Saturday, November 16, 2013

Billion-Dollar Software Companies

The Next 50 Ideas for Billion-Dollar Software Companies | LinkedIn

Since Netscape's public offering in 1995, more than 6,500 pure Internet companies have raised venture capital. But only 18 are worth more than $1 billion. Thirty years after the software revolution started, only 12 of the Fortune 500 are pure software companies.

As Netscape founder Marc Andreesen observed in his 2011 essay, "Why Software Is Eating the World," software is probably the most powerful lever for change the world has ever seen.

real world is in some cases becoming more virtual. But what's more important now is that the virtual world is becoming real

a conclusion: to make software (virtual) a big (and important) business, merge it with real (physical) business.
There are many real-world problems that can significantly benefit from software.

Dell's Sputnik 3 touchscreen Linux laptop

Dell's Sputnik 3 touchscreen laptop has Ubuntu Linux, Intel's Haswell | PCWorld:
"The laptop, code-named Sputnik, has a 13.3-inch touchscreen and will run on Ubuntu 12.04 OS. It is priced starting at $1,250 and is available in the U.S."

Core i5 dual-core processor and 128GB of solid-state drive storage, while a $1,549.99 configuration has 8GB of memory and a 256GB SSD. Other features include the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

Introducing Sputnik 3 and its unofficial big brother | Barton's Blog

InoReader • Light and Fast RSS Reader

InoReader • Light and Fast RSS Reader

Since Google Reader is down, I have used TheOldReader as an alternative.
Now it stopped working for some reason...

Before writing my own simple tool, I checked again Google's suggested alternatives.
InoReader seems to be easy and functional...

One more alternative:  feedly