Pando

November 2012

  1. How Chris Sacca turned his student loans into $12 million... and then lost it all

    Chris Sacca is known today as an extremely successful venture capitalist, with stakes in Instagram, Kickstarter, Uber, Twitter, and dozens of other prominent startups. What’s less well known is the story that started his incredible journey, involving millions of dollars made and millions lost on the back of recklessly invested student loans.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  2. PandoMonthly presents: A fireside chat with Chris Sacca

    PandoMonthly is back in Los Angeles for its once-quarterly event, and tonight's guest is Chris Sacca, a former Googler and the head of Lowercase Capital, which has invested in startups like Instagram, Twitter, Kickstarter, and Uber.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Branding in the time of catastrophe

    Mitt Romney isn't the only one to carry on with a campaign while trying not to appear like he's taking advantage of the recent catastrophe. So are businesses like American Apparel, Gap, Urban Outfitters, Groupon, Uber, and others. And like Mitt, whose canned goods drive at an erstwhile Ohio campaign event was met with derision, some of these companies have earned the public's scorn, while others have received accolades. The lesson? For a business operating at a time of crisis, the soft sell is good; the hard sell, bad.

    By Adam L. Penenberg , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Yelp not worried about Google's "struggling" local content play

    With Groupon and LivingSocial grasping to offer "anything but" daily deals and Foursquare facing an uphill battle with revenue, Yelp appears to have the biggest head start when it comes to attracting local business marketing dollars.

    By Erin Griffith , written on

    From the News desk

  5. Crowdsavings.com continues to daily deals slog

    Not terribly long ago, the burgeoning daily deals industry was heralded as a crazy revolution in commerce business models, sure to change local marketing forever. But its leader Groupon's fall from grace has dealt a blow to the entire sector. Even if you discount (heh) Groupon's problems as unique to itself, its competitor, LivingSocial, hasn't fared much better. Amazon has written down $169 million of its $175 million investment in the unprofitable company (some of which can be attributed to acquisition costs).

    By Erin Griffith , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Get your tickets for PandoMonthly NYC with Spotify's Daniel Ek now

    Next week, PandoMonthly is coming back to New York, and we have one of our most anticipated guests of the entire 2012 lineup. Given we've already brought you candid conversations with Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Mark Pincus, and many more moguls, that's saying something. (If you live in LA, don't miss the reclusive billion dollar fund manager Chris Sacca later tonight!)

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the News desk

  7. Vidyard hires new marketing director to continue growing past 1M videos viewed each day

    Earlier today I got to speak with two people working on a video-centric startup that isn't trying to become the fabled "Instagram of video." Instead, the company, Vidyard, is building a video platform and analytics solution for businesses that want to get a little bit more bang for their cinematographic buck.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  8. Twitter's new map shows how people respond to Obama and Romney's Tweets

    We've said before that this is the Twitter Election. (In fact, 2012 might just be the Year of Twitter in general – more on that another time.) One of the fair criticisms of Twitter's role in the campaign, however, is that it's useful for capturing noise but not especially good at parsing it.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

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