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Who Will Be Hurt Most When The Tech Bubble Bursts? Not VCs | TechCrunch
In a nutshell, FOMO is driving many investors in a hustle to be a part of the next Facebook or Twitter and put in huge investments for a fraction of stake. And, they don’t see much risk in it as long as they get the downside protection. [ growth round = rocket fuel splashed onto stuff to acquire more customers and market share (basically, but not always) ] [...] Someday, pretty soon, these will be put to the test, and valuations based on visibility of earnings will matter again. A few will succeed of course, but several others will fall – it remains to be seen how miserably. VCs will most likely walk away with their invested money, if not more. It’s the employees and founders who will see their million-dollar dreams crash and burn. [living beyond ur means & betting dollars you dont have on a time that seems further away than u can even guess (secular stagnation)] [lack of income growth (across the western world) thus disposable income (discretionary spending) is also not helping]
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
When should you “turn on” revenue with your startup? |
@Jason says enterprise, hardware & marketplace startups must 'turn on' rev from the start but ad-driven businesses should wait until they've hit scale; generating rev too early draws resources that should be dedicated to product & growth; growth ensures funding; ads diminish product quality to some degree & charging customers reduces feedback needed to achieve scale; some say rev reduces acquisition valuations, better to let buyer apply own model to large user base
Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  burn  rate  runway  revenue  business  plan  business  model 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Lord Fink accuses Ed Miliband of climbdown over tax claims
"In an interview Lord Fink gave to the Evening Standard, in which the former Conservative Party treasurer says the definition of avoiding tax is so broad that "everyone does it"." ... Yeah right! As much as every grown man on a children's playground is a paedophile. ( ) // Remember "we are all in this together." &! &! "HSBC Tax Dodgers - Why Are MPs In Bed With Them? Russell Brand The Trews (E255)" - HRMC/Inland Revenue negotiates deals with tax dodgers / - no criminal prosecution vs. benefit cheat prosecution that makes headlines across all papers. // we are not all in it together &! &! Tax inspectors failed to prosecute a wealthy tax cheat who did not submit returns or pay any tax for 24 years, documents seen by BBC Panorama show. - &! &! 1 prosecution out of 1100 cases
No  Representation  UK  toff  Establishment  Privileged  tax  avoidance  Career  Politicians  Super  Rich  1%  austerity  tax  evasion  offshore  banking  class  warfare  Labour  Party  Conservative  Party  Tories  GFC  Gini  coefficient  social  mobility  income  mobility  downward  mobility  democracy  inequality  income  inequality  ethical  machine  Political  Governance  economic  history  history  general  election  2015  Inland  Revenue  HMCR  hypocrisy  fairness  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  Ed  Milliband  election  campaign  promises 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Founder School with McKinsey - YouTube
growth can't be infinite in a finite world population. PERIOD. revenue 2x more worth for that margin - in terms of apples to apples company valuation. long-term thinking applies; we can later improve margins. lets focus on scale. market dominance/relevance. [...] getting over the 1bn figure is hard. Instagram. ... WhatsApp ... FB was overpaying (19bn) in order to have it, be relevant in that space, and not let it have anybody else. PERIOD. Was Strategic as Instragram was for Pictures (vertical). [...] Patent system is, can be, stifling in many ways. Because it serves as distraction from the Vision, the Product and the Execution. The current overall patent environment is prohibitive to innovation.
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
