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Author Topic: The creators of no-longer-with-us products explain what went wrong  (Read 2706 times)
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« on: December 05, 2010, 06:05:44 AM »







from 37signals.com

7 very interesting (and honest) insights from creators that pulled the plug, including:
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  • Verifiable (shut down August 1, 2010)
  • Wesabe (shut down June 30, 2010)
  • Storytlr (shut down February 24, 2009)
  • TwitApps (shut down September 13, 2009)
  • Vox (shut down September 20, 2010)
  • Swivel (shut down summer of 2010)
  • EventVue (shut down February 5, 2010)

The comments are interesting too, including this one:
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David Andersen 05 Dec 10
@ Jim Jones – hoping a number of random volunteers will do quality work that you’d normally have to pay for and then use that output to make some sort of profit is ridiculous. That and ‘crowdsourcing’ is just a hyperbolic, ******** term that pseudo-hipsters like to use.
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2010, 09:21:59 AM »

nice find  Thmbsup
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010, 07:34:33 PM »

Thanks for finding that!

Really interesting article. Especially the Wesabe and EventVue segments which serve as yet more evidence to debunk the "knowing better than your customer what they really want" and "better mousetrap" entrepreneurial myths.

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