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Last year’s biggest social media platform agenda was to push video. Large swaths of people are moving to internet video from TV, and video commercials make more money than text ads. But the actual opportunity was limited, and with every single service getting into video, from Facebook and Twitter to LinkedIn and GoPro, there was bound to be some fallout. Hey, we can’t all be Netflix.

None of us like being in the dark. That’s because our curiosity is innate. We all want to know what’s what. As researcher Jonathan Litman put it, we find knowledge rewarding because it “dispels undesirable states of ignorance and uncertainty.”

During the original dot-com bubble, Monster Worldwide was omnipresent, with Super Bowl ads and a sky-high stock market valuation. That it survived so long, when so many of its bubble brethren went kaput, is something of an achievement.

How To Market Your Mobile App?

There are over a million apps on the Google app store, and more than 20,000 apps are being added every month. Almost every business is beginning to create an app.

How to Market Your SaaS Business

Recent acquisitions have sparked a lot of interest in SaaS (software as a service) businesses, which license software on a subscription basis and offer central hosting. The uptick in interest is due, in no small part, to Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn.

It’s not often these days that anyone can manage to sneak a big tech news story through without it leaking first.

There has been an uproar in the tech world recently about what people perceive to be the “doom of the Silicon Valley economy.” Several high-profile companies have taken extremely public hits in the stock market (think Twitter, LinkedIn, Tableau), and the venture funding that used to flow so incredibly loosely a couple of years ago has become much more reserved. But a 20-30 percent decline in stock prices isn’t the apocalypse: it’s a market correction, and ultimately, it’s a good thing for the industry.

LinkedIn’s valuation has been hotly debated by everyone from technology publications to Wall Street insiders in recent months. According to Morgan Stanley’s analysts, “continued faster than expected deceleration and/or misexecution will likely cause the stock to be range-bound (best case) or trend toward our bear case valuation (US$60/share).”

The debate around the relevance of business plans is one that continues to divide opinion. Although conventional wisdom suggests a business plan has a role to play in determining company success, increasingly, and especially in the startup world, some are shunning it.

It’s been 15 years since the bubble heyday, and things still aren’t quite the same. For one thing, U.S. tech companies on the whole are raising less money. They raised a whopping $71 billion in funding in 1999, compared to only $48 billion in 2014. Even more dramatic has been the drop in the number of IPOs. 1999 saw 371 — one for every day of the year with a few left over — while 2014 saw only 53, an 85 percent drop.