These Windows 8 and Windows Phone Apps Just Made Your New Year Bright

We told you earlier today that the fun was not going to stop with just a few Windows 8 apps made by some Microsoft BizSpark members. No, we said there would be more on the way. So, here continues our deluge of Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps that you can download and tinker around…

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Windows 8 Apps That Should be On Your End of Year List

The holidays are here, and that means one thing: you are not going to be doing much work. We hope. But it is a time of the year when you plan on how you are you going to tackle the new year. For some of you that means more fun. For others, that means more…

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There Is No Signal In Your Signal Anymore: Why Startup Marketing Needs a Six Step Social Marketing Methodology

Many of the startups in our 50,000+ membership roll have asked our team for some advice on social media marketing. Many of the founders ask, “How can I get more visibility for my startup?”; “What are some tricks for rapid social media or viral marketing?” Douglas Crets is the Community Manager for Microsoft BizSpark. He…

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Consumer Decisions Through Scarcity and the Perception of Value by Yu-kai Chou

Today we bring you a story about the flaw inherent to traditional economic theory, and an inherent human attitude about scarcity that gives the lie to this thinking. We asked Gamification expert and occasional Stanford University lecturer Yu-kai Chou to write a blog post about how scarcity can drive demand.  You may remember our conversation…

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BizSpark Members Pitch Their Startups in Less Than 140 Characters

Here are today’s #BZPitch pitches.  When you sign up to Microsoft BizSpark, you are introduced to literally hundreds of thousands of people working on over 50,000 startups.  To take advantage of this, sign up. When your application is approved, dive in on Facebook, Twitter, and in LinkedIn.  [<a href=”http://blogs.technet.com//storify.com/douglascrets/bizspark-pitches-in-140-characters” target=”_blank”>View the story “BizSpark Pitches in…

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BetaWorks: "A Collection of Things" and Looking Holistically at the Wild West of Social Web

In 2011, BetaWorks CEO John Borthwick and his management team gave back $27 million “and then some” to investors, according to a recent TechCrunch Disrupt interview (see below), and then they topped up the tank for another few millions in investment to keep building what is emerging as a suite of media products that sew…

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Up Global: Startup Weekend and Startup America Form New Partnership to Build Entrepreneurs in a Big Way

Startup Weekend and the Startup America Partnership announced today that they will join together to create UP Global, a new organization supporting the creation of vibrant entrepreneurial communities around the world. With generous support from The Kauffman Foundation, the Case Foundation, Omidyar Network, Google for Entrepreneurs, Microsoft and The Coca-Cola Company, UP Global will combine…

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May 2 Live Chat with Yu-kai Chou, Entrepreneur and Gamification Expert

Yu-kai Chou is an experienced Entrepreneur as well as a Gamification Consultant & Speaker. He has been a regular speaker/lecturer on Gamification at organizations like Stanford University, Google Inc., The Internet Marketing Conference, Draper Richards Retreat, UCLA, UBC Sauders School of Business and many more. He will be talking with us live on May 2,…

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