Google just added a new service to Google Cloud Storage that will allow developers to send their hard drives to Google to import very large data sets that would otherwise be too expensive and time-consuming to import. For a flat fee of $80 per hard drive, Google will take the drive and upload the data into a Cloud Storage bucket. This, Google says, can be "faster or less expensive than transferrin
GetGlue Hires Digital Media Veteran Evan Krauss As President To Boost Monetization Of Its Second-Screen Apps
Second screen startup GetGlue just keeps on trucking. Originally launched as an app for checking in to your favorite TV shows and collecting stickers, the company has been steadily expanding its business to include content discovery for shows on the iPad or on your TV. Now itâ€™s hired longtime digital media exec Evan Krauss as President to help with that.
YC-Backed Filepicker.io Rebrands As Ink, Raises $1.8M From Andreessen Horowitz, Highland Capital & Others
Filepicker.io, the Y Combinator-backed "filesystem as a service," is today rebranding itself as "Ink File Picker," a name which, explains CEOÂ Brett van Zuiden, stands for something much larger than the former, more product-focused title. In addition, the company is announcing a $1.8 million seed round of funding, led byÂ AndreessenÂ Horowitz and Highland Capital Partners.
Torch Browser Passes 10 Million Monthly Active Users, Adds Download Accelerator, Updates Torch Music Service
The world of alternative browsers is littered with also-rans like Rockmelt, but there are also companies that have managed to make a name for themselves in the shadow of Microsoft, Mozilla and Google. One example of this is Maxthon, but another browser that's quietly gaining a following is Torch, which the company tells us just passed 10 million monthly active users on Mac and Windows after about
Rounds, the video chat app and Israeli startup backed by $5.5 million in funding from Verizon Investments, Rhodium and DFJâ€™s Tim Draper among others, has been slowly expanding across platforms. Originally built as a Facebook-centric experience, Rounds expanded to the desktop last summer, launched Mac and Windows apps to allow its users to send and receive video calls without using their browser
As startups compete for the best talent, Homejoy is announcing a way for companies to offer employees an additional perk â€” a clean home. Home cleanings may not be a standard perk yet, but they're not an entirely new idea, either. Last fall, The New York Times wrote that in Silicon Valley, "the employee perk is moving from the office to the home," with both Evernote and the Stanford School of Me
The mobile wave has been cresting for several years now, so when a decade-old web company is only now debuting its first ever native mobile app, it's a little late to the game. The folks at TheLadders, which is launching its first iOS app this morning, understand that -- but they are angling to make their "mobile last" strategy work in their favor in the long run. It is indeed a beautiful app, an
Hardware is so hot right now. So hot, in fact, that another European hardware startup is formulating an attack on the smartphone hardware space -- joining the likes of Finland's Jolla and Spain's Geeksphone to have a go at handset making. The newest comer stepping in with a plan to shake up the "status quo" is called Kazam: a startup co-founded by a pair of former U.K. HTC execs.
Waze's big exit to Google proved one thing: if companies can harness the power of the crowd to deliver real-time, granular data, big tech corporations will be watching them closely as potential acquisition targets. There's another category ripe for the picking, even if the problem being solved isn't as apparent or immediately useful as traffic and navigation data: weather. A few apps are trying to
At the end of last year, Google introduced a new design for some local search results on tablets that put a carousel with the top results at the top of the page. Today, it's bringing this design to the desktop, too. This new feature can be triggered by searches for restaurants, bars and other local places, Google says, and it's currently rolling out in English in the U.S. and should roll out for o
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