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Chris Cardell

Redesigned for interviews

DoesWhat launched three and a half years ago and has moved its focus quite a few times. 7 months ago we moved focus once again. The future of DoesWhat is in interviewing founders and CEOs. To reflect that DoesWhat has gone through it’s most significant redesign to date. We hope you like the new design, […]

BT Viewpoint overview

Over the past few months I’ve been interviewing startups and the people behind interesting projects online. As the Internet is enabling global employment, the service discussed in this article is becoming increasing relevant. Envato …

Interviewing tech founders and CEOs

DoesWhat is currently transitioning away from tech news and instead, contacting and interviewing tech, startup and small business founders and directors directly. The amount of time invested by these entrepreneurs and driven professionals can be nothing short of incredible, these interviews are designed to be a outlet for their story. Each interview comes with a few standard questions asked by everyone, but as each varies, the questions are designed to get the most out of the interview.

These interviews aren’t constrained to one area, if it’s interesting, the founder or CEO deserves an interview. It can be a startup, upstart, project, business or hobby, it really doesn’t matter. Most interviews will be with the founder/co-founder, they’re the ones who invested their time and expertise in the project from the start. Not only are the interviews an attempt to find out what they got right, but also what they got wrong and to find out about their ideas for the future.

The founders I have contacted so far have been extremely responsive and excited about sharing their story. The first interview is with Fatpaint co-founder Mario Gomes Cavalcanti (pictured right),

“It has been really hard work developing Fatpaint. I will probably never do something this complex again in my life time, and I really don’t want to. Life is just too short for spending 6 years sitting in a small 2 bedrooms apartment living like a student and doing little else besides sitting in front of a computer and coding, I‘m 38 years old, and started programming at 12, so its been a long journey. But I still think I have a few smaller projects in me.”

Continue to Mario’s interview or view all interviews.

Quick look: Early 2011 MacBook Pro

I reviewed the mid-2009 MacBook Pro nearly 2 years ago. Yesterday Apple released a press release, updating the entire MacBook Pro lineup. I’d heard news of an update earlier this week and …

Green Hornet

Sony Pictures is currently running a campaign promoting, the Green Hornet. Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father’s large company, teams up with his late dad’s assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team. The campaign is running through the UK and Italy. Please watch the video below and […]

SonicMaster Music Box

It’s a bit like a more personal JibJab, on JibJab, you simply put faces onto a song video. However SonicMaster is a lot more personal as you can actually record a message. I would use this for someone close to you rather than an acquaintance. The process is really simple and easy to use and you end up with a nice virtual card/gift. SonicMaster Music Box is a Asus creation and well worth a go!

Back in 2011

DoesWhat made just 3 posts (4 including this one) in 2010. This is actually DoesWhat’s 100th post and it’s been around since May 2008, so you can see how things have gone a bit downhill recently. DoesWhat will be back in 2011 focusing more on product and service reviews, but still keeping you up to […]

Facebook Holiday Matchmaker

It feels like just about everyone has Facebook, a lot of your information goes into Facebook (if you have Facebook of course). Halifax’s new Facebook application attempts to accumulate that data to find out where in the world you should visit. The Halifax Holiday Matchmaker looks through your profile and suggests a location based on […]

Rollercoaster Extreme

After previous success with Spinning Streak and Waterslide Extreme, Barclaycard have released a brand new game for the iPhone called Rollercoaster Extreme. Waterslide Extreme was downloaded over 12 million times and they are hoping for another hit with their Rollercoaster edition, Barclaycard are using it as a viral to promote their contact-less payment system. The […]

Spinning Streak Review

iPhone viral marketing from Barclays… Spinning Streak. Barclays have recently released a number of television adverts, voiced by one of my favourite comedians Steve Merchant (co-creator of the original “The Office”). To compound this, they have created a game for the iPhone, in which, similarly to the advert, plates are being spinned, representing what it’s […]