sales

  • Crushpath Gets $2M To Help Salespeople Seal The Deal: Charles River Ventures And More Are Backing

    Crushpath Gets $2M To Help Salespeople Seal The Deal: Charles River Ventures And More Are Backing

    With all of the M&A activity going down with CRM leviathans Oracle and Salesforce, a timely launch from a new startup looking to disrupt the sales process once again. Crushpath, founded by former executives from Jive Software and Socialcast, is offering a platform for salespeople to control a deal from lead to close, with social elements added into the mix, and it has closed a $2 million… Read More

  • Zoomingo’s New App Turns Spotting And Rating Deals Into A Game

    Zoomingo’s New App Turns Spotting And Rating Deals Into A Game

    Shopping discovery service¬†Zoomingo, which helps you find nearby sales using your mobile phone, is out with a new iPhone app that introduces a gamification element to its platform. Local shoppers are now being encouraged to share the unreported sales they spot in the wild as well as rate those spotted by others. By playing the new “Hot or Not” game within the app to rate deals… Read More

  • Twitter Adds Another International Google Exec To Its Sales Team: Stephen McIntyre

    Twitter Adds Another International Google Exec To Its Sales Team: Stephen McIntyre

    Twitter says that 70 percent of its users come from outside the U.S. at the moment, and so it makes sense that this is where it is also investing more to grow the rest of its business. Today the company announced that it has appointed another sales executive to beef up its efforts outside its home market. Stephen McIntyre, most recently of Google, will be overseeing Twitter’s… Read More

  • New Mobile App Zoomingo Helps You Find Nearby Sales

    New Mobile App Zoomingo Helps You Find Nearby Sales

    Newly launched Zoomingo is a shopping discovery app that aims to help you find nearby sales using either your Android or iPhone. With a focus on clothes, shoes, jewelry, handbags, beauty and home products, the app appeals to the everyday bargain shopper, not the daily deal seeker or the gadget guru looking to compare prices on HDTVs, for example. Sales data for major retailers is available… Read More

  • Acer To Dump Laptops In Europe This Season


    So you need a laptop? Why not wait a few weeks and fly to Europe because Acer is about to dump 3 million cheap laptops on the European market in order to clear out overstock inventory. Rather than write off the inventory, Acer will probably sell it all at a steep discount, shipping from warehouses on the Continent and China over the next few months. What kind of deals can you expect? No… Read More

  • Apple Is #5 In PC Sales In Europe


    Gartner found that Apple is number five in European PC sales, just below Acer, Dell, and Asus. They sold 966,000 units in 1Q11, 292,000 less than the fourth place winner. But wait… there’s more! Read More

  • RIM Sold 45,000 Playbooks Opening Day


    With launch reviews that rivaled Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark, the Playbook didn’t seem to get any breaks. However, depending on if you’re a “glass half full” kind of person, the company did sell about 50,000 Playbooks on opening day, arguably a fairly strong showing for a device that was not initially well-received. Read More

  • Estimates Put Nintendo 3DS At 500,000-750,000 Units Sold In North America

    Early sales estimates of the Nintendo 3DS continue to trickle in. Depending on which analyst you want to believe, Nintendo sold anywhere from 500,000 to 750,000 units during the five days in March it was available here in North America. The only problem with these numbers is that Nintendo can now expect consumers to confused as to what system they should get, the 3DS or plain ol’ DS. Read More

  • Estimates Point To 3 Million Nooks Color Sold

    This, multiplied by a million minus 1 million Digitimes “sources” are stating that 3 million Nooks Color have rolled off the assembly line and into stores over the past year, giving the Nook Color firmly at 50% of the “iPad-like” tablet market. They estimated 600,000-700,000 sales per month in January and February during the post-holiday gift card redemption season. Read More

  • How Much Can You Get For Your Old iPad?

    Like any self-respecting gadget hound, I found myself at an impasse: I have an iPad first gen but I want an iPad 2 . I also have limited funds and a family to feed. So, then, do I keep both iPads and sell the family or perform the opposite of that transaction and sell the iPad 1st gen, keep the family, and buy the iPad 2. After an evening of careful concentration on soul searching… Read More

  • Improving Sales: The Excuse Department Is Closed

    Improving Sales: The Excuse Department Is Closed

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster, a two-time entrepreneur who has gone to the Dark Side of venture capital at GRP Partners. Suster writes a blog at Bothsidesofthetable and can be found on Twitter at @msuster. Most technology startups seem to be funded by product people or business people. Specifically what is often not in the DNA of founders are sales skills. Nor do… Read More