Instagram Video and Facebook in Asia -- We Chat Live with David Weekly, Facebook Developer Advocate

Douglas Crets is talking with David Weekly, Facebook’s Developer Advocate for Asia, at 3pm Pacific on livestream. You might know David from his time at HackerDojo, which he founded. He recently joined Facebook as their new developer advocate for Asia.  David Weekly is Facebook’s new Developer Advocate for Asia. He joins Facebook after an acqui-hire…

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Opinion Piece: Sponsorship is Key When Leaning In

While I entirely agree with Sheryl Sandberg’s “lean in” approach, I do believe that her methodology misses a critical component necessary in order for women to reach their goals, especially when it comes to building and scaling start ups. And I say all of this as a female executive founding my own company. Lou Donnelly-Davy,…


Reza Alizadeh, Architect Evangelist Wins Facebook Hackathon

Microsoft’s awesome developer evangelist Reza Alizadeh won the Facebook-Heroku hackathon a couple of weeks ago. This was a big deal. Reza went on to TechCrunch last weekend and participated in that hackathon with a team of about four other evangelist. That story is here, and here.  We were waiting to see if a Facebook blog…

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Hey Bro: The Three Startup Pitches That Will Have Investors Screaming for More

After seeing hundreds of startup pitches at startup competitions and Startup Weekend events, I’ve come to realize that there are three types of pitches that almost always win.  When I refer to winning pitches, I am being agnostic to the industry or technology and referring more to how the pitch is actually delivered.  Here are…

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Can We Design So That Design Gets Out of the Way?

When it comes down to “smart technology,” we’re not really looking for devices that wow us. we’re looking to get things done. Current UX and UI in some smart devices is just too complicated. Seemingly effortless interface and controls actually end up being walls whenever our cultural habits and information processes slam against them. Take…

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Facebook Promoted Posts: A Tool You Need In Your Startup Kit

After the IPO, what will $5 get you in Facebook? Turns out, plenty. After this months rocky but massively important IPO, we are really starting to see changes in how Facebook is trying to monetize their platform.  Many of you have seen an additional button on Facebook posts on your brand page that says “Promote”. …


#Microsoft #BizSpark Asks Entrepreneurs to Describe the Glory and the Horror of Solving for Opportunities

Startup culture. Highs and lows. Dread and exasperation. Glory and elation.  What really sucks about running a startup? What do you love?  We asked the startup community at our Microsoft BizSpark Facebook Page to take a read on their startup experience and answer today’s fill-in-the-blank question. By the way, if you have not joined our page…