Tag Archive: Pulse

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    by Angie Chang

    Gender In Tech: No Longer A Silent Issue

    Ellen Pao’s lawsuit allows our community to discuss these “women in tech” issues as real problems.

    By Cristina Cordova (Business Development, Pulse)

    TechCrunch reported that Kleiner Perkins Partner Ellen Pao sued her firm for gender and sexual discrimination. A friend immediately told me “Well that’s career suicide” and I can’t say I didn’t think the same thing. While few can comment on whether the allegations are true, this news does highlight some of the reactions the media and tech community have had to gender issues in the past.

    Over the past few months, many have been engrossed in the Valley gender gossip on “brogrammer culture”, sexist comments at tech panels and the general lack of women in tech. Many

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    by Angie Chang

    Recruiting A Designer To Your Early Stage Startup (Hint: It’s Not All About The Perks)

    By Dana Rosenberg (Startup Enthusiast, Self)

    For startups, the design element is becoming more important than ever. Consumers are developing an appreciation for design that is driving their purchase and engagement decisions. Simultaneously, the expanding global market for mobile and interactive web services is creating a need for designers to take on new interfaces and evolving challenges.

    Startups like Flipboard and Pulse are heralded for their great user experience and sleek designs, while Massive Health and Instagram capitalize on great design to drive photo-sharing

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    by Managing Editor

    When An Idea Has Legs: appSmitten Off to a Running Start!

    By Ellen Pack (Co-Founder, AppSmitten)

    The three of us sat around the table. We were pretty excited, but would we still love our latest startup idea in the morning? Well it turns out we did, this one had legs.

    The idea had come to us naturally. We were hanging out with our smartphones, excitedly sharing new app discoveries with each other.

    Anna was talking up GasBuddy, I was raving about Fooducate and Sarah was all over Pulse. As we chatted, we realized that none of us went seeking

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    by Angie Chang

    Partner event: APPNATION 2011 for Mobile Developers

    APPNATION (April 27 – 28 in San Francisco) is an ambitious and bold thought leadership conference and exposition focusing exclusively on the consumer applications revolution and global app economy. Featuring speakers and exhibitors including Digital Chocolate, Marvel Entertainment, Jumptap, Nielsen Mobile, RIM, Intel, Outfit7, Sequoia Capital, WIP, Fox Broadcasting, Greystripe, Norwest Venture Partners, and Wall Street Journal.

    On Thursday, April 28 (1:15pm – 1:50pm on the 2nd Floor Mezzanine at Moscone South @ APPNATION) join us for the “Monetization Strategies” panel with open Q&A – presented by Women 2.0 & Founder Labs!

    Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder, Women 2.0 & Founder Labs) will be leading the discussion on monetization of mobile apps with the following panelists:

    • Cathy Edwards (Co-Founder & CTO, Chomp)
    • Jean Hsu (Android Developer, Pulse)
    • Rob Coneybeer (Co-Founder & Partner, Shasta Ventures)
    • Raj Singh (Entrepreneur-in-Residence, SRI)

    Check out mobile developer Sophia Perl presenting her mobile app Eventabulous at the AppCircus on Wednesday, April 27 at 5:20pm.

    We will also be showcasing 5 mobile developers from the Women 2.0 community in at the APPNATION expo with their own developer demo pods:

    DEVELOPERS: Submit your app and have a chance to pitch at the [email protected] on April 27! Powered by dotopen, this is a unique global traveling showcase of the most creative and innovative apps presented by their creators during some of the most influential international events in mobile/web. AppCircus is open to developers, startups and any other organization and offers each participant a chance to get a nomination to the annual Mobile Premier Awards at Mobile World Congress. Click here for full details, rules and submission information. Deadline for entry is April 17.

    Women 2.0 members save 40% with discount code “APWN40”.