I have been working on an internet media startup for the past year. My experience is in business development and marketing not technology. I wanted to gain some insight from other people who have or are developing a tech start up. A little about my venture the venture will have a content network of about 40 – 50 websites. Content would be hybrid blog / magazines like a techcrunch.com, and foodsense.com just to give some examples. Additional properties will be an ad marketplace website similar to buyads.com and finally an internet tv websites similar to mydamnchannel.com and/or revision3.com and an internet media production company.
Right now I am in a budgeting phase. Since the company is a lot of content development, blogging I want to know what computer systems to buy. We will use a lot of cloud services for hosting and management needs. Apple computers are to expensive for my budget. So I am considering buying staff the new Google Chromebooks. I am more concerned with programmers since I am not one I wanted to know would the Google Chromebooks be powerful enough for programmers to still do their jobs and designers to still produce quality work. I’m really trying to get the best bang for my buck. So I would like to hear what programmers and designers have to say.
Any and all advice from people is welcome!