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Andy Brice
Successful Software

Doug Nebeker ("Doug")

Jonathan Matthews
Creator of DeepTrawl, CloudTrawl, and LeapDoc

Nicholas Hebb
BreezeTree Software

Bob Walsh
host, Startup Success Podcast author of The Web Startup Success Guide and Micro-ISV: From Vision To Reality

Patrick McKenzie
Bingo Card Creator

Intellectual Property and Shareware Freeware_Coder (13 comments)
What defines a Startup? Shalin Jain (3)
Pay Developer Anonymously SteveK (12)
Critic of my new startup Simon Ellis (11)
"Official" EUR Exchange Rates Feed (and VAT ID validation svc) Dario Solera (3)
[SEO] I see my site in Google for a keyword but nobody else does Alain Bocherens (devsoft) (5)
What would it take for a job candidate to blow you away? Far far away (9)
Incorporating in US for non-residents. VD (15)
Website Feedback Alan Colburn (7)
A/B testing my logo? Adriano Ferrari (3)
Competing with a free service DNCDude (9)
[Patrick] I have an A/B test for you... AFT (7)
Discoverability and UI AFT (16)
"Trust logos" can make a huge difference in conversion rate? Magnus J (12)
Web demo software and hosting sites DiskMonitor - Scott (6)
Using FTP to deliver 3rd party content M.J. Schenkel (2)
New website for suggestion (http://www.agentgather.com) Patrick Wang (10)
Web Design Timm (19)
US tax 1099 in 2012 Bob Frances (29)
SSL Certificate - godaddy or thawte ? Revenew (8)
Automatic Job Ad Highlighting algorithm Scott (9)
I want to enter the parents control market what do you think ? umen (15)
Best day for launch Sanjay Sethi (9)
Retainer Bring back anon (10)
Vulnerability Disclosure Cocowalla (7)
Partnership of E.U. based mISV with U.S. reseller Bacos (3)
Teaching the non-technical something about technology. Michael Bacarella (14)
What happened to this forum? Mister Ed (21)
Book analyzing Nokia Scott (14)
Anyone tried using 'web design feedback' services ? Atle Iversen (iKnow) (6)
How can you back up 1,000 Terabytes? Scorpio (10)
The Founder Conference with Aaron Patzer, Drew Houston and more Alain Raynaud (0)
staying focesed at your day job... Bryce Martin (25)
How to market to Hosting Prividers? Krishnan (4)
Feedback on new service Benjamin Curtis (6)
Licensing: allow or prohibit transfers? B2B (6)
What tactics works best for getting business customers/resellers Thomas Te (1)
Dev Management Software TFish (5)
Any kissinsights alternatives? Edwin (2)
Software Industry Conference compressed into 1.5 minutes Dave Collins (0)
Is there anything like a guaranteed SEO Revenew (8)
Growth rates of top companies Revenew (2)
Install4j Alternatives? Jason Nichols (4)
Getting to Version 1.0 Glade (6)
Physical/Electronic Document Collection/Verification Service JeffCo (0)
Feedback on project idea Rico (14)
Purchase Incentives for Addins TrippinOnIT (3)
A Q&A site on Copywriting & applications Pietro Polsinelli (6)
Is 'Chromoting' a serious threat to Windows? Mark McLaren (10)
2.5 million downloads a month! Ralph R (6)
Need your comments thanks. john tseng (4)
How to get rich writing and selling software Scott (48)
Keyword research tool elstensoftware (5)
Telling prospective customers about existing customers Cocowalla (22)
Conferences and events for ISVs: which has the networking value? Profit and Loss (11)
Please review my new website Nick Coombs (9)
How send notifications re: bug fixes to opt-out users? BI Baracus (8)
How do we find great .Net/Web Services programmers? MarkR (9)
ReportingMate for FogBugz (Custom reports on FogBugz data) Stefanos Tses (6)
Exit clause in Revenue Sharing contract Michael J (6)
microISV Etymology 101 Tarek Demiati (12)
Micropayment services? Jim Lawless (1)
Dedicated Product Site VS Company Site Jim Duffy (6)
Remote Desktop software? Joe Gilkey (12)
When should I start a business? Chris Heggem (12)
Anyone else at the Software Industry Conference? Patrick McKenzie (Bingo Card Creator) (4)
visualwebsiteoptimizer.com OK to trust with your AB stats data? Bring Back Anon II (2)
Will TweetSense give AdSense a run for it's money ? Tarek Demiati (6)
How to get customers in the US from southamerica Martin Kenneth Lopez (11)
Bad experience with Plimus Johnny Zetterstrom (17)
Processing purchase order Dima (15)
What is the best way to track the number of downloads? Mr Soft (10)
Tips for registering expired domains Adrian O'Connor (3)
Domain Registration Question Scorpio (10)
Idea: Project Contingency Service Scorpio (10)
mailing system better than MailChimp out there? Bring Back Anon II (4)
MySQL / PostreSQL / SQL Server / what else... licensing VD (10)
Would you have taken the easy money instead? No more free reports, please (22)
How's the apple software market like? ssteo (28)
VistaDB going out of business :( what alternatives do I have? Bring Back Anon II (16)
New product feedback ssteo (10)
Article about Marketing Products on Youtube. Feedback Please! Andrew Gibson (18)
Not sure what direction to take my career Mister Ed (3)
Mr. Jobs doesn’t like Flash and is hurting my business Ted Ko (10)
Idea: v1.0 Product Coding Service taylor (23)
Anyone selling on Amazon, eBay, ... Spiro (7)
The iPhone 4 in perspective Andy Brice (27)
Recurring Billing vs. Single Payment Chris Heggem (6)
ASP, OISV, AISIP... What is your recommendation? Spiro (13)
WordPress for Static Sites? Alan Colburn (20)
Company or Product name for domain? Which one for sells and SEO? Spiro (6)
Blog Marketing vs. Article Marketing Spiro (6)
Your Opinion on Headway WordPress Theme Rico (3)
What to look for in a job? john woods2 (11)
Sales numbers from Divvy after exposure on reddit Javier (0)
Using Download.com to boost prominence, exposure and sales Chris Heggem (0)
How to convert to PDF automatically? Mosh (11)
Any Linux/Ubuntu Success story? Abid Omar (15)
From idea to product. What steps do you take in planning? Jov (9)
Promoting a disruptive app Doug (6)
What do I Blog ? Scott J (8)
Why the air force spends $600 on a single hammer Scott (55)
Is this a good idea? Zlac (12)
Best SaaS directories? Bruce Greig (4)
Pencil - Firefox based free UI sketching tool, very cool! Edwin (23)
How integrated is your backoffice? Darren (7)
Please rate this idea: Invoice Distribution/Manager Application umen (5)
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