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Shareware Industry Strikes Back - SharewareBlogs.com
I have just launched a new web site: http://sharewareblogs.com The web site attempts to be the single source of news from the shareware world, and to bring more attention to shareware. For so long, the tech news has been dominated by slashdot and the likes, who don't like shareware all too much. Because of this shareware never got the attention it deserves. All of this will change right now. Hope to see all of you posting there. Right now members are approved automatically, so you can just sign up ......

Posted On Sunday, November 14, 2004 6:29 PM

ESWC impressions
The 4th edition of ESWC (European Shareware Conference)has just finished. It was the third edition I attended, having missed only the very first one. After 3 years in Cologne, the location has changed this year. The new location, Strasbourg, was an excellent choice. For me it is also still within the distange range that I can drive to, which allows me to take lots of stuff and presents for friends. This is a tradition I started already last year, and I hope that by next year some others will follow ......

Posted On Monday, November 8, 2004 7:09 PM

ESWC 2004 - Strasbourg, France
Guest entry by Marck Pearlstone Here is a short overview of the sessions held on the ESWC in Strasbourg this weekend. Saturday, November 7, 2004 Welcome by ... Didn't happen - the Mayor was busy with a council vote and couldn't get away Bits and Pixels - Increase your shareware revenues by focusing on what's important Mark-Jan Harte provided some clear insights into how to manage a product life-cycle in 3 major stages - Development, Growth and Maturity A Global Solution for a Global Economy Brant ......

Posted On Sunday, November 7, 2004 5:16 PM

Microsoft embraces shareware marketing model
Last weekend, Microsoft surprised many people in the shareware world by putting the following text on their very home page in huge letters:TRY BEFORE YOU BUYThis is the very same mantra that shareware authors have been using for a long time. This text was then linked to a section of the web site where trial versions of Microsoft products can be downloaded. By today the ad was already replaced by a different ad, but still, the precedent is there:Microsoft is taking shareware marketing for their own ......

Posted On Monday, November 1, 2004 2:25 PM

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