If you need to catchup on the Facebook IPO news, we’ve got a link for you. We’ve also got an interesting interview on what happens when a startup can’t land venture capital, a breakdown of how UserVoice uses HipChat and more below.
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The big news this week is obviously the Facebook IPO. To catch up quickly, take a look at the Guardian’s round up of analysis and news about the IPO to get the full spectrum of opinions.
What are the secondary effects of a tech bubble? This post on 37signals will get you thinking about exactly what the cheap cash being thrown at startups means for your ability to succeed in a new startup.
Pinterest pulled down $100 million in a round that ended this week. The big question: what are they planning to do with that money? Ecommerce seems like a logical next step.
Paperless Post tried for venture capital when founders Alexa Hirschfield and James Hirschfield (a brother and sister team) were first starting out. They got shot doesn and had to find other wasys to get the money they needed to build their company. In this video, James talks about their experiences.
Jeff Atwood’s post asking people not to learn to code has been making the rounds. Gina Trapni’s response resonates, perhaps even more than the original post.
Improving your website can seem like a simple process: make it prettier, add some new technology and keep moving forward. But Louis Rosenfeld makes the case for stepping back and tweaking what you have to get the best possible results. Even better, he offers up some advice for how to really take advantage of iterative improvements.
Richard White, cofounder of UserVoice, has broken down several different tools that his company uses. This time he’s going through how they use HipChat.
Retro link of the week:
While it may be a little unfair to consider a Wikipedia article that receives continuous updates to be ‘retro’, this is a page to bookmark. If you’re ever looking for ideas for a new project, all these amazing advances can give you a starting point that may put you ahead of the competition.