Posts Categorized: Technology

100% Indie, Samsung Gives Indie Developers More

Samsung’s partnership with Chillingo, 100% Indie, goes live today, as reported by Engadget. The partnership is a program that gives indie developers 100% of sales for the first six months, 90% for the next six, 80% for the second year and then the standard 70% after that.  That could be a great deal of extra… Read more »

Who Are Your Customers?

One of the most important questions in business has always been: “Who are your customers?” Thousands of years ago, that was pretty easy. You did business with them all personally. That has changed with time. As companies got larger and larger, they started to employ more and more people and the relationships became weaker. With… Read more »

Design, Design, Design

“Design, design, design” is the digital equivalent of the brick and mortar axiom “location, location, location.” In the brick and mortar world you get business opportunities by being in the right place at the right time. That’s what it takes to deliver something when someone needs it. In the digital world, it’s not about where… Read more »

Personal Responsibility

There was an article that was getting passed around today from the BBC about a 5 year old boy from Bristol in the UK. His name was Danny Kitchen and he racked up some extraordinary charges in about 15 minutes of play on an iPad. Here’s what happened. Danny was playing on the iPad and his… Read more »

Suitcase Startup – Raising Financing

I checked back in to see how Chris Bradley was doing with his web show Suitcase Startup and his company Publicate. This week the focus was on raising financing. It was a moderately interesting episode to watch if you haven’t heard many VC’s speak about how they choose who they invest in. Unfortunately, I’d already heard all the… Read more »

Third Party Data Security

Security breaches are all the rage these days. It seems there is another one every week. And that’s just the ones we hear about. Speaking of which, ZenDesk announced today that they were hacked and the information of their clients: Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest were all compromised. Apparently, the email addresses of people that had contacted… Read more »

Online Advertising Rates Will Rise

A lot of tech businesses make their money using advertising. That can be problematic because companies seem to prize highly targeted ads a lot more than untargeted banner ads. Before internet advertising, advertisers relied on magazines, newspapers, television, radio and billboards. None of those are highly targeted. They just target the general audience that is… Read more »

Social Media Hacking

Today must have been a horrific one for the social media team at Burger King. Their twitter account (@BurgerKing) was hacked by someone claiming to be Anonymous. The result was a string of horrendous twitter posts, some of which you can see here. If you handle social media for your company and haven’t seen what… Read more »

The Problems With Startups

If you’re wondering what’s wrong with startups these days, check out Vooza, the world’s most unbelievable tech startup. It’s a satire about startups; complete with strange names, ridiculous pivots and data stealing business models.  The scary part? I almost believe that it could exist. Learn all about their “Radimparency” in the video below. That’s radical,… Read more »

Outsourcing Your Startup

Nontechnical founders are often tempted to outsource the technical aspects of their startups. The reasons for doing this are varied and include: Don’t want to give up ownership Difficulty finding a technical cofounder Desire to maintain complete control of project direction Some people say that outsourcing a startup is hands down the worst idea you… Read more »