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Software Is The New Oil

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It makes sense to me that software is the oil of the information revolution. Companies that control the software infrastructure of the information revolution will sit back and collect the economic surplus of the information revolution and that will be a path to vast wealth and economic power. We are long software.

The Dentist Office Software Story

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I’ve been telling this fictional story about Dentist Office Software for years to describe why we are so focused on our “networks” investment strategy. Since I’ve never told the Dentist Office Software story here at AVC, I will do that and then I will add Albert’s alternate (and better) ending. anymore.

Software eats software development

Chris Dixon

Software is eating the world, and doing so using smaller and smaller teams. Small teams can have a big impact because software development (and deployment) has improved dramatically over the past decade. By allowing more people to program, these tools act as a force multiplier for the software industry. Services. Open Source.

The Academy For Software Engineering

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

A number of years ago, I wrote a blog post talking about the need to teach middle school and high school students how to write software.  So began my quest to see more computer science and software engineering in the NYC public school system.  hacking education NYC Venture Capital and Technology Web/Tech

Web Second, Mobile First

Both Sides of the Table

The titles were: Mobile First, Web Second. Mobile First, Web Second (continued). People forgot that Fred also wrote “Web Second.”

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What If Web And Mobile Apps Are Like TV Shows?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

One of the things we discussed that stuck in my mind was the thought that web and mobile apps might behave more like TV shows than traditional software applications. I've watched my kids go from myspace to facebook to instagram over the past seven years. Venture Capital and Technology Web/TechRIM's has been as well.

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The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Software Company

Up and Running

Since the term “cloud computing” was coined in 1996—at least as we have come to understand its meaning—the software as a service industry has exploded.

Free Software, Paid Support

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

have always found the free software approach to be instructive. But there is a very vibrant community of software developers that build things and then make them available to anyone who want to use them for free. But the ongoing time and effort of supporting and maintaining the software is not something that can be done for free.

Getting A Software Patent Is Valuable But Frustrating

Startup Professionals Musings

Some argue to simply eliminate software patents, while others put their hopes in U.S. Patent offices can’t keep up with software technology.

Shortening The Small Business Software Selection Process


Many of these tasks – accounting, billing/invoicing, marketing – can be streamlined and, in many cases, automated with the right software.

Technical Advisors: Every Web/Mobile Startup Must Have One


And it made me come to a new realization: Every early-stage web/mobile/online startup should have at least one technical advisor, probably two.

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Gamechanger ahead for Apple-centric Software Vendors

47 Hats

Software as a Service online apps when they finally got good enough for regular people to use blew the old desktop revenue model up. personally hope we’ll see a big uptick in Mac desktop software that doesn’t suck (databases anyone?) The post Gamechanger ahead for Apple-centric Software Vendors appeared first on

Web Design Strategies for Turning Visitors into Paying Customers

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you use software such as Google Analytics to keep track of traffic on your website, you have a good idea of how many site visitors you receive each day, and how long they stay on your website. It may be that your web design that is the culprit. Ease of Navigation must be at the Forefront of your Web Design Strategy.

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The End Of “Build It Yourself” Software


Today in the tech industry, we’re entering an era of Levittown software, and the change is important for all businesses. Sound familiar?

Sketching A New Mobile Web

Web Design. Sketching A New Mobile Web. The mobile Web has gotten a bum rap. The Promise Of The Mobile Web Is a Tough Sell.

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10 Important Web Design Best Practices and Tips for Small Business Websites

crowdSPRING Blog

Today, we’ll cover web design best practices and tips. Tip: Keep the web design and navigation consistent throughout the site.

How much does it cost to start a software company?

The Next Web

How much money do you think it takes to start a software company? 10,000? 100,000? One Obviously, costs can vary heavily.

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Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ian Moulton, lead a conversation around “Multiscreen Web Design”.

How startups can use open source software to compete against the big guys

The Next Web

Although established giants like Microsoft have proprietary software and systems, much of today’s internet is built on open source software.

