Blake Newman

CEO, CTO, Co-Founder, Entrepreneur. Lean startup advocate, agile project manager, Certified Scrum Master. Founded Photographer.com in 1995, inQbation in 2007, Agileana.com in 2015.
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Mergers & Acquisitions: HP, EDS, LogoWorks

Mergers & Acquisitions: HP, EDS, LogoWorks

        Filed under: Startups

  PALO ALTO – May 12, 2008, Hewlett-Packard  Co. (HP) is apparently in talks to buy Electronic Data Systems (EDS), founded by former Presidential Candidate, Ross Perot, who went on to found Perot Systems after being booted out of EDS by then majority owner, General Motors (GM). What is interesting about this acquisition is that … Continued




Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Omniture acquires HBX

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Omniture acquires HBX

        Filed under: Startups

Omniture > Visual Sciences > Web Side Story > HBX™ October 25, 2007 – Omniture, a leading website analytics company agreed to acquire Visual Sciences, formerly known as Web Side Story, creator of web analytics software Hit Box (HBX) for $394 million. HBX™ Analytics provides data analysis and metrics to consumer-oriented companies. HBX Analytics also … Continued


Solar Powered Products, Eco-Friendly Lighting

Solar Powered Products, Eco-Friendly Lighting

        Filed under: Technology

Fifteen Degrees Corporation inQbation™ is pleased to announce the launch of eco-friendly startup company, Fifteen Degrees Corporation. Fifteen Degrees ambitiously plans to drive the solar powered market as a new concept. Their fundamentals requires us to scrap the dark and unreliable solar powered products in the market today, and bring to light a brighter and … Continued



New England Patriots’ Adalius Thomas

New England Patriots’ Adalius Thomas

        Filed under: Web Design

Official Website: New England Patriots’ Adalius Thomas www.Adalius96.com inQbation™ is pleased to announce the launch of Adalius96.com, the official website for Adalius Thomas. The site features: Scrabook (Photo Album) SLASH (Sportsmen Lifting Academics & Sponsoring Hope) News (Adalius Thomas updates) Humble Pie Cafe (Adalius Thomas blog) Humble Pie T-Shirt Store (Be Humble or Get Humble … Continued


Accent Reduction Coach – Kelly Reiter

Accent Reduction Coach – Kelly Reiter

        Filed under: Web Design

inQbation™ announces another great launch inQbation™ and Kelly Reiter are thrilled to announce the launch of Reel English Coach, a marketing website to help reinforce Kelly’s brand of personalized accent reduction training. home – Los Angeles Accent Reduction Los Angeles bio – Kelly Reiter, Accent Reduction Coach Los Angeles actors courses – Los Angeles Audition … Continued


Wayne Wilson, African American Author

Wayne Wilson, African American Author

        Filed under: Web Design

inQbation™ is thrilled to announce the launch of Wayne Wilson’s new website. www.waynelwilson.net Wayne commissioned inQbation™ to take his previous website to a new level. Our goal was to shift the focus from Wayne’s books to Wayne. We wanted to establish Wayne Wilson as a brand and a multi-talented author and writer. Working with Wayne … Continued


Focus on conversions, not page rank

Focus on conversions, not page rank

        Filed under: Marketing, SEO

Study the analytics Recently, I worked with a client and the first thing I did was set up website analytics to start collecting good data. After a period of 9 months, we looked back at the data and made some startling discoveries: The site received 30,000 visitors 23,000 of the visitors were unique Over 13,000 … Continued

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Optimizing a new website for SEO

Optimizing a new website for SEO

        Filed under: SEO

How to Prepare Website Content for Google Many of my clients ask me for a little guidance on writing content, preparing website content, and optimizing their site for Google and other search engines. So, I put together a little bit of guidance for them and you… 5 Rules for Preparing Website Content Determine what laymen … Continued

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Google buys this, eBay buys that…

Google buys this, eBay buys that…

        Filed under: SEO, Startups

Google Earth – Google buys ImageAmerica July 22, 2007 – Google buys ImageAmerica Google buys DoubleClick for $3.1billion April 14, 2007 – Google acquires online advertising company, DoubleClick, for $3.1 billion. HP buys LogoWorks April 24, 2007 – Palo Alto, CA. Hewlett Packard (HP) purchases Arteis, operator of LogoWorks. Google buys YouTube for $1.65 billion … Continued

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Affiliate Marketing Programs

Affiliate Marketing Programs

        Filed under: Marketing

Executive Summary Popularized by Affiliate Marketing is a method of sales, marketing, and lead generation enabled by the Internet whereby an independent blogger or webmaster promotes or delivers links to third party retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers; and in exchange for successful sales conversions receives compensation in the form of a commission on the sale or … Continued


Business Startup 101

Business Startup 101

        Filed under: Startups

Guy Kawasaki wrote an outstanding book, “The Art of the Start,” on seeking venture capital and launching a business. In it is great advice that goes above and beyond simply raising money or starting a business. It applies to many things. But, one of the most important concepts that I walked away with, that has … Continued