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    Have a great idea for a startup? Don’t seek funding.

    I’m very lucky to have the opportunity to talk with entrepreneurs all the time. There are tons of brand new startups here in Hong Kong and around the world. Entrepreneurs take me out for coffee all the time to pick my brain and seek advice. Many founders mock up a few screen shots, cobble together a proof of concept, go to town in PowerPoint, then have lots of meetings with people like me asking: “do you like my idea?” and “how do I get money?” As I said last week on this blog, the economics of a startup have changed, yet again. Since it takes less...
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    One Best of TechEd 2012 Award, 2 New Products and Two More Awards in 2 Weeks’ Time

    It’s a great privilege for our team that the Telerik Ultimate Collection for .NET won the Best of TechEd 2012 Award for Best Software development tool. Announcing every new award the Telerik products sweep means thanking all our customers for their support, for their feedback and for simply using our products every day. Perhaps it’s not by accident that the Best Software Development Tool Award coincided with the announcement of two new products at TechEd – Icenium and RadControls for Metro. Do check them out and request your invitation code. Another great news on the awards front is that Kendo UI – one of...
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    glƏƏk!, Baseball Pro ’12, Kony 2012, Play the Hunt, ManyAppz…

    This is just a tiny bit of the last updates on our Windows Phone Showcase Gallery page. It currently features 168 apps, and 50 more waiting to be uploaded. If you are looking for an inspiration, check out the newest, smartest, and sleekest apps at the Telerik Windows Phone Showcase Gallery. Among them, you will find,glƏƏk!, the social miracle, winner of the 3rd place in the “Best User Experience 2012 Award” . Moreover, there are some very useful Tools + Productivity Apps, such as Carbon Trip, ..honey, I got it!, etc. For more info, check out the...
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    Telerik Interview Series – three new interviews on hottest topics at TechEd 2012

    Today we bring you three interesting interviews. First, we talk to Todd Anglin on HTML5, jQuery, challenges in software development for mobile devices, and even the kind of exercise you get at TechEd.   Next, we stay on the mobile theme and talk to Doug Seven on his role of Vice President of “Black Ops” and future of mobile development, developer tools and how the cloud is changing it all.  
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    The new new startup economics

    While speaking on a panel last week at the BizSpark European Entrepreneurship conference in London, I mentioned how in 1999 we raised $36m of Venture Capital at Zagat in order to get from idea (expressed in PowerPoint) to paying customers. I asserted that back then in the stone ages, you had to: buy lots of servers (usually at overcapacity if you had some peak and valleys in traffic), hire lots of expensive people, and spend a ton on marketing to reach the masses. Then I asserted that how those numbers started to change due to the cloud and the infrastructure around it (Skype, outsourcing, etc). I talked briefly...