Archives for April 2014

How Twitter's Engagement Growth Has Changed Over Two Years

Twitter released its first quarter earnings report for 2014 on Tuesday, and while the social-media company beat its own earnings and revenue estimates, it failed to meet Wall Street’s expectations. Timeline views, Twitter’s preferred metric for engagement, saw a 15% year-over-year growth in the first quarter, according to the report. However, the company reported aContinue Reading

Twitter Stock Drops to New Low as User Growth Disappoints Wall Street

Here we go again. Twitter stock cratered by more than 10% overnight, opening at a new low of less than $38 a share on Wednesday after the company reported user growth in the first quarter that disappointed Wall Street See also: 10 Moments on Twitter That Will Go Down in History If that sounds familiar,Continue Reading

Strong Job Growth in April and Why It Matters

Payroll report shows strong job gains in April. U.S. businesses boosted hiring in April, according to a private survey, a positive sign the economy may improve after a sluggish start this year. Payroll processer ADP says private employers added 220,000 jobs in April, the most since November and up from 209,000 in March. The reportContinue Reading

Twitter earnings clouded by Wall Street's obsession with user growth

Twitter continues to play defense as a public company, and Wall Street is not impressed. Continue Reading

The Gospel of Guy Kawasaki: 4 Startup Secrets to Getting Growth Right

The noted tech evangelist shares why entrepreneurs should imbue their businesses with deeper meaning, and how the venture capital funding paradigm has radically shifted. Continue Reading

Tealium, a marketing tech firm, raises $20 million

The company, which offers a data platform to make marketing tools from various companies work together, raised funds from Silver Lake Waterman and others and is eying an IPO. Continue Reading

Historical Figures Get a Branding Makeover With Modern Business Cards

Would you hire Roald Dahl or Vincent van Gogh? With a beautifully crafted business card, it’s hard for hiring managers to resist these superstars of history. To celebrate the launch of their new letterheads, online stationer MOO created custom business card and letter head designs for 12 prominent figures. Each design plays on its particularContinue Reading

Think Like Cleveland: 6 Ingredients to Boosting Business Growth (Video)

To understand growth, understand the factors that create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. Continue Reading

Need A Creative Solution? Go For A Walk, Says Science

Need a creative solution? New research from Stanford supports the notion that going for a stroll can do wonders for certain types of mental roadblocks. As far as we know, there is no specific magic formula for unleashing creativity, no carefully guarded secret sauce. But there are ways to open up the pipes leading toContinue Reading

How to Stop Growth From Killing Innovation

Scaling up your company should be paramount. Just don’t let innovation take a back seat. It’s a little talked about secret in the startup world: Growth doesn’t always beget growth. Scaling a company is exciting, but paradoxically, growth can limit your company’s ability to innovate–and, well, grow. You or your employees don’t become less creative.Continue Reading