There was much talk and hype about Facebook’s valuation and equally the downfall of the share prices after its IPO. Personally, I thought it was over valued at US$100bn, but that’s a very personal opinion and not based on any facts, but the fact remains that all of this is on the long term expectation of Facebook making money.
Last week I had a meeting with Marius and Paul of Viajeuro.com a Canadian Startup Company that has decided to launch its products initially in Spain the Spanish market.
Spain continues to provide a great market opportunity for foreign IT companies and investors. When we started in 2008 the idea of entrepreneurship and startups was still in
Over the past year we have seen a growing number of feral (wild) cats in our urbanization. To begin with, it was only one and a few neighbours fed it. Soon it was pregnant and had three kittens, and now this year the kittens have had kittens. All of a sudden we are dealing with a community of nearly 10 cats, fighting over space, urinating everywhere and
A couple of months ago, I wrote in one of my blogs a fairly detailed article about why the Spanish economy is failing and several suggestions as to how it can be improved. While the Spanish government is trying to push entrepreneurs and self employment it is failing to pave the way for them. Most recently a
You will have noticed that in the past couple of months we have made a fair few upgrades to our website. As we have not had the chance to let you know about each update at each stage, here is a quick summary.
1. User Management
You will have already noticed some of these updates. First of all when you go to User Management you will notice a user icon with a green tick for all those users who have
There is much talk about how the Spanish economy is failing, that there is not enough jobs and how in order to resolve the issue, Hacienda increases tax rates (like the Spanish restaurants increase prices when there is less visitors in order to compensate for the lower income), the Social Security system creates incentives for employment that range from 10
The Financial Times, 15 May has a report on software piracy, estimating that software piracy last year reached a record high of $63.4bn.
The report and research by Business Software Alliance, estimates that 57% of world’s computer users admitted getting / downloading illegal software and that this figure was
Free webmail services such as Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail are pretty much the norm in particular amongst home users but also businesses who either do not have a corporate email account or need something personal.
Heidi is the proprietor of a bar in Detroit …
She realizes that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronize her bar. To solve this problem, she comes up with a new marketing plan that allows her customers to drink now, but pay later.
Recently I came across an article by Davor Hebel, http://realdeals.eu.com/blog/the-future-of-european-copycats, in which he argues that there is nothing wrong with copying, pointing to the Samwer brothers, who accordingly perfected the craft and created a fortune by building a number of clones including Alando (clone of Ebay), Jamba (clone of