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Nice video from the Metro Atlanta Chamber highlighting the 2013 ATDC graduate companies and the strategic benefits of that technology hub. Great to see companies like BrightWhistle, KontrolFreek, PatientCo, and Urjanet, which I helped in some way, growing up. Show More Summary
That post the other day about room to grow in the mobile coupon space. From the Groupon Q1 earnings call this is what it looks like today for them, one of the leaders in local couponing. Sales via mobile have risen to 45%. There's gold in them devices.
Interesting new “Cheapskates Online: How the 'New Normal' Takes Advantage of New Technology” report from eMarketer. I prefer savvy shoppers over cheapskates but names aside the report is interesting. I like this chart. While penetration is slowing there is still some growth in digital coupon use and that use is going mobile. There's room to grow in this market.
I have written a bit about the stages a successful startup goes through in the past. Covering theories such as concept, seed, early stage and growth stages for those that were not reading in 2009. One of the things I have always believed...Show More Summary
So last week I attended the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy Change Makers breakfast at the invite of a friend. As promised it was a moving and informative event. The keynote speaker was Dave Moody whose firm, C.D. Moody Construction Co., is the second-largest minority contractor in Georgia (after H.J. Show More Summary
Not too long ago Wired ran an article on five Google products at risk. One of these at risk products was Google Offers. I think Wired was right. Google seems to be heading in another direction. That direction is Google Local. Google is moving to a retailer self-service model. Show More Summary
It's a big week for nCrowd. It was move week and we are settling into our new Atlanta Tech Village office. But the bigger news is that we are announcing an acquisition. All Things D broke the news this morning that nCrowd has purchased the assets of Tippr out of Seattle. Show More Summary
The fine folks over at Atlanta Business Radio invited me in to talk a little bit about what we are doing with nCrowd and why both consumers and merchants like our business. Lee Kantor and Stone Payton were great hosts. I was first up. Show More Summary
Yesterday the Georgia Game Developers Association hosted Georgia Digital Day at the Georgia state capital. At the event GGDA released a study prepared with accounting firm Habif, Arogeti, & Wynne and reported on by the Atlanta Journal and Atlanta Business Chronicle. Show More Summary
As reported by Atlanta Business Cronicle staff writer Urvaksh Karkaria nCrowd is moving to Atlanta Tech Village. This move came about shortly after David Cummings announced his plans for the Village. I reached out to him, told him we were about to sign a lease, and wanted to see if there were a possibility for a company of our size to get some space. Show More Summary
One of the questions I am most often asked these days is why Half Off Depot acquired CrowdSavings. It's a fair question. To many the skyrocketing deals business now feels like a fading shooting star. The answer is really quite simple. Show More Summary
Yesterday afternoon Indiana University rallied from five points down in the final minute to win the Big Ten title, most likely securing a number one seed in the NCAA tournament. As a duel alumni household the Weatherby's are pretty fired up about basketball. Show More Summary
Timely article in The Wall Street Journal today. Seems like there has been a big jump in people working from home in the U.S according to the Census Bureau. Some 13.4 million people work from home at least one day a week. Surprised that management leads the way. Show More Summary
One of the top five classes I have ever taken was a shortened version of a negotiation course during a Mergers and Acquisitions executive education program at The Wharton School. The class was led by Stuart Diamond. It was darn good....Show More Summary
Last Thursday night Atlanta Public Schools had a meeting at Grady High School to discuss the shooting incident that took place on its campus Wedensday morning. I attended the meeting. My takeaway, Atlanta Public Schools is not acting...Show More Summary
Not me. Andrew Mason. The founder and CEO of Groupon. His letter to employees and the fact he publicly posted it because he knew it would leak are classic. People of Groupon, After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I've decided that I'd like to spend more time with my family. Show More Summary
Last week All Things D broke the news that Yahoo's Marissa Mayers was banning remote working. The move was widely panned. Wired called it "stupid". Forbes an "epic fail." I disagree. Mayers has been raked over the coals with comparisons to Facebook and Google. Show More Summary
My daughter is a freshman at Grady High School in Atlanta. Grady is an intown public school that is a part of the Atlanta Public Schools system, about a mile from the center of Midtown Atlanta. We leave about a mile from the school. We live in the city and send our kids to public schools. Show More Summary
I mostly write about the Internet, management, marketing, and startups on FoG. But every so often something happens that makes me change the focus here. A few years ago it was a change in Georgia law that limited the mobility of workers. Show More Summary
Interesting report from Privco. No big surprises here. The Valley, New York, and Boston lead the way. Seems like they missed the Vitrue/Oracle deal as the largest in Atlanta in 2012.