Category Archives: Release Notes

#274: Shooting Other People…or I Don’t Know

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Apple recently started removing apps from individual developers that implement gambling or “simulate a gambling experience. Today we use this development as a starting point for a discussion on mitigating the risk that third-party platforms and dependencies bring to our businesses. Continue reading

#273: Mike Taber (part 2)

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We’re joined again by Mike Taber, founder of Bluetick.io and co-host of the podcast “Startups for the Rest of Us.” Last time we talked to Mike about his start in entrepreneurship. Today we talk to him about his new email follow-up product, Bluetick.io. We talk about how the conception and validation of Bluetick.io differed from his earlier products, the difference between how he planned for customers to use his product and how they actually use it, customer churn, and more. Continue reading

#272: Mike Taber (part 1)

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Today we’re joined by Mike Taber, founder of Bluetick.io and co-host of the podcast “Startups for the Rest of Us.” We talk to Mike today about some of his background, his start in entrepreneurship, and how he almost founded CompUSA. We also discuss the importance of choosing the right market, “product-founder fit,” and all the work he did to validate his idea for Bluetick.io before building it. Continue reading

#271: A Really Big Random Number

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Today we talk about top-level domains like .com, .biz, .app, and others. How important is it to get a .com these days? From there, our conversation wanders into the importance of having an SSL certificate for your site, Google’s role in the new .app top-level domain, and we find and purchase a domain for Joe’s new project. Continue reading

#270: Some French Guy Named Bezier

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Today we return to a topic that we’ve discussed before: Pricing. We talk about about pricing for the value you provide, the pro vs. prosumer vs. consumer markets, and why both Charles and Joe feel so strongly that Affinity Designer for iPad is way, way underpriced. Continue reading