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Community News: Any time you put a now-obvious unmet need, a new startup and a cat on a keyboard together, you can pretty much bet I will run with it: Corey Maass (Gelform) has a great teaser up for Cue, the app you need If you run meetups, have gigs, or just organize happy hour every Friday. Corey proved three things with Cue – there’s plenty of unmet needs out there, video teasers do not…

Community News: One of the absolute best startup bloggers out there is Ash Maurya. If you have not been reading his posts these past few years, you’ve missed some extremely good content on how to define, build and grow a Lean Startup. Ash finished today his book, drawn from the workshops he’s been doing, Running Lean. I’ve been reading an advance copy and all I can say, this is an ebook that should be on…

Community News: In the last few years something important has changed. From there being scant support for first-time/bootstrapping startups we’re seeing incubator after startup fund come online. Case in point, The FinTech Innovation Lab is an annual program in New York City supports start-ups developing technology for the financial services industry. Selected participants get workspace in New York City, $25k in funding and access to and the opportunity to develop relationships with chief decision-makers in…

Community News: A quick shout out of support for my podcasting co-host, Patrick Foley, Microsoft Evangelist: His article, Use Multiple Visual Studio Project Types for Cloud Success, is in this month’s MSDN Magazine. Way to go, Pat! Also check out this post by Pat with expands and updates the article. Not much being announced by MicroISVs and bootstrapping startups yet – how about changing that? Let me know at bob.walsh@47hats.com about the latest news your software…

Community News: Atul Godbole, at LogicNP Software, wanted to let you know they’ve recently released Crypto Logger For .Net. Crypto Logger, a flexible and high-performance .Net logging framework. Interesting Answers.Onstartups.com questions with useful answers: Where can I find a CoFounder? Advisable amount of equity to part with during seed funding? When is the good time to quit the dayjob and start full time on startup? Interesting Quora.com questions with useful answers: What are the best ways to…

Community News: Erin Lang at the Belgrave Trust has a suggestion for strategizing in 2011: get a whiteboard. In fact, get a carbon neutral whiteboard. Belgrave is a two-year-old startup that sells carbon offsets as a subscription service to allow individuals to live carbon neutral.  They’ve recently added four products to their service that come bundled with a carbon offset component – trying to make it a little more tangible to the consumer. Need to lawyer up…

Community News: Charles O’Dale, Senomix Software Inc., has released a networked time tracking application for BlackBerry which ties directly in to a company’s (or sole freelancer’s) Windows or Mac OS X server computer. Senomix Timesheets links directly over the Internet to the server program and, once time tracking information is saved from a BlackBerry, it is then available to assist in billing and project management from any desktop computer without any need for cables, e-mail…

Community News: Steven Cholerton, Arten Science, just keeps cranking away: not only has he a major new release of ContaxCRM 2.0, his cross platform CRM app, but he’s scored a big win by getting it and another of his products into Amazon. How did he pull this off? “I was approached by an agent in Feb. who has secured a UK/European distribution deal for a boxed version of some of my products and then he…

Community News: Paul Morey, founder of MiddleClick has just started releasing demos on the Tutorials Page of his Windows app launcher program – one per fortnight for two more months. Paul thereby demonstrates 3 things: How nice snappy videos can sell a good product, how to keep prospective customers coming back to your site and there are still good .com domains can be had. Nico Westerdale has launched a new startup (Bits du Jour is…

(Editor’s note: It’s high time I restarted the MicroISV Digest, so here goes. But this is only going to be interesting if you send me your microISV, startup, indie, whatever-you-call it, news. News like in you’ve launched, you’ve gotten your 1,000th customer, every microISV should read this post kind of news. Not I do PR, my lackwit client thinks anyone cares about going from 3.31 to 3.32 and I get paid by the mention type…