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Month: April 2010

Daily Tech News – 2010-04-28

Annual NW Business Pitch (Liverpool, UK) Just returned to office from pitching both edocr.com and Techcelerate at the Annual NW Business Pitch on Digital, New Media & ICT sector at Liverpool Science Park. From more than 25 companies pitched, I noted four companies that could be considered as tech businesses, these being, edocr.com, Collabor8online, Mediatank from Skylab and bisTrack from Progressive Solutions International. Event was useful in terms of strengthening existing relationships (Skylab, STFC Innovations, How-Do, etc) and building new relationships (Liverpool Science Park, Hatimo Games, etc). Ravensoft gaining traction with Tweets60 Crains Manchester Business reported today that Manchester based…

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Venture Capital Roundup – W/E 11 April 2010

Venture Capital Fundraising is up in the US On 6th April, Dow Jones reported 41% increase in US venture capital fundraising, raising $4.1 billion across 34 funds in the first quarter of 2010.  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers setup fund for iPad developers The New York Times reported on 31st March 2010 (not quite last week!), Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, who invested in Google and Amazon.com early on, has double its $100 million iFund set up in 2008 and managed by Matt Murphy for application development to $200 million to support iPad application development. The iFund has invested in…

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Business – what matters most!

All my businesses follow a model where it is split into 10 categories (opportunity, product, market, sales, operations, service, finance, legal, HR and other). The thinking comes from Michael Porters Value Chain framework. Today, I have started to look at this from a slightly different angel with respect to edocr.com. Financial Profit and Valuation Whilst a business should not be an accounting exercise, without a true picture of your finances, you have no business. I would argue, that the point of finances is to generate a profit and increase the valuation of your business. If we expand the profit further,…

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Do you see the value of edocr.com?

Image source: Problogger.net This article is inspired by a private tweet I received just now, which simply said “Can’t see the value…” when I queried a prospective customer “What’s stopping you use edocr.com for your group and the subsidiaries?”. I am the first to acknowledge that not everyone will buy a product irrespective of how good it is. But I like a challenge. Let me know by the end of this short article, whether you agree or disagree with me. Value of Social Networking Do you see the value of Twitter, Facebook and Youtube? I assume you do. Each of…

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9 tips to improve visibility of your documents on edocr.com

Image source: biojobblog.com Below is a list of tips to improve your document being found through search engines, third party sites such as social networks and on edocr.com 1. Document Title: Ensure document title is more than two words, descriptive enough to justify content, and without hyphens or underscores (SEO) 2. Twitter: Set your twitter details for auto-tweeting (distribution) 3. Source URL: Edit document page to add your source URL (distribution) 4. Duplicates: Remove any duplicate documents to improve indexing by search engines (SEO) 5. Tags: Add all relevant keywords as tags to improve being found on edocr.com (distribution) 6.…

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edocr.com at the heart of UK Election Campaign – Informing you to make the right voting decision

The general belief is that this year’s election will be won by TV debate, but the impact the Internet will make should not be underestimated after the successful campaign run by Barak Obama during the last US presidential election. On the forefront of Internet campaigns, you find YouTube, Twitter and Facebook used by each of the main political parties to complement their own websites. Given that these are US products, one wonders why no British technology company has emerged as a key contender for social debate during the UK elections, which started today. We are proud to bring your attention…

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