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RJMetrics has received a friggin’ lot of buzz (search Twitter) over the past week for a study checking in on Google Plus engagement of 40,000 users. According to the report, the average post receives less than one +1, less than one reply and less than one re-share. BusinessWeek asks if Google Plus is a ghost town. Publishing these kinds of reports has been sound strategy for RJMetrics, delivering huge audiences direct to their doorstep. Our Entrance Exam with RJMetrics’ new chief marketer Ted Bockius, published yesterday.
The organizers of Philly Startup Weekend will be hosting a PitchSwap on June 14th: an event aimed at learning to pitch someone else’s business in order to learn from the process. RSVP here. They call it “karaoke for entrepreneurs.”
GIVE A GLANCE
DuckDuckGo has a new Chrome extension that allows you to embed DuckDuckGo’s one-click search results directly in Google’s results. Cheeky. In related news, the company’s founder Gabe Weinberg is featured on PhillyMag’s PhillyPost.
Fast Company has a bigger profile on Daymon John, star of ABC’s Shark Tank, mentioning his new role as brand ambassador to local startup TicketLeap. Its a good look at the rise of celebrity support of startups.
On that note, Startup Beach House is now accepting applications as well.
Following last weeks report that PalmLing is headed to TechStars Boulder, co-founder Ryan Frankel tells us that they’re not tied down to Philadelphia and will be shopping around for potential locations after TechStars.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
Ooooh, Tinder’s founder poached some Philly talent: Technical.ly Playbook
DreamIt Ventures launches an internship program with Coded by Kids [Startup Roundup]
Old City carpooling company behind Ride, vRide raises $5M [Startup Roundup]
Traffic.com cofounder raises $1.2M for digital marketing startup [Startup Roundup]
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