MicroISV Digest – 02/27/2010

Community News: Mike Schoeffler, roadbud.com: the right three words could win you a top-of-the-line iPhone. Mike is running a contest to find a great tagline for his new iPhone app coming out March 1st – details here. David Christian, Bright Spark Software, SimpleGlucose is trying an experiment, switching to the ‘freemium’ model: membership is now […]

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The secret to succeeding for startups: from Seth Godin’s lips to your ears.

How to overcome the resistance to shipping your product, why doing an app to spec isn’t enough anymore, why Steve Jobs is an artist and so are you, and lot more in this week’s the Startup Success Podcast (iTunes) with author Seth Godin. Pat and I had the great pleasure of interviewing Seth – author […]

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Involuntary exactitude is involuntary servitude.

Maybe because we’ve all been burned at one time or another by a boss or client who didn’t spec out the software we ended up trying to build. Or maybe it’s because we live in a world where everything that matters is true or false, none of this messy in-between stuff that’s impossible to code. […]

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Are you going stale?

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So here we are, starting another week at your software company. Are you excited? Eager to make new friends, features and customers? If you are not, it will show. Maybe you’ve been doing what you’ve been doing for too long. Or maybe the press of business and constantly tending to your software application has left […]

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MicroISV Digest – 02/13/2010

Community News: The 19th annual Software Industry Conference will be held this year in Dallas, Texas at the Hyatt Regency DFW, July 15-17, 2010. The conference runs each year from Thursday through Saturday. It is designed for both beginners and experienced Micro ISVs and internet marketers. At SIC you can go to sessions on current […]

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And the winner is…

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Michael Buckbee. Michael asked the best question during our recent contest with Legal River and its new answerboard. Michael gets an hour of free legal advice/work and a free year’s membership to StartupToDo.com. “I’m a software developer for The Social Collective (http://www.thesocialcollective.com) we create specialized social network tools for conference, festivals and tradeshows. If you’re […]

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MicroISV Digest – 01/30/2010

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Community News: Rob Bazinet, Stillriversoftware.com, has purchased Expens’d from Atlantic Dominion Solutions (Robert Dempsey). This is a good move for Rob, Robert and Expens’d’s customers. It’s also a good model – on both sides – how to create and grow value. Michael Douma, IDEA, has launched ColorRotate – a 3D color picker for PhotoShop and […]

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Disrupting the Law with a Lending Tree for Startups

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It’s been an axiom of mine for a long time: everybody wants justice, but you’ve have to have the money to buy it. And for bootstrapping startups and microISVs, lawyering up even when you desperately need to has been too damn expensive. Legal River, a new Washington D.C based startup is standing that on its head. Instead […]

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47Hats: There’s an iPhone app for that!

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Woke up this morning to a pleasant surprise: my Apple iPhone App was approved overnight and is waiting for you to download free! [iTunes link]. There’s a couple of reasons I thought this was worth doing for me and for any microISV or startup who wants to reach out to the 40 million or so […]

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MicroISV Digest – 01/20/2010

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Community News: Anthony Williams, Just Software Solutions Ltd, Tired of waiting for the upcoming C++ standard (C++0x)’s support of multithreading and concurrency? Just Software Solutions’ just::thread library is an implementation of the C++0x thread library for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and g++. V1.3 introduces support for the new std::async function for launching asynchronous tasks, support […]

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