I can’t help myself – but I am super frustrated. Developing for Android sucks compared to iOS. It is more expensive.  It takes more time to test, and special case for so many different devices and different capabilities.  All the assumptions you get for free with iOS go out the window on Android.  This adds up to […]

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So a few weeks ago one of my friends who is a CTO at a very successful consumer facing startup was talking to me about how they do vendor selection.  We were discussing this as my team was pondering an upcoming vendor selection for a new project.  It was apparent almost immediately our two companies […]

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Cloud computing, it is now another one of the buzz words that is being used like crazy.  However, in talking to some of my other CTO counterparts it is obvious a lot of people don’t really understand what it means to move their services into the cloud. There are lots of articles talking about the […]

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Good Stuff: Adobe ConnectNow

I am a big fan of working globally.  I love the way technology has revolutionized the way we can manage our teams and you can find the right people with the right skillset when you need it.  There are lots of great tools that have been developed that allow desktop sharing and collaboration.  Both WebEx […]

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I have always thought that the reason places like Google catered food was because it was a nice perk for the employees. A year ago I would have never thought that I would be advocating this practice for all start-ups. So how did I change my mind? Let me tell the story. Not all that […]

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So Amazon’s S3 had a major outage this weekend.  There service dashboard had the service unavailable for over 6 hours.  This of course was bad news for all the startups that rely on S3 for their applications, as most were crippled with this outage. I am a big believer in cloud computing and feel strongly […]

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How to Pick a CDN

In talking with some of my CTO friends, one of the things that has come up is what a pain in the butt it is to choose a CDN. There isn’t any widely available testing tool and there are so many different things to think about when negotiating a contract with these people. While this […]

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I came across this article which articulates some of the challenges of having a great, easy to use product, and an open platform where other can innovate on top of your technology (enabling all sorts of useful applications and if you monetize it correctly additional revenue streams). When I was at Windows this was one […]

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