Posted by Uri Gilad

Vaporware or legitimate marketing?

Vaporware or legitimate marketing?

A Company, lets call it IBM, notices competition moving ahead in an area of interest. In a move which seems to be motivated by fear of competition, the company decides to pre-announce an upcoming, more advanced product. The results include: IBM going under the scrutiny of the justice department, the aforementioned computer (System/360 Model 91) … Continue reading

You have an API? – Color me impressed

You have an API? – Color me impressed

At a recent convention, I met representatives from a large telco. Their fancy booth, t-shirts and handouts all claimed “we have an API”. Not surprisingly, when you claim “I have an API” – this usually means you missed the whole point. A digression: “API: Application Programming Interface” means, in practical terms, that some of the … Continue reading

How to get half a million users in a day

How to get half a million users in a day

Google is dropping the Google Reader product. While painful, this is not what the below is about. This is about how a relatively small (my Linkedin search lists a handful of employees) company made all the right moves in capturing the user migration away from Google, gaining fame, 500K users and hopefully – fortune. A word about the … Continue reading

Live and Learn from RFP to RFP !

Live and Learn from RFP to RFP !

I recently saw John Warrillow’s Inc Magazine article: “Death by RFP: 7 Reasons Not To Respond” and felt I need to retort. John makes an excellent point that RFPs suck away time and effort, and can be dangerous to the small, bootstrapped, startup. But that is only a very limited view of a wider situation. … Continue reading