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Archive for April 2009

Show #23: Productivity microblog startup Blellow.

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In show #23 Bob and Pat talk with Mandi Leman (CEO) and Veronica Jorden (Communications Manager) of Blellow – a microblog community for self-employed, stay-at-home freelancers, developers and professionals. Blellow combines Twitter-like functionality with groups, both paid and free projects and a job board to create an online community.

Bob suggests you box your work – timebox that is. And Pat talks about Microsoft’s Windows 7 Release candidate.

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Bob Walsh is on twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

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Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

April 25, 2009 at 11:07 am

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Show #22: Crowdsourced bug detection with uTest.

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In show #22 Bob and Pat talk to Matt Johnston, VP of Marketing & Community for uTest. uTest has nearly 16,000 testers in 153 countries who get paid for finding bugs in online, desktop and mobile software, and can make pretty nice money doing so.

Bob has a bit of advice – test the “usability” of your web site marketing message for a pittance and Pat talks about Microsoft’s free Windows 7 Application Compatibility Labs for software developers and vendors.

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Bob Walsh is on twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

Patrick Foley is on twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

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Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

April 15, 2009 at 6:31 am

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Show #21: The art and science of Screencasts.

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In show #21 Bob and Pat interview Ian Ozsvald, founder of ProCasts on the art and science, mystery and drama of creating great screeencasts for your startup’s product or web site. Ian generously shares his expertise about how to target your screencast, techniques that make a huge difference, a range of free and non-free tools, ways to improve your video communication abilities and more. If you want to know how to create a screencasts that shines, this is the show for you!

Bob has a bit of advice – get out and meet up with your fellow startups. And Pat talks about Microsoft’s new Web Platform.

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Bob Walsh is on twitter at http://twitter.com/bobwalsh or you can email him at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

Patrick Foley is on twitter at http://twitter.com/patrickfoley or you can email him at patrick.foley@microsoft.com

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Written by Bob Walsh, Developer & Content Marketing Consultant

April 4, 2009 at 4:04 pm