4 Major Trends Shaping The Future of Entrepreneurship

If you went to South by Southwest this week and were overwhelmed by garish colored posters proclaiming the next big app, then you were not alone. Oddly, it seemed as though there were a lot of pitches and a lot of judgment of those pitches, but that there was not a lot of buzz about…


SoundCloud: A Community Manager’s Perspective

We asked two members of the SoundCloud team to talk to us about product development and management of the platform in the context of culture and community. This is the second in that series of interviews. The first was with Matas Petrikas, a Product Manager for HTML5 apps. Here is Jami Welch, Community Manager, SoundCloud….


SoundCloud: A Project Manager’s Perspective

When I was in Berlin two weeks ago, I wanted to know how SoundCloud, the massively popular sound collaboration platform, managed its product development cycle. So, I asked Matas Petrikas, a product manager for html5 apps, some questions about his work. Here is the result: Interview with Matas Petrikas, product manager for html5 apps at…


SoundCloud: At the Intersection of Community, Product and Design

Soundcloud, the popular music-sharing platform, integrates community development with product development. This is something every startup in the web ecosystem — mobile or browser-based — should be thinking about. For many startups working in the developing markets, there is not a ready and web-hungry audience, so you have to think about creating the culture to…


BizSpark European Summit in London Answers Questions about Building Startups in the Cloud

Startups and cloud developers face challenging opportunities while building a business in the cloud. Monetization of apps and how to manage talent in a wireless world are among the most important.To bring us through this, Wired UK editor David Rowan will moderate the BizSpark European Summit on June 7 in London.  By Ruud de Jonge,…


BikiniGate at #SWBayMEGA — What It Means to Build an App and Speak for a Culture

Post written by Douglas Crets, Developer Evangelist for Microsoft BizSpark It will go down as BikiniGate. A team of developers flashes images of bikini-clad women on screen during their pitch and Q&A with investors at MEGA Startup Weekend, and one of the investors speaks up. What results is a much-needed and a continual discussion about the…