October 2, 2008
So we just moved into our new office this week. lots of offices, lots of common space and lots of designated scrum space. Huge paint on white boards. Fun people. What more could you ask for? I have a much longer and comprehensive post coming on office space, but for now check out some of the photos here.
August 9, 2008
Last week we closed our first round of VC financing for MyFrontSteps
and I have been too busy to blog! The release
hit the press Thursday and we were very fortunate to have it picked up by many publishers.
Our local news paper the Star Phoenix also ran a story on VendAsta
. I have also done interviews for CBC radio and the Dow Jones Venture Wire. No links for those yet.
Thanks very much to the many people that helped along the way, you know who you are.
June 5, 2008
Some interesting news from the news people at Inman. Jessica is moving on and Joel and Glenn are moving up. All of us at VendAsta are going to miss Jessica.We have gotten to know and appreciate her over the years. Jessica we wish you well in your new adventure. I hope we still have the pleasure of crossing paths.
Congrats to Joel and Glenn. Joel certainly has a a keen insight into the future of real estate marketing. He is especially apt at identifying and dissecting the latest and greatest. Joel you will make a great VP Content.
I have had the pleasure of being interviewed and meeting Glenn over the course of the years. He is a super nice guy with a mild demeanor, but don’t let that fool you. Glenn does his homework and has a way of capturing the essence of the story and getting all the facts. Glenn you will make a great managing editor.
March 11, 2008
We are heavy users of Google Docs and other free services. but the fact is we don’t use them because they are free – we use them because they are the best choice for us. I have always believed that “Free”, in the right context, makes sense. Chris Anderson, author of the Long Tail and editor of Wired thinks so too. Check out his latest cover story on Wired.” Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business
You may not agree with all his statements but ultimately the ideas he espouses are dead on. There are some particularly insightful statements such as “Technology is giving companies greater flexibility in how broadly they can define their markets, allowing them more freedom to give away products or services to one set of customers while selling to another set.”
Any provider of an online service should take note. I know we