The award-winning alternative London, UK creative tech trade mission is back. Hackney House Austin 2014 opens on Friday 7 March and runs all weekend through to Monday 10 March.
We are based at 721 Congress Avenue, corner of 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701.
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Introducing the first annual SXSW Music Hackathon Championship — presented by AT&T U-verse with GigaPower — where world-class hackers and designers will have 24 hours to create new tech innovations in the music space for artists, industry, and fans.
The SXSW Music Hackathon is FREE and open to the public (with approved RSVP), and will take place over a 24-hour period.
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I received the following email offer from American Airlines. “Your AAdvantage Gold status expires today! Not to worry — we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to renew your Gold membership now so you may continue to enjoy exceptional benefits, Renew your Gold Status for only $649.“
When a company asks their long-term customer to pay them for the “privilege” to be a member of a loyalty program — it has the inverse effect. Moreover, Gold benefits are not worth $649.
The UK “Centre for Entrepreneurs” think tank is to take on the running of the national enterprise campaign “StartUp Britain” when the founders step down next month.
The official handover will be on Thursday March 27, creating future initiatives for real British entrepreneurs instead of the prior focus on small business retail and PopUp Shops.
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Mattel announced that an entrepreneur doll would join its “I Can Be” career line as its Career of the Year. The entrepreneur doll sports a sleek pink shift dress and carries a tiny tablet and smartphone.
With nearly 8.6 million female business owners, it’s not a stretch that the new career for women is one she forges herself.
In most cases, to stay truly competitive, hiring the best talent means looking beyond a company’s 50-mile radius. But not all organizations may be ready to expand beyond their existing four walls.
These days, your best job candidates could be 5,000 miles away. With the right attitude and plan in place, relocation packages may be a thing of the past.
via Fast Company
Word on the street is that the Chief Content Officer is on the rise. With growing frequency, my colleagues and I are hearing this title as content marketing operations come of age in the service of brand storytelling.
In many cases, content marketing programs have lacked clear leadership.
2014 will likely be a year of dual business goals for forward-thinking senior executives. Responding to ongoing needs for business efficiency and growth, but also adapting to exploit a fundamentally different digital commerce paradigm.
Commercial digitalization, based upon the latest and most effective business technology advances has already begun, but most CIOs do not feel prepared for this next era, according to Gartner.
The secret wage-theft agreements between Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, and Pixar (now owned by Disney) are described in court papers obtained by PandoDaily as “an overarching conspiracy” in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Clayton Antitrust Act.
At times it reads like something lifted straight out of the robber baron era that produced those laws.
Crowdfunding has come a long way since 2008, when a group of UC Berkeley MBA students launched Indiegogo. It’s now a multibillion-dollar industry growing literally exponentially and worldwide.
Crowdfunding has grown from a handful of sites to nearly 1,000 platforms operating on every continent except Antarctica. Entrepreneurs are using it to raise financing for their businesses in 27 countries, and that list is rapidly growing.