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The MicroISV Digest for the week(s) ending December 21st, 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 Joseph Thibault, Partner, Coursefeeds.com, is recruiting beta testers for a January launch of his new Learning Management System. (via email) Hector Sosa, PainlessSVN, has released PainlessSVN 1.1.0 and is offering readers of this blog 50% off…

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 Options… When you click it, you get a left sidebar changing how people search with Google – and how much…

Over at the Business of Software forum today “Dashboards” asked a really good question: As a microisv, we often rely building our business through Google services (SEO,adwords..) but is it a good idea to just rely on Google? What are the options for a small guy to defend its business. The OP points out this New York Times story (“Stuck in Google’s Doghouse”) by Joe Nocera about an Internet entrepreneur by the name of Dan…