A Marketplace for Tech Talents

Hired, earlier DeveloperAuction raised $15 M in Series A funding rounds led by Crosslink and Sierra Ventures with participation from SoftTech and Sherpa Ventures. The company founded in May 2012 has  previously raised $2.7 million in seed funding from SoftTech, New Enterprise Associates, Google Ventures, Sierra Ventures, Crosslink Capital, and Haystack. CEO Matt Mickiewicz says the new funds will be used to build the Hired team and expand geographically, with launches set for Los Angeles, Boston, and Seattle this year.

hiredHired is basically a two sided market place to meet requirement of high quality  technology talent in business ventures and multitude of work fields together with best job opportunities. Out of 5000 participants, the site intake an average of 230 new participants and connect them with 700+ leading companies, including mainstream  companies such as OpenTable, Palantir, ClearSlide, Mixpanel, Klout, Lookout and Twitter as well as leading early stage startups. The company currently provide a platform to hire developers, UX/UI designers, product managers and data scientists in the Bay Area, NYC, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, LA and Seattle.

Hired as a transparent and unbiased recruitment platform with offers appears sound for engineers, but with a future aim of broadening its span that welcomes professionals from all walks of life. As the team found that the name Developer Auction would  shrink its span as it imply only engineers, name was changed to Hired.

Hired is trying to reverse the way that in-house recruiters attract talented engineers. The top developers are listed for a period of time. During that time companies can bid on potential employees, letting them know up front what they would be willing to pay a developer to join their team, including perks and signing bonuses, all before the two sit down for an interview. . If they’re interested, the engineers can follow up for interviews and go through the normal hiring process. If a professional followed Hired and secured a job with a company, the employer pays Hired 15 percent of their base salary. That fee ends up being a little bit less than what a standard recruiting agency might charge at 20 to 25 percent. Creating a profile in a site is free, but only top 150 developers would be appeared in the auction list, hence more competitive and the high breeds get hired first. The platform assures the genuinity, as this controls by regular monitoring which candidates to prevent the awkward situation where a current employer sees one of their engineers. Furthermore, Hired help the professionals a support with personal advocacy from sign in day to offer signing day.

A sports blog in unison

SportsBlog.com headquartered at Nashville, US is a dedicated blogging site for sports fans, sports professionals and leading sports media personnel. It was founded on late 2011 and initially the site aimed at athletes and public who inclined to the same. Later as more audience pay attention to the site, the more site paid attention to heterogeneous observers. The exclusive blogging partnership with WNBPA(Women’s National Basketball Players Association), National Basketball Retired Players Association, NFL(National Football League) Player Engagement department drew a large community of basketball and football fans towards SportsBlog.com. In recent times, the viewers to site is all combined with professional players, sportsmen, and spectators including expert fans, sports journalists and talk show hosts. All members are provided with their own Sports Blog  with customizable sports themes and features.

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 The company had received $750k in Series A funding in November 2013 besides the Series A funding received on March 2014 from Sports & Entertainment Advisory Group (SEAG) . The company has adopted a niche marketing  strategy in the early stages of development which was further broaden to a large circle. Today, it is an amalgam of all those sports people that speaks well about various sports and games and related information.

 As SportsBlog.com is a professionally designed blog, its look and feel could attract a major sector, especially the skilled persons in sports field. Furthermore, there is an option to create a custom SportsBlog mobile app which would enhance the participation of  bloggers round the clock  with ease.

 Moving on, the site also site rewards bloggers with monthly ranking competition . It provide monthly cash and material  prizes to top bloggers fulfilling specific criteria. Those constraints include the genuinity of post, its freshness ,within first half of month also with genuinity of visitors(fraudulent visitors and robotic interventions are checked), their uniqueness- all helps to keep the site live and content rich-that attracts the professional audience to site.

What is social commerce and how to use it for your business?

