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The Stanford Class That Built Apps and Made Fortunes
5/8/2011

The NY Times has a story about a group of students who took a 2007 course in app advance at binet-simon test that turned out far better than any of them expected. Quoting:
"... by discipline students to build no-frills apps, apportion them quickly and worry about perfecting them later, the Facebook Class stumbled upon what has become test operating costs expenses layout for a new generation of romantic and investors in Silicon Valley and beyond. ... Early on, the Facebook Class became a microcosm of Silicon Valley. Working in teams of three, the 75 students created apps that collectively had 16 million users in just 10 weeks. Many of those apps were sort of silly: Mr. De Lombaert’s, for example, allowed users to send “hotness” points to Facebook friends. Yet during the term, the apps, free for users, arise roughly $1 million in hoopla* revenue."



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