5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Control Technology

Vanessa Merit Nornberg at Inc. Magazine lists 5 Tech Rules Entrepreneurs Should Live By:

Work-related texts and Tweets should be quick, but right. In business, it is important not only to be fast thinking, but also to be able to fully develop ideas. Pertinent questions must be asked and clear paths charted in order to problem-solve and grow. Today’s technology users have yet to strike a balance between rapidity and complex communications. A customer expecting instant feedback does not want to get a half-baked answer. They want to be answered quickly, but also correctly. Business partners expecting to be answered at midnight are still in need of impactful solutions rather than impulsive ones. I try to separate my tools into categories. Emails are for fully developed ideas, texts are for quick practical information, and the phone is still my best tool when I need to get a deal done.

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Complete Guide to Getting Press for Your Startup

breaking-newsAngel Investor Leo Widrich has posted an excellent guide on how to get media coverage for your Startup.

Everything mentioned in this guide, should set you up for making it easy to get into this cycle of constant coverage and news mentions. Of course, the development of your startup needs to clearly follow that path. Given that you have launched with a true MVP in Lean Startup fashion, and are iterating like a madman, you shouldn’t run into any troubles to come up with a new story ever two to three weeks. If you do, work with your team and push yourself to release more stuff, more frequently.

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Why Premature Hype Kills Startups

Tara Hunt over at Inc. writes that premature hype can really kill a Startup.

The biggest issue with pushing the press buttons before you are ready for it is that the world should not be your beta lab. Robert Scoble, in a widely read rant against writing about minimum viable products, wrote: “If you’re gonna pitch me something it better provide magic.” Every company wants to get to traction and getting to traction requires spreading the word, but if the word spread is “that app sucks,” it will damage your reputation far more than waiting a few months until you can show something magical.

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Slidecast: Defining a Zero Client

In this video, Parmeet Chaddha from Pano Logic presents: Defining a Zero Client.

Pano System 5.0 includes everything you need to deploy virtual desktops on top of your VMware, Microsoft or Citrix virtualization platform. In one package and for one low price you get both our unique award-winning Pano Zero Client and the comprehensive hypervisor-independent Pano Controller management front-end, and the new Pano Maestro cross-group management tool. Together they provide a proven and integrated solution that lets you easily provision, deploy, monitor, and control your virtual desktops.

Slidecast: SPM.Python Expoits Parallelism with Fault Tolerance

In this slidecast, Minesh Amin from MBA Sciences presents on the latest release of SPM.Python. Amin was recently awarded a patent for the technology, which now includes support for exploiting parallelism using GPUs by way of PyCuda. With this new feature in place, SPM.Python enables programmers to exploit parallelism in a fault tolerant manner across all three levels of abstraction: servers, cores, and GPUs.

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