Launching Your Own Software – Read This First

Andy Brice from Successful Software blog just released an excellent article where he is featuring 13 examples of software launches gone sour.

The article cover thirteen different software products and their launches that didn’t turn out like the software creators expected.

There are many lessons to be learned and if you are serious about your Software Marketing I suggest you read through the whole article.

Some of the bigger takeaways are that the software authors failed to research the market enough before venturing out and creating their software and the failed to market it when the product was released.

Read about failed software launches and lessons learned here.

New Snagit Stamps Collection

SoftwareCasa recently released a new series of Stamps that can be used directly in Snagit.

SuperStamps brings a huge collection of professional looking, beautiful and highly customizable images/icons. They come in many different colors with a glassy modern outlook. SuperStamps is easy to install and use directly from the Snagit Editor.

SuperStamps include 654 high quality .png images. The collection of images and icons cover wide areas suitable for Technical Reports, Presentations, Websites, Blogs, Web 2.0, Software Applications, Tutorials, Videos and many other areas.

The images ranges from 256×256 up to 470×470 pixels .png format. The .png format also makes SuperStamps highly scalable. You can decrease or increase the size without losing any quality.

Included with SuperStamps comes a 22 page PDF manual with an overview of all included SuperStamps for easy reference for your projects.

Read more about Snagit Stamps SuperStamps here.

Considering Quitting Facebook Over Privacy Concerns?

Facebook and Privacy?
Considering Quitting Facebook?

A survey by security services provider Sophos has found that 60 percent of respondents are considering quitting Facebook over privacy concerns.

Sophos findings suggest that almost two thirds of Facebook users are considering leaving, with 16% of those polled claiming to have already stopped using Facebook as a result of inadequate control over their data.

These results come amidst growing criticism that Facebook is facing over changes to the way that the social network can share user data across its site and with other websites. Concerns have centred on the complexity and ‘opt-out’ approach to sharing member information with wider networks. Media reports suggest that Facebook is planning to announce changes to its privacy settings within the next few days, but it is unclear as to whether any changes will be substantial enough to address user concerns.

Source: Sophos

Microsoft to end support for Windows 2000, XP SP2 July 13 (InfoWorld)

InfoWorld – Microsoft offers support for its products for five years and extended support for another five years. That time will soon be up for Windows 2000 (desktop and server) and Windows XP SP2: July 13 is the last day that extended support will be available.

Source: Yahoo! News: Software News