Walking back what I said about Amazon AWS.

In case you missed it, yesterday I was more than a bit pissed off at Amazon AWS S3. Actually, I hope you did miss it, because I was wrong and they were right, and I lashed out in frustration. Here’s what I though happened: Out of the blue, Amazon S3 changed something so and neither […]

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When Amazon Clouds rain B.S.

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I’m in the process this morning of learning a core truth about Cloud infrastructure, and the process is not a pleasant one. Pat Foley (who’s in Boston at the Business of Software Conference right now, the lucky dog) and I do a podcast each week, and for the last 18 months we’ve been hosting the […]

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And now for a bit of entertainment…

QuarterShare

If you love science fiction (and what dev doesn’t, we live it everyday), I strongly commend to you Nathan Lowell’s “A Trader’s Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper”, starting with Quarter Share. No aliens will suck on your brains, cities explode, computers come alive or Industrial Light and Magic- grade special effects. Just […]

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Little nuggets of startup wisdom…

startupquote

Can be found at Startup Quote (thanks Victor!). Also, I plan to reanimate the microISV Digest Monday, so if you’ve got some microISV news, please send it my way at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

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Optimizing Search Engine Rankings with Microsites

Note: This Guest Post ran back on July 21st, 2009: so why post it again? Well, I just rechecked the two sites Dennis talks about, with Google Instant Results on: Java-Logging.com had slipped to #7, but dotNETLogging.com was still the #1 result. Over on Microsoft’s Bing, Java-Logging.com was #4 and .DotLogging.com – in Microsoft’s own […]

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Xmarks the spot

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So Xmarks, the bookmark synchronization startup is going out of business. There’s a long and illuminating post here by Todd Agulnick, CTO & Co-Founder about why despite having 2 million user and growing at the rate of 3,000 new users a day, they are folding up shop January 10th, 2011. It’s a sad story, one […]

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And here we go: MicroConsult with Bob Walsh

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I think I’ve come up with a way to take your self-funded startup or microISV to the next level. I call it MicroConsult with Bob Walsh, and here’s the gist: A one hour consultation via Skype/phone to define your biggest startup pain – market research, productivity, your web site, whatever – and collaboratively build a […]

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And here we are

wpengine

Update: if you are seeing this particular post, 47Hats is safe and secure in it’s new servers! If all goes well and DNS propagation happens this weekend, the next 47Hats post will be fromt our shiny new awesome domain at WPEngine. After putting up with godaddy’s inexplicable slowdowns, unpredictable site outages, db hangs, email timeouts, […]

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This is not about that.

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Last night Twitter announced its awesome new web page layout/functionality. This morning, like a few million other Twitterers, I started banging on my twitter page because I want the New and Shiny, and I want it now. New and Shiny beats productivity resolutions hands down, unfortunately. But this is not about that – it’s about Ryan […]

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Four Ways to Benefit with Social Commerce

Google Chrome

By Richard Bashara, Community Moderator at SoftCity We’ve all made big-ticket purchases before. It’s pretty difficult to just get up one morning and do.  It takes lots of phone calls and price comparisons before you can pinpoint what you want and can afford.  After a few back and forth conversations, the consumer usually has some […]

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