Technology — By Yao Siang on January 11, 2009 at 8:20 PM Microsoft released the Windows 7 Beta to the public on the 9th of January 2009. The ISO image of the DVD can be downloaded here . A quick search in google showed that it is possible to install Windows 7 via Boot Camp on a Macbook Pro. I downloaded the 64-bit version of Windows 7 and burnt it into a DVD with Disk Utility. Basically, the installation process resembles Windows Vista a lot and the operating system itself is an improved version of Vista.
A few weeks ago I wrote about the Social CRM Process (read this first before moving on) which received quite a lot of attention and feedback from the online community. The process that I have created has since evolved to incorporate some additional ideas and elements which were originally missing. I incorporated some feedback from the online community and specifically from my colleagues such as Mitch Lieberman and Esteban Kolsky. If you recall, the original social CRM process looked like this: I thought this was a great starting point (which it was) but there were a few key things missing here. Take a moment and see if you can figure it out before moving on.
Having a great idea is one thing. But being able to realize and execute on that idea is what matters. At the 99% Conference last month in San Francisco, Twitter creator and co-founder Jack Dorsey gave a talk on how he was able to do just that: take a good idea and turn it into a flourishing company.
Description Can entrepreneurs be made? This question is incredibly important for aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, and educational organizations like BASES. For some, the answer is straightforward; if you inherently possess a certain set of qualities, then, at the very least, you have the potential to become a successful entrepreneur.
<img class=" aligncenter" style="height: 486px; width: 648px;" src="https://docs.google.com/File?id=dgdc4z8p_273g3gzn4fc_b" alt="" /> Shane Snow has been bothering the Foursquare crew since before the startup was funded and became the internet’s darling du jour. A student at Columbia’s School of Journalism at the time, Snow was in the room during key moments in the company’s early history, and was granted more than 30 exclusive interviews over the course of six months. This is the first installment of a two-part series chronicling Snow’s inside view of the birth of Foursquare, one of the most talked-about tech companies of 2010.
By nature, existing companies always have the advantage, he says -- so for a new startup to win, it's going to have to have these truly outstanding qualities. Interestingly, Andreessen says that, if an investor were to compromise in one of these areas, it would likely be the product. "A great market is a lot easier to make up for, with iterative product execution, than a poor market... with a small market, even if you do a great job on the product, there just aren't that many customers, and it's hard to get big," he explains.
(Editor’s note: Greg Collier is the founder and CEO of Geebo.com, an online classified advertising site. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.) When I launched Geebo.com in May 2000, the goal was simple: Provide a web-based alternative to newspaper advertising. The newspaper industry was my Goliath. That wouldn’t last long, though. Within a few months, I saw Craigslist.
Danielle Levitt for The New York Times A part of Watson’s ‘‘brain,’’ located in a room near the mock ‘‘Jeopardy!’’ set. This is the quintessential sort of clue you hear on the TV game show “Jeopardy!” It’s witty (the clue’s category is “Postcards From the Edge”), demands a large store of trivia and requires contestants to make confident, split-second decisions.
The folks at Behance and Cool Hunting asked me to talk at their 99% Conference a couple months ago. The 99% conference is aimed at creative professionals and is focused on Edison's "99% perspiration." And in the spirit of how to get your ideas to happen, they asked me to talk about entrepreneurship and the myriad ways you can "be your own boss." There are way more than 10 ways you can do that, but I only had twenty minutes so I focused on 10 of them.
Vertical advertising, with a focus on one type of advertiser or publisher such as automobile sales, has had some success, but it’s more about demographics than technology. You can advertise on “women’s sites”, but it’s up to you to figure out how that campaign works into your overall marketing strategy. And because there are less ad opportunities as you slice the pie into verticals, you often need several forms of media to drive results.
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While the phrase "founding fathers" is often used in conjunction with men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, we wanted the think about the phrase on the global level. And what is more global than the world wide web? Thus, this holiday, we're taking a look at 10 individuals who have been instrumental in helping to shape the world wide web and the culture of the Internet as we know it today. Check out our round up below to learn about some of the most influential people in the creation and development of the ideas and technologies that have led to today's web experience. Let us know in the comments if you think we've missed anyone! 1.