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Challenging the “Release Fast and Iterate” Gospel

January 5, 2010

When I spoke with Amit Elisha of OutBrain a few weeks ago, we discussed the company’s software release strategy. OutBrain operates under what’s considered the new Gospel of product development: get a basic version out there with a minimum number of features and maybe even a few known bugs, make it free, then let your […]

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Ginipic: Image Search on Steroids

December 24, 2009

It’s happened to all of us at least once or twice in our careers. We’re writing a school paper or updating a website and we need a photo or graphic image to illustrate a point. That usually entails searching a number of different photo sharing sites such as Google Images, Flickr, TwitPic, PhotoBucket, and others. […]

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140 Characters Comes to Tel Aviv

December 7, 2009

Jeff Pulver is a galavanting kind of guy. The one time founder of voice-over-IP telephony company Vonage, Pulver has in recent years traveled the globe hosting hi-tech networking “breakfasts” that attract hundreds of attendees On Sunday, Pulver was back in town with a combined breakfast and conference focused on “the state of now.” Dubbed the […]

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$10 for Crying Out Loud

November 23, 2009

Outbrain is a company I like a lot. It has a seemingly simple product that provides some very useful functionality: content rating and recommendations for blogs. Follow the easy installation instructions and Outbrain will allow your readers to give your latest post a 1-5 score. Then, based on Outbrain’s massive database of reader tastes and […]

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“Good Enough” Product Management

October 29, 2009

Why has the Flip video camera (and now its key competitor the new iPod Nano) been such as a roaring success? An article in the September issue of Wired suggests it’s part of a technology trend to build “good enough” products. In terms of growth (if not total numbers), the little Flip is beating the […]

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Entrepreneurs: Not What You Think

September 22, 2009

As I entered my late 40s, I began to despair that I had passed my entrepreneurial “prime.” After all, aren’t the biggest successes software geeks barely in their 20s. Gates, Jobs, Zuckerberg. I founded my most recent startup, Bloggerce, at the ripe old age of 45. But a new report entitled “The Anatomy of an […]

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