24 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 13 days ago.
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By Sara of Heroku 14 days ago.
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…was featured by numerous national publications such as the New York Times, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal; and was later accepted into the TechStars Spring 2013 New York class.

The latest media highlight for Plated's was being featured on the April 4th episode of Shark Tank. Knowing all too well that stability, reliability, performance and customer experience would be paramount when the show aired, Plated worked closely with Heroku Technical Account Management

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 2 months ago.
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…signing the acquisition deal on the door of the office where he used to collect welfare checks.

Picture via Forbes ; click to see the source.

And finally, there are some lessons to be gleaned from the story of WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum, although they could be summarized as "hustle and hard work", combined with the right amount of luck. It's covered quite well in this Forbes exclusive.

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…with only an estimated 10 percent of customers paying to register a shareware title. Forbes magazine marveled at the trend, writing in 1988 that "if this doesn't sound like a very sound way to build a business, think again." Shareware, it argued, relied not on expensive advertising but on word of mouth or, as one practitioner put it, "word of disk." Robert Wallace, a top programmer at Microsoft, turned a shareware program of his called PC-Write into a multimillion-dollar …

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By Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror 6 months ago.
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…with only an estimated 10 percent of customers paying to register a shareware title. Forbes magazine marveled at the trend, writing in 1988 that "if this doesn't sound like a very sound way to build a business, think again." Shareware, it argued, relied not on expensive advertising but on word of mouth or, as one practitioner put it, "word of disk." Robert Wallace, a top programmer at Microsoft, turned a shareware program of his called PC-Write into a multimillion-dollar …

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Before Brad got on his soapbox, he chatted with Forbes about whether we were living in a second Dot Com Bubble. He said to the magazine that sometimes he doesn't know how certain startups will make money or even "live up to their private market valuations." He added:

There is something unhealthy happening in Silicon Valley where people are most focused on the hype cycle than building a great experience for their customers.

We asked Brad to elaborate on his …

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We're only a few days into 2013, and we've already come across a fair share of bold prediction posts under various verticals.

One post, in particular, caught our attention. The post forecasts 10 predictions for the mobile industry in the coming year.

Here's the point and partial quote from the article by Forbes writer Parmy Olson:

1. HTML5 will make a comeback, helping to make smartphones cheaper. ... "But HTML5 will make a comeback because of the release …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 3 months ago.
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Windows Phone shipments ( Forbes reports it as sales , but the IDC report says shipments ) grew 156% from Q3 2012 to Q3 2013. That rate is three times Android's and six times iOS' growth in the same period. Nokia — and once the acquisition is formalized, Microsoft — owns the vast majority of these sales: 93.2%, and most of these were for low-end models like the Lumia 520 and 521 .

The bad numbers

Graph by The Verge . Click to see the source. …

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When Microsoft redesigned its site, Forbes declared that it would introduce mainstream business to responsive design. Microsoft going responsive was huge, showing that even big companies know where the future is headed.

Adobe

The software juggernaut knew that they needed to make their content accessible across multiple devices. And despite the challenges they saw in responsive design, they couldn't deny that it was the solution they needed to meet the needs …

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