Here's a piece on how to bootstrap a start-up. Written entirely from the entrepreneur's perspective. Very nice. The article amplifies on thoughts made in a separate presentation made by the author. Worth going through the presentation and then reading the article.
Short answer: no. Facebook, Apple, Google and all the rest can eat their hearts out. The medical device industry really shows us how to capture and exploit important data from vulnerable users. Quote: "Because device makers see their primary market as physicians rather than patients, they are less motivated to make this information available to the people who actually live with the devices in their bodies."
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