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#Microsoft #BizSpark Asks Entrepreneurs to Describe the Glory and the Horror of Solving for Opportunities
Startup culture. Highs and lows. Dread and exasperation. Glory and elation. What really sucks about running a startup? What do you love? We asked the startup community at our Microsoft BizSpark Facebook Page to take a read on their startup experience and answer today's fill-in-the-blank question...
25 Apr 2012
Can We Design So That Design Gets Out of the Way?
When it comes down to "smart technology," we're not really looking for devices that wow us. we're looking to get things done. Current UX and UI in some smart devices is just too complicated. Seemingly effortless interface and controls actually end up being walls whenever our cultural habits and information...
24 Jun 2012
Instagram Video and Facebook in Asia -- We Chat Live with David Weekly, Facebook Developer Advocate
Douglas Crets is talking with David Weekly, Facebook's Developer Advocate for Asia, at 3pm Pacific on livestream. You might know David from his time at HackerDojo, which he founded. He recently joined Facebook as their new developer advocate for Asia. David Weekly is Facebook's new Developer Advocate...
20 Jun 2013
We Had Like A Bazillion Discussions on BizSpark's Facebook Group This Week. Join Us
You can get the whole overview here: twitter widget
22 Mar 2013
Reza Alizadeh, Architect Evangelist Wins Facebook Hackathon
Microsoft's awesome developer evangelist Reza Alizadeh won the Facebook-Heroku hackathon a couple of weeks ago. This was a big deal. Reza went on to TechCrunch last weekend and participated in that hackathon with a team of about four other evangelist . That story is here , and here . We were waiting...
13 Sep 2012
Facebook Promoted Posts: A Tool You Need In Your Startup Kit
After the IPO, what will $5 get you in Facebook? Turns out, plenty. After this months rocky but massively important IPO, we are really starting to see changes in how Facebook is trying to monetize their platform. Many of you have seen an additional button on Facebook posts on your brand page that says...
11 Jun 2012
@HashTip Is a Way to Get Instantaneous Tips -- and Coupons -- When You are Out
Your friends are really good at telling you what to wear, or whether your hair looks good in the morning. Why wouldn't they be good at giving tips at all the places you need to go to, or for the restaurants you want to eat? HashTip gives you instantaneous tips for your day-to-day shopping, entertainment...
26 Apr 2012
Mid-Week Social Conversations -- Bionic Medicine, Context Retailing on Azure, and the new Microsoft Accelerator Class in Seattle
Here's this week's Tint Up, a little bit late this week because of travel. Here are all the popular conversations on our community page in Facebook. Please join us . rss widget
2 Apr 2013
Hey Bro: The Three Startup Pitches That Will Have Investors Screaming for More
After seeing hundreds of startup pitches at startup competitions and Startup Weekend events, I’ve come to realize that there are three types of pitches that almost always win. When I refer to winning pitches, I am being agnostic to the industry or technology and referring more to how the pitch...
10 Sep 2012
Opinion Piece: Sponsorship is Key When Leaning In
While I entirely agree with Sheryl Sandberg’s “lean in” approach, I do believe that her methodology misses a critical component necessary in order for women to reach their goals, especially when it comes to building and scaling start ups. And I say all of this as a female executive...
7 May 2013
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