Settle is now Droplet

Product naming is usually difficult. We found it disarmingly easy to come up with 'Settle' over a year ago, and it seemed to really represent what we were doing with our mobile payment startup. A product that let you easily 'settle' any bill, either with friends or with your favourite... [more...]
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Open source your ideas

I wrote an article for .net magazine: Ideas. They’re what millionaires, even billionaires, are made of, right? Imagine you could go back in time and tell your 2004-self to build and launch Facebook – you’d be a billionaire now for sure. Except it doesn’t work like that at all. Read... [more...]
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Hustle

Your product is great, 'best in class', cutting edge. Your customer service is exceptional, you're a 'customer-focused business'. You have a strong technology roadmap, great features and killer developers working on it all. There's one thing that's more important to the success or failure of a startup business than any... [more...]
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The top of my to-do list

I've added this to the top of my daily 'to-do' list, courtesy of Paul Graham. Don't ignore your dreams; don't work too much; say what you think; cultivate friendships; be happy.   [more...]
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Idea dump #6

From time to time I come up with ideas which, for whatever reason, I can’t work on right now. Rather than jealously guarding these ideas, I’m going to post them here in regular bursts, in case someone out there wants to run with them. Most importantly, sharing your ideas triggers... [more...]
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My 'idea dump' posts

Here's a link to all the previous 'idea dump' posts on this blog: Idea dump.   [more...]
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Web-snooping bill could trigger powerful new tools

The UK government's plans to surveil every person in the country with unprecedented powers over email and web traffic are astonishing. But, it might not all be bad news. This move could be the catalyst for a whole new market of software: software which allows normal people to protect their... [more...]
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