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As executives turn the page on another year at the helm of their respective brands, one major trend continues: incremental change is no longer delivering bottom-line growth, or at least the growth that makes stakeholders and investors happy. Social media strategy and governance often exposes the problems of organizations struggling to thrive amid the changes of the last seve ...
… manually to its database. Andy Ellwood, a former Gowalla and Waze executive who joined as chief revenue officer in January, says the company now has information about over half a million products in its database. Ellwood pitches the project as an extension of his work at Gowalla and Waze. The two companies both developed systems for users…
… contend that most of the technologies that critics and entrepreneurs get excited about with respect to the future of media are at best wishful thinking with no economics to support them—and at worst just dumb. Case in point: When I was writing about the rise of geo-location social apps like Foursquare and Loopt and Gowalla in 2009, “bleeding-edge…
It’s been a screwy few months for the travel industry. In May, TripAdvisor bought La Fourchette — a small booking site most widely known as the French equivalent to OpenTable. Then, Priceline, TripAdvisor’s much larger competitor, went ahead and spent $2.6 billion to buy OpenTable itself. But the two deals represent more than an idiosyncratic blip.