For South by Southwest 2011, we constructed a two-day long Dogpatch Labs SXSW and, over that period, hosted 100s of entrepreneurs. It was a lot of fun and a big success (TheStreet, Inc, NY Observer, etc).
It’s no surprise that Zappos: 1) pays attention to customer service 2) markets to and communicates with customers well
The .co domain is hot… at least from a marketing perspective. GoDaddy and others have run large television campaigns (including during the Super Bowl) to promote the new domain. I have no data to suggest that the .co domains are gaining traction (although I suspect that is not the case).
In July, I raved about YouTube’s innovative mobile “Add to Homescreen” promotion. Eightbit.me has gone a step further and actually requires users to “add eightbit to [iPhone] homescreen”. In fact, each time you visit Eightbit.me, you have to add the icon to your phone’s homescreen.
Continuing to post select Quora answers on my blog – you can view them here. A few obvious themes and a couple apps associated with them: – Gaming. Games make up the majority of the most successful paid applications. Examples: Angry Birds, Cut The Rope, Electronic Arts, etc.
I apologize for this not being a full blog post – but Twitter’s 140 characters weren’t enough. I need just a little more =) Businessweek’s recent article, Techdom’s Talent Poaching Epidemic, is an important and under-discussed topic. Here is the quick takeaway and my short-hand comments: