Monthly Archives: October 2011

United Styles: DIY Fashion Design

Source: TechCrunch, Oct 2011 Based in Shanghai, UnitedStyles is a Facebook Connect-enabled service that lets any user create customized women’s apparel, allowing them sketch out, adjust and share a design via an online interface and customized 3D preview (Note: Chinese users will … Continue reading

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UpCLoad Uses a CD for Sizing

Source: TechCrunch, Oct 2011 it uses your computer’s webcam to size you up, then recommend clothing that will fit you well. You calibrate the service by standing in front of a camera and holding a CD (which have a consistent … Continue reading

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Magento has FB “Own” and “Wants” buttons

Source: FashionablyMarketing, Oct 2011 Bay owned Magento has introduced new “Want” and “Own” Facebook buttons, driving social based traffic for all Magento online stores. The social buttons can be easily installed on product and catalog pages and are provided as a Magento core extension for Magento Community and … Continue reading

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ModCloth’s Be the Buyer Program

Source: Fashionably Marketing blog, Oct 2011 ModCloth’s Be the Buyer program, launched in October of 2009, in combination with the rest of their marketing efforts, has helped captivate their customer’s interest and given the customer a voice in the buying … Continue reading

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10 Tips for the VC pitch

Source: The Next Web, Oct 2011 Elevator pitch Think problems first, then solutions Solution: Sex, money or power? Market size Business model What’s your big unfair advantage? Competition: Why you’re better or different Marketing plan: Customers and distribution Team hires: … Continue reading

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Finding the right OA

Source: Currently Obsessed Blog, Dec 2009 One of the best decisions we made at the time was to hire a “Do-It-All Office Admin” (DIAOA) as one of our very first hires.  The point was to free up everyone else to … Continue reading

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Looking Good Across Multiple Screens

Source: RWW, Oct 2011 The hard-working Silicon Valley design firm ZURB has recently released version 2.0 of its responsive design boilerplate kit called Foundation, which is a fundamental framework for a one-size-fits all Web project. Foundation is a CSS and Javascript framework … Continue reading

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Legal Checklist for Startups

Source: VentureBeat, Oct 2011 Startup checklist: 1. Form a corporation, not an LLC (see post here) or a partnership (see post here). 2. Incorporate in Delaware and qualify the company to do business in the state in which its principal office is located (see … Continue reading

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WordPress “Landing Page” Theme

Source: The Next Web, Aug 2011 Launch Effect is a WordPress theme, available for free, that creates a landing page for your product…no matter what that product is. Along with that landing page you get a signup box where people … Continue reading

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OpenSky raises US$30M

Source: Business  Insider, Oct 2011 OpenSky, a social shopping site that lets users follow experts and celebrities who curate products for them, just raised $30 million. The site launched in April (although the company was founded in 2009) and already has … Continue reading

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