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 helps developers track real usage data on their apps as…

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Up Global: Startup Weekend and Startup America Form New Partnership to Build Entrepreneurs in a Big Way

Startup Weekend and the Startup America Partnership announced today that they will join together to create UP Global, a new organization supporting the creation of vibrant entrepreneurial communities around the world. With generous support from The Kauffman Foundation, the Case Foundation, Omidyar Network, Google for Entrepreneurs, Microsoft and The Coca-Cola Company, UP Global will combine…

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BizSpark Members Can Get Free Exposure for Apps with PreApps

Meet the founders of Pre-Apps -one of the newest partners joining the BizSpark community . With over 30,000 new apps introduced each month, PreApps is a marketplace to discover, rate, and download the best mobile apps coming soon. They also have an exclusive offer for BizSpark members – you will receive free PreApps featured services ($24.99 Value)…

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People In A Line of Code: Instant Retail Through Face Recognition?

We don’t know what the future will bring. Within reason. I do know that in three days I will interview Denis Crowley. So, that has me thinking a lot about the future of online / offline / web / mobile retail.  This post was written by Douglas Crets, Social Media Strategist of Microsoft BizSpark, which…

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Keeping the Front End Progress Front of Mind

These guys won the best Windows 8 Hack award at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013:  Pasha and Pelle.  They built “Big Picture,” which aids developers in keeping track of the state of the design of their front end. You can watch their demo here. “ We interviewed them to get an idea of what inspired this…

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Prodibi: Swiss Rebels Give Due Respect to Web Photo Enthusiasts With Their BizSpark Software Innovation

While web-based video streaming and digital audio has become increasingly sophisticated, the quality of photograph images viewed online has lagged behind.  At the moment, if someone was to try to upload a high quality image for viewing on a PC, tablet or smartphone, the size of the image would compromise the delivery speed.  So, what…

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Azure in the Valley: Microsoft Accelerator in Tel Aviv Visits Microsoft Silicon Valley

Israeli Windows Azure Demo Day comes has come and gone twice, and this time there is evidence of strong growth in the class members.  Last year’s class received on average $900,000 in venture funding per startup. This year, the group doing a tour of investment circles and having meetings with companies to sell their solutions…

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Opinion Piece: Sponsorship is Key When Leaning In

While I entirely agree with Sheryl Sandberg’s “lean in” approach, I do believe that her methodology misses a critical component necessary in order for women to reach their goals, especially when it comes to building and scaling start ups. And I say all of this as a female executive founding my own company. Lou Donnelly-Davy,…

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Practice Your Music: Bringing Harmony to a Tech-Music Business

So what’s it like to launch an app, if your company is from completely outside the tech business?  This was the situation facing Spanish start-up Practice Your Music, as CEO and founder Unai Goikolea explains.   “We are from the music industry: we own a recording studio and run a music academy, so we aren’t…

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