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Networking isn’t just vital to career success. It is also crucial for getting things accomplished. It's making change in relationships, organizations and the world.
I have spent much of my career honing the skills of networking and connecting with influential people who are well respected in their industry or discipline. In the beginning, there were a lot of things I didn’t understand. I studied, read and got advice from everyone I came in contact with. I learned everything I could about how to run a successful business (based on selling products via webinars), and worked my tail off to connect with anyone who I could help build their business.
In our always-connected world, data is the new black gold. Facebook is already reigning king in the race for data, knowing what you look like, who you spend time with, where you live and where you go out to eat. And now, it’s going to know what you sound like.
The social-networking giant has acquired voice-interface software company Wit.ai, an 18-month-old startup headquartered in Palo Alto, California. In a statement, Facebook called Wit.ai “an incredible yet simple” platform that “has helped developers turn speech and text into actionable data.”
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These five tips can help you bridge the gap between online and offline in terms of social media, and keep you relevant to your consumers in the socially saturated world.
As ubiquitous as social media is in this day and age, more people are turning an apathetic ear to what brands have to say rather than hanging onto their every word on these channels.
That shouldn’t come as a shock to you, though.
Vouch Financial, a social lending startup founded by ex-PayPal and ex-Prosper alumni offering customers loans with lower interest rates, has raised $3 million in new funding, according to an SEC filing. The company also confirmed the investment details to us, noting that the round, led by Alex Rosen of IDG Ventures, actually closed last year but had yet to be disclosed. Other investors contributing to what’s being characterized as a seed stage round include Greylock Partners, First Round Capital, and a number of angel investors, detailed on AngelList.
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