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Great stats about venture-backed tech companies valued at over $1B (aka unicorns).

Interesting highlights to note: 76% have past entrepreneurial experience, 50% are co-founded by immigrants, 50% of founders went to a top 10 school, 31% are SaaS, 19% of founders are college drop-outs, 17% are pivots, and 10% have a female CEO.
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There is hope for me yet!
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Dollar Shave Club finally has some real competition.

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Over the next year or so, we’ll see whether apps like Yik Yak, After School and Whisper will pivot, persevere or disappear.
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EX MACHINA... brilliant. 
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#ReadyPlayerOne, written by Ernest Cline and narrated by Wil Wheaton is now going to be directed by Steven Spielberg. Parzival's going to be a household name in the real world.

Excited to see OASIS on the big screen.

http://www.polygon.com/2015/3/25/8291171/ready-player-one-movie-steven-spielberg-ernest-cline 
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Coachella 2015 rules say "No selfie sticks / narcissists"

https://www.coachella.com/festival-info/
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i agree. not allowing pro cameras in 2015 is silly. one thing is to differentiate "media" from attendees; but nonsense to restrict the use of mirrorless and DSLRs.
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Love this +Samsung Mobile. More of this please.

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I've been thinking a lot about the concept of identity 
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The alarm on my Samsung phone, which has not been turned on, has been sitting in my purse totally without function, has a display that went dark, and has not been charged in weeks...mysteriously just went off. I kid you not. 
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"I think we did not make Swarm as fun as the old Foursquare was— we screwed up a couple things."

Yep.
While you were earning badges, Foursquare was building a location layer to the Web. No wonder it’s a takeover target.
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Tonight in San Francisco I ordered a sandwich at a restaurant near Union Square and sat at a table outside.

As I was getting ready to eat, a homeless man with long hair and a grey beard sat on my table, right in front of me.

He was wearing a black turtleneck and he was carrying an old, bulky Compaq laptop.

He opened his laptop and started playing with the keyboard when he said to me, "I'll trade you my laptop for your sandwich. I'm really really hungry, man."

I said, "I already have a laptop but here, have half of my sandwich."
He then said, "Thanks man. Good... I don't really have the power chord anymore."

I checked my email. He played with his laptop keyboard. We finished our sandwiches and wished each other good luck.
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Sprinklr acquires Pluck 
 
Sprinklr acquires leading social community software company, Pluck. Sprinklr now offers fully integrated social relationship management across third party channels and brand websites: http://spr.ly/62660veM
With the addition of Pluck to the Sprinklr family, our enterprise social technology includes extensive capabilities to make brand websites more social.
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Director of Strategy, Sprinklr. Author, SOCIAL STATE. Founder, Social Nerdia Consulting.
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Leadership, Strategy, Marketing, Consulting, Advertising, Social Media, Technology Implementation, Entrepreneurship, Social Business.
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  • Sprinklr
    Director of Strategy, 2012 - present
  • Samsung USA
    Social Media Manager, 2010 - 2012
  • Amdocs Consulting
    IT and Business Consultant, 2007 - 2009
  • Subaru
    Marketing & Advertising Intern, 2006 - 2006
  • Stream Realty Partners
    Marketing Intern, 2006 - 2006
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Author of SOCIAL STATE. http://www.socialstatebook.com. Founder + President at Social Nerdia Consulting. Director of Strategy for Sprinklr http://www.sprinklr.com. Advisor to BUMII. Former Samsung USA Social Media Marketing Manager.
Introduction

My name is Esteban. I'm passionate about the convergence of technology, marketing and social media.

Founder and president of Social Nerdia Consulting: www.socialnerdia.com.

Author of the book SOCIAL STATE: http://www.socialstatebook.com

I provide strategy consulting for NYC startup + SMMS Platform Sprinklr.

Former Social Media Manager for Samsung USA


I'm grateful for my family and friends.

Originally from Guatemala City, I went to SMU in Dallas, TX. After several years in TX I moved to NJ to join Samsung. I'm now in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where I live with my wife and two dogs.

Learn more at www.estebancontreras.com

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NOTE: Everything I say on Google+ is my personal opinion.

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Called to place an order for pick-up and they told me that I should call back in half hour or later because they were too busy. At 3pm. On a Tuesday. The lady was dismissive and almost annoyed that someone was calling to place an order. Clearly they don't understand customer service. They could've easily taken my order and just told me that the food would take longer than they normally would. They missed a big order and my future interest in going there. Fail.
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I called to place an order using the menu on their website. Apparently they no longer serve the food we wanted to order, and they were out of ribs. What a fail. Update your websites, Canmore restaurants.
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I have been to this specific location and have found it closed at least four times due to "oven malfunction."
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Great team and staff. Thank you.
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I called to place an order from the menu on their facebook page. 3 of our 4 meals on our list no longer exist and they were out of the 4th. Do these people not understand how the Internet works? Fail.
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Good pizza. Good location. Open early and late. Good stuff.
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Good work. Nice branding.
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