Month: July 2012

Is your country entrepreneur friendly?

“A study by Ernst & Young, an accounting firm, showed last year that German, Italian and French entrepreneurs were far less confident about their country as a place for start-ups than those in America, Canada or Brazil. Very few French entrepreneurs said their country provided the best environment; 60% of Brazilians, 42% of Japanese and 70% of Canadians thought there… Read more →

Twitmusic and what the service represents

Twitmusic is one of the latest investments from 500 startups. What might be the first technology company started in the Philippines to receive major investment from a US investment fund. The platform allows artist to upload music and promote it to twitter users in a pretty innovative way. When a visiters go goes to the website twitmusic.com it has a… Read more →

Founders Story: Klout founder Joe Fernandez

This is the unedited English version of my column published in Japanese by Sankei http://www.sankeibiz.jp/business/news/120716/bsj1207160501001-n1.htm Klout is a unique company, it has successfully built a way to rank social influence online. The company assigns Klout scores to individuals based on how socially influential you are. Politically its a very difficult business, no one wants to be ranked and yet everyone… Read more →

The coming social wars

This is the unedited English version of my piece that was published in Sankei Business-I in Japanese on July 2nd 2012. http://www.sankeibiz.jp/business/news/120702/bsj1207020501001-n1.htm In asia companies are now starting to understand the importance of the social graph. The ability to make it easy for people to share and communicate amongst those they know. Unfortuantely, asia has been slow to the game and… Read more →