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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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5 responses to “Successful Funding Round and Monetisation to Boot!”

  1. Sam Johnston

    You guys are doing a great job – more than happy to support you. That said, I tried to sign up and got this error:

    Failure

    An error occured during the signup process. Please try again later.

    One thing though, presumably are making some revenue from these signups (which is fine – I know well how much time goes into writing) in which case you should specify whether you are (or indeed, if you are not).

    Cheers,

    Sam

  2. Sam Johnston

    Oops… no Mac version yet:

    “Syncplicity does not currently have a client for Macs. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

  3. Zoli Erdos

    Sam,

    We’re not generating any revenue through the Syncplicity sign-ups.
    It is common practice for startups, conferences…etc to provide promotional sign-up codes through blogs, and the only indirect benefit for the blogs is possibly increased readership, or perhaps just being able to offer a gesture to their readers.
    The onus is on the other side, if they do get compensation, of course they should disclose it.

  4. Leonard Chung

    Sam,

    Oops — looks like we have an incorrect message on the Mac beta waitlist signup. We’ll get that fixed. The Mac client is in private beta right now so people are waitlisting for it and we’re releasing it in batches.

    In the meantime, if you are interested, send me an e-mail at leonard at syncplicity.com and I’ll have you added to the Mac beta immediately since you helped us find a bug. :-)

    Thanks,

    Leonard

  5. Ben Kepes

    @Sam – now that’s why I like web apps (and blogging). We didn’t tell Syncplicity about the bug – but only a few hours after you noticed and commented about it the issue was resolved, the vendor contacted you and we’re all happy living in the glow of satisfaction that traditional media (and traditional shrink-wrapped software) could never create.