As many waited the unveiling of a quintessential @facebook.com kind of an email service from Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg thought it would be more fitting to launch his latest service as the “Modern Messaging System“. He started his product launch presentation speech by referring to a bunch of school kids he spoke to who, according to him, considered the email communications system that exists right now to be very ‘slow’ and ‘too formal’. And this has provoked a need gap that Mark wants to fill in; hence the launch of a messaging system.
Every entrepreneur is preoccupied with success. But to succeed, we must first understand failure.
This is not to suggest that failure is something to strive for. On the contrary, we want to understand why failures happen so that we can better avoid them. Japan: To Fix your Economy, Honor Your Failed Entrepreneurs says that the reason Silicon Valley is a haven for entrepreneurship is because they have learned to accept failure and view it as progress.
As human beings, we actually learn a lot more from our failures than our successes. This is because our failures are more memorable to us. As painful as they are, lost opportunities are constant reminders of our mistakes. When we succeed, we may become cocky and sloppy. When we realize we have screwed up, we vow not to do it again.
While all failures can be great learning initiatives, it is always important to try to learn from the failures of others whenever possible. There is no sense repeating their mistakes, so following other companies both inside and outside your industry is always a great idea.
Studying your own mistakes and the mistakes of other entrepreneurs is a great stepping stone to achieving success. You must also come to accept the fact that you are inevitably going to continue making your own mistakes as well. The process is inevitable and no amount of wisdom will ever change that.
However, you can also have a plan in place to minimize the impact of your mistakes. If you can try to forecast the possibility (or rather the certainty) that you will make a mistake, you can be better prepared to deal with the consequences. Learning how to forecast and address these issues ahead of time is a learned skill. Every mistake is unique so you cannot possibly address every possible failure you encounter, but being prepared is always the best approach.
How often have users complained and cribbed about the failure of best of the business Search Engine sites like Google, Bing, Yahoo!, etc’s failure of not producing perfectly relevant search results has left many users annoyed. The new search engine – BLEKKO comes with new and improved promises of bringing out relevant search results; results that completely depend on human input more than the mundane and conventional search engines like Google and Bing.
Currently since the web is over-populated with marketing spam, there is a large possibility that most of the top 10 search results churned out by Google are not perfectly authentic. Thus, it makes sense for someone like Blekko to take note of this loophole and launch a search engine that is designed in a manner whereby it throws up results approved by your friends, colleagues, and a vast audience who also apparently requested for a similar search result in the past.
It always seems like a question that could have multiple answers. And it is actually true that the question of ‘Who really pays for Open Source Software?’ does not comprise of just one answer, in that there is not just one source of revenue for Open Source. It really is a tough task to track the fund flow for Open Source Software, especially when it is available at zero cost and when it cannot be sold.
Despite the fact that there exists a battle between makers of that of proprietary software and open source software, there have been instances wherein certain proprietary firms have borrowed help from open source software for their benefit like the way Microsoft used Open Source to manage its .Net. This is the kind of effect that the Open Source Software currently has in the market and it is difficult to absorb the fact that it comes at zero cost and leaves us wondering where does open source get its funds from?
Many entrepreneurs have gotten so caught up in the mystique Google has created with their search algorithms that they have based their entire business around it. They believe that the success of their online business begins and ends with their search rankings.
Their obsession is shown more in their link-building practices than anything else. Many entrepreneurs focus only on developing anchored links that do not have the no-follow tag built into them. Of course, this approach eliminates some of the most important promising Internet marketing opportunities, including some of the best social networking sites and forums on the Internet.
Some experts are clearly not suited to run a business. They are technicians who fail to see the big picture. You are running a business and you must keep everything in perspective. Do not take the advice of a few specialists at face value because they are not going to think about everything your business needs to do to succeed.
Logitech has always come up with computer hardware products that change the way people use their Computers. The change in the way Logitech fabricates products, seems to be in alignment with changing times and users have always rated the advantages of using those products positively and have not been bothered mostly, by the disadvantages of using them. Its latest product seems to entail more advantages than its previous innovations.
The K750 represents Logitech’s latest product and is a Wireless Solar Keyboard that eliminates the requirement of batteries or electricity for its functioning. It comprises of a series of solar panels that essentially absorb the ambient light from the Sun (like any other solar-enabled product) and recharges itself. It isn’t a mandate for users to essentially keep the keyboard under sunlight to recharge it; even the light emerging from your household lights can also do the job.
Trendistic is a great tool that is used to follow activity on Twitter. As you are probably aware, there are about 30 million Twitter users in the world, so Twitter trends are a great tool for market researchers.
The problem with using Twitter for research is that it is often difficult to gauge what people are really thinking when they post their tweets. When they are only writing 140 characters, they could mean just about anything. However, if you really look carefully at someone’s tweets you are able to have at least a general understanding of how they feel about a particular topic.
The value that Trendistic has over some other trending apps is that users can actually use a search phrase rather to search within the body of an entire tweet rather than looking at #hashtags. This allows a researcher to get a much better approximation of how many tweets are made on a given topic.
Nobody would remember anything unless and until there is enough hype hovering around it. Something very similar happened with Fusion Garage’s product named JooJoo. A tablet computer that was launched before Apple’s iPad; yet JooJoo did not receive much of the accolades from either the media or the consumer public.
Many would-be entrepreneurs would not consider starting a business in the middle of a recession. Understandably, it is a very scary time to begin a venture. Startup capital is low and customers may not be able to afford the products or services you have to offer. On the surface, being an entrepreneur during a recession can be a bone-headed idea.
True entrepreneurs know to look past these images and know that there are no absolutes in business, only perceptions. There may be risks in an unstable economic climate, but there are also opportunities that may not have existed otherwise. This is why more new fortunes are created during times of crisis. During the Great Depression, more new fortunes were created than in any other time in history. See the article Great Depression Millionaires for more information.
The time has arrived for Microsoft to start ‘showing off’ it’s much talked about ‘cloud power’. There were quite a few technology news articles that were focused on Microsoft venturing into the Cloud Computing arena; and it is about time for them to make some noise which shall enable them to fetch some business. By noise, I mean advertising campaigns.
Though it is a cliché in business, it is worth mentioning here that everything (product or service) that is advertised, is sold; and sold easy. Hence it becomes important for even a B2B (business to business) corporation such as Microsoft to advertise to its target market (evidently both small and big business enterprises).