So, Google+ is now open to everyone and it is growing like a weed. Facebook has gone and changed everything again. Some say it is in response to the circles in Google+, others say it is to make it more Twitter-like. People seem to be missing the point of all of these changes from Google+… Read More Facebook And Google Battle For Advertising
This is a guest post from Shannon Wagner. There, I said it. Client-facing server software is obsolete. That means we don’t need it anymore, shouldn’t be writing it anymore, and should as quickly as possible replace any of it which is currently “in the wild” with more proper and appropriate stuff. Like… “client-facing client software”.… Read More Client-Facing Server Software is Obsolete
Google officially announced this morning that they are purchasing Motorola Mobility. First, this is a huge acquisition in the mobile industry with a purchase price of about $12.5 billion. This purchase is very interesting in a few different ways. The official announcement has some interesting information as well. There is the obvious patent defense purchase:… Read More Google Buys A Mobile Patent Defense And More
In the past few weeks, the same question of “who is your customer” has been discussed. Each of these conversations were completely unrelated to each other, but the general content was the same. So, it was with much delight that I saw Seth Godin wrote a post about this: Either you’re selling to people who… Read More Who Is Your Target Customer?
This is a guest post from David Murton, a professional writer and blogger. The old days of marketing were pretty simple: the business put up a billboard and tracked the increase in foot traffic and the upswing in sales. Modern day entrepreneurs have to be a lot more finicky. Billboards are no longer the end-all-be-all… Read More What Social Media Marketing Metrics Should You Pay Attention To?
For whatever reason, more business and product design concepts have been bothering me. As is typical, Seth Godin writes a timely post that gets my brain moving. Things are different this time, this time he wrote two. His posts and my recent rant on communications guided my thoughts further. How you design your product influences… Read More On Product Design And Expectations
One of the issues that startups always seem to have is communication with its user base and developers. Over the past several weeks we have seen some really interesting examples in the different styles of communication from some popular startups. In particular, Twitter and LinkedIn have been communicating a lot with their users to much… Read More How Is Your Startup Communicating?
This is a guest post from Gwen Davis. Gwen Davis is the webmaster of Hosting Observer. Facebook has achieved supremacy in the social media world with its more than 600 million users worldwide. Through out all the UI changes, Facebook has never lost its core principles, among them being accessibility and unlimited hosting for all… Read More Developer Driven Culture
I tend to talk about failure a bit on this blog. Failure is a good topic for discussion, whether it is project failure or failures by people. Why is it such a good topic to talk about? Because people fail every day and so do companies. However, in our world, people like to talk about… Read More Failures Are Really Mini Successes
In the past few days, mobile credit card payments have been making news. First, Intuit announced a free version of its mobile payments service called GoPayment. Next, we hear that Square raised a very nice funding round: Square’s general manager Keith Rabois tells us that the company has officially closed its largest round of funding to… Read More Mobile Payments Could Fundamentally Change Small Business