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Augusto Marietti
Sand Hill Road is a road in Menlo Park, California, notable for its concentration of venture capital companies. Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/853kZ Raising venture capital is like adding rocket fuel to your business. For most businesses this is not warranted, creates the wrong incentives and even if it was successful, the dilution resulting from multiple rounds of VC funding means that the founders do not make enough personal money when the business is ultimately sold. Raise a small round of capital: $20k – $200k from the three F’s (friends, family and fools) Use this to build a “good enough” product
Augusto Marietti
The rumors about Google’s redesign are true, and you can try out the new Google Search with a very simple method. 1. Go to Google.com. 2. Paste in the search bar this code below: javascript:void(document.cookie=”PREF=ID=20b6e4c2f44943bb:U=4bf292d46faad806:TM=1249677602:LM=1257919388:S=odm0Ys-53ZueXfZG;path=/; domain=.google.com”); 3. Click on “Google Search” button 4. Here we go! You are in the new Google! Enjoy 😉…
Augusto Marietti
We saw an article written by Paul Graham of YCombinator recently, and found it rather thought-provoking. An excerpt: I don’t think Apple realizes how badly the App Store approval process is broken. Or rather, I don’t think they realize how much it matters that it’s broken.The way Apple runs the App Store has harmed their reputation with programmers more than anything else they’ve ever done. Their reputation with programmers used to be great. It used to be the most common complaint you heard about Apple was that their fans admired them too uncritically. The App Store has changed that. Now…
Augusto Marietti
We came across this article by Jacob Kaplan-Moss titled “What to write“. The article shares some great tips on writing great technical documentation. We’ve reproduced some parts of the article and summarized some main points below which we think would be the most useful for Mashapers.

Formats of a technical documentation

A well-documented project needs to provide many different forms of documentation. At a high level, you can break down the different types of technical documentation you need to provide into three different formats: Step-by-step tutorials, Overviews and topical guides to the various conceptual areas of your project, …
Augusto Marietti
Some pictures from SF! #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */
Augusto Marietti
Startup School 2009 Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/7a9ytA   Sharing the video compilation of startup school 2009 🙂…