• Snow in Sonoma? Woke up to a light sprinkling of snow here in Sonoma, CA – something that happens where I live about every three years. Took a quick pic as an MMS to text to various friends, got busy coding and testing a big batch of enhancements to my startup app. Keep coming back to coding after […] Bob Walsh No responses December 7, 2009
  • So you can teach an old company new tricks! Want to see a near perfect execution of how an old (105 year old!), traditional brand can, with the sharp claws of new social media digging into their thigh, hit the goldmine demographic of 24-35 year olds? Come’on, it will only take a minute and you’ll learn something. First, let’s go to Twitter where CIW […] Bob Walsh No responses December 5, 2009
  • Inbound Marketing, by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah (Weekend Media Review is a new section here at 47 Hats, because I’m so damned busy during the week the only time I get to indulge in my lifefong vice of reading – especially books that make a difference – is on weekends. So why Media instead of Books? Because I now find myself – […] Bob Walsh 2 responses December 5, 2009
  • DBF: Adopting Google Voice (DBF stands for Digital Better Future – it’s a ongoing series of posts on digital developments making the lives of Digital Entrepreneurs easier, better and faster in 2010.) “You have five new messages… Message 1…” How many times have you heard your voicemail system tell you that, only to sit there, being a slave to […] Bob Walsh 8 responses December 3, 2009
  • Breaking through your sales ceiling with Bits du Jour by Roger Thomasson, Editor, Bits du Jour So, 6 months ago you released a game-changing, niche-filling, 22nd century application.  It’s bigger, better, and faster than even the closest competition.  Then why are sales so slow?  Why are inferior titles posting astronomical download counts while yours stagnates at a few dozen per week? There’s no question […] Bob Walsh No responses December 3, 2009
  • The MicroISV Digest The MicroISV Digest for the week ending November 30th, 2009. (With 2010 just one month away, I need your feedback on what – and whether – the MicroISV Digest should be. Please comment on this post what you’d like to see it cover more, less or differently. And apologies for missing last week – by […] Bob Walsh 4 responses November 30, 2009
  • Martin Kleppmann’s Go Test It makes the finish line. About 2 hours ago Martin Kleppmann announced that Red Gate Software is acquiring his startup, Go Test It, for an undisclosed amount. Go Test It is an automated cross browser functional testing service. Here’s the details of the acquisition and Martin’s good-to-read reflection on it. It’s always good to see someone in the startup/microISV world […] Bob Walsh One response November 30, 2009
  • Having a nice weekend off? Google’s moving your Customers. While you were sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner, Google was changing how and even if customers will find your software. Since There Is No News(bloggers, reporters) Thanksgiving weekend, the firestorm will start officially Monday. Here’s how Google rocked your world by adding one little command to their results page for some users : + Show […] Bob Walsh 11 responses November 28, 2009
  • Startups.com: Your Business. Your Questions. By Fred Imparatta Community Manager, Startups.com Startups.com There are 450,000 people who take the plunge into small-business ownership every year. Chances are, they’ll need someone to help them answer their business questions. That’s where Startups.com comes in. In Startups.com, business owners (both big and small), can ask their business questions, which will be answered by […] Bob Walsh 2 responses November 20, 2009
  • The MicroISV Digest The MicroISV Digest for the week ending November 16th, 2009. (If you have an announcement of interest to your fellow microISV, indies or startups, please email me at bob.walsh@47hats.com with the word digest in the subject.) News and Announcements Jacob Gorban, Apparent Software, has launched Cashculator – the Mac way to track your cash flow. […] Bob Walsh No responses November 16, 2009