ITNorthWest Voice

This is a blog for all the technology entrepreneurs based in the North West of Ireland - musings about our business, companies, interests, trends and any other random thing that hits us.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Struggling to Monetize Web 2.0 (web2.wsj2.com)

Struggling to Monetize Web 2.0 (web2.wsj2.com) Interesting read, one of the key points we are looking at for myme.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

New Blog Address

We've moved. We are now bloggin' at this address http://itnorthwest.org -- please follow us over there.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Tablane 1.4.2

We got Tablane Version 1.4.2 out yesterday. It can now support most of the big brand Toolbar plugins for IE. Our attention now turns to the bigger picture project -- the on-line service which somehow we are going to release in April. The Tablane installer is on Download.com, and you can set Tablane as your default browser too. It expires on 31st of May by which time our situation should be very different. We're on the hunt for angel investment. I'm rattling the tin, everyone. Incidently, I'm friends with Google's AdWords again. By keeping the amount I'm prepared to pay as low as possible, using the keywords tools they offer, and leaving well alone, I'm getting more Click Throughs than we can really afford, particularly from 3rd party Content sites. Fortunately, we are getting more Visitors from other sources (blogs) than Google by now and we can scale back expenditure here. We're on 7,000 downloads now, which put crudely means we've spent about 50 Euro cent with Google for each download they've helped instigate. For a free browser this isn't an optimal business model. The rate of downloads is steadily increasing, but it would be good to be in a six figure rather than a four figure zone by Easter.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Naked Conversations: Web 2.0 Disrupting VCs? Clavier Thinks Not

Naked Conversations: Web 2.0 Disrupting VCs - Clavier Thinks Not Jeff is in the middle of the web2.0 space - some good nuggets in this interview

AirHead: Entrepreneurship

AirHead: Entrepreneurship "A very very good podcast from Janice Fraser, CEO of Adaptive Path. She makes some extremely apt comments on how to approach your company and setting up a good culture within your company."

CrunchNotes - Ron Conway and Web 2.0

CrunchNotes � Ron Conway and Web 2.0 "Nevertheless, Conway believes that some of the most interesting search innovations will soon emanate from companies not named Google (GOOG ) or, for that matter, Yahoo! (YHOO ) or Microsoft (MSFT ). Over the past two years, he has bet heavily on this hunch, putting his money in nearly two dozen startups. "Search is in its infancy today," says the seasoned Silicon Valley investor. "It's at 10% of its potential, maybe."

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Decker Marketing: 20 Questions to Develop Your Business

Decker Marketing: 20 Questions to Develop Your Business

Yahoo! User Interface Library: amazing and free -- Chad Dickerson’s blog

Yahoo! User Interface Library: amazing and free -- Chad Dickerson’s blog to all web2.0 wanabees - this is cool.... and very useful

Monday, February 13, 2006

O'Reilly Radar > Web Development 2.0

O'Reilly Radar > Web Development 2.0 Interesting thoughts from Marc at oreilly

BeyondVC: What are the key drivers of your business?

BeyondVC: What are the key drivers of your business?

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Marc’s Voice - OH MY GOD - Microsoft Live is Hailstorm 2.0

Marc’s Voice � Blog Archive � OH MY GOD - Microsoft Live is Hailstorm 2.0 Marc hits some great points from an event that i attended last night - as usual Marc hits the nail on the head.