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Peer Into Real Time Usage with Tap-O-Mizer, a Microsoft BizSpark Startup Tool Released This Weekend
The continually morphing Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 ecosystem added another feature this weekend as one of our Microsoft BizSpark members, Ilija Injac, delivered to the Windows Azure market a new app for Windows developers. Introducing TapMap , a heatmap extension for Windows developers. TapMap...
28 May 2013
Pay With Bits App is BizSpark Member's Times Square Debut
Prateek Gupta went out with his TechCrunch Disrupt team to Times Square and found an unsuspecting vendor to try their BitCoin app on. Here is the resulting video of Pay With Bits, which got them named in a TechCrunch article last night . Having been a denizen of NYC for five years, Douglas Crets,...
29 Apr 2013
Kill Fragmentation. Catch GlideOS at TechCrunch Disrupt NY April 29-30
This is a part 1 of a multi-part blog series celebrating Microsoft BizSpark startups at Techcrunch Disrupt NY, which starts tomorrow. You can catch GlideOS demoing their awesome Windows 8 app at the Microsoft booth at TechCrunch Disrupt NY on April 29 th and 30 th . This interview was conducted...
26 Apr 2013
The Magnificent Eight -- Bringing Apps to Market In a Massive Wave
Why bring one app to market when you can launch 10, 20, even 30? That is the ethos of a dynamic team of young Finnish developers who go by the wonderful name of the Magnificent Eight . As the name might suggest, this is an award-winning team of eight who have known each other since high school and have...
19 Feb 2013
The Last Bubble's Investors Are in a Lag, Disruption Investors Are Avant-Garde
Could be wrong, but I believe investors and startup people are in what you call a deployment period. We are searching out new ways to finance. This blog post was written by Douglas Crets, Community Manager and Social Strategist of the Microsoft BizSpark program. We are mistakenly using the junk...
13 Feb 2013
Building a Company With Community and Design Support
You can find dozens of sites out there that talk about the financial and operational logistics of building a startup. Does anyone really know the answer? Yes, there are technical things that a business needs to run. But most great businesses grew out of moments of clarity and trial and error. Most great...
4 Feb 2013
Gaming Your Education
Most students graduate facing the challenge of getting a job, but Chai Botta, the CEO of GameIn this isn’t a problem. He and his co-founders are already running their own successful start-up, with a fast-growing game in the Windows 8 store, even though some of them are still in full-time education...
10 Jan 2013
A Coming Flud? With Death of Print a Reality, It's Time to Get Granular and Social
Andrew Sullivan is right about the death of print . Newsweek print may be a dead beast in the muck - and for the good. What it means for digital, though, is extremely important. Digital media is about delivering people to people, rather than delivering people to a platform where they have to then imagine...
18 Oct 2012
Training the Utility Players in the World's Largest Game of Baseball
One of the greatest social equalizers of the modern era was public education, or, education in general. You put people in a system that trained them to think, or taught them ways to approach problems, and you could put them to work and create jobs. This blog post was written by Douglas Crets, Community...
19 Sep 2012
Join Our Live Facebook Chat at 10am PST, Wednesday, August 29 Daniel Jebaraj, Co-Founder of Syncfusion
Join us Wednesday, 10am PST as we talk to Syncfusion co-founder Daniel Jebaraj about the perils and promises of building your own tech company. Here is your chance to ask questions of a technical co-founder of a successful tech company. Join the BizSpark Facebook page and then leave your questions for...
27 Aug 2012
Live Video: Tech Crunch Disrupt in New York City
There's nothing quite like the smell of the morning air, or hoisting a decaf latte in the hand, and this new blog post that we're throwing up live so that you developers out there can watch TechCrunch Disrupt in its entirety. Microsoft is there, along with several of our team members, including Lindsay...
19 May 2012
BikiniGate at #SWBayMEGA -- What It Means to Build an App and Speak for a Culture
Post written by Douglas Crets, Developer Evangelist for Microsoft BizSpark It will go down as BikiniGate. A team of developers flashes images of bikini-clad women on screen during their pitch and Q&A with investors at MEGA Startup Weekend , and one of the investors speaks up. What results is a...
17 Apr 2012
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