Slidecast: BrandYourself Startup Lets You Control Your Own Google Results

In this slidecast, Patrick Ambron from BrandYourself describes how the company lets you control your own Google results.

Like any good company, BrandYourself started as a problem that turned into a mission we just couldn’t ignore. We hated the fact that reputation firms purposely mystified the Search Engine Optimization process, making their customers feel trapped. We hated that these firms overcharged customers for something they could easily do themselves if they simply had a platform that educated and empowered them to do so.

So we made it our mission to create a Do-It-Yourself platform that makes it easy for anyone to take control of their own search results without any price or technical barrier. We’ve been working around the clock for over a year putting together the team, expertise and building the platform you can use for free today.

I tried out the BrandYourself process and I found it to be very easy to set up. If you have a stake in what people see when they Google your name, I highly recommend you get on the site and sign up.

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Slidecast: Big Switch Networks Launches Open Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

In this video, Kyle Forster from Big Switch Networks presents a technology overview of the company’s Open Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

OpenFlow and SDN have been gaining significant momentum and, as customers adopt these technologies, it is critical they look for open standards, open APIs and open source to ensure the SDN solution they implement is future-proof,” said Guido Appenzeller, Co-Founder and CEO of Big Switch Networks. “Big Switch Networks has been at the forefront of the OpenFlow standard creation, offered enterprise-grade open source SDN solutions to the community and continuously expanded its ecosystem of partners. Openness will be core to SDN success and, by relentlessly delivering it in our Open SDN™ architecture, we plan to stay ahead of the market.”

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Slidecast: Flow Startup Does Real-Time Data Solutions

In this slidecast, Eric Alterman from Flow Corporation presents and overview of the company’s Real-Time Data Solutions.

Flow is a big data company that provides real-time information solutions for developers, enterprises and media companies at and for consumers at The Flow Platform is cloud-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) built on top of a real-time architecture that enables on-demand stream processing, data routing, and interoperability across the entire application landscape. Flow also provides customers with turn-key software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions such as iFlow, built entirely on the Flow platform.

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Eventster App Makes it Easy to Find and Share Experiences

In this video, Ed Lucero demonstrates Eventster, an event discovery app now available for IOS devices. It comes to us from Tackable, a Silicon Valley Startup that found that its photo sharing technology was really more interesting to folks looking to find and share event experiences.

Events are perfect for mobile,” Lucero said. “Open up the app, and within seconds, you’re checking out the most anticipated live events happening in your city this weekend. Our promise: Never be bored again. Or, you know, become a little more interesting than you were before.”

I got a chance to talk to the folks at Eventster this week, so I downloaded the app for myself. My reaction: “Finally, something that uses Facebook that might actually be useful for business!”

Slidecast: Bonitasoft Business Process Management – More Value, Less Code

In this video, Mac McConnell from Bonitasoft presents an overview of the company’s open solutions for business process management.

Bonita Open Source solution provides a powerful technology to handle business processes through a user friendly and easy-to-use interface. Bonita can easily be integrated into your business applications.”

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Video: Chirpify Turns Tweets into Transactions

In this episode of Meet the Startup, Chris Teso, founder of the Twitter stream commerce platform Chirpify, talks to us about product evolution and what it is like raising money as a sole founder.

Chirpify turns Tweets into transactions, enabling consumers and businesses to buy, sell, donate and transact in-stream on Twitter. These are social, device agnostic, frictionless, in-stream, one step payments. We do this in real time at scale. By removing all frictions of a traditional payments or e-commerce system, Chirpify transforms Twitter from a broadcast platform into a transactional one. To transact on Twitter Chirpify users need only Tweet simple commands such as “buy”, “pay” and “donate”.

A Tip of the Hat goes to Silicon Florist for pointing us to this story.