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When you are seeking seed capital it’s very important to know how to distinguish the real investors from the poseurs. The latter can end up wasting a lot of your time, if you are not cognizant of the different types of investors you will come across. Here an veteran angel investors explains how to tell the bona fide apart from the fakes.

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Did Guy Kawasaki Inadvertently Admit That He Doesn’t Use Social Networking?

Eat your own dog food. – Guy Kawasaki

Whistleblowers have received a great deal of a publicity over the past five years or so. Today one of the champions of social networking, Guy Kawasaki, inadvertently became the latest whistleblower when he revealed on Linkedin what he really thinks social networking. Apparently a team of assistants handle most of his social media tools, thereby, allowing him to spend his time more wisely. Isn’t this is the same Guy Kawasaki who published a book on Google + last year and touts social media at every opportunity? One of Guy’s most famous pieces of advice for entrepreneurs is that they must “eat their own dog food.”

It sounds as if Guy doesn’t really care for dog food.

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The growth rate is truly mind-blowing. The smart phone is changing the way in which customers interact with businesses, in the way that they obtain information from friends via texting, social media, in the way they buy things and generally behave especially in retail. The whole phenomenon of “show-rooming” where a person goes into a store to examine a product before purchasing it online is having a huge impact on the retail trade.

For every business, addressing the needs of the mobile customer is not a nice to have, it’s an absolute essential. Who is the mobile customer and how can companies better serve them?

  • According to Cisco, by the end of 2013 there will be more mobile devices on the planet than people.
  • According to the IDC Worldwide New Media Market Model Forecast, by 2015 there will be more people accessing the web using a mobile device than a wireless computer.
  • RealBusiness says that there are an estimated 24 million smartphone users in the UK alone, which is nearly 38% of its population, and this number is projected to rise steadily until 2016.
  • In February 2013 alone there were more than 275 million app downloads in the UK.

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