by Michael Wolf on…

5 Small-team Lessons I Think About a Lot

I’ve just come off a four-year stint managing a small…

An Out-of-the-box Experience: Same Words, Opposite Meanings.

Several years ago, during a regular status call, I listened to the…

Marketing

Link Tracker Manages Your Google Analytics UTM Tracking Codes

Link Tracker Manages Your Google Analytics UTM Tracking Codes

I’ve been spending a fair amount of time building links that track through Google Analytics. If you know what I’m talking about,…

How to Increase Return Visits with Facebook Custom Audiences

If you’re interested in building repeat visitors to your web…

5 Key Elements to Building a Brand Story

  Brand Story Strategist Len Jacobson from StoryWorks enthralled the Friday…

Mobile

How to lose 69% of your audience.

How to lose 69% of your audience.

The inimitable Mitch Wagner posted an item on Facebook earlier about a study Google conducted on the audience impact of interstitial advertising in…

App Usage: Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

The recent Nielsen report on app usage shows in stark and…

Does Apple’s New App Store Analytics Provide Anything New?

Until recently, one of the great mysteries of app analytics was…

Hand Gestures on a Mobile Interface

My thumb hurts.  It hurts like it used to when…

New Ideas

The Next Wave of Conferences is Here

The Next Wave of Conferences is Here

I walked away from last week’s #alistsummit in Hollywood with everything you could ask for in a conference:  I sat in on…

Shira Lazar Talks Fast and Has Big Ideas (@Idealab)

The second monthly Big Ideas talk at Idealab  featured Shira…

Email is Mobile: 88% of 18-30 year-olds open email via mobile

I think this is one of the least-addressed issues in…

The Louis C.K.’s Business Model: It’s Simple

  Comedian Louis C.K. made big news a few years…

News

Human80 gets 400 Votes, Moves to Step Two of Mission Main Street Grant.

Human80 gets 400 Votes, Moves to Step Two of Mission Main Street Grant.

As you will recall, I submitted an application to Mission Main Street vying for a $100K grant from Chase Bank to fund a 2-year Human80…

Human80 Mission Main Street Grant Information

I really appreciate all the support I’ve seen for the…

Who’s Faking it Out There? Your user acquisition might be 61% bogus.

Wow, some pretty startling research from GhostProxies (h/t @Minervity) about fake…

Androids may dream of electric sheep but they don’t click ads, don’t buy apps.

Quoting a report from Boston-based media buyer Nanigans, Venture Beat reports that revenue…

Product Features

PayPal Cart for WordPress Plugin Now Available!

PayPal Cart for WordPress Plugin Now Available!

The halls are abuzz at Human80 World Headquarters and in the San Marino field office as our newest product — PayPal Cart…

Products

How Siteroll.tv helps you brand your independent series or film.

How Siteroll.tv helps you brand your independent series or film.

You might not realize this but you and Youtube/Vimeo have totally different intentions with the person you just linked over to them.…

Paypal Cart Plugin Submitted to WordPress

The Paypal Cart WordPress Plugin (v1.2) was submitted to WordPress…

How I learned that I am 56% Human.

Technology marketing is all about defining a really big a…

The Decline And Fall Of Flowtab, A Startup Story | TechCrunch

  A worthwhile, sobering read for anybody with notions and…

Research

Social Demographics Report: More Data, More Questions

Social Demographics Report: More Data, More Questions

I was intrigued by the recent BusinessInsider chart showing the demographic percentage age distribution at the top social networks.  The chart gives Snapchat…

Social Media

Marketers: no interest in Pinterest (and why)

Marketers: no interest in Pinterest (and why)

Business Insider published an interesting “Chart of the Day” (“Marketers Really Don’t Care About Tumblr“) in which marketers attribute interest in various social…

The Demographics of Social Media Users

Internet users under 50 are particularly likely to use a…

Startups

Miriam Diwan of NowMoveMe Talks Business

Miriam Diwan of NowMoveMe Talks Business

When Facebook paid $1 billion dollars for Instagram back in April 2012, just about every developer I know said that they could have…

Tablets

Accessing the Internet on Smartphones

Accessing the Internet on Smartphones

A GlobalWebIndex survey of 180,000 web users in 31 countries found that as of Q1 2013, 3 out of 5 respondents accessed…

iPad up, Win8 down, PC out

 It’s pretty remarkable what impact the iPad is having on…