In this episode of “Elevator Pitch,” Burn Note founder Jacob Robbins explains how he plans to take his private messaging system to the next level.
Competitors like Snapchat may be all the rage with the younger crowd, but Robbins tells WebMediaBrands CEO Alan Meckler that his ephemeral messaging platform can also help adults make their emails more secure at work. The company has also launched new iOS and Android apps.
Founded in New York in 2012 with funding from family and friends, Burn Note is looking to raise more money in the next few months. Here’s the pitch:
Online fashion retailers are a fast-growing segment of the Internet. WebMediaBrands CEO Alan Meckler recently spoke to Ella Gorgla, the CEO of I-Ella, a buy-sell-or-trade fashion marketplace.
Gorgla participated in our Elevator Pitch series, and in this follow-up video, she’s back to tell Meckler how things are going with her new custom gift-bag service. She’s so passionate about fashion that she almost gets Meckler to try on a red dress by Jean Paul Gaultier.
In the latest episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler talks with Marissa Evans, founder and CEO of “Go Try It On.” It’s an iPhone app that acts like a virtual stylist. Users upload a photo of an outfit they plan on wearing and let their friends and the community respond.
In this episode of Elevator Pitch, host Alan Meckler meets with TwoChop founder Mo Lam and AppAddictive CEO Mike Onghai about their gamification venture, Two Chop. If you run a blog or other content-oriented website containing text, music or images, TwoChop can take that content and turn it into a game.
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A Facebook Smartphone in 2013? (Los Angeles Times)
Can a Facebook smartphone solve the social media company’s mobile problem? Just one week after Facebook’s less-than-stellar IPO comes news that the social network is beefing up its engineering staff in the hopes of releasing a Facebook smartphone by 2013. GigaOM Does it make any sense for Facebook to build its own smartphone? Some argue that this would be a natural extension of the social network’s strategy. The Next Web But the tech world consensus is that it would be a nightmare for Facebook if it got into the mobile hardware game. A Facebook phone, which has been rumored for quite some time, could be one of the only ways for the company to not only control the experience of its mobile users, but properly iterate and hack out a better mobile experience overall. The New York Times This would be Facebook’s third effort at building a smartphone, said one person briefed on the plans and one who was recruited. In 2010, TechCrunch reported that Facebook was working on a smartphone. The project crumbled after the company realized the difficulties involved, according to people who had worked on it. AP Social media sites and blogs have lit up after eagle-eyed viewers spotted a surprise cameo by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, in a Chinese TV documentary about the country’s police force. The documentary by CCTV was part of a series on Chinese police and high-tech crime-solving methods. continued…