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Nike Courts App Developers for FuelBand, Takes a Page From Apple's Playbook -
June 19, 2013 | WSJ | By SHELLY BANJO.

Nike is giving select developers terabytes of data from customers wearing the digital wristband. The company hopes the aggregate data—from the average duration of a run (35 minutes) to how energetic residents of certain cities are (New Yorkers move more than Angelenos)—will lead to apps that make the FuelBand more indispensable to users....Nike's data-sharing venture is part of a larger shift at the Beaverton, Ore., sportswear giant to think more like a technology company. Nike, which reported $24 billion in revenue last year, can no longer just make sneakers and clothing...but also must develop a technology business to better connect with customers who are increasingly glued to smartphones and social media...."The iPhone was successful because people built great apps around it," said Greg Gottesman, managing director at Madrona Venture Group, LLTP -7.41% a Seattle venture capital firm, and a Nike accelerator mentor. "Nike will be more successful owning a platform, rather than just a product."...Nike created a new digital sports division in 2010 to build a more vigorous technology platform around its Nike Plus offerings, placing it in a separate building on its headquarters campus to avoid the company's bureaucracy.

The results so far include the FuelBand, an exercise training game for the Xbox, and basketball shoes with built-in pressure sensors that measure how high players jump.

"Are we a traditional technology company? No, but we're finding a place where technology plays a relevant role in bringing innovation to every athlete in the world," Mr. Olander said.
software_developers  mobile_applications  Nike  Shelly_Banjo  sports  sportswear  sensors  incubators  start_ups  data_driven  platforms  ecosystems  connected_devices  wearables  accelerators  athletes_&_athletics  playbooks 
june 2013 by jerryking
The Magnes Museum in Berkeley, Calif., and the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Ore., Get University Bailouts -
MAY 20, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By SHELLY BANJO. Hit by the Downturn, Museums Seek Bailouts
Several Forge Partnerships With Universities, Even Hand Over Artwork, to Keep Doors Open Amid Deficits
Shelly_Banjo  museums  Colleges_&_Universities 
may 2010 by jerryking
Washing Your Web Face -
February 17, 2008 | Wall street Journal | By SHELLY BANJO.
Maintain a positive online identity. People go online to check out
potential dates or business partners. Having an online identity that
reflects well on you is critical.
Shelly_Banjo  JCK  J.C.King&Associates  websites  personal_branding  reputation 
may 2009 by jerryking
Philanthropists Set Spending Deadlines -
MAY 21, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by SHELLY BANJO. A
growing number of philanthropists are adopting spending deadlines and
sunset provisions to ensure urgent global needs are addressed in a
timely way.

By granting the entirety of funds within a certain period of time, these
charitable efforts are looking to have a bigger immediate impact than
traditional foundations, which are typically set up to last forever and
pay out roughly 5% of assets a year.
philanthropy  Shelly_Banjo  benefactors  high-impact  impact_investing 
may 2009 by jerryking
Before You Tie the Knot... -
NOVEMBER 26, 2007 WSJ article by SHELLY BANJO. Many people
jump too hastily into business relationships. Too many people think they
know a friend or colleague well enough to start a business together,
only to discover they don't. The key to success is as simple as it is
complex: homework. Communications, Personalities and Shared Values,
Partnership Agreements, Keep Talking
small_business  Communicating_&_Connecting  Shelly_Banjo  personality_types/traits  partnerships  preparation  due_diligence  values  relationships 
march 2009 by jerryking
When Donors Can't Keep Their Pledges -
JANUARY 27, 2009 WSJ column by SHELLY BANJO. Some
philanthropists are finding themselves unable to fulfill multi-year
pledges or continue annual contributions to charities they support.
Articles offers solutions.
philanthropy  charities  fundraising  economy  Shelly_Banjo  benefactors 
january 2009 by jerryking
Wholesalers Set Up Shop Online to Tap Consumers -
Sept. 18, 2008 article by Shelly Banjo on steps a wholesaler took to sell directly to consumers.
wholesalers  online  e-commerce  consumers  Shelly_Banjo 
january 2009 by jerryking
Family Charities Get Focused -
DECEMBER 11, 2008| Wall Street Journal | by SHELLY BANJO and

As wealthy rethink their giving in a weak economy, a growing number of
families are using mission statements to target causes most important to
family  charities  mission_statements  Shelly_Banjo  weak_economy 
january 2009 by jerryking

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