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Top 5 Apps For those Facing disabilities

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For many disabilities, empathic developers have provided new utilities that improve certain functions for the iPhone or Android. JABtalk.

The Customer May Not Always Be Right, But You Had Better Listen Just The Same

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These two ads showed how disconnected from their customers these once industry leaders have become. So, how do you talk to customers?

Customer Validation - 33 Great Articles

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Either: "That’s interesting. I’m going to take that thought out into the field and validate it with my customers." Beware of Mentors.

Smith Micro Adds Design and Development Service

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Aliso Viejo-based software developer Smith Micro Sofware said that it has launched a new, design and development service, which will help its customers develop their own mobile apps. According to Smith Micro, the service is aimed at B2 enterprises and startups, and help them develop iOS, Android, and Windows apps.

Document Your MVP for a Developer

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He wanted to get input from me on what he's doing, and he wants to begin to ask developers what it would take to build his product.

Get Answers With KISSinsights

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If you’ve ever wondered what your customers think while on your website, you’ll love KISSinsights. Business Culture Retail & Consumers Startup customer development Feedback KISSinsights KISSmetrics survey web surveyIf you’ve ever wanted to ask questions to your users, you’ll love KISSinsights. Visit TechZulu for full story.

How Investors Think About Valuation of Pre-Revenue Startups

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There's a lot out there around Customer Development - read Steve Blank : Entrepreneurship as a Science – The Business Model/Customer Development Stack - Steve Blank , October 25, 2010 Checklists for Chaos, The Path to Success - Steve Blank , October 28, 2010 and reading about Lean, MVPs, etc. is a requirement.

Steve Blank Discusses The Origin And Future Of The Lean Startup Movement

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The Lean Startup approach dictates that successful customer development is an iterative process. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

Four Innovative SaaS To Get Excited About

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Fenero is a provider of cloud-based contact center solutions for sales and customer service operations worldwide. Plivo. RelinkLabs. Fenero.

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Why “The Culture of Failure” is Imperative to Startup Communities

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37:45  Let’s talk about the dichotomy between customer development and Y Combinator? remember this lesson well. Anyhow.

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

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Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. First Principles. Berkonomics , November 29, 2010 Rice Alliance IT/Web 2.0 Forum December 9th Lineup - Startup Houston , November 27, 2010 When to step on the gas and go for it? If you think so, please let me know what they are

Why Your Startup Needs a Sales Methodology

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But before you achieve product / market fit you’re often in “consultative sales” mode where your objective is to tease out customer needs.

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StartupWeekend Next Teaches Teams How to Level Up

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Customer Development. What you will get at NEXT: You will be taught the what, how, and why of the customer development process.

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LeanLA Presents: Beware of False Prophets

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He went on to explain a bit about the customer development model from Blanks: State business model assumptions. Lean Approach.

Lean Startup Machine

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Lean Startup Machine is a three-day workshop where attendees use Customer Development and Lean Startup principles to validate an idea for a new product or service. Friday, September 21, 2012 -- Lean Startup Machine. See [link] (more

Lean Startup Machine

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Saturday, June 9, 2012 -- Lean Startup Machine is a three-day workshop where attendees use Customer Development and Lean Startup principles to validate an idea for a new product or service. See [link] (more

LeanLA December Meetup: Conquering Madison Avenue as a Lean Startup

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Battle stories and lessons learned about how Sharethrough, applying the lean startup process, figured out the advertising landscape and customer developed their way into the door of a myriad of Fortune 500 customers. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 -- LeanLA December Meetup: Conquering Madison Avenue as a Lean Startup. link] (more

Fulcrum Ties With Aquantia On Reference Design

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The two said the reference design is aimed at helping customers develop high-density top-of-rack and end-of-row switches. READ MORE>>.

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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He wanted to build direct customer relationships to get product feedback but only 2% of customers would ever return their registration cards.

Jazz Semi Licenses Technology To Fujitsu

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The RF technology is used by customers developing analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, typically in the wireless and high speed networking area.

RingRevenue Calls Up $4M More

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RingRvenue develops technology which tracks responses to phone calls, allowing calls to be used for affiliate sales and tracking. RingRevenue said the new funding will go towards growth and expansion, including expansion of its customer development and support teams, and an expansion of its presence outside the U.S. READ MORE>>.

Are Business Plans Still Necessary?

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It’s “lifetime value&# of a customer.  If you don’t understand why this is important I encourage you to do a little Google research. 

Custom Software

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 -- Custom Software. For many companies, custom software provides the edge they need. Improved productivity and efficiency leading to cost reductions, easier to use services leading to increased customer satisfaction and retention, a new needed product or service that is not available anywhere else.

A Night Of #Hackfest With BetterWorks

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Development languages varied from team to team. Some experience developers, project managers, and even some designers. Development. 3.

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Startup Weekend LA | Recap February 2012

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Those with their ideas selected were out on the prowl, looking to recruit the top designer or developer in the room. Wow — what a weekend.

Why The ‘Fail Fast’ Mantra Needs to Fail

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Research this market by doing market sizing, looking at existing products, talking to customers and deciding how you will make money. Fail fast?

5 Tips to Becoming a More Customer Centric Organization

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The world has changed much since I started my first company in 1999.  As organizations we have become more open and I believe this is great for businesses and their customers.  In the first 4 years of running BuildOnline we were an “Outside In&# organization. They had decided to take a Digg style approach to product development

Top 57 Online Startups Meets Technology Meets Product Posts for November 2010

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Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers - SoCal CTO , November 1, 2010 I had a recent email dialog with the founder of a company looking for a CTO for their startup. Was it a Startup Founder Developer Gap ? No Business Plan Survives First Contact With A Customer – The 5.2 How to Take Down Facebook -- Hint: It Ain't Twitter.

Steven Blank Kills It at Greycroft CEO Summit

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Nail it before you scale it” – I missed who said this but I love this quote.  It is the key to “customer development” that Steve Blank talks about.

Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010

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0160; If I need $250,000 to get to 100 customers, or $1 million to get to X, and I can raise both amounts from either Angels or VCs, where do we turn? at a $2.5M How to be a successful iPhone developer - 47 Hats , July 20, 2010 I came across this YouTube video of Brian Greenstone from Pangea Software talking about how his company made $1.5

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

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Kathy Sierra at Business of Software 2009 - Business of Software Blog , May 4, 2010 "In the old days, getting customers was easy. Putting customers first. Legendary customer support. Guide to Evaluating Startup Ideas - Tony Wright dot com , May 27, 2010 A great developer I once worked with was kvetching at lunch one day.

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 2

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Stitcher - San Francisco-based service that lets users customize talk radio programming on their mobile devices. TweetUp. Overture sold for $1.6

Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010

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Making Money From Social Games - ArcticStartup , August 23, 2010 Games Developer Conference Europe 2010 (GDCE) took place last week in Cologne, Germany. Even so, it’s difficult (and perhaps impossible) to operate a small business or startup and not negotiate agreements with employees, vendors, customers, and others. Developer.

Domain Experience Gives Entrepreneurs an Unfair Advantage

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Before they’re presenting I want to know “what unique experiences you bring to the table that are going to give your business a faster time to market, a better designed product, more knowledge of your customers problems – a higher likelihood of success.&#  It’s what many VC’s call, “An unfair advantage.&#.