The Startup Success Podcast

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Show #54 Brian Fitzpatrick, Google’s Data Liberation Front.

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The Startup Success Podcast

The Startup Success Podcast

Bob and Pat talk with Brian Fitzpatrick about his project at Google, The Data Liberation Front. The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose singular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products – and promotes making it easier for everyone to be able to do the same for any software product. And, Bob and Pat mull over the announcement of the Apple iPad.

Also, we are set to interview David Allen of Getting Things Done fame on ways of applying GTD to creating a startup. Got a question we should as David? Call our Listener Hotline at 206-202-6473. (And tell us if it’s okay to play your comment.)

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Written by Bob Walsh, Self-Funded Startup Consultant

February 3, 2010 at 11:25 am

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  1. I can build much more than a match stick house. I believe the iPad will be a market leader, but not a market definer as Apple has created in the past. The iPad as a form factor is *not new*. People have been asking for the form factor since before cellphones were popular. This is an important evolutionary development. *Important* but not revolutionary.


    February 3, 2010 at 6:44 pm

  2. The organisations who provide the infrastructure for ‘The Cloud’ are sufficiently powerful that they cannot be held to account for any of their actions by individual customers.

    Since I have means to ensure that these organisations behave in an appropriate manner, I don’t use their services.

    I always cringe when I hear people saying air travel’s safer than driving. my day job is aeronautical engineering and I know that this is spin by the commercial airline industry.

    If you assess deaths per passenger-mile, air travel is safer.

    If you assess deaths per passenger-trip both are equally safe.

    Chris Snazell

    February 4, 2010 at 5:23 am

  3. About having an export function on your data: For a startup I think it is a very good idea because users could be more willing to try your system knowing they can get their data back very easily any time. It’s a kind of “Data Back Guarantee”.

    I would even think of offering an automated service sending the users a diff backup on a timely basis. They would be certain to get (nearly) all their data without doing anything.


    February 16, 2010 at 5:02 pm

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