How to Deliver More Software Projects On Time

Both Sides of the Table

There’s an old joke in software development, “How much time does it take to design software?” Set hard deadlines.

5 Principles of Persuasive Web Design


Do people change software settings? What makes a web design good? Surf the web and consciously rank the elements in the visual hierarchy.

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Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ian Moulton, lead a conversation around “Multiscreen Web Design”.

9 ways project management software can simplify complex projects

The Next Web

begin with a requirements gathering phase, speaking to all relevant stakeholders… This story continues at The Next Web.

The Semantic Web Opens a New Age for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

This has been a long-time dream of Tim Berners-Lee , the man who (really) invented the World Wide Web. Technology environment savvy.

An Extensive Guide To Web Form Usability

An Extensive Guide To Web Form Usability. Why Web Form Usability Is Important. The Six Components Of Web Forms. Magazine. Network.

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Why Content Personalization Is Not Web Personalization (and What to Do About It)


What Is Web Personalization? Personalization for mobile sites, web applications and mobile apps is trailing behind, relatively uncharted.

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Small Business Marketing 2014: Smart Web Design Best Practices and Tips

crowdSPRING Blog

Today, we’ll cover small business web design best practices and tips. Best Practices and Tips for Restaurant Web Design.

The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why

Both Sides of the Table

In it he asserts that the web is dying and in its ashes will see the rise of the “App Internet.” Enter the World Wide Web (WWW).

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The Optimizer’s Guide to Web Accessibility


That’s where web accessibility comes in, opening you up to conversion opportunities you didn’t even know you were missing out on.

How Much You Can Save With Document Management Software


There are several ways you can go about saving money, but one of the best and easiest is to use document management software (DMS). Security.

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Do I need a website? Web presence planning for new companies

Up and Running

Usually only a small cut of the sales for a third-party shopping cart software. Pros                      . Lots of potential customers.

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All Talks From Business of Software Conferences in One Place

Business of Software Blog

All the talks from previous Business of Software Conferences from one place. Great SaaS & Software Talks. Great talks on building SaaS and software businesses. Sarah Allen: What’s Your Software Saying to Customers Behind Your Back? Steli Efti: The Art of Selling Software. Sarah Hatter: Humanising the Web.

8 Universal Web Design Principles You Should Know


Here are 8 web design principles you should know and follow. Surf the web and consciously rank the elements in the visual hierarchy.

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Transitioning from Developer to Software Entrepreneur

Software By Rob

You’ve probably realized by now that software development and entrepreneurship are two very different things. Every time. good read.

8 Secrets to Creating Successful Web Apps

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Of course you’ll still need to focus on the marketing aspect of your web app. No one wants that spammy feel.  Define Success. Rigid Plans Fail.

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This is Not Your Father’s Software Industry

Andrew Payne

The software industry has seen major changes in the past 10 years, as the business of software has gotten increasingly efficient and friction-free. There are more skilled people creating software than ever before, and the market provides ways for the best talent to find opportunity well above an annual salary. This is why.

The Unbundled Mobile Software Stack

Agile VC

The first chapter began more than 40 years ago with IBM being forced to unbundle software and hardware on mainframe platforms. Microsoft famously had to open it’s desktop OS to allow other web browsers to complete against IE. I’ve been using Google’s Chrome browser on my iPad Mini for about a month now.

Lessons From Training 1400+ People in Web API Design

Launch Any

APIs aren’t like many of the software development technologies that tend to be hidden away in the implementation details.

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8 Essential Tips to Guide Your Web Design Project

Duct Tape Marketing

Related posts: How to Find a Killer WordPress Design(er) WordPress is great blog software and, quite frankly, the tool. They don’t work.

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» 100+ Web Start-up Business Ideas - By Steve Poland - web startup.

Steve Poland

Steves Latest Twitter Update (@PoPo) : Home About Steve Poland: Risk Taker Archives Contact 100+ Web Start-up Business Ideas By Steve Poland • April 29, 2009 With this recession and unemployment so high, there’s likely a lot of people looking to start their own business. Evaluating Criteria for your Web 2.0 Must Hear.