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Why I Sold Zappos

Why I Sold Zappos

Why I Sold Zappos Tony Hsieh built his online shoe retailer into an e-commerce powerhouse. But with credit tightening and investors eyeing the exits, Hsieh was forced to ask: Was selling Zappos really the only way to save it? By Tony Hsieh / INC |  Jun 1, 2010   The first time Amazon.com tried to... »

Google Acquires Aardvark For $50 million

Google Acquires Aardvark For $50 million

Google Acquires Aardvark For $50 million  Feb 11, 2010 Google has acquired social search service Aardvark, says a source that has been briefed on the deal, for around $50 million. Aardvark, founded by ex-Googlers, has raised around $6 million in venture capital to date. The service lets users ask questions and get immediate responses... »

Making Money with Social Media

Making Money with Social Media

Making Money with Social Media Do blogs and tweets help a company’s bottom line? One startup thinks it has the answer. By Erika Jonietz Tuesday, December 29, 2009 In retrospect, 2009 may be viewed as the year "social media" came of age: Facebook passed 350 million active users, Oprah made Twitter mainstream, and LinkedIn... »

Derek Sivers sells CDBaby.com for $22M

Derek Sivers sells CDBaby.com for $22M Oct 23, 2008 The cat’s name is Derek Sivers and back in 1998, he created the website, CD Baby, as a personal need to help fulfill his personal passion (making music) and selling that music online to make a living.     A professional musician (and circus clown) since... »

1 million iFarts

1 million iFarts Comm said Apple’s decision to allow farting apps has led to more than a million downloads of the 99-cent iFart, allowing it to achieve what Comm calls "flatulence superiority" over the more than 100 other farting apps. He said while Apple shouldn’t allow porn, there is a place and a demand... »

TechCrunch Michael Arrington projected earnings

TechCrunch Michael Arrington projected earnings

TechCrunch projected earnings     …..TechCrunch now has 21 employees and claims $6 million in 2008 revenue from events and advertising? Arrington claims 15 million pageviews and 5.5 million unique visitors per month for his network of blogs. >src < »

Pre-Teens Build Successful iPhone App

Pre-Teens Build Successful iPhone App

Pre-Teens Build Successful iPhone App by Terrence O’Brien — Jul 2nd 2009 at 3:53PM Apparently the children of the world are out to make us at the Switched offices feel, well, a tad unaccomplished. When it isn’t nine-year-old Indian girls working for Microsoft, it’s 11-year-olds getting astrophysics degrees, and sixth graders getting $6.5M to... »

Time to Hang Up the Pajamas

Time to Hang Up the Pajamas I learned the hard way: while blogs can do many wonderful things, making huge amounts of money isn’t one of them. TECHTONIC SHIFTS / Daniel Lyons Published Feb 7, 2009  From the magazine issue dated Feb 16, 2009   For two years I was obsessed with trying to turn... »

How to Get Started as a Virtual Assistant Entrepreneur?

How to Get Started as a Virtual Assistant Entrepreneur?

How to Get Started as a Virtual Assistant Entrepreneur? BY TOLIK / ArticleWorld.com MARCH 28, 2009 To get started as a virtual assistant entrepreneur, one has to look for high yielding projects online. Several employers post freelance projects on freelance websites. As a virtual assistant entrepreneur you can bid for the projects. This article... »

Bebo bought for $850 million, by AOL

Bebo bought for $850 million, by AOL

Bebo bought for $850 million, by AOL March 13th, 2008 Updated with more information about deal terms, below. See our latest story on Bebo traffic stats, here. AOL has announced that it has bought social network Bebo for $850 million in cash. It’s easy to be skeptical and say that this is an also-ran internet... »

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