LadyBits’ First and Last Year on Medium — LadyBits on Medium — Medium || Ev & Biz bankrolling writers. ""A rare insight into Medium-the-terribly-run-magazine as opposed to Medium-the-impressive-publishing-platform + ""The most surprising part of the Ladybits story about working with Medium is that Medium offered terrible analytics + """Nobody knew where the money was coming from to pay writers." On working as an editor at Medium. + ""If you're wondering about the @Medium biz model, LadyBits' @arikia explains — just as she's walking out the door. + ""The best sign Medium is YouTube for text: contributors quitting over discovery and rev share! || +++ ppl talk about going so fast that you think you have nearly no control. otherwise you are not moving fast enough.  Ev  Williams  Biz  Stone  Wordpress  publishing  2.0  self-publishing  business  model  execution  project  management  YouTube  Revenue  Share  content  creator  digital  content  digital  artist  digital  economy  digital  natives  Women  in  Tech  communication  management  Start-Up  Playbook 
june 2014 by asterisk2a
Why I’m Bullish on the News - POLITICO Magazine
Go maximum mass or maximum specific. [...] News organizations are also going to have to mix and match revenue models. I see eight obvious ones: advertising, subscriptions, premium content, events, cross-media promotion, crowdfunding, micropayments and philanthropy. [...] Today, this same science culture, this civilization of engineers and math, is again on the rise. And to many, it feels like it’s running away with the future. [...] The point is that, for people who aren’t deep into math and science and technology, it is going to get far harder to understand the world going forward. || + + +
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Is Hollywood's blockbuster model broken?
The irony is that Spielberg almost singlehandedly invented the blockbuster genre. When his film Jaws was released in 1975, Hollywood realised that making a few big-budget films a year that appealed to the masses was more lucrative than making dozens of smaller ones, and a business model was born. Since then budgets have soared and artistic merit has taken a back seat. [...] After a wave of acquisitions in the 80s and 90s, the six "majors" that dominate global box office are now parts of massive media conglomerates. They have found ways to both boost profitability of their films and mitigate the risks associated with making such huge investments. [...] The first thing the studios have done is spread the risk by getting dozens of smaller production companies to invest alongside them, reducing their exposure to a potential flop.
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december 2013 by asterisk2a
Twitter And Facebook Turn Everyone Into An Affiliate Marketer
On the flip side, Twitter might not want to encourage this for fear of making teh spam problem even worse than it is
facebook  twitter  amazon  revenue  business  businessmodel  model  affiliate  affiliatemarketing  search  socialnetworking  socialgraph  markzuckerberg  social 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
For Twitter, Sharing Data With Google Would Be Suicide
The business promise is to create a new type of useful advertising for people that is consumed in the context of a new form of discovery—one that for the moment is unique to Twitter but, alas, not for long. If Twitter doesn’t pick up the pace at this moment in time and take the path leading to building a business, it will begin to destroy its value. By doing a deal that will give Google unfettered access to real-time results from Twitter in Google search, Twitter will effectively be giving up the fight and losing the war. For if consumers can get the same experience that is currently unique to Twitter on Google, why would they need to go to Twitter to search? If they don’t bring their intentions to Twitter search, then Twitter is not participating in the Economy of Intent and as such will diminish its value to the single-digit millions.
twitter  google  internet  economics  bing  facebook  future  revenue  model  businessmodel 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
“360″ Music Deals Become Mandatory As Labels Prepare For Free Music
They may be slaves to the labels, but they have a chance (albeit a very small one) of becoming rich slaves, at least.
360-music-contract  music  business  future  revenue  model  businessmodel 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
Big Music Will Surrender, But Not Until At Least 2011
His response: It’s all part of a master plan. The labels fully understand that recorded music, streamed or downloaded, is going to be free in the future (we’ve argued this relentlessly). CD sales continue to decline by 20% per year, and the only thing that’ll stop that trend is when those sales reach zero. Nothing will replace those revenues.

