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Bringing Your Product to Market 4.3. Idea Screening

Bringing Your Product to Market 4.3. Idea Screening

4.3. Idea Screening Idea screening is a process, formal or informal, through which you evaluate a product or service idea to determine if it’s worth the time and money to develop further. Idea screening answers two basic questions: Is this product feasible? Is this service doable? Will I make a profit? The whole point of [...]

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The Roundup September 10

The Roundup September 10

Startup success comes from many things, but NEVER from wasting time watching garbage on TV. I’m not a businessperson in real life, but I play one on TV! Kevin O’Leary stars on ABC’s new business reality show Shark Tank as one of five executives who vet business ideas pitched by would-be entrepreneurs. O’Leary often delivers [...]

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The Roundup Aug. 3

The Roundup Aug. 3

You don’t want to know who’s in charge at the iPhone Apps store. Finally, the feds get interested in the black box we call the iPhone Apps store. Federal regulators want to know if AT&T and Apple worked to together to reject mobile apps for Google’s innovative Voice service, sending letters to the companies asking [...]

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The Roundup August 1 & 2 Another week of losers

Amazon Can the Amazon Kindle greed machine take on Apple with it’s tablet-iTunes machine-color ebook reader as well as Barnes & Noble and Sony? Here’s the rare situation — like Blu-Ray vs. HD — where the content providers will decide. Democrats About to lose the health care reform game because of the dizzingly bad idea [...]

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The Roundup July 30

The Roundup July 30

Hackers can get total control of your iPhone by sending you 512 text messages. All you have to do wrong is turn on the phone. Apple, welcome to Microsoft’s nightmare. Miller and his fellow cybersecurity researcher Collin Mulliner plan to publicize Thursday at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas. Using a flaw they’ve [...]

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The Roundup July 27

The Roundup July 27

Popular Mechanics fancies up an Apple tablet prototype. Sounds like Apple is going to kill the Kindle, too. Apple is racing to offer a portable tablet-sized computer in time for the Christmas shopping season, in what the entertainment industry hopes will be a new revolution. The device is expected to be launched alongside new content [...]

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The Roundup July 7

The Roundup July 7

As goes California . . . Maybe Arnold should take a cue from Sarah and vamoose. Court-appointed lawyers, cancer patients and alcoholics in treatment programmes have become the latest victims of California’s financial crisis, as the state grapples with a budget deficit that has ballooned to $26bn. The state has been forced to issue IOUs [...]

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The Roundup July 4 & 5 Special Build-Your-Vocabulary Edition

Busted Conveniently, this word means both “broken,” as in, “doesn’t work,” and “broke,” as in, “out of money,” demonstrated in spades as California goes bust because, well, the government’s busted. Businesses all around the state start receiving IOU’s from Sacramento, but, unfortunately, the IOU’s are not allowed to flow in the other direction. Crap In [...]

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The Biz Roundup June 29

The Biz Roundup June 29

“Be seeing you.” 150 years. Bernard Madoff, the self-confessed author of the biggest financial swindle in history, was sentenced to the maximum 150 years behind bars for what his judge called an “extraordinarily evil” fraud that shook the nation’s faith in its financial and legal systems and took “a staggering toll” on rich and poor [...]

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The Roundup June 20 & 21

The Roundup June 20 & 21

Steve Jobs is ready to return to work next week. “Weekend At Steve’s” continues with yet another plot twist. Steve Jobs, who has been on medical leave from Apple Inc. since January to treat an undisclosed medical condition, received a liver transplant in Tennessee about two months ago. The chief executive has been recovering well [...]

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The Roundup June 19

The Roundup June 19

If venture capital firms are made exempt from new regulations, will that be a loophole big enough to drive something as big as AIG through? Venture capitalists to Obama: hands off our picnic basket! Venture capitalists said on Wednesday they should be exempt from President Obama’s proposed changes in financial regulation, arguing they were not [...]

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The Roundup June 5

He can sell cars, but can he make ‘em, too? I’ll betcha a hundred he can — better than GM, in fact. General Motors Corp. this morning announced a tentative deal for renowned Detroit businessman Roger Penske to acquire GM’s struggling Saturn brand and distribution network. . . . Saturn will be wholly owned by [...]

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The Roundup May 16-17

Apple to Microsoft: Thanks for the ads, man! The moment Microsoft decided to attack Apple, they increased Apple’s credibility. That’s a given any time you decide to respond to an opponent you previously didn’t acknowledge even had right to get into the ring with you. (“Would Bill Gates have aired Laptop Hunters?,” Fortune, May 17) [...]

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The Roundup April 24

I said spend the $5 million on Norwegian Quantum Mechanics classes and I meant it. Financially strapped colleges are angering their benefactors by selling school radio stations, auctioning Georgia O’Keeffe paintings and dipping into endowments for purposes their donors may not have intended. . . . As schools struggle more than they have in decades [...]

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What the hell is an API and why the hell should you care?

As more and more of our computing migrates to the “cloud,” that amorphous nowhere lying just on the unknown side of our Internet connection, you as a business owner or entrepreneur will start hearing more and more about API’s. No, API’s are not bees buzzing about the Internet cloud (for both the readers of this [...]

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Our business strategy is a movie . . .

Apple ::: Weekend At Bernie’s Apple goes to desperate lengths to prove that Steve Jobs is still breathing. The board promises all the rest of us that we will “know” when Jobs becomes incapable of performing his job, but they don’t tell us exactly when we’ll know. Once Jobs starts showing up with sunglasses and [...]

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The Biz Roundup January 5

When you think about it, this is good news for mechanics and tow truck companies . . . The nation’s six largest automakers all reported December sales declines of more than 30% Monday, capping the industry’s worst year since 1992.Of the major automakers, Chrysler LLC took the biggest hit in December. Sales fell 53% from [...]

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The Biz Roundup January 4

Apple isn’t worried. They knew this was coming someday and so they made it impossible to change the batteries in their products. More than half of U.S. consumers plan to cut back on purchases of high-tech products this year . . . The findings are particularly gloomy for newer categories of devices. (“Consumers to Pare [...]

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The Biz Roundup January 2

The last time somebody tried this, Apple broadcast software that blew up the phones. But on Wednesday, a group called the iPhone Dev Team released a free piece of software called “yellowsn0w” that unlocks the iPhone 3G. The software lets users reprogram the phones so they can work on any wireless network based on the [...]

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