Many people including myself agree that the cash investment from incubators, angel investors and any other type of investment have its benefits. When you join an incubator and/or get angel investors on board, you could also get great resources in the manner of experienced advice, partnerships, networking, free services, etc… maybe.
However, the fact that you do get cash is probably more harmful than not, in my own humble opinion. Yes, at some point you might need cash to grow IF you start getting successful and you need to invest in resources such as people and hardware to keep up with demand for your product or service. Advice from experienced people and potential customers is what you need when you are in the idea phase or just starting to develop your product, you don’t really need money at this point; you see, money in very early stages can make people lazy and feel as if they have accomplished something… when they haven’t, at least nothing that matters such as getting paying customers or releasing a product.
Google released Chrome Canary for the Mac yesterday and as a user of both Mac and PCs I am very glad they did, it has been expected for a while by all the developers and early adopters who work with Macs. Google made available Canary to Windows last year.
What is it
Google Chrome Canary is the pre-dev build of Chrome, it is intended for developers and users who need and enjoy testing new versions and don’t get bothered by some bugs or unstable features. This is not a stable release, it is basically Google Chrome’s nightly build and it probably includes bugs, new untested code, and some experiments! Chrome Canary offers the same set of precautions as the beta and developer builds. The Canary build is less stable, but it will be used to test even newer features than the other builds, including the developer build which already include features that are only included in the beta build once these test correctly.
We are on day two and the second keynote was a success. Before the keynote started, there was a DJ in stage playing some cool music while people entered the room, you can see a short video here.
Today’s keynote was all about Windows Phone 7, Silverlight 5 and Kinect, which by the way, every attendee received a new Kinect from Microsoft, sweet!
Joe Belfiore Corporate vice president, Windows Phone
Joe started by inviting this 24-year-old to stage who created a fan video for Microsoft’s Windows phone 7, it is a great video and you can check it out here. Joe mentioned that if enough people tweet about this video that Microsoft will consider making this video into a TV ad, so go ahead and start tweeting.
The MIX11 conference is all about Microsoft’s latest web technologies, it is the perfect conference for web designers and web developers. Below is a summary from today’s keynote.
This keynote focused on ASP.NET MVC 3, IE9, IE10 and HTML 5. Tomorrow’s keynote will focus on Silverlight and Windows Phone 7.