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Facebook is a Pay-to-Play Marketing Channel, So Play Wisely

Facebook is a Pay-to-Play Marketing Channel, So Play Wisely

For brands, spending on Facebook is no longer an option. Facebook is a pay-to-play marketing channel. The question is... How well will you play the game?  


The Geeks Shall Inherit the Metaverse

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Metaverse

As Facebook announced its acquisition of Oculus VR, Esteban Contreras pondered on a South Park episode that helped him imagine a Facebook-powered "Metaverse." In this post, he analyzes some of the important implications for the tech industry, the marketing world, and society at large.


There is No Such Thing as a “Lost Year for Tech”

There is No Such Thing as a “Lost Year for Tech”

Some thoughts (about Quartz article claiming 2013 was a "lost year for tech"), a couple of megatrends and eight startups to watch in 2014


Q&A with Feast Co-Founder and CEO David Spink

Q&A with Feast Co-Founder and CEO David Spink

Q&A with David Spinks, Co-Founder and CEO of Feast, a startup that applies the online academy model to cooking classes. Feast's website says it is "an online cooking school where you'll find easy-to-follow online cooking classes to help you cook, eat and feel like a boss."  In this Q&A, David shares about becoming a startup CEO, developing Feast, 500 Startups, the startup life (David formerly worked at Zaarly and LeWeb), and more.  

Learn more about Feast at letsfea.st  and connect with David on Twitter @davidspinks.


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