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Augusto Marietti
This is the era of ubiquitous computing. Around us, we are seeing the numbers of devices and services growing exponentially. Five years from now, this behavior will evolve into the essential of our lives, and today’s rate of innovation in mobile services is just about to take a quantum leap. Our laptop’s browser is the central part to access contents and interact with it; in a couple of years, the device will be the pivotal part, just because it’s more fun and useful, thanks to features such:
    user’s location social network personal data phone specific functions such the camera and
Augusto Marietti
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Augusto Marietti
Peldi Guilizzoni giving a talk at Business of Software 2010 Conference Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/8GLvoK Most of the times, founders think that they need VC money [mistake]. Do you really need money? There are plenty of companies that are doing very well, without any VC money. Depends on what you wanna do, depends on what is your REAL vision of your company, etc. We see numerous companies happy during angel and VC rounds (including us), but who knows that this is the most valuable road on a long term? It’s about 1 year that I wanna make a post in honor…
Augusto Marietti
Hi guys, I want to share with you this wonderful presentation by Drew Houston on “Dropbox – Startup Lessons Learned”. Since they have created one of the coolest service on the web, Drew and his team were amazing to scale their growth from a couple of thousands to millions of users, while keeping their startup LEAN. I think that the most important slide is the number 10 – “Learn early, learn often” Enjoy!…
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Huge lemon Almost the size of my head…
Augusto Marietti
Hey World, We’re very excited to announce our First Angel Round funding.  Almost all startups have to pass over this step. So there is nothing surprising with that. But our story till now wasn’t so easy. Most of the time Americans don’t understand how harder is to achieve the same milestones if you are outside of this world, than in the USA, if you are just a little guy with a big dream 7000 miles away from San Francisco. You have to get into the network when nobody knows you. We grew up in Italy; it’s not the kind of…
Augusto Marietti
Thank you all for coming to the MashCamp party! Here’s some photos from the night #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 */  …
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Fred Wilson’s presentation showing the slide in South Park where Twitter was conceived Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/7FfFXs Fred Wilson (Union Square Ventures) presented his opening keynote at the Future of Web Apps conference in Miami with 10 tips to create a successful web application. We found it extremely useful and have attempted to summarize them below. 1. Speed
    Speed is the most important feature/ requirement for both power users and mainstream users Use Pingdom to keep track of speed
2. Instant Utility
    The service should be instantly useful to the user right out of the box Users are not going to
Augusto Marietti
Augusto Marietti
I was curious to look back in those years when all of them (Apple, Microsoft..etc) were unified in running the same mission: Put technology on everyone hands. Now the mission is almost the same, but all the rest has changed a lot… it’s sad to see overpassing human values just for business reasons.   Steve Jobs & Bill Gates Image credit: https://flic.kr/p/NbX3t…
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