No longer will the labels be tied to revenue limited to sales of master recordings – by then most or all artists will be under 360 music contracts that give the labels a cut of virtually every revenue stream artists can tap into – fan sites, concerts, merchandise, endorsement deals, and everything else.

What this means for us music consumers – don’t expect much to change for the next few years. But sometime in the next decade we’ll see a real renaissance in how music is distributed and consumed. And who knows, a decade after that we may have all forgiven the music labels.
music  industry  future  business  model  revenue  businessmodel  360-music-contract  contract  artists 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
Imeem Acquires Snocap
(since people don’t really pay for music any more).
music  myspace  snocap  businessmodel  revenue  model  imeem  freemium 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
Free Streaming May Soon Be History: Spotify Delays U.S. Launch, MySpace May Move To Pay Model
And that isn’t the only bad news. MySpace Music is “almost certainly” going to severely restrict free streaming to users, say multiple sources, and move to a paid model. “They are spending $20 million/month on streaming royalties, and that just isn’t sustainable,” said one source with knowledge of MySpace’s relationships with the labels. Other sources have said that MySpace’s royalty payments are much lower, but don’t deny that the service is a cash hole.
spotify  myspace  streaming  radio  advertising  music  freemium  revenue  model  businessmodel 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
Financial Times editor says most news websites will charge within a year | Media |
The Financial Times editor, Lionel Barber, has predicted that "almost all" news organisations will be charging for online content within a year.

Barber said building online platforms that could charge readers on an article-by-article or subscription basis was one of the key challenges facing news organisations.

"How these online payment models work and how much revenue they can generate is still up in the air," Barber said in a speech at at a Media Standards Trust event at the British Academy last night.

"But I confidently predict that within the next 12 months, almost all news organisations will be charging for content."
journalism  newspapers  paidcontent  content  revenue  businessmodel 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
Spreadsheet programs
You will find a revenue growth estimator as well as a generic valuation model for high growth firms in this section.
Valuation  models  model  value  revenue  growth  estimator  finance  Investing  equity  resources  patent  spreadsheets  spreadsheet  reference  asset  business  tools  excel  education 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
Topsy Surfaces Hottest Real Time Links, Hits And TweetMeme Head On
Topsy is all about the power of the ReTweet on Twitter. When the service first launched publicly in May we noted that ReTweets are the new currency of the web. And it isnt just the number of retweets that matters (which is subject to large scale spamming efforts). Its the authority of the people doing the retweeting, too.
currency  internet  twitter  tweet  retweet  publishing  authority  traffic  revenue  trustagent  trust 
november 2009 by asterisk2a
Advertising - Newspapers May Face Ad Difficulties on Web Sites, Too -
Newspaper sites cannot seem to catch that wave. The New York Times Company reported a decline in ad revenue at its newspaper Web sites of 18.5 percent this quarter compared with the third quarter last year. Advertising revenue at Gannetts newspaper sites also declined. The McClatchy Company was an exception, with online advertising revenue rising 3.1 percent from a year ago, though the rate of growth slowed. (Other major newspaper companies have not yet reported their revenues for the most recent quarter.)
advertising  decline  journalism  business  model  revenue 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
Independent musicians set for windfall after YouTube deal | Business |
Sharing is caring.
"Some of the world's most iconic artists will now be able to engage with their existing fans and win new ones," said YouTube video partnership director Patrick Walker.
youTube  socialmedia  UGC  revenues  advertising  revenue  sharing  payment  payments  micropayment  micropayments  music  artists  artist  engage  fan  fans 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
inLinks - In Content Link Market Place
Located in New York City, is the premier in content static text link ad company. We specialize in placing static html links within high quality, relevant copy. Our publishers have seen a dramatic increase in steady residual income and our advertisers have seen a huge boost in their natural search engine rankings. Our cutting edge strategy is guided by our in house staff consisting of some of the brightest minds in the search space. Contact us with any questions.
monetization  advertising  affiliate  ads  blog  business  blogging  revenue  payments  micropayment 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
MediaWatch Monday:Non-Profit News Funding - We Need A Sustainable Business Model Not Handouts - SiliconValleyWatcher
... find a new business model for news journalism -- that's what Mr Hellman's money should be used for.
If we can develop new business models then everyone benefits, everyone can use the new business models.

I think the future of media will be a type of "Heinz 57" model in that it will rely on many revenue streams. It will be advertising, lead generation, affiliate marketing, virtual cash, events, and more.
---- REVENUE MIX ----

Finding a new business model for news and other media is the most important question about the future of the Internet. It is the Gordian knot of our times. Where is our Alexander?
entrepreneurship  funding  media  model  business  businessmodel  journalism  news  trend  revenue  advertising 
october 2009 by asterisk2a

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