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I've been working in small and large software startups for the last 20 years and currently have  the privilege of being the CEO of a startup, Storage Made Easy,  for the last 3 years.  With the advent of 2015 I have not doubt that there will be many people considering whether to take the plunge and commit to founding a startup. There are a diverse number of resources on the web all offering advice and to that mix I add 10 tips of my own. I've tried to keep them to things I wish I had known before commencing my own journey. 1. If you're not going solo, pick your partner carefully: Many people cast around for a partner or another person to build their startup with. This can be useful to help share risk but remember you have to share any reward it may generate also. Firstly, be absolutely certain you need a partner and be sure of your reasons for contemplating one as i... (more)

The Hyper-Crowded Enterprise File Share and Sync Market Is White Hot

Followers of the Enterprise File Share and Sync Market (EFSS) will have noticed a flurry of announcements in the last few weeks. In particular: SAP and OpenText collaborated with Tempo Box; Egnyte outlined it would leverage Google's Storage; Box purchased Stream as well as announcing Box Notes (something SME has had for ages) and unlimited storage for business plan customers as well as being able to save files to Box directly from Microsoft Office (again something SME has had for a long time); SalesForce and Microsoft announced interoperability with Office365; Microsoft also ann... (more)

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Opera Releases New Wireless Development Platform

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Opera Releases Development Platform Opera purports to enable true web applications to be developed that have access to the phone's functionality through the Opera Platform DOM interface (provided by the Application Player) and can communicate with servers using XMLHttpRequest. The Opera Platform SDK  is currently available for Symbian OS phones with S60, and is free.   See here for more details. Opera Mini Midlet Web Browser updated to V1.1 Get the MIDP2 jar here or the JAD link here For a version specific to a phone go here Instead of requiring the pho... (more)

AJAX For Mobile Devices

AJAX For Mobile Devices « H » General J2ME :: Jim Liddle :: email link Great overview of Ajax for mobile devices from Ajit Jaoka here - would urge you to read it ! posted Thursday, 12 January 2006 Leave a comment to this blog-entry <!-- function infomerical(){ alert("Create a free profile on Blog-City.com\r\n\r\nIt takes seconds and we give your email address to NO-ONE.\r\n\r\nAdvantages include; automatic email trigger when someone\r\nupdates this blog, ability to edit your own comments, and\r\nwith the same account you can easily create and maintain\r\nyour o... (more)

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: "Windows Messenger Targets Skype"

Windows Messenger Targets Skype « H » Jim Liddle :: email link Windows Live Messenger, the successor to MSN Messenger, allows ussers to make a phone call from virtualy any PC to virtually any phone in the world, targetting SKype's position as in the Internet's big bear in VOIP services. The phone function (result of a partnership between Microsoft and communications firm MCI) will be known as MCI web Calling for Windows Live Call and will allows subscribe to make pc to telephone calls at competitive rates. posted Friday, 27 January 2006 ... (more)