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Show #77 Jordan Ritter, CTO and Founder of CloudCrowd

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This week Bob and Patrick talk with Jordan Ritter, CTO of CloudCrowd, a new kind of cloudsourced labor service. What do you have when you build a system that can take typical business tasks, break them into small units of work, including quality control, and let the cloud provide labor as needed and at cost? It’s not outsourcing, and it’s not crowdsourcing, it’s an Internet-based labor operating system.

In this fascinating discussion with Jordan (co-founded of Napster and Cloudmark), we get a glimpse of what the future of global work might become: where each of us act as our own labor exchange, offering a multitude of services and quantified reputations within the cloud to the world at large.

And a quick word about our new sponsor, InfluAds. If your startup’s market is other startups, web developers and designers why not reach out to them through with a small, tasteful ad at sites they already read? That’s how InfulAds works. Act now, mention “SSP” and save 20% on you first ad buy. InfluAds.com – ads for startups by a Startup.

We’d also like to thank Microsoft WebsiteSpark for being our first official show sponsor! Microsoft WebsiteSpark and StartupToDo.com have free Microsoft software for designers and a six month scholarship to StartupToDo.com you may be interested in. For details and how to apply, visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

Download Show #77 here: Show #77 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

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

July 31, 2010 at 1:45 pm

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Show #76 Shawna Pandya, Co-Founder of CiviGuard

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This week Bob and Patrick talk with Shawna Pandya, Co-Founder of CiviGuard. What if your smartphone could save your life in a disaster? That’s the ambitious and laudable goal of CiviGuard, a startup getting traction disrupting the established limits of how technology, governments, disasters and survivors interact.

Disasters happen – yet the fundamental technologies public agencies use in emergencies hasn’t changed in a substantial way in 20+ years. How can a city use mobile technology to save lives? If you’ve ever lived through a major earthquake, hurricane, tornado, or terrorist attack, this is an interview you don’t want to miss.

And a quick word about our new sponsor, InfluAds. If your startup’s market is other startups, web developers and designers why not reach out to them through with a small, tasteful ad at sites they already read? That’s how InfulAds works. Act now, mention “SSP” and save 20% on you first ad buy. InfluAds.com – ads for startups by a Startup.

We’d also like to thank Microsoft WebsiteSpark for being our first official show sponsor! Microsoft WebsiteSpark and StartupToDo.com have free Microsoft software for designers and a six month scholarship to StartupToDo.com you may be interested in. For details and how to apply, visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

Download Show #76 here: Show #76 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

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

July 22, 2010 at 10:24 am

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Show #75 Phil Libin and Andrew Sinkov of Evernote

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This week Bob and Pat talk to Evernote’s CEO Phil Libin and VP of Marketing Andrew Sinkov about how Evernote makes freemium profitable, how this popular startup with over 3 million users connects via social media, why Evernote is a platform, and what kinds of startups and microISVs Evernote is interested in acquiring.

If you’re one of our few listeners who don’t know about Evernote, this freemium SaaS (available on desktops, smartphones and the web) is a favorite of both Pat and Bob.

And a quick word about our new sponsor, InfluAds. If your startup’s market is other startups, web developers and designers why not reach out to them through with a small, tasteful ad at sites they already read? That’s how InfulAds works. Act now, mention “SSP” and save 20% on you first ad buy. InfluAds.com – ads for startups by a Startup.

We’d also like to thank Microsoft WebsiteSpark for being our first official show sponsor! Microsoft WebsiteSpark and StartupToDo.com have free Microsoft software for designers and a six month scholarship to StartupToDo.com you may be interested in. For details and how to apply, visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

Download Show #75 here: Show #75 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

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

July 15, 2010 at 11:15 am

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Show #74 Kent Beck on Lean Startups, TDD and startups

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This week Bob and Pat talk with one of the founders of Agile development: Kent Beck. Kent was there at the beginning when pair programming, test driven development, continuous integration and the rest of the Agile development toolbox began to reshape IT; now he’s back for how the Lean Startup methodology is changing how startups get built. In this wide-ranging interview we talk to Kent about Agile and startups, several of his new projects including his startup, poker workout, and more.

We’d also like to thank Microsoft WebsiteSpark for being our first official show sponsor! Microsoft WebsiteSpark and StartupToDo.com have free Microsoft software for designers and a six month scholarship to StartupToDo.com you may be interested in. For details and how to apply, visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

Download Show #74 here: Show #74 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

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

July 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm

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Show #73 Carmen Magar of Chocri

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This week Bob and Pat talk with Carmen Magar of Chocri about their startup that offers customizable chocolate bars at http://www.createmychocolate.com/. But there’s more to this story than good chocolate: Carmen explains how Chocri – based in Germany – is opening up the U.S. Market, how this startup taps social media, the complications of delivering a food as a product and why Chocri has donated over $42,000 to an Ivory Coast charity.

And listeners, if you’d like to make your own perfect chocolate bar, Carmen has set up a coupon code for you: Just enter ‘Bob’ and you’ll save 10%.

We’d also like to thank Microsoft WebsiteSpark for being our first official show sponsor! Microsoft WebsiteSpark and StartupToDo.com have free Microsoft software for designers and a six month scholarship to StartupToDo.com you may be interested in. For details and how to apply, visit http://startuptodo.com/websitespark/.

Download Show #73 here: Show #73 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

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

July 2, 2010 at 1:25 pm