Pando

September 2013

  1. "Showrooming" is more about research than price comparison

    It reads like every retailers' worst nightmare: Potential customers walk in with small devices capable of comparing the price of every product to one listed somewhere else. They wander through the aisles with these devices at the ready, simply waiting to find a product, rub their grubby little hands all over it, order it via the device, and then walk out without buying anything. They're parasites, and they simply must be stopped.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  2. Here's the smart vibrator that is penetrating the wearables market

    Smart watches. Smart wristbands. Smart Glass. And smart...vibrators?

    By Carmel DeAmicis , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Invested.in looks beyond startups, launches a crowdfunding portal for institutional funds

    Crowdfunding is not just about startups raising money. Even excluding rewards-based campaigns like those offered by Kickstarter and Indiegogo, so-called equity crowdfunding, the type that represents an investment for ownership in a company or project, can span the gamut of asset classes. And frankly, that’s a good thing, because startup investing simply isn’t a good idea for all aspiring angel investors. But there are other avenues to target high returns.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Subbable: Subscription crowdfunding for rabid YouTube fans

    Two brothers -- Hank and John Green -- have produced online videos since 2007. Known as the VlogBrothers, they gained notoriety for their work on early Web shows such as "Brotherhood 2.0" and "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries." They caught Google's eye and got funded as part of the YouTube Original Channel Initiative.

    By Carmel DeAmicis , written on

    From the News desk

  5. By David Holmes , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Why investors should take another look at ecommerce

    Silicon Valley has run away from the ecommerce category. The most common arguments among ecommerce bears are that the sector is over-invested and that late-stage valuations do not map to public company comps and realistic acquisition values. However, it’s foolish to fall into the lemming trap and write off the entire category.

    By Brian Garrett , written on

    From the News desk

  7. Can entrepreneurship be taught? Two students at Tufts are trying

    Conventional Silicon Valley wisdom says that founders should drop out of college once they've hit their big idea. Mark Zuckerberg did it. Bill Gates did it. Peter Thiel pays kids to do it. The trope of the 20-year-old dropout founder is so well known, it's practically a cliche. The idea is that these founders can learn more by running their own company (even if it fails) than they can in a very expensive classroom.

    By Erin Griffith , written on

    From the News desk

  8. Proposed FTC study on patent trolls pushes reform one step closer

    The Federal Trade Commission has proposed a study that would put patent trolls under the microscope and possibly force some to be more transparent about their business practices.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

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