Social Commerce is basically the platform where the buying and selling of products take place with the help of social medias and online media through interaction and development of new relations. In other words, social commerce is the use of social networks in the background of e-commerce transactions. The concept of social commerce was introduced by David Beisel  and by Steve Rubel and the terms was introduced by Yahoo in 2005. E-commerce has expanded so much these days that almost every transaction be it a purchase or selling, takes place through the e-commerce platforms. Some of the social commerce includes ratings, reviews, referrals, recommendations, communities, social advertising and many more.

Facebook is one among the giants in social media platforms. The Facebook commerce, f-commerce or the f-comm all refers to the selling and buying of products through the Facebook page, either directly or through the Facebook Open Graph. Similarly is the Twitter social media where Twitter Commerce rules and makes it easy for the buying and selling of products.

Since there is a huge option of the products, one was confused while purchasing products for better rates and comparison of products. For this the social commerce brings the best products and the best shopping to one place helps one in better comparison and decision making.  There are both the offsite and onsite social commerce. The Onsite social commerce refers to retailers whereas the Offsite social commerce includes activities that happen outside the retailers which includes Facebook storefronts, Pinterest and other social networks.

If one need to build up a good audience they would have to basically implement the 6C`s of Social Commerce, which includes Content, Community, Commerce, Context, Connection and ultimately Conversation. One has to have a good content first to attract customers, then build a community where interactions happen and build sustainable relationships. Then fulfill customers needs with the help of transactional web presence. Tracking of real world events helps to understand and stay in touch through commercing platforms and hence the matter has to be genuine and clear. It all depends on relationships and the more and relationships maintained the more open in the social commercing. And finally conversing. A clear conversation helps in clear communication and thus in a happy deal between two people.

Social commerce also works on a few elementary elements like reciprocating, building a community and being with the community of one’s choice, having social proof like positive feedbacks from consumers on a public platforms that builds confidence in new visitors, liking of the page which shows that more and more people are confident on our product and when recommendations work, people are more confident in joining and buying products and finally being there for customers and showing the importance of having the product and how much availability would be there, so that the customer would genuinely want to buy the product.

Based on al this is how social commercing works and social platforms are the best marketing platforms these days for any kind of products.

SocialWare – Create Your Own Social Network

SocialWare is definitely the social networking software you need to check out if you want to develop a fascinating social network and compete in this era of online communities. Thanks to the internet, the world is more connected than ever before and Social Networks play an important part in bringing about this change. The example of Facebook can be considered as greatest proof to this reality. So building your own Social Network is not at all a bad idea. If you can apply amazing marketing techniques, you can absolutely make a web page that would click among the public. And the best aspect is that you need not worry about all the programming and structural issues of the website. You can depend on the features offered by SocialWare from iScripts to create your customized social network in a few minutes without any problems.

Things are as simple as that. Have you ever imagined that you could easily create a website that would be as appealing to the masses as with the case of top online networks today such as Facebook, Orkut, Myspace, LinkedIn, Friendster, etc? Yes it is possible and how do you get to that point? Well the answer is SocialWare. This open source application allows you to create any kind of social website where users can sign-up themselves and hook up with one another without the limitations of Gender, Regional places, Age, religion or Creed, Skin tone or actually any restriction unless your Govt controls certain networks.

Our dedicated teams have analysed top social networks and our application is able to offer you the best in the business. Handling your web page has never been so simple before and with innovative individual control functions, SocialWare allows you sit back and rest while the software controls your web page successfully. Such high levels of simplicity in a complex package is what makes our social community script stand out from the rest.

The key features of SocialWare are

  • Open Source script without any encryption
  • Offers multiple design themes and templates
  • Ability to create blogs, forums, group chat modules
  • Easy Monetizing ability using gift stores
  • Powerful and efficient administration panel
  • Ease of customisation as per your needs

As far as the customers are worried, the application provides them methods to connect with friends, make groups, community forums for conversations, chat, user profile control, Friend locater, etc. The user interface is simple and made up of smooth visual elegance and provides a neatly designed individual profile and thereby helps customers handle their public user profile much effectively.

In short SocialWare is a boon for the social networking community as it can churn out brilliant social networking software products that serve as a means of making the world a more open and connected place to live in.