The MicroISV Digest for the week ending February 2nd, 2009.
(If you have an announcement of interest to your fellow microISV, indies or startups, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the word digest in the subject.)
News and Announcements
- Duncen (last name not found on site…), Veneficium Ltd., has released his first microISV product, Word Frequency Counter, which returns various word counts for ascii and unicode files. (via BOS)
- Dan Cooperstock, Software4Nonprofits.com, has moved DONATION, his donation tracking and management app for non-profit organizations to 3.31, making it fully compliant with Canada Revenue Agency requirements. (via email).
- Show #13 of the Startup Success Podcast features Nick Hodges, Delphi Product Manager. Nick answers a slew of questions from both the show’s Facebook page and a BOS post.
Relevant Blog Posts, Videos and Articles
- $54K on first day of sales – why you might want to listen to Wil Shipley.
- MicroISV analysis – are you a micro-monster or a small fry?, by Jacob Gorban of Apparent Software.
- Kevin Kelley pointed out: Don’t treat your customers like thieves.
- Squeeze the soul out of your images and offer it as a tribute to Google. Good hands-on SEO for your site’s images.
Further (mostly relevant) Reading
- The Economics of Giving It Away, Wall Street Journal.
“Over the past decade, we have built a country-sized economy online where the default price is zero — nothing, nada, zip. Digital goods — from music and video to Wikipedia — can be produced and distributed at virtually no marginal cost, and so, by the laws of economics, price has gone the same way, to $0.00. For the Google Generation, the Internet is the land of the free.”Good read by Wired’s Editor in Chief.