Bryce Roberts reports on two related and converging trends: the slow-down of investment into non-premier early-stage VC companies, and the number of early-stage companies shopping themselves around to prominent start-ups. Early stage capital is drying up, and that means a rafter of early stage companies won’t have adequate capital to lift off.
Stephanie Tilenius, Google’s VP of Commerce, cited in The End of Bricks and Mortar Retail As We Know It
October 11, 2011 at 09:03AM via http://bit.ly/qaphdJ
Jon Mitchell via RWW
LinkedIn has launched status updates from companies. Administrators of company pages can post short updates just like individual users can. This provides companies with a way to engage followers and start conversations from within the public LinkedIn stream.
Users of LinkedIn could follow company profiles since 2010. Previously, users following a company would see personnel changes, new job openings and company profile updates. Now companies can also share 500-character messages, links and media with followers as well.
I wonder if this portends a step closer toward real federation of work on LinkedIn? Will LinkedIn move toward a work media implementation?
Explore photos being shared around the world on Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare and PicPlz via a map in near real-time. When you’re zoomed out, you’ll see only the latest images being shared, and as you zoom further in to a particular area you’ll see more images from a longer time period. (via Teleportd: Search photos shared on Twitter, Instagram and more)
Still have not reached even 20% of the $10,000 goal for my kickstarter open book project with only 18 days left!