Let me start this by saying that I do not consider myself one of those “10x” programmers. I am also a technology generalist, which means I may know how to use specific technologies but I am not considered a guru in many. However, I have been in the software and services industries for over 15… Read More How Do You Hire Programmers?
I am not one to tell people to make new year’s resolutions because they tend to be vague and generic in nature. However, it is a great time to plan your goals for the year. The question is how do you know if you are successful? First, lower your expectations and change your definition of… Read More Reach Your Goals In 2010
Yesterday, I saw a headline that initially caused me to skip reading the post. The headline was “Picasa Web Albums integration, site feeds, and page templates in Google Sites”“. That is the most recent blog post from the Google Sites team. I skipped it because I really only saw the “Picasa Web Albums integration” part… Read More Is Google Sites The Evolution Of Blogger?
Over the past few weeks and months, I have seen a recurring theme regarding startups and their exits. First, we saw the acquisition of FriendFeed by Facebook. During that time, FriendFeed lit up with comments and discussion about FriendFeed’s exit. First, some people were congratulating the FriendFeed team for finding a successful exit, which is… Read More What Do We Expect From A Startup Exit?
I read some interesting news this morning when I saw that Intuit will acquire Mint.com. I have been following Mint for quite some time mainly because I always wanted to track my spending in a simple and effective manner. However, it was not until a few months ago that my bank accounts were finally accepted… Read More Why Did Intuit Buy Mint?
Most people will say that the iPhone is a fantastic device. Then they will continue to say that the App Store review issues and ATT’s network really make it hard for them to truly take advantage of the capabilities of the phone. This love/hate relationship with the iPhone parallels the same relationship that Apple has… Read More Apple Could Have Been The Microsoft Of Mobile Phones
When people talk about social media and corporations, ROI is eventually mentioned. This stems from the fact that people see social media as another form of marketing or advertising. Marketing and advertising always have ROI linked to them because there is a lot of money spent. For example, if you spend $10 million on TV… Read More Why Measure ROI Of Social Media?
Over the course of this past week, a few blog posts got me thinking. If you are not one of the major tech hubs of Silicon Valley, Boston, New York City or Boulder, do people have a way to find out what is going on in your city? Jesse Stay mentioned that Utah has a… Read More Does Your Local Tech Community Have A PR Problem?
For what seems like forever, people have complained about vendor lock-in. This is normally talked about with regards to major system software like an RDBMS, but it extends to various other packages as well. We are now seeing lock-in cause problems in other arenas as well, specifically in the mobile industry. The interesting thing is… Read More Proof That Vendor And Platform Lock-In Suck