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Cisco BIG awards

April 29, 2012

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There’s only a couple of days left to enter the Cisco BIG awards. A chance to win £££ and support from one of the world’s largest IT businesses. They interviewed me about why I entered here (and amusingly included two cuts of the same question – I don’t normally repeat myself so much 🙂 http://www.itproportal.com/2012/04/25/hipsnip-talks-about-ciscos-big-awards/ […]

You know where you can stick that idea

January 7, 2012

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Developing a new product inevitably throws up many ideas. We could add this feature, perhaps it could work with this service, lets plug in this API and store data in this particular way. Capturing these ideas is vital (c.f. the episode of Mad Men where Paul Kinsey forgets a great idea he had, and everyone […]

Real names vs. pseudonyms

January 7, 2012

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There’s been a debate recently about services specifying you sign up in your real name vs. pseudonyms (or even anonyms) in social services, highlighted here by one of my favourite bloggers. Facebook leads the pack of real name services, insisting individuals can only have a single profile, while Twitter epitomises pseudonyms, you can be whoever you want, […]

Earning the right to a title. What is an expert?

January 7, 2012

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I was at a wedding over the weekend, and when asked ‘what do you do?’ I generally replied: ‘run a small business’. I consider myself an entrepreneur – I quit a well paid job and great career path to work on HipSnip – but this is not something I generally describe myself as. Because I believe […]

The many different applications for HipSnip

January 7, 2012

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It would be strange if I wasn’t excited about my own start-up, but really, I am getting more and more excited as we get closer to launch. Why? Because I realise there are far more use cases for what we’re doing than I originally thought. This was highlighted by a competition I applied for last […]