To Grow a Hot New Payments Business, Focus on the Mundane

March 10, 2015

This post was written by Udaya Patnaik, Co-Founder of Jump. You can find him on Twitter @UdayaJump, or get in touch with him by commenting on this post. Some of the biggest announcements at Mobile World Congress 2015 are coming from Samsung, Google and PayPal, who are trying to chase Apple’s recent success in mobile

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How the Marketer-in-Chief Can Promote Innovation in Government

September 11, 2014

Dear Mr. / Madame President, Investing in our government’s technological capabilities and embracing a networked organizational structure for our federal agencies should be a primary goal for your administration. Doing so will increase the effectiveness of our federal agencies, regain public support for federally funded investments, and return America to its place as an exemplar

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How Mobile App Developers are Leveraging the Power of Needfinding

September 5, 2014

This post was written by Grant Margerum, an intern at Jump Associates. You can connect with him directly by commenting on this post. As a college student fortunate enough to live and attend school in Silicon Valley, I get to see the newest tech trends come and go. It’s no surprise that one of the

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Can Machines Teach Us About the Next ‘Sharing Economy?’

August 14, 2014

This post was written by Mark Techaphunphol, Technology Lead here at Jump. You can get in touch with him directly by commenting on this post. The other night, I was dining with friends in the city when one of them called to say she was running late. “Why don’t you just take a Lyft? Our

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Expense Reporting: 4 Questions to Ask Before Going Digital

August 7, 2014

This post was written by Leigh Solidum, Accounting Manager here at Jump. You can get in touch with her directly by commenting on this post. Depending on whom you’re talking to within a company, expense reporting can range from a simple, painless task, to a drawn-out, arduous one. Some employees actually enjoy taping down receipts

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Cyberspace, Cultural Space: What the National Park System Can Teach Us about Digital Security

July 29, 2014

This post was written by Matthew Ford, a strategist here at Jump. You can find him on Twitter @matthewdford, or get in touch with him by commenting on this post. I recently discovered a surprising connection between two seemingly unrelated cards in my wallet. The first was a national parks pass, which provides access to

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Terabyte Incognita: Where Big Data Meets Environmental Science

July 10, 2014

This post was written by Danielle Raynal, an associate here at Jump. You can contact her directly by commenting on this post.  One of the biggest issues floating around with Big Data today is that people just aren’t sure how to use it. Companies are amassing all sorts of data, which is (mostly) fine, but

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With Big Data, What Really Matters?

June 26, 2014

This post was written by Claudia Glasser, Director of Business Development here at Jump. You can reach her directly by commenting on this post. 90 percent of all the data in the world has been generated over the last two years. The electronic trails left by our business and personal activities, and now millions of

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Lessons from Buzzfeed: Optimizing for Organizational Strengths

June 18, 2014

This post was written by Anna Zhi, a strategy consultant here at Jump. You can find her on Twitter @azhyi, or get in touch by commenting on this post. When Buzzfeed (then called Buzzfeed Labs) was founded in 2006, it was known for one thing: viral content. Some of it was created in-house, but most of

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3D Printing Gets Real: Are You Ready?

June 3, 2014

This post was written by Vijay Rajendran, Growth and Innovation Strategist here at Jump. You can reach out to him on Twitter @varajendran, or get in touch by commenting on this post. There are two main stories happening in 3D printing today. One frames 3D printing as a consumer novelty and not much else. From trinkets

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