• Native Ad Company Sharethrough Raises $10M From British Sky Broadcasting And Others

    Native Ad Company Sharethrough Raises $10M From British Sky Broadcasting And Others

    Earlier this month, Sharethrough announced its European expansion, and it jumpstarted those efforts by acquiring London-based competitor VAN. Now it looks like the company will also be getting help from one of the region’s big media companies — British Sky Broadcasting. Specifically, Sharethrough is announcing a $5 million strategic investment from BSkyB. With the participation… Read More

  • Hem, Fab’s Pivot Into Home Furnishings, Goes Live In 40 Markets

    Hem, Fab’s Pivot Into Home Furnishings, Goes Live In 40 Markets

    Three months after Fab.com, the New York-based design/fashion marketplace, acquired Helsinki’s One Nordic and announced its intention to pivot its European business to focus solely on original home furnishings, the company is putting its eggs into a new basket — or basket chair, as the case may be. Today it is launching Hem, selling Scandinavian-style tables, shelves and… Read More

  • PotatoStock Actually Happened

    PotatoStock Actually Happened

    It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Zack “Danger” Brown, he of the potato salad Kickstarter, held the first annual PotatoStock in Columbus, Ohio where he and thousands of potato lovers enjoyed beer, music, companionship, and salad. I met Zack a few weeks ago, just before PotatoStock, and he told me of an amazing festival of love, happiness, and mayonnaise. Brown is… Read More

  • Microsoft Will Start To Explain The Future Of Windows Tomorrow Morning

    Microsoft Will Start To Explain The Future Of Windows Tomorrow Morning

    Gird thyself, a new Windows approaches. Tomorrow morning in San Francisco, Microsoft will show off some part of its next operating system in a long-awaited event whose existence leaked before it was formally announced. The market is expectant, and the technology and business media will have its eyes trained on what Redmond has on offer. In the past few days, odd rumors have cropped up: Will… Read More

  • Jeremy Allaire Opens His Long-Awaited Bitcoin Product Circle Up To The Public

    Jeremy Allaire Opens His Long-Awaited Bitcoin Product Circle Up To The Public

    When you have one of the most experienced CEOs in the industry, who led Macromedia and oversaw the development of Adobe Flash in the 2000s and then changed online video again by taking Brightcove public, people pay attention. So when Jeremy Allaire said he was entering the Bitcoin space, top-tier venture firms took notice. Jim Breyer, who was one of Facebook’s very first… Read More

  • No, People Are Not Leaving Facebook In Droves For Ello

    No, People Are Not Leaving Facebook In Droves For Ello

    Ello is not the second-coming of Facebook and Facebook users are not leaving the social network giant in droves. How do I know this? Those with a shiny new Ello profile are posting about it on Facebook. Despite the promise of an ad free network and the chance to name yourself whatever you want, people don’t up and leave a network that works for them without some big incentive. Read More

  • HP Plunges Downmarket With A $99 Windows Tablet, $199 Windows Notebook

    HP Plunges Downmarket With A $99 Windows Tablet, $199 Windows Notebook

    The race to the bottom is back. Reminiscent of the netbook war of yesteryear, HP just followed Toshiba’s lead with a $99 tablet along with introducing a $199 Windows notebook. Expect to see these colorful devices at a department superstore near you. HP hasn’t revealed the specs powering these Windows 8 machines. That’s by design and as we’ve said for years, the spec is… Read More

  • iCloud Is Down For Some

    iCloud Is Down For Some

    It seems Apple’s iCloud woes are not over. The service is down for some users including myself. It’s unreachable from iCloud.com and files and emails are failing to sync. Apple’s System Status page reports iCloud and the rest of Apple’s online service as operating normally when iCloud is very clearly not accessible for some. This comes weeks after hackers accessed